Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by Laura Ritterman
Micro Center price matches products from most retailers and manufacturers. The store has specific requirements in place for customers who want to take advantage of Micro Center’s price matching policy.
Learn more about Micro Center’s price match policy and how you can use it to save money on your tech gear.
Micro Center Price Match Policy: Explained
According to the store’s website, which has been updated as recently as July 2021, Micro Center will match the price of products from most major retailers and manufacturers.
As a general rule, Micro Center is much more likely to match the price of a large store, well-known retailer than a smaller independent business.
What does Micro Center require for price matching?
Customers must confirm that the product meets the following requirements:
- Competitor must list the exact same model number and/or UPC number
- Competitors with brick & mortar stores must have the item in stock at the closest retail store to the customer’s Micro Center
- Competitor must have the item in-stock. If the item is available for shipping, it must be sold and shipped by the competitor directly and not a third-party listing
What is ineligible for price matching at Micro Center?
The following items are excluded from the price match policy:
- Clearance items
- Refurbished items
- Off-lease items
- Open-box items
- Mail-in rebates
- Competitor’s coupons/promos
- Out of stock items
- Special and time-limited sales
Does Micro Center price match online?
Micro Center will match the price of products from most major retailers’ online stores, such as B&H, Best Buy, and Walmart. When shopping on Amazon, be aware that Micro Center will only match the price if the product ships directly from Amazon, rather than from an independent retailer.
Does Micro Center price match used items?
Price matching with online resale platforms, like Ebay, will not work at Micro Center. Most of the products from Ebay are used or refurbished and are therefore not eligible for Micro Center’s price matching policy.
Does Micro Center price match after purchase?
Since all price matching at Micro Center is subject to approval by a store manager, Micro Center will sometimes price match after the initial purchase of a product. Customers wishing to price match after purchase of a Micro Center product must provide both proof of purchase and proof of a lower price elsewhere, such as an online listing.
How long after purchase does Micro Center price match?
Micro Center does not give a time frame for how long after purchase they offer price matching, so it will likely be up to the store manager on a case-by-case basis. When in doubt, talking with the manager of your local Micro Center will give you more specific information.
Will Micro Center match its own price if the product’s price drops after purchase?
Micro Center does offer price protection, which means they will refund the difference if a product’s price drops after you purchase it. Unlike competitor price matching, Micro Center’s price protection does have a timeframe; customers only get a refund if the price drops within 30 days of initial purchase.
Will Micro Center match a product’s Black Friday price?
Unfortunately, Micro Center will not match the price of most reduced-price items. This includes both clearance products and products that are part of a time-limited sale, like Black Friday or Prime Day.
Related: Micro Center Black Friday
Does Micro Center price match Ebay?
No Microcenter will not price match Ebay as the goods are shipped and sold by a third party seller and not eBay directly. The final say is with the manager in the store, therefore it’s worthwhile to phone ahead or call into their store.
Does Micro Center price match Amazon?
Yes Micro Center will price match Amazon providing the item is shipped and sold directly by Amazon.com and not one of their 3rd party sellers.
Does Micro Center price match B&H?
Yes Micro Center will price match B&H, however, this will be up to the discretion of the manager. We called their store and they confirmed this to be true.
Over the phone
Call your local Micro Center (find your nearest store on their website!) and ask the store manager if you can request a price match. They may request that you send them your proof of purchase and proof of a lower price via email, fax, mail, or in person.
How can I take advantage of price matching at Micro Center?
If you would like Micro Center to match an item’s price for you, make sure you have all of the required documentation listed above. Customers have three ways to request a price match at Micro Center: online, over the phone, and in person.
Visit Micro Center’s support page and submit an inquiry regarding your requested price match. Be sure to provide as much detail as you can in your inquiry for faster price match processing.
Physically going to a MicroCenter location is likely the fastest way to take advantage of the store’s price matching policy. Go to the nearest MicroCenter store to you, and ask to speak to the manager about price matching.
See Also: No Frills match price policy
Micro Center offers price matching with products from other major retailers, contingent on manager approval. If you want to request a price match from Micro Center, make sure your product is eligible for price matching, and include proof of a lower price and proof of purchase (if applicable) in your request. You can request price matching online, over the phone, or in person at your local Micro Center.