My minis are shipping

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    I ordered a 16gig 4G LTE on 10/26, and then another one about a week and a half later. I got shipment notification this morning 11/13, that they have left China and are on the way with exepected delivery 11/15 by 1030am in Virginia. Pretty fast for "Standard Shipping".

    Stay tuned for more details!
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    Apple's standard shipping is like two-day delivery (well, most times it is).
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    :)Wow! The 15th, that is the earliest arrival date I have heard. I think the store launch date is the 16th. Both of my Minis are on their way and say:
    Estimated delivery :Fri 11/16/2012 10:30 am
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    Consider yourself lucky then. Mine won't be here until the 19th. I want it NOW !!
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    Mine says it is coming from China .. so it is 6 days in transit .. yuk ...
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    You do realize you can go buy one from best buy on friday and return the one that comes on the 19th to an apple store, right?
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    I like that idea .. return the one coming on a slow boat from China and buy another ...Yep ...I will do that .. Wonder why mine is so slow !
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    Yeah, I see no reason to wait if you don't have to. It seems like the days of the long lines are over! At least here they are...what is it like in Orlando?
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    Well after looking again, now delivery has been pushed back until the 16th at 1030. Oh we'll, I'll still take it. It's better Than the 21st which was my original delivery date.
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    Pretty sure we have lines at the Apple Store here but we have a couple of Apple Stores so the lines get cut at least in half. the 2 that I know are in shopping malls. The busiest store is in a GREAT MALL .. the other store in the OTHER MALL has lines but not as bad because the Mall is AWFUL in comparison ... I wonder if Best Buy will have a line ..
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    I just contacted my local Best Buy. They told me that the mini arrived today and they are already sold out. Said they didn't get many and don't know when more will arrive. OH WELL ... Maybe I need to see if I can find another Best Buy.
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    Oh wow! I ordered the Mini LTE three minutes after ordering started online and my delivery date is the 21st. Obviously delivery is not going by ordering time - must be location?
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    Are you sure you got accurate info? Lots of times the personnel there will just be wrong. I doubt seriously if the LTE mini got there today...I bet they won't show up until Friday.
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    There may be semantics at play. Best Buy may have received an allocation of inventory but it is already accounted for due to presales.
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    Hmm I got my mini the Monday after they started shipping. Took four days. Less than a business day. Must have overnighted it to me.


    But the again I didn't get the lte model.
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    You may want to log on to the Apple site and check your status. My original date was the 21st as well but it got changed to the 16th.
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    My minis are in and setting at the destination sort facility, per Fedex tracking, which is 5 miles from my home. But the delivery date still shows Nov. 16. I guess I won't see "out for delivery" until tomorrow.
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    I just checked again and I am in the same boat as you; sitting at the destination facility just a few miles away from my office. It's nice to know that I will have them tomorrow though. :D
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    As far as I know, BB won't let you pre-buy an iPad. I believe apple won't allow it. And I have tried. If you are I. Their mailing list, you will likely get an email tonight saying the LTE version will be available in stores tomorrow at 8 am. They did this two weeks ago. It won't even be offered for sale until the set time.
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    I bought my iPad 2 as a presale at BB and returned one to Apple that arrived slower. At the time, BB required you to buy a $100 gift card and specify the model you wanted. When one arrived, they called me. I was out of town, so my husband picked it up. It was easy and involved no lines or such. It took about three days to arrive, if I remember right. You applied your gift card to the purchase, or you could change your mind and spend the card on something else.

    I happened to be at BB for another reason when I learned that they were offering presales. I don't know if they're still doing that.

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