Best Buy Price Match

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Does Best Buy price match? It’s complicated.

The Best Buy Price Match Guarantee actually offers a fair deal to consumers as far as price matching policies go. But it can be difficult to navigate — especially when it comes to matching prices online or during sales like Black Friday. Is it even possible?

We’ve got all the answers you’re looking for. But before we get into the details, make sure to download the KCL app to keep on top of all the latest Best Buy coupons and bargains.

 

Does Best Buy price match?

Yes, Best Buy will price match local retailers. “Local” means the store has a physical presence within a 25-mile radius. Best Buy won’t just match their in-store prices; if the store has a presence online, Best Buy will match prices from their website, too.

To qualify for price matching, you must be purchasing an identical item, and Best Buy must have it in-stock at the time you’re shopping. No rain checks.

 

How do I price match at Best Buy?

A person standing at a Best Buy checkout counter while an employee rings them up.

To price match at a Best Buy store, bring either the local competitor’s current ad (a digital version on your phone is fine) or the competitor’s website to the Customer Service desk before you check out.

Best Buy may call the competitor on the phone to verify the price. Once the product has been verified as an identical, in-stock item, your cashier will manually override the Best Buy price to match the competitor.

 

Does Best Buy price match online?

To price match while shopping on BestBuy.com or via the Best Buy app, present your requests via online chat or by calling 1-888-237-8289.

From there, you’ll tell the representative about the specific price match you want to make. They’ll review and verify the price, and you’ll receive an adjustment.

You can’t submit BestBuy.com price matching requests via email or in Best Buy retail stores.

 

Do Best Buy stores match prices on BestBuy.com?

Yes, Best Buy stores price match BestBuy.com and all prices found on the Best Buy app.

Just pull up the website for Best Buy Customer Service to show the price discrepancy, and the team member will override the in-store price.

TIP: If you place an order online for store pickup and you find a better price in the store or at BestBuy.com before pick up, Best Buy will match the lower price. You have to call 1-888-237-8289 to process the price match – they won’t be able to do it in-store.

 

Does Best Buy price match Amazon?

Yes. Best Buy will price match Amazon as long as the item is sold and shipped by Amazon directly — that means no third-party sellers.

The Amazon product must match the Best Buy product’s brand, model number and color to qualify.

 

Does Best Buy price match Walmart?

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Yes, as long as a Walmart retail store is located in the same market area (25-mile radius) as the Best Buy store.

And for BestBuy.com purchases, a Walmart store would have to be within a 25-mile radius of the customer’s billing address or shipping address on record for the purchase.

 

Does Best Buy price match Costco pricing?

Yes, Best Buy price matches Costco. They’ll price match Sam’s Club and BJ’s, too — as long as the warehouse club is within a 25-mile radius. But there are special rules.

Best Buy will only match prices available to the general public. So if you want Best Buy to price match a sale that requires a Costco membership? They won’t.

Let’s say you have an offer that is technically available to everyone, but to view it on Costco’s website you need a membership ID or a login. Best Buy will match these prices in-store only. You must present evidence of the store’s live website to customer service staff to be eligible for the price match. Screenshots won’t cut it.

 

Does Best Buy price match Target?

Yes, Best Buy price matches Target – as long as there’s a Target store within 25 miles.

Best Buy and BestBuy.com are some of the select retailers Target will price match, too. Plus, if you buy at Target with a RedCard, you’ll get an additional 5% off your purchase in addition to the matched price.

 

Does Best Buy match Apple prices?

Yes, Best Buy will price match Apple as long as they have a physical location within 25 miles.

However, if you’re looking at that sweet, get-free-Airpods-with-the-purchase-of-a-Macbook deal from Apple, Best Buy won’t ‘price match’ that. The free Airpods are considered a promotional item, which falls under their exclusion list.

 

Does Apple price match Best Buy?

Kind of. Best Buy is one of the retailers Apple will price match. But they’ll only price match up to 10% of the Apple list price.

That means that if Apple is selling the iPad Air for $599 and Best Buy has a sale, pricing the same product at $549, price matching would make sense. Ten percent of $599 is almost $60, which would put the lowest match at around $539. Because you’re only asking Apple to price match to $549, they’d give it to you.

Let’s say Best Buy has an even bigger sale, though. They’re selling a 13″ MacBook Pro for $1,099.99 when Apple has it listed for $1,299.00. Apple will only give you 10% – or $129.90 – off. But the price difference is about $200. In this case, you’d be better off shopping at Best Buy rather than trying to score the partial price match at Apple.

 

TIP: Check out these pro tips to save money on Apple products.

 

Does Best Buy price match online retailers?

There are only a handful of online-only retailers Best Buy will price match:

  • Amazon.
  • Crutchfield.
  • Dell.
  • HP.
  • TigerDirect.

Bear in mind that price matching only applies to new products, and that they must be identical models and colors sold directly by the online retailer. Purchases from third-party sellers don’t count.

 

Does Best Buy price match other stores after purchase?

Not officially — but there is a workaround.

If you buy a $399 tablet at Best Buy and then you see that same tablet at Walmart for $50 cheaper, Best Buy won’t refund you the difference after the fact.

But you’re not out of luck. As long as you’re within the return/exchange window and have your receipt, you can return the tablet and then repurchase it — letting Best Buy match the Walmart price on the ‘new’ purchase.

The return window is generally 15 days, but it varies depending on your Best Buy membership level. You can learn more by reviewing KCL’s guide to the Best Buy return policy.

TIP: Learn more Best Buy hacks that’ll save you hundreds on electronics.

 

Which items are excluded from the Best Buy price match policy?

Lines of people buying TVs during Best Buy Black Friday

There are a number of exclusions to the Best Buy price match policy. You cannot price match:

  • Used or refurbished products.
  • Open-box items.
  • Rentals or leases.
  • Trade-in offers.
  • Best Buy Education or Best Buy for Business transactions.
  • Contract cell phones.
  • Free promotional items with purchase.
  • Pre-order offers.
  • Services, like delivery or installation.
  • Liquidation offers.
  • Financing offers.
  • Bundle pricing.
  • Subscription services.
  • Clearance items.
  • Gift card offers or other cards activated at point of sale..

Best Buy also won’t match special sales, like Prime Day.

That also includes Black Friday pricing. And Best Buy creates a huge buffer around the shopping holiday. You won’t be able to price match at Best Buy from the Friday before Thanksgiving through the Monday after Thanksgiving (also known as Cyber Monday.)

 

How long does Best Buy give you to price match?

You can only price match at the time of purchase.

However, you can always return the item then repurchase it. That way you’ll be able to claim price matching on your ‘new’ purchase.

If Best Buy themselves drops the price, you usually have 15 days to claim a price adjustment.

 

What is the Best Buy price adjustment policy?

If you’ve bought something at Best Buy, and then they drop the price of that item within the return and exchange period — 15 days for most items — Best Buy will match the lower price.

You’ll want to set up a Capital One Shopping account before you shop. Capital One will give you notifications in case Best Buy drops the price on an item you’ve purchased, and will help you get paid the difference.

Paribus compensates us when you sign up for Paribus using the links provided.

 

Does Best Buy match competitors’ coupons?

No, Best Buy will not price match competitors’ coupons.

In fact, when it comes to coupons, Best Buy won’t accept even one of their own coupons on top of a price match. You have to pick just one: Price match or coupon.

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