Best Buy is looking to make good with all the unfortunate souls who purchased an HD DVD player or accessory (be it the 360 HD DVD player or another product) before the format was officially declared kaput on February 23, 2008. The company will issue $50 gift cards to customers that fall in this unfortunate category According to CNN, many consumers won't even have to lift a finger to receive their gift cards as Best Buy is using Rewards Zone and service plan records as well as records from online purchases to identify eligible customers. Those who don't fall into those categories can bring a Best Buy receipt or credit card statement to their local store in order to receive their gift card. Best Buy will also begin accepting returns on all HD DVD players through their online trade-in center starting March 21, so long as said players are returned within 90 days of purchase. Returns will be refunded with store credit. Unfortunately, Best Buy isn't accepting returns on HD DVD discs.
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3-19-2008 @ 6:41PM
Alex C. said...
3-19-2008 @ 7:17PM
Hey, I bought mine there with a reward zone card, what kind of gift card are they offering?
3-19-2008 @ 8:00PM
I really think this is awesome. Way to step up Best Buy!
I mean they have absolutely no obligation to be doing this so.. Its pretty cool for any of those who can benefit.
3-19-2008 @ 8:02PM
You should of had a picture with a fork in the HD-DVD player.
3-19-2008 @ 8:31PM
Awesome! Good thing I bought from Best Buy. ^_^
3-19-2008 @ 8:34PM
I'm not sure if I want to return mine. First off, I got it for super sale a month after it came out for 99$, so it wasn't the biggest impact to my wallet in the first place. I don't own any HD DVDs myself (i've just been using Netflix) but I may buy something like Planet Earth, should it's price come down by a lot. On top of it all, I kind of like having a separate DVD unit for my Xbox. My games are the only things going in the console and my DVDs only go in the HD DVD drive. I never feel as though I am "wearing out" my disc drive by using the player. I may just decide to keep it.
3-19-2008 @ 8:45PM
The Sound said...
And where do you think the money will go to if BB has their way?
oh hai Blu-ray/PS3.
It's a no brainer.
3-19-2008 @ 9:24PM
George Arauz said...
Damnit.. didnt buy mine at best buy
3-19-2008 @ 10:36PM
no one ever mentions how it also upconverts dvds and does a pretty good job of it i also only paid 100 for it so will keep it and the planet earth special is the by far the best
3-19-2008 @ 11:29PM
You don't have to return it. If you purchased it at Best Buy you will get a $50 gift certificate AND you get to keep your player.
3-20-2008 @ 8:39AM
Michael Paul said...
I guess there's no plan to hit 60% or more off on the HD-DVDs then? The $50 to customers who bought players there is IT??...
3-20-2008 @ 11:15AM
Time to get that ps3
3-20-2008 @ 1:59PM
50 bucks? sounds like I have my GTA IV moneys!