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Old Dec 16, 2012, 01:04 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, 01:07 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, 01:13 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, 01:17 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, 01:28 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, 01:34 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, 01:44 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, 01:49 PM   #8
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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, 01:57 PM   #9
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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, 05:57 PM   #10
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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, 07:11 PM   #11
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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, 08:08 PM   #12
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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 16, 2012, 08:15 PM   #13
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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, 09:15 PM   #14
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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 16, 2012, 11:16 PM   #15
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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.
isn't it local time of the Apple store?
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 09:10 AM   #16
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Still pounding the pavement here in Columbus. I'm determined at this point to get one before Christmas for my son.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 10:51 AM   #17
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Tekserve is showing the black 16gb in stock, still no word on the white.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 11:02 AM   #18
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Tekserve is showing the black 16gb in stock, still no word on the white.
And Tekserve is reputable?
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 11:05 AM   #19
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As far as what I can tell from people on here:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1496505

I need a white or else I would not hesitate to order from them.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:24 PM   #20
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Yeah, I just called there. They have tons and tons of blacks, but no whites until after Christmas. Well, the search continues.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:37 PM   #21
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I broke down and went with the black/slate.

Was a little leary of ordering from a place in NYC I had never heard of but if there have been multiple orders by MacRumors people, I'm sure it's fine.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:28 PM   #22
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I broke down and went with the black/slate.

Was a little leary of ordering from a place in NYC I had never heard of but if there have been multiple orders by MacRumors people, I'm sure it's fine.
You and me both
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 03:02 PM   #23
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And Tekserve is reputable?
I purchased 2 minis from them in the past month. They were wonderful in all regards.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 03:32 PM   #24
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And Tekserve is reputable?
Ordered two A couple of 16gb wifi from them a few weeks ago. Arrived a week later. Would have arrived sooner but FedEx screwed up somehow. At any rate, Tekserv is excellent. Didn't have to pay shipping or tax either.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 04:03 PM   #25
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I got my 16gb black mini using the apple site after 1AM EST. I am in the east and I was able to get it for pick up the next day around 1:10AM they said every night they are unsure of what they will get.
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