Google bogged down with shipping Pixels, demand at Best Buy not a tenth of that for iPhone 7

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 19, 2017

Since launching its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones in early-October 2016, Google’s learned that real artists ship—the firm’s done a poor job at shipping its latest and greatest phones which received glowing reviews due to their excellent cameras, built-in Google Assistant and other nice features. The company may have grossly underestimated demand for the larger 5.5-inch Pixel XL models.

One visit to its online store is enough to realize Google is struggling to meet consumer demand for its iPhone 7 rival. Regardless of the color option, both 32GB and 128GB models of Pixel XL are currently out of stock at the Google online store, said The Verge.

Pixels are only offered in 32 and 128 gigabytes and the 128GB one hasn’t been in stock since November 30. Separately, AppleInsider learned from a source at Best Buy, which only sells 32GB Pixel models, that demand for Pixel isn’t a tenth of that for iPhone 7. Read More


Deal: Best Buy is taking up to $200 off Apple Watch ahead of WWDC

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 7, 2016

I wonder what kind of profits Best Buy is seeing with deep Apple Watch discounts, but here it goes: for a limited time, the electronics retailer is shaving up to $200 off certain Apple Watch models.

The sale is offered on both the entry-level aluminum Apple Watch Sport and the mid-level stainless steel Apple Watch models. Additionally, certain third-party bands are currently available from Best Buy with a savings of anywhere from $4 to $30. Read More


Deal: Best Buy is offering iPhone 6s on a Sprint contract for $1, a savings of $199

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 26, 2016

Best Buy is running a new promotion that might interest those who’re in the market for an entry-level iPhone 6s. Just this week, the consumer electronics retailer is offering the entry-level iPhone 6s with sixteen gigabytes of storage for just $1.

The U.S.-only promotion requires would-be iPhone 6s shoppers to sign a two-year contract with wireless carrier Sprint or commit themselves to one of Sprint’s monthly installment plans that don’t require signing a long-term contract. Read More


Best Buy sale discounts Apple Watch, iPad Pro, Macs, Beats headphones and more

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 22, 2016

As part of its four-day weekend sale, Best Buy is offering some rather deep discounts on a range of Apple products, including the stainless steel Apple Watch, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, Mac notebooks (including the latest-generation MacBook Air) and iMac desktops, Beats 1 headphones and more.

Both 38mm and 42mm editions of the stainless steel Apple Watch can now be had with a cool discount of up to $200 and free shipping. The promotion brings the 38mm Apple Watch model with a Black Sport Band from its regular asking price of $540 down to just $349, the lowest price for that model we’ve seen. Read More


Deal: Best Buy has sweet discounts on iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, 9.7″ iPad Pro and Apple Watch

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 25, 2016

If you’re thinking about getting an iPhone SE or Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, you might want to check out the new promotions over at Best Buy. The electronics retailer is currently offering notable discounts and deals on both devices, as well as on the iPhone 6s and Apple Watch.

For starters, if you purchase and activate an iPhone SE with a two-year contract and sign up for a free My Best Buy Mobile account, they’ll throw in a free $50 gift card for good measure. The offer is valid if you get the device on monthly installments, too.

Those who are in the market for Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad Pro can trade in their existing iPad 2 or newer model and receive a $100 gift card for the new model purchase.

But that’s not all. Read More


Best Buy slashes $200-$250 off the iPad mini 3

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 23, 2015

The iPad mini 3 isn’t the best iPad mini you can buy, but it’s still pretty good at what it does. Not only does it feature a modest A7 processor, but it was also the first iPad mini to feature Touch ID and support Apple Pay.

The unit has since been discontinued, after being replaced by the iPad mini 4, but at $200-$250 off, it’s worth considering, especially when it’s being used by someone who doesn’t necessarily need to have the latest and greatest. Read More


Apple’s recently released Beats Pill+ Wireless Speaker on sale at Best Buy for nearly $100 off

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 20, 2015

When it comes to deals, Best Buy is far and away the spot that you want to be this winter. I’m never one to get caught up in so-called deals, and generally find them to be a bit underwhelming, but there’s no denying that you can rack up some significant savings by shopping for Apple Products at Best Buy this year.

One of the latest examples of the insane savings that can be had at Best Buy is with Apple’s recently released Beats Pill+ speakers. These speakers retail for $229.95, but you can score one today for $92 off at only $137.99. That’s a huge savings, especially for an Apple product that was just released. Read More


Best Buy offering Apple’s 12″ Retina MacBook for $300 off

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 18, 2015

Best Buy is now offering Apple’s super-svelte and forward-thinking 12″ Retina MacBook for only $999. That’s $300 off the original $1299 asking price.

This is definitely one of the best deals that I’ve seen thus far, and it even eclipses many of the iPad and Apple Watch deals that we’ve seen. If you’re in the market for an ultra-portable machine, then the 12″ MacBook should definitely be on your radar at this price. Read More


Best Buy offering iPhone 6s for just $1

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 18, 2015

Best Buy has a tempting offer this holiday season, selling Apple’s entry-level iPhone 6s with sixteen gigabytes of storage for just one buck, normally $199 on-contract.

The catch? You have to sign up for a new two-year contract with Verizon or Sprint. Despite the requirement to commit your soul to Verizon or Sprint for the next 24 months, you’re still getting a fair deal on Apple’s latest handset, which starts from $649 off-contract on the Apple Online Store. Read More


Best Buy offering $125 off iPad Air 2, $100 off iPad mini 4 right now

By Cody Lee on Dec 16, 2015

Folks who missed out on all of the Black Friday iPad sales will want to check out their local Best Buy today. The popular electronics retailer is currently discounting all of its iPad Air 2 models by $125, and all of its iPad mini 4 models by $100.

The promotion is available online, and it applies to both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular models. So for instance, you can pick up a 16GB Wi-Fi iPad Air 2 for just $375 (normally $499), or a 16GB iPad mini 4 for just $299. Read More


You can now buy a brand new Apple Watch for just $249

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 9, 2015

You’d be hard-pressed to find a deal that tops the $100 Apple Watch instant discount Best Buy is giving to its customers. The big box electronics retailer is offering the huge discount via its online store as well as in physical locations.

Discounts are being offered on all Apple Watch models that Best Buy carries, which include models from the entry-level Sport line (aluminum) and the mid-tier Apple Watch line (stainless steel). That means that you can score the 38mm Apple Watch Sport model, the cheapest watch that Apple sells, for a mere $249. Read More


Early Best Buy Black Friday deals: up to $100 off Apple Watch, $125 off iPad Air 2

By Cody Lee on Nov 24, 2015

Heads up holiday shoppers. Best Buy is offering early access to some of its Black Friday deals in a limited-time, online-only sale. Until midnight tonight (CT), you can take advantage of discounts of up to $100 on Apple Watch, $125 off iPad Air 2, and various other promotional prices.

For Apple Watch, Best Buy is taking $50 off Sport models and $100 off of Stainless Steel models—easily one of the best deals we’ve seen on Apple’s smartwatch. And for iPad, the retailer is knocking $100 off select 16GB and 64GB Air 2 models, and as much as $125 off of 128GB models. Read More


Best Buy offering discounts on select iPhone, iPad and Mac models in pre-holiday sale

By Cody Lee on Nov 23, 2015

Folks looking for good deals on electronics ahead of this weekend’s Black Friday mayhem will want to check out their local Best Buy. The popular retailer is currently offering discounts on a wide variety of smartphones, tablets and computers, including select iPhone, iPad and MacBook models.

The select iPhone models all fall within the 6 and 6 Plus line, meaning no 3D Touch, starting as low as $1 with a two-year contract from either Verizon or Sprint. The iPads in the promo are also a year old (iPad Air), with discounts up to $249, and there is a mix of old and new MacBooks on sale. Read More


You can get $50 off Apple Watch at Best Buy right now

By Cody Lee on Nov 19, 2015

Folks in the market for an Apple Watch will want to check out their local Best Buy. During our research for iDB’s upcoming Black Friday roundup, we noticed that the popular electronics retailer is currently offering a $50 discount on all of its Apple Watch models.

This means that for a limited time, you can pick up an Apple Watch for as little as $299. That’s for the base 38mm Sport model of course, but the promotion applies to all of Best Buy’s online models (in-store inventory varies) up to the 42mm SS with Milanese Loop. Read More


Best Buy: Apple Watch demand exceeding expectations

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 25, 2015

At the beginning of this month, the Apple Watch was made available at select Best Buy brick and mortar stores as a part of its first real foray into cultivating a traditional retail presence. As first reported by Fortune, Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly says that due to the Apple Watch’s strong demand, not only is it increasing the Apple Watch’s availability in its retail stores, but it’s also looking to deepen its ties with Apple in general. Read More


Best Buy said to offer Apple’s extended warranty plans beginning September 13

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 17, 2015

Best Buy could start selling the AppleCare and AppleCare+ extended warranty protection plans for various Apple products as soon as Sunday, September 13. According to an internal training video obtained by MacRumors, Best Buy’s outlets in the United States are gearing up to sell Apple’s extended warranty plans for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and other eligible products, such as the 27-inch Thunderbolt Display.

If the sources are right, Best Buy will become Apple’s first non-carrier retailer to sell extended warranty plans which are normally offered via Apple’s retail store and on the company’s online store. Read More


Apple Watch hits Best Buy in Canada and Harvey Norman in Australia

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 14, 2015

Keeping true to its promise, Best Buy Canada today began carrying the Apple Watch in its retail stores throughout the country. The electronics retailer’s online store in Canada is now selling Apple’s watches, too. In addition, the Apple Watch is now available through the Australian department store Harvey Norman’s outlets in Auburn, New South Wales. Read More


Apple Watch now available for sale at Best Buy

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 6, 2015

Late last month, it was reported that the Apple Watch would be sold at Best Buy stores in August. Sales were said to start today, August 7.

Just as promised, the Apple Watch is now available for sale at Best Buy. The online sales have already begun, and limited in-store sales will begin as participating Best Buy stores open across the country later this morning.  Read More


Best Buy will offer Apple Watch in Canada beginning August 14

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 31, 2015

Best Buy has not offered the Apple Watch since its April 24 debut, but now the American consumer electronics retailer is at last making room on its store shelves for Apple’s wrist-worn device.

The Wall Street Journal recently said that Best Buy will begin to offer the Apple Watch in more than a hundred U.S. retail stores, and online, on August 7.

Just a week later, the device will hit Best Buy stores in Canada, according to MobileSyrup. This will expand the device’s footprint in Canada, where it’s been available exclusively through the online and retail Apple Stores from day one. Read More


WSJ: Apple Watch to be sold at Best Buy starting on August 7th

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 26, 2015

The Apple Watch is about to get even more mainstream exposure. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Apple’s wearable will be sold in Best Buy retail stores later this summer starting on August 7th.

The initial rollout will be limited to 100 stores, but will eventually triple that amount prior to the holiday shopping season. Read More

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