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It's official! BestBuy offering NO DOORBUSTERS in parts of OH, SD, IA, ID, WV, + more


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#31 venerdinero  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 1:47 am

anybody got a proxy server - I think they are using the net... I can get OH, but not outside... hmmm

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 1:47 am

as for test marketing, it would be because central OH is a major test market for many products, particularly restaurants - not for the "he hate me" thing

cant get indy or pitt ads to load... keep setting off that pager!! lol


And you know what? Sometimes it's nice to be such a big test market. I liked being one of the very first people to be able to order salads from McDonald's or fruit from Wendy's. But then you have companies like Best Buy who take all the fun out of being a test market :fryingpan

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 1:49 am

do you have a cc there? and do then have doorbusters or not?


There are 2 major Best Buy's here and 2 major Circuit City's. One of the CC and BB are very close to each other. I could definitely see a lot of people heading out to CC over BB this year.

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#34 venerdinero  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 1:52 am

PITTSBURGH - mcknight rd pittsburgh pa doorbusters correction 7hr specials... cookie didn't reset this time... my error - sorry we have cc, used to still have db.. don't have the ad yet, haven't gone to site yet

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 1:55 am

Looking at some other forums, it seems this is reaching to Parts of Iowa and Idaho as well. Maybe Best Buy just hates states that start with a vowel... -Mark-

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 1:57 am

Looking at some other forums, it seems this is reaching to Parts of Iowa and Idaho as well.

Maybe Best Buy just hates states that start with a vowel...

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<--- the other O, Oregon

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 1:59 am

<--- the other O, Oregon


Eh, that's too insignificant a state for Best Buy to even worry about :spit:

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 1:59 am

Ah... they may have more ads than WM.... at least 3 ads so far... gc ad (oh) , 7hour ad (pitt) and the friday morning ad (indianapolis)

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 2:02 am

<--- the other O, Oregon



relax - you have the 7hr sale ad...with the $379 toshiba on cover

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 2:09 am

interesting - the friday morning ad in indy has the door busters AND they get the gift card deal... in the evening!!! 5-11pm... nice hey mark -road trip? lol

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 2:12 am

interesting - the friday morning ad in indy has the door busters AND they get the gift card deal... in the evening!!! 5-11pm... nice

hey mark -road trip? lol


Heh; it's tempting, but the gas money wouldn't really make it worth it :violin:

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 2:25 am

Eh, that's too insignificant a state for Best Buy to even worry about :spit:

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Oh no you didn't! :2bat:

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 2:41 am

Oh no you didn't! :2bat:


Well, it's @ 5:30am - time for Rusty's last call. :7beer:

bring the ol' #2 Miller Lite car around so we can have a rousing rendition of:
TASTES GREAT!! :argue_mad LESS FILLING!!:zim

Happy Thanksgiving all. :2goodnite


yeah, like I'm not going out for the paper in 20 minutes...

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 2:44 am

Sorry to hear it. At least it wasn't a suprise this year...even if it is disappointing.

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 3:58 am

I just e-mailed WBNS-TV Consumer 10 investigations, in Columbus, and explained how Best Buy does not like central Ohio. Hopefully they will look into it and give them the appropriate press.

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 4:05 am

I am so bummed - I had my whole day planned around getting that C360 from Best Buy price matched at Meijers. UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Spent a couple days looking at retailers to see who had it so I wouldn't have to get it at Best Buy. Any suggestions???

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 4:55 am

Mark I just got the BB ad and it has the doorbusters in it from 5am till Noon. This is in NE Ohio Lake County.

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 5:05 am

According to the ad, it's just the Best Buy stores in the Columbus and Dayton market, which includes Springfield and suburbs.:( :mad: :mad: :mad:

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 5:19 am

The $15 gift card deal is good at in the following areas, per the fine print at the bottom: Iowa stores (excluding Sioux City); Idaho stores (excluding Biose); Rapid Cidy, SD; and Huntington, WV Also in the geographic areas: Omaha, NE; Spokane, WA; Poduch, KY; Dayton and Columbus, OH This is actually a better promotion for the Average Joe than doorbusters. Joe can get a "deal" (deal to him... but not if he went to pricewatch) on the item he really wants (digicam, high end laptop). He doesn't think they'll be cheaper any time until Christmas.. so he buys now. THEN, he has Best Buy gift cards - so he has to come back before Christmas and purchase other gifts here, even if they are cheaper elsewhere. It's a win-lose scenario. Also, keep in mind that Best Buy has announced that they would like to BAN customers who buy only sale items without added RAM, protection plans, and who cause them to lose money from their store. If you are reading this post, you are one of those customers. Best Buy would like to ban you from their store. If you boycott them on Black Friday, they've won. Win-Lose scenarios are best for greedy retailers on Black Friday who don't want to give the die-hards their (expensive) candy. (my $0.02)

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 5:28 am

Sorry for that awful luck in Ohio. Doorbusters are here in Fort Wayne Indiana.

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 5:34 am

Sorry for that awful luck in Ohio. Doorbusters are here in Fort Wayne Indiana.



I'm in Ohio and got the Doorbusters for Best Buy

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 6:04 am

Disappointed here too. Officially no doorbusters for Best Buy in Dayton, OH area. This sucks!

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 6:06 am

How did you guys get all thes B.B. Bucks?

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 6:07 am

I am in Northwest Ohio and we have doorbusters! I am price matching though at Walmart! There is nothing at BB that I want tTHAT bad!

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 6:14 am

How did you guys get all thes B.B. Bucks?


McDonalds had a promotion in October (MOnopoly) which you could have gotten 1 or 3 dollar best buy bucks on large fries or premium chicken sandwiches

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 6:41 am

No doorbusters here either!!!! The closest BB is 1.5 hours away and we were leaving tonight at 11pm for the eMachine :( :( :( I've got $200 in BB Bucks, so I have to get something!

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 7:04 am

I'm just confirming again there are no doorbusters here in Dayton. That's a bummer because Wal-Mart will most likely be more crowded this year with no Best Buy doorbusters!

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 7:16 am

It sounds like it's time for some areas to boycott BB and teach them another lesson!

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 7:21 am

When I go on their site and click directly on the camera (C360) it shows the sale price but says you have to get it in the store. Then I looked for store in my area from the link on the camera page and it shows the BBs in my area. So I wonder if I go to the store if I can get the doorbuster price????? I wish I could buy it online.

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 7:23 am

Come to akron.. about 1.5 hrs away.. we have the door busters here




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