5/4/2010 4:24:00 PM
Best Buy hails opening a 'resounding success'
Best Buy has hailed the opening of its Thurrock store last Friday (30 April) as a 'resounding success', with the BlackBerry Curve selling out on the first day.
The retailer's top opening day mobile product was the BlackBerry Curve 8250 in black and lilac, which had a sale price of £99.99 on PAYG - down £100 from the normal price.
'Grand opening' deals that sold out on day one included: the Wii Black with wireless remote, nunchuk, Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort , Logitech 1100 Remote Control, Iomega Prestige 1TB Desktop Hard Drive, Blackberry Curve 8250 and Samsung 32" LED Full HD TV (1080P).
Paul Antoniadis, CEO of Best Buy Branded Operations said: 'Today is on track to be the biggest ever opening day for a Best Buy store anywhere in the world by volume of sales. Everyone on the Best Buy team is delighted with the start of this new chapter in Best Buy's story.'
Best Buy also sold its first 3D TVs, including the flagship Samsung 40 3DTV (UE40C8000) for 1,999.99.
Kam Prajapati, General Manager at Best Buy's store in Thurrock said: 'Today has been an exciting time for our customers, Blueshirts and Geek Squad Agents alike. The response from customers has been so positive, whether about our helpful, knowledgeable team or the range of latest technology on offer - including TVs, laptops, mobiles, electric bikes, scooters and cars and the amazing prices.
'What's been even more amazing is the surprise when people realise the real possibilities of technology. We help our customers to walk out working when they buy any laptop, camera or mobile phone, offer 121 Help so we can show them how to network their laptop, mobile and TV together to watch, share and enjoy music, movies and games at home and on the go.'