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howardfine

join:2002-08-09
Saint Louis, MO

Best Buy TV ads

Have you guys noticed Best Buy advertising Apple computers with a slogan (I forgot) something like, "We have everything Apple"? Isn't that something entirely different for their ads? I know they've been carrying Apple for years but I think this is the first time I've seen them push it so much.



Count Zero
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Probably because they're the hot item this season



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Considering there is a Best Buy less then 10 miles from me, and an Apple store an hours drive from me, I think it's a smart move. If I was looking for apple products.
Best Buy is really hurting and may not be around for much longer. So they have to do, what they have to do.
Though IMO, I won't miss them when they do shut down. Apple will partner with another retailer [Wal-marts, maybe ] And life will go on without Best Buy.
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Apple does sell some stuff in WalMart, I think they have a few of their mini stores too.

Apple's next big partner will probably be Target though.



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I usually hit Best Buy first since they frequently have open box stuff. One of my minis and my T-Bolt display were open boxes. BB has always been very willing to negotiate off the open box price and they're always willing to set it up so I can check it out.



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I've seen Ipads, Ipods for sale at wal mart and target. I think the Iphone is available at Target, not sure about Walmart.
But no computers, I don't think the even carry AppleTV, though they do sell Roku and other TV devices like it.
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howardfine

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There is just something about buying at Best Buy vs Walmart. Best Buy displays their wares and have people who know about the product. Walmart just hefts it up on a shelf somewhere.

But my point is that Best Buy is pushing Apple. Is Apple getting interest from consumers than before? I wouldn't think they'd be pushing it otherwise.