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Old Dec 16, 2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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Best chance for getting a 16gb wifi iPad mini?

White or Black, don't care.

Anyone have any inside knowledge or helpful hints on where to check?

I have checked all B&M stores in my area. No luck online. Apple's delivery date is by the 28th.

I probably procrastinated too long to get one prior to Christmas without going the ebay route.

Any suggestions are welcome.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 02:07 PM   #2
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Craigslist if you're OK with paying a little extra ($30-50).

Order from MacMall and pay $30 for overnight delivery.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 02:13 PM   #3
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I live on Modesto, Ca and the Apple Store has all the models regularly in stock, so does Target and Best Buy in my area.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 02:17 PM   #4
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Craigslist if you're OK with paying a little extra ($30-50).

Order from MacMall and pay $30 for overnight delivery.
MacMall appears to be out of stock of the 16gb wifi model.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 02:28 PM   #5
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Order it from apple I just did and it took with shipping 3 days.

That way you have your choice on color and size
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 02:34 PM   #6
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Order it from apple I just did and it took with shipping 3 days.

That way you have your choice on color and size
What day did you order and what day did it ship?
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 02:44 PM   #7
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You might give milo.com a try for tracking one down local to you. Otherwise I'd try reserving one with Apple after 10 pm.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:15 PM   #8
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Is 10pm when the Apple in-store availability status is updated??

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You might give milo.com a try for tracking one down local to you. Otherwise I'd try reserving one with Apple after 10 pm.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 10:15 PM   #9
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Is 10pm when the Apple in-store availability status is updated??
Yes, 10pm Pacific.

Edit to add: I think your best bet is download the Apple Store App and keep refreshing that about that time. I haven't actually done this but have seen others post that they did.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 12:03 PM   #10
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What day did you order and what day did it ship?
They had a wait time of 1 week. I ordered it on 12/10/12 and it shipped out from China on 12/12/12 and got it on 12/14/12

Was very quick
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 12:16 PM   #11
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They had a wait time of 1 week. I ordered it on 12/10/12 and it shipped out from China on 12/12/12 and got it on 12/14/12

Was very quick
I just experienced the same. Ordered on the Apple website on Sunday morning. Got a notification this morning that it shipped already. Scheduled for delivery on Thursday. Great gift day before the world ends.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:10 PM   #12
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Called tekserve, they apologized & will be sending a new mini via overnight at no extra shipping cost. Glad it's been sorted.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 11:53 AM   #13
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I just experienced the same. Ordered on the Apple website on Sunday morning. Got a notification this morning that it shipped already. Scheduled for delivery on Thursday. Great gift day before the world ends.
Turns out the mini is arriving today and not tomorrow. Three-day shipping. Pretty incredible considering the Apple site initially indicated I'd get it on the 28th.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 02:49 PM   #14
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Order it from apple I just did and it took with shipping 3 days.

That way you have your choice on color and size
Was it showing availability times of one week like it currently does? I placed an order yesterday. Would be great to get it before Christmas.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 02:57 PM   #15
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Was it showing availability times of one week like it currently does? I placed an order yesterday. Would be great to get it before Christmas.
I am interested in order/ship times as well from Apple. I ordered 32 gig WiFi units for myself and my wife, hoping the Dec 28th date is just a general advisory date and we'll get them before Christmas. I will admit that I chose 32 gig units even though 16s would have sufficed just in hopes they would get here this week.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 06:57 PM   #16
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Did you try Tekserve in NY? www.tekserve.com

I got ours there last week; great service
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:11 PM   #17
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Did you try Tekserve in NY? www.tekserve.com

I got ours there last week; great service
I talked to tekserve on Friday; no 16gb until after the holidays (not sure if I asked for black or white, I need both)
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:08 PM   #18
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I talked to tekserve on Friday; no 16gb until after the holidays (not sure if I asked for black or white, I need both)
I called them today and they said they would have stock back in tomorrow.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 06:07 PM   #19
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Ordered mine online after i went to all 3 apple stores in the city... I ordered friday around 1pm, and should receive it this Wednesday... Easy as pie!
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Placing the order didn't even take 5 minutes.

They also have a 2 day shipping option for $12 if you want to get it this week.

I really wanted the 16gb wifi, but they're sold out everywhere. Was contemplating getting the 16gb LTE, so thrilled MR folks found this store!
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