i've got a hard time to believe that best-buy was stupid enough to allegedly have 270k units in stock but lets look at the other number. apparently selling 25k TP's in one month seems to be deemed a bad number. now lets do the math.
Best-Buy -> 3 x 25k = 75k TP's this quarter
Amazon -> 3 x 25k = 75k TP's this quarter (assuming Amazon sold as badly as well)
Staples -> 3 x 25k = 75k TP's this quarter (assuming the extra $100 voucher helped)
all others -> 3 x 30k = 90k TP's this quarter (assuming they sold crappy too)
this would mean selling at least 315k TP's in the first quarter, where the launch wasn't great, pricing was sheit and reviews in press were modest in the best case.
hmmm...apart from BB having excessive stock, these numbers don't look that bad to me. of course, no comparison to the product from the fruit company but again, considering that almost everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong (pricing, late OTA, late advertising, crummy reviews, etc.) it's not as gloomy as it might look like !!!
cheer up guys :-)