: Best Buy issuing $50 gift card for those who bought an HD-DVD player



gary88
04-11-08, 11:05 PM
I just got mine in the mail, huzzah! :highfive:

I like how they assure me I can still continue to enjoy HD-DVDs :bigroll: Though I'm considering that trade-in program they mentioned, depending on how much I would get for everything.

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CadillacSTS42005
04-11-08, 11:38 PM
yup
we herd about this weeks ago in the store
i never bought one nor did my fam so it didnt effect me

MauiV
04-11-08, 11:49 PM
What will they give me for my BetaMax and Laser Disc players?

Playdrv4me
04-12-08, 03:42 AM
Well isn't that cute. Meanwhile them, Circuit City, Sears and others are in hot water right now for continuing to sell analog televisions with no indication that they will essentially be worthless after February 2009. Apparently stores are supposed to be informing customers that analog televisions will no longer work without converter boxes, either through packaging or notices on store displays for THAT item (not just as a sales tactic to sell newer digital TVs as Best Buy does).

Spyder
04-12-08, 04:14 AM
Huh. EXCELLENT customer service, as far as I'm concerned.

On the TV thing, if consumers don't do their research and are talked into buying crap or buy crap unintentionally, too goddamned bad. It's not the store's fault that the consumer doesn't know what the hell they want to buy.

Jesda
04-12-08, 12:19 PM
Analog TVs are plenty useful without converter boxes. Most are strictly purchased for DVD and Playstation output.

CadillacSTS42005
04-12-08, 12:22 PM
Well isn't that cute. Meanwhile them, Circuit City, Sears and others are in hot water right now for continuing to sell analog televisions with no indication that they will essentially be worthless after February 2009. Apparently stores are supposed to be informing customers that analog televisions will no longer work without converter boxes, either through packaging or notices on store displays for THAT item (not just as a sales tactic to sell newer digital TVs as Best Buy does).

not entirely true
thats only if you receive your TV via rabbit ears
most people now a days run on cable which will be un affected....

caddycruiser
04-14-08, 12:20 AM
not entirely true
thats only if you receive your TV via rabbit ears
most people now a days run on cable which will be un affected....

EXACTLY...now if only all the marketing, commercials, etc. playing this up would correctly state this.

They all make it sound like every TV that isn't brand new and HD, etc. will be useless, when in fact it's largely just an antenna situation.

I can't tell you how many people even that I just know who thought they needed to replace their cable connected, fairly recent TV's based on what they heard...:bonkers:

Spyder
04-14-08, 01:14 AM
And again, its their own damned fault for not looking into it before trusting someone that is, by their very nature, trying to take their money from them! I NEVER believe advertisements. I could have an ad tell me that dirt is dirty and their product proves it and I would spend a week trying to figure out if dirt was really clean.

Ha, horrible analogy, but you get the idea...