Best Buy Availability

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by bhodge10, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. bhodge10
    Offline

    bhodge10 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Hello, I'm hoping to get an Ipad 3G on Friday, but looking at Best Buy's website, they're not showing any availability for any of the Ipad's (wifi's only) for MI, OH and KY. Have they truly sold out of them or is their site not working properly. The only reason I'm asking is to kind of gauge if I need to be in line for half a day on Friday.

    Thanks,
  2. kheldour
    Offline

    kheldour iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    522
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Cologne, Germany
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    just relax...it will be there. ;)
  3. Sonny Burnett
    Offline

    Sonny Burnett iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    752
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    April 30th will not resemble April 3rd. You will be able to stroll into a Best Buy store anytime and walk out with a 3G iPad in 10 minutes.
  4. Droid Washington
    Offline

    Droid Washington iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Not sure about anytime. There is a little confusion on whether or not Best Buy will be selling them from open, or if they're supposed to wait until 5PM like the Apple Store is doing.
  5. traylorc
    Offline

    traylorc iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    21
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Phoenix
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I don't know Sonny...

    For the first launch all you had were the Wi-fi customers. This time you have the first time 3g buyers and the wi-fi folks who want to exchange their unit for a 3g. It could make for a more crowded scene then what we saw at launch. Hopefully you are right and there will be plenty of units for everyone.
  6. DavidNM
    Offline

    DavidNM iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    Messages:
    548
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NW New Mexico
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    If the Apple Stores won't be offering 3G's until 5pm - Best Buys won't have them until 5PM as well. Heck - Best Buy may even decide to start selling on Sat morning - but - there's clearly been no announcement on that.
  7. Droid Washington
    Offline

    Droid Washington iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    How reliable is Best Buy's website when it comes to stock? Just out of curiosity, I've been typing in random zip-codes to see the availability of the Wifi models around the U.S., and haven't found a single store that shows up in bold (which indicates they're in stock). I find that a little hard to believe, and am inclined to think that they just don't update that often.
  8. Sonny Burnett
    Offline

    Sonny Burnett iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    752
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    As i have previously stated the mania and pandemonium are over. The WiFi only was the products initial introduction to the consumer. The 3G is just an upgrade. 90% of the gotta have it maniacs got satisfied on April 3rd. I don't see Friday as resembling anything like the original launch day.
  9. mjeagent
    Offline

    mjeagent iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Messages:
    41
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I completely agree with this statement.
  10. dabears
    Offline

    dabears iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    90
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Boise
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    I am going to Best and bring my iPad just in case I have a chance to trade my wifi for a 3G but as of now i'm only 65% sure. Also, I don't even know if I Best Buy will let me since my 14 days was way expired but my 30 days is not. Who knows.
  11. rwmson
    Offline

    rwmson iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    South Jersey
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I've found it to be very reliable.
  12. Droid Washington
    Offline

    Droid Washington iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    So every Best Buy in the U.S. is sold out of the Wifi version then? I can't find a single store by typing in random zip codes that shows any in stock, anywhere.
  13. dabears
    Offline

    dabears iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    90
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Boise
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    That's correct.
  14. vfragos
    Offline

    vfragos iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Actually i found one place in the state of Texas if you are interested.:)
    San Angelo TX 4325 Sunset Dr, San Angelo, TX 76904
  15. dynabiker58
    Offline

    dynabiker58 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Coral Springs FL
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Hankering for an IPAD 3g ro Wi Fi -Be Patient!

    I want to get the 3G VERSION, but I have learned that all good things comes to those who wait. Patience! In 45 Days there will be so many Ipads at Best Buy's and Apple store's you will have no problems just walking in and picking one up. The Ipad is just another new device that is probably not replacing anyone's critical PC or MAC at home or work. Waiting another 30-45 days will also flush out any problems with the 3G unit. To satisfy your hunger go to an Apple store or Best Buy and play with a demo unit a couple a times each week. In addition you may find that you really didn't want or need an Ipad to begin with and saved yourself $650.00. I also believe that you will start to see Used Ipads being sold on Ebay and Craigs list 60-90 days from now for 30-40% less than MSRP.

    Just my 2cents.......comments:)
  16. iVan
    Offline

    iVan iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Messages:
    1,932
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Near Montréal Québec
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    Maybe, but I know of people who went to see the wifi model that held out for the 3G. Those people did not preorder and can't anymore in time for the deadline. So they'll be waiting in line because they're not too sure there will be a great supply or 3Gs available ... :shrug:
  17. DavidNM
    Offline

    DavidNM iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    Messages:
    548
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NW New Mexico
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    While you may be, to some extent correct, I would image you're psychological goal here is to make yourself feel better since tomorrow all of us will be using our 3G's - and you won't.
  18. iVan
    Offline

    iVan iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Messages:
    1,932
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Near Montréal Québec
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    You're forgetting the fact that the rest of the world has not yet had the chance to get their hungry paws on the iPad. Me included. Overstock won't be an option for a loooong time; a worse case scenario than that of the iPhone.
    With the iPhone, phone companies were not ready everywhere to offer services. Now they are, and so are the "would be" iPad owners...
  19. DavidNM
    Offline

    DavidNM iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    Messages:
    548
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NW New Mexico
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Latest count right now is, what, a million of these things sold? Estimates are for 5 to 6 million to be sold during the next year. We won't see a glut in supplies and we won't see price reductions until the end of the year at the very earliest - and more likely when the nextgen models are released.
  20. dynabiker58
    Offline

    dynabiker58 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Coral Springs FL
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Self Control over Self Indulgence

    No it's just a matter of self control and not being an Apple Lemming....got to have it now cause tomorrow I will die if I don't get one....:)

    By the way will be like the other 150 million + people in the US without
    an Ipad..so what!

    I have a Mac Book Pro and an Imac...didn't have to wait for either one....
Similar Threads
  1. pctech86
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    3,374
  2. Dark Lazer
    Replies:
    31
    Views:
    7,863
  3. bdullea
    Replies:
    18
    Views:
    3,807
  4. droid2mac
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    2,964
  5. Tuttle
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    430
Loading...

Share This Page