Earlier this week, Best Buy announced that it will begin selling the Apple Watch at 100 of its American retail locations starting August 7th. Today, we’ve confirmed that one week later, Best Buy Canada will start selling the wearable as well.
Effective August 14th, Best Buy Canada will offer the Apple Watch and the Apple Watch Sport in 16 variants. It will also sell numerous accessories for the device.
Apple Watch will be available online and at Best Buy’s retail stores across Canada. In addition, the big box retailer will allow customers to “feel and try-on” the Apple Watch at 20 stores across Canada (we don’t have the full list of locations, but are working on it).
In an email to MobileSyrup, Tony Sandhu, senior vice president of merchandising at Best Buy Canada, stated to us, “We know our customers want Apple Watch. It has become one of the most popular searched products on BestBuy.ca. We’re excited to bring the highly-coveted Apple Watch to more Canadian consumers, especially with the holidays coming up.”
In addition, Apple sent us the following statement: “Customers love Apple Watch, and we are thrilled to begin offering it at Best Buy locations across Canada starting August 14. More than 50 Best Buy stores will carry Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport models in time for the holiday shopping season.”
The Apple Watch officially launched in Canada on April 24th. Pricing for the Apple Watch starts at $669, while the Apple Watch Sport starts at $449.
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