• HTC Touch Dual up for pre-order on

    Speaking with HTC representatives at CTIA, I was told that the HTC Touch Dual would be available through Best Buy and that it would be unlocked. Well, it looks like it’s indeed up for pre-order through Best Buy and it’ll indeed be unlocked. The Touch Dual, as you’ll remember, is the successor to the HTC Touch. The Dual has a slide down keypad, making it much easier to enter… Read More

  • Best Buy increases stake in Carphone Warehouse

    Looks like Best Buy’s got a pretty massive boner for Carphone Warehouse, as it’s just increased its ownership share from 2.9% to 50%, according to IDG News Service. Best Buy has agreed to invest an additional $2.1 billion in the European retailer, likely by the end of August. Carphone Warehouse will be opening stores here in the states this year and Best Buy is planning to open… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: GTA IV pre-order and launch details for the big retails

    Why all the hullabaloo about this game? It’s just a murder simulator, people! but if you must be there to get it the day it comes out, your favorite retailer has probably made an announcement on how and where to go about it. Best Buy has a store list, Wal-Mart’s internal plan was leaked, and just lately GameStop released a 68-page PDF of all stores with midnight openings. Check… Read More

  • The British are Coming: Carphone Warehouse to enter US market in 2008

    We know that Carphone Warehouse has an antiquated brand, being that almost nobody uses carphones anymore, but that’s not stopping the numero uno retailer of mobiles in the UK from crossing the Atlantic. Not only is the retail giant planning on invading the shores with its own stores, and store-within-a-store-type kiosks in Best Buy stores. In the Seattle area, we have a chain called… Read More

  • Best Buy getting the Eee PC in first half of April

    For those of you who’ve been looking for the Eee PC to check out and perhaps even purchase but didn’t know where to look, we can help. Turns out Best Buy is landing the laptop at some point in the next two weeks or so. This is the original 7-inch version running XP for $399, but we can likely expect the 8.9-inch version this summer. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: $39 Palm Centro for AT&T!

    I love me some Palm Centro, I think it’s the perfect first-time smartphone. Best Buy is having a killer deal on the AT&T flavor this weekend, offering the phone for $40 for new AT&T customers or $80 for existing ones. That’s hot. Go forth and upgrade, AT&T users, and rejoice! Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Best Buy selling HD DVDs for $10

    I haven’t been to my local Best Buy, but it’s being reported that some are clearing out stock or sending them back to publishers. One location in Dublin, CA has discounted all HD DVD movies to $10 with TV shows discounted at 70 percent. While two locations in Chicago have pulled all HD DVD discs and put them in back to be shipped out. I better get my copy of “I Am… Read More

  • NYT: Feel free to haggle down the price of your next HDTV

    [photopress:hagglebbcc.jpg,full,center] The economy isn’t doing so hot and Manchester United seems to be marching toward its second consecutive title. We’re all doomed, in other words. But hey, did you know that you can get $20 off a pair of speakers on Sixth Avenue? The Times has a piece today exploring the issue of haggling in the year 2008. It seems the terrible economy… Read More

  • Best Buy will give HD DVD buyers $50 gift card

    Flickr’d Best Buy joins Circuit City (and a Japanese retailer) in giving customers who fell for that whole HD DVD scam a little something for their troubles. The electronics retailer will send a $50 gift card to everyone who purchased an HD DVD player (by February 23) from it. The cards, which won’t expire, can be spent on anything in the store. Read More

  • Pre-order Guitar Hero: Aerosmith at Best Buy

    [photopress:IMG00063.jpg,full,pp_image] I was at Best Buy last night looking for some cheap Xbox 360 titles and stumbled upon the pre-order for Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. I haven’t seen anything that tells me when it’s coming out and this tells us June. So mark your calendars, folks. (It’s too early to find an appropriate lyric to make this amusing for us all.) Read More

  • Best Buy taking your old neglected console trade-ins

    Best Buy will take your old consoles and give you a gift card to use at one of its bajillion locations. The process is fairly straightforward and shipping costs are taken care of by Best Buy, not you. You provide some basic info about the current shape of your console, print the shipping label, and send it off. About a week after the item arrives at the shipping center, you’ll get a… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Incredible HDTV/PS3 package at Best Buy's website

    [photopress:f_700tvps3_080224.jpg,full,left]So you’re getting your tax refund pretty soon, and you want to blow the whole wad on something fun for yourself. With Blu-ray winning the format war, why not a new PS3-based gaming system? Best Buy has a suh-wheat deal on just such a set up. Not just the PS3, but a 40-inch LCD HDTV at 1080p, and the Blu-ray movie and PS3 game of your choice… Read More

  • How a lost laptop could cost Best Buy $54 million

    [photopress:raelyn_2.jpg,full,left]This is a tale of poor customer service and aggravated lawsuits and lost laptops, all things we love. Raelyn Campbell is suing Best Buy for $54 million after the electronics lost a laptop she’d brought in for repairs. That seems very high, but Campbell believes that the money she’s asking for isn’t just about the lost laptop but rather for… Read More

  • Shock: BestBuy will sell DTV converter boxes this month

    Flickr’d Y’all probably already know about the switch to all-digital TV next year, but for every one of you who do, how many don’t? 1? 2? 3?! Only God knows. But BestBuy knows something, too. Plenty of folks will be freaking out over the next few months trying to “fix” their TVs in time. The electronics chain is all too pleased… Read More

  • Sprint is once again dreaming about WiMAX

    Recent shakeups at Sprint have caused many to speculate that the WiMAX deal they had going with Clearwire would be dead in the water, but recently appointed CEO Dan Hesse is proving the naysayers wrong and looking to bring it back up to speed. What Hesse has done is put together a plan that would bring in outside funding by forming a joint venture with Google, Intel and Best Buy. Read More

  • 80GB PS3 being pulled by Best Buy?

    Not sure if this is legit, but apparently the 80GB version of the PS3 is going to be pulled off the shelves on or before January 28th. Best Buy is purportedly only going to be carrying the 40GB version. Rumors of a $299 PS3 are continuing to swirl after this internal letter was leaked. Oh, and what the heck does it mean when it says there isn’t a version that’s compatible with… Read More

  • Dell, Microsoft join (RED)

    Starting January 31 at Best Buy stores and Dell’s Website, you’ll be able to purchase a Dell machine with Windows Vista that’s been branded by (Product) RED. I can give you a bunch of statistics, but I won’t because you’ll ignore them. I will, however, tell you that with every purchase of a Dell product, Dell and Microsoft will contribute $50 to $80 to the… Read More

  • Sony BMG to sell DRM-free music at retail stores, dubbed Platinum MusicPass

    Make your own joke Sony, riding on a high after Warner’s decision to exclusively back Blu-ray, has used CES to announce Platinum MusicPass download cards. The cards, which will be available here in the U.S. on January 15, will let music fans download “high-quality” MP3s; they do look to be free of DRM, as we found out last week, since… Read More

  • Best Buy guys caught switching up merchandise in theft ring

    We’ve heard tales of people buying electronics, getting them home, and opening them just to find, well, not what they’d purchased. It’s been suggested that store employees had been swinging the ol’ switcharoo, and now a trio of thieving associates at a Best Buy in New Jersey (natch) have been caught red-handed doing just such unlawful misdeedery. Michael Lombardozzi… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Buy one HD DVD/Blu-ray, get one free at Best Buy

    It seems that a few of you have made the switch to HD or will be in a matter of days so you may want to hop on over to Best Buy and slowly build that collection of HD movies to go along with said HDTV and HD player. Both lists are rather impressive, but I may have to tip my hat to HD DVD because of Transformers, though I have a thing for vampire movies and Kate Beckinsale is not unattractive… Read More