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Big Pimpin wrote:I say opportunist. I'm curious about the advertising. Was it to simply "match competitor's prices" or to match the lowest competitor's prices? Because they may have done nothing wrong except use a little deception to get people into the store, which is also the American way.
Sears Price Match Plus Policy/Price Protection Policy
If you find a lower price on an identical branded item with the same features (in Home Electronics identical brand and model number) currently available for sale at another local competitor retail store, Sears will match that price plus, give you 10% of the difference. Just bring in the original advertisement to a sales associate at the time of, or within 30 days after, your purchase.
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If you find a lower online price (including shipping, handling and delivery) on an identical branded item with the same features (in Home Electronics identical brand and model number) currently available from a local competitor retail store honoring its own online price and the item is currently available for sale and delivery in your area, Sears will match that total price Plus, give you 10% of the difference. Just print the ordering page, including shipping, handling and delivery, and bring it to your Sears store at the time of, or within 30 days after, your purchase. If you are purchasing the item from sears.com, email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you find a lower price on an identical item (brand and model number) currently available for sale and delivery in your area from another Sears Holdings retail format or website, Sears will match that price, but will not provide the additional 10% of the difference. All other rules for qualification apply.
Sears will not price match competitors' items that are limited in quantity, offered for sale for less than six hours during a day, or offered for sale during the day after Thanksgiving. Sears will not price match competitors´ bonus or free offers, special offers, bundled offers, rebates, financing offers, coupons, clearance or closeout prices, or prices on used, damaged, returned, open box or display merchandise. Sears will not price match services. Sears will not match typographical errors or competitors' prices that result from a price match. Photo copies of advertisements or receipts will not be accepted as verification of competitor pricing.
Price Protection Policy
Buy with confidence from Sears. If an item you have purchased from Sears goes on sale for a lower price within 30 days of your purchase, Sears will refund the difference.
Matthias wrote:the ROC wrote:Metroid wrote:First of all the title "hero" is thrown around way too much....this douche is not a hero. Should Sears have to honor what they promise in their advertising? Absolutely. To the tune of 100 million dollars? Hell no. This guy is an opportunist plain and simple.
Calling him a "hero" is an insult to all the true hero's out there.
Read this part.UPDATE: Mr. Dank just emailed us with the following clarification: "Please set the record straight on your blog that the $100 and/or $300 million is to pay a class action settlement to all of the customers who were deceived and not to me."
He's not getting the money himself. It's going to everyone who didn't get the $1200 discount.
As I said, I think "hero" is a bit strong, but he's more right than wrong on this in my book.
...Sears will not price match competitors´ bonus or free offers, special offers, bundled offers, rebates, financing offers, coupons, clearance or closeout prices...
thedude wrote:Not meaning trying to hate on the whole legal profession here, but you should probably note that in a 100 million class action like this, the attorneys for the plaintiffs would get 33 to 40 million dollars and would probably be the only ones who profit from the case. However, a suit like this isn't cheap to bring, so if the suit fails they stand to be out a ton of money.
Amazinz wrote:The devil is in the details and if it turns out that this was some type of liquidation outlet or something it would certainly cast a more favorable light on Sears.
RugbyD wrote:...Sears will not price match competitors´ bonus or free offers, special offers, bundled offers, rebates, financing offers, coupons, clearance or closeout prices...
Q: WTF is a "special offer"?
A: a CYA loophole that probably applies to prices below MSRP or whatever the "click thru to see price" prices are.
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