Feeds

Best Buy opens first UK store tomorrow

Website arrives in autumn

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Best Buy is opening its first store in Thurrock, Essex tomorrow morning, but it will not have a working ecommerce site until autumn.

The Essex shop is one of four due to open this year. It promises 50,000 square feet of floor space.

But Best Buy will not have a functioning website ready until the autumn - a spokeswoman said it was busy reworking its website for the UK market.

As well as flogging a wide range of computing and electronic goods, Best Buy hopes to make cash from services like its Geek Squad who offer technical support as well as buying advice. The company stresses that the Geeks are not on commission.

Next on the list are stores in Hedge End near Southampton and Merry Hill in the West Midlands, due to open in June, followed by Aintree near Liverpool.

Given the moribund state of technology retailing in the UK we can only hope that Best Buy shakes things up - visitors to the shop's press day seemed impressed with the range of goods and staff knowledge.

The retailer also offers a price promise - if you find the same item for a lower price within 15 miles of the store they will match the price and give you ten per cent of the difference. Given Best Buy's out-of-town locations, this should reduce price matching problems. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Nexus 7 fandroids tell of salty taste after sucking on Google's Lollipop
Web giant looking into why version 5.0 of Android is crippling older slabs
All aboard the Poo Bus! Ding ding, route Number Two departing
Only another three days of pooing and I can have a ride!
Heyyy! NICE e-bracelet you've got there ... SHAME if someone were to SUBPOENA it
Court pops open cans of worms and whup-ass in Fitbit case
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
The IT Crowd's internet in a box gets $240k of crowdcash for a cause
'Outernet' project proposes satellite-fuelled 'Lantern' WiFi library for remote areas
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Managing SSL certificates with ease
The lack of operational efficiencies and compliance pitfalls associated with poor SSL certificate management, and how the right SSL certificate management tool can help.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.