Here's a great price matching example from one of our Smart Shopper readers, Dee. She saved $185 price matching a new electric range! Home Depot price matched the competitor's price and took off another 10%! Here is the e-mail I received from Dee today:
Just wanted to tell you about my experience this week buying a new electric range. Wasn’t planning on that purchase but had a casserole dish fall on my glass cooktop and break it! I live in Fuquay so I found the one I wanted at Home Depot for 499.00. Shopping online I found it for 349.99 at Best Buy. Long story short, Home Depot reluctantly agreed to honor their price matching policy and I got it for 314.00! The Fuquay Home Depot didn’t flinch at all about doing it but didn’t have one in stock, so I was sent to the Cary store. I had to go through the manager who still wanted to just match the price, but I was very polite and as we continued to talk he agreed to go the 10%. Probably didn’t hurt that I was there with my truck to get it and they had already pulled it up to the front after the call from the Fuquay store. Just wanted to let you know, as so many stores are touting price matching and it can often save extra driving if you think to call your local stores to see if they will honor their price match policies.
PS I did check about getting the range fixed, but just to order the part was going to be 275.00 before shipping!"
Note to self - do not get a glass top range when I remodel the kitchen someday.......