US shoppers can now buy the Mac mini in Best Buy.

Merrill Lynch analyst Steven Milunovich issued a research note saying: ""Last week one Best Buy showed us Mac mini accessories; Mac minis are coming later."

He expected there to be a delay in getting the Mac mini's into the store due to the imminent release of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, suggesting: "Buyers would not be pleased if they had to plunk down an extra $129 after their $499 Mac mini purchase."

However, according to MacMinute readers the low-cost machines are already in store.