All iPads In Store Search now working

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jedolley, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2009
    It appears status for cellular iPad 4 and iPad minis has changed to "Out of Stock Online" and allows you to search for in store stock. Hopefully this will make it easier for some to find one and should reduce having to speak with clueless BB employees.
  2. macrumors 68040

    Nov 12, 2012
    Tried before you posted and it didn't work. It does now and I'll alert some friends who are still trying to get one. Thanks!
  3. PureComplexity, Nov 19, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2012

    macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2011
    I hope they get more non-celluar models in stock sometime soon, or at least a "Sold Out Online", so that the availability could be checked.
  4. macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2012
  5. macrumors 65816

    Apr 13, 2006
    Good to see it finally working but has me wondering why these stores aren't stocked up. Is there a supply shortage? I'm just wondering if the stores are stock piling them for Black Friday instead of selling them? I have yet to locate or hear of anyone in my area that actually found or bought one locally Target, Best Buy, or Walmart even. I think they had a few wifi models early on but the cellular models are no where to be found.

    Edit: to add that our local Sam's Club, nor the telco's seem to have them either.
  6. macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2012
    does not seem to be working for me


    I called around yesterday. There were a couple of Targets/Best Buys that had the 64 and 32. I'm looking only for 16 though.
  7. macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2011
    This is very much my problem.

    I've wanted one since my birthday yesterday, and a 16GB simply cannot be found. They seem to be quite scarce, which I suppose is common for Apple products. This however is starting to become disappointing.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    Try macmall. They are an Authorized Apple reseller. And they have a lot of models in stock they have a 16 gig black Verizon LTE but they are out of their 16 gig Wi-Fi only in black-and-white but they do have the 32 gig black Wi-Fi only
  9. thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2009
    For those that are saying it's not working... Does it say "Unavailable" if so, that just means they don't have it and you can click on the "more stores" link at the bottom, but that will search stores further away. Here's a screen shot that shows one store in the Austin area having stock. My local store manager confirmed with that store that they indeed got some in...

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  10. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2007
    Does Best Buy not sell AT&T iPad minis? I'm not seeing it online.
  11. macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2007
    it doesnt look like it
  12. thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2009
    For some reason the ATT versions are not online, and I have no idea if they are in store (was not looking for ATT).
  13. macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2012
    Not sure how the user that posted the pic is getting there. When I go to BB's site, it says shipping "not available" and store pickup is "not available." There's no way to get to look at local stores' inventory.
  14. macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009
  15. macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2011
    Same... how are you guys doing this
  16. macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2010
  17. macrumors 65816

    Apr 13, 2006
    Same here. Most disappointing for sure. I still think they are holding them for Black Friday even if they keep them at normal price. Any BB employees care to comment?
  18. thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2009
    This is off topic, but another way to search for iPads...

    There is a site called which you can use to search inventory on just about anything. It works OK for iPads... I used it to locate a Sprint iPad mini at the Sprint store and then called the store to confirmed they had it. This should work on any iPad and if it does not list it on the left then it's probably not in your area. Pick another city and try again.

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