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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Best Buy or Deception?

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AT Best Buy today, I saw a sign that attracted my attention.  My sister is saving up for a Wii so this signage was very interesting to us.  I stopped to look at it and try to find the catch.  I didn't see one.

It looked like an incredible deal.

We almost pounced on it.


Until an employee stopped us.  He came right up to us and said, "It's not what you think."  Excuse me?  He went on to explain that you actually have to buy the Wii for $199 and then you got the bundle for $99.96.  A wonderful savings of $15.

Um Excuse me?

I said that that is NOT what the sign indicated. The sign indicates that the bundle that they have rubber-banded together is $99.96.  He said that they knew it was deceptive but they were counting on the customer getting to the check-out and being told that it was $200 more than they thought and just going ahead and buying it.


Isn't that just wrong?  I couldn't believe it.  I wanted to try and buy one just to argue with them about False Advertising and get the whole thing for the advertised price.

Here's the picture:

Beware when shopping at Best seems that they are out to trick you.  Even according to one of their own employees.

You'll be happy to note that I did not approach management.  I held my tongue, which is no small feat trust me.

I saved my frustration for Wal-Mart...oh let's don't even talk that!


Debbie said...

Sorry to say we fell for this. I bought a Wii. Then saw this "deal", took the Wii I had purchased back to the store I got if from since they had a no questions return policy. So then I went to Best Buy. Took the Wii stuff up to the counter, found out about the "scam", could not believe my ears, hubby got mad!!! We left everything there at the counter, went back to the original store and purchased the Wii from them all over again!!!

Unfortunately for us Best Buy still sells some things we need that we can't find anywhere else local, so we still shop there occasionally. But, I totally agree with your assessment of their shady dealings!!!! :-(

Laura said...

Wow! That is really sleazy!! So sad they are doing that kind of thing.

Karla said...

Ok- the Best Buy part is bad but I'm just impressed at your self-control!!

Kristine said...

Okay, I totally got that the bundle only was $99 and didn't read the sign to indicate that the Wii system was included in the price. ??