US superstore Best Buy recently opened its first UK store in Thurrock, but we checked the prices of 26 products and found it isn’t always cheapest.
Best Buy opened its first UK store in April with an ad campaign that challenged Currys to offer better deals to its customers, but Which? wanted to find out who is cheaper overall.
The answer is neither. We checked the prices of 26 products and found Best Buy was cheapest for most TVs and washing machines we looked at, and beat or equalled Currys’ prices on all five vacuums we compared.
However, Currys offered lower prices for most digital radios we looked at and matched or beat Best Buy’s prices on almost all fridge freezers we compared.
Shop around to get the best deal
Which? shopping expert Sarah Dennis advised: ‘It pays to shop around as no store offers the best deal on everything. Both Currys and Best Buy have price promises, so if you find a better deal nearby, tell them and they’ll match it, plus 10% of the difference.’
We also looked at Comet’s prices, and found that of the 20 products also available there, Comet beat Best Buy on seven.