Best Buy UK has confirmed that they are going to shut down their retail stores and the online website in January 2012.
The company said in a letter to customers and partners:
However, as you may know, based upon the outcome of our employee consultation, we intend to cease retail trading at our Best Buy UK branded stores & website by the 15th January 2012.
We are sincerely sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause you.
We are still committed to making sure your needs are well served up until our closing and beyond. Our on-going services are described in the “Customer Notice” and in our stores.
We’re also committed to on-going global relationships with our many vendors and suppliers, and appreciate your patience as we work to contact each as soon as possible to discuss our plans for the future.
The company is currently offering massive discounts through their retail stores to clear the remaining stock. If you are in UK, this is a good time to check for stuff you might be considering to order!