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Best Buy Simplifies the Holiday Season

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's holiday shopper has a lot on their mind ... what to buy, where to buy it, what to pay and how to make shopping quick and easy before the 11th hour tolls. Best Buy offers some relief this holiday season by providing quick, quality service for the best products at the best prices. Here are a few highlights of what's hot at Best Buy for the whole family.

Web TV is the first convergence product for consumer electronics and personal computers. Web TV provides Internet access using only a television, remote control, phone line and an Internet provider -- no computers necessary. It has features for the whole family:

-- Parents can surf Websites for on-line shopping and travel information

-- Kids can use it as a reference tool for school

-- The whole family can send and receive e-mail messages

Consumers shopping at Best Buy stores can try out this new product at an interactive display located in the consumer electronics area.

Peek-A-Boo Buddy -- this exclusive, limited edition reversible bear is four gifts in one. At first glance it's a stuffed package, turn it inside out and it's a fuzzy yellow bear, plus it comes with a cassette of children's Christmas songs. In addition, all proceeds go to the Best Buy Children's Foundation, which supports local initiatives, education, and programs that impact the leadership skills of youth.

Chuck Negron -- the voice of the '70s mega-band Three Dog Night, has produced Joy to the World, an exclusive CD for Best Buy this holiday season. The CD contains 10 Holiday classics, including a special version of "Joy to the World."

Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham CD-ROM -- Children will learn to love reading with Sam. It's as easy as clicking on up to 20 "hot spots" on each page, and playing games that help build memory and vocabulary skills. Best Buy has more than 2,000 computer software titles.

Digital Satellite System (DSS) offers consumers laser disc quality pictures, clear CD quality sound, 30 channels of CD quality music, more pay-per-view choices and customized viewing. Best Buy provides professional installation for DSS, new models and a low price.

"If shoppers are having a hard time deciding what gift to buy, they should consider a Best Buy gift card or a Best Buy gift certificate," said Wade Fenn, Executive Vice President - Marketing. "The gift card is a plastic card that easily fits in your wallet. It's available in $15 or $25 denominations with no expiration date and is treated just like a gift certificate. Gift certificates are available in any denomination."

Minneapolis-based Best Buy is the nation's largest volume specialty retailer of name brand consumer electronics, personal computers and home office products, entertainment software and appliances. The Company, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, operates 272 stores in 32 states. Best Buy's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange, symbol BBY.

SOURCE Best Buy Co., Inc.
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/CONTACT: Laurie Bauer, Best Buy Co., Inc., 612-947-2450, fax: 612-947-2693, lbaue@bestbuy.com/

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