Best Buy’s Secret Web Site

By Deane Barker on March 6, 2007

Best Buy Web site pricing probed: If Best Buy actually did this, then they’re brutally stupid.

Blumenthal said his office received at least 20 complaints after a columnist for The Hartford Courant reported the experience of one Connecticut man who found a laptop computer advertised for $729.99 on, then went to a Best Buy store where an employee who seemed to check the same Web site told him the price was actually $879.99.

Dawn Bryant, spokeswoman for the Richfield-headquartered retailer, confirmed that store employees have access to an internal Web site that looks nearly identical to the public site.