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JoJoCal19
Mar 10, 2011, 07:04 AM
Wow no one has posted from NE Florida?

I took the day off and I was planning on going to the Apple store around noon but I'm debating going earlier. I live 35 minutes or so away so it's not easy for me to just swing by to check out the lines.

Any other NE FL people? I know there are a bunch of NE FL Apple addicts on these boards from past experience :p

GeekLawyer
Mar 10, 2011, 12:17 PM
I would have posted earlier, but I'm stuck in Tampa this week!

I might head to our St Johns Town Center store if I finish early enough here tomorrow. It would be swell if you could keep this thread updated with the scene at the store. :)

nixiemaiden
Mar 10, 2011, 12:20 PM
This is the closest apple store to me but it is still an hour away...and I don't get out of work until 5 so I am assuming they will be out by the time I could get up there.

GeekLawyer
Mar 10, 2011, 12:29 PM
This is the closest apple store to me but it is still an hour away...and I don't get out of work until 5 so I am assuming they will be out by the time I could get up there.They might not be out by then. But how about the Best Buy in Daytona??

JoJoCal19
Mar 10, 2011, 02:18 PM
This is the closest apple store to me but it is still an hour away...and I don't get out of work until 5 so I am assuming they will be out by the time I could get up there.

If I remember I'll post here what the line looks like and ask the Apple people how much stock they have.

77danj7
Mar 10, 2011, 06:25 PM
Has anyone heard if there will be a per person limit on the ipad 2s? I know for Ipad1 you could purchase 2...Hopefully it is the same for this release.

nixiemaiden
Mar 11, 2011, 08:30 AM
They might not be out by then. But how about the Best Buy in Daytona??

I might give them a call around 4 and see what is going on. Even Daytona is a 30 minute drive from me and it is the main weekend for Bike Week so I generally like to stay away from Daytona around this time of year.

If I call at 4 and they don't have a lot of people in line, I might head over there after work. Also, I am not flexible with the model that I want so I think my best bet is just keeping my online order and hopefully getting it by next Friday. I won't have a case or anything until the 22nd or 23rd anyway so it might be better to not pick it up at Best Buy. I am just going to be jealous when people posting from their iPad2s later tonight.

GeekLawyer
Mar 11, 2011, 08:34 AM
If anyone gets in line at the SJTC Apple Store, please let us know how it's looking. :)

JoJoCal19
Mar 11, 2011, 08:36 AM
If anyone gets in line at the SJTC Apple Store, please let us know how it's looking. :)

Yes please. I wasn't planning on going until about noon or so. I'm wondering if that will be a wise decision or not.

On the bright side if I can't get my iPad 2 today I'm just going to "settle" for a high end 15" MBP :D

Skroob
Mar 11, 2011, 10:03 AM
A buddy just told me theres about 40 people in line now (11am). I wasn't going to head down until 2 but what the hell, I don't want to miss out :)

JLFIG
Mar 11, 2011, 10:10 AM
Yikes! 40 people at 11 am? I was planning to head over there around 3. Naivety. Thanks for the reports, guys!

GeekLawyer
Mar 11, 2011, 10:13 AM
40 people doesn't sound too bad... But I expect it will accelerate after lunchtime.

77danj7
Mar 11, 2011, 10:23 AM
Yea there are about 40 - 45 in line now. Most the people we talked to are buying 2 iPads so they may go fast.

robin1989
Mar 11, 2011, 12:34 PM
whats the line like now?

JoJoCal19
Mar 11, 2011, 12:51 PM
According to the security guard I'm roughly number 100. Got here at 145.

pvmacguy
Mar 11, 2011, 01:33 PM
I just drove by after visiting compusa and the lube was wrapped around the building. Reminds me of the reserve line for iPhone 4 launch. Everyone waiting in line good luck! Atleast it isn't July heat outside today. Hope you all get what you want!

JoJoCal19
Mar 11, 2011, 02:09 PM
I just drove by after visiting compusa and the lube was wrapped around the building. Reminds me of the reserve line for iPhone 4 launch. Everyone waiting in line good luck! Atleast it isn't July heat outside today. Hope you all get what you want!

Yea I'm next to the Victoria Secret around the corner in the SAME spot I was in for the reserve line for the iPhone 4 launch.

RobbC
Mar 11, 2011, 02:58 PM
Dad and I are here at the front of the line. Been a long day (since 5am)

pvmacguy
Mar 11, 2011, 04:05 PM
How fast is the line moving for you guys?

pvmacguy
Mar 11, 2011, 04:12 PM
How fast is the line moving for you guys?

77danj7
Mar 11, 2011, 04:49 PM
Got mine...we were the 4th in line and got in and out in about 35 minutes we did skip the personal setup...just had it activated.

JMGvtec03
Mar 12, 2011, 04:13 PM
Anyone know what kind of inventory levels are left? If any... lol

GeekLawyer
Mar 12, 2011, 05:33 PM
Anyone know what kind of inventory levels are left? If any... lolNone as of about 4 this afternoon. I went in looking for a different Smart Cover and asked, just out of curiosity...

ian-frs
Mar 12, 2011, 11:31 PM
Any word if they got any more in today?

JMGvtec03
Mar 13, 2011, 06:32 AM
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Maybe they have some set aside for today's sales... One can only hope lol. I'm sure the best buy is out too then.

ian-frs
Mar 13, 2011, 10:54 AM
No luck today. They said they will be getting more in tomorrow.

GeekLawyer
Mar 13, 2011, 10:57 AM
Maybe they have some set aside for today's sales... One can only hope lol. I'm sure the best buy is out too then.

Regarding Best Buy, it depends on the model you want. You can check their store stock on the website. A couple of BB stores in our area appear to have a couple of White Verizon models...?

JMGvtec03
Mar 13, 2011, 08:59 PM
Checked a few places... walmart, target, best buy, ... no luck anywhere.

slopokdave
Mar 13, 2011, 09:35 PM
Considering how few the non apple stores got, I think going back to the apple store in st johns town center is your best bet.

ian-frs
Mar 14, 2011, 12:01 PM
Anyone able to check yet today. Didn't have time to make it there on my lunch break.

GeekLawyer
Mar 14, 2011, 01:25 PM
Wonder if our local store is opening early tomorrow?

According to this story on the front page, there's another push rumored for 3/15... http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1116870

ian-frs
Mar 14, 2011, 05:20 PM
It would be awesome if they were. I am going to check it out in the AM. Unless someone already knows if they are or not. The store won't give me a straight answer.

GeekLawyer
Mar 14, 2011, 05:35 PM
They said 10 when I called. :mad:

ian-frs
Mar 14, 2011, 05:44 PM
Well, I guess I am just going to have to go into work late tomorrow, and hope I can get lucky so it's not all for nothing.

jenlevin
Mar 15, 2011, 07:49 AM
anybody going to try in the first half of the day?

ian-frs
Mar 15, 2011, 08:55 AM
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They didn't get any in...

JMGvtec03
Mar 15, 2011, 02:33 PM
I'm thinking I might get it sooner if I order on it online... lol

ian-frs
Mar 15, 2011, 04:11 PM
You very well might. I wish they would give us a hint to when they would get more. Only if Apple wasn't so secretive...

ian-frs
Mar 16, 2011, 08:45 AM
They have a few WiFi in, and some Verizon. No ATT, or white WiFi only.

JMGvtec03
Mar 16, 2011, 09:32 AM
Did you snag one?

ian-frs
Mar 16, 2011, 11:19 AM
Ya, I wanted a white one, but settled for a black one for now. May return it and get a white one when supplies become more available.

jenlevin
Mar 16, 2011, 12:45 PM
as an fyi, they were selling them before 10. and as far as i know, sold out by 1030. seemed like they had a decent amount come in. clearly not enough, but a decent amount.

TheDoct0r
Mar 16, 2011, 02:55 PM
What are the lines like at the town center? I've had one on reserve at best buy but I could use the gift card from it for just about anything.

GeekLawyer
Mar 17, 2011, 08:08 AM
Got here this morning at 8:40. I managed to get a ticket for a black 32gb wifi.

There were maybe 30 people ahead of me. 6 people behind me got tickets. A lot more didn't.

No AT&T models. Maybe 2 Verizon.

TheDoct0r
Mar 17, 2011, 08:13 AM
So are tickets getting you one today? Or is it just a "get a call when it comes in to pick one up"?

GeekLawyer
Mar 17, 2011, 08:35 AM
Today.

From what I can tell, the rumors of how they manage their daily stock are true. Whatever shipment they get today, they will hold for tomorrow. They make up tickets and each iPad available. Sometime before 9, they start handing those tickets out to people in line. At 9 their payments systems come up and they can begin selling to ticket-holders.

The tickets were gone well before 9. I barely got the model I wanted. If I'd been 10 minutes later showing up this morning, I wouldn't have gotten anything but an apology from Apple workers.

If you want one, I'd say get there on a morning well before 9. 8 seems safe. But as this information spreads, earlier than 8 is advised.

TheDoct0r
Mar 17, 2011, 07:51 PM
Ugh, I really don't want to get up and wait at the Apple Store and Saint Johns...but I've seen nothing show up at Target, and the only iPad showing in walmart doesn't exist (went to the store today). I've had one on order at Best Buy since 10am Saturday (was 3rd on the reservation list) but of course, best buy has received 0 since Friday (seriously Apple, you can't even send them 5???).

It seems I don't have much of a choice.

TheDoct0r
Mar 18, 2011, 07:32 AM
I swung by at 7:30 and there was about 40 people in line. So I guess it's waiting on Best Buy still for me.

JoJoCal19
Mar 18, 2011, 07:40 AM
I swung by at 7:30 and there was about 40 people in line. So I guess it's waiting on Best Buy still for me.

Wow one week later and there is still 40 in line at 7:30am. And to think on launch day I got there at almost 2pm and was 100th in line. Wow.

Good luck. If I were you I would plan on an early Saturday and get there at 5am. That is what time the security guards seem to let people start lining up at the St Johns Town Center Apple store.

JMGvtec03
Mar 19, 2011, 06:34 AM
Any ideas if they will have a shipment today or hold some to sell sunday morning? If not I will just have to try my luck at an orlando store while at CTIA...

ian-frs
Mar 19, 2011, 11:57 AM
I doubt they would hold anything over. But they should have stuff on monday.

TheDoct0r
Mar 22, 2011, 10:03 PM
I got my call from Best Buy today, but I had already snagged one from a Target across town.

If anybody is interested in a 16gb wifi you can have my reservation copy. We can just meet up the Avenues best buy and pick it up.

Reply here or PM me if you are interested.

-iMatt-
Mar 22, 2011, 10:29 PM
I got my call from Best Buy today, but I had already snagged one from a Target across town.

If anybody is interested in a 16gb wifi you can have my reservation copy. We can just meet up the Avenues best buy and pick it up.

Reply here or PM me if you are interested.

That's pretty noble, most people would buy it and sell it on eBay.

Zapara
Mar 23, 2011, 07:20 AM
I got my call from Best Buy today, but I had already snagged one from a Target across town.

If anybody is interested in a 16gb wifi you can have my reservation copy. We can just meet up the Avenues best buy and pick it up.

Reply here or PM me if you are interested.

Is it a 16gb wifi Black? If no one has yet sent you a PM, could you please send me the reservation copy? I would be really thankful!

I have to agree with my parents, they are now in Miami. I think they will try the Apple store in Orlando, does anyone know about their stock?

TheDoct0r
Mar 23, 2011, 07:43 AM
It was the kindness of whoever put up the Online Inventory Checker that got me the iPad I'm using now. So I figure a little kindness is in order.

Is it a 16gb wifi Black? If no one has yet sent you a PM, could you please send me the reservation copy? I would be really thankful!

I have to agree with my parents, they are now in Miami. I think they will try the Apple store in Orlando, does anyone know about their stock?
Yesterday 11:29 PM

Do you not live in the area?

TheDoct0r
Mar 23, 2011, 03:07 PM
I have until the end of today to pick it up myself, otherwise it goes on the shelf, so if you want it contact me before end of the day. And preferably well before the 9pm closing time.

Zapara
Mar 23, 2011, 03:44 PM
I have until the end of today to pick it up myself, otherwise it goes on the shelf, so if you want it contact me before end of the day. And preferably well before the 9pm closing time.

I can't get in contact with them. So I will let it pass.

How about the online inventory checker you mention in your previous post? Is it about the Apple stores?

TheDoct0r
Mar 23, 2011, 04:19 PM
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1118982

The online inventory checker. Checks best buy, walmart, and target.

JMGvtec03
Mar 27, 2011, 08:23 PM
If anyone is interested, the wal-mart in Lake City had 3 16gb wifi models in stock... About an hour drive from Jax.

ian-frs
Mar 28, 2011, 07:53 AM
Man, no iPads today for some reason... So much for daily shipments.

ddgolf
Mar 28, 2011, 11:04 AM
Man, no iPads today for some reason... So much for daily shipments.

Seems that when they have some to sell in the mornings, they are units that arrived the previous day. No shipping on Sunday=No sales on Monday morning.

Zapara
Mar 28, 2011, 12:42 PM
Seems that when they have some to sell in the mornings, they are units that arrived the previous day. No shipping on Sunday=No sales on Monday morning.

Probably Tomorrow morning there will be some :apple:.

ian-frs
Mar 28, 2011, 01:43 PM
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I hope that theory is right. I'm sick of these extra early mornings.

ddgolf
Mar 29, 2011, 10:01 PM
They had a variety of models this morning at the Apple store. I got there at 7:30am and was about 20 people back in line. The model I wanted was gone by the time they got back to me. The online inventory checker saved the day however. I checked mid day and found one at Wal Mart. picked it up after work.

Zapara
Mar 30, 2011, 06:32 AM
They had a variety of models this morning at the Apple store. I got there at 7:30am and was about 20 people back in line. The model I wanted was gone by the time they got back to me. The online inventory checker saved the day however. I checked mid day and found one at Wal Mart. picked it up after work.

Which model did you bought?

jenlevin
Mar 30, 2011, 07:01 AM
They had a variety of models this morning at the Apple store. I got there at 7:30am and was about 20 people back in line. The model I wanted was gone by the time they got back to me. The online inventory checker saved the day however. I checked mid day and found one at Wal Mart. picked it up after work.

which walmart? walmart inventory has been unreliable for me thus far..

ian-frs
Mar 30, 2011, 07:04 AM
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Man. Theres a few ppl here who just buy and resell them. That sure as hell doesn't help the people that actually want one.

jenlevin
Mar 30, 2011, 09:25 AM
doesnt help me, but san jose target shows 16 and 32gb wifi black in stock right now. still looking for a white one for myself..

ian-frs
Mar 30, 2011, 01:31 PM
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They had plenty of black and white wifi this morning. Was able to get my hands on a white one. Go about 730-8 and your almost guaranteed what you want.

Zapara
Mar 30, 2011, 02:30 PM
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They had plenty of black and white wifi this morning. Was able to get my hands on a white one. Go about 730-8 and your almost guaranteed what you want.
At the apple store?

MacDaddy08
Mar 30, 2011, 08:25 PM
I was able to get my 16gb black model today at the Target on San Jose Blvd. I used the online Target checker: http://www.ipad2locator.com/#32223 and found it in stock this afternoon. I'm writing this post from it.

Now I just need my Treegloo case and Phatntomskinz cover to come in and I'll be set!

ian-frs
Mar 30, 2011, 10:09 PM
At the apple store?

Ya, it seems like apple has more and more units for sale.

Zapara
Mar 31, 2011, 02:55 AM
Ya, it seems like apple has more and more units for sale.

Which model? I'm looking for a 16GB WiFi black.

Maybe it sounds strange, but I want my iPad 2 from an Apple Store. It sounds crazy to me to buy an iPad 2 at a Wall Mart or a Target. It's the same as buying my clothes at a Best Buy :P.

Best Buy is the second option for me to get one.

MacDaddy08
Mar 31, 2011, 07:20 AM
Which model? I'm looking for a 16GB WiFi black.

Maybe it sounds strange, but I want my iPad 2 from an Apple Store. It sounds crazy to me to buy an iPad 2 at a Wall Mart or a Target. It's the same as buying my clothes at a Best Buy :P.

Best Buy is the second option for me to get one.

Well I bought my 16GB Wifi Black yesterday from Target and I can promise you it's the same one the Apple store sells. ;)

The one on San Jose Blvd. in Mandarin still has very few available this morning according to the inventory checker so if you want one I would recommend going fast before they're all gone.

Also, Target offers $50 3 year insurance on it if you buy it from them that covers all kinds of damage that might occur, even accidental. The only thing it doesn't cover is theft or if you lose the iPad. In order to get a replacement you have to have the physical iPad in hand, even if it's smashed and in pieces. I'm trying to get my wife's White 16GB Wifi from them as well just so I can get the $50 insurance, if it covers accidental damage you can't beat it.

jenlevin
Mar 31, 2011, 08:37 AM
target also had their credit card which gets you an extra 5% off (you can also do this with a target debit card which i believe pulls directly from your normal checking account. haven't looked into that one though.) saves you $25 on the 16. i'm waiting out target for the model i want for that reason and because waiting in line @ apple with a one and a half year old is not my kind of party.

Zapara
Mar 31, 2011, 10:31 AM
Today I bought mine at the Apple Store. It was quite a row but I got the model which was my second choice (16GB was number 1, now I got 32GB)

MacDaddy08
Apr 1, 2011, 07:17 AM
What kind of lines are forming outside the Apple store in the morning now? How early?

Now that I was able to get my 16GB Black Wifi Wednesday my wife is super jealous and wants her 16GB Wifi White model. I was thinking of getting up early and waiting outside Apple for one tomorrow morning but I want to know how early I should get there.

Zapara
Apr 1, 2011, 07:42 AM
What kind of lines are forming outside the Apple store in the morning now? How early?

Now that I was able to get my 16GB Black Wifi Wednesday my wife is super jealous and wants her 16GB Wifi White model. I was thinking of getting up early and waiting outside Apple for one tomorrow morning but I want to know how early I should get there.

Yesterday I was at the Apple Store at 8:00 / 8:30 AM

ddgolf
Apr 1, 2011, 01:06 PM
Which model did you bought?

64g AT&T Black

ddgolf
Apr 1, 2011, 01:07 PM
which walmart? walmart inventory has been unreliable for me thus far..

It was the Wal-Mart next to JIA