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Best Buy to launch airport gadget vending machines


August 13, 2008
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Aug. 13, 2008, Chicago – Best Buy Co. Inc. plans to add a dozen vending kiosks
inside major airports across the country as part of a new pilot program
called "Best Buy Express," company executives said.

Aug. 13, 2008, Chicago – Best Buy Co. Inc. plans to add a dozen vending kiosks
inside major airports across the country as part of a new pilot program
called "Best Buy Express," company executives said.

The nation's
largest consumer electronics retailer is partnering with ZoomSystems, a
San Francisco-based vending machine company, for the project that will
install the small automated stores at eight airports.

The
machines will stock cell phone and computer accessories, along with
digital cameras, portable data storage devices, headphones, travel
adapters, electronic chargers and other gadgets.

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The self-serve
kiosks will be installed by Sept. 1 in airports in Atlanta, Boston,
Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and San Francisco.