Best Buy to open 300 Apple stores-within-stores

“Best Buy Co. Inc. plans to seed hundreds of its stores with miniature Apple Inc. shops, launching them in the coming weeks. It has 300 scheduled for the holiday shopping season,” John Vomhof Jr. reports for The Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal.

“The move is the latest chapter in Best Buy’s on-again, off-again relationship with Apple, the Cupertino, Calif.,-based computer maker that has branched out into consumer electronics with its iPod and, starting today, the iPhone,” Vomhof Jr. reports.

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  1. If Apple is going to grow and take their market share to the “next level”, they’ll have to get their products in major retail outlets. I’ve seen this work perfectly at Microcenter (it’s almost like walking into a little Apple Store)… The salespeople there are knowledgeable and excited about Apple products.

    It’s not the 90’s anymore and hopefully BB (and Apple) has learned something. Give em a chance, at least it’s not Walmart.

  2. @Camel Milk. How right you are! I have all this Camel’s Milk I was going to sell to the queue’s but mistimed my milking!

    I have just got to give it all away or even I who am used tomy own farting will find it unbearable once the milk goes off!

    Do you have any thoughts on this? like some iphone fuddy daddy’s that I could send it to??

  3. I don’t know what they’re like in other parts of the country, but I’ve never been able to get anyone to wait on me at a Best Buy. Several weeks ago, I went to one to buy my mother a television and couldn’t get anybody to assist me, even though the sales people didn’t seem to be with other customers. I went across the street to a Circuit City.

    I don’t think this is a good move for Apple.

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