Last month, MacRumors had heard reports that office supply retailer Staples would begin offering Apple products for sale in the United States. Staples already sells Apple products internationally but had been unsuccessful in completing a deal with Apple for the U.S. market.
Tonight, we’d received word that Staples had a meeting today with corporate employees announcing that Apple products were coming to their stores. 9to5Mac has since spotted that Staples executives have taken to Twitter to confirm that a deal with Apple has been finalized and that their stores will begin selling Apple products. Staples Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources confirmed the deal on Twitter (Tweet now deleted).
After Canada, #Apple products are coming to #Staples in US. Great news!
Other Staples employees also took to Twitter to confirm the news, including Strategic Accounts coordinator Erin LaFlamme and Field Services Manager Mike Goggin.
While there’s no mention of what Apple products Staples would carry, MacRumors previously heard in mid-January that Staples would carry Apple’s full lineup of Macs, iPads as well as the iPhone 5 in their stores.
Uh, why would anyone buy products from Staples unless there’s just no other store that sells Apple products nearby? It’s not like their customer support is any better than that of Apple’s retail stores or Best Buy. It’s probably even worse than Walmart’s.
Good news anyway.
It’s always base model stock with resellers. If you can’t BTO then who the hell cares….
True, but the way all these companies make it sound as if Apple stuff is the “ultimate thing to sell”.
Lol. Stapes executives.
Gets news of Apple products into stores. Posts to Twitter.
Would be a good meme.
The only positive here is the wait line for the iPhone 6 should be non-existant at Staples.
Because each Staples will be stocked with 2 of each model on launch day..
.. Black only.
This will be nice. They regularly have $ 25 off $ 75 (or so) coupons and exclusions slip by a lot. Got a cheap kindle that way. Cheap Apple TV?
Ok… Just missing Toys R’ Us and PetCo and we are set.
Y’all are spoiled children. I remember the days when a broken Powebook charger on a road trip might be a very bad thing if you didn’t happen to be staying in the correct city with resellers close by.
I love that every WalMart can replace an iPad cord if I need it. I love that the one time I needed an Apple keyboard late at night the Best Buy was open an hour later than the Apple store at the mall.
I love that I don’t have to depend on mail-order or Microcenter to get Apple crap, and I love that things are just getting better and better.
But sure, complain about convenience, I guess. What else is new around here?