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Old Nov 8, 2012, 12:21 AM   #76
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After trying since Saturday night was finally able to get a 16 gig white. !!!
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 12:41 AM   #77
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I don't know where these are coming from either. I asked someone at the store if she would recommend coming in close to closing hours to wait to purchase leftovers instead of having them throw them on the site.

I am doubtful of an email tomorrow morning about my pickup.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 08:16 AM   #78
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So I think I finally scored a 16GB black mini last night!

This was my fourth night in a row to try the online reservation system, so I am still a bit skeptical and am ready for something to go wrong. After submitting my order I did quickly receive an email from Apple saying they are processing my order, but I still have yet to receive the email telling me it is ready for pick-up today. So I have my fingers crossed and will play the waiting game.

Interestingly enough, the previous three nights I saw inventory show up online immediately at 10pm, but last night I only saw more 32GB models show up at 10. I assumed I was again screwed, but I kept clicking and then around 10:05 many of the stores near me finally showed stock of 16GB black. I was pretty stunned. So I did my best to snatch one up. We'll see if it worked or not.

Hey OrangeBlueDevil, did you find one in Houston yet?
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 08:30 AM   #79
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Has anybody found that the only allocate so many for 10pm reservations? Or is it they put all their stock on there? Was wondering if they actually had walk-in stock?
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 09:32 AM   #80
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Finally found a 16gb black in Boston last night around 10:05pm. Got a ready for pickup email around 9am this morning.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 11:30 AM   #81
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Has anybody found that the only allocate so many for 10pm reservations? Or is it they put all their stock on there? Was wondering if they actually had walk-in stock?
They somehow had walk-in stock at my Apple Store after I tried reserving the night before.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 11:41 AM   #82
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They somehow had walk-in stock at my Apple Store after I tried reserving the night before.
I doubt they release the full stock to the pickup in-store system. Walk-in traffic is very important to Apple, especially considering the premium they place on retail locations.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 12:04 PM   #83
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They somehow had walk-in stock at my Apple Store after I tried reserving the night before.
Got there at 10am, walked in and asked for a 16gb they said they had one left. Wasn't showing up last night. Good thing I went and checked.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 11:01 PM   #84
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Walked by the store today, and decided to walk in and ask them. Surprisingly they had all models in stock (except 3g ofc.)
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 06:29 AM   #85
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When I spoke to my local apple store they said they have on a daily basis stock for the reservation system and stock for walk ins. I got my 16gig white mini through the reservation system. It didn't come up at my local store so I just got it at the first store that said it had it.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 09:53 AM   #86
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Successfully picked-up my reserve iPad Mini 16GB black last night after work. Definitely loving it. And it's nice to know that the reservation system did actually work for me. I had my doubts, but after several nights of trying, the fourth night was the charm. I was in and out of the store in about 7 minutes.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 10:42 AM   #87
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I tried reserving a black 32GB online before 10pm, no luck. Tried again at 11, nope. One more time after 12, YES! So today I pick it up in store. Will they hold it the entire day? I can't get to the store til later tonight.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 02:07 PM   #88
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Yes I got mine. Just keep trying. Use both the app and the website. Set up Express Checkout.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 04:19 PM   #89
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I tried reserving a black 32GB online before 10pm, no luck. Tried again at 11, nope. One more time after 12, YES! So today I pick it up in store. Will they hold it the entire day? I can't get to the store til later tonight.
I called Apple about this but accidentally got routed through to their call center. The person I asked there said they would hold reserved items in the store for 7 days. I didn't believe this was true for an in-demand launch product, so I tried again and got through to someone at the actual store. They wouldn't tell me a specific deadline, but seemed like it wasn't a beat-the-clock kind of situation. I said I thought I could be there by 7pm or so, and they said it was no problem, of course this may vary by store. If you can't get there before 6-7pm after reserving one, then I would call your store and find out how long they will hold it, just to be safe.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 04:53 PM   #90
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I called Apple about this but accidentally got routed through to their call center. The person I asked there said they would hold reserved items in the store for 7 days. I didn't believe this was true for an in-demand launch product, so I tried again and got through to someone at the actual store. They wouldn't tell me a specific deadline, but seemed like it wasn't a beat-the-clock kind of situation. I said I thought I could be there by 7pm or so, and they said it was no problem, of course this may vary by store. If you can't get there before 6-7pm after reserving one, then I would call your store and find out how long they will hold it, just to be safe.
Thanks. Called my store and they said they will hold it for 2 weeks, lol. I'll go tomorrow morning and not deal with the traffic tonight!
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 09:24 AM   #91
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Anyone have any luck last night?

I think I'm gonna try to walk in and get one.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 09:20 PM   #92
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I walked into my local store shortly after opening today but they have none of any model in stock, hadn't gotten a shipment. Haven't seen anything available for pickup at any store within maybe ~100 miles on the website or app all week.

Update 11/12: I checked at about 9:58pm and saw 16GB Wifi black models in stock at several nearby stores and placed an order on one.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 07:49 AM   #93
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So this is a fairly frustrating way to get one, but I lucked out last night. Here is what I found from trying for the past 4 nights:

- The actual option for store pickup appeared around 9:40PM EST. I don't know if the inventory was actually refreshed at that point, but you could start checking.

- Availability was extremely limited. Over 4 nights I checked about 60 stores (3 different zip codes). Over those 4 nights I saw a total of 3 stores (out of 60) that briefly had availability for a 16gb mini.

- The timing for when an actual store showed available was random. One night I found a store listed at 9:55. Last night mine showed up at 10:06. So it definitely doesn't refresh for everyone at 10:00PM exactly.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:21 AM   #94
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I have a mini that I was thinking of returning. There is a sharp raised edge where the champher meets the glass on the upper left side. If I bring it back to apple store what are the odds that I will walk out with a replacement? Is it better to do a full return and get a new one or to just get a replacement t under the warranty? Is this too small an issue for apple to even care about?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:34 AM   #95
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^ I'm sure they have few in stock. Last Thursday I went to the Apple store to exchange my ipad mini 16 GB to ipad mini 32 GB and they had it in stock. Didn't had to reserve for an exchange.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 10:50 AM   #96
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^ I'm sure they have few in stock. Last Thursday I went to the Apple store to exchange my ipad mini 16 GB to ipad mini 32 GB and they had it in stock. Didn't had to reserve for an exchange.
I'm at the apple store now setting up my iPad mini 32 gb. Even though there are non in stock the apple store keeps a few of each on hand for situations of exchange or replacement. So it worked out. I also returned the POS Smart Cover some I need to go look for a case now.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 10:26 PM   #97
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I finally got a white 16GB mini in Dallas today. Reserved it last night. I started checking around 9:55pm and one finally showed up at the Stonebriar mall in Frisco at 10:04pm. This was my third or fourth night checking inventory. Pretty painless process overall.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 11:56 PM   #98
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hope this helps someone:

called and ordered a 16gb black from MacMall yesterday morning. Was delivered 26 hours later.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 09:48 AM   #99
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hope this helps someone:

called and ordered a 16gb black from MacMall yesterday morning. Was delivered 26 hours later.
How much is shipping and do they charge sales tax?

Edit: Found out free shipping is 3-7 days and no sales tax. ^^Did you pay the $12 2 day shipping or choose free ground?

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 11:53 AM   #100
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Ordered from macmall just now. I am in Indiana. I will post when I receive it...I opted for the free UPS ground.
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