Best Buy has announced that they will soon price match with certain online retailers. Previously, they would only do this during the holiday season, but due to the financial status of the company, they have decided to extend the offering to be year round. Another reason for this is to end “showrooming,” where people will visit a Best Buy store just to survey a product in person and shop for a better deal at a different store or online. One important thing to note is that if you like to save a dollar or two when buying presents for people, when using the Low Price Guarantee program the return period for anything gets reduced to 15 Days from 30 Days. So, depending on why you are buying a particular product, it may be worth it to pay the Best Buy price.
The list of retailers is a good one, which includes:
Best Buy has some instructions on its website to follow, which you can find in the press release below.
Best Buy ends ‘showrooming’ with Low Price Guarantee
MINNEAPOLIS – February 15, 2013 – Best Buy’s Low Price Guarantee hits online and in stores on March 3, signaling the end of “showrooming.” Best Buy will price match all local retail competitors and 19 major online competitors in all product categories and on nearly all in-stock products, whenever asked by a customer.
Best Buy is the only retailer to offer a Low Price Guarantee in addition to having a full range of the latest and greatest devices and services, a sales force dedicated to providing impartial and knowledgeable advice and full support for the life of the product.
With a Low Price Guarantee, our customers will have the best of both worlds when they shop BestBuy.com or come to a Best Buy store. They will get unbiased service from our Blue Shirts and support for the life of their product while also knowing they have a Low Price Guarantee on nearly every item. This guarantee is available on BestBuy.com, at more than 1,000 Best Buy big box stores, more than 400 Best Buy Mobile stand-alone stores in the United States, as well as on the telephone.
The full Low Price Guarantee policy – including exclusions and the list of online retailers we will match prices from – can be found on BestBuy.com.
Source: Best Buy