Monday, September 17, 2012
In just 24 hours, the upcoming iPhone 5 has already topped the amount of pre-orders. This doubles the amount Apple had for the iPhone 4s.
The Best Buy in Dedham has already been slammed with pre-orders for the new iPhone 5. And according to Apple, the iPhone 5 has already hit 2 million pre-orders in 24 hours. Interested buyers have been lining up in front of Best Buy in Dedham every morning in hopes of being one of the first to own the new device. If a customer pre-orders the iPhone 5 on Apple's website, the company won't deliver the device until Oct. 5. But Best Buy is accepting pre-orders in-store with a $50 deposit. "It's been crazy," Gaby, mobile sales associate,Best Buy, said. "And I know that it's only going to get worse once people get their paycheck." The iPhone 5 will hit stores on Friday, but Mario, the Mobile Manager at Best Buy, isn't too worried about facing …
Friday, March 30, 2012
The chain hasn't announced Massachusetts store closings yet.
Friday, December 23, 2011
The retailer has told some customers that they cannot fulfill their online orders in time for Christmas.
Best Buy is telling some of its customers that the Christmas presents they ordered online won’t be coming in time for the holiday because the items are now out of stock. Best Buy officials have declined to say how many customers or the items affected, according to Minnesota Public Radio, which is the state that Best Buy headquarters is located. The company said overwhelming demand for products has caused “a situation that has affected redemption of some of our customers’ online orders.” Retail consultant Howard Davidowtiz suggested the problem has to do with inventory management, reported Minnesota Public Radio. R.J. Hottovy a retail analyst with Morningstar, said online retail sails are up about 15 percent this year. "With the …
Monday, December 19, 2011
The electronics giant came under fire on Thursday for their handling of large crowds on Black Friday.
Dedham Police Chief Michael d'Entremont and selectmen assailed Best Buy's handling of Black Friday for a lack of personnel on site and the store's inability to control a large crowd anticipating blockbuster deals. "That was the one problem spot for us," the chief said at a selectmen meeting Thursday. D'Entremont described three instances where police resources were called to the scene. The first at 8:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving night for a crowd disturbance, and found no store personnel on scene. The second just a half-hour later for a report of illegal drug use, and a third time at around 12:35 a.m. for another crowd disturbance that brought four cruisers and a police supervisor to assist. "The store personnel did not do a good job managing …