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Looks real positive, hope they get caught up in the internet frenzy.

Hastings to Launch New E-Commerce Internet Web Site; Over
10 Million New/Used Entertainment Products to be Offered at Low Prices
Thursday, April 1, 1999 08:59 AM
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AMARILLO, Texas, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAST), a leading multimedia
entertainment superstore retailer, today announced plans to launch, its new e-commerce Internet
Web site. Hastings' new site will enable customers to electronically access more than 10 million new and used
entertainment products and unique, contemporary gifts and toys. The new site will feature exceptional product and pricing
offers, including best selling books at up to 50% off list price. will be launched within the next 45
days and will be supported by a national advertising campaign and a limited-time, free-freight offer.

"Since our first entertainment superstore opened in 1991, Hastings has offered its customers the widest possible
selection of entertainment products at the most competitive prices in the industry," said John H. Marmaduke, president
and chief executive officer. "We expect to achieve the same results with our web site by extending
our multimedia entertainment retailing style to the electronic global marketplace. We want our new Web site to be a fun
and informative gathering place for our e-customers to shop, just as our entertainment superstores are in the various
communities they serve.

"Through strategic alliances with numerous trading partners like Valley Media, Inc. (Nasdaq: VMIX), the site will provide
one of the broadest assortments of entertainment products currently offered on the Web," added Marmaduke. "In addition,
we plan to offer on-line downloading of music titles. Our new site is designed to deliver fun to our e-customers with
products ranging from books to yoyos and will feature unique product and pricing offers not available on any other site."

In addition to 130 entertainment superstores in 18 states, Hastings currently operates one of the largest fully integrated
multimedia entertainment e-commerce Internet Web sites, The site, which will become
a part of, currently offers a broad selection of books, music, software, videotapes and video games to
the electronic global marketplace at competitive Internet prices. General financial information about Hastings is also
available to investors and customers via the Internet at this site.

Certain statements set forth above are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934. Such statements are based upon management's current expectations and are subject to a number of factors and
uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those described herein. The forward-looking
statements set forth above are subject to the factors and uncertainties set forth under the heading "Risk Factors" in the
Company's Registration Statement on Form S-1 as filed with the SEC and declared effective on June 11, 1998.

SOURCE Hastings Entertainment, Inc.

CONTACT: Dennis McGill, Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Hastings Entertainment, Inc.,
806-351-2300, ext. 6000
Quote for referenced ticker symbols: VMIX, HAST
© 1999, PR Newswire
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