LONDON, September 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Currys, the UK's leading electrical retailer, threw open it's doors at 6am last Friday to a massive queue of over 800 eager shoppers ready to grab a bargain at the official launch of its brand new Megastore in Fosse Shopping Park, Leicester. The mega launch saw huge discounts including a 40 inch LG TV going for as little as GBP299.

Providing the best of Currys brands under one roof, over 800 customers made a dash over the threshold to grab deals on the widest range of electrical goods from both Currys that included TVs, digital cameras, laptops and washing machines from brands such as Samsung and Panasonic.

Customers from across the region, including some who had camped out over night, flocked to the store at the Fosse Shopping Park store early that morning. The queues continued to build throughout the morning as music greeted those who waited to experience the new store, and enjoy massive opening day discounts.

First in the queue was Steve Sanson from Coalville, who had queued from 7pm Thursday night to make sure he got his hands on the 40 LG inch TV, as there were only 300 available at this price. Despite having to be in work at 7.30 that morning, Steve commented, It was worth the wait! - all 300 TVs had been sold within an hour of the store opening.

The new Megastore store offers customers a hands-on product experience coupled with extended product ranges, which is designed to meet all technology needs. The Store also has a huge selection of interactive play tables allowing customers to pick up, turn on and test out a wide range of products before they purchase including premium brands such as Apple, Bose.

Anthony Partington, Store Director, comments: It's great to see such a big turnout today, I'm really pleased with how our opening morning has gone. The new Currys Megastore in Leicester Fosse offers shoppers a great range of consumer electronics. The Grand Launch Weekend will provide customers with some fantastic deals, as well as the chance to get some early Christmas shopping at the number one destination for electrical products in the area.

Currys is the UK's biggest electrical retailer with a network of over 500 stores nation-wide, including out of town stores, high street stores and a Currys Megastore in the Midlands. There are a range of lcd tv ( and flat screen tv ( on sale at Currys and PC World and ipad deals (

For further information please contact: Ruth McCarry MCSaatchi PR +44(0)20-7543-4528 Joanna Softly Consumer PR Manager


CONTACT: For further information please contact: Ruth McCarry, MCSaatchiPR, +44(0)20-7543-4528,, Joanna Softly, ConsumerPR Manager,