Best Buy to begin selling Apple Watch in stores and online on August 7

apple-watch_image2_v01-652x300Best Buy announced today in a press release that it will become the first national retailer, aside from Apple, to sell Apple Watch in stores. The company says that the device will hit more than 100 of its stores on August 7th and will be available online from that date, as well. Best Buy will expand Apple Watch availability to another 200 locations in time for the holiday shopping season.

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Best But doesn’t specify which Apple Watch models it will sell, but says that customers will be able to try-on and buy 16 of the variants, including Sport and Watch models in both 38mm and 42mm sizes. The retailer will not sell the Edition model. In addition to Apple Watch itself, Best Buy will offer “nearly 50 accessories,” including bands, screen protectors, stands, and chargers. It’s unclear what bands will be available or if they will be Apple-made or aftermarket.

Jason Bonfig, Best Buy’s senior category officer, had the following to say about the retailer’s upcoming offering of Apple Watch:

“The Apple Watch is an important addition to an emerging product category, and we know our customers want it,” said Jason Bonfig, senior category officer at Best Buy. “We are excited to bring Apple Watch to more consumers, especially with the holidays coming up.”

Best Buy says it will update its website in the coming days with more details regarding Apple Watch, including which stores will offer the device on August 7th.

The Apple Watch, one of the year’s most talked about and innovative products, is coming to Best Buy.

Starting Aug. 7, Best Buy will be the first national retailer, other than Apple Stores, where customers can buy the Apple Watch. It will begin to arrive in more than 100 Best Buy stores and will also be available on BestBuy.com. Another 200 of our stores will have the Apple Watch in time for holiday shopping.

“The Apple Watch is an important addition to an emerging product category, and we know our customers want it,” said Jason Bonfig, senior category officer at Best Buy. “We are excited to bring Apple Watch to more consumers, especially with the holidays coming up.”

Our customers will be able to see, try and buy 16 Apple Watch models – including Sport and Watch models in both 38mm and 42mm sizes – and nearly 50 accessories, including watch bands, screen shields, stands, chargers and more.

You can visit BestBuy.com in the coming days for more information, including which stores will have the Apple Watch, how to accessorize your new device, and more.

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Comments

  1. cdm283813 - 8 years ago

    Surprisingly I still haven’t seen one in person. Haven’t had a reason to stop at the Apple store and I did not notice one out in public. Maybe I will see my first one in bestbuy.

    • Jassi Sikand - 8 years ago

      Personally, I’ve seen two so far and I haven’t really done anything this summer. To be fair, I saw one person with the iPhone and iPad each when they came out, respectively. So by my count it’s even more popular :P

    • Brian Calhoun - 8 years ago

      In NYC I’ve been in bars where 20%+ of the people walking around had them. In LA I occasionally see them but not nearly as frequently.

  2. shanec07 - 8 years ago

    yet we still cany buy it here in ireland from apple ffs

  3. Kann Du mich mit Nehmen in dein Geschäft.

  4. Buzzy T Jordan - 8 years ago

    Nice to see Best Buy picking them up. I love my Apple Watch. I would”t take anything else for it.

  5. paulthefencerfencer - 8 years ago

    But is it only Best Buy in the States, or Canada too?

  6. I just went to the Apple store yesterday and finally saw an Apple Watch in person, after messing around with one, I honestly have to say, that I don’t really see a need for me having one.

  7. josephferranti - 8 years ago

    Finally!!! I have a Best Buy gift card for the longest time in hopes that they would get this in. That or I was going to get the “rumored” new Apple TV (whenever that comes out).

  8. Apple Deaf News - 8 years ago

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