Windows 7 now available at Best Buy
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. Windows 7 is available now for purchase at all Best Buy stores nationwide. For customers who want to convert their existing PCs to Windows 7, Best Buy is selling the new platform in-store for $89.99 to $219.99, as well as a Windows 7 upgrade services from Geek Squad for $39.99, excluding software.
Leading Best Buy’s broad selection of Windows 7-ready gear is an exclusive bundle from HP that delivers in-home networking on the Windows 7 platform. Dubbed “PC Home Makeover,” for $1,199.99 customers can purchase an HP desktop, monitor, laptop, netbook, wireless router and Geek Squad setup and networking. The exclusive HP offer is available Oct. 22 through mid-January.
Best Buy has converted the majority of its large assortment of PC products to Windows 7 so customers can interact with the new platform in-store before they buy.
For those customers who want to upgrade to Windows 7 without buying a new PC, Geek Squad has reduced its $129.99 operating system install service charge to just $39.99. The service allows customers to upgrade their Windows XP or Windows Vista to Windows 7 without having to do it themselves. People who have purchased their PCs from Best Buy between June 26 and Oct. 21 will likely qualify for a free upgrade on Windows 7 software. Those customers can bring their PCs and sales receipts to the nearest Geek Squad Precinct and receive a free Windows 7 upgrade installed on their computers. Geek Squad Precincts are located inside every Best Buy store.
Additional information about Best Buy support for the Windows 7 upgrade can be found at any Best Buy store and online at www.bestbuy.com/windows7upgrade and at www.geeksquad.com/win7.
Tiny Tillia launches gift line for BabiesRUs.com
LOS ANGELES Tiny Tillia Signature has launched a new line of gift sets exclusively created for BabiesRUs.com.
The collection ranges from $19.99 to $39.99 and includes bublle bath, detangler, bath mitt and hand sanitizer. It is available on Babiesrus.com beginning this fall.
Walmart works to maintain price leadership
BENTONVILLE, Ark. Walmart is working to maintain its price leadership by announcing that will offer deep discounts on thousands of items through the holiday period.
“Many of these prices represent the lowest we’ve offered in years, because we know these are tough times for American families,” said Eduardo Castro-Wright, vice chairman, Wal-Mart Stores. “We made a purposeful decision to focus initially on everyday staples as well as items that often require larger spending commitments in preparation for Thanksgiving and Christmas.”
The retailer announced that it well lower prices on select frequently purchased or popular toys, including ground beef, bananas and board games, in addition to offering it’s everyday value on other items.