Boxing Day 2018 Deals

Best Buy's Boxing Day 2018 Sale is Now Live!

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SynGamer wrote: Are there certain times throughout the day when they update the website?

EDIT: It's available as of 5:22 am, good luck! Just got my order in.
Glad to see you got one!

But no there was no specific time. I just kept refreshing every time I walked past the computer room, and I guess I got lucky it turned out in-stock 1 of those times :)
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I am looking at the Samsung HDR 4K at best buy, 50 in as that is as big as I can go in the bedroom.523 seems fair and I have a 150 card from a cell phone purchase.
Any thoughts?
I know it is cheap, but any reason why I should not grab it?
Thanks Gurus
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I hope they restock on Octopath because I missed out on it twice
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For anyone who missed out on Octopath, I just successfully price matched it in store at Walmart despite BB online and in store being completely out of stock (they didn’t ask or check, just looked at the flyer)
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Yup, managed to price match the last PS4 Assassin's Creed Odyssey Gold edition Steelbook for 50 bucks by showing Best Buy link on app to Walmart at electronics section, no lineup
RIP E3 30% off pre order games 2011-2019 :twisted:
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th0rbahn wrote: For anyone who missed out on Octopath, I just successfully price matched it in store at Walmart despite BB online and in store being completely out of stock (they didn’t ask or check, just looked at the flyer)
in store or online?
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Went to get the Canon SX540 HS for $59.97, the guy there said he’s not going to match that price, so I replied, what match? This is best buy’s flyer!
https://m.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/cano ... d/11580035

He said he never heard of that deal and besides they have no stock anyway. He said, why don’t you pay 5x more for the same thing, which they do have stock on? I’m like, are you daft? Walked out.

https://m.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/cano ... k/13013112

So.. awhile later, my dad and I are at Staples (32 ave ne location, Calgary) and here’s the same camera! So, realizing that they claim to offer price match, I ask if they are willing to match the Best Buy deal. They go back and forth amongst themselves and come back, “Yes, we will. Except we have no stock. We only have the demo camera, which we won’t sell.”
Ok, well how about bringing one in? No, no. But you know what, the guy says, how about the other store downtown? They have stock.

So I reply, ok, but do you mind calling, confirm they have the right one, and have them set it aside? Sure thing! Quick phone call later, it’s all ready for you, just ask at the cash register.

So this is a long way away, all the way at 9 ave and 12 street SW, Calgary, the opposite side of the city and the opposite side of downtown, but we go there on the assurance, they will honour the price match. You can probably guess what was really going to happen...

So we drive clear across town, arrive, ask at the register, Yes we have the camera saved for you! The Canon SX540 HS. 5 seconds later it’s rung up, $299.99. So I point out, well the thing is, we were promised price match at the $59.97 price as advertised on this flyer here, which I provide. Massive problem. Ok need to retreat to customer service counter in the back.
The lady makes phone calls, checks her terminal, consults all the other sales staff, then eventually calls us back to the counter.
“Let me explain to you,” she starts. There are two Canon SX540 HS cameras for sale, which are not interchangeable. Unfortunately I have the flyer for the model which Staples doesn’t have. I’m like, there are two kinds of Canon SX540 HS? What’s the difference?
Well there’s no difference, but Staples only has the $299.99 “version” and isn’t going to price match the $59.97 version. Their price match policy doesn’t obligate them to price match the exact same item so long as they can find any insignificant difference. So I’m like, why was I promised this deal if I would drive across town, so I do drive across town, and now that I’ve done that, you’re not going to honour your commitment?
So she says, look, I will try to explain One More Time, in the most patronizing manner possible, and I’m like, NO. I will explain to You. Your price match policy is phony, your commitment is meaningless, and I have no interest in dealing with you people. You can take your Canon SX540 HS, whichever the hell damn version you happen to carry, and you can jolly well cram it somewhere you find least convenient for you, because now I’m not gonna buy Anything from you bunch of Christmas Crooks. End of story, bye bye forever.
Walked out, head held high.
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that's bizarre for there to be two 'versions' of the same product with the same model number and that much of a price difference.

Unfortunately, sounds like the guy at the first Staples is the one that dropped the ball and deserved the tongue lashing, though.
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Grunchy wrote: Went to get the Canon SX540 HS for $59.97, the guy there said he’s not going to match that price, so I replied, what match? This is best buy’s flyer!
https://m.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/cano ... d/11580035

He said he never heard of that deal and besides they have no stock anyway. He said, why don’t you pay 5x more for the same thing, which they do have stock on? I’m like, are you daft? Walked out.

https://m.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/cano ... k/13013112

So.. awhile later, my dad and I are at Staples (32 ave ne location, Calgary) and here’s the same camera! So, realizing that they claim to offer price match, I ask if they are willing to match the Best Buy deal. They go back and forth amongst themselves and come back, “Yes, we will. Except we have no stock. We only have the demo camera, which we won’t sell.”
Ok, well how about bringing one in? No, no. But you know what, the guy says, how about the other store downtown? They have stock.

So I reply, ok, but do you mind calling, confirm they have the right one, and have them set it aside? Sure thing! Quick phone call later, it’s all ready for you, just ask at the cash register.

So this is a long way away, all the way at 9 ave and 12 street SW, Calgary, the opposite side of the city and the opposite side of downtown, but we go there on the assurance, they will honour the price match. You can probably guess what was really going to happen...

So we drive clear across town, arrive, ask at the register, Yes we have the camera saved for you! The Canon SX540 HS. 5 seconds later it’s rung up, $299.99. So I point out, well the thing is, we were promised price match at the $59.97 price as advertised on this flyer here, which I provide. Massive problem. Ok need to retreat to customer service counter in the back.
The lady makes phone calls, checks her terminal, consults all the other sales staff, then eventually calls us back to the counter.
“Let me explain to you,” she starts. There are two Canon SX540 HS cameras for sale, which are not interchangeable. Unfortunately I have the flyer for the model which Staples doesn’t have. I’m like, there are two kinds of Canon SX540 HS? What’s the difference?
Well there’s no difference, but Staples only has the $299.99 “version” and isn’t going to price match the $59.97 version. Their price match policy doesn’t obligate them to price match the exact same item so long as they can find any insignificant difference. So I’m like, why was I promised this deal if I would drive across town, so I do drive across town, and now that I’ve done that, you’re not going to honour your commitment?
So she says, look, I will try to explain One More Time, in the most patronizing manner possible, and I’m like, NO. I will explain to You. Your price match policy is phony, your commitment is meaningless, and I have no interest in dealing with you people. You can take your Canon SX540 HS, whichever the hell damn version you happen to carry, and you can jolly well cram it somewhere you find least convenient for you, because now I’m not gonna buy Anything from you bunch of Christmas Crooks. End of story, bye bye forever.
Walked out, head held high.
kamascottra wrote: that's bizarre for there to be two 'versions' of the same product with the same model number and that much of a price difference.

Unfortunately, sounds like the guy at the first Staples is the one that dropped the ball and deserved the tongue lashing, though.
The model numbers for the 2 packages are different on BB website. One ends in 20 the other ends in 26.

And you wouldn't have been able to PM Staples since they don't have the package anyways.

This is the one on Staples website.
https://m.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/cano ... 1/10406701

But yeah, the guy at the first Staples should get the lashing and not the 2nd lady. A $400 camera for $60 is too good to be true.

Also, if the PM is below cost, they'll most likely decline it. Losing money on a sale vs losing a customer makes no difference to them.

I guess next time if you get lucky with a particular CSR, deal with them rather than chancing with another CSR - especially if it's an item heavily discounted.
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Anyone getting the Surface Book 2? There were no discounts on Black Friday and the $250 discount is more than the 10% student discount so it seems like a good deal...
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th0rbahn wrote: For anyone who missed out on Octopath, I just successfully price matched it in store at Walmart despite BB online and in store being completely out of stock (they didn’t ask or check, just looked at the flyer)
Which WM did you do this at? Did you have to bring in a hard copy flyer or just show it on your phone? Thanks!
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Halifax Bayer’s Lake, Showing it on my phone in Flipp app at the electronics counter.
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Anyone had any luck getting Kingdom Hearts 1.5 & 2.5 shipped? I managed to place an order online on 26th but it still hasn't shipped yet. The two other games in the same order went out in their own separate shipments already.
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So I finally got my South Park PS4 copy and as I bought it primarily for the first game, I was wondering if anyone had tried to activate the code lately, and if it worked.

Thanks.
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