Best Buy employees receive deep discounts for their purchases after a probationary period of time. Once the probationary period is over, employees are able to purchase most items at cost plus 10 percent. In 2012, the company did add additional rules that state the biggest discount available is 50 percent.
The probationary period was once as many as 90 days back in 2012, but as of December of 2014, Best Buy reduced the probationary period to just 30 days. In addition, Best Buy waives the waiting period for new employees who are working between November 20 and December 31. This is apparently aimed at making sure the employees get the discounts during the Holiday shopping season.