I promise you this is real. I can not disclose any other information because the information is supposed to be classified but this is not a rumor, this is for sure.This was already being discussed here and all signs point to the iPad not being at Best Buy on launch day.
Its not really classified. Although, I can vouch for chn09 that the best buys with Apple stores ( roughly 650 ) will have iPads on April 3rd. This news comes from the 4th quarter earnings conference call and shared with all of us in this WSJ article.I promise you this is real. I can not disclose any other information because the information is supposed to be classified but this is not a rumor, this is for sure.
As for competing against Wal-Mart, Best Buy argues that its prices are highly competitive with the retail giant, and Chief Executive Brian Dunn and other executives said Thursday the specialty retailer is evolving to stay relevant with consumers. In addition to securing deals to sell hot gadgets like Apple Inc.'s iPad, which will hit many Best Buy stores April 3, the company is testing ways to revamp selling space to better show off the latest gadgets.
The iPad will be in the 673 U.S. Best Buy stores that have Apple stores inside them, but the retailer is not taking pre-orders, Mr. Dunn said. Best Buy has 1,069 U.S. stores under its name, but not all have the Apple shops.
Its a good thing that Ronix was able to find an article about it then.Gahhhh you all are making me want to post a picture of the email. I have it right in front of me, but can not do such a thing. You all will see soon. But until then, doubt me. Ill be laughing on saturday.
It will be available at ten that morning.Are the Apple store best buys the one with the sort of souped-up kiosk, the one with the macbooks, iMacs, Macbook air, etc. on display and the shelf of Apple products? If so... I may wait until ordering and see if I can pick one up on Saturday morning... worth a shot I guess. If Apple produced a million or more of these for launch, I can see Best Buy getting them. After all, the iPhone was carried at both AT&T and Apple Stores, and this seems to be in demand, but not as much as the iPhone.
Apple has a very strict contract with Best Buy. Whatever Apple says, best buy HAS to do.Regardless if this is true or not, the closest Apple embedded Best Buy is even further away than my closest Apple Store.
If you want to check which ones are around you go to this link, pick you state and in the drop down the locations with the * have embedded Apple Stores.
Still not sure why they are advertising the iPad at all. Very unlike Best Buy.
sorry to hear that. not at my store.My local best buy is a nightmare. The stock quantities in their system is always wrong. The sales reps never know where anything is shelved, compounded by the fact that they'll do stuff like stock a razer gaming mouse up by the movies. What I'm saying is I'd far sooner do the 2 hour apple store wait then set foot in my local bb.