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Best Buy shutters big-box UK stores; refocuses on connected devices

Best Buy shutters big-box UK stores; refocuses on connected devices

Best Buy has confirmed it will close the eleven "big box" pilot stores the company opened in the UK, focusing instead on pushing Best Buy Mobile and "small box" outlets as it focuses on "connected device" sales. Opened in April 2010, the large stores are facing "challenging economic conditions and profit expectations" Best Buy claims, and will all close by the end of 2012. Meanwhile, the company is spending $1.3bn on buying out Carphone Warehouse's 50-percent stake in the Best Buy Mobile profit share agreement.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 purchase at Best Buy gets you a free HTC mobile

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 purchase at Best Buy gets you a free HTC mobile

For all of you in the market for the next big single and multiplayer shooter game as well as a smartphone from HTC, you're in luck, Best Buy has a deal for you! This deal includes a free smartphone from HTC, amongst those singled out for the sale, just so long as you both purchase Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 as well as agreeing to a 2-year contract for the carriers the smartphones are working with. The handsets available in this deal are the HTC Evo 4G, the HTC Incredible 2, and the HTC Inspire 4G.

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Best Buy offers new HP TouchPad bundle deal

Best Buy offers new HP TouchPad bundle deal

Best Buy announced today that it will be offering a new deal on the HP TouchPad starting on November 1. The tablet was originally priced $599 at launch and went for $99 during a short fire sale period at HP and select retailers, but has since gone back to an average price under $300. Starting next month, Best Buy will price the 32GB TouchPad for $149.99 when purchased with an HP or Compaq laptop, desktop, or all-in-one computer.

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Best Buy sold more Forza 4: Limited Collector’s Edition units than allotted

Best Buy sold more Forza 4: Limited Collector’s Edition units than allotted

Best Buy has been selling video games for as long as the store has been around. The company often sells special editions of games that are available. Such was the case with the Forza 4: Limited Collector's Edition that Best Buy was offering online for pre-order. When they said limited edition, it was the truth. Apparently, Best buy sold too many of the collector's edition packs and some gamers are not happy at all.

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Best Buy HTC Flyer goof frustrates $100 slate shoppers

Best Buy HTC Flyer goof frustrates $100 slate shoppers

Red faces and frustrated shoppers at Best Buy today, with the retailer refusing to honor a $99.99 sale price advertised online for the HTC Flyer. Eagle-eyed shoppers caught the Android 2.3 Gingerbread WiFi-only tablet market down by $200 from its regular price, but Best Buy is now claiming it is a SKU error and won't be offering the Flyer sub-$100.

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iPhone 5: iOS 5 training begins but Best Buy leak tips late October launch

iPhone 5: iOS 5 training begins but Best Buy leak tips late October launch

Apple's iPhone 5 launch date could have been telegraphed in a number of leaked retailer memos, suggesting late October installations of mysterious "Apple fixture" hardware as well as imminent training for employees. According to a Best Buy message passed to This is my next, store managers have been told to be on-hand at 6AM on Friday, October 21 so that a large "Apple fixture" can be brought in, something that the tipster says happened last year just before the iPhone 4 launch.

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Best Buy cuts up to $150 off BlackBerry PlayBook

Best Buy cuts up to $150 off BlackBerry PlayBook

Best Buy has kicked off a promotion for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet that slashes the price by as much as $150. The deal isn't quite as dramatic as the HP TouchPad fire sale of course, but it's still decent for those that have been considering the PlayBook, especially the 64GB model.

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Best Buy offers Free iPhone 3GS 8GB, today only

Best Buy offers Free iPhone 3GS 8GB, today only

Best Buy is offering a free iPhone 3GS if you sign-up for a new 2-year contract with AT&T. The deal is only good for the 8GB model and is available for today through Best Buy retail stores or Best Buy Mobile. If you have to equip your teens with mobile phones but they're pining for an iPhone, now may be the best time.

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Best Buy offers free Galaxy Tab 10.1 with Samsung TV purchase

Best Buy offers free Galaxy Tab 10.1 with Samsung TV purchase

Best Buy has announced a new promotion that may be a sign that Android tablets are still not doing so hot. The Best Buy deal offers customers a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with the purchase of a Samsung HDTV, kicking off on August 21 and ending August 27. Android tablets have been trailing far behind the Apple iPad 2, with the recent Galaxy Tab 10.1 deemed most competitive, but even it seems to be in need of stock clearance.

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HP TouchPad unsold stock mountain prompts Best Buy ire

HP TouchPad unsold stock mountain prompts Best Buy ire

Best Buy is reportedly refusing to keep the huge, unsold stocks of HP TouchPad tablets it has in its warehouses, with the retailer said to have sold less than 10-percent of the 270,000 units it initially ordered. The company has apparently told HP that it wants to return some of that stock, AllThingsD's sources tell them, with sales that have only amounted to around 25,000 of the tablets. Another source said the estimate was on the "charitable" side and that, even with recent discounts and what has now become a permanent $100 price cut, sales are still underwhelming.

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Google Offers FREE Nexus S Today Only

Google Offers FREE Nexus S Today Only

The Google Search front-page has almost always remained pristine which makes today's addition of a one-line advert hard to miss. But don't worry, the search giant isn't starting to accept front-page ads, instead, the company is trying to plug its own Nexus S handset, which it is offering for free---but for today only.

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HP TouchPad gets up to $60 price cut to prompt sales

HP TouchPad gets up to $60 price cut to prompt sales

HP's TouchPad didn't have to wait long before it was discounted; resellers like Amazon and Best Buy slashed $10 off the webOS slate's sticker price less than two weeks after it went on sale. Now HP has got in on the act, offering a $50 "instant rebate" - aka a discount - for online sales made before September 10. The price cut is unlikely to help speculation that sales have been underwhelming in the face of rivals like Apple's iPad 2.

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