Best Buy Canada Well Positioned for Another Successful Boxing Day

Thousands of customers lined up for some of this year's best prices on consumer electronics

BURNABY, BC, Dec. 26 /CNW/ - Best Buy Canada's results are in from another successful Boxing Day. Here are some tidbits:

    
    -   Tens of thousands of customers braved the elements, slept outside and
        lined up at Best Buy stores to get the best spots in line for
        doorcrashers and our incredible Boxing Day savings.
    -   Certain stores had nearly 1,000 customers lined-up for store opening.
    -   Line-ups forming outside Best Buy stores as early as 8 pm the evening
        before.
    

Customers visiting the store and the website have seen amazing, year low prices including deals such as:

    
    -   42" Samsung plasma TV for $549.99
    -   Blu-ray disk players starting at $79
    -   Best Buy Exclusive HP 15.6" laptop for $529.99
    -   12.1 mega pixel Canon digital camera for $129.99
    -   Sony iPod sounddock for $99.99
    -   Popular Blu-ray movies starting at $9.99
    

"Our teams across the country spend months preparing for this day and incredible excitement builds within the stores as we wait to share this day with our customers and fellow Boxing Day enthusiasts," said Charles Tobin, senior vice president, Best Buy Canada. "We are thrilled with the turnout we've seen so far at our stores across the country and on our website and anticipate this year's Boxing Day sale to be a great success for Best Buy."

Some of the best selling products today at Best Buy stores and online at BestBuy.ca include:

    
    -   Flat panel TVs
    -   Digital cameras
    -   Laptops and desktop computers
    -   Blu-ray disk players and home theatre systems
    -   MP3 players and accessories
    -   GPS Navigators
    

The unbeatable deals will continue through the week with the Boxing Week sale beginning tomorrow. Sale devotees don't need to worry if they didn't make it to Best Buy today as the excitement and low pricing will continue with ample stock still available in the stores and online.

About Best Buy Canada

Best Buy stores in Canada are a division of Burnaby, BC-based Best Buy Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY). Best Buy is Canada's fastest-growing retailer and e-tailer (www.BestBuy.ca) of consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products and also operates Geek Squad (www.GeekSquad.ca), a technology service provider specializing in computer support, home theatre installation, network, car audio, video and navigation systems. There are more than 60 Best Buy stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

Best Buy offers consumers a unique shopping experience with the latest technology and entertainment products, at the right price, with a no-pressure (non-commissioned) sales environment. The Company is committed to kids and its local communities and has a comprehensive community relations program described at www.BestBuy.ca/community.

SOURCE Best Buy Canada

For further information: For further information: East Coast: Sarah Coombs, Dir: (416) 848-1447, Cell: (416) 729-8550, scoombs@national.ca; West Coast: Danielle Jang, Best Buy Canada, Dir: (604) 412-1880, Cell: (604) 562-5631, danjang@bestbuycanada.ca; French: Patrick Lavoie, Best Buy Canada, (514) 290-5571, plavoie@bestbuycanada.ca


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