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#1 Monstermile  ONLINE  

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Posted Nov 30, 2013 - 6:16 am

Anyone else suffer from this?? Impulse buy at a great price and then find cheaper online or somewhere else a few days later and then return the original purchase??? Not too bad for me this year. Just a few movies that I grabbed early access at Best Buy and then found several dollars cheaper at amazon.



#2 noehlp  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 30, 2013 - 6:27 am

I don't normally, but this year it's been an issue. I am not normally an impulse buyer.  



#3 riven3d  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 30, 2013 - 6:53 am

I do that all the time

#4 christina5704  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 30, 2013 - 7:07 am

Yep, got the just dance 2014 from Best Buy for $29.99 and got it a few days later on Amazon for $14.99! The one from Best Buy is going back :)



#5 len_mullen  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 30, 2013 - 7:42 am

With Best Buy, you can often call and get an adjustment.  I bought a pair of 32" Vizio TVs one year.  Best Buy offered a much lower price on a Dynex 32" set, so I bought two of those.  I set both up in a room, tweaked the controls, and asked my wife to pick.  She preferred the Dynex.  Best Buy had the sets on sale for a lower price twice before Christmas and I simply called for an adjustment.  

 

For smaller margins, you have to decide if the refund is worth the effort.



#6 mcwalker  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 30, 2013 - 9:58 pm

I do this somewhat by plan.  Buy at the best price I am aware of or the one that is immediately available to me (a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush), then find a better deal, or a different item later and return the first.

 

Last year it was 3D Blue-ray player that I returned (both bought online within 24 hours.  This year I have bought multiple "single-serve" blenders ultimately to choose one and return the rest.



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Posted Dec 1, 2013 - 1:19 am

Anyone else suffer from this?? Impulse buy at a great price and then find cheaper online or somewhere else a few days later and then return the original purchase??? Not too bad for me this year. Just a few movies that I grabbed early access at Best Buy and then found several dollars cheaper at amazon.

 

Exact same scenario here with the movies - BB & Amazon. And some jammies & house pants at Shopko.


: ) melinda

#8 Daisimae  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 1, 2013 - 11:14 pm

I'm not one to return things, but I am this time with Roku 2. This wasn't an impulse buy. I planned to buy it from Office Depot since they had it on sale BF. I placed my order soon after the sale went live Thursday. However, I found it for $10 less on Amazon. OD won't PM Amazon so I canceled the first order and ordered from Amazon.

I still hate to return/cancel. I've learned my lesson for the future...wait for Amazon!

#9 jesusluvu  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 2, 2013 - 7:18 am

YES!!!! My money is my money. Anywhere I can get it back and keep my product I am all in. Don't like to return things just like I dont like ot get weighed at the doctors but it is a must - LOL






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