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Hastings was founded in 1968. In fiscal 1995, we began implementing our information system and opened a new corporate headquarters and a 100,000 square foot distribution center, all in Amarillo, Texas. Today Hastings is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer combining the sale of books, music, software, periodicals, new and used DVDs, videos and video games with the rental of videos, DVDs and video games in a superstore format. We currently operate approximately 150 superstores averaging approximately 20,000 square feet, primarily in small to medium-sized markets in 20 states.

We also operate www.goHastings.com, an e-commerce Internet Web site that makes available to our customers new and used entertainment products and unique, contemporary gifts and toys. The site features exceptional product and pricing offers. The Investor Relations section of our web site contains press releases, a link to request financial and other literature and access our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Last Minute Gifts for 2009

Entertainment specialty stores are your one-stop-shop for great last minute gifts this holiday season. Collectibles, novelties, gag gifts, hard-to-find items, trendy items, books, DVDS, Blu-ray movies, video games and CDs can all be found under one roof.

If gift giving uncertainty and a small budget have plagued you this year and have got you in "panic-mode" because you haven't even begun to shop yet, don't worry! Entertainment specialty stores not only carry a wide array of gifts perfect for anyone on your list, they also carry used books, DVDS, Blu-ray movies, video games and CDs to help you stretch your budget.

Check out these great last minute gift ideas available at entertainment specialty stores for the 2009 holiday season.

Movies- Everyone loves getting DVDs for a gift. Remember that movie you saw with your friend in theaters that featured all those great one-liners? Pick up a copy and relive those great memories together. Below is a list of great movie titles that make great gifts this holiday. "Angels and Demons" "GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra" "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" "The Proposal" "Star Trek" "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" "Up" "The Hangover"

Sony Blu-Ray Player and Blu-Ray Discs- You can't go wrong with upgrading someone on your list's movie viewing experience. The Sony Blu-Ray player and Blu-Ray discs allow viewers to enjoy full 1080p high definition video and reveal the remarkable full performance of their HDTV.

Great TV on DVD- TV shows seem to have a cult following these days. Everyone has their favorite sitcoms they could watch over and over. Some people get hooked on a series after the first few seasons and have never seen the beginning shows. Giving TV series' DVD box sets for the holidays is sure to please anyone on your list. Some popular series include: "The Office" "Desperate Housewives" "Scrubs" "Nip/Tuck" "Brothers and Sisters" "Closer"

Music- Purchasing a CD as a gift is great for those on your list that are constantly downloading the latest single but never buy themselves the full album. Unveil to them all of the great songs on the CD by giving them the entire album. Top CD gift ideas include: Susan Boyle – "I Dreamed a Dream" Andrea Bocelli– "My Christmas" Carrie Underwood – "Play On" Trans Siberian Orchestra – "Night Castle" Nora Jones – "The Fall" Owl City – "Ocean Eyes"

Books- If anyone on your list is traveling this holiday season books are a great gift idea. It is awful to be trapped in the car for hours on end and stuck in traffic on the drive to see family out of state. This year's top titles will help pass the time. Dan Brown – "Lost Symbol" Michael Crichton – "Pirate Latitudes" John Grisham – "Ford County" Barbara Kingsolver – "The Lacuna" Stephen King – "Under the Sun" Sarah Palin – "Going Rogue"

For the Next Rock Star- Many entertainment specialty stores offer complete instrument packages for those looking to dive into learning a new instrument. For example, you could pick up a Fender Acoustic Guitar package with strap, picks, extra strings and a cleaning cloth, or a Gibson Maestro Electric Guitar package with amp, cable, picks, extra strings, strap and learn-to-play DVD for the rock star in training on your list. No extra stops needed when you shop at an entertainment specialty store to pick up the instrument and all of the accessories!

Video Games- Gaming systems are the gifts that keep giving all year round. Think of the system as the jumpstart to a charm bracelet. You can buy games, just as you do charms for the bracelet, to add to the system for every occasion throughout the year. The top video gaming systems include Playstation 3- 120 GB, Xbox 360 Elite and Nintendo Wii.

Entertainment specialty stores offer a wide selection of items to give to all of the people on your list this 2009 holiday season and, if you are really stuck, offer gifts cards to ensure everyone gets what they want.

Great Gifts For No Money

Who doesn’t need more cash this holiday season? Almost every consumer has a pile of cash sitting on the shelves and bookcases of their home and probably doesn’t even know it. Okay, not cash literally, but most people do have entertainment items that can be traded for cash or store credit. Gently used CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, video games and books can be a budget saver for gift givers during this holiday season. Those movies that you haven’t watched in a year, the CD you have already burned into your iTunes library, the game you have conquered and the book you read last month can be recycled for new products or cash.

Think about your movie or music collection for example. Most people have titles that they have not watched or listened to in a long time. These items can mean cash or store credit for you while representing a bargain to the consumer who re-purchases them. The book you have read and enjoyed can bring cash to you and delight to another reader. It’s an environmentally friendly way to get cash for the holidays while recycling your entertainment products.

Most gamers are done playing a game once they have conquered it or they may have upgraded to a newer version of a favorite game. The choice is to let the old title collect dust on a shelf somewhere or to turn it in for store credit or cash toward a new game.

These items can’t be re-sold at every store. Certainly your big discount merchant will not take the box of used CDs, DVDs, books and games off your hands. They are focused entirely on selling new product at new product prices. Entertainment specialty stores, however, are a great source for buying and selling used products. They will give you cash or store credit for your products and while you are there you may even find a used copy of a book or movie that you have been wanting at a fraction of the cost of new. It is a winning proposition for both you and the store. This is one of the major advantages the entertainment specialty retailers have over their big box competitors. Aside from much bigger selection, you can save big by shopping the used racks at these stores and they allow you to recycle your old product for cash.

So, if someone on your list would enjoy the new Dan Brown book, the latest Taylor Swift CD, the "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" DVD or a new game, bring in your old products and you just might wind up getting that special person a great gift for free!

Take a look at what you have in your bookcase, on DVD/Blu-ray and on your CD shelves. You just might have the solution to the tight budget holiday dilemma. Those movies, music, books and games can mean a merrier Christmas for you and the people on your list.

Trendy Gifts for 2009

Finding the perfect gift for those on your list during the holiday season can seem to zap all of your creative energy. You want to find something unique, memorable and something that even the most difficult person to shop for on your list will love. This year, gifts that lighten the mood are especially popular. Collectibles, novelties, gag gifts, hard-to-find items and other trendy items are sure to please anyone on your list.

Entertainment specialty stores offer a wide range of new and used books, DVDS, Blu-ray movies, video games and CDs, as well as trends merchandise. Some even offer used racks of the same items at a fraction of the cost of new, allowing consumers to save money and give an environmentally friendly gift.

Below is a guide to help you shop for everyone on your list this holiday season:

Have a school aged kid that always wants the latest toy or fashion item?

What to buy:

Trendy clothing items – Skelanimals is a unique line of cutting edge fashion trends featuring cute skeleton animals. Merchandise includes clothing for men, women and kids, books, candy, foot wear, plush animals, backpacks, perfume, scarves, lip gloss and more.

Character toys – Domo, Japans favorite fur ball and the mascot of Japan's NHK television station, is invading the United States! Kids everywhere love the character and all of its merchandise. The classic eight inch Flocked Domo vinyl figure is a favorite and comes in many colors.

Plush dolls− The award-winning Ugly Doll characters were created to show everyone that being ugly means accepting differences and embracing individual flaws. Each unique character has its own distinct personality. In fact, UGLYDOLLS are hip, huggable, and not ugly at all! Sasha Obama even brought one to the White House.

Shopping for a practical joker with a big sense of humor?

What to buy:

Gag gifts – Get that practical joker on your list back with gifts like the Sucker Gift Boxes. Just place a real gift in these hilarious themed boxes (i.e. "Tie of the Month Club") and see the look on the recipients face as they unwrap it!

Novelty fun items – Entertainment specialty stores usually have a wide range of fun items to give those on your list. Giving an inflatable turkey or fruitcake is a cheap, funny and unforgettable gift. Or surprise them with bacon flavored floss, pickle band-aids and lip balm provide a fun new twist on ordinary essentials.

T-Shirts with sayings– Nothing says "I'm on the naughty list" quite like a t-shirt with "I'm on the naughty list" printed on it!

Is there someone on your list that is always entertaining guests?

What to buy:

Barware– Whipping up the perfect cocktail is easier with the right barware. Books with drink recipes will inspire party themes and help your entertainer break free from the usual cocktails. Ice shots, can coolers with unique sayings, and a beer holding belt will put a hilarious twist on things.

Party games–From tame to the risqué, games are a great way to break the ice and get everyone having fun. Group games like "Would You Rather…?" by Zobmondo!!, "Scene it?" and "Pictionary Man" are the perfect way to motivate the conversation.

Shopping for a go-green guru that is always looking for environmentally friendly items?

What to buy:

Used gifts– Some entertainment specialty stores will give you cash or store credit for your gently used products and sell you gently used CDS, DVDs, Blu-rays, video games and books at a fraction of the cost of new products. Show the recycler in your life that you can go green too!

Is there a memorabilia collector on your list?

What to buy:

Movie and video game action figures – These items are cherished by collectors everywhere. Action figures from movies and video games bring characters to life and often, if preserved, grow to be worth big bucks in the future.

Sports characters action figures – Sports characters are very collectible and perfect for the sports enthusiast. Find out their favorite player and help them jumpstart their entire team's collection.

Movie collectibles – Entertainment specialty stores carry movie collectibles from action figures to CDs, books to posters, and DVDs to T-shirts. Popular movies include "A Christmas Story," "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," "Nightmare Before Christmas" and others.

Rock Apparel – Vintage looking concert t-shirts, messenger bags, belts and patches never go out of style and let the rocker on your list express their musical taste.

It is easy to shop for everyone at entertainment specialty stores because they have all of the trendy gifts for 2009. Save your creative energy for decorating the house and hosting holiday parties, get all of your shopping done at one place!




Languages

English

Contact

Hastings Entertainment, Inc.
Amarillo TX
US 79102
3601

Additional Information

Related Domains

External Links



Last Minute Gifts for 2009

Entertainment specialty stores are your one-stop-shop for great last minute gifts this holiday season. Collectibles, novelties, gag gifts, hard-to-find items, trendy items, books, DVDS, Blu-ray movies, video games and CDs can all be found under one roof.

If gift giving uncertainty and a small budget have plagued you this year and have got you in "panic-mode" because you haven't even begun to shop yet, don't worry! Entertainment specialty stores not only carry a wide array of gifts perfect for anyone on your list, they also carry used books, DVDS, Blu-ray movies, video games and CDs to help you stretch your budget.

Check out these great last minute gift ideas available at entertainment specialty stores for the 2009 holiday season.

Movies- Everyone loves getting DVDs for a gift. Remember that movie you saw with your friend in theaters that featured all those great one-liners? Pick up a copy and relive those great memories together. Below is a list of great movie titles that make great gifts this holiday. "Angels and Demons" "GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra" "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" "The Proposal" "Star Trek" "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" "Up" "The Hangover"

Sony Blu-Ray Player and Blu-Ray Discs- You can't go wrong with upgrading someone on your list's movie viewing experience. The Sony Blu-Ray player and Blu-Ray discs allow viewers to enjoy full 1080p high definition video and reveal the remarkable full performance of their HDTV.

Great TV on DVD- TV shows seem to have a cult following these days. Everyone has their favorite sitcoms they could watch over and over. Some people get hooked on a series after the first few seasons and have never seen the beginning shows. Giving TV series' DVD box sets for the holidays is sure to please anyone on your list. Some popular series include: "The Office" "Desperate Housewives" "Scrubs" "Nip/Tuck" "Brothers and Sisters" "Closer"

Music- Purchasing a CD as a gift is great for those on your list that are constantly downloading the latest single but never buy themselves the full album. Unveil to them all of the great songs on the CD by giving them the entire album. Top CD gift ideas include: Susan Boyle – "I Dreamed a Dream" Andrea Bocelli– "My Christmas" Carrie Underwood – "Play On" Trans Siberian Orchestra – "Night Castle" Nora Jones – "The Fall" Owl City – "Ocean Eyes"

Books- If anyone on your list is traveling this holiday season books are a great gift idea. It is awful to be trapped in the car for hours on end and stuck in traffic on the drive to see family out of state. This year's top titles will help pass the time. Dan Brown – "Lost Symbol" Michael Crichton – "Pirate Latitudes" John Grisham – "Ford County" Barbara Kingsolver – "The Lacuna" Stephen King – "Under the Sun" Sarah Palin – "Going Rogue"

For the Next Rock Star- Many entertainment specialty stores offer complete instrument packages for those looking to dive into learning a new instrument. For example, you could pick up a Fender Acoustic Guitar package with strap, picks, extra strings and a cleaning cloth, or a Gibson Maestro Electric Guitar package with amp, cable, picks, extra strings, strap and learn-to-play DVD for the rock star in training on your list. No extra stops needed when you shop at an entertainment specialty store to pick up the instrument and all of the accessories!

Video Games- Gaming systems are the gifts that keep giving all year round. Think of the system as the jumpstart to a charm bracelet. You can buy games, just as you do charms for the bracelet, to add to the system for every occasion throughout the year. The top video gaming systems include Playstation 3- 120 GB, Xbox 360 Elite and Nintendo Wii.

Entertainment specialty stores offer a wide selection of items to give to all of the people on your list this 2009 holiday season and, if you are really stuck, offer gifts cards to ensure everyone gets what they want.

Great Gifts For No Money

Who doesn’t need more cash this holiday season? Almost every consumer has a pile of cash sitting on the shelves and bookcases of their home and probably doesn’t even know it. Okay, not cash literally, but most people do have entertainment items that can be traded for cash or store credit. Gently used CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, video games and books can be a budget saver for gift givers during this holiday season. Those movies that you haven’t watched in a year, the CD you have already burned into your iTunes library, the game you have conquered and the book you read last month can be recycled for new products or cash.

Think about your movie or music collection for example. Most people have titles that they have not watched or listened to in a long time. These items can mean cash or store credit for you while representing a bargain to the consumer who re-purchases them. The book you have read and enjoyed can bring cash to you and delight to another reader. It’s an environmentally friendly way to get cash for the holidays while recycling your entertainment products.

Most gamers are done playing a game once they have conquered it or they may have upgraded to a newer version of a favorite game. The choice is to let the old title collect dust on a shelf somewhere or to turn it in for store credit or cash toward a new game.

These items can’t be re-sold at every store. Certainly your big discount merchant will not take the box of used CDs, DVDs, books and games off your hands. They are focused entirely on selling new product at new product prices. Entertainment specialty stores, however, are a great source for buying and selling used products. They will give you cash or store credit for your products and while you are there you may even find a used copy of a book or movie that you have been wanting at a fraction of the cost of new. It is a winning proposition for both you and the store. This is one of the major advantages the entertainment specialty retailers have over their big box competitors. Aside from much bigger selection, you can save big by shopping the used racks at these stores and they allow you to recycle your old product for cash.

So, if someone on your list would enjoy the new Dan Brown book, the latest Taylor Swift CD, the "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" DVD or a new game, bring in your old products and you just might wind up getting that special person a great gift for free!

Take a look at what you have in your bookcase, on DVD/Blu-ray and on your CD shelves. You just might have the solution to the tight budget holiday dilemma. Those movies, music, books and games can mean a merrier Christmas for you and the people on your list.

Trendy Gifts for 2009

Finding the perfect gift for those on your list during the holiday season can seem to zap all of your creative energy. You want to find something unique, memorable and something that even the most difficult person to shop for on your list will love. This year, gifts that lighten the mood are especially popular. Collectibles, novelties, gag gifts, hard-to-find items and other trendy items are sure to please anyone on your list.

Entertainment specialty stores offer a wide range of new and used books, DVDS, Blu-ray movies, video games and CDs, as well as trends merchandise. Some even offer used racks of the same items at a fraction of the cost of new, allowing consumers to save money and give an environmentally friendly gift.

Below is a guide to help you shop for everyone on your list this holiday season:

Have a school aged kid that always wants the latest toy or fashion item?

What to buy:

Trendy clothing items – Skelanimals is a unique line of cutting edge fashion trends featuring cute skeleton animals. Merchandise includes clothing for men, women and kids, books, candy, foot wear, plush animals, backpacks, perfume, scarves, lip gloss and more.

Character toys – Domo, Japans favorite fur ball and the mascot of Japan's NHK television station, is invading the United States! Kids everywhere love the character and all of its merchandise. The classic eight inch Flocked Domo vinyl figure is a favorite and comes in many colors.

Plush dolls− The award-winning Ugly Doll characters were created to show everyone that being ugly means accepting differences and embracing individual flaws. Each unique character has its own distinct personality. In fact, UGLYDOLLS are hip, huggable, and not ugly at all! Sasha Obama even brought one to the White House.

Shopping for a practical joker with a big sense of humor?

What to buy:

Gag gifts – Get that practical joker on your list back with gifts like the Sucker Gift Boxes. Just place a real gift in these hilarious themed boxes (i.e. "Tie of the Month Club") and see the look on the recipients face as they unwrap it!

Novelty fun items – Entertainment specialty stores usually have a wide range of fun items to give those on your list. Giving an inflatable turkey or fruitcake is a cheap, funny and unforgettable gift. Or surprise them with bacon flavored floss, pickle band-aids and lip balm provide a fun new twist on ordinary essentials.

T-Shirts with sayings– Nothing says "I'm on the naughty list" quite like a t-shirt with "I'm on the naughty list" printed on it!

Is there someone on your list that is always entertaining guests?

What to buy:

Barware– Whipping up the perfect cocktail is easier with the right barware. Books with drink recipes will inspire party themes and help your entertainer break free from the usual cocktails. Ice shots, can coolers with unique sayings, and a beer holding belt will put a hilarious twist on things.

Party games–From tame to the risqué, games are a great way to break the ice and get everyone having fun. Group games like "Would You Rather…?" by Zobmondo!!, "Scene it?" and "Pictionary Man" are the perfect way to motivate the conversation.

Shopping for a go-green guru that is always looking for environmentally friendly items?

What to buy:

Used gifts– Some entertainment specialty stores will give you cash or store credit for your gently used products and sell you gently used CDS, DVDs, Blu-rays, video games and books at a fraction of the cost of new products. Show the recycler in your life that you can go green too!

Is there a memorabilia collector on your list?

What to buy:

Movie and video game action figures – These items are cherished by collectors everywhere. Action figures from movies and video games bring characters to life and often, if preserved, grow to be worth big bucks in the future.

Sports characters action figures – Sports characters are very collectible and perfect for the sports enthusiast. Find out their favorite player and help them jumpstart their entire team's collection.

Movie collectibles – Entertainment specialty stores carry movie collectibles from action figures to CDs, books to posters, and DVDs to T-shirts. Popular movies include "A Christmas Story," "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," "Nightmare Before Christmas" and others.

Rock Apparel – Vintage looking concert t-shirts, messenger bags, belts and patches never go out of style and let the rocker on your list express their musical taste.

It is easy to shop for everyone at entertainment specialty stores because they have all of the trendy gifts for 2009. Save your creative energy for decorating the house and hosting holiday parties, get all of your shopping done at one place!




Languages

English

Contact

Hastings Entertainment, Inc.
Amarillo TX
US 79102
3601

Additional Information

Related Domains

External Links