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					              Boxing Day Wrap-Up from Best Buy Canada
  Consumer electronics continue to be a top pick for Canadians on Boxing Day

BURNABY, BC, December 27, 2008 – Best Buy Canada’s results are in from Boxing
Day which was once again a success. Here are some tidbits:
   • Tens of thousands of customers braved the elements, slept outside and lined-up
      at Best Buy stores to get the best spots in line for doorcrashers and our
      incredible Boxing Day savings.
      • Some stores had over 1100 customers lined-up for store opening.
      • Line-ups forming outside Best Buy stores as early as 4 pm the evening
   • The majority of stores had over $1 million in sales on Boxing Day with many
      surpassing that significantly.
   • has seen tens of thousands of customers purchase products over the
      Boxing Day sales period of Dec 24, 25 and 26, 2007.
      • Online traffic increased approximately 3 percent year over year on
 for the same period.
      • Online sales increased approximately 10 percent over last year on these
          same days.
      • Quebec online sales are particularly notable with an approximate 15 percent
          increase over last year for the same period.
   • During the Best Buy’s Boxing Day sale, the number of laptops sold would reach
      an altitude higher than Mount Everest if the boxes were put end to end, the
      number of televisions sold on Boxing Day alone would weigh the same as 146
      elephants and the number of Blu-ray players sold this year on Boxing Day alone
      would stretch the length of approximately 33 Canadian football fields.

Customers visiting the store and the website have seen amazing, year low prices
including deals such as:
    • 50” Samsung plasma TV for $899.99
    • Blu-ray disk players starting at $99
    • HP Pavilion 15.4” laptop for $499.99
    • 8.0 mega pixel Canon digital camera bundle with case for $119.99
    • Bose iPod sounddock for $199.99
    • Popular DVD movies starting at $4.99

“Given the economic challenges faced this year, we are happy with our results and thank
all our team members across the country for the months of planning and hard work that
went into our Boxing Day sale,” said Charles Tobin, Senior Vice President, Best Buy
Canada. “We look forward to the continued excitement in our stores over the next few
days as our Boxing Week promotion continues.”

Best Buy’s top selling items in-store and online on Boxing Day were:
   • Flat panel TVs
   • Digital cameras
   •   Laptops and desktop computers
   •   Blu-ray disk players and home theatre systems
   •   MP3 players and accessories
   •   GPS Navigators

About Best Buy

Best Buy stores in Canada are a division of Burnaby, BC-based Best Buy
Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY). Best Buy is
Canada's fastest-growing specialty retailer and e-tailer ( of consumer
electronics, personal computers and entertainment software and also operates the Geek
Squad ( Best Buy Canada also operates Best Buy Mobile, which
sells mobile phones, plans and accessories in 3 shopping center locations in Greater
Toronto. There are currently 58 stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan,
Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

Best Buy offers consumers a unique shopping experience with the latest technology and
entertainment products, at the right price, with a no-pressure (non-commissioned) sales
environment. The Company is committed to kids and communities, supporting non-profit
organizations that help youth develop their skill set, discover their talents and sustain a
lasting interest in education. For more information about Best Buy, including store
locations, visit


For more information:

East Coast:
Sarah Coombs
Dir: 416-848-1447
Cell: 416-729-8550

West Coast:
Heather Seabrook
Best Buy Canada

Scott Morris
Best Buy Canada

Patrick Lavoie
Best Buy Canada