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Best Buy UK reveals opening weekend offers

By David Jenkins

Thu 29 Apr 2010 11:04am GMT / 7:04am EDT / 4:04am PDT

US chain's first UK store to sell Wiis at 99.99 and spotlight new range of 3DTVs

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Retailer Best Buy has announced a series of high value opening offers for its first store in the UK, due to open at the West Thurrock retail park on Friday, April 30.

Four days of activities are planned over the May Bank Holiday weekend, focused on music, movies and video games.

On bank holiday Monday the store will focus on Nintendo products between 9am and 9pm, with a Mario Kart Wii competition to win a Nintendo Wii and games.

Amongst various low cost HDTV and Blu-ray deals the store will also be offering a new black Wii console priced at 99.99 (a 44 per cent discount), a Xbox 360 Elite bundle for 199.99 (20 per cent discount), and a PlayStation 3 250GB bundle for 249.99 (17 per cent discount).

The store is also planning to showcase 3DTVs from Samsung, LG, Panasonic and Sony, with a spotlight on the 40" Samsung UE40C8000, priced at 2000. Other models and brands range in price to up to 2,300 for the Panasonic 50 plasma TX-P50VT20B 3DTV.

"Our focus is on helping customers to make buying technology simple, exciting and interactive," said Paul Antoniadis, CEO of Best Buy branded operations.

"Whether its an energy management monitor for the home, Internet-enabled and 3DTVs, the latest Blu-ray discs or an electric bicycle, we can offer customers the chance to turn their homes into a connected world with our range of technology and the expertise of our Blueshirts," he added.

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Terence Gage Freelance writer

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I'll actually be visiting the in-laws this weekend and have to drive past Lakeside/Thurrock, so I might have to swing in there and take a look at the new store. Sounds like they have an interesting layout/format, so I am interested to see how they differentiate themselves from the competition.

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