“Best Buy raised questions on Thanksgiving weekend after it suddenly started cancelling Blackberry PlayBook orders,” Electronista reports.
“Shoppers have frequently reported orders being dropped, even if the order had already been charged and was virtually ready,” Electronista reports. “Those on Best Buy’s forums have mentioned the retailer being ‘overextended,’ while our own checks had one store say that “all” orders had been cancelled.”
Electronista reports, “The cancelled orders come just as Best Buy also appears to have pulled listings for the PlayBook itself, leaving only accessories. It also comes as stores like Staples and Office Max are showing unusually limited selections where one or two models are missing… Best Buy normally leaves products online if they’re only temporarily sold out, however, raising questions of whether the chain plans to keep the PlayBook. Although the PlayBook is likely to stay, the withdrawals recall the situation that led to the death of webOS mobile devices, where Best Buy was stuck with unsold stock and threatened to make HP pay for TouchPads it couldn’t sell.
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MacDailyNews Take: It won’t be much longer now for beleaguered RIM’s Oldsmobile of iPad wannabes.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Mike D.” for the heads up.]
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