The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Best Buy To Resume Selling Macs At Select Locations

Best Buy To Resume Selling Macs At Select Locations

by , 8:00 AM EDT, July 31st, 2003

C|Net is reporting that the Best Buy chain of electronics stores will begin to sell Macs next month in select stores, in addition to the iPods that have been in Best Buy stores since September of 2002. The retailer, which previously sold Macs until early 1998, will also have Apple representatives in some stores. From C|Net:

The Cupertino, Calif.-based computer maker plans next month to launch a pilot program with Best Buy in which the retailer will carry various Mac models at "a few" locations. Best Buy has been selling Apple's iPod since September of last year.

Some Best Buy locations will also have Apple representatives inside the store, similar to a program that Apple has with CompUSA. Apple executives have praised the CompUSA program as helping to boost its retail sales results.

An Apple representative declined to say which Best Buy locations will carry Macs, but the program appears to be starting small.

You can read the full article at C|Net's Web site.

The Mac Observer Spin:

One would assume that these "select" stores will be the ones in major metropolitan areas that don't currently have Apple Stores. If so, Macs in Best Buy will be good exposure for Apple, provided that the Apple section is well-kept and at least some of the staff is knowledgeable about the subject.

Recent Headlines - Updated October 31st

Thu,7:17 PM
Meijer, the CurrenctC/MCX Member Who Refuses to Block Apple Pay
6:36 PM
Get Free Bitcoins with 52 Website Faucets that Really Pay [Update]
5:17 PM
Last Chance for The Bluetooth Shower Speaker: $39
5:09 PM
CES Rebrands iLounge Pavilion as iProducts, Hopes to Attract Macworld Expo Exhibitors
2:13 PM
Apple Reverses PCalc Decision; App and Widget Can Stay
1:29 PM
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-10-30
11:36 AM
Microsoft Joins the Fitness Tracking Game with Fitness Band
9:52 AM
Tim Cook’s Gay Coming Out is a Big Deal for Equal Rights
Wed,9:37 PM
MCX Holds Press Conference, Does Itself No Favors
7:30 PM
ACM 278: Apple is the New Microsoft and Thinking Differently about iPhone
6:43 PM
Apple: Widgets Can’t Calculate, Orders Featured Calculator Widget Removed
4:00 PM
The 3 Unexpected Consequences of Apple Pay Will be Huge
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!