8/17/01

Outpost.com Announces Special Offer For Egghead and Buy.com Customers

Kurt Peters , Executive Editor

KENT, Conn., Aug. 16 -- Outpost.com (Cyberian Outpost, Nasdaq: COOL) today announced free shipping and a free Outpost t-shirt for former Egghead.com or Buy.com customers. This offer is available only to customers new to Outpost.com who have been Egghead or Buy.com customers, and only for orders placed by calling 877-OUTPOST (1-877-688-7678).

This offer applies to U.S. domestic telephone orders only. Valid only for ground shipping; second-day air and overnight shipping are not included. Offer applies only to new Outpost.com customers making their first purchase at Outpost.com. Offer good for a limited time only.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that include risks and uncertainties. Important factors which are beyond our control could cause actual results to differ materially from those forward-looking statements are risks such as that the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Board will decline to grant our request for a hearing on the Staff Determination or, that if such a hearing is granted, that the Company will not be successful in its request for continued listed and that if delisting occurs the company`s stock price may decline and the trading volume may decrease. Further, the planned merger with PC Connection, Inc. may not close for numerous reasons. For additional details regarding the merger, see the S-4 filed on June 19, 2001 with the SEC. We undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statements.

About Outpost.com

Outpost.com, established in 1995, is a leading Internet retailer of consumer technology products. Outpost.com has been named the top-rated consumer shopping experience on the Web by the on-line shoppers` rating service Bizrate.com, receiving the "Circle of Excellence Award" for Holiday 2000 and the 1999, 2000 and 2001 #1 PowerRanking for Computing by Forrester Research. Today, Outpost.com has an existing customer base of over 1.4 million. The company has partnered with leading consumer electronics retailer Tweeter Home Entertainment Group expanding its clicks and mortar presence to more than retail locations. As a full service provider (FSP), Outpost.com provides its partners with e-commerce solutions encompassing site design, site maintenance, order management and fulfillment.

CONTACT:
Jodi Brandolini-Fletter
Outpost.com
(860) 927-8688

Topics:

Brand, Egghead Software, Mergers and acquisitions, Online shopping, Technology Internet

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