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I have an opportunity to buy most items at Best Buy for cost plus 5% on Sunday night. However, I am curious as to how much this could actually save me.
I know that some items (like cables and CD's) are marked-up to ridiculous prices. Therefore, the discount would be substantial. But what about DVD's, printing supplies, appliances and electronics (especially a digital camera)?
Gen, you know printer consumables are marked up... way up
DVD's, older titles, are generally a loss leader for Best Buy from what I understand. That means they are probably selling them below or at cost... if they make any profit it's because the sheer volume allows them to compensate. So in theory you may end up paying more, which of course, hopefully would just make the system default back to the regular price (speculation)
So it's just this sunday I take it, we better make a list
Yeah, all DLP, Plasma and LCD TV's are just 15% off. Of course depending on the markup, that might be a better savings than cost plus 5%.
But if an item has a protection plan, you have to buy the protection plan. From what I've been told, this usually means that you barely save any money on appliances/electronics. But it is kind of like getting a protection plan for free. Since I want a protection plan for my new digital camera (my last camera broke after less than 2 years) it may work out well for me.
I have never purchased a protection plan for any electronics I have ever owned in my entire life. And I have never needed a protection plan. I was told a long time ago those things are pure junk profit for the retailer and a complete rip off for the consumer.