iPad mini Any chance of getting the Mini in retail stores?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Hooterville, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Hooterville macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2012
    Any chance of purchasing the Mini before Christmas anywhere or is eBay the only hope? :rolleyes:
  2. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    use the reserve system. It works. after 10pm reserve the mini you want for in store pickup the next day.
  3. JeffMorse, Nov 20, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012

    JeffMorse macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010
    Agreed. Last night at 2am I logged on and bought it online for a store pickup this morning.
  4. Knowimagination macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2010
    I called several best buy stores today and one of them had just received 10 white wifi 16 gigs so I snatched one up.

    Also of the 5 stores I called 4 of them had at least a couple 64gig minis in stock
  5. lkw15 macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2012
    I was in an HH Gregg today and they had about 10 in stock.
  6. aristobrat macrumors G4

    Oct 14, 2005
    This ^^^

    I just added various (but not all) sized wifi-only and 3g minis to my cart, and the Apple Store near me had all of the ones I tried in stock.
  7. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    My local Target has had the 32gb and 64gb wifi in both colors every time I go in. Always sold out of 16gb though. If you're not having luck, try Target.
  8. AdonisSMU macrumors 601

    Oct 23, 2010
    Also tekserv is a good place to start. They are authorized by Apple as well.
  9. Hooterville thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2012
    Yea, I don't have an Apple store within 100 miles of me. I'll keep trying HHGREGG, Best Buy and Target. Thanks.
  10. fairoasis macrumors member

    May 5, 2010
    I returned my WiFi black 32 GB to Best Buy this morning and scored an identical LTE version. Check the Best Buy site at night and then call when they open. They held it for me.
  11. maverick22 macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2012
    yeah Best Buy's inventory search online seems to work for cellular models only. Wonder why you can't for wifi only models.
  12. The Catalyst macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2009
    Best Buy received a full shipment of Mini's today -- My local store had wifi, at/t, and verizon versions in stock this afternoon.
  13. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    San Jose (CA)
    Well you could always order one and have it delivered. The estimated time is 2 weeks right now which is before Christmas.
  14. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2007
    you can call macmall and order one. They have them in stock and you can get it overnighted if you want to
  15. hyteckit Guest

    Jul 29, 2007
    Depends on the color and storage size. 16gb seems very hard to get. 64gb seems much easier to get.
  16. aricher macrumors 68020


    Feb 20, 2004
    Just reserved a 64 GB LTE AT&T here in Chicago, all area stores showed most models in-stock
  17. reckless2k2 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2008
    You may want to check Walmart too. They've been in my area at Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and a nearby Apple store. It might be since there are a lot of choices in my area too.

    Greater Philadelphia area.
  18. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

    Jul 7, 2008
    US of A
    Just ordered VZW LTE 16G BLK from them and sent back my Apple purchased one (I wanted 16GB anyway, originally got 32). Best part was NO SALES TAX (to NJ).
  19. Hooterville thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2012
    OK, If I purchase the one with cellular for Verizon I don't have to start any new service contracts like I did with the iPhone 5?

    Can't I just use it on my expensive "Share Everything" plan?

    Not to up on these Minis with cell.
  20. duneriderltr450 macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2012
    I just got back from Walmart and picked up a white 16gb. It was the last one in stock.
  21. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2012
    San Francisco Bay Area, California
    You are correct. You add it to your Share Everything plan and remove it from the plan at any time. I don't think Verizon charges an activation fee either (might be wrong on this).
  22. Jacoblee23 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2011
    Is it possible to add a verizon ipad to a share everything plan if I already got a brand new sim for it either online or via phone, or does it have to be in a store? I tried to activate my mom's ipad 3 in verizon( russel cellular) store, and they said that they didn't know how to do it, but gave me a SIM card.
  23. ScottNWDW macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    I checked Target.com and when you choose an item you can see what stores in your area have it in stock. Saw my local Target had the one I wanted in stock and went and picked it up. Use your red card and save 5% on top of it.

    Then went across the street to the Mall and bought the Smart Cover I wanted at the Apple store and got a discount on that because of the corporate discount program they have with my company.

    Got the 64gb black wi-fi one with the product red Smart Cover.

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