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16 Nov: 3 Best Buy stores shuttered by hurricanes reopen

Three Best Buy stores that had been closed because of hurricane damage reopened Friday, just in time for the busiest shopping week of the year.

Two of the stores are in North Carolina and sustained heavy damage from Hurricane Florence in September. The third store is in Puerto Rico and had been closed for more than a year since Hurricane Maria battered the island, causing widespread flooding, infrastructure damage and loss of lives.   

When disasters shutter stores, we look to find employees shifts at nearby locations, if possible.

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15 Oct: Best Buy to open new store, upgrade others around Salt Lake City

This Friday (Oct. 19), Best Buy will open its first new U.S. store in seven years in Farmington, Utah.

The 36,000-square foot store will open at 10 a.m. after a ribbon-cutting ceremony with remarks from Best Buy leaders and donations to youth-serving organizations. 

A suburb of Salt Lake City, Farmington is a growing area. The new store will be at Station Park, a shopping center at the convergence of three major highways and a commuter train stop. Shoppers will have no problem getting there.

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21 Sep: A year after Hurricane Maria, 4 employees share their stories

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, three Best Buy stores and a distribution center in Puerto Rico all sustained significant damage. But the company’s immediate recovery efforts focused on helping employees there.

Best Buy chartered a small airplane to get badly needed supplies — including food, water and diapers — to our employees on the island. We also used it to fly employees to the U.S. mainland. In all, 47 employees and 29 family members chose to leave the island.

Best Buy Guitar Hero Live

14 Apr: Play ‘Guitar Hero Live’ at Best Buy Stores in New York and LA

Guitar Hero is back with Guitar Hero Live and now you can become a rock star and try out the new game at Best Buy stores.

Between 6 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, come out and play the game at Best Buy Theatre in New York.

Then from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, head on out to the Union Square Best Buy store in New York City or the Torrance, California store near Los Angeles and get hands-on with the completely re-imagined game that now features live action, first-person gameplay with truly reactive crowds.

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09 Apr: Get ‘Mortal Kombat X’ at Best Buy at Midnight (EDT) on April 14

Have you missed finishing opponents with Sub-Zero’s deadly frozen skills?

Can’t blame you.

It’s a good thing, then, that you can pick up Mortal Kombat X at hundreds of select Best Buy stores around the country, either Monday or Tuesday.

The game becomes available at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, April 14 eastern time.

Yes, Eastern time, meaning fans not on the East Coast will technically be getting the game on Monday, April 13. Here’s when the game will be available to those in the rest of the country:

  • 11:01 p.m.
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28 Mar: Future Shop Consolidating Under Best Buy Brand

To strengthen its position as Canada’s leading provider of consumer electronics products, services and solutions, Best Buy Canada, a subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) – which owns and operates both Best Buy and Future Shop stores – today announced it is consolidating the Future Shop and Best Buy stores and websites under the Best Buy brand and unveiled an ambitious plan to build a leading multi-channel customer experience.

Best Buy Canada also announced today it has reviewed its real estate footprint to address the fact that a significant number of its Future Shop and Best Buy stores are located adjacent to each other, often in the same parking lot.

Samsung VR

07 Feb: Experience Samsung’s Virtual Reality World at Best Buy

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You may have seen the words Virtual Reality in the headlines lately, especially if you followed the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month. But what is virtual reality, why is it suddenly such a big deal, and why do techies want to try it out?

Starting Sunday, Feb. 8, you can see what all the hype is about by trying out the latest virtual reality headset from Samsung at select Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy stores nationwide.

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31 Oct: Best Buy Stores Supporting 2014 St. Jude Thanks and Giving® Campaign

Next time you’re checking out at Best Buy, consider tacking on a couple extra bucks to your total, and help out the kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

Every Best Buy register nationwide is now able to accept donations of $1, $5, $10, or any other amount, to support the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – where experts conduct research daily to find treatments and cures for catastrophic diseases in children, and where no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing and food.

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20 Aug: 150+ Best Buy Stores Open at Midnight on Aug. 26 for ‘Madden’

Everyone knows Madden NFL 15 drops at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 26.

But you may not know that Best Buy’s the only place you can save up to $45 on the sticker price of $59.99.

Here are three reasons to pre-order it at Best Buy.  And feel free to pick it up at one of 152 Best Buy stores that will open at the stroke of midnight.

1. Trade in Madden NFL 25 for Xbox One or PlayStation 4 and get $25 in trade-in value.

Nintendo Super Smash Bros at Best Buy

12 Jun: Hundreds Line Up for Smash-Fest at Best Buy. You Can Play It on Saturday, Too

It’s overtly punny but true — the Super Smash Bros. demo event Wednesday night at 100-plus Best Buy stores was a smashing success.

Thousands of Nintendo fans turned out in droves, creating lines out the door to take part in the Smash-Fest experience and play the cult favorite fighting game on the Wii U months before its tentative November release.

From Arizona to Indiana, the coverage was plentiful and Twitter was a-buzz.

Good thing this uber-popular event is a two-day experience.

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10 Jun: YouTube Star TheJWittz: Come to Best Buy Stores and Play Super Smash Bros. First

His name is Josh Wittenkeller but he’s better known to the (online) world as TheJWittz.
With more than one million YouTube subscribers, his voice for all things Pokemon, Nintendo, and more is a revered one.

And he’s just as excited about the Smash-Fest demos taking place at 100+ Best Buy stores across the nation this Wednesday as we are. He’ll be at the Culver City, Calif., store playing the game just like other fans across the nation.

The gaming media mogul shared his insights on the event that runs from 4 p.m.

Sony and Samsung Combo Final

29 May: Heads up Philly, Oklahoma City, L.A. and more: Sony and Samsung’s Newest TV Tech is Now at Best Buy

Sony and Samsung Combo FinalSurely you have heard about the new home theater experiences coming to Best Buy this summer, but do you know just how important these renovations are when it comes to shopping for televisions?

The first roll out is complete and the second batch will renovate more than 180 stores across the nation and their locations are detailed below.

Click here to view and/or download video of the transformation.

Here’s the deal: The Samsung and Sony experiences at Best Buy offer never-before-seen interactive demonstration displays that showcase the latest TV technology and help consumers research, test, try, see, and buy TVs.