Originally Posted by erick.s
There may not be any reputable dealers selling at that price, but BB can price match anyone they want to. I just got an email from Best Buy a few days ago with the subject line "Best Buy's Promise to You". In it this paragraph appears verbatim:
"We are dedicated to having the best pricing on the products you care about most, like smartphones, tablets and televisions. And if for some reason we don't have the lowest price, we will match any price on our hardware products, whether that price comes from a traditional "brick and mortar" store or a major online retailer."
This email is signed by Shawn Score, Senior VP of U.S. Retail at Best Buy. While what the definition of "major online retailer" wasn't totally spelled out, you will notice that nowhere in that statement did it say the retailer had to be "authorized" to sell a particular product. I don't know if this represents a major shift in the way BB is doing business, but I do know that I had no problem getting a price match on my VT50 purchase using buytvtoday's price (which was $2799) a few months ago.
From the price match policy posted on BestBuy.com:
For the above promotions, the Designated Major Online Retailers are: Amazon.com, Apple.com, Bhphotovideo.com, Buy.com, CircuitCity.com, CompUSA.com, Crutchfield.com, Dell.com, hhgregg.com, HP.com, HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com, Newegg.com, OfficeDepot.com, OfficeMax.com, Sears.com, Staples.com, Target.com, TigerDirect.com, and Walmart.com.