Friday, September 17, 2010

Best Buy Chief: iPad Cannibalizes Laptop Sales by 50% | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

From: Best Buy Chief: iPad Cannibalizes Laptop Sales by 50% | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

 

According to Best Buy Chief Executive Brian Dunn, the iPad has replaced as much as half of all laptop sales. Further, the little tablet is also slowing TV sales, despite the manufacturers’ desperate push to shift 3D sets.

That’s not what he meant. What he really meant to say is that they are selling a shitload of iPads at a very unattractive markup because of Apple’s predatory pricing, which means that the only way for Best Buy to make money off these iPads is by either selling overpriced accessories, or by using them as a magnet to bring deep-pocket customers to buy more stuff at their stores.

Or like Alex Esoterica likes to tell me every time I complain about something stupid: cry me a fucking river.

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