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BEST BUY COMPANY REPORTS SEPTEMBER 1992 SALES

 BEST BUY COMPANY REPORTS SEPTEMBER 1992 SALES
 MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY)


today reported sales for September 1992, a five-week period ended Oct. 3, the seventh period of its fiscal 1993 year.
 According to Allen Lenzmeier, chief financial officer, September 1992 sales of $156 million were 105 percent more than the 76 million achieved for the comparable five-week period last year. Year-to-date sales (31 weeks) of $688 million represent a 58 percent increase, as compared to $436 million last year.
 Comparable store sales increased 34 percent for September 1992 and have increased 19 percent year-to-date. The company currently operates 91 stores, 59 of which were considered comparable in September.
 Twelve new stores were opened in September. The company entered four new markets including the opening of eight stores in the Chicagoland area on Sept. 11; and individual stores in El Paso, Texas, on Sept. 11; Tulsa, Okla., on Sept. 18; and Albuquerque, N.M., on Sept. 25. The company also opened its fifth store in Houston on Sept. 18.
 Best Buy reports sales on a 5-4-4 week basis and earnings are disclosed quarterly. Best Buy is the second largest publicly held consumer electronics and major appliance specialty retailer in the nation. The company sells nationally recognized name brand consumer electronics, major appliances, home office products, entertainment software and photographic equipment at 91 stores in 14 states (Minnesota, Texas, Wisconsin, Missouri, Illinois, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Indiana, South Dakota, Arkansas and New Mexico). Best Buy's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange, symbol BBY.
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 /CONTACT: Richard M. Schulze, CHM/CEO, 612-896-2448; or Allen Lenzmeier, Exec. VP/CFO, 612-896-2454, both of Best Buy/
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