The Sunday Ad pamphlet that Best Buy publishes for its weekly promotionals shows an iPad2 and the variety of color Smart Covers that are generally available.
Having followed all the variety of threads on lots of forums regarding the BB Promotional Event I was curious as to what the big deal was. As it turns out the wide variety of models (Total of 18) gets to be a challange. Because of BB backorder situation, BBy had to redistribute inventory according to back order throughout 1100 stores. This is not a simple issue. So some stores had to give up their inventory to met pre-paid obligations. (Good business practice). Today Best Buy re-opened their back order process in an effort to better met demand... and it is very high.
As is typical the available product count is rarely enough, so there will be disappointments. That's it folks. The Rumor Mill was way off base (as usual) Best Buy was never in Apple's bad graces. Onward and forward ... business as usual.
Best Buy has been very good to me. And ive been very good with them. I'm proud to be a silver member. :)
i called last night told then i allready had a iapd 2 i got from them and would like to return it because of back lighting problem ask if they would hold one for me today they said they could not so i was there when they open and they still did not have any . so now i order one from apple online and will return this one next week and will be with out one for a week or two
New to this forum, so pardon my neophyte posting. I was excited yesterday that the ad with my Sunday paper stated that at least 3 Ipad 2 would be at every Best Buy. Of course that wasn't so. I did buy something at the local BB and used their feedback system to give them hec for false advertising. I got a reply via E-mail around noon that my local store had gotten in a shipment this morning and they were holding one for me. Happy to say I'm at home charging a 32G white WiFi as I write this! :)
I ordered mine directly from apple.com on March 15 and received it Fed Ex on April 8- so its about a 24 day wait for online orders.