Shopping Discussion

how much is the Bestbuy/Futureshop employee discount??

  • Last Updated:
  • Feb 6th, 2013 11:36 pm
Tags:
None
Member
Mar 7, 2010
440 posts
21 upvotes
forthman wrote:
Dec 23rd, 2009 11:20 pm
One of my best bud's works at FS,he works on commission in the home entertainment dept,and does quite well.If he's having a banner month,like he is this month(hits some magic number),his discount is cost only,no 10% added to it.Warranties are still 50% off.
You must be confused.

The "entertainment" department is not on the commission model and is responsible for Gaming, Software and DVD/CD's etc...

Maybe you mean home Theater?

Also it isn't 1 month of great sales. you have to be in the top 10% of the company for that department for i believe 1 quarter, or the whole year, i cant recall.. in order to get the items for cost.


Also, the discount is now Cost + 5%

On things like TV you usually save 200 - 600$ depending on the tv .. (more expensive 50+ tvs have the larger markups over the 40-46" tvs)
Computers you save maybe 50$

video games you save 0$ unless its used and cost is low. or if its clearance you can get games for 2-5$ sometimes.
Deal Expert
User avatar
Apr 21, 2004
32245 posts
5405 upvotes
If the employee does hit his/her target and gets cost (albeit inflated) pricing, would there be a maximum amount he/she can avail in terms of purchases?
Jr. Member
Aug 9, 2009
138 posts
2 upvotes
Does anyone know how to use the employee discount online?
I know for FutureShop you just make an account using ur 4 digit and alpha but how do you do it for BBY?
Deal Addict
User avatar
Oct 4, 2004
3443 posts
351 upvotes
Vancouver
daproph wrote:
Aug 6th, 2010 4:11 am
Does anyone know how to use the employee discount online?
I know for FutureShop you just make an account using ur 4 digit and alpha but how do you do it for BBY?
You actually don't. That is for the online forums.

For online staff purchases (refer to Online Staff Purchase SOP for further reading). You make up a new account or change your existing email to a company email. The preferred way is just your NT Login (the login you use for everything from RSS, SAR, E-POS) followed by @bestbuycanada.ca. So yourloginhere@bestbuycanada.ca. Your account information will be verified upon ordering and you will not receive an email order confirmation (you can still track your orders online).

Also, stern warning to all Best Buy employees that company costs are considered confidential information and can be used by competitors to gain a competitive edge (taken from SOP). Sharing this information is most definitely grounds for termination if you are caught.

For further discussion into staff-related issues, you should probably refer to your respective online forums where there is a place to discuss such topics. RFD is not the best place to do so :)
Jr. Member
Jan 16, 2009
116 posts
1 upvote
Brampton
Say I bought a Beats by Dr.Dre at Future shop through employee discount (Friend's friend). I wanted 3 year warranty under my name, but he's being a pussy and didn't give the receipt because he's like his information's on it and he's not even willing to get the warranty and transfer it.

So if I call futureshop and ask them for warranty/replacement plan, will they ask me to bring the employee/employee information that the guy has or do they not care if I get the warranty?
Deal Addict
User avatar
Oct 4, 2004
3443 posts
351 upvotes
Vancouver
jattunit wrote:
Aug 20th, 2010 12:09 pm
Say I bought a Beats by Dr.Dre at Future shop through employee discount (Friend's friend). I wanted 3 year warranty under my name, but he's being a pussy and didn't give the receipt because he's like his information's on it and he's not even willing to get the warranty and transfer it.

So if I call futureshop and ask them for warranty/replacement plan, will they ask me to bring the employee/employee information that the guy has or do they not care if I get the warranty?
I've always filed my claims online. I just type in the receipt number and warranty SKU and I'm good to go.
Newbie
May 5, 2009
20 posts
Etobicoke
Do best buy employees get a discount at FS?
Deal Addict
User avatar
Jan 30, 2007
3036 posts
182 upvotes
Surrey
jattunit wrote:
Aug 20th, 2010 12:09 pm
Say I bought a Beats by Dr.Dre at Future shop through employee discount (Friend's friend). I wanted 3 year warranty under my name, but he's being a pussy and didn't give the receipt because he's like his information's on it and he's not even willing to get the warranty and transfer it.
He doesn't have to get you the warranty. He did you a favour already - don't be so ungrateful.
So if I call futureshop and ask them for warranty/replacement plan, will they ask me to bring the employee/employee information that the guy has or do they not care if I get the warranty?
You're not the original purchaser, so you typically can't get warranty coverage unless the extra warranty coverage is purchased by the original purchaser and then transferred.
Deal Fanatic
Sep 9, 2003
6643 posts
634 upvotes
Burnaby
biggyk wrote:
Nov 8th, 2010 10:44 pm
Do best buy employees get a discount at FS?

Yes
Deal Addict
User avatar
May 22, 2006
1033 posts
123 upvotes
anyone from Toronto can hook me up with some bestbuy or futureshop discount? l just wanna get a zx3 pocket camcorder/ playsport. will make it worth your while
Newbie
Jan 24, 2013
1 posts
Anyone know the employee discount on an Apply iPod Touch from Bestbuy?
Jr. Member
User avatar
Nov 2, 2011
187 posts
46 upvotes
Edmonton
imarun123 wrote:
Feb 6th, 2013 5:55 pm
Anyone know the employee discount on an Apply iPod Touch from Bestbuy?
Cost plus 5 percent now, there is not even 5 percent margin on apple products, so 0 discount.
Deal Addict
Jun 30, 2010
2317 posts
467 upvotes
Vaughan
imarun123 wrote:
Feb 6th, 2013 5:55 pm
Anyone know the employee discount on an Apply iPod Touch from Bestbuy?
Cost + 5%. Cost on an ipod touch is $2 less then the selling price :P
ijustgotadeal wrote:
Feb 6th, 2013 9:02 pm
Tons of game studios and technology companies will give you free stuff for working at Best Buy / Future Shop

https://insiders.bethsoft.com/register.php
Thanks a USA site btw
× < >

Top