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Articles tagged with: BestBuy

Best Buy Furious At Newegg’s Marketing

Best Buy recently sent online electronics manufacturer, Newegg, a cease and desist letter, citing that Newegg stole Best Buy’s Geek Squad logo and made of Best Buy in a commercial (shown top). If you ask me, a power button symbol as an O isn’t clever enough to be trademarked by anyone.

Not to mention that Best Buy’s logo has a tie on its power button and Newegg doesn’t. As for the commercial, I agree that Newegg was probably making fun of Best Buy employees in a generic sort of way, but this kind of stuff happens ALL the time with competitors. Hello? Ever heard of the “Mac vs. PC” campaign Apple spun way back when? Did Microsoft cry about it? No. They countered the ads showing a racially and socioeconomically diverse group, all claiming that they were a PC.

Apple Refuses To Ship iPads To BestBuy?

According to CultofMac, Best Buy has not been releasing their entire shipment of iPads once they have been reaching their sales quotas for the day. This made Apple very angry because the company’s goal is to get everyone an iPad before they either change their mind and get a Motorola Xoom or fall “victim” to a competitor by purchasing one of their tablets. Best Buy has internal quotas that are set for iPad 2 sales, but the quotas do not take in the actual number of iPad 2 sales in the stores.