“Is Best Buy in trouble with Apple for mishandling sales of the iPad 2?” Leslie Horn asks for PC Magazine. “Not so, Best Buy said in a statement.”
“‘Best Buy continues to receive iPad 2 inventory from Apple on a regular basis,’ the company said. ‘As we’ve said previously, we are fulfilling customer reservations first. Our stores have been asked to temporarily hold on-reserved iPad 2 inventory for an upcoming promotion,'” Horn reports.
“CrunchGear was the first to report that Apple had banned the electronics retailer from selling the iPad 2. Best Buy reportedly told shoppers that the device was out of stock, when in reality Best Buy had just reached a pre-determined daily sales quota and was holding iPad 2s in the back. Chatty Best Buy employees told CrunchGear that Apple had ordered a freeze on sales of the tablet through the store, and Apple had even yanked Best Buy’s iPad inventory, except for demo models. But Best Buy said it’s business as usual with Apple,” Horn reports. “‘This is a customary practice for us when there are supply constraints,’ the statement continued. ‘Best Buy enjoys a great partnership with Apple and we’re delighted by customer response to iPad 2.'”
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