If she can. I have yet to see a $40 converter box at Best Buy. Last time I was there, they had a $59 Insignia branded one. I've seen ones from RCA for $49.95 at WalMart. I jumped the gun and requested the coupons on Jan 1. With the clock ticking on those coupons, I ended up buying 3 from WalMart. Yeah, we have 6 analog TVs and no cable. Yet.
And good on ya, Best Buy.
I looked & didn't see this topic already so forgive me if I missed an already active thread.
I heard on Ep699 about the "rebate" to people who bought HD-DVD players in the ...erm... demise window.
I got mine in this morning's snailmail. A letter explaining HD-DVD's extinction & a BestBuy giftcard to smooth over any hard feelings. I knew full well what I was getting into & bought when player prices fell by 50%. Add to this the $50 gift card, the fact that remaining HD-DVD titles are really going @ firesale prices, the fact that I still have a fine upscaling player ...and the possibility - which I have yet to explore - that apps like Nero can burn HD formatted content onto DVD/R media from HD camcorders, and I have no regrets about my purchase.
Best Buy didn't have to do this, but the fact that they did without being asked, has been a really positive move in this customers eyes.
I don't say this often - especially about mega-chains.. but GOOD JOB, BEST BUY. Karma points for this move.
...Now stop trying to sell my Grandma a 60" plasma & show her where the $40 converter boxes are