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$19.99 on Frys.com
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Sounds good and I know I am being picky, but after Black Friday it's just hard to pay anything over $10 for a Blu Ray.
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Its a brand new one though. Where were you in 2007 when these things were $35?
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I was buying them for $12.50 when the BD HDDVD wars were going on. :-)
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Is there a $5 off coupon for Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes at BestBuy online somewhere?
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Originally Posted by LowellG View Post

I was buying them for $12.50 when the BD HDDVD wars were going on. :-)

That is a lot of copies of The Last Sentinel then.
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Best Buy has the 2-Disc Blu-ray for $14.99 in store from Dec. 25-31, 2011.
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Best Buy has the 2-Disc Blu-ray for $14.99 in store from Dec. 25-31, 2011.

Frys.com and Amazon.com also have it for $14.99
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Sounds good and I know I am being picky, but after Black Friday it's just hard to pay anything over $10 for a Blu Ray.

Yep. $10 or $10.99 become a new price point.
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$17.99 now at amazon and best buy; not quite as good as before, but still a notable discount.
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$17.99 now at amazon and best buy; not quite as good as before, but still a notable discount.

In the case of Best Buy, trade in an unwanted DVD and get a $5 coupon that you can apply to bring the total down to $17.99+tax minus $5 coupon.
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In the case of Best Buy, trade in an unwanted DVD and get a $5 coupon that you can apply to bring the total down to $17.99+tax minus $5 coupon.

Is Best Buy the only retailer that deducts a discount after sales tax has been added based on the regular price?

Their add states that a $17.99 disc is $12.99 after the coupon is applied. That is really not true.

If so, I would be paying $.30 less is PA sales tax on the $12.99 price.
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Originally Posted by cobolisdead View Post

Its a brand new one though. Where were you in 2007 when these things were $35?

you think that was bad - I was working in the UK during the wars and paid about 28 pounds for both BD and HDDVD. About $1.80 to a pound back then.
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^^ I encountered that earlier this fall when using a coupon to buy a 3D blu. Classic Worst Buy move. Granted, as you stated, it was only 45 cents or so -- but really?!

For fun, read: http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrydow...ess-gradually/ and also the follow-up article.

Best line for me: "Walk into one of the company’s retail locations or shop online. And try, really try, not to lose your temper." Yup. Can't do it.
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Is Best Buy the only retailer that deducts a discount after sales tax has been added based on the regular price?

Their add states that a $17.99 disc is $12.99 after the coupon is applied. That is really not true.

If so, I would be paying $.30 less is PA sales tax on the $12.99 price.

Just found this info on PA Dept of Revenue's website:

The regulations of the Department of Revenue specify that
amounts representing on-the-spot cash discounts,
employee discounts, volume discounts, store discounts,
such as buy one, get one free, wholesalers or trade discounts,
rebates and store or a manufacturer's coupon shall
establish a new purchase price
, if both the item and the
coupon are described on the invoice or cash register tape.


So it seems like Best Buy is in violation of PA's regulations.
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by Vlad Theimpaler View Post

In the case of Best Buy, trade in an unwanted DVD and get a $5 coupon that you can apply to bring the total down to $17.99+tax minus $5 coupon.

There really aren't any dvd's I'd like to trade in, so it's still $17.99.
post #17 of 20
Best Buy is indeed going out of business. They're done. They don't get that amazon exists. It's incredible. Some other wonderful feats of stupidity:

1. Let's post 300 pound morbidly obese prison guards at the door to sneer at you and snatch the receipt out of your hand to make sure you feel as uncomfortable as possible.

2. Let's force customers WITH a receipt to provide STATE ID!!!! to return a $4 blu ray. Yes, that makes things hassle free and really makes you want to return to their store.

3. Let's hire nasty employees who swear in front of children, who look like jabba the hut, or leave their hair unwashed for weeks on end, because this literally screams professionalism.

4. Let's make sure our managers complain about the store and their customers.

5. Let's make sure we hire managers who look like they've just been paroled with tattoos, shaved heads and tear drop tattoos under their eyes. This tells customers that we "hire the best" at best buy!

It's really sad: amazon can hire professionalism at 12 cents an hour overseas, while best buy is forced to pay $12 an hour for the bottom of the barrel because they are a physical retail store. It is simply impossible for best buy to compete under these circumstances.

Radio Shack is heading down the same path of obsolescence.

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Originally Posted by roknrol View Post

^^ I encountered that earlier this fall when using a coupon to buy a 3D blu. Classic Worst Buy move. Granted, as you stated, it was only 45 cents or so -- but really?!

For fun, read: http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrydow...ess-gradually/ and also the follow-up article.

Best line for me: "Walk into one of the company's retail locations or shop online. And try, really try, not to lose your temper." Yup. Can't do it.
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by audio/videoman View Post

Best Buy is indeed going out of business. They're done. They don't get that amazon exists. It's incredible. Some other wonderful feats of stupidity:

1. Let's post 300 pound morbidly obese prison guards at the door to sneer at you and snatch the receipt out of your hand to make sure you feel as uncomfortable as possible.

2. Let's force customers WITH a receipt to provide STATE ID!!!! to return a $4 blu ray. Yes, that makes things hassle free and really makes you want to return to their store.

3. Let's hire nasty employees who swear in front of children, who look like jabba the hut, or leave their hair unwashed for weeks on end, because this literally screams professionalism.

4. Let's make sure our managers complain about the store and their customers.

5. Let's make sure we hire managers who look like they've just been paroled with tattoos, shaved heads and tear drop tattoos under their eyes. This tells customers that we "hire the best" at best buy!

It's really sad: amazon can hire professionalism at 12 cents an hour overseas, while best buy is forced to pay $12 an hour for the bottom of the barrel because they are a physical retail store. It is simply impossible for best buy to compete under these circumstances.

Radio Shack is heading down the same path of obsolescence.

Oh I don't know - I don't think it's anywhere near as bad as all that. I happen to like the place - in a "some place to hang out on a rainy Saturday afternoon" kinda way.
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Originally Posted by audio/videoman View Post

Best Buy is indeed going out of business. They're done. They don't get that amazon exists. It's incredible. Some other wonderful feats of stupidity:

1. Let's post 300 pound morbidly obese prison guards at the door to sneer at you and snatch the receipt out of your hand to make sure you feel as uncomfortable as possible.

2. Let's force customers WITH a receipt to provide STATE ID!!!! to return a $4 blu ray. Yes, that makes things hassle free and really makes you want to return to their store.

3. Let's hire nasty employees who swear in front of children, who look like jabba the hut, or leave their hair unwashed for weeks on end, because this literally screams professionalism.

4. Let's make sure our managers complain about the store and their customers.

5. Let's make sure we hire managers who look like they've just been paroled with tattoos, shaved heads and tear drop tattoos under their eyes. This tells customers that we "hire the best" at best buy!

It's really sad: amazon can hire professionalism at 12 cents an hour overseas, while best buy is forced to pay $12 an hour for the bottom of the barrel because they are a physical retail store. It is simply impossible for best buy to compete under these circumstances.

Radio Shack is heading down the same path of obsolescence.

What bizarro world do you live in? My BBYs are nothing like what you've described. I get decent deals and associates are willing to work with you within reason.
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Originally Posted by deltasun View Post

What bizarro world do you live in? My BBYs are nothing like what you've described. I get decent deals and associates are willing to work with you within reason.

I would have to agree with that. While I tend to know more then most of the associates they are nothing like described, and I live in one of the 10 fattest cities in America.
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