So Best Buy made a mistake on one of its online prices the other day.
They were selling a 52-inch television. Normal price: $3,400. But it went on sale, not for $1,799.99 as it was supposed to be, but $9.99.
So people started buying them. Of course, Best Buy didn’t honour it, as they should have.
I have never liked Best Buy, not since the crummy service I got from them years ago. I was looking to buy a laptop, and despite asking several employees for help, I didn’t get any. One employee told me to wait a second, as he rang a sale through, but upon coming back, decided to help someone right next to me who just arrived, despite me being there for 30 minutes at this point. Very disappointing.
So I simply left the store. And I haven’t really been back. I’ll go in to compare prices on something, but I haven’t bought anything there since.
So yes, I don’t like them.
But as for the $9.99 TVs, like I said, they should honour the sales. It’s not like they couldn’t afford it. Their Q1 net earnings (which ended May 30) were $153 million, and their revenue for Q1 was $10 billion. And that’s without their busiest times of the year: back to school, Christmas and Boxing Day.