We talked last week about how Walmart and Best Buy were both on the same page on Black Friday hours; with stores in New Jersey applying to local townships to open on Thursday at midnight.
Now Walmart and Best Buy have something else in common; offering price matching on internet products. In addition to price matching against competitors like amazon.com, Best Buy will also be offering free home delivery on out of stock merchandise this holiday season and same-day, in-store pick-up of products purchased online.
Why is Best Buy doing this?
Best Buy suffers during the holiday season from something known as “Showrooming”. We’ve all done it. Customers come in and check out an item in person to get a feel for it, and then go home and shop online for a better price once they decide that they want it. When customers do this Best Buy becomes a “showroom” for their online-only competitors like amazon.com and buy.com.
Before you start hunting online for bargains there are a few restrictions: