Best Buy Reservations

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    I reserved a 16GB wi-fi black at my local MN Best Buy and they said that I was 4th in line for that model. Anyone have their ear to the ground on when Best Buy and other retailers are going to be receiving more shipments?

    I realize there was a shipments thread, but the majority of it seemed to pertain to online orders.

    Anxios to get this thing, though it will make me a total tech mutt..... iPad 2, Windows 7 laptop (ASUS G50Vt-X5), Android phone (Samsung Vibrant), and a PS3. :D
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    Why did you lock yourself into a single bestbuy? By the time that particular store gets it other retailers will have it too and if the other retailers get it earlier than that bestbuy store then you are "stuck" with their $100 bestbuy card. Now you have to wait for THAT specific store to get stock.

    You should have taken your chances with apple.com and if they didn't ship it and you found it in a retailer (ANY bestbuy, target, walmart or apple store) you could have canceled the apple order. Oh well.
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    The reason I went with Best Buy was because I have $400 in gift cards from credit card points to Best Buy. Can't argue against an iPad 2 for $100 out of pocket.

    I did a reservation because a Best Buy employee told me that they weren't going to set any aside for first come, first serve people. So unless they get more iPads than reservations, no one without a reservation will get one.

    It was my best option.
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    This is what I ended up doing. I went to BB yesterday and they told me I had to buy a $100 gift card to get my name on a list and I wouldn't get my money back if I decided to go elsewhere. Ordered online at Apple yesterday after noon. F*** Best Buy!
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    What the hell is that about? I wonder if top management is aware of this practice?
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    He said they just give you a gift card, and put your name on a list. I thought it was dumb, thats why I went elsewhere.
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    So I'm going to guess that there really isn't any info out there as far as availability or shipments?
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    When I asked, they told me they havent received any shipments in since release day. lol
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    I was at the Eden Prairie location yesterday. I got sick of calling the stores everyday and I refuse to wait in line to give Apple my hard earned $500, so I ordered online @ Apple.com. :)
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    I'm simply amazed as to why people just don't order it directly from the source...Apple. Yeah, you might have to wait 3-5 weeks at this time, but all the gyrations people go through, standing in line, guessing about distribution, etc. The Apple site tells you when you will get it. Seems simple to me.... I used my Staples "Easy" button....:D

    (I do understand the OP had coupons, so that is why he went this route)
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    Yeah its a lil weird LOL
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    Oh nice, that's where my reservation is. They told me they typically have a larger inventory than the other stores in the area. Figured it probably didn't matter.
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    Sp, you don't like my avatar? I'm not too happy with your name either! lol

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    I went to BB to get my ipad2 on launch day. Was there 2 hours early and 9th in line.
    All along they told everyone they had plenty of all flavors.
    At 5:00 they started asking who wanted what. At 5:30 finally 1 "manager" came out w/a stack of papers indicating an ipad flavor on each paper.
    Even tho there were 7 other BB employees there to help, this "manager" insisted in trying to sort all the papers for different flavors herself
    Finally it was determined that they DID NOT in fact have all flavors, and a very lopsided inventory of the flavors they did have
    I settled for a white 3G 64g At&t, I wanted black but was willing to settle.
    Paid, got BB finance, and left somewhat pissed but happy I got ipad.
    Got 8 miles down road and noticed that they had given me a Verizon 64 3G.
    At that point i was only 2 miles from Apple store, decided to go there and try my luck.
    Was still able to get a black 64G wifi, which is really what I wanted. Only got 3G at BB because of 18 month interest free financing.
    Went back to BB and watched them look all over store for 1/2 an hour for my AT&T 3G. Finally they came and told me they didn't have it and it was my fault cuz I must have asked for a Verizon Ipad, AND even tho I have AT&T I could Still use the Verizon one.
    I returned it.
    F-CK BB.
    This is way typical of them now a days.
    Amazon is where I make most of my electronics purchases.
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    I would NOT take BB's crappy reservation program, that was another thing ,they told me I could put down a $100 deposit for their next shipment that they had no clue as to when it would arrive.
    When did this store unlearn customer service?
    Their prices are not really competative, their only advantage is their offer of interest free financing as far as I can see.
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    For me, I wanna go with Target or Walmart because of the 90 day return policy.
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