Best Buy has some special plans for the Playstation 2 launch.
Best Buy recently announced their sales strategy for the Playstation 2 on October 26th. The chain of retail stores will not open doors early like Babbage's plans to do; Best Buy will be open for business at 10:00. However, to make up for the absence of an early opening, the stores will be offering customers an $85 coupon book for buying Sony's latest system from Best Buy. Among the book's offers include markdowns on music, games and accessories. Best Buy will also offer customers a "Test Drive Kit" for the Playstation 2 for $39.99. The system includes a DVD of The Matrix, The Hard and the Heavy and On the Verge CDs, a vertical stand for the console, a DVD remote for the system's DVD player, as well as a videogame coupon valued at $5.
Best Buy also revealed that it will take shipments from its 400-plus outlets through the whole season, and the Playstation 2s will be up for grabs by a first-come, first-serve basis.
10/25/2000 Bryan Keers