Well today I decided to purchase a new HDTV. Against my better judgement, I decided to purchase from Best Buy since I had around $150 in gift cards from Christmas. So, I went to BestBuy.com and searched around until I found the exact HDTV I wanted. It said that the item was out of stock online, but in stock at my local store and was even available for local pickup. Ive never did store pickup before on BestBuy.com. Not knowing how long it would take, I decided it would probably be best to just print out the item page and drive down to my local store. At the store, I found the exact TV. They had about 5 in stock on the shelf above the demo units. I found a Best Buy employee and asked about purchasing the TV. He said that he cant sell me the TV because they are holding all units of that specific model for their Sunday ad. I told him that I was ready to purchase today, Wednesday, and didnt want to wait until Sunday. Additionally, I explained to him and even showed him on my iPhone that BestBuy.com is showing the item in stock and available for in-store pickup. He called inventory control" on his headset, but apparently they reiterated that he couldnt sell the item. I asked him what happens if I purchase the TV online right now and select in-store pickup. He said that it was likely the Web site would charge me for the order, but once the order reached the store they would mark it as out of stock so I couldnt pick it up today with a new pickup date of this upcoming Sunday. Is that not bizarre? I dont know how they stay in business if they dont want to actually sell people items. Needless to say, I was pissed and decided to forgo the $150 in gift cards and just purchase the TV from Amazon. Turns out Amazon had the TV listed for $70 less than Best Buy with no tax and $3.99 overnight shipping. Ill never purchase another item at Best Buy again if I can help it.