08-21-2003, 07:04 AM #1
Anyone work at Best Buy/Circuit City (or know someone who does)?
If so, could you either post here or PM me. I'm considering working a few hours a week at one simply to defray the cost of redoing my home entertainment center. Yeah, I'm cheap like that...i worked at JCrew a lot of summers and most xmas breaks to revamp my wardrobe and I think i'll be doing the same thing for the entertainment center. I know both chains give generous discounts (Best Buy actually gives all employees products at cost!) As such, the better discounts come on high end items or components, where the most markups occur (ie, a PS2 and a PC is sold at cost, but high end monster cable or PS2 ancillary is dramatically marked up).
The big cost here for me is the TV. I don't want a plasma, as I think thy look foolish just hanging on a wall unless you have professionals install and do up the whole living room (being in an apt I'm not going that route). So, what I want to do is go with the widescreen LCD HDTV. They aren't as bulky and heavy as a traditional widescreen projection (they're about a quarter as "deep" in the back) and border on the look of a plasma but stand alone). It retails for about 3500-3800 bucks and I suspect the markup is significant, but I don't want to go into an "interview" specifically asking what the discount on that would be. It's a prick move I know, but i'm basically planning on working however long it takes to get the discount, buying the TV (if the discount is worth it) and quitting the very next day. I'll post a link to the model for shits and giggles, but could REALLY use the input of an employee of one of these places so I can start to get an idea of whether the discount would warrant my wasting my time. THanks.
08-21-2003, 07:10 AM #2
08-21-2003, 07:26 AM #3
I don't work there, but a friend worked at CC in High School. They get stuff at cost as well.
08-21-2003, 11:25 AM #4
08-21-2003, 11:28 AM #5
Oh, I should also add that Gateway does some incredibly priced Plasma TV's. Anyone know anything about their reliability? I know if something is priced well below all else, it's usually too good to be true, but Gateway's a reliable company.
08-21-2003, 11:50 AM #6
Have you compared prices to ebay. My cousin works at best buy, and they have to pay 3-5% above cost. Sometimes ebay's cheaper depending on what you get. I was going to get an in dash car lcd dvd player, but it was way cheaper on ebay.
08-21-2003, 11:55 AM #7Originally Posted by dizzle
08-21-2003, 11:58 AM #8
Holy shit...i've been on there for all of two minutes and I'm literally blown away. You may have saved me at least two grand and/or a crappy month long tenure at Best Buy!
08-21-2003, 02:50 PM #9
my freind used to work for best buy and this girl i know still works for circuit city. both tell me they run those places like the fuckin third reich
08-21-2003, 03:32 PM #10
Go work for the place you are going to buy a car from and really save some money.
08-21-2003, 04:31 PM #11Originally Posted by Rickson
08-21-2003, 04:34 PM #12Originally Posted by BigGreen
08-21-2003, 04:35 PM #13
Yeah. Pretty soon BG will be working at Honda, Customs, Best Buy, JCrew, Starbucks, and GNC.
All only each an hour a day so he will still have time to come here and visit. Did I leave something out BG?? Should we throw in Mcdonalds for ya
08-21-2003, 05:48 PM #14Originally Posted by bermich
08-21-2003, 05:50 PM #15Originally Posted by dizzle
08-22-2003, 11:07 AM #16Junior Member
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one of my friends worked at good guy's and i can tell you for sure they definately cap the amount of stuff you can buy at a discount.
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