03-17-2019 09:27 PM
I purchased a product (Far Cry: New Dawn for the PS4) on February 18, 2019. Today, March 17, 2019, I noticed the price went to 50% off. I decided to call 1-888-BEST-BUY to get the price match.
Here are some important facts. On February 18, 2019, I was an Elite member. On March 4, 2019, my Elite membership expired and I was reverted back to a regular membership.
The people on the phone said that they could not price match my product because their system showed me as a regular member. I explained to them multiple times that I was an Elite member at the time of purchase and that I should be allowed a 30 day return/price match. I said that anything purchased on or before March 4, 2019, should also receive that same benefit and anything after, I should receive the regular membership benefits.
They continued to say that the system did not show I have Elite anymore and could not help me. I even talked to Supervisor Mike M, and he said they same thing. As a prior multi-year employee of Best Buy, I couldn't believe this to be an actual policy to deny someone of rights they should still be entitled to.
03-18-2019 10:56 AM
Welcome to our community. Like you, I want to get the best deal possible on any purchase I make. If I notice the price of an item lowers just after I've bought it, I'd surely seek a way to be reimbursed for any difference. As a former Elite member in the My Best Buy™ program, I can see where you’d draw the line for having a 30-day period to request a price match.
As you may know, the time frame in which a customer can request a price match mirrors their return and exchange period. My Best Buy™ Elite members would typically have 30 days to make a request, while Elite Plus members would have 45 days. When you were moved to our Core tier, your return period and price match window was adjusted to 15 days. Because your return and exchange period is based on the status of your My Best Buy™ membership at the time or request and not the time of purchase, our agents were correct that you would no longer qualify for a price match at this time.
I realize this likely isn’t the answer you were wanting, but I hope it clarifies your experience. I'm including a few links below for your reference as well if you have any further questions or concerns.
Please know I'm grateful you wrote to us.