Don’t forget about Best Buy’s price match policy

Online retailers have revolutionized the way consumers shop. Remember when Amazon didn’t exist and everyone physically went to a store to buy things. Now the first thing I’ll do is to check to see if my item is sold on Amazon and if it is eligible for Amazon Prime. The worst part is that I developed the expectation that every store should offer free two day shipping.

In order to compete with online retailers, Best Buy has a price match policy that many people forget about. Best Buy will match the prices of all local competitors along with online major online retailers such as Amazon, Bhphotovideo, Crutchfield, Dell, Hp, Newegg, and TigerDirect.

The only thing you have to make sure is that the price you are trying to match comes from the official online retailer. Amazon has many third party sellers, whose prices are sometimes lower than the price sold by Amazon. Best Buy will not honor these third party prices. I learned this the hard way by trying to get a price match on Bose headphones using a third party seller’s price.

The price match will only work on new items and only one price match is allowed per customer. This means that you can only buy one item with the price match and any other identical item will be charged with Best Buy’s list price.

If you buy something from Best Buy and the price is lowered during the return and exchange period, Best Buy will refund the savings upon request.

If you’re someone who hates to wait for packages, Best Buy’s price match is the way to go. Just go to the store and find whatever item you want to purchase. All you have to do is pull up the price on the online retailer’s website and show it to the cashier. The cashier will look it over to make sure it is from an acceptable online retailer and give you the discount right away. Another plus is that returning something in-store is much more convenient than shipping something back to an online retailer.

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