Is Future Shop owned by Best Buy?

Is Future Shop owned by Best Buy?

In November 2001, Future Shop was acquired by the similar American chain Best Buy for C$580 million. Although Best Buy began to establish Canadian locations under its own name following the purchase, it continued to operate the Future Shop stores as a separate chain.

What does Best Buy sell?

Best Buy sells consumer electronics and a variety of related merchandise, including software, video games, music, mobile phones, digital cameras, car stereos, and video cameras, in addition to home appliances (washing machines, dryers, and refrigerators), in a noncommissioned sales environment.

When did Future Shop close?

March 28, 2015Future Shop / Ceased operations

Who bought out Future Shop?

Best Buy
By 1990, it had become the largest retailer of consumer electronics in the country. In 2001, Future Shop was purchased by Best Buy for $580 million.

What’s worth buying at Best Buy?

The 20 best things you can buy at Best Buy

  1. The best TV we’ve ever tested.
  2. This stand mixer that looks great on every counter.
  3. The coveted Apple AirPods.
  4. A powerful fan to keep your room cool.
  5. The best robot vacuum on the market.
  6. A toaster that could replace your oven.
  7. The tablet that everyone wants.

Does Best Buy accept Future Shop gift cards?

You can use Future Shop gift cards in-store or online at or any Best Buy store in Canada.

Can I use a Future Shop gift card at Best Buy?

What should you not buy at Best Buy?

5 Things You Should Never Purchase at Best Buy

  • Tech accessories. Extension cord on TV set | VOLKER HARTMANN/AFP/Getty Images.
  • Gift cards. Best Buy gift cards | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.
  • Refurbished Apple products.
  • Extended warranties.
  • Snacks and gadgets at the checkout counter.

Where can I use a Future Shop gift card?