I'm putting this out there as a rumor till I get some other confirmation but my friend who works over at a Minnesota Best Buy was informed of a promotion they'll be having this Sunday. Apparently if you buy 10 Blu-Rays off a list of eligible Blu-Rays you'll be able to walk away with a free blu-ray player.
Anyone hear anything about this?
You need to buy an HDMI Cable with it. Cable is an ridicules 80.00 to 130.00 dollars.
Possible short list of 20 Blu-Rays
It's a Insignia brand Blu-ray that retails around 199.99
Wow, what a 'deal'
If it's anything like any other Best Buy 'deal', I can only imagine:
A. the shitty list of Blu Rays Best Buy will make you select from to get this 'deal'
B. the lack of selection on any remotely good titles on the list, so the 2 or 3 good movies on the list will be non-existent in store
C. the crap, low budget Blu Ray player they give you free...yep, sure enough, it's an Insignia, their own brand
D. the ridiculous standard Best buy markup on the Blu Rays - $30 or 35 on movies that are selling for $20 or less everywhere else. And I'm sure for this deal, NONE of the Blu Rays on that short list of 20 will be under $29.99. Hell, even if the movies were all $20 not including tax, you're looking at $200 just for the movies. Another $80 to $130 (!!!) for the HDMI cable (thank you insane Best Buy accessory markup). You'll be spending well over $350, and with their typical Blu Ray prices, probably closer to (or even over
) $400 when all is said and done, just to get some piece of shit Blu Ray player that will no doubt be fried by springtime. Be sure and spend ANOTHER $50 for the Product Replacement Plan for that 'free' Insignia Blu Ray player if you go for this deal. Though I can't imagine how braindead you would have to be to jump on this...probably great for the clueless, unwashed masses...but for 'devil customers' like us...
Edited by karkyco, 16 December 2008 - 06:04 AM.