Craig Newmark pointed me to this post exploring how Best Buy’s poorly-structured sales incentives allegedly permits a clever customer to negotiate for an HDTV below cost. But what really fascinated me was the first comment to the post (creative capitalization and spelling as in original):
If you are daring and want an easy $7,000, just act REALLY suspicous, and once you got everyone in the store asking if they can help you and the Loss Prevention guy up front staring at you, walk out the door. If they stop you, get everyones info who was involved in the stop. MAKE SURE YOU LET THEM KNOW YOU WERE EMBARRASED!!
Call a lawyer (this may cost you a few bucks). One letter or phone call to the district loss prevention manager will result in them settling, which in my experience has always been $7000.