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If there’s one thing that should be abundantly clear by now, it’s that you don’t mess with the fruit -- Apple, in this case. Best Buy employees are reporting that the electronics retailer is in the doghouse with Apple over some shenanigans with iPad 2 sales.
CrunchGear is reporting on an apparent “misunderstanding” between major retailer Best Buy and Apple over sales of the iPad 2. According to a Best Buy employee, the company has been hoarding tablets and telling customers they were out of stock once they met their sales quota for the day.
Needless to say, this type of nonsense has raised the ire of Apple, who apparently “has declined to sell any more iPads at the store for the time being.” Sounds crazy, right? But the reality is that Apple probably doesn’t need Best Buy to sell more iPad 2s, especially when they could start pushing more to other retailers likely adjacent to Best Buy, including a rumored new Toys ‘R’ Us deal.
Just how important is this Best Buy snafu? According to CrunchGear’s tipster, “no less than Tim Cook is involved,” and with CEO Steve Jobs out on medical leave, that’s as close as you’re gonna get to the hammer falling.
There may be one promising sign, however. Best Buy is apparently having all of their stock removed for now, with the exception of demo units -- which bodes well for the company getting whitelisted again when this is all worked out.
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(Image courtesy of CrunchGear)