This must be an in-store only deal. BestBuy Has the aforementioned HD for $99.99 up-front with a $40 rebate. I did the 110% price match to Circuit City’s price of $59.99 for a final up-front price of $55.99. However the service rep. refused to give me the rebate form and rebate receipt.
I told the rep. that the price match and the rebate were separate issues and asked to see the manager. He told me BB will only honor both the price match and rebate when it’s a manufacture’s rebate. This is a BestBuy rebate. I asked to see the policy in writing but he said that it wasn’t a written policy.
Link to BestBuy's In-Store Price Guarantee
Excerpt: “For complete price guarantee details, please see a customer service representative. We reserve the right to limit quantities. See store for complete details.”
Isn’t that what I did? I’ve heard of others who had no problem getting both. And still others would pay the full price (to get rebate forms) and do the price match at a later date. I guess the policy is arbitrary at best, or that the store managers are poorly trained as to what the real policy is, or corporate is clueless since it doesn’t appear to have a written policy.
So if you’re lucky: $55.99 (110% price match) - $40 MIR = $15.99 final cost