Best Buy Extends Peace Offering to HD DVD Buyers

Posted by Dave Cowl on March 19, 2008 
Filed Under: Format War, HD DVD, Retailers

bestbuy.jpgBest Buy will send $50 gift cards to customers who bought an HD DVD hardware device anytime before Feb. 23 of this year at Best Buy. Most customers will receive the cards by mail, as Best Buy will scour its files to identify past purchasers of HD DVD players and attachments, which spans stand-alone set-top players and the Xbox 360 drive.

Best Buy HD DVD customers who are Reward Zone members, purchasers of HD DVD warranty plans, or those who bought players on the chain’s Web site should receive gift cards in the mail by May 1. Those who want to ensure their card is on the way can call 888.BEST.BUY (888.237.8289) and provide proof of purchase through a receipt or credit card documentation.

Additionally, customers who purchased HD DVD players and titles from any retailer, not necessarily Best Buy, can trade in their goods for Best Buy gift cards. People looking to toss their HD DVD merchandise can visit Best Buy’s Online Trade-In Center at to get value estimates of the items they want to discard. After Best Buy has received the product, it will issue a gift card matching the store’s value estimate.

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8 Responses to “Best Buy Extends Peace Offering to HD DVD Buyers”

  1. Jesterrace on March 19th, 2008 1:46 pm

    Man, that A3 purchase just keeps getting better and better. Bought mine in late January so I will fall into this category. ;)

  2. burndive on March 19th, 2008 1:49 pm

    A “peace offering” is an offering BECAUSE there is peace, not an offering made in order to garner peace.

    Doesn’t anyone read the old testament anymore?

  3. Dave Cowl on March 19th, 2008 2:15 pm

    So you think we don’t have peace?

  4. burndive on March 19th, 2008 2:16 pm

    FYI, the most analogous Levitical offering would be the Guilt Offering:

  5. burndive on March 19th, 2008 2:17 pm

    Heh, Dave, all one has to do is glance at any format war forum to answer your question.

  6. Dave Cowl on March 19th, 2008 2:21 pm

    Guilt Offering is perhaps more apt. :D

    Good to see ‘we’ have a reason to continue to exist…

  7. DS2 on March 19th, 2008 3:02 pm

    What’s truly impressive is the fact they aren’t asking the HD DVD owners to “trade in” their players to benefit from this.

    I’ll be curious to see what deals Best Buy will offer Blu-Ray owners in the coming months.

  8. Ryan on March 19th, 2008 5:02 pm

    An awesome company – they’ve once again gone above and beyond what anyone expected. I’ll be checking for my $150 in gift cards soon …

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