Tech-savvy and frugal shoppers, rejoice. In an effort to meet (and beat) prices from local and online retailers, Best Buy offers permanent price matching starting March 3, 2013.
Shoppers armed with information on better bargains need only ask for the price match guarantee then show evidence of a lower price (think mobile device or printed ad) from one of 19 retailers covered under the new policy. Retailers include:
- B&H Photo and Video
- Rakuten (formerly Buy.com)
- H.H. Gregg
- Home Depot
- Office Depot
- Office Max
Best Buy will not match the price of a competitor after a purchase has been completed, so plan ahead. However, if Best Buy lowers the price of an item within 15 days of a consumer purchase, shoppers can return items for a refund to match the lower price.
Rumor has it, the new price match program will be accompanied by a change in Best Buy’s return policy — a reduction from 30 days to 15. Reward Zone Premier Silver members will still have the ability to make returns for 60 days.