Best Buy heads up.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Shivetya, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Shivetya macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2008
    My local Best Buy has a full Apple display with Apple representative.

    He told me that none of the area stores will carry a quad core because it does not fit their target audience at BB. He also indicated he can sell at education price to match others.

    Take it as you wish, just passing on my friendly encounter with an Apple rep.
  2. Yakuza macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2007
    Lisbon, Portugal
    What the heck?!!

    Who are they (besides being Apple rep.:p) to make their own decision on what's best for the audience!?

    That's just incredible, my jaw just fell of. Really unbelievable. Not having on stock is one thing, not putting on sale just because they think that the Quad Core won't fit the every day customer lololol. it's a joke!!

    Anyone else as another opinion?! Is he doing the right thing or not?
  3. fa8362 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2008
    Yes, he's doing the right thing. If you want the quad, get it from the apple store or the website. A retailer doesn't want to tie up shelf space with a slow moving sku and most people won't want the quad.
  4. Yakuza macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2007
    Lisbon, Portugal
    hmmm...thinking it again, thats a good answer, but that way he's also minimizing the possibility of choise of the buyer, at least buying in the momen, or that they had in stock but small amounts. now that i'm thinking a lot of stores here, also have small amounts or even none
  5. Foxer macrumors 65816


    Feb 22, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Not really news. The BB website has listed the quad-core as "website only" for some time now.
  6. topmounter macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2009
    FEMA Region VIII
    They can't stock everything.... besides, the Apple sections in the Best Buy stores around here are pretty awful (poorly kept and poorly stocked). Maybe they are better in regions that don't have Apple stores, but I can't see how the Best Buy Apple-shanties I've seen around here are doing Apple much good other than serving as "Laptop-Hunter" fodder. Besides, if I was going to drop $2k+ on a computer (especially a Mac) I'd have to be pretty desperate to chose Best Buy over an Apple Store or the smiling face of my Fedex delivery driver.
  7. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    Last I checked, Best Buy/Futureshop never really carried any Apple config that wasn't the base model. If customers are specific in needs, they would hit up the website but usually people would walk in just needing a computer/Mac.
  8. mac-ho macrumors member

    The Quad price next to a bunch of PC'S would freak out a lot of BB customers. In a Apple Store EVERYTHING freaks out a PC owner!!
  9. savoirfaire macrumors 6502


    Nov 23, 2003
    New England
    If it's true that you can buy at the educational price at Best Buy, that's pretty good news! That means you can take advantage of the student discount PLUS pick up some RewardZone points. I wonder if you'd be able to stack, say, the student discount and the recent coupons that offer a $150 giftcard with a $1000 purchase...
  10. Shivetya thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2008
    The Apple guy implied "Apple" making the choice, not BB.
  11. b01189 macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2009
    South Florida
    I used to work for CompUSA before they went under and bought out by Tigerdirect, and the trickle down of information is always hard to tell where the truth actually lies it could very possibly be that this Apple Rep. just doesn't know who the order is coming form either Apple or BB.

    But it does make sense that a more specialized quad core purpose, these people will more thank likely go to Apple or even more likely customize online.
  12. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    I think it's safe to say that this is Best Buy's decision and not his.

  13. Meever macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2009
    Most shoppers at Best Buy couldn't even tell you the difference from Windows and OSX. The only demographics that BB can target with Macs would be the "tools" who think macs are cool because everyone uses it movies/tv shows.

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