Surface RT for sale at Best Buy and Staples
Rumors were buzzing that Microsoft would expand its sales of Surface RT tablets by offering them at stores like Best Buy and Verizon. Today both Best Buy and Staples have confirmed those rumors and will carry the Surface tablet as soon as possible. Along with the added outlets, Microsoft has decided to increase its distribution by making some of its holiday pop up stores a permanent location.
The added support of these mainstream stores should boost Surface sales in a way the Microsoft stores could not. Lets face it, when was the last time you heard someone say they were eager to go shopping at a Microsoft Store. Just finding one is trouble enough and some holiday shoppers don’t even know there is a web based store, even though the Surface commercials were meant to make audiences aware of that.
The Verge has gotten word that Best Buy will be selling Surface tablets online by December 12th. You will be able to pick one up at physical Best Buy stores by December 16. Staples will have Surface tablets at retail locations by December 12th. No word yet on when you will be able to pick up a Surface at a Verizon store but be sure to follow us for the latest updates.