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Who Says Big Box Stores Suck?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by EGProject, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. EGProject

    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Myself being a person to almost never buy any electronics from Walmart/Best Buy/etc - I have to admit I got a steal at a local Best Buy.

    I was looking originally for a 32" flatscreen for my bedroom to supplement my 42" Aquos in the living room. I had looked online at a few models, but wanted to see them in person. As usual I went to my local Best Buy to check them out and hassle the salespeople. Check out a few TV's and then wander around drooling over the new LED TV's. Just as I'm about to walk out of the TV section, in the 'open box' isle there is a 40" Toshiba TV box sitting on the shelf marked $449, down from $499. Check the model number, specs and ratings and its the same version on display for $619.

    Ask a sales guy and play dumb. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't a display model. It isn't. Someone bought it and thought the audio-out didn't work. Turns out it did. I tell him I want the TV, but only if they include the 2-year Geek Squad protection. He gets his manager. Manager agrees. As hes ringing out the TV for me, he realizes that this isn't the 720p version - its the 1080p version with more features - that someone marked as an open box special of the cheaper TV. I pay for it and get the 2-year protection plan for free.

    Sometimes you CAN get good deals at big box stores.
     
  2. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Damn, good find!
     
  3. RHDism

    RHDism Right Hand Drive guru

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    Sweet deal!...Kinda confused about a "big box" store.
    Didnt know others used smaller boxes .. ;)
     
  4. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    ^^^ might be taking over the "that guy" title from me
    lol
     
  5. Drake

    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    He has yet to make his bones around these parts. You'll remain that guy for some time yet no worries :D
     
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