Earlier this fall Target and Best Buy announced that they were going to start matching prices from Amazon.com (with some restrictions) — at least for awhile.
Since that announcement, I’ve requested (and received) a price match at Best Buy on a couple of occasions. I haven’t tried Target yet, but I’d expect it to be equally smooth. It’ll be interesting to see how long this lasts.
Update1: Apparently Target has already dropped the idea, effective Dec 16th.
Update2: On Jan 8th Target got back in the game, agreeing to match prices from Target.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, BestBuy.com, ToysRUs.com, and BabiesRUs.com
While I doubt that this will be a sustainable practice in the long run, I thought I’d start accumulating the names of real-world (i.e., brick & mortar) stores that are willing to match Amazon’s prices.
So far I only have the two… Best Buy and Target.
Update3: As of mid-Feburary 2013, Best Buy has made their online price match policy permanent.
I’ll add others if/when I discover them, and I invite you to help out by sharing the names of other stores with online price match policies. Just post a comment and I’ll add it to the list once I verify it.