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I just won a $5,000 shopping spree at Best Buy

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by sharpshooter, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

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    Congrats!!!!

    Samsung 55" - 60" 'Smart tv'!!!!
    New laptop with a BUNCH of RAM.
    DSLR (Canon or Nikon)
    iPad
    iPod
    GPS
    Refrigerator (LG 31 cu ft.)
     
  2. LEO/Dad

    LEO/Dad Navy Veteran

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    Congrats.......however, Best Buy is not doing well business wise. Take this into consideration in your purchases, factory warranties etc. if they should tank......!
     

  3. Brucev

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    Re: OP. Congratulations! No need to hurry spending the cash. Take your time. Buy what will best meet the needs of your family.
     
  4. Gixxerjoe04

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    So did you actually enter a contest to win or did you get some random text message saying you won? I've got a few texts saying I won a Walmart or best buy gift card worth $1000 or so, unfortunately I wasn't born yesterday so I didn't try and claim my random prize
     
  5. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    This, and many congrats my friend:thumbsup:
     
  6. Gallium

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    good move on your part!

    The minimum age for many of those contests/giveaways is 18 or 21. If you were born yesterday you'd most likely be ineligible. :embarassed:

    - G
     
  7. Gallium

    Gallium CLM

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    Not sure why you think a factory warranty would affect a product Best Buy sells...that is why it is called a "factory" warranty.
     
  8. JMS

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    That's exactly what I was thinking. Make sure it's legit.
     
  9. MrKandiyohi

    MrKandiyohi Millennium Member

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    Do you need a W/D or other appliances? Those will help fill out your order.
     

  10. Do they sell guns and ammo?
     
  11. SCAM ALERT!!
    Yes, it looks very legit, even with active pages that allows you to enter all of your personal info wink, wink. But like any other scam, they never pay attention to details. I got one of those texts, and went to the website they tell you to go. What gave it away, was when I started to click on the small links that are usually at the bottom in the fine print, and sure enough, they were broken links, which let me to believe, they cloned that page from somewhere else. I hope the OP did give away his identity. IF he did, He is SCROOGED.
     
  12. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    IIRC BestBuy and many other retailers offer these as prizes for completing a receipt survey. Sounds like that may be what he won.
     
  13. What a coincidence. I just deleted two texts earlier today from 'Best Buy' claiming that I've won. I'll try to see if I get find the messages in my trash and post them.

    ETA: Found them:

    +1224xxx0815: ATTN: Rewards Zone Member, you have WON! Go to bestbuy.rwdzn.com/?m5 and enter code xxxx to claim your $1000 Best Buy Gift Card! 2:50 PM

    +1404xxx9607: Your entry has won! Go to bestbuy.rwdzne.com/?5 and enter the code "xxxx" to claim your $1000 Best Buy gift card! Must claim by 11/30/2012. 9:49 AM
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2012
  14. Cooper

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    Assuming it's legit, here are some thoughts:

    Almost EVERYTHING BB sells is a product whose obsolescence is planned. Computers, Ipods, Ipads, video games, blah blah, they will all be much less exciting in three years.

    I would take some of the cash and have some fun. Buy some nice stuff for yourself. Personally, I'm in a digital business, so I'd buy the latest, greatest PC and max out the RAM, video card, and SSHD. Then I'd get external drives and develop a good back-up system.

    But, barring that, the smart thing to do is buy popular products and resell them right now, during the holiday season. I'd go for iPads.

    The other smart thing to do is buy appliances that you will use in the future. Already got a dishwasher? Expect it to last ten years? When it dies, wouldn't it be nice to have another sitting in the basement?
     
  15. TheExplorer

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    I'd throw it right on ebay. People get so into bidding they go above the card value.
     
  16. JimBianchi

    JimBianchi Da Da CLM

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    You would buy $3500 worth of stuff you want and the rest into Ipads to sell.

    The tax burden for a prize of that size should be about $1000 to 1500, depending on your income level.
     
  17. tantrix

    tantrix J'aimeLouisiane

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    I'd start by not buying the most overpriced product in the store.

    Get a nice 60" LED TV and some home appliances you need.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2012
  18. JMS

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    Good idea.
     
  19. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    Put all $5000 into those new Microsoft Surface tablets
     
  20. Don H

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    :laughabove: