Best Buy, one of the largest electronic stores in the US, allows customers to price match items with selected stores and request discounts from the differences in the selling price.
With the partial selection of stores that Best Buy allows for price matching, a customer might ask, does ‘Best Buy price match Amazon?’ Here is what I found out!
Does Best Buy Price Match Amazon?
Best Buy does price match Amazon.com. However, price matching can only be done online at BestBuy.com and is not available in-store. Additionally, for a price match to occur against Amazon, the product must be identical in size, brand, color, model, and in stock.
If you want to know more about Best Buy’s price matching with Amazon, whether Best Buy price matches Amazon Prime, and how you can request a price match with Amazon at Best Buy, keep reading!
How Do I Request A Price Match With Amazon At Best Buy?
Best Buy allows customers to compare prices with those of Amazon.com and ultimately request a price reduction.
If you are shopping online (price matching is not available in-store), you need to find a qualifying product at Bestbuy.com and compare the prices with the prices of eligible competitors such as Amazon.com and request a price match.
For instance, if you want to price match Best Buy with Amazon, you have to ensure that the products in comparison are of matching brands, with identical colors and model numbers.
Once you verify that the products are of similar brands, model numbers, and colors, you can contact Best Buy employees through the online chat Bestbuy.com or on the phone via (1-888-237-8289).
While in communication with employees at BestBuy.com, you should direct them to the Amazon website or ad displaying a lower price for you to get a lower price upon review by Best Buy employees.
If the price match is accepted, the Best Buy employee will deduct the difference in price or give you a credit coupon code to use while checking out.
Does Best Buy Price Match Amazon In-Store?
Best Buy does not price match Amazon.com in-store because Amazon does not have physical stores.
Since the Best Buy price matching policy is inclusive of local retail competitors and major online stores, Amazon in-store is not eligible for price matching with Best Buy.
Does Best Buy Match Price After Purchase?
Best Buy does match the prices of products as long as the price match request is made within the return and exchange period.
Depending on the product and membership status of the customer, the return and exchange period is between 14-45 days after the day of purchase.
The return and exchange period for consumers is as follows:
- Standard Membership: 14-15 days, depending on the product
- Elite Member: 14-30 days, depending on the product
- Elite Plus Members: 14-45 days, depending on the product.
In case you received a price match with Amazon at the time of purchase and the price drops before the scheduled delivery date, Best Buy will refund 100% of the extra amount, including tax upon request.
In this case, a customer has to call Best Buy via 1-888-BEST BUY (1-888-237-8289) and request a refund during the delivery period.
It is important to note that requests for refunds or price drops cannot be sent via email or in Best Buy stores. Instead, you will have to call the store and request a price match before delivery.
Similarly, you can request for price matching during the exchange and return period as long as the item and store price match store are eligible for price matching.
Additionally, customers should note that Best Buy does not allow price matching for clearance and open-box items before and after purchase.
Does Best Buy Price Match Amazon Prime, Prime Day, And Sales?
Unfortunately, Best Buy does not price match Amazon Prime, Prime Day, and Sales.
Best Buy’s price matching policy restricts price matching with competitor’s services prices, liquidation offers, and special daily or hourly sales.
Since Amazon Prime is a paid subscription program offering special services to its member, Best Buy does not allow customers to price match services off Amazon Prime, Prime Day, and Sales.
Only items on Amazon.com are eligible for price matching with Best Buy.
Do Amazon Stores Price Match Best Buy?
Unfortunately, Amazon does not price match with Best Buy or other competitors.
Even though Best Buy allows price matching with Amazon, the reverse is not true.
Just like Best Buy does not price match with all competitors, Amazon provides restrictions on its price-matching policy.
Best Buy’s price matching policy allows customers to match the prices of items with those at Amazon.com. Therefore, customers should not hesitate to request a price match if they notice a price difference.