Rumor: Apple Pulls iPad 2 from Best Buy

Thursday, April 7, 2011
By OP Editor

Rumor: This morning Apple ordered Best Buy to stop selling new iPad 2.

Apple iPad 2 Best Buy Freeze

iPad 2 Best Buy Freeze

Rumors are that Best Buy has been holding back iPad 2 inventory, and Apple doesn’t like it. Apple acting CEO Timothy D. Cook is said to be involved in the issue.

Crunchgear think Best Buy is getting blacklisted by Apple:

Best Buy was holding off on selling the iPad 2s it had in stock, telling customers there weren’t any when in fact they had just reached their quota of sales for the day.

TUAW reports that due to the problem, Best Buy iPad 2 inventory will freeze with “all stock except demo units pulled.”

A forum member at macrumors said to have spoken with a Best Buy General Manager:

“I talked to a friend of mine thats a GM of a BestBuy store. He or his regional manager didn’t know why or who put the stop sell order on the ipads this morning. At 6pm they still didn’t know why. The email only said don’t sell new in the box iPad 2s, sell through your pre-orders and open items. No other instructions were given.”

Hopefully Best Buy will continue to sell through pre-orders. We’ll let you know with the latest iPad 2 at Best Buy developments.

via macrumors


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4 Responses to “Rumor: Apple Pulls iPad 2 from Best Buy”

  1. Yeah, what happened to *those* pre-orders?-)

  2. Don

    As the world’s premier electronic seller I hope this is not true. I don’t agree with what Best Buy may or may not have done, since it’s still just a rumor, but I don’t think it would be good for either Apple, the iPad, or Best Buy.

    If true, I wonder if that would also include Best Buy subsideries such as Future Shope here in Canada?


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