All iPads Amazon Price Match active at Best Buy.

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by dthree36, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. dthree36 macrumors regular

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    Ok, so I read about Best Buy Price matching amazon prices. Well, I wanted an Otterbox for my iPad because I am passing it along to the kids and don't want it completely destroyed. I was doing return for a crappy case I had tried out and asked about the policy. The support rep said that they aren't supposed to know but it would take the manager approval.

    Manager walks over and I pull up the in stock item from Amazon.com. Best Buy Price $99 Amazon price. $50.42 brand new. I must say that I am pleased with asking about it. Not a huge fan of bulky cases but in the hands of less careful hands.. its money well spent.
     
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  3. toasty hoodie macrumors 6502

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    Target will be doing this also starting November 1. I get 5% off too cause I use my Red Card. This is a GREAT opportunity to pick up dirt cheap cases and accessories. I'm thinking of picking up a Defender for my iPhone 4 simply because its $14.50 right now.
     
  4. iPadMini macrumors newbie

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    Nice. All the retail stores prices for accessories are 10x the price of Amazon anyway. Nice to know you can actually see and feel a case before you buy it though.
     
  5. KingArthurVI macrumors regular

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    So in Target you just pull up the accessory's page on Amazon and they will match it too? :eek:
     
  6. toasty hoodie macrumors 6502

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    I used my Amazon app, and as long as its fulfilled by Amazon, they'll match it. Picked up a LifeProof for $36.50 for a gift today
     
  7. toasty hoodie macrumors 6502

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    Just wanted to remind people about this.

    Picked up a Griffin Survivor for my iPad for 33.56. Normally it's 79.99
     
  8. ovation802 macrumors member

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    Just picked up a Belkin Smart Shell for $7.68 at best buy. Best buy selling for 29.99. I just scanned the barcode in the amazon app and showed one of the electronics sales people :)
     
  9. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    Explain.. It's showing 24.99 for me
     
  10. ovation802, Nov 13, 2012
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    It could depend on the model (color) the best buy employee actually helped me out. I don't really know what you mean by "explain". I scanned the barcode at best buy in the amazon iphone app and it showed the amazon listing at the low price. The shell I purchased was a frost color.
     
  11. feeth macrumors 6502

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    I went in today to get a pm on the otter defender for the mini as its now $59.95 at amazon and $69.99 at BB.

    First person said we don't PM. I said yes you do, go ask the manager. Manager says yes we do. Then they had to call manager back to approve the pm, what a pita. Next time ill just order from amazon with my prime shipping.
     
  12. tardman91 macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly. Why bother even going to Best Buy when you can have it delivered right to your door? Especially with Prime 2-day shipping.
     
  13. shakeman0 macrumors 6502a

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    So any BB will do a price match with Amazon? That's pretty huge. I think I could have saved quite a bit of money over the years had I known that...
     
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  15. apierrec macrumors 6502

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    And no sales tax for most of us!
     
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  17. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Shield...62080&sr=8-1&keywords=belkin+smart+shell+ipad

    i cant find it cheaper then this.
     
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  20. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Must be some dumb employees. Fulfilled by amazon is not the same as sold by amazon.
     
  21. toasty hoodie macrumors 6502

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    The specific terms state that it must be fulfilled by Amazon.

    I have done it multiple times without issue. All I gotta do is show my phone with the Amazon app pulled up, and I get the price match.
     
  22. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Not saying you are dumb, just to clarify :)

    But great for us, stupid for Best Buy. I mean, what if someone lists an item to Amazon for fulfillment for $1 when retail is $100?
     
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