Best Buy's Secret Rip-Off Site
Just because Best Buy does not use a commission system, do not assume that shadiness is not afoot. This goes beyond shady sales techniques, in my opinion, straying into fraud.
Disclosure: I do not work for Best Buy or any of their big-box competitors. I do, however, work with electronics support and sales, and this is the sort of thing that I loathe.
Have you ever found a deal at Best Buy's website only to travel to the store and find that the "sale" is over? Did the Best Buy employee show you "proof" on their "website"? It now seems that there are really TWO websites, and they're identical except for the prices. Here's the deal:
• You walk into a Best Buy to purchase a sale item you saw on their site.
• The employee tells you that the item is no longer on sale, and shows you what looks to be Best Buy's website, but it's really a secret intranet that Best Buy's corporate office denies exists. The price on the website shows that the sale is over.
• You cry and leave, then at home you see that the sale isn't over at all. What happened?