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    News - Best Buy closes UK stores to focus on Carphone Warehouse

    Best Buy shuts up shop to concentrate on Carphone Warehouse.
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    Re: News - Best Buy closes UK stores to focus on Carphone Warehouse

    Didnt even know we had a best buy!

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    Re: News - Best Buy closes UK stores to focus on Carphone Warehouse

    Quote Originally Posted by Pancake View Post
    Didnt even know we had a best buy!
    I was thinking exactly the same.......
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    Re: News - Best Buy closes UK stores to focus on Carphone Warehouse

    Gutted. Wish I had more cash to spend in our local (Aintree) Bestbuy. Sorry to hear about the job losses too. Great Xmas present BestBuy - nice!

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    Re: News - Best Buy closes UK stores to focus on Carphone Warehouse

    Seems like a strange decision to me. I like the way they do things though so I'll probably be buying from their website still, as long as it still supports Europe and doesn't offload everything onto Carphone Warehouse.

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    Re: News - Best Buy closes UK stores to focus on Carphone Warehouse

    There's not one near me, and only been in a US Best Buy, but that's a real shame.
    Also, didn't they only open them what seems like yesterday?
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    Re: News - Best Buy closes UK stores to focus on Carphone Warehouse

    Interesting announcement to make just before the busiest retail period of the year. Wonder what time scale these are to be shut, also wonder if there will be any closing down bargains.

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    Re: News - Best Buy closes UK stores to focus on Carphone Warehouse

    Hi,

    didn't even realise they had Stores, I thought it was online only, oh well you live and learn.

    Mike.

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    Re: News - Best Buy closes UK stores to focus on Carphone Warehouse

    Working 2 minutes from the second store to open - hedge end in southampton I'm not surprised. Always poor choice of products and usual more expensive than the PCWorld/Currys store down the road (Never same products so couldn't price match - for example dishwashers - Started at £200 in Currys - £230 in best buy - similar beko models). Won't be missed but worried its loss will allow DSG group to go back to lazy practices again.
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    Re: News - Best Buy closes UK stores to focus on Carphone Warehouse

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Working 2 minutes from the second store to open - hedge end in southampton I'm not surprised. Always poor choice of products and usual more expensive than the PCWorld/Currys store down the road (Never same products so couldn't price match - for example dishwashers - Started at £200 in Currys - £230 in best buy - similar beko models). Won't be missed but worried its loss will allow DSG group to go back to lazy practices again.
    Hi,

    even online prices don't seem that competitive, I keep checking as a few deals posted up via voucher sites but so far nothing that would interest me price-wise anyway.

    Mike.

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    Re: News - Best Buy closes UK stores to focus on Carphone Warehouse

    They did have one or two deals which were stella, the rest of the time been slightly cheaper than PCWorld / Curries just isn't enough.

    Odd that they are closing so soon before the Christmas rush sales, I mean you'd have thought it would have been worth sticking around for that!
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    Re: News - Best Buy closes UK stores to focus on Carphone Warehouse

    They may be open over xmas, it doesnt actually say when there shutting, my bet is Jan I would expect.
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    Re: News - Best Buy closes UK stores to focus on Carphone Warehouse

    I remember the HEXUS coverage of the first store opening... just a couple of years ago.
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