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Grubster
Sep 24, 2010, 05:23 PM
Will best buy carry the new apple tv? I have some gift cards to use and have nothing else I want right now.



I3eXa
Sep 24, 2010, 05:25 PM
eventually I assume they will...Have you called and asked anyone at Best Buy? If you have and they said no/don't know yet, do you expect some1 on here to tell you otherwise!?!?!

Teqnilogik
Sep 24, 2010, 05:26 PM
They carried the previous model so my guess is yes.

Grubster
Sep 24, 2010, 09:38 PM
eventually I assume they will...Have you called and asked anyone at Best Buy? If you have and they said no/don't know yet, do you expect some1 on here to tell you otherwise!?!?!

Actually, I expect people on here to know more than 95% of best buy employees!

DanMacApple
Sep 25, 2010, 12:09 AM
Actually, I expect people on here to know more than 95% of best buy employees!

That is kinda sad but definitly True!:D

ecschwarz
Sep 27, 2010, 04:21 PM
Yep - I'm waiting, too. The only reason why I'm not getting it from Apple is that I have some rewards $$ and a credit card reward gift card to spend, which would cut the price down a lot. It seems like the actual BB site still has the prior one...dumb.

Grasschopper
Sep 27, 2010, 06:58 PM
Will best buy carry the new apple tv? I have some gift cards to use and have nothing else I want right now.

Yes they will. My BB is one with an Apple store (or whatever they call it) in it and their Apple guru is actually an Apple employee rather than a BB employee...anyway he told me a couple of weeks ago that they should be in before the end of the month or shortly there after. I'm still undecided if I should get one or not.

ecschwarz
Oct 27, 2010, 12:23 AM
...kindof a bump, but I checked a number of Best Buy stores in the Indianapolis area over the past few weeks and the one store that did have an Apple employee kept saying that he could only guess and estimated when Apple got the ship dates down to 1-3 days. We've hit that and still nothing. One store tried to talk me into a prior generation model for $150...it's "better" because it has a hard drive and is made out of aluminum. :-)

I know Apple underestimated how well these were going to sell, but it's already almost November and nobody at Best Buy can even give me a real estimate.

newagemac
Oct 27, 2010, 07:17 AM
Well Amazon finally has them now as well as some Mac stores so I think Best Buy should as well.

cpucrash0
Oct 27, 2010, 08:18 AM
I went to best buy yesterday and they told me next month. So I just ordered my apple tv yesterday through amazon.com and they ship fast.

From A Buick 8
Oct 27, 2010, 12:30 PM
Will best buy carry the new apple tv? I have some gift cards to use and have nothing else I want right now.

About 3 weeks ago I asked at the local Best Buy (Ky area close to cincy) and was told there were not going to carry it.

So i just bought mine through the apple website.

I wish Apple would team up with another store, i do not think that BB is very good Apple advocate.

newagemac
Oct 27, 2010, 12:35 PM
About 3 weeks ago I asked at the local Best Buy (Ky area close to cincy) and was told there were not going to carry it.

So i just bought mine through the apple website.

I wish Apple would team up with another store, i do not think that BB is very good Apple advocate.

No kidding. The last time I checked my local Best Buy still didn't have iPads. I don't even consider them any more for Apple products.

anush3
Oct 27, 2010, 02:04 PM
I had the same question and called best buy and they said they will have new apple tv in next 2-3 weeks.

Following link confirms that best buy is going to have it on or before Nov 17.
http://stores.bestbuy.com/157/event/apple-tv-itunes-learning-seminar/

I have a best buy gift card and been waiting for apple tv.

smurff
Oct 27, 2010, 02:43 PM
I've been waiting and waiting also for Best Buy to get the new Apple TV. Employees I've asked said probably. I check the BB website everyday and all they have are refurbs of the old model it seems. But I did a Google search the other day and for some reason it gave me a link to Best Buy Canada and the new Apple TV was actually listed on their site; it was on backorder but at least they had it on their site.

I have no idea if that means BB in the US will carry it but it seems like a good omen, no?!

anush3
Oct 27, 2010, 05:17 PM
I've been waiting and waiting also for Best Buy to get the new Apple TV. Employees I've asked said probably. I check the BB website everyday and all they have are refurbs of the old model it seems. But I did a Google search the other day and for some reason it gave me a link to Best Buy Canada and the new Apple TV was actually listed on their site; it was on backorder but at least they had it on their site.

I have no idea if that means BB in the US will carry it but it seems like a good omen, no?!

They are going to definately have in US too. The link below shows that Florida Best Buy will have an education session on Nov 17 to explain new apple tv and itunes.
http://stores.bestbuy.com/157/event/apple-tv-itunes-learning-seminar/

So just give it a few weeks.

ecschwarz
Oct 27, 2010, 05:20 PM
I have a best buy gift card and been waiting for apple tv.

That's the only reason why I didn't get one through Apple...

anush3
Oct 27, 2010, 07:39 PM
That's the only reason why I didn't get one through Apple...

For*some*reason*my*above*links*were*not*taking*to*right*place,*so*here*is*correct*link.
stores.bestbuy.com/157/event/apple-tv-itunes-learning-seminar/

tlaw81
Oct 31, 2010, 09:17 PM
I work at a Best Buy store. Believe me, we're waiting as impatiently as you guys are for the ATV2. In our system, it shows the item as being "deleted." A few weeks ago it was listed on BBY.com, but then it was taken off. I'm not sure what happened or what the current status is... not even the Apple rep for our store knows. If I find out anything, I'll be happy to repost here.

ecschwarz
Nov 1, 2010, 12:46 AM
I work at a Best Buy store. Believe me, we're waiting as impatiently as you guys are for the ATV2. In our system, it shows the item as being "deleted." A few weeks ago it was listed on BBY.com, but then it was taken off. I'm not sure what happened or what the current status is... not even the Apple rep for our store knows. If I find out anything, I'll be happy to repost here.

I heard about that - the weird thing is that everyone else seems to have it already (I was in Fry's this afternoon and they had about 15 in stock). While I'm not directing this at you, I find it interesting that Best Buy can get just about everything else on launch day or shortly after and there isn't even an item in the system for "Coming Soon"

tlaw81
Nov 1, 2010, 07:55 AM
Right, I completely understand. I spoke with my supervisor and she said that when the item appears as "deleted" before it has even been released it typically means that Best Buy and the company are in negotiations. I assume this would be about profits. Not sure.

ecschwarz
Nov 1, 2010, 02:06 PM
Right, I completely understand. I spoke with my supervisor and she said that when the item appears as "deleted" before it has even been released it typically means that Best Buy and the company are in negotiations. I assume this would be about profits. Not sure.

Thanks for the updates! Just out of curiosity, does anyone else following this thread know any other retail stores that carry 'em yet?

From A Buick 8
Nov 1, 2010, 03:28 PM
Thanks for the updates! Just out of curiosity, does anyone else following this thread know any other retail stores that carry 'em yet?

(Two post up) It sounds like fry's have them and there is always an Apple Store

anush3
Nov 4, 2010, 11:14 AM
Checked the best buy canada site, and now they have it available as well as in few stores ( previously it was showing as 'will ship when available').

Not in US yet though, that's frustrating about best buy US, probably lack of business approach/management. I am sure they are loosing multiple apple tv customers each day they delay.

brayhite
Nov 4, 2010, 11:24 AM
About 3 weeks ago I asked at the local Best Buy (Ky area close to cincy) and was told there were not going to carry it.

So i just bought mine through the apple website.

I wish Apple would team up with another store, i do not think that BB is very good Apple advocate.

Florence, KY BB? If so, they are so freakin' clueless about Apple. One guy that has a cane seems pretty knowledgeable, but any time I've asked questions or called, they just read a computer screen.

From A Buick 8
Nov 4, 2010, 11:55 AM
Florence, KY BB? If so, they are so freakin' clueless about Apple. One guy that has a cane seems pretty knowledgeable, but any time I've asked questions or called, they just read a computer screen.

Yes that is the one and yes the fellow with the cane (wish I knew his name) is the only one there that has any Apple knowledge.

I am going to drive out to Montgomery and check the apple store there for my second one.

Irishman
Nov 4, 2010, 01:29 PM
No kidding. The last time I checked my local Best Buy still didn't have iPads. I don't even consider them any more for Apple products.

You must be either outside of the US or it's been some months since you last checked, because all US Best Buys now carry the iPad.

ecschwarz
Nov 4, 2010, 07:20 PM
You must be either outside of the US or it's been some months since you last checked, because all US Best Buys now carry the iPad.

I know of a few "new" Best Buy stores that didn't have iPads or Macs right away. I was traveling and stopped by the one in Columbus, IN, which opened in August - in mid-September, they still didn't have iPads or Macs, but were going to get iPads "soon". As for the Macs, they had no idea when that would be taking place, but "probably not within the next year". Maybe I could be wrong and/or the guy at the store could be full of crap, but supposedly new Best Buy stores don't get the entire Apple lineup for awhile.

newagemac
Nov 4, 2010, 09:19 PM
A month ago, not all Best Buys had the iPad.

fenderbass146
Nov 5, 2010, 01:20 AM
I am a Geek Squad Agent at a store in Indiana. I talked to our apple rep and he said that they havent sold any appletv's to best buy and are still in negotiation stage. From the sound of what he said it could be a while....I am waiting.. but im not in that much of a hurry. When we get them ill probly pick one up.

moneyman118
Nov 5, 2010, 11:11 PM
Geek squad! Some of the best customer service out there! No one should ever buy a mac from anywhere other than an Apple Store. Unless you want to "optimize" your new Mac @ Best Buy, which is highway robbery! Use the gift cards on iTunes gift cards and you'll have plenty of credits to purchase media from the :apple:TV2!

ecschwarz
Nov 6, 2010, 01:50 AM
Use the gift cards on iTunes gift cards and you'll have plenty of credits to purchase media from the :apple:TV2!

That's what I ended up doing - I figured I could always use a couple of iTunes bucks for apps, music, and giving away for the holidays...shame you can't pay for things at Apple with iTunes Gift Cards. I picked up an Apple TV at an Apple Store, mostly because I'm going to also be the guinea pig for a family member who may get one (lives a few hours away) and a friend. Since I'll probably have to set at least one of those up, I wanted to have some time before the holidays to play around with one - mine's been working great so far and was almost too easy to set up.

andymodem
Nov 6, 2010, 05:49 AM
Still waiting for Best Buy to get them. Have a gift card burnin' a hole in my pocket. :(

fenderbass146
Nov 6, 2010, 11:58 AM
Geek squad! Some of the best customer service out there! No one should ever buy a mac from anywhere other than an Apple Store. Unless you want to "optimize" your new Mac @ Best Buy, which is highway robbery! Use the gift cards on iTunes gift cards and you'll have plenty of credits to purchase media from the :apple:TV2!

This has nothin to do with how you feel about geek squad and there service This is about Appletv and I was just giving some credible information from an apple rep. However we do not offer Mac optimizations only on pc I will say there are Many incompetent geek squad agents but that doesn't reflect all of them. Also please tell me when apple starts offering a protection plan that will cover you laptop when you spill your coffee on it or drop it off a table. That may not be valuable to you however it is to a lot of people

ecschwarz
Nov 6, 2010, 01:39 PM
For the sake of hopefully keeping this thread from being a Geek Squad vs. Hating Geek Squad (everyone has their opinions), does anyone know of any other stores dragging their feet carrying Apple TVs?

Also, does anyone know the specific reason why some Best Buys sell everything from Apple and others don't?

theburgerboy
Nov 9, 2010, 07:29 PM
For the sake of hopefully keeping this thread from being a Geek Squad vs. Hating Geek Squad (everyone has their opinions), does anyone know of any other stores dragging their feet carrying Apple TVs?

Also, does anyone know the specific reason why some Best Buys sell everything from Apple and others don't?

apple is EXTREMELY particular with their products. Basically stores have to prove that they are good enough to carry their product and it is also really expensive. Per store it costs in the area of about 800k to get them to become a Mac certified location! They also have bad habbits of holding product back to create more demand. This is rather evil for the impatient. For the patient its just a little road bump.

drewski303
Nov 10, 2010, 04:31 PM
Hello,

So I keep getting the round around too. I use to work at Best Buy and it seemed as if I was the only knowledgeable Apple person there and I worked in Home Theater. I've been an apple addict since 03. At any rate, when the computer system says, "deleted," it does not mean they are not carrying it, it only means that they have not designated it. If it says discontinued it's another story, obviously.

It's very frustrating to see this happen on a daily basis. I did see on the site a few weeks ago that it was available, on the US site. I just went onto the Canada website and they have it for sale, odd???

I too have a store credit that is buring in my pocket and I am thinking of selling it to someone for cash so I can just go buy it at the Apple Store. I would agree with one of the posts that they are losing people buying it from them. I know apple loves to hold product back to increase demend, love it!!! Kidding.... At any rate, I am really hoping they get it before XMAS, if they don't I will buy it from Apple directly which I really don't want to do... Please help Apple and BBY, we are all waiting.

Thx,
drewski303

ecschwarz
Nov 10, 2010, 07:16 PM
Hello,
I too have a store credit that is buring in my pocket and I am thinking of selling it to someone for cash so I can just go buy it at the Apple Store. I would agree with one of the posts that they are losing people buying it from them. I know apple loves to hold product back to increase demend, love it!!! Kidding.... At any rate, I am really hoping they get it before XMAS, if they don't I will buy it from Apple directly which I really don't want to do... Please help Apple and BBY, we are all waiting.

Thx,
drewski303

I know that was the case with Apple early on, especially when they couldn't make iPads fast enough that Best Buy got it, and then everyone else did only within the last couple of months. However, the Apple TV is a-plenty in Apple Stores, from Apple.com, or at various other retailers that have less of a partnership with Apple. I really hope that you guys get it, too, even though I got some iTunes cards with my credit and the Apple TV at the Apple Store. Thanks for the update!

anush3
Nov 16, 2010, 10:04 AM
now, after waiting for several weeks for apple tv and into thanksgiving, since I still don't see it on best buy US site/stores, we can conclude that best buy will not be having it in near future.

I also again called the store which was mentioning to wait for 2-3 weeks and they would surely have it, now same store said that they will probably won't be carrying it because they think google tv is much better :)

I guess google tv killed apple tv deal for best buy.

newagemac
Nov 16, 2010, 01:10 PM
Best Buy is a huge seller of HDTVs and they now sell their own line of HDTVs. My guess is that since Google is partnering with TV manufacturers to offer their platform, Best Buy wants to cozy up with Google on this one and not push Apple's TV based device as it would compete with their own potential offerings. I expect to see Best Buy's own brand of TVs to come with Google TV software by next year.

anush3
Nov 20, 2010, 11:01 AM
Best Buy is a huge seller of HDTVs and they now sell their own line of HDTVs. My guess is that since Google is partnering with TV manufacturers to offer their platform, Best Buy wants to cozy up with Google on this one and not push Apple's TV based device as it would compete with their own potential offerings. I expect to see Best Buy's own brand of TVs to come with Google TV software by next year.

Yeah, effective seller of google tv means more business to them. And selling Apple tv is just one time profit + killing Google TV sale.

anush3
Nov 20, 2010, 11:04 AM
Good news.

For all those who have Best buy gift cards burning in their pockets.
Best buy US site is now showing new apple tv, though currently back ordered.

Finally, I am glad I didn't buy it from apple store otherwise best buy gitft card would keep on burning in my pocket :)

DJohm
Nov 21, 2010, 07:42 PM
It's about time... :apple:tv would be a great addition to my home theater.

anush3
Nov 24, 2010, 09:21 AM
I burnt my burning best buy gift card and collected apple tv from best buy store yesterday.
:D

gsrbob
Nov 24, 2010, 09:49 AM
Bought the first one from BB yesterday:D

andymodem
Nov 24, 2010, 06:23 PM
The ones around here still don't have them. At least that's what the website says. :(

anush3
Nov 25, 2010, 11:21 AM
The ones around here still don't have them. At least that's what the website says. :(
Should be available soon...they became available on montrose store on 11/23.

MFDoom
Nov 26, 2010, 07:57 AM
I just bought an ATV2 from Best Buy's online website. Happy Shopping

andymodem
Nov 26, 2010, 02:19 PM
Should be available soon...they became available on montrose store on 11/23.

I broke down and went to the Apple store today and picked one up as I needed a new case for my iPhone 4. Wow, there was barely room to move in the store. :eek: