Walmart is not the only major retailer ready to sell you cheaper gadgets even before Black Friday 2014 kicks off, as Best Buy also has some special tech deals set to become available over the next three days. From November 20th through November 22nd, Best Buy will offer customers six special deals in addition to the Black Friday deals it has already disclosed in its giant flier for the shopping event. More →
Last week, a big leak involving 47 screenshots showed us much of what the nation’s top brick and mortar electronics retailer has in store for us this holiday season. Now, however, it’s official: All of the huge deals that Best Buy has planned for Black Friday 2014 have been published, as Best Buy has released its full 47-page Black Friday ad.
And of course, some of the deals Best Buy has planned this coming Black Friday are jaw-droppers that gadget fans and deal-hunters alike will go crazy for. More →
So let’s say you want a Galaxy S5, but you don’t want to pay full price for it. With a slew of new smartphones on the way this fall, you’re only willing to pay half price for Samsung’s 2014 flagship phone — well, you’re in luck. It was announced on Tuesday that the blindingly bright Electric Blue Galaxy S5 will be coming exclusively to Best Buy on August 17th for the low price of $99. More →
Was former BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins actually right about tablets? While we laughed at Heins’ prediction last year that tablets would be dead in just a few years, there’s now some evidence to suggest that he might have been onto something. In an interview with Re/code, Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly says that tablet sales at his stores have been absolutely plummeting this year while PC sales have actually experienced a rebound in the wake of Windows XP’s demise. More →
If you’re intrigued by Apple’s latest line of refreshed MacBook Airs, you should check out what Best Buy has to offer. AppleInsider points out that Best Buy is offering the lowest prices for the newest MacBook Airs that we’ve yet seen, including $854.99 for the entry-level 11.6-inch MacBook Air that normally retails for $899, and $949.99 for the entry-level 13-inch model that normally retails for $999. Of course, the deals being offered for 2013’s MacBook Airs are even better and you can get an entry-level 11.6-inch model for just $759.99 and an entry-level 13-inch model for $854.99. Given that early benchmarks we’ve seen of the new MacBook Airs showed only a slight improvement over the 2013 MacBook Airs, then the year-old models look like much better bargains at this point. You can check out AppleInsider’s chart that documents MacBook Air prices at multiple retail outlets by clicking the source link below.
If you’ve been holding off on getting an Xbox One, then next week might be the perfect time to pick one up at Best Buy. Best Buy announced on Thursday that if you trade in your Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 between April 27th and May 3rd, you’ll get a $50 gift card and a $50 coupon that you’ll be able to use toward buying an Xbox One. In other words, if you trade in your old console to Best Buy next week, you’ll be able to get $100 off the purchase price of Microsoft’s newest console. Not all stores are participating in the program so you’ll want to check out Best Buy’s trade-in webpage to find the store nearest you that will take your old console off your hands.
The Galaxy S5 is already available for preorder from many carriers in the U.S., and will be available in stores in a few days, but interested buyers should check Target and Best Buy’s new offers that may help them score a cheaper new Samsung flagship handset, especially if they plan to buy the handset on-contract. More →
Amazon and other online retailers are slowly bleeding big-box electronics stores to death, a fact made all the more obvious this week when RadioShack announced that it was closing down 1,100 stores. Paul Kedrosky points us to a graph put together by The Financial Times that shows how the total overall footprint for major electronics retailers in the United States has been shrinking for the past several years. The total number of electronics retailers in the U.S. has been on a downward trajectory ever since 2009 when Circuit City liquidated its last outlet. Best Buy and Apple have held mostly steady but the recent RadioShack closings mean that the number of electronics outlets in the U.S. has shrunken dramatically. The Financial Times’ graph follows below. More →
In addition to offering customers the chance of saving $50 on unreleased smartphones including the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5, Best Buy has another smartphone and tablet sale bonanza for buyers looking to purchase a new on-contract handset next week or a new tablet in the following days, CNET reports. More →
Best Buy shares dipped by a massive -30% on Thursday morning as the initial reaction to its shocking same store sales decline for the Christmas period hit Wall Street. This really was a genuine surprise. Best Buy reported a same store sales decline of -0.8% despite the fact that its same store online sales soared by +23% from the previous Christmas. Back-to-back declines in Christmas sales now raise the possibility that Best Buy is slowly descending into the same secular decline hell where Barnes & Noble currently resides. More →
Christmas might be over but sales from big box retailers are still going strong. December is always a huge month for smartphone sales but those who decide to sit out the holiday shopping season are often rewarded with some surprisingly deep discounts. Among the more notable sales of these first few days of the new year is one from Best Buy, which offers post-holiday shoppers a brand new 16GB iPhone 5s for just $124.99 with a two-year contract, which is $74 off of the phone’s standard retail price. CNET notes that the sale only applies to iPhone 5s models for Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint. Also of note, Apple’s 16GB iPhone 5c is still available from Best Buy for free on a two-year contract.