Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 19, 2012, 12:13 PM   #1
iBreatheApple
macrumors 68020
 
iBreatheApple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Florida
Went to get a Mini from Best Buy...

...and not only did they not have any stock, they had stopped reservations, and not only that, they stopped taking names to call people when they had more reservation spots. I was told it could be months. You are also unable to purchase only anymore.

I chose Best Buy because I don't need a Mini and was going to take advantage of the 0% on my card. I knew this would be quite popular this holiday but geez.
__________________
Steven Jobs was nothing less than brilliant. His vision to change the world was genuinely inspiring.
iBreatheApple is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 12:14 PM   #2
GoCubsGo
macrumors Nehalem
 
GoCubsGo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
No stock? Total bummer dude.
GoCubsGo is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 12:59 PM   #3
wytwolf
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
My local best buy never took names. Its been first com first serve. The worst thing is the mini's usually come in on apple drop shipments and not on the usually weekly trucks. They couldn't give me a definite answer on when and how many the would be getting until the receive them.
wytwolf is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:04 PM   #4
AmyK
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
I ordered mine from the AT&T store (I wanted the $100 off deal) and they told me it could be 3 weeks... at the time I was fine with that, now it's driving me crazy and it hasn't been a week.
__________________
Amy
iMac 27" (2010), MB Pro 13" (2011), iPad 3 (2012), iPhone 5, iPad Mini: Wishlist... MB Air, New iMac
AmyK is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:14 PM   #5
calaverasgrande
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: ?
Bummer. But arent Minis having flickering video issues with the HDMI?
I'd have a hard time justifying one of those in light of that.
calaverasgrande is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:30 PM   #6
b-rad g
macrumors 6502a
 
b-rad g's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by calaverasgrande View Post
Bummer. But arent Minis having flickering video issues with the HDMI?
I'd have a hard time justifying one of those in light of that.
Hahahaha!! The 2012 Mac Mini was having some flickering issues that I had heard about, but I believe it has been resolved since then. But no such issus with the iPad Mini. Lol!
b-rad g is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:27 PM   #7
pooleman
macrumors 65816
 
pooleman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Eastern CT
Quote:
Originally Posted by AmyK View Post
I ordered mine from the AT&T store (I wanted the $100 off deal) and they told me it could be 3 weeks... at the time I was fine with that, now it's driving me crazy and it hasn't been a week.
Whats the $100 off deal?
__________________
Mac Mini (latest model), iBook G4, Mac Mini (mid 2007), iPhone, iPhone 4, ATV3, iPad 2, iPad Mini, iPad Air.
pooleman is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:40 PM   #8
AmyK
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by pooleman View Post
Whats the $100 off deal?
AT&T is offering $100 off any tablet through the end of December... but you have to sign a two year contract. For me that wasn't a big deal it's adding $15 a month.
__________________
Amy
iMac 27" (2010), MB Pro 13" (2011), iPad 3 (2012), iPhone 5, iPad Mini: Wishlist... MB Air, New iMac
AmyK is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 03:04 PM   #9
studmule
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by AmyK View Post
I ordered mine from the AT&T store (I wanted the $100 off deal) and they told me it could be 3 weeks... at the time I was fine with that, now it's driving me crazy and it hasn't been a week.
I lucked out and happened into an AT&T store right after they got a couple 32 GB minis in stock. I got the 100 bucks off, and I get a discount on the data because I already get a discount on my iphone plan because of who I work for.
studmule is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:19 PM   #10
ActionableMango
macrumors 68040
 
ActionableMango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by iBreatheApple View Post
...and not only did they not have any stock, they had stopped reservations, and not only that, they stopped taking names
Ah, yet more evidence for those who believe the iPad Mini does not exist.
ActionableMango is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 02:22 PM   #11
SnowLeopard OSX
macrumors 6502a
 
SnowLeopard OSX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Southern California
Getting a mini (both in store and online) is pretty much impossible right now.
__________________
iPad |4th gen Black/ 32GB/ iOS 8.0
iMac |G4 1.0 GHz/ 1.25 GHz PPCG4 (7445)
iPod |Classic Black/ 80GB|U2 edition 20GB
iPhone |4S White/16GB/ iOS 7.0|3G White/16GB iOS 8.0
SnowLeopard OSX is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 03:44 PM   #12
Megalobyte
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Florida
Couldn't find any, and I tried. Called every walmart, SAMs club, best buy, apple store, radio shack anywhere near me, I think I found an LTE 64 GB, but I wanted a white wifi 16 for my wife.

Ended up taking a chance, ordered it on apples website. Said it was scheduled to arrive the 26th, but it came today, the 19th. A full week early. This might be your best bet. They're also extending the 14 day return window, though I forget what day in early Jan is the cut off.
Megalobyte is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 03:51 PM   #13
rmhop81
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Dallas, Tx
Quote:
Originally Posted by iBreatheApple View Post
...and not only did they not have any stock, they had stopped reservations, and not only that, they stopped taking names to call people when they had more reservation spots. I was told it could be months. You are also unable to purchase only anymore.

I chose Best Buy because I don't need a Mini and was going to take advantage of the 0% on my card. I knew this would be quite popular this holiday but geez.
did you go in looking for a base 16gb mini?

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by iBreatheApple View Post
How do you check available open box items?
go to http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....2090&type=page

and type in your zip and find your closest store. then there is a link off of that page to look at open box items/clearance
__________________
MBA|11.6"|128GB iPad rMini|32GB|LTE iPhone 6+|64GB Apple TV Time Capsule
rmhop81 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 04:00 PM   #14
iBreatheApple
Thread Starter
macrumors 68020
 
iBreatheApple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Florida
Quote:
Originally Posted by rmhop81 View Post
did you go in looking for a base 16gb mini?


But all they had was a black 64GB.
__________________
Steven Jobs was nothing less than brilliant. His vision to change the world was genuinely inspiring.
iBreatheApple is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 04:32 PM   #15
maverick22
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by rmhop81 View Post
did you go in looking for a base 16gb mini?

----------



go to http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....2090&type=page

and type in your zip and find your closest store. then there is a link off of that page to look at open box items/clearance
Thanks, I had no idea you could search open box items. My local store has a 32 black wifi for $400. Not bad.

Last edited by maverick22; Dec 19, 2012 at 04:38 PM.
maverick22 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 04:38 PM   #16
SnowLeopard2008
macrumors 603
 
SnowLeopard2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Silicon Valley
Send a message via AIM to SnowLeopard2008
I dob't get why people don't buy from Apple Store either online or retail. They have lots of stock.
__________________
Mac Pro | Thunderbolt Display | iPhone 6 Plus | iPad mini | Apple TV | AirPort Extreme
SnowLeopard2008 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 05:15 PM   #17
iBreatheApple
Thread Starter
macrumors 68020
 
iBreatheApple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Florida
Quote:
Originally Posted by SnowLeopard2008 View Post
I dob't get why people don't buy from Apple Store
You'd get it if you read the OP.
__________________
Steven Jobs was nothing less than brilliant. His vision to change the world was genuinely inspiring.
iBreatheApple is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 05:28 PM   #18
SnowLeopard2008
macrumors 603
 
SnowLeopard2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Silicon Valley
Send a message via AIM to SnowLeopard2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by iBreatheApple View Post
You'd get it if you read the OP.
I didn't get the 0% reference.
__________________
Mac Pro | Thunderbolt Display | iPhone 6 Plus | iPad mini | Apple TV | AirPort Extreme
SnowLeopard2008 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 20, 2012, 09:50 PM   #19
BrainZ
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Just picked up a 16GB White wi-fi at my local Best Buy. I just went off the in store availability page (works on the iPad version of the site or by pasting the SKU into the URL for another item). 1st store sold out 5 min before I got there, next had 6 left and three people picked them up while I was there (be sure to talk to the laptop/tablet people, customer service is clueless). Each store got about a dozen. I wanted one from Best Buy for the $50 off $100 Halo deal from Amex.
BrainZ is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 05:02 PM   #20
iBreatheApple
Thread Starter
macrumors 68020
 
iBreatheApple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Florida
Quote:
Originally Posted by rmhop81 View Post
[/COLOR]

go to http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....2090&type=page

and type in your zip and find your closest store. then there is a link off of that page to look at open box items/clearance
WOW, THANK YOU! Never knew you could do this either. Mine has a Black 32GB for $400. So tempting. Though I was set on a white for cosmetic longevity purposes... What to do, what to do.
__________________
Steven Jobs was nothing less than brilliant. His vision to change the world was genuinely inspiring.
iBreatheApple is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 05:12 PM   #21
flavr
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by iBreatheApple View Post
WOW, THANK YOU! Never knew you could do this either. Mine has a Black 32GB for $400. So tempting. Though I was set on a white for cosmetic longevity purposes... What to do, what to do.
Those open box items don't last long and Best Buy.com is not current when listing them...in other words there is a 90% chance that open box mini is not available at that store anymore and if it is, a 90% chance it won't still be there when you get there...
flavr is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 21, 2012, 12:13 AM   #22
tymaster50
macrumors 68030
 
tymaster50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New Jersey
this might be crazy but I think Apple intentionally understocks their products, to increase demand. What fun would it be if there were enough iPad Mini's for everyone? lol
tymaster50 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 21, 2012, 12:24 AM   #23
Steveo13
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New York
I don't know why everyone is having trouble finding them. There are so many where I live they are falling off the shelves. Even on launch day, the stores had full stock. My local best buy had one person waiting on line early.
__________________
24" iMac 3.06 GHz15" Macbook Pro 2.53GHz i5iPhone 4S 64GB (VZ)iPad3 64GB LTE (VZ)Apple TV3iPod mini 6GB
Steveo13 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 21, 2012, 06:54 AM   #24
Rogifan
macrumors G3
 
Rogifan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by tymaster50 View Post
this might be crazy but I think Apple intentionally understocks their products, to increase demand. What fun would it be if there were enough iPad Mini's for everyone? lol
Yeah because they don't want to acually sell them or anything. They just want people to go to the stores or online and get frustrated because there are none in stock and they'll have nothing to put under the Christmas tree.
__________________
"I have a very optimistic view of individuals. As individuals, people are inherently good. I have a somewhat more pessimistic view of people in groups." -- Steve Jobs , Wired interview
Rogifan is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 06:28 PM   #25
scorpio1973
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by rmhop81 View Post
did you go in looking for a base 16gb mini?

----------



go to http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....2090&type=page

and type in your zip and find your closest store. then there is a link off of that page to look at open box items/clearance
Thanks for the link! I had no idea you could do this. I am thinking I might upgrade my 3rd gen iPad and it's fun to look and see what they have.
scorpio1973 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will the iPAD MINI 2 have 'retina' display and A6? Should I wait to buy the mini? saintforlife iPad 71 Jun 26, 2014 07:23 PM
Why would anyone buy iPad2 when you can buy iPad mini? Frozzie iPad 32 Sep 25, 2013 03:30 AM
if i buy a SATA II 1TB drive for 09 mini, will it b useful in 2013 mini also madeirabhoy Mac mini 3 Aug 15, 2013 01:56 AM
All iPads: I own an iPad 3. Is it dumb to buy a mini or mini 2? princebig7 iPad 31 Jul 12, 2013 08:19 PM
New base Mini vs Latest Dedicated-GPU-powered Mini - which one to buy saotomefirst Buying Tips and Advice 5 Oct 25, 2012 12:56 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:37 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC