According to two unconfirmed reports, electronics retailer Best Buy is preparing to sell the Mac mini in stores,” MacRumors reports.
“Training materials on both selling and servicing the Mac mini have been distributed to the sales & service employees, with an anticipated rollout within the next few weeks,” MacRumors reports. “The Mac mini was first rumored to be sold in the brick-and-mortar Best Buy stores January 30; it is already available for purchase from BestBuy.com.”
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MacDailyNews Take: On again, off again, on again, off… Let’s hope that this one sticks (if this rumor proves to be true) and that both Best Buy and Apple are simultaneously happy (for once). Speaking of “on again, off again,” let’s also hope that this rumor doesn’t start any new ones that mention the name that usually precedes Roebuck.
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