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Best Buy sells Buffy season 2 for $70!!

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#1 of 16 OFFLINE   Mark E J

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Posted June 17 2002 - 10:41 AM

I went to my local Besy Buy to pick Buffy s2 and found to my horror that they are selling it for $69.99. That's 10 dollars OVER the SPR! It was 39 two days ago but jumped 30 dollars yesterday.

Is BB's all over selling it at this marked up price or is my local store trying to pull something?

#2 of 16 OFFLINE   Dave F

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Posted June 17 2002 - 10:44 AM

It should ring up at $49.99.

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#3 of 16 OFFLINE   Mark E J

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Posted June 17 2002 - 10:47 AM

No the check-out rang up 69.99.

#4 of 16 OFFLINE   Dave F

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Posted June 17 2002 - 10:48 AM

Then your store is screwed up. Posted Image Even the Best Buy website is $49.

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#5 of 16 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted June 17 2002 - 10:55 AM

Not sure where you're located, Mark, but I saw the same sticker price at the new Best Buy that opened this weekend in New York City (first ever in Manhattan). There was a tiny sign on the shelf that listed the price as $39.99, but every copy had $69.99 on the price tag. I don't know how they were ringing it up (I already have the set).

BTW, I'm moving this to Retail/Wholesale Vendor Feedback.

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#6 of 16 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted June 17 2002 - 12:28 PM

That's a load of crap man, you should really let someone know about this.

The one I was at had the same price, but it rang up at $39.99.

They're ripping you off!

#7 of 16 OFFLINE   Jim Bivins

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Posted June 17 2002 - 12:58 PM

I would definately take it back!

I purchased mine at Best Buy this past Saturday (in OKC), they also listed it for $69.99, though a sign on that shelf read $39.99, that was the purchase price. That sale may have ended, but $69.99 is out of league, even Blockbuster doesn't mark-up that much.

I believe it was about $42 at Wal-Mart.


#8 of 16 OFFLINE   John Bryant

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Posted June 17 2002 - 01:09 PM

I think he is right. $69.99 is what BB is charging. Wal-Mart has it for $42.44.

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Posted June 17 2002 - 02:03 PM

My Best Buy sold it to me for $39.99 and they even took another 5 bucks off if you got a Buffy Season one at the same time, though I allready had S1.

I would go back and complain.


#10 of 16 OFFLINE   Michael Sliger

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Posted June 17 2002 - 02:06 PM

I sure hope this is just a mistake. Best Buy (at least in my area) has been known to pull this kind of stunt (charging $5-$10 over MSRP) with new release PC software in recent years. After a few weeks, they would have a sale and finally drop the price below MSRP (as any store named Best Buy should). I used to make all of my software purchases there, but I stopped once they began that practice.

#11 of 16 OFFLINE   Rob Lutter

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Posted June 17 2002 - 02:35 PM

Isn't the MSRP $59.99 Posted Image

My Buffy came marked as $69.99... but rang up at $34.99 (bought Buffy:S1 at the same time). Regular price should be $39.99.

Go and complain.

#12 of 16 OFFLINE   Kyle McKnight

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Posted June 17 2002 - 02:56 PM

Ya, I noticed that too at my two local Best Buys. All the boxes had $69.99 stickers on them, which I thought was very odd. But I bought mine with the ad for $39.99 week of release. I guess they have to make up some money on them some how...
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#13 of 16 OFFLINE   Britton


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Posted June 17 2002 - 03:24 PM

I recommend ordering it for $49.99 at the BB website and then doing an in-store pickup.

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Posted June 17 2002 - 05:56 PM

Yep, $69.99 sticker at my Best Buy as well. LOL, I just ordered it from Amazon for $41 total with the 5$ SAVESAVESAVE coupon!

#15 of 16 OFFLINE   Mark E J

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Posted June 17 2002 - 08:04 PM

Thanks for all the responses. I guess BB is really hoseing the customer with this. BTW I did not buy the set, when it rang up as 69.99 even though the shelf hade a sign that said 39.99 and they refused to sell it to me at the cheaper price I put the set back and walked out. I'll be getting it elsewhere. Thanks again.

#16 of 16 OFFLINE   Aaron Thomas

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Posted June 18 2002 - 05:28 AM

Last week the Best Buy here at Pentagon City had it on sale for $39.99 with sticker at $69.99 (I didn't notice the sticker until the guy manning the register said "$30 off?!?!").

Best Buy stores are often bad about changing the sales prices before Tuesday items come in. This was a major promotion last week, complete with a Season 1/Season 2 savings (but David Lambert already told you in David Lambert's Weekly Roundup TM.) I am disappointed, but not surprised, that they left the signs up. Posted Image

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That is, I'm not trying be snide - I just like to give David Lambert's Weekly Roundup the free product placement it deserves. Posted Image