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  • BestBuy.com Gets the iPad This Weekend



    If you've visited Best Buy online during the past 24 hours, you may have discovered an unexpected addition to the products now available through the retailer's digital storefront - Apple's iPad. Although the tablet has been available in Best Buy stores across the nation since September 26th (and at many select Best Buy outlets for months prior), this weekend marks the debut of the iPad on BestBuy.com.

    Best Buy was one of the first retailers - besides Apple's retail outlets, of course - to carry the iPad when it was released earlier this year. At present, the iPad is also available at AT&T stores, Verizon stores, Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon, select Apple Authorized Resellers and even many campus bookstores. For Apple, this is a remarkable spread of retail outlets carrying their product.

    Before this weekend's unanticipated online roll out, one could only use BestBuy.com to reserve or purchase an iPad for in-store pickup. Now, all six models are available for purchase - at comparable prices - from BestBuy.com with free shipping. Estimated delivery time is 6-10 business days with "guaranteed delivery before Christmas" for the WiFi-only models.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: BestBuy.com Gets the iPad This Weekend started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 44 Comments
    1. jtpecsi's Avatar
      jtpecsi -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      Most best buy employees aren't very tech savvy. You are better off doing your own research before walking into their stores. Then again, I am not your average best buy shopper.

      Why would you buy online from best buy instead of Apple.com?
      On the sales floor this is true, and in most Best Buy's the Geek Squad IS knowledgeable but we have to follow a certain protocol - so many clients see us as unknowledgeable. In our Geek Squad precinct at least, they are some of the smartest guys I know, and usually we try to bend protocol a little to make sure the customer gets the best solution.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Honestly i had no idea it wasn't. If i were ordering online I'd still just go thru apple anyways •shrugs•
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by moon#pie View Post
      I don't get why people are still buying iPads. New ones are coming soon, hence the yearly cycle.
      have you never walked into a apple store or best buy, people are constantly buying products even when media events have just happened or are about to happen for new products. Plus its holiday season, people are buying everything right now
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      Do you guys think the 1st gen 16gb wifi only returns will drop to somewhere around 350$ anytime soon? Looking to spend about there