View Full Version : Best Buy Charging Halo 3 TAX
08-12-07, 03:50 PM
I was a little surprised to come across this information, but not too surprised. Best Buy has added what some are calling a “Halo 3″ tax to peripherals. With Halo 3 hype building, Best Buy has decided to charge $3 over MSRP for most Xbox 360 peripherals. We all know that when Halo 3 hits the shelves, peripherals are going to sell like hotcakes. I sincerely hope they reconsider charging this extra “tax”. As a consumer, I will not purchase anything from a retail chain when the price is above MSRP. Will this affect most consumers? Probably not. Most people would never notice a dollar or three here and there.
08-12-07, 05:08 PM
They always do this ****. They won't be getting my business for this game.
bleh Halo 3, just bleh...
side note whoa Madpistol you're in Hoover? I graduated from there in '95(first senior class :D), and live not too far from the Met still. It's cool to see a couple more Birminghamians on the boards (nana2)
Meh, supply and demand. If people are stupid enough to pay above MSRP for this stuff then it's an ingenious move.
I paid less than 15 dollars for the vga cable, same exact thing with the packaging and everything. What a ripoff.
08-13-07, 03:55 AM
Best buy will sell those peripherals like hotcakes beacuse there are ALOT of stupid people that just buy em. When I buy something I always look up where it is the cheapest on the net. Takes about 10 secs :bleh:
When my friend bought a lcd tv at a big store and told me the price I looked it up on the net and showed him where he could have gotten it 1000$ cheaper :lol:
08-13-07, 07:26 AM
Meh, supply and demand. If people are stupid enough to pay above MSRP
problem is people don't know they are paying more.
08-14-07, 01:13 AM
Anyone expecting Best Buy to play fair with peripherals clearly doesn't know much about Best Buy. They make jack on a lot of things (especially with their advertised deals) so they make it up by jacking the price of everything else up.
Seriously. You can make a 10ft ethernet cable for $3. You can buy it at Radio Shack for $8. You can buy it at Best Buy for $15 or more. (Not exact prices, but you get the idea.)
Anyone who actually goes to Best Buy is just asking to be suckered.
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