Why have three new iPad SKUs popped up on Best Buy’s website?

InvisibleSHIELD.  Scratch Proof your iPhone 4!“A number of observers have noted that three new iPad offerings appeared on Best Buy’s site today, with all three models described as ‘APPLE COMPUTER INC. – APPLE IPAD SKU WIFI’ and availability listed as ‘coming soon,'” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors.

MacDailyNews Take: It’s Apple Inc., Sears, er… Best Buy. It’s been that way for four years which seems to us to be plenty of time to get it right on your website.

Slivka reports, “Curiously, two of the models carry price tags of $599.99, while the third comes in at $699.99… It is unclear if these listings are intended to reflect second-generation iPad models, some sort of internal SKU shift on existing models, or perhaps simply an error on Best Buy’s part.”

More info and screenshots in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “james W.” and “Manny S.” for the heads up.]


  1. It’s probably Best Buy creating new SKUs with some sort of ‘service plan’ attached. You pay an extra hundred dollars and their Geek Squad guys show you how to point and touch.

  2. remember the 32gb wifi is $600 and the 64gb wifi is $700 already

    and this line in the link
    “Best Buy’s inventory database is a relatively unreliable source of information on future product releases, as the company has in the past sometimes used existing rumors to create placeholder entries in anticipation of forthcoming product releases. “

    I think says it all. they want the hype.

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