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.