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Radio Shack set to expand iPhone sales


Radio Shack is preparing to offer the iPhone in 3,000 of its 4,500 stores across the U.S. beginning March 28, according to an AppleInsider report. The report states that the expansion will see Radio Shack become the second-largest third-party retailer of the iPhone in terms of retail locations, second only to Walmart and ahead of both AT&T and Best Buy. According to the report, the retailer will promote the rollout in its March 28 circular, with pricing for each iPhone model set at roughly $5 off the MSRP, or $95 for the 8GB iPhone 3G, $195 for the 16GB iPhone 3GS, and $295 for the 32GB 3GS. Radio Shack began selling the iPhone in a limited number of stores in November 2009.

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The NY Post said today that the Shack might be looking for a merger or acquisition, possibly by Best Buy. If that’s the case, Radio Shack would become an important mobile outlet for BB, potentially renamed “Best Buy Mobile” according to The Post. This push for iPhone sales could be a reflection of that possible direction. Time will tell ...

Posted by Charles Starrett on March 26, 2010 at 5:23 PM (CDT)

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