The BestBuy gem lets you request information from the BestBuy API in your Ruby applications. The API requires you to have an API key before you can make any requests, so make sure you obtain one here first.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Best Buy in any way. I built this because it was useful to me and I'm releasing it in the hopes that it will be useful to others.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'best_buy'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install bestbuy


First, require the BestBuy gem where you want to make requests to the API using:

require 'bestbuy'

Next, you will need to instantiate a BestBuy::Client with your API key:

bby = BestBuy::Client(api_key: '1234567890')

Once you've created a client, you can access the various endpoints of the BestBuy API as methods off of the BestBuy client. Most options are passed as hash parameters to these methods.

bby.products(upc: '004815162342')

#=> [#<BestBuy::Product:0xDEADBEEF>, ...]


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake rspec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.