Apple iPad 2 shortage at Best Buy

Barbara Thau
iPad 2 shortage at Best Buy
iPad 2 shortage at Best Buy

The Apple iPad 2, which launched last month, is in hot demand -- so hot, in fact, that Best Buy is reportedly restricting sales of the tablet computer due to a supply shortage, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Best Buy, declining to comment directly on the report, would only say that it "continues to receive iPad 2 inventory from Apple on a regular basis," according to Paula Baldwin, a Best Buy spokeswoman, in a statement.

"As we've said previously, we are fulfilling customer reservations first. We are responding to customer demand with product as it is available, and replenishing inventory on a weekly basis. Best Buy enjoys a great partnership with Apple, and we're delighted by customer response to iPad 2."

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