Use Your Mobile Phone to Save Big Money at Best Buy

In case you hadn't noticed, the online and in-store prices at Best Buy can differ dramatically. Using her G1, Long Live Geeks blogger Anastasia was able to save $US96 by exploiting In-Store Pickup.

Instead of paying the $US45 in-store price for each of the four seasons of Stargate Atlantis, Anastasia simply searched for the items on the best Buy website with her T-Mobile G1 and purchased them online at a $US20 sale price. By selecting "in-store pickup" she only had to browse around for around 20 minutes while her order was being processed. Once she got the confirmation email, she picked the DVDs up right then and there at a substantial savings.

So, the moral of the story here is that if you have a mobile phone with a decent browser and you are about to pay full price for something in a store, make sure to check out the website first. An in-store pickup option can be like putting a big, fat sale price on an item without having to wait for shipping. [Long Live Geeks via Lifehacker]

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