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November 20, 2017

Thanks for Nothing:
P.C. Richard’s Black Friday Price Guarantee

Filed under: Electronics,Internet,Retail — Edgar (aka MrConsumer) @ 6:08 am

It is rare to find any retailer offering to match competitors’ prices on Black Friday, but New York area appliance discount chain P.C. Richard & Son is advertising just that.

PC richard price guarantee

Wow. Walmart did this a few years ago, but has not since. But before you get all psyched about shopping at P.C. Richard, you better follow the asterisk to their fine print disclaimer.

*MOUSE PRINT:

PC Richard price guarantee details

It basically says that while it lasts 30 days, their Black Friday price guarantee excludes Thanksgiving, Black Friday, the weekend after Black Friday, and Cyber Monday for any competitor advertising limited quantities, certain hours for sales, etc. But virtually every retailer has those restrictions on their doorbusters or other great deals that you might only see between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

We asked the company about the dubious nature of this policy and they have yet to respond.

So to P.C. Richard, for your Black Friday price guarantee we say, thanks for nothing.

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4 Comments

  1. This is along the same lines as the Lowes/Home Depot sales where “all appliances are on sale” at tremendous discounts.

    Then, the fine print excludes every major manufacturer and leaves the consumer with about two models to choose from.

    Not a whole lot different here…

    Comment by bobl — November 20, 2017 @ 12:05 pm
  2. It’s restrictive, but it’s not as bad as it sounds. Sale prices are still respected, so long as they’re not in artificially limited quantities or for specific times of day. That sounds like it’s excluding things like “8 at this price” and Amazon lightning deals. I would assume, for example, if you bought a MacBook Pro from them, and Apple then has a Black Friday sale (which no special time or quantity limits), it would be eligible for the price guarantee.

    Comment by Tim — November 20, 2017 @ 2:29 pm
  3. PC Richard’s guarantees that they will not match black friday prices

    Comment by Wayne — November 24, 2017 @ 11:11 am
  4. Pc Richard is USA worst electronic department. They are the only ones that drop the prices by 5.00/10.00 and 15.00 dollars from a tv that they sell for $5,000. What a joke, they should be out of business.

    Comment by Raymond reyes — November 25, 2017 @ 9:48 am

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