AAPL Stock: 117.81 ( -0.22 )

Printed from

Best Buy to expand iPad availability to all US stores

updated 03:40 pm EDT, Tue September 14, 2010

Suggests end to supply problems

All of Best Buy's 1,093 US stores will carry the iPad as of September 26th, according to an announcement. At present the retailer is only offering the device through the Apple Shops in 673 outlets. Prices are very marginally higher than Apple's own, for instance $499.99 for a 16GB Wi-Fi model, instead of $499 flat. A 3G tablet from Best Buy costs a minimum of $629.99.

The expanded reach suggests that Apple is no longer having any problems meeting iPad demand. Online shipping times plummeted during August, from 5 to 7 days at the beginning of the month to 1 to 3 by the middle, and finally to within 24 hours by August 28th. Both Apple and Best Buy are expected to put heavy emphasis on the iPad this holiday season.

by MacNN Staff




  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    sure, more expensive

    But you get all that great quality service from Best Buy representatives when you go to the store and pick it up.

  1. JuanGuapo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not a big BB fan.

    ....however, I do like their rewards program very much. I bought two iP4s through them and it netted me some nice gift cards because of the points. If it costs the same or within a few dollars at BB, I'll but it at BB; otherwise, I'll look elsewhere. The rewards program is the only thing they have going for them.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Not a big BB fan

    Get your stuff from Amazon. You'll save more money on their discounts then you'll ever make back on their ever-changing rewards program.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented