• Rumor [Smashed]: iPad 2 Mishandling Gets Best Buy Blacklisted By Apple

    A reader who works at Best Buy just told us that there’s been a bit of a misunderstanding between the electronics retailer and Apple. Apparently, 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. Not smart, BB! Read More

  • Roku Now In Big Retail Stores

    Friend: So I’m thinking about cutting the cord.
    Me: Oh yeah? You should buy a Roku then.
    Friend: I don’t know what that is. I only buy my gadgets from big box stores.
    Me: Well good news. Best Buy, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Fry’s Electronics and RadioShack now carry it.
    Friend: How much?
    Me: About $80 for the XD.
    Friend: Oh great, glad to hear Best Buy is going to carry it. Read More

  • Best Buy Adds 4G To Its Mobile Internet Service

    Best Buy is now in the the 4G business. The company has announced that its Best Buy Connect service, which first launched last July, will now support 4G, courtesy of a deal worked out with Clearwire. Access to the 4G network will set you back $45 per month, with Best Buy willing to waive the $35 activation fee if you agree to a two-year contract. Read More

  • RIM Reveals BlackBerry PlayBook Versions, Pricing (Starts At $499), Retail Partners

    RIM Reveals BlackBerry PlayBook Versions, Pricing (Starts At $499), Retail Partners

    In case you were holding out for a BlackBerry PlayBook: good news. Research In Motion this morning announced (expected) plans to make the tablet computer available in more than 20,000 retail outlets in the U.S. and Canada. Indeed, pricing starts at $499. In the U.S., outlets include AT&T, Best Buy, Office Depot, RadioShack, Sprint and Staples. Best Buy has already announced that the… Read More

  • Best Buy: Yes, Floor Staff Get Tablets, But Not Necessarily iPads

    We’ve heard some rumors that Best Buy would be providing its staff members with iPads for work — that is to say, as tools to carry while on the job, looking up prices on the internal website, doing price comparisons, and so on. Best Buy has acknowledged that it it is indeed thinking about handing out tablets — but that it hasn’t actually decided on the iPad. Read More

  • Australian College To Give Free iPads To Students; Best Buy To Give iPads To On-Floor Staff?

    Remember when the iPod was the new kid on the block a few years ago, and there was all those stories about various colleges including the portable media player to their students? History is repeating itself, only this time with the shiny and new iPad. Oh, and to Best Buy employees! Read More

  • Best Buy's Buyback Program? Yeah, Not So Hot

    There are a few buyback programs out there, and at CES we even saw a meta-buyback program, EcoSquid, that lets you get the best price from among those. But retail electronics juggernaut Best Buy had to have a piece of the pie — and why not? They have a captive audience of people who like to shop “in real life” and who would probably be excited to get anything for an old… Read More

  • Google, Best Buy & Others Form Alliance To Champion AllVid Adapter

    The FCC proposed something called AllVid last year, a device that would help deliver “multichannel video programming and Internet content” to whatever it’s connected to. The cable companies freaked out, calling AllVid a one-way ticket to “ignor[ing] copyright, patent, trademark, contract privity, licensing, and other legal rights and limitations that have been… Read More

  • Best Buy Brings In Ozzy And Bieber To Completely Hose TechForward, Says Lawsuit

    You don’t see total betrayals like this every day. But if the facts that TechForward are alleging in their lawsuit (embedded below) against Best Buy are true, this is some truly sleazy stuff. Last year, says the lawsuit, Best Buy and TechForward engaged in a trial program of TechForward’s Guaranteed Buyback Plan in a number of Best Buy stores. Customers choose to purchase the plan… Read More

  • Motorola Xoom Will Cost $800 And Require A Data Plan, Says Leaked Best Buy Ad

    When we first saw of the Motorola Xoom at CES, we thought and said good things. How could you go wrong with a dual-core full Honeycomb tablet? Then we heard rumors that Motorola wanted to sell a lot, so that got us thinking that the price would be competitive. Then we started seeing rumors of an $800 price tag, and that made us sad. And now it has been all but confirmed that it will cost $800… Read More

  • HD Guru Turns Up The Dirt On Best Buy's Buy Back Program

    Best Buy wants to buy your old electronics. That’s actually nothing new. The retailer had trade in programs for years. Unlike those deals through 3rd party services, the new Buy Back plan will be sold like extended warranties and then rewards buyers a gift card when the product is turned back in. But is it worth it? HD Guru took a deep look at the HDTV section and discovered that in… Read More

  • Rumour: HTC Thunderbolt to hit Best Buy Feb 14th

    What you’re looking at above is a screenshot from a Best Buy inventory. Pretty amazing, eh? But why am I showing it to you? There seems to be nothing juicy about it. Y’see, it’s not all that it appears to be, my friend… Pulling off some serous sleuthing, Android Central forum member, paulmike3, noticed that the number seen up the top left of the image (highlighted as… Read More

  • Best Buy To Talk You Out Of Verizon iPhone (Which They Won't Have) With A BGR Blog Post

    We’re now just three weeks away from the launch of the iPhone on Verizon’s network (or two weeks if you’re already a Verizon customer). There’s no question it’s going to be a massive seller. And we already knew that AT&T would attempt to do everything in their power to make sure that their customers don’t jump ship. But now it appears that they may have… Read More

  • New iPad 2 Rumors Could Suggest Price Difference For Retina Display

    Here’s yet another piece of proof that the next iPad may be coming soon. As Devin pointed out yesterday, there is support for large (perhaps Retina Display) resolution graphics, all tied up in the latest release of Apple’s iBooks app. Now, some new leakage by way of Best Buy, that tells us the new iPad 2 may be right around the corner. Read More

  • Best Buy Sells Future Proofing For Your Gadgets

    It happens to everyone; you buy that new phone, or laptop – and then a new more powerful version of the same product comes out the very next week. Best Buy has come out with a program designed to help with this phenomenon, but it doesn’t come cheap. Read More

  • Best Buy Brings The Banhammer Down On Its Own Restocking Fees

    Yay for consumer-friendly practices! Best Buy no longer has restocking fees meaning the following can be returned without incurring any additional cost: iPhones, computers, tablets, projectors, camcorders, digital cameras, radar detectors, GPS navigation, in-car video systems, DJ equipment and lighting, or Pro-Audio equipment. Only special order items will still carry the fee. This… Read More

  • Best Buy sells Droid 2 Global and Droid Pros for cheap, Verizon gets mad, drops ban hammer

    If you thought that Best Buy selling the Droid 2 Global for $100, or the Droid Pro for $50, was a crazy-mad bargain, it seems that you weren’t the only one. Engadget are reporting that Best Buy have issued a “stop sale” on the two handsets, and are officially dubbing it a recall. It’s so serious, in fact, that it seems Verizon are no longer activating any phones bought… Read More

  • Dell Streak drops to $100 at Best Buy

    For those with a love of jumbo phones, or 80% off sales, Best Buy have just dropped the price of the recently froyo-nated Dell Streak from $499.99 to a mere $99.99 (plus two years with AT&T). No matter which way you look at it, that’s a bargain*. It’s available in both the black and the white versions at this price, so no matter what your gadget-colour affiliation… Read More

  • White Dell Streak now available exclusively from Best Buy

    If you like white as much as you like large phones, then you’ll be chuffed to know that Best Buy now (exclusively) have the Dell Streak available in white. Well, kind of… It’s not all white: it’s white-backed, giving it a two-tone look reminiscent of 1920s gangster footwear. Read More

  • Now Best Buy Is Offering Free Shipping

    Best Buy wants your business this holiday season. They want your business so bad that they will cover the cost of shipping on most of the items they sell. CDs, DVDs, AV equipment — the vast majority of the online store now ships for free. Of course in-store pickup is still available at no charge as well with the free shipping offer valid through December 21. Note, free shipping does… Read More

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