There really are Internets. Sorry, President Bush. At least, so it would appear. At BestBuy, the sale price you saw for the plasma screen TV at BestBuy.com exist only the pace where you viewed that Internet. See, the Internet is a series of tubes, and there are different tubes in the Best Buy stores. So, of course, the prices tend to be different:
Best Buy does indeed maintain a second website for what one could assume is for the purpose of defrauding its customers. State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal ordered the investigation into Best Buy's practices on Feb. 9 after columnist George Gombossy disclosed the website and showed how employees at two Connecticut stores used it to deny customers a $150 discount on a computer advertised on BestBuy.com. Says Gombossy, 'What is more troubling to me, and to some Best Buy customers, is that even when one informs a salesperson of the Internet price, customers have been shown the intranet site, which looks identical to the Internet site, but does not always show the lowest price.