10-19-2019 04:44 PM
When I bought my computer six months ago, I was under the impression I had 12 months free financing as I had with previous purchases in the past. I even asked the sales attendant about it and was told yes. So imagine my surprise when I opened this month's statement and recieved a $37.99 charge for approximately a $50 balance.
When I called their billing number, they said it didn't matter the balance, it accrued from date of the purchase. I said I didn't know it was only for six months instead of 12 as all my previous purchases had been for 12. She had no response so I requested my account be closed. She then told me I wouldn't be able to open another Best Buy account (as if that were a significant consequence). I told her that's fine and the account was closed.
Just so you know, the threat of being unable to open another Best Buy account is more of a detriment to you than me. I have a 800+ credit score and can buy anywhere. Zero interest financing was a big reason in why I chose to purchase from Best Buy but without it, if I'm going to pay cash, I can purchase anywhere. And with this last transaction and how it was handled, the odds are it won't be from Best Buy.
10-19-2019 08:41 PM
10-21-2019 01:40 PM
Welcome to the Best Buy Community forums. Having deferred interest show up on your card statement is never a good experience.
As jdogg836 noted, the time frame for your promotional financing will be listed on your receipt, as well as on your card statement each month. Do you still have a copy of that original receipt? If not, I'll be happy to see if I can send one over to you.
If you can send me a private message with your name, email address, and phone number, I can do that. I can also document the poor experience you had with the time frame of your promotional financing being unclear at your time of purchase.