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  1. Vizio launches in Canada, partners with Future Shop, Best Buy

    Industry News
    by Christina Peden Vizio announced today that it will be officially setting up shop in Canada in partnership with Future Shop and Best Buy. Speaking at a press event today in Toronto, Lily Knowles, Vizio’s vice president of product marketing, said the company has been pondering a...
  2. Geek Squad hits Future Shop August 1st

    Industry News
    Canadians will now have access to the Geek Squad at 135 Future Shop stores across the country. Customers will also be able to book services online at . Previously only available through Best Buy, the technology troubleshooting experts will grow to 1,400 strong through the...
  3. Future Shop Continues to Focus on Educated Consumers

    Industry News
    It's no secret that Canadians like to research products online, then head over to the retail stores in person to make a purchase. With overall online sales crossing $18 billion in 2011 and many leading Canadian retailers seeing improved site visits - up 5 to 10 percent in numerous cases - over...
  4. Future Shop & Click Magazine Sign Exclusive Deal

    Industry News
    Starting on March 15th, readers of Click Magazine may begin collecting their free monthly issues from Future Shop. That's right. Click will only be available from the 120 Future Shop stores across Canada. Frank O'Grady, CEO of Click Media, said: "Since launching in Canada last year, Click...
  5. Margins on television extended warranties

    HDTV: High Definition Television (LCD & Plasma)
    I noticed this little blurb on my Future Shop bill in which I bought a Samsung 64" D8000 series plasma: I find it interesting that it states that 31% of the sum goes to American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida. Does this imply that 69% of the service plan purchase price goes to Future...
  6. Futureshop taking pre-orders for Nexus S

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    Starting Monday, March 21, 2011, Future Shop is accepting pre-orders for the Nexus S from Google smartphone. Available at all Future Shop locations in early April, the device offers the Canadian debut of the Pure Google Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" operating system, 1 GHz Hummingbird processor...
  7. Video game trade-ins now at 55 Future Shop Stores

    Video Game Consoles and PC Gaming
    Future Shop, a division of Best Buy Canada, announced today that, after a three month test pilot in Calgary stores, the company will begin accepting used video games for store credit in 55 stores across the country. Apparently rolling it out across Canada. Anybody have any experience with it?