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Best Buy UK begins closing-down sale

Clearance deals include TVs, laptops, MP3 players

Best Buy UK logo

Electronics retailer Best Buy has begun a clearance sale ahead of the closure of its shops and website on 15 January 2012.

Deals available include 10% off TVs and laptops, 20% off cookers and microwaves, and 50% off DVDs, Blu-ray discs and CDs.

Which? shopping expert Matt Clear says: ‘This could be a great opportunity to pick up a bargain or two, especially if there are further discounts to come, as often happens in clearance sales. But even with the discounts, you may still be able to get a better deal elsewhere, so check price comparison sites before you buy.’

Customers with gift cards can still redeem them before stores close, and existing service plans will be honoured. Best Buy has put out an FAQ which covers other questions customers may have about the closure.

Demise of Best Buy

The retailer announced on 7 November that UK Best Buy shops are to close, and it has now confirmed that its shops and website will shut down on 15 January 2012.

Despite boasting over 800 stores in the US, Best Buy failed to take off in the UK after launching here 18 months ago.

Best Buy was rated well by its customers in the Which? high street shops survey, scoring 69% for customer satisfaction overall and 74% for electrical items. It was rated particularly highly for its product range and service.

The company blamed its lack of success on the economic downturn and competition from online shops.

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