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Postby josby on Sat Nov 22, 2003 1:06 am

Does anyone know if that would work? That is, buy something off of the list of what's going to be on sale on Black Friday now, then go back on Black Friday and get them to give you a price match refund?
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Postby rmdir on Sat Nov 22, 2003 12:32 pm

Where can the list be found? Last I heard, BB had forced the removal of all lists after threatening legal action.
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Postby josby on Sat Nov 22, 2003 12:37 pm

It's in the Black Friday post stickied at the top of this forum.
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Postby mikeg on Sat Nov 22, 2003 5:24 pm

I took stuff back last year after it went on sale and felt dirty but got over it by the time I got home.
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Postby aviationwiz on Sat Nov 22, 2003 6:39 pm

That's the most rude thing I have ever heard of in the world, doing such a thing. Just wait it out in line like the rest of us. They should have a policy about not price-matching on Black Friday.
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Postby socheat on Sun Nov 23, 2003 2:10 pm

aviationwiz wrote:That's the most rude thing I have ever heard of in the world, doing such a thing. Just wait it out in line like the rest of us. They should have a policy about not price-matching on Black Friday.


You still have to wait in line. They will only match prices if you arrive between the times of the advertised sale. And because they restock all the sale items the night before, buying early doesn't affect what is available during black friday. If anything, it allows more people to cash in on the deal. The only bad side effect I can think of is that next year specials get worse because Black Friday doesn't end up being as great a bait-and-switch scam as they had hoped.
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Postby Ian on Sun Nov 23, 2003 2:36 pm

BF at BB always sucks. You have tons of scalpers in there, buying up stacks of cheap CD-RW drives and DVD players. It's kinda funny cause most of these tards don't realize the rebates are 1 per family/address.
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Mon Nov 24, 2003 3:56 am

Ian wrote:BF at BB always sucks. You have tons of scalpers in there, buying up stacks of cheap CD-RW drives and DVD players. It's kinda funny cause most of these tards don't realize the rebates are 1 per family/address.


I've decided to sleep in on Black Friday, and then hit the stores. If there's anything left that's worthy, I'll consider buying. Otherwise I'll just save my cash.

Also, I won't buy anything with rebates. It's tough enough to fight the crowds on BF, but to do additional rebates kind of defeats the purpose of BF.
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Postby Dartman on Mon Nov 24, 2003 7:10 pm

You wanna do BB take a freind, one of you gets in the huge line with a cart, the other goes around and gets what you both want. About the time your at the front you should be done shopping. Hey it worked for me one year :)
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Postby Gazza on Tue Nov 25, 2003 10:00 am

You'll only even remotely get this if the item you've bought is on the blackfriday sale list and it's still there when you get to pricematch it !

You wanna do BB take a freind, one of you gets in the huge line with a cart, the other goes around and gets what you both want. About the time your at the front you should be done shopping. Hey it worked for me one year


pretty good advice !
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Postby josby on Tue Nov 25, 2003 12:27 pm

Gazza wrote:You'll only even remotely get this if the item you've bought is on the blackfriday sale list and it's still there when you get to pricematch it !


You mean they won't pricematch if they've sold out of an item?

Hmmm...I wonder if, instead, you could buy the item at it's normal price now, then take it in on Black Friday and tell them you want to return it for the full price credit then buy it again at the sale price, thereby saving yourself the hassle of having to get there really early to get the item before it's sold out.
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Postby kirpen on Wed Nov 26, 2003 6:34 pm

I dont know about best buy but lots of stores sale things that are not nromal stock on black friday. So it would be best to know the model number before you try to buy in advance.
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Nov 27, 2003 12:58 am

actually staples has policy were we don't price match stuff that was bought 14 days before black friday, on black friday
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Postby CowboySlim on Thu Nov 27, 2003 1:24 pm

Hmmm...I wonder if, instead, you could buy the item at it's normal price now, then take it in on Black Friday and tell them you want to return it for the full price credit then buy it again at the sale price, thereby saving yourself the hassle of having to get there really early to get the item before it's sold out.


A penny saved is a penny earned. With all that hassle and possible restocking fee, you'll be earning at $2/hour.

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Postby josby on Thu Nov 27, 2003 3:43 pm

CowboySlim wrote:A penny saved is a penny earned. With all that hassle and possible restocking fee, you'll be earning at $2/hour.


Considering I'd be saving about $60 on the item and each trip to Best Buy would take about an hour, including travel time, it would actually be $30/hour.
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