This is a discussion on Best Buy Holding Special iPad 2 Event This Sunday within the Apple iPad News forums, part of the Apple iPad Forums category; Originally Posted by bdullea I posted this as a differnet thread but came back from my local Best Buy with Ipad 2 in hand. They ...
It was a Pre Order Event. The ad was misleading....
Exactly. On March 25 (the release date for iPad 2 in Canada) I was in a Best Buy store and could have bought one that day. But I held off, because I wasn't totally sure I wanted an iPad, and also wanted to see if the iPad 2 was going to end up having any teething problems that soon out of the gate.Originally Posted by Dorje
A week or so later, I decided to get off the fence and get an iPad 2 anyway. So I trotted off to my local Best Buy store, and found that they had run out. But that wasn't what pissed me off so badly - I was prepared to wait for an iPad 2 as long as it wasn't a long one. No, what got my blood boiling was the lame, non-committal answer I got from Best Buy sales staff when I asked when they were getting more iPad 2's in. They had no idea when they were getting more in, and furthermore, when and if some came in, they would probably get sold as soon as they arrived. And no, you couldn't reserve one in advance. The only suggestion they seemed to have for me was to call the store ahead of time and come in to buy one if any were in (and hope and pray they weren't already snapped up by the time I got there).
Bottom line, Best Buy didn't seem to care whether their customers were going to end up wasting their time and gas in their attempts to buy an iPad 2. So where Best Buy is concerned, I have basically resolved to never go near the buggers again, much less buy anything from them. What they call 'customer service' goes beyond abysmal.
Both Best Buys in my driving range, which is Lubbock or Amarillo, had a fairly good stock of iPad 2 on hand and even offered to hold one so I could make the 100 mile plus trip to pick it up. I actually ended up getting one at Walmart with a ten percent employee discount. (64 gig, wifi & AT&T, black)Originally Posted by Exocet
Best Buy stores are taking the pre orders (Reserve) Ipad 2 and most of them are not getting almost a month already. Guess What ????????????????????????????
Apple has mentioned that they are not giving them much of the shipment to Best Buy but they already took more than 1,000 pre orders per store ($100 gift card deposit per order and they have around 1150 stores in US.
I would wait until Apple corrects the IPAD 2 screen bleeding issue first.
I got an iPad 2 at Walmart and it is pretty much flawless. When I heard about the glitches, I did a close inspection and even compared it side by side of my iPad 1, which I exchanged 2 times before getting one I would deem perfect, and I can't find a single issue with the second iPad.Originally Posted by Blackbelt
There is a great FREE App for the IPHONE called Find One. It works great. Call the store to double check. When I called they were opening the box.
It tracks stock at Target and Walmart. Wish it was always that easy......