I'm in the market for a new TV. A TV on BestBuy.com is actually sold through Buy.com, which is apparently the same thing as Rakuten.com. Is this situation weird?
I'm looking for a new flatscreen smart TV over 40 inches and under $500. Maybe tricky specs, but this actually seems doable. For example...
seems to be perfect... maybe too good to be true? It seems to be much cheaper for its cost than other similar TVs. However, it's the one that's not actually sold on Bestbuy but through Buy.com... which leads me to Rakuten.
I think I've heard of Buy.com, but not Rakuten. Is this reputable?
BestBuy tells me items sold through their Marketplace:
"are sold and shipped by Best Buy-approved third party retailers using our secure checkout; your credit card information stays with Best Buy
are not available in Best Buy stores
can only be returned to the Marketplace Seller"
This slightly worries me... what if it arrives broken, perhaps, and I'm unable to return the TV because the company is shady? The seller reviews give it 4.29 out of 5, which is good... but then if you look at all of the one-star reviews, you seem to get very many people with very serious issues...