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Consumers at large do not seem to be ready to embrace the concept of virtual reality, at least not at today's asking price—a high-end headset costs $599 to $799, plus there is the cost of a PC with sufficient hardware to support VR experiences. Due to low sales of Oculus Rift in Best Buy, Facebook has decided to close 200 of its 500 VR demo stations at Best Buy locations across the United States. Facebook acquired Oculus three years ago for $2 billion, or closer to $3 billion if you factor in the cost to retain employees and bonuses for reaching certain milestones. Either way you slice it, Facebook... Read more...
Nintendo’s proclamations that anyone wanting to get their hands on an NES Classic Edition in time for Christmas seem to be falling flat. We’ve seen the console sell out in record time whenever they are found in stock, with some retailers resorting to a lottery system to get the consoles into the hands of eager beaver retro game lovers. So, since Nintendo hasn’t fulfilled its promise [yet] to get an NES Classic Edition into the hands of anyone that with cash in hand, we have to wait on stores to announce new stock — the latest of which is Best Buy. The electronics retailer says that starting... Read more...
Are you looking for a feel-good story this holiday season? Employees at a Best Buy location Valley Stream, New York delivered one over the weekend when they surprised a teenager with a free Wii U console and game bundle ($300 retail) as a Christmas present. Several associates at the Best Buy store contributed towards the holiday gift for the teen, who had been coming into the store on a daily basis to play Smash Bros. at a Wii U kiosk. Raheim Storr, a manager at Best Buy who has been with the store for nearly a decade, recorded the moment and uploaded it to YouTube. The video shows several store... Read more...
Forget about aggravating pre-orders; the Oculus Rift VR headset will be for sale on May 7th at Best Buy. They will be available online and at 48 of Best Buy’s retail stores (and online in desktop bundles, which will give you savings of $100 to $200). The Oculus Rift can also be ordered online on May 7th from Amazon.com and Microsoft.com.Last month we reported that Oculus was experiencing shipping delays for pre-orders, thanks in part to a component shortage. The available Oculus Rifts will include the headset, the sensor to translate your movements into VR, the Oculus remote, an Xbox... Read more...
Typically the best HDTV deals can be found on Black Friday and in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. Well, even though one of those events is now in the rear view mirror and the other still off in the distance, Best Buy has an offer that some people will find too good to refuse -- how does free sound?This will be of particular interest to Android fans looking to upgrade their smartphone. Here's the deal -- when you buy or lease and activate any Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, or Galaxy Note 5 handset, Best Buy will give you a Samsung 32-inch class (31.5 inches) LED HDTV... Read more...
The silliest thing you could do this holiday season is pay full price for a barebones game console. Okay, maybe it's not the absolute silliest -- going door-to-door singing Halloween songs while dressed up like Santa Claus would rank somewhere up there -- but it's certainly unnecessary with Microsoft and Sony pushing so many promotions. One of the latest is a free Xbox One controller offer at Best Buy. For a limited time (and we don't know how long), Best Buy is offering a free limited edition Halo 5: Guardians wireless controller for the Xbox One when you purchase from a select batch of Xbox One... Read more...
Do you know an Apple fan who made the nice list this year? If so, you might consider getting them one of Apple's smartwatch devices. Your timing is good because Best Buy is now selling the Apple Watch Sport for $249, which is $100 off its normal selling price of $349. That's the best deal we've seen for Apple's wearables line to date.It's even better than the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. For example, Target offered a similar deal two weeks ago, but you had to pay the full $349 up front and then you'd receive a $100 gift card (that deal is still going, except it's now $399 up front). The... Read more...
It's mid-November and you know what that means, right? Yes, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, giving us an excuse to cheat on our diets and stuff our face full of fowl treats. And of course it also means that Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, is fast approaching. To help you prepare for the onslaught of deals, Best Buy has posted a bunch of items that will be available at discounted prices.As is normally the case, you can expect markdowns on big screen TVs. If you're looking to make a jump into 4K Ultra HD territory, be on the lookout for a Samsung 60-inch 4K Smart TV for... Read more...
There's been a lot of chatter about virtual reality technology transforming the consumer landscape, and little by little, the revolution is getting underway. It takes another step today with Samsung's Gear VR headset going up for pre-order at a rather affordable $99, with shipments slated for a week from Friday (November 20, 2015). That's just in time for the holiday season, so if you're looking for a gift idea, this could be it. To broaden its appeal, Samsung made some changes to the Oculus-powered Gear VR compared to the previous Innovator Edition. For one, it's 19 percent lighter at 0.68 pounds... Read more...
If you've been looking for a justification to upgrade from your aging console -- say a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 -- to a PlayStation 4 and are a fan of the Fallout series, then congratulations, the stars are aligned in your favor. That's because you can kill two birds with one stone by purchasing a PS4 console from Best Buy or GameStop, both of which will sweeten the pot with a free copy of Fallout 4. Here are the details.The cheapest and highest value option at Best Buy is the 500GB PS4 with Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection for $350. In addition to a voucher for Uncharted: The Nation Drake... Read more...
Tis the season for hardware refreshes, and with new hardware on the horizon from big names in the tech business, there are plenty of deals to be had on current generation products. Google is doing a bit of inventory clearing of its own and has given the go ahead for retailers to slash the price of its highly-capable Nexus Player. Best Buy is taking the lead with a 50 percent discount, which drops the Nexus Player’s price from $99.99 to a very attractive $49.99. The Nexus Player, which is built by ASUS, is a set-top box that is capable of handling not only all of your streaming demands, but can... Read more...
If you have a Benjamin burning a hole in your pocket, you can bring it to Best Buy and walk out of the store with a Microsoft Band (plus tax, of course). That's right, Best Buy has marked down the price of Microsoft's fitness wearable to just $100, which is half off the device's regular price and $50 less than the lowest discount we've seen previously.It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why Best Buy is selling Microsoft's wearable at such a hefty and attractive discount. Microsoft has made it known that it's holding a Windows 10 hardware event in New York City on October 6, and rumor... Read more...
Best Buy is planning to make spaces available for dedicated AT&T and Verizon sections within 250 of its retail store locations by the end of the year, according to separate press releases issued by both wireless carriers. These mini store sections within Best Buy would be similar to the ones that already exist for Samsung and Apple.Verizon said its "Experience Stores" will be staffed by "dedicated and highly-trained Best Buy employees" who are intimately familiar with its products and services, while AT&T was a little more vague saying its spaces will include "dedicated employees who are... Read more...
If you’re in the market for an Xbox One, and just so happen to be thinking about picking up a large screen HDTV at the same time, Best Buy has a hot deal in store that might be right up your alley. The consumer electronics retailer is offering up a Back to School special next week that will feature a 500GB Xbox One Halo: The Master Chief Collection bundle paired with a 40-inch Samsung LED HDTV (UN40J5200AFXZA) for just $499.98. The Xbox One bundles regularly cost $349.99, while the Samsung HDTV would usually set you back $429.99, which means that you’ll end up saving $280 by going with this... Read more...
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