Best Buy Holding Special iPad 2 Event This Sunday

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  1. Maura

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    Engadget reports today that it has seen a leaked memo indicating that Best Buy is holding some sort of special iPad 2 event this Sunday April 17. Rumours and news stories have been going around a lot recently about Best Buy stockpiling iPad 2s, and now Engadget thinks it might have found out the reason why Best Buy has been keeping its iPad 2 stock under lock and key. According to a document that Engadget has managed to obtain, Best Buy stores will all have at least three iPad 2s each in stock this Sunday, as part of the event. However, it’s still best to call your local Best Buy to check first before making a wasted trip, as according to the leaked memo, “Existing reserve order fulfilment is still the priority for any iPad 2 inventory that stores receive.â€

    9to5 Mac also covers the story, and thinks that Best Buy might possibly be offering some sort of iPad 2 combo deal to customers, such as a bundle including an iPod touch as well as the iPad 2, for example, otherwise why call it an “event†when all they’re doing is selling iPad 2s (although granted, if you manage to get your hands on an iPad 2 on Sunday at Best Buy, it will certainly be an “event†for you!)?

    Source: Still need an iPad 2? Head to Best Buy on Sunday, Sunday, Sunday -- Engadget, Some kind of iPad 2 sale going on this weekend at Best Buy? | 9 to 5 Mac Some kind of iPad 2 sale going on this weekend at Best Buy? | Apple Intelligence
     
  2. Dorje

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    Oh steller, so they hold inventory and piss people off. Then try to act all cool with a big event... Where all the inventory is just going to go to the people have been pissed of and waiting...

    I've always though Best Buy was out of touch with reality and this proves it once more.
     
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    I've just returned from my local Best Buy. I was told by the guy there that unless they get in a "surprise shipment" from UPS this afternoon that this is a false rumor. The most that they will be able to do tomorrow is take reserve orders. Because of the earthquake in Japan, up until recently, they weren't even allowed to do that. From he said, Japan was an issue b/c while the iPads are made in China, they get certain parts that they need from Japan.

    I'm not going to tell anyone what to do, but speaking for myself, I'm going to head over to my local Best Buy when they open up first thing tomorrow morning just in case.
     
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    thats dumb. no one wants a damn ipod touch n ipad combo deal. they have truly lost since of what the consumer wants. dont try to force your ipod touch sales on me. only way itll be good is if you by ipad at reg. price and get ipod touch for free.
     
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    Best Buy’s ad was very misleading today. It stated you can buy or reserve and IPad 2. It also stated limited quantities. We drove in to our local Best Buy and were the first customers only to be told there were none avalible.

    Wasted gas and time.

    The ad should have stated “Pre Orders Only”

    Not Cool!
     
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    I just back from my local Best Buy and they said that the only thing that people could do was to order an iPad if that's what they wanted to do. No one is able to get them from the store itself.
     
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    they had not one at my bestbuy and i was there when they open today
     
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    I posted this as a differnet thread but came back from my local Best Buy with Ipad 2 in hand. They had twenty for sale at the store I was at most were 64 WiFi/3G models, they did have (5) 32 WiFi which is what I wanted, so I got mine, I was the second person in line at the store at 9:30am and store opened at 10:00am so. From what I can tell I got lucky on this one.
     

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