Originally posted by johnbre
Did Sears price match the actual lowest price on the web? Did they just charge you the tv price or include shipping before they discounted? My Sears said that they would only match a "retailer" web price, such as CC or BB (granted, this was just a salesperson, not the manager).
I live in a relatively small town and the only place I can go get one of these is at Sears.
I took a printout of the lowest bottom line price I could get from the web to Sears and told them that if they could meet it, I would buy right then. (The price included curbside shipping, but no tax, since the dealer was out of state.) After a few minutes the salesman came back and came up with a deal. The method he used to do price matching was too involved to get into here, but the bottom line price was only $20 more than that from the web. This price included tax and weekend delivery. Sears also gave me a coupon for an $80 rebate on a DVD player. This combined with a sale they were having got me a $100 DVD player for $10 plus tax. I also got two $5 coupons towards future Sears purchases.
Before going to Sears I had tried the same thing at CC. They said that the price was "just from some electronics company", so they could not match it. They then gave me what was their "lowest possible price", which was 10% off list. After claiming that this was the lowest possible price, the salesman added, "If you find someone else locally who will give you a better price, come back and we will beat it." Is there a contrdiction here?
Now all we have to do is wait until Sunday for delivery of our 50 inch GWIII.