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BEST BUY REPORTS APRIL 1993 SALES AND ADDITION OF APPLE PRODUCTS

 MINNEAPOLIS, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) today reported sales for April 1993, a four-week period ended May 1, the second period of its fiscal 1994 year.
 According to Allen Lenzmeier, chief financial officer, April 1993 sales of $131 million were 82 percent more than the $72 million achieved for the comparable four-week period last year. Year-to-date sales (nine weeks) of $300 million represent a 79 percent increase, as compared to $168 million last year.
 Comparable store sales increased 16 percent for April 1993 and have increased 15 percent year-to-date. The company currently operates 115 stores, 73 of which were considered comparable in April. Best Buy opened two additional locations in the Chicagoland area in April, bringing the store total to 18 in that market.
 Best Buy is pleased to announced that Apple has authorized the sale of its personal computers in all of the company's stores. In the past few months, the company has also announced the addition of Compaq, Dell and Hewlett Packard to its personal computer brand assortment.
 Best Buy is the nation's second largest publicly held consumer electronics and major appliance specialty retailer. The company, now in its 27th year, sells nationally recognized name brand consumer electronics, home office products, major appliances, entertainment software and photographic equipment at 115 stores in 14 states (Minnesota, Texas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico and South Dakota). Best Buy's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange, symbol BBY.
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 /CONTACT: Richard M. Schulze, chairman and CEO, 612-896-2448, or Allen Lenzmeier, executive vice president and CFO, 612-896-2454, both of Best Buy/
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