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BB will not match advertised price - circle of denials and cancellations

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Best Buy Customer Service

cc: Management

The purpose of this letter is to emphatically state my displeasure with the customer support provided to Best Buy customers, and to seek a price match of what is again the advertised price that I was told was a price mistake.

We saw a Labor Day Weekend Sale at Best Buy for the Google Pixel 6 Pro phone.  We decided to go to the Clearwater Florida Best Buy store to buy 3 phones.  On September 3rd 2022 we bought three of the Best Buy/TMobile Google Pixel 6 Pro phones as Upgrades in the Clearwater store.  The sale clearly showed the price for the phones was $399.  The sale was posted for 2-3 days.

This was Saturday 9/3/22, our salesperson was Eli. Eli was helpful and rang up the three phones.  He had to call corporate for codes to get the sale price, and the sale went through at the sale price.  We paid the Taxes on the full price with the agreement that we would pay 16.63 per month per phone.  Later that evening all three phone orders were cancelled with no explanation!  Just a cancellation email.

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We went back to the Store the next day, Eli was not there at that time so we asked for the manager.  We were helped by the mobile phone manager Daniel.  He tried checking the issue with Best Buy corporate and TMoblie while we waited.  After that he suggested we re-purchase all three phones - at the still advertised $399 price.  He refunded the first purchase and re-ordered all three phones, we again paid the taxes and signed the same agreement to pay 16.63 per month for 24 months.

Two hours later all three orders were cancelled again with no explanation. 

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After receiving the second set of cancellations we went back to the Clearwater Store again.  All they could tell us is that the sale failed at activation.  We again got refund.  Daniel suggested we buy online and ship to his store.  He would then be able to activate.  Problem is by the time we went home and got online to order, price changed, even though Daniel looked it up in the store and said it sale was available until 9/5.

I called TMoblile, they had no record of this on their side, said it was for sure a Best Buy Issue.

I then called Best Buy customer service, after holding once for 20 minutes, I spoke to someone that transferred me just to hold for another 30 minutes. That person transferred me to orders to price match my cancelled orders.  They said they didn’t have that option available.  I asked for supervisor.  After quite a long conversation she claimed it was a pricing mistake and they would not honor that price.  Although I bought they 2x already and they were cancelled.  This was over 2 hours on the phone on a holiday weekend.

On September 5th, 2022 we purchased all three phones from Best Buy online for $649.  We received the phones and they are in use. 

Order numbers:

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On Wednesday September 28th,2022 I saw that Best Buy was running the same promotional sale price that we were denied mulivplw times just over two weeks prior.  This was very disappointing and I decided to check on price match. 

I tried again for a price match.  First through chat, was working with Daniel V. on 9/28/2022, he wouldn’t help.  I tried chat again on 9/29/2022 with Kevin L., this was disconnected and I could not get back to him.  So called customer care for price match again today 9/29/2022.  This was just about another hour on the phone.  Rodrigo was helpful and said he put in for the price match and it would process within 30 days. 

As you can see above, instead of telling me on the phone, Best Buy essentially cancelled my price match on a technicality without any compensation for the frustration and trouble the company has caused us.

I would like to receive the fair and just compensation of a simple price match of an item that was sold to me two times at that price but cancelled.

The money your company has spent reprocessing the order, answering chats and phone calls, and reading this letter wouldn’t have to be spent if your system allowed for someone to fix things.  They just give customers the run around and cancel with emails which is terrible customer service.

All of the above story is confirmable in your system, both orders and chats.  I hope you record phone calls as well.  You should research this as an exercise in how not to do customer service.

Thank you,

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Re: BB will not match advertised price - circle of denials and cancellations

Hey there, Joe!

 

Thank you so much for reaching out and joining us here on our community forum Although, I do wish it were under better circumstances. We have removed the private information from public view per our forum guidelines. However, this is far from the feedback we like to hear. Considering all the new devices coming out, I can understand wanting to get yours at the advertised price. As we strive to provide a world-class experience for each of our customers, I am concerned this may not be the case here.

 

I would love to take the chance to investigate and properly document this here at our Corporate Campus. In order for me to do so, kindly supply the below details on the order:

 

Name of original purchaser
Who is currently reaching out

 

I am looking forward to being able to assist.

 

Kayden
Social Media Specialist
Best Buy Corporate
 

Kayden|Social Media Specialist | Best Buy® Corporate
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Re: BB will not match advertised price - circle of denials and cancellations

Details sent in PM

 

thank you

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Re: BB will not match advertised price - circle of denials and cancellations

Hey there!

 

I have replied to your private message.

 

Thanks,
 

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Re: BB will not match advertised price - circle of denials and cancellations

I've had some similar issues. It seems Best Buy may have forgotten the legal troubles it got into previously related to not honoring price matches. Guess you can always shop elsewhere after you sort this out.