Originally Posted by davyo
Not to change the thread subject, but, I shop at Best Buy all the time, I have bought big and small ticket items from there, plasmas to cameras to BD and HD dics and have had nothing but very possitive experiences 99% of the time.
Yea, in the past there has been a few dumbass sales people but for the most part I am very happy with Best Buy.
Sorry, just had to jump in and defend my favoite store.
I recently went to FS and BB to look for my wife's Christmas gift and browsed through their HD DVD player and HD DVD's, LCD and plasma displays. The buddy of mine I was with was taking notes as he's hoping to take the plunge on a new display. What we found was this:
CD's - I had a list of 8...all 8 were between $5-$15 more expensive at BB;
HD DVD player - $100 more at BB;
HD DVD's - About half were the same price and half more expensive at BB (none were cheaper than at FS);
LCD's and plasmas - We only took note of around 4...2 were the same price and 2 more expensive at BB.
What boggles my mind is that it's the SAME company yet their prices are often radically different with BB seemingly always more expensive. The only explanation I got (from the salesguy) was that things look like a good deal at FS when people see the price at BB. Oh yeah...he also told me "Don't worry, we'll price-match FS." -- WTF...you're the SAME company using the same warehouse and a shared inventory system!!! How could they not have the same price!
Oh yeah...each of the 8 CD's was significantly cheaper at Walmart.