“Best Buy on Monday explained the rationale behind its decision to cancel BlackBerry PlayBook orders and pull listings,” Electronista reports.
“The company responded that it still planned to carry the tablet and that shoppers had just ‘responded very positively’ to the $300 price drop, selling out by mid-weekend,” Electronista reports. “Its promo was still going on and would have a restock soon.”
Electronista reports, “The store chain didn’t explain why it had completely removed the PlayBook from its website during the weekend instead of just marking it as sold out, as it does with most other products. It also didn’t say why it chose to cancel orders that it still expected would get the better price. Actual sell-through isn’t known as well, although it’s presumed to be below iPad numbers given that Apple also sold out and normally sells many more tablets.
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MacDailyNews Take: Just like the HP TouchPad, it’s a success! Smirk.
Best Buy and RIM ought to be sued for taking advantage of the mentally deficient.
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