Best Buy is now offering free next-day delivery

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Amazon has become a go-to online marketplace by offering free, next-day delivery (and even same-day delivery in some areas) on many products for Prime members.

Not to be outdone, Walmart started promising to deliver shipments over $35 the next day to select zip codes with a goal of reaching approximately 75% of the U.S. population this year. And most recently, Target is offering free two-day shipping for the holiday season this year (Nov. 1 to Dec. 21), and some of these deliveries could be next-day depending on when the order is placed online.

Now, electronics retailer Best Buy has jumped on the speedy-delivery bandwagon just in time for holiday shopping. However, there are some caveats you should know before you place your order in the hopes of having it delivered the next day.

Next-Day Delivery Is Not Available On All Products

No membership is required to take advantage of this free shipping benefit, but next-day delivery is only available on some items that are currently in stock. When browsing the Best Buy website, look for products with a banner that reads, “Available Now,” as these are the products eligible for next-day delivery or same-day pickup.

Orders must be placed by 1 p.m. local time and there must be a Best Buy store or distribution center in your area. Since warehouse locations are closed Sundays, any eligible orders placed by 1 p.m. on a Saturday will not be delivered until Monday, and any eligible orders placed by 1 p.m. on a Sunday will not be delivered until Tuesday.

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Meeting The Minimum Purchase

There is a $35 minimum purchase required (after coupons and before taxes), except for My Best Buy Elite and Elite Plus members. In addition, limitations may apply during Thanksgiving week and other select promotional periods.

Size and weight restrictions apply, and products such as major appliances and large TVs have different delivery terms.

Next-Day Delivery Is Dependent On Truck Availability

There is also a notice on the Best Buy site that due to truck availability and the time of day you place an online order, you may experience a delay in the first available delivery date.

To find out if free next-day delivery is available to you, visit the Best Buy website and check your zip code.

[H/t: MarketWatch]

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