Originally Posted by richlu87
Ughh, any tricks to getting Best Buy to match someone not on their "list of authorized dealers" for a Panasonic 65VT50? I tried a few magnolia stores in the Houston area and none would match buytvtoday.com and eastcoasttvs.com prices... All the bestbuys gave me a whole spiel about how those online retailers are not truely authorized and selling at that price could have major repercussions yadda yadda...
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
The whole price matching thing at Best Buy this season seems arbitrary and capricious. If you didn't call, try calling Best Buy and asking for the price match. If that doesn't work, look up the store info for each of the stores you tried, find the email address and send a price match request via email. If that doesn't work and you physically went into the stores to ask for a price match, try again and ask a different person this time, assuming they don't all end up going to the same manager for approval. Heck, even if they do, keep trying, reminding them that the price on these sets has been dropping everywhere.
If that fails, try getting them to match Paul's TV price. Paul's isn't on their "official" list but neither are the other two that many people have gotten them to match. Paul's is at least not quite as sketchy as the other two.
And if all that fails, the in-store price is now pretty attractive compared to as recently as a week ago. ;-)