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Successful BB price match stories for TRU deal


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#1 The Triarii

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 12:05 AM

Thought it would be nice if we kept all the successful (and not) Best Buy price match stories in one place. As you all know BB will sometimes PM and sometimes not.

My experience: I went in today with a copy of the TRU ad and my phone pulled up to the TRU website with the 1600 xbl pt cards highlighted as being a part of the deal. I was very polite and the price matched the 1600 pt cards no problem. These were not the plastic wrapped ones (which are the only ones accepted in the deal at TRU).

What else do ya'll have?

Edit: The Best Buy I went to was in Glendora, CA.

Edited by The Triarii, 12 October 2009 - 01:47 AM.
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#2 Jon Bon

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 12:07 AM

As you all know BB will sometimes PM and sometimes not.


I'm not sure what the purpose of this thread is?

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#3 kilm

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 12:12 AM

I'm not sure what the purpose of this thread is?


Looks like a YMMV thread in case Best Buy has some stuff that TRU might not have or you live closer to a Best Buy than TRU or whatever and Best Buy MIGHT price match...

#4 Momouchi

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 12:13 AM

This belongs in the deal discussion section.

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#5 The Triarii

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 12:13 AM

Just wanted to get an idea of the success rate people are having with Best Buy price matches. If the success stories are few and far between then we know it's probably not worth dealing with. Otherwise...

#6 polishpride212

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 12:28 AM

Belongs in bragging rights.

#7 Josef

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 01:16 AM

You seen to be the only one thats really bothered by this. You know you could always just ignore this thread.


I'm bothered by it too. It's definitely deal discussion.

#8 barbarbar

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 01:19 AM

You should post this in the deal discussions/bragging section.

#9 kiunch

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 01:37 AM

Thought it would be nice if we kept all the successful (and not) Best Buy price match stories in one place. As you all know BB will sometimes PM and sometimes not.

My experience: I went in today with a copy of the TRU ad and my phone pulled up to the TRU website with the 1600 xbl pt cards highlighted as being a part of the deal. I was very polite and the price matched the 1600 pt cards no problem. These were not the plastic wrapped ones (which are the only ones accepted in the deal at TRU).

What else do ya'll have?


It will be very helpful if you can point out which store and the location.

Anyone have luck trying in South Cal?

#10 shrike4242

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 02:19 AM

This isn't a specific deal, it's discussion of the TRU B2G1 deal.

Therefore, it belongs in deal discussions.

To all the nice people that did nothing more than try to pad their post count and not report the thread to the moderators, shame on you all.

This thread needed to be moved to the Deal Discussions forum, and either PMing a mod or reporting the first post of the thread would have been a much more useful bit that the posts that were all deleted in here.

#11 donkeydrop

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 03:28 AM

How can BB pricematching of the ToysRUS deal not also be a specific deal? A YMMV deal, sure, but all the more reason for a separate thread. No way anyone will find which stores it is working at in a 70 page thread.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 03:35 AM

How can BB pricematching of the ToysRUS deal not also be a specific deal? A YMMV deal, sure, but all the more reason for a separate thread. No way anyone will find which stores it is working at in a 70 page thread.


Exactly, but I guess it's more efficient to look in two forums rather than one?

This thread is no different from any other YMMV thread.

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#13 unopepito06

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 04:12 AM

Spokane Valley, WA PMed B2G1 accesories for me. I brought in an actual copy of the ad, and the girl said it was no problem. She even did a return/rebuy for 2 accessories I bought last week.

#14 hiccupleftovers

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 06:08 AM

I haven't PMed the TRU deal yet, but the way I plan on doing it is to first stop by TRU, try and grab an ad of their's, and then head over to BB with an extra precaution of having them look up the deal on their website if needed.

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#15 Josef

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 06:44 AM

How can BB pricematching of the ToysRUS deal not also be a specific deal? A YMMV deal, sure, but all the more reason for a separate thread. No way anyone will find which stores it is working at in a 70 page thread.


Not only is it a matter of which stores will do it, but which employee at which store will. CSR Bob might do the price match while CSR Amy might deny it. A manager who may have been doing it might decide their store has lost enough money and stop. There are simply too many variables to keep track of.

#16 shrike4242

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 02:52 PM

How can BB pricematching of the ToysRUS deal not also be a specific deal? A YMMV deal, sure, but all the more reason for a separate thread. No way anyone will find which stores it is working at in a 70 page thread.

The TRU B2G1 sale is a specific sale that is going on at all TRU's right now.

BB has specific provisions against matching a "free with purchase" deal, as discussed in this post made in the TRU thread:

Here's a link to the BB PM policy:

http://www.bestbuy.c...460&id=cat12098

However, BB can deny you a PM on the TRU deal, because they spell it out that they won't match a "free item" sale promotion:

Posted ImageBest Buy Retail Store Price Match Guarantee

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If you find a lower advertised price on the same available brand and model prior to your purchase or during the exchange and return period, we will match that price. Simply bring in the ad of the local retail competitor or Best Buy, while the lower price is in effect and receive your price match.
The guarantee does not apply to our competitors' website pricing and the guarantee does not apply to our or our competitors':

  • Offers that include financing, bundling of items, free items, pricing errors and mail-in offers
  • Items that are limited-quantity, out of stock, open-box, clearance, Outlet Center, refurbished/used items and items for sale Thanksgiving day through the Saturday after Thanksgiving

The bolded section says that they won't match free item promotions, so any time you get a store to match a B2G1 sale or a "buy X and get Y free" sale, they're doing so at their discretion.

Don't expect them to do it, since the policy says they don't have to. If you get them to do it, consider yourself lucky.

The above post is for this section, as listed above:

How do you handle a price match if the Best Buy price includes a promotional offer such as a free gift card or rebate?

The Best Buy net purchase price is calculated by deducting the value of all instant and mail-in discounts such as rebates, free offers and promotional gift cards. Existing rebates and free offers associated with a product purchased at Best Buy will not apply if a price match is executed.


This is for rebates, instant discounts, bundle savings or free gift cards with purchase. The B2G1 sale doesn't fall into this category, since it's not a rebate or gift card. It's a weak association for this to work if it's used to try and get the B2G1 matched, since they clearly state they won't match "free item" promotions. This is where it falls into the gray area of store manager discretion.


BB price matching the TRU B2G1 sale is completely YMMV, and isn't a specific deal, since not all BB's will do it. So, it doesn't belong in the VGD forum. It's part of the TRU deal, so it either belongs in the TRU thread, or in a separate thread here.

#17 donkeydrop

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 03:55 PM

BB price matching the TRU B2G1 sale is completely YMMV, and isn't a specific deal, since not all BB's will do it. So, it doesn't belong in the VGD forum.


Since the rule you are applying is no YMMV in the deals forum it still seems arbitrary. Heck, there are huge posts like the Target clearance thread that apply only to some stores. 1600 views says the thread was of interest but its buried in a less frequented forum now.

#18 JGON85

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 03:44 AM

How about a BB right across the street from a toys r us? I will try at the Hawthorne,CA BB and report results after work tomorrow....