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Best Buy UK reveals opening weekend offers

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

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 it’s 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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David Jenkins