20% off OPEN BOX TVs @ BEST BUY

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20% off is from the OPEN BOX price (which is already 10-20% lower than original price)

Update : I just returned from my store. I didn't like any items that were OPEN BOX. I talked to the Manager of the store and he told me he would offer me 20% of some NON-OPEN BOX TVs (not the hot/newer ones). YMMV, I guess. But it is worth while to talk to the Manager/supervisor for the TVs side if you are serious of buying one.

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Thanks SKORPI0 for the link. BB took the coupon off their site today. I picked up a Westinghouse LTV-32w6 32" HDTV. S... (more)

TrueRedtC (Jun. 17, 2006 @ 6:02p) |

YMMV. I still have my gift card, and recieved all my money back. I actually had the card in my pocket then spent it al... (more)

Jamare (Jun. 18, 2006 @ 1:16p) |

ah physical damage or neglect is not covered. you would need specialized insurance for that. around $700 plus a year.

Jamare (Jun. 18, 2006 @ 1:22p) |

This has been extended to MAY 27th










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I may just have to see what my bestbuy has to offer. thanks op

So it can be applied on LCD with TV tuner or not?

hot hot

THX OP!!! Hot deal!

What qualifies a tv as an open box tv?? is it one that someone returned?? should i be worried about buying an open box tv??

have to point out.... this is 20% further off the already reduced price. SOP (standard operating procedure) for best buy is to mark down 10% if complete. So don't let them job you and tell you that it's only 20% off the original price. Also with open items, discounting further for service plans on projos and the like (if your a service plan buyer) is more than possible.

wondering the same thing. Can you buy things like plasma and lcd tvs open box? Does it basically just have to be a floor model?

rmani said: [Q]wondering the same thing. Can you buy things like plasma and lcd tvs open box? Does it basically just have to be a floor model?

Should be floor models and returns

Yes. Floor models (If they are willing to sell) are considered OPEN BOXES

rmani said: [Q]wondering the same thing. Can you buy things like plasma and lcd tvs open box? Does it basically just have to be a floor model?

Buy
Open it
Return it
Re-buy it with 20% off

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super hot!

No worries on open box. They still give you the full warranty. I've bought a few of them and have been very happy.

onion said: [Q]Buy
Open it
Return it
Re-buy it with 20% off

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Actually a terrible idea, don't do this, as much as you hate BB.

/sigh

Sumobot said: [Q]onion said: [Q]Buy
Open it
Return it
Re-buy it with 20% off

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Actually a terrible idea, don't do this, as much as you hate BB.

/sigh

i think this is hysterical
a real FW way of thinking!

DBTZ said: [Q]Sumobot said: [Q]onion said: [Q]Buy
Open it
Return it
Re-buy it with 20% off

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Actually a terrible idea, don't do this, as much as you hate BB.

/sigh

i think this is hysterical
a real FW way of thinking!

When I worked at Best Buy I saw this done Ad Nauseum. If you really are that cheap... have a friend purchase it, then it's impossible to track. It's really shady and completely scumbag like... but then again there are eBay sellers here <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0> i kid

Does BB charge restocking fee?

Moneytrapper said: [Q]super hot!

No worries on open box. They still give you the full warranty. I've bought a few of them and have been very happy.

Yeah, you still have the full manufacturers warranty.... but the life of the set could be considerably shortened (and therefore fail after the warranty is up but the set should still be going strong).

20% off a plasma or CRT projection set is probably not worth it if it was a display model, you really don't want to buy one of these if they've been sitting in torch mode for 10+ hours a day. Even on other sets I would have to think long and hard before taking the plunge.

Are you "SATYA"?. My friend used to do it! I don't like it but in true FW sprits!

onion said: [Q]Buy
Open it
Return it
Re-buy it with 20% off

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JB-007 said: [Q]Are you "SATYA"?. My friend used to do it! I don't like it but in true FW sprits!

onion said: [Q]Buy
Open it
Return it
Re-buy it with 20% off

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I wouldn't approve of this normally, but it's BeastBuy, so ream 'em <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border=0>

I give you green, wish i had some $ for hd tv <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-frown.gif" border=0>

I appreciate the OP posting this deal, but BB's openbox deals are still overpriced even with the 20%. I vote this deal yellow.

Yes BB charges a 15% restocking fee

Update : I just returned from my store. I didn't like any items that were OPEN BOX. I talked to the Manager of the store and he told me he would offer me 20% of some NON-OPEN BOX TVs (not the hot/newer ones). YMMV, I guess. But it is worth while to talk to the Manager/supervisor for the TVs side if you are serious of buying one.



Open Box TV's are always 15% at my bestbuy. If they are there more than 2 weeks they get bumped up to 20% off. Not a hot deal IMO. I used to work at best buy and I would never bother selling these to people. They try to force their protection plan on you because it is open box.

The only good thing about this 20% off is that if youre buying a big screen, get the protection plan where they come to your house. Youre gonna need it. We always got big screens returned because of bad pixels and they went right back on the floor for sale. Beware!!! Theres a reason FW refers to this store as Worst Buy. If you do pick up the big screen and a protection plan, your bascically buying a used TV for a brand new price and best buy is included their protection plan. Have fun with that!

charlesroast said: [Q]Open Box TV's are always 15% at my bestbuy. If they are there more than 2 weeks they get bumped up to 20% off. Not a hot deal IMO. I used to work at best buy and I would never bother selling these to people. They try to force their protection plan on you because it is open box.

The only good thing about this 20% off is that if youre buying a big screen, get the protection plan where they come to your house. Youre gonna need it. We always got big screens returned because of bad pixels and they went right back on the floor for sale. Beware!!! Theres a reason FW refers to this store as Worst Buy. If you do pick up the big screen and a protection plan, your bascically buying a used TV for a brand new price and best buy is included their protection plan. Have fun with that!

The coupon is for a additional 20 off

Bought a Flat Screen 32" on sale for $499, Open Box $389 - 20% = $311. So, this coupon definitely works!

onion said: [Q]Buy
Open it
Return it
Re-buy it with 20% off

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This is called "Screwing it up for the rest of us." It's crossing-the-line acts like this that created things like "restocking fees."

Reminds me of something that's happening in the RV world. Wal-Mart allows RVers to park overnight for free in their lots, correctly assuming that the RVers will go into the store and spend some $$$ while on their way to the next destination. It started out as a true "win-win" situation...RVers get to park for free for a night, and Wal-Mart benefits from their grocery shopping. But of course, some people have to stay in the parking lot for a week or more at a time (and in more than a few instances, dumping their "black tank" sewage right into the lot.)

Which led to some towns enacting an ordinance that prohibits overnight parking of any sort.

Yeah, go ahead and "re-buy" it. I suppose you think BestBuy management has no clue that some idiots do this. Keep screwing it up for the rest of us.


Sumobot said: [Q]onion said: [Q]Buy
Open it
Return it
Re-buy it with 20% off

<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border=0>

Actually a terrible idea, don't do this, as much as you hate BB.

/sigh

I think Onion meant it as a joke. That's too low for me to go to get a good deal.

I saw a open Gateway 21" widescreen monitor at my BB. I wonder how hard it would be to convince them it was actually a TV that doubles as a monitor. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>

trader14 said: [Q]charlesroast said: [Q]Open Box TV's are always 15% at my bestbuy. If they are there more than 2 weeks they get bumped up to 20% off. Not a hot deal IMO. I used to work at best buy and I would never bother selling these to people. They try to force their protection plan on you because it is open box.

The only good thing about this 20% off is that if youre buying a big screen, get the protection plan where they come to your house. Youre gonna need it. We always got big screens returned because of bad pixels and they went right back on the floor for sale. Beware!!! Theres a reason FW refers to this store as Worst Buy. If you do pick up the big screen and a protection plan, your bascically buying a used TV for a brand new price and best buy is included their protection plan. Have fun with that!

The coupon is for a additional 20 off

I highly doubt that, but if that's true, it would make the deal slightly warmer. My Best Buy normally has 15%-20% open box models, but the prices are still way overpriced.

The odd thing is...the coupon says valid from Feb. 19 to April 22, so where has it been hiding for over a month?

I did this last year with a 30% off stereo receiver and a 20% of TV. Both were off the open box price so I got a high end yamaha 5790 for about 1/2 list and a great/cheap 26" TV for the second room for about 120 bucks.

PeterW said: [Q]This is called "Screwing it up for the rest of us." It's crossing-the-line acts like this that created things like "restocking fees."

LOL reminds me of a friend who wanted a nice sleeping bag. He went into the store, started looking at the bags, talking to the salesperson. Pulled them out to "look at them" and chatted it up until the sales person got bored chitless and "excused" himself.

Then he proceeded to put the most expensive bag into the wrapper that had a cheap one, and the cheap one in the expensive bag and stuck them back on the shelves towards the back - remembering which one it was and "how to tell"

Two days later, he sent a girlfriend in to wander right over and pick up the cheap bag container with the expensive sleeping bag stuffed in it. Walked in, snagged it, straight to the cashier and out the door. If they caught her, so what. She had no idea. She had just walked in to grab a cheap sleeping bag.

W

dtran42 said: [Q]trader14 said: [Q]charlesroast said: [Q]Open Box TV's are always 15% at my bestbuy. If they are there more than 2 weeks they get bumped up to 20% off. Not a hot deal IMO. I used to work at best buy and I would never bother selling these to people. They try to force their protection plan on you because it is open box.

The only good thing about this 20% off is that if youre buying a big screen, get the protection plan where they come to your house. Youre gonna need it. We always got big screens returned because of bad pixels and they went right back on the floor for sale. Beware!!! Theres a reason FW refers to this store as Worst Buy. If you do pick up the big screen and a protection plan, your bascically buying a used TV for a brand new price and best buy is included their protection plan. Have fun with that!

The coupon is for a additional 20 off

I highly doubt that, but if that's true, it would make the deal slightly warmer. My Best Buy normally has 15%-20% open box models, but the prices are still way overpriced.
It clearly says 20% off marked price. IMO, marked price is the price on tag, which is for open TV normally is 10-15% off. I do not even give coupon to the guy in the section. I just ask him/her to write it up and send to cashiers for payment. There the coupon comes out. This was a lesson learned after one mean associate told me they would not accept a 30% coupon on a open box speakers last year. I circled the store, flagged another associate and had him write it up, paid at the register up front w/o problems with coupon. Got a Pioneer 1014 and 6 Athena speakers that way (4 of Athenas and center were actually in box, so only 20% coupon for these).
Good luck to all.
OM

StraightAhead said: [Q]Bought a Flat Screen 32" on sale for $499, Open Box $389 - 20% = $311. So, this coupon definitely works!

if it was a CRT, non HDTV, then meh.

If it's a 3:4 CRT HDTV, then gah.

If it's a 16:9 CRT HDTV, then erm... O RLY?

If it's a 16:9 flat panel plasma/LCD HDTV, then bah, NO WAI!

Good job. Better than me. My BB told me three different stories about how the coupon worked. When it was all said and done (over an hour later), my discount was 12% off the regular price. I go to BB twice a year. Every time, it is a rotten experience. I have nothing good to say about the place <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif" border=0>

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ah physical damage or neglect is not covered. you would need specialized insurance for that. around $700 plus a year.



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