Saturday, September 18, 2010

Best Buy: Oops! iPad Isn't Ruining Laptop Sales After All

From: Best Buy: Oops! iPad Isn't Ruining Laptop Sales After All - PCWorld 

"‘The reports of the demise of these devices are grossly exaggerated,'" Dunn said. "‘While they were fueled in part by a comment in the Wall Street Journal that was attributed to me, they are not an accurate depiction of what we're currently seeing. In fact, we see some shifts in consumption patterns, with tablet sales being an incremental opportunity. And as we said during our recent earnings call, we believe computers will remain a very popular gift this holiday because of the very distinct and desirable benefits they offer consumers. That's why we intend to carry a broad selection of computing products and accessories to address the demand we anticipate this season.'"

Translated to English: “We are sorry that our CEO opened his big fat whore mouth and annoyed Steve Jobs, we have nothing but hugs and kisses for Apple and for the gazillion customers that buy overpriced crap in our stores as a consequence of buying one of Apple’s magnificent lifestyle enabling magic boxes. Please don’t take the Apple sales away from us, we’ll put Dunn’s head on a pike in front of our flagship store if that’s what it takes to appease the Gods …”