Apple Pulling iPad 2 from Best Buy?

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CrunchGear reports that BestBuy may have stepped into some trouble with Apple due its handling of iPad 2 sales:

A reader who works at Best Buy just told us that there's been a bit of a misunderstanding between the electronics retailer and Apple. Apparently, Best Buy was holding off on selling the iPad 2s it had in stock, telling customers there weren't any when in fact they had just reached their quota of sales for the day.

According to CrunchGear, Tim Cook is involved in ongoing negotiations about the issue. Meanwhile TUAW posts a very similar account from another anonymous tipster:

He claims that until further notice, the mammoth electronics retailer has had all stock except demo units pulled.

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Top Rated Comments

Shanpdx Avatar
145 months ago
Crap

another low for apple, i ordered Mar 19th still waiting ...

fiasco just continues, does not look nice apple.
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Geckotek Avatar
145 months ago
Every day Apple stores get shipments of iPads....but they don't sell them when the arrive. They hold them for the line that forms the next morning.

Seems odd to me. Like they are purposely making a spectacle in front of the store every morning.

This morning the store I went to had NO AT&T models?!?!?! So tomorrow morning there will be yet another line of those that failed today (including myself).

On topic, I called Best Buy and was told that unless I pre-ordered before the day of the sale, I could not get an iPad 2. My co-worker walked in last week off the street and purchased one. Why the inconsistent message? I don't get it.
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NoNothing Avatar
145 months ago
Obviously you know little about retail and accounting.

Well fill me in. Our family used to run a small local (and successful) computer store in the 80's and if we had it, we sold it.

With cost of inventory being fairly high, why would you stop if you met a "quota"?
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Consultant Avatar
145 months ago
Oh no. BB is a good way to find an ipad 2 in some areas.
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iMikeT Avatar
145 months ago
Having once worked for BB, their behavior in this matter does not surprise me. They got what was coming to them.
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koobcamuk Avatar
145 months ago
Obviously you know little about retail and accounting.

Please tell him.
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