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Online Price Versus In Store Price

Discussion in 'The Roaming Zone' started by palandri, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. palandri

    palandri Former Palm Guy
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    This has to be the dumbest thing I have ran into. If one of these stores don't get nailed for bait and switch, I would be surprised. It has now happened to me at Best Buy and Sears.

    I found an item at Best Buy that I wanted. I go to the store and it's $30 more. I tell the salesperson it's $30 cheaper online. He said the online prices change all the time and if the item was still $30 cheaper online I could get it at that price, if not, there was nothing he could do. Luckily it was still $30 cheaper online, so I got it for the online price.

    The same thing just happen at Sears. The item was cheaper online and included free delivery. The salesperson told me their was no manager on, so she couldn't bypass the $65 delivery fee. I left and ordered it online. I saved money on the item and got free delivery.

    My wife works retail and tells me that happens to her all the time. They change the online price, but don't tell the stores. My wife said they just sell for the online price at that point.
     
  2. dmapr

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    With Best Buy I usually buy online with in-store pickup or just have them match Amazon :)
     
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    It makes sense that it's easier/quicker/cheaper to change on-line prices, but they are training people to shop on-line in detriment to their physical stores. Inevitable anyway I suppose.
     
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    Yes, same here. BB appears to be quite good at matching prices. With my last large purchase, they matched the B&H price. Although B&H would still have been cheaper since they don't charge any tax.


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  5. palandri

    palandri Former Palm Guy
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    ^^This^^ They complain that internet shopping is hurting their brick & mortar stores, but they are contributing to it.
     
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