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Forbes Ranks buy.com `Best of the Web'; Internet Superstore Named `Best of The Web' in Computer and Electronics Category in the Spring 2000 Issue
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 08, 2000 9:07 AM
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Mar 8, 2000 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- buy.com, (Nasdaq:BUYX) a leading multi-category Internet superstore, has been named one of the "Best of the Web" retailers in the Computer and Consumer Electronics category by Forbes magazine in its Spring 2000 issue.
The Forbes staff sorted through 5,000 Web sites and grouped them into 60 categories (the print version has 33 categories). The companies on the Forbes' list earned their distinction by delivering on selected criteria including design, navigation, content, speed and customization.
"Clearly this distinction is indicative of our efforts to consistently provide the best online shopping experience for our customers," commented Greg Hawkins, CEO of buy.com. "We are honored to receive this ranking from Forbes and will continue to focus on delivering a positive online shopping experience while maintaining our low-price leadership position."
The "Best of the Web" selections include shopping Web sites ranging from cars, well dressed, gourmet food, wine, gifts, consumer electronics and books, among other online categories including finance, health and parenting. Details on the "Best of the Web" rankings can be found both in the Feb. 28, 2000 printed version of the publication and online at www.forbesbest.com.
About buy.com buy.com (Nasdaq:BUYX), a leading Internet superstore, offers over 850, 000 SKUs in a broad range of categories including computer hardware and peripherals, software, consumer electronics, books, videos, DVDs, games, music, golf, clearance equipment, and travel booking services at the best prices online.
The buy.com e-commerce portal links ten specialty stores and features products from thousands of popular manufacturers such as IBM, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Titleist, Callaway, Palm Inc, Sony and many more. Product reviews in our technology categories, easy search functionality across all categories, product recommendations, best sellers, and music clips are among some of the features that help customers make better buying decisions.
Individuals and businesses can shop at buy.com 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as well as track packages online and have access to customer service representatives all day, everyday.
The company's virtual operating model allows for better efficiency and scalability into new categories quickly, helping provide the best customer experience with one-stop shopping, broad selection and a low price guarantee. buy.com, founded in June 1997, is located in Aliso Viejo, Calif. For more information visit the company's Web site at www.buy.com.
buy.com is a trademark or service mark of BUY.COM Inc. All other trademarks to their respective owners.
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Reform Act of 1995 This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Important factors, which could cause actual operating results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, are detailed in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission made from time to time by buy.com, including its Registration Statement on form S-1, as amended, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Oct. 27, 1999, and its final prospectus related to its initial public offering filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Feb. 7, 2000. buy.com undertakes no obligations to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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INDUSTRY CODE: COMPUTERS/ELECTRONICS
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