I've asked this question before, but no one got to it.. I explained that I was going to be working at Best Buy when I turn 16 next month and I want to kbnow exactly how good is the employee discount.. I know that its based on wholesale price with an extra 5%.. The things I'll be buying is the typical thing you would buy at Best Buy, video games, video game consoles, iPod Accessories, pc games, pc/mac hardware and software..
Items like DVDs and video games you can expect to save a buck or two at the most. Most DVDs are sold at a loss or break even just to get people in the door to buy appliance and tvs.
Computers as well, the only computer with good markup are usually the Sony, nothing on sale has a high markup.
You won't save a ton of money but you will save a good amount.
for example, sometimes they have a deal on a complete package (computer, monitor, printer) for $999. If you were to buy all of this under your employee discount, you would actually pay more.