Best Buy Celebrates Boxing Day - Canada's Busiest Shopping Day of the Year



    Thousands expected to line up for hot Boxing Day door crashers

    40 Percent of recent survey respondents will buy entertainment, consumer
    electronic or computer items on Boxing Day

    TORONTO, Dec. 20 /CNW/ - Best Buy is preparing for Boxing Day, Canada's
Busiest Shopping Day and will be opening their doors to thousands of shoppers
across the country for some of the lowest prices of the 2007 season on
entertainment and electronic technology items. Best Buy will offer customers
unbelievable Boxing Day pricing on this year's hottest flat-panel TV's,
laptops, computers, accessories, digital cameras, MP3 players and hundreds of
consumer electronics and entertainment products.
    Best Buy Canada recently conducted a survey with Ipsos-Reid that showed
40 percent of respondents will buy entertainment, consumer electronic or
computer items on Boxing Day. The survey also showed that shoppers are more
likely to wait for Boxing Day sales to buy big ticket electronics and computer
products.

    
    What:           Best Buy Boxing Day celebrations at stores across Canada

    When:           December 26, 2007
                    British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba,
                    Ontario (except Gatineau) stores will open at 6am local
                    time
                    Gatineau store will open 10am local time
                    Quebec Stores will open at 1pm local time

                    December 27, 2007
                    Nova Scotia store will open at 6am local time

    Where:          All Best Buy locations in British Columbia, Alberta,
                    Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia
                    (exact addresses and maps are available at
                    www.BestBuy.ca)

    Opportunities:  Media including TV crews, reporters and photographers are
                    welcome to visit a Best Buy location in their city.
                    Hundreds of customers are expected to line-up and store
                    managers may be available for comment.
    

    Best Buy will kick off its Boxing Day sale early online at
www.BestBuy.ca. The online Boxing Day sale will begin at 8pm ET Monday,
December 24th giving customers access to incredible savings. The online sale
will last until 11:59pm ET, December 27th.

    About Best Buy

    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 specialty retailer and e-tailer
(www.bestbuy.ca) of consumer electronics, personal computers and entertainment
software and also operates the Geek Squad (www.geeksquad.ca). There are
currently 51 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
communities, supporting non-profit organizations that help youth develop their
skill set, discover their talents and sustain a lasting interest in education.
    For more information about Best Buy, including store locations, visit
www.bestbuy.ca





For further information:

For further information: East Coast: Sarah Coombs, NATIONAL Public
Relations, Dir: (416) 848-1447, Cell: (416) 729-8550, scoombs@national.ca;
West Coast: Heather Seabrook, Best Buy Canada, (778) 999-1735,
hseabrook@bestbuycanada.ca; Scott Morris, Best Buy Canada, (778) 997-3750,
scmorris@bestbuycanada.ca; French: Patrick Lavoie, Best Buy Canada, (514)
290-5571, plavoie@bestbuycanada.ca


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