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Best Buy not happy with Walmart's holiday iPhone 5 deal

The Wall Street Journal is reporting this morning that Best Buy and several other retailers are quite unhappy with a Walmart advertising campaign that claims that the discount store chain has lower prices than the stores targeted in their ads. This came to a head over the holidays, when...

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Best Buy offering $50 off iPhones for a limited time

If you've been holding off upgrading to a new iPhone, your perseverance is about to pay off. Best Buy has just announced a significant discount on all iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S models through the start of the new year. The 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB versions of the iPhone 5 are selling for $149,...

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Best Buy 'Finding Santa' ad touts Apple products

Here's a cute holiday ad from Best Buy, featuring an assortment of Apple products being used by an enterprising young man trying to contact Santa Claus. A Siri search gives him Santa's location at the North Pole, a quick Internet search on a MacBook Pro shows that flying to the North Pole isn't...

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Black Friday sales net some good deals on iPads

We're 10 days away from Thanksgiving in the US, but a number of stores already have released their Black Friday specials, many actually starting on Thanksgiving itself. If you're looking for an iPad as a gift to someone else or yourself, and you're willing to brave the Black Friday crowds,...

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Best Buy offers iPhone 4 for $50 with 2-year contract

If you're looking for an iPhone 4 on the cheap for the kids, for your elderly parents, or for yourself, head on over to your local Best Buy store. They're now offering the 8 GB iPhone 4 for US$49.99 with a new two-year contract. The discount, which appears to be permanent and not just a...

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Best Buy retail borrowing ideas from Apple Stores

That's the word from the Wall Street Journal, in a report that says Best Buy has a "Solution Central" table filled with Geek Squad employees at a test location in Minnesota. It's similar to the Apple Store Genius Bar. Best Buy is also trying methods to let customers pay at several locations,...

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Sprint's share of iPhone sales at big box stores double that at Apple retailers

A new study by CIRP shows that even though Sprint is finally carrying the iPhone in the U.S., it might have come a little too late to the party. According to the study, Sprint is selling twice as many iPhones at big box retail stores like Best Buy than it's selling at Apple Stores. That's...

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Best Buy cuts price on Macs

According to Cult of Mac, Best Buy has cut the online and in-store prices on most of its Mac lineup. The price reductions range from $31 on the Core i5 Mac Mini to almost $300 on the high-end Mac Pro. We spoke to a Best Buy sales associate, who confirmed these price drops went into effect last...

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Wolfram Alpha for iPhone 1.4 wows with image manipulation, Best Buy purchasing

Wolfram Alpha app (US$2.99) fans should be rejoicing today. Version 1.4 of the incredibly powerful analytics app is available and adds a number of new features, including image analysis and manipulation. Among the new goodies in Wolfram Alpha 1.4 are a new look for weather queries and the ability...

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Where to buy an iPad on Friday

If you missed the launch day pre-orders and want to get an iPad on Friday, you should start planning your strategy now. Like any good consumer, you'll need to decide which store will have the most iPads and the smallest line so you can maximize your chances of getting the model that you...

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Daily Update for March 1, 2012

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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Rumor: Best Buy inventory system cites March 11 in-stock date for "iPad 3" accessories

To echo the New Yorker's line about musicians and nightclub owners, Apple authorized retailers lead complicated lives. Big-box chains like Target and Walmart have to plan distribution and promotions weeks or months in advance, but with Apple's notoriously tight-lipped ways regarding new products,...

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Best Buy to simplify return policy: 30 days, all products (including iPad)

This past weekend, while noting the $50 discount on iPads at Best Buy now in force, I happened to mention the retailer's return policy for tablets (and desktop/laptop computers, as well): 14 days from purchase for a refund. That's aligned with Apple's retail rules, which also allow two weeks to...

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Best Buy offers $50 discount on iPad 2 models

Reader Alexander Wright dropped us a line this afternoon to point out that Best Buy is now selling all variants of the iPad 2 for $50 off the usual list price. Given that the Apple-authorized big box electronics retailer usually sticks to the regular pricing, this is a bit atypical. The first...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Should I buy AppleCare+?

Dear Aunt TUAW, I was wondering how you felt about AppleCare+ vs Best Buy's extended warranty. My wife and I just bought 2 iPhone 4S's and would like to protect our investments. The Best Buy option would cost us US$15/mo. for each phone. That is $720 over the next two years. AppleCare+ is $99 for...

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