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Best Buy considers selling Macs

updated 04:05 pm EDT, Wed June 21, 2006

Best Buy considers Macs

Best Buy is considering selling Apple's full line of computers in its stores, which now only carries Apple's iPod and accessories for the portable media players. Seven Best Buy stores are currently selling Macs, and the company is considering expanding Mac sales across the chain, according to Best Buy Senior Vice President for Merchandising David Morrish. Morrish said the Macs are being sold by Best Buy employees who have been trained by Apple, adding that Best Buy is watching to see whether the computers can be sold profitably, and whether Best Buy employees can provide the level of customer service that Apple customers are used to in Apple's own retail stores, according to a report from The Associated Press.




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  1. FastAMX79

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    oh no

    didnt Apple try this before? and it failed? Best Buy people are not gonna care. they are the typical "apple doesnt have any software why do you want it"

    or it will be the ever popular "our mac guy is off today and there is no one here to help"

  1. TailsToo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Bahahaha....

    How many times must Apple try and sell at Worst Buy before they realize that it will never work. This does nothing but make Apple look worse in front of potential customers.

  1. smezjj

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Mac Mini

    The Best Buy in my home town, Mason City, IA, sells Mac Minis...I am not in Iowa too often, but I was home to visit a week ago and they had them then.

  1. koolkid1976

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: Mac Mini

    Attempt to buy one next time, and let us know your experience.

  1. MacOS

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    BAD MIX

    In addition to the above comment about staff, this is a clash of cultures. Both wanting to dictate to the other on what the other should be doing. Two bullies on the playground generally donít work.

    Plus want the heck is APPLE thinking? They would be best severed by local specialty retailers or Apple Stores then BBY.

  1. occupant

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: bad mix

    [i]Plus want the heck is APPLE thinking? They would be best severed by local specialty retailers or Apple Stores then BBY.[/i]

    Yes, they would. However the razor-thin margins on Apple products, poor delivery of high-demand systems and market poaching by the Apple stores are quickly making these stores a thing of the past. Why would I shop there when I can get delivery as fast or faster and pay the same price if I get it from Apple?

    I used to work for an authorized Apple dealer. Note the past tense.

  1. tavin64

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: bad mix

    As a current employee of BBY and member of their geek squad I can attest to the trouble apple is going to have selling at the stores mostly because the sales personnel will not be trained at all. h*** even our techs are so damn ignorant that the mention of macs and they begin to talk c*** that they know nothing about. I have a new macbook and i can safely say it is the best laptop i have ever owned, as well as 2 windows desktops, 1 laptop and an intel imac and honestly there have been so many times where a customer will come in trying to find a pc and from their needs I direct them to the apple store at the mall. Unless apple gets their act together and enforces strict training guidelines for the best buy employees on macs and osx it will fail.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    tech

    Apple has never ben somthing good microsft has it all the only thing keeping apple standing is the ipod and if it didnt have that it would have nothing

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    TECH

    who would want a apple they are slow and unrelible right

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