The call my husband and I have been waiting for finally arrived. It happened yesterday afternoon. Yes… our new TV is at the Best Buy warehouse and they’ll have it for us at store on Friday.
it’s been a long wait! Almost three weeks!
Why is it that whenever we buy something it turns out to be out of stock? That almost happened with the Home Theater System that we bought to go along with the new TV too.
I do have to commend the guys at Best Buy. They really came through for us. When we decided to get a new TV I started looking at various local stores on line in order to find the Best Buy and by far, Best Buy had the lowest prices on the models we were interested in.
Plus … once we’d decided on a TV and we found out it was out of stock they took $200 of the price for us and gave us a four year extended warranty for half price as well. Oh and the HDMI cable that we bought was sold to us at half price too
Then as we had to wait longer than they said we would for the new TV they offered us a deal on a home theater system. They weren’t just trying to sell us something, we brought up that we were looking for a new home theater system because the receiver on our old one had died a few years ago. So they took about $200 off the price of the Home Theater system we picked out too. Of course they didn’t just offer it … we asked if they “could do anything for us” and without hesitation they made the above offer.
Then as if that weren’t good enough, when the TV was going to be delayed by maybe two more weeks (turns out it was only one week more) they offered to give us 50% off on a new TV stand. Again … we had decided on our own that we needed a new TV stand because the one we have is built specifically for the DLP and a plasma might fall off of it with the way our dog jumps around! So as it turns out we picked out a new TV stand that was on sale for $399 and they gave it to us for half price so we saved another $200.
I know we bought a lot of stuff, but if our TV hadn’t been on back order we wouldn’t have saved more than $800 on the items we bought. So as it turns out, having to wait for our TV was a good thing.
I guess the moral of my story is that it never hurts to ask for a discount (we did ask, they didn’t just out right offer every single thing I listed above), especially if the item you’re thinking of purchasing is on back order!