Sound of Music was how Best Buy was called when the electronics retailer launched in 1966. On Monday the retailer marks its 50th anniversary.
Best Buy opened its first store in St. Paul, Minnesota, on August 22, 1966 as Sound of Music. The store offered audio gear. In 183 the store chain rebranded as Best Buy to reflect the general consumer electronics offering. This Monday, Best Buy will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a 50 hour sale offering deals you would find in Black Friday sales.
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The 50 deals Best Buy is offering for 50 hours include $150 off Apple MacBook Pro, with students saving another $150. For students the Best Buy 50th anniversary MacBook Pro deal makes sense. For all others, wait until Black Friday 2016.
Best Buy offers as deal of the day $100 off the iPad Pro. Additionally select MacBook Air are $150 off.
Best Buy also offers $400 off an unspecified 65-inch Samsung 4K UHD TV and $180 off Beats Studio Wireless On-Ear Headphones. The iPhone 6S is on sale for $1 with a 2-year Sprint or Verizon contract. Buying an iPhone 6S now does not make sense at all. Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 7 in less than 4 weeks.
Another 50th anniversary deal is a Playstation 4 Call of Duty Bundle with additional Destiny and two other games free. We also strongly advice not to buy an PS4 until the September 7 event of Sony. The company is likely unveiling the new PlayStation Neo, changing the whole landscape. The new PS4 has for sure an impact on the price of the current model.
Overall the list of deals that Best Buy has announced so far are not that exciting except that student deal for the MacBook Pro. See the announced list of deals below.
Deals included in the Best Buy 50-Hour Anniversary Sale:
Save $150 on select MacBook Pro computers
Students can save an additional $150, for a total savings of $300 with Best Buy’s Student Deals program
Save $400 on a 65-inch Samsung 4K UHD TV
Save $180 on Beats Studio wireless on-ear headphones
Get an iPhone 6s starting at $1 or an iPhone 6s Plus starting at $99.99 with two-year activation on Sprint or Verizon Wireless (Save $200) – or get a $200 gift card with purchase of iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus and activation with an AT&T Next plan
Save up to 70 percent on LEGO Dimensions, Skylanders and amiibo
Save $50 on Garmin Vivosmart HR activity tracker
Get “Destiny” and your choice of two other select games for free with purchase of the PlayStation 4 “Call of Duty” bundle
Get a $50 gift card with purchase of a Swagtron T1 self-balancing scooter (online only)
There are dozens more deals that Best Buy will be offering.
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The Best Buy 50 Deals for 50 Hours sales event begins at 11:00 PM Eastern on Today and ending at 12:59 AM Eastern on Sunday on bestbuy.com.