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Best Buy stores to sell iPod shuffle

Best Buy will soon begin selling Apple’s 512MB iPod shuffle in its 660 stores nationwide, according to the consumer electronic retailer’s online store. Best Buy brick-and-mortar stores apparently will not carry the 1GB iPod shuffle. However, both will be available on its online store. In fact, the 1GB model is in stock as of 4:00 p.m. PT. Best Buy stores have sold certain iPod models since 2002. In related news, Best Buy stores will also begin selling Apple’s low-cost Mac mini in the near future.

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1

In-stock at Best Buy, but not at Apple online??  Anyone else see something wrong here?

Posted by quadraphonic in alberta | canada on January 28, 2005 at 7:15 PM (CST)

2

We ordered a shuffle from BB. When we ordered they were in stock and shipping. Then we get an email saying our ship date is pushed down a week. We called and were told that thier first few shipments were spoken for so we may have not even been in the 2nd or 3rd ship group. Screw BB. They shouldnt be taking orders for product they don’t have. When Circuit City sells out they pull the prduct,BB should take note.

Posted by CanofAir on January 28, 2005 at 8:52 PM (CST)

3

Walmart to sell Shuffle too?
http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=860

Posted by WilliamC in Philippines on January 28, 2005 at 9:30 PM (CST)

4

Or, instead of pulling the product, they could note that it’s not in stock, so you could order and get in line if you wished, or opt out if not. Makes the most sense to me :)

Posted by Nagromme on January 28, 2005 at 10:30 PM (CST)

5

Yeah,thats what I meant. BB will take 1000 orders when they might only be getting 700 shuffles in. Then,you gotta jump through hoops to cancel your order,wait 3-5 days for a refund and find a shuffle elsewhere.  They’ve had coming soon for 3 weeks. I asked a guy at our BB and he had no clue as to when theyd be in store. My gf got so fed up she just ordered from Apple and said “I’ll get it when I get it”. I guess thats all one can do. 

I thought a rumor site said Apple ramped up production last fall so at launch this wouldnt happen? 

In reading the message boards before the Mac expo the negative comments were running 3-1 to the positive re: the flash ipod. Hmmm,seems like a whole lot of folks changed thier tune.

I also don’t like how some Apple stores are selling 6,8,15 to one person. Those guys then stick ‘em on ebay for $150 for a 512.  When a hot item is relesed it should be 2 per person until the stock can catch up.

Posted by CanofAir on January 28, 2005 at 11:31 PM (CST)

6

I need one for a Valentine’s Day gift.  I hope Best Buy comes through for me.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on January 29, 2005 at 12:27 AM (CST)

7

I wouldn’t count on Best Buy to come through with anything.

Posted by schaaking in Minneapolis on January 29, 2005 at 9:58 AM (CST)

8

I got mine the other day at Best Buy. I justed walked in to the store and they had about 30 at the pasadena store. I think if your going to get it at Best Buy check when they have thier deliveries and just go in. Best Buy Rules!

Posted by davidejr on January 29, 2005 at 11:46 AM (CST)

9

Also when I got mine the website said they would have them soon. So don’t go off by what the website says. Check with the store first!

Posted by davidejr on January 29, 2005 at 11:49 AM (CST)

10

BEST BUY SUCKS!!!!!  NEVER GO THERE, COMP USA ALL THE WAY!

Posted by rivlinm in saint louis on January 29, 2005 at 4:09 PM (CST)

11

true that rivlinm

i ordered mine from comusa the sat after the expo and got it on monday the next week

Posted by BIGP in Texas on January 29, 2005 at 4:28 PM (CST)

12

The Best Buy site says that the half giggers will be in stock soon, but the one giggers are in stock.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on January 29, 2005 at 9:23 PM (CST)

13

I used to work for best buy. I wouldn’t trust any of their shipping promises. Sometimes I’d promise something for a customer that was supposed to be on the next shipment, and it wouldn’t come for a month. That is not good customer service and there was nothing I could do about it.

Posted by MTVKilledusall in Hurts, Texas on January 30, 2005 at 1:37 PM (CST)

14

just picked up two 512MB at the san carlos, california store yesterday.  they had sold 43 in two days and had 7 left.

Posted by cubelover on January 31, 2005 at 12:28 PM (CST)

15

Best Buy is a joke.

Posted by Obadiah on February 1, 2005 at 10:02 AM (CST)

16

Hey Everyone:

I went to BB this past Sunday and was able to grab my hands on a 1GB model. The store clerck said the day they received them they immediately sold out. So they ordered more and a shipment came in last Friday. Luckily, I was able to get one and have been enjoying it since. BB is worth checking out. Who knows, you probably won’t be one of many waiting for their shuffle.

Posted by Junot on February 15, 2005 at 10:00 AM (CST)

17

where i can buy an ipod shuffle in malaysia?someone please help me?

Posted by nurfaizahchong on March 13, 2011 at 9:52 AM (CDT)

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