AirPods in Retail Locations

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  1. smarcotte macrumors member

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    Being 45 minutes away from the nearest Apple store I am wondering if anyone has had any luck finding airpods in retailers other than Apple Stores. Thanks.
     
  2. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Laughing out loud, same question I asked in another thread two seconds ago.
     
  3. pippakay macrumors member

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    i'm an hour and 15 minutes away from the closest apple store so I tried my local Best Buy. They hadn't even heard of air pods.

    I called the local reseller yesterday to see if they'd be getting any stock...kid on the phone said not until February, but I thought maybe he just didn't know...now I'm starting to think he knew exactly what he was talking about. oh, well.
     
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  5. pippakay macrumors member

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    I wonder, too. I hope if anyone finds one at a retail location they post. I don't feel like driving around and hitting various resellers/phone/target stores to see if anybody might have gotten one!
     
  6. sktgater macrumors newbie

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    Got mine at NYC Grand Central store this morning. They will definitely have in stock. In Grand Central, they have a lot actually (at least 100)
    They are GREAT! this is a must-get
     
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  8. CrystalPepsi macrumors regular

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    I was fifth in line (I got in line at 8:05am) in Indy this morning and was able to buy a pair without issue. The lady attempting to purchase some in the store next to me (she was several places behind me in line) was out of luck, though. My sales person didn't know how many pair they had or didn't want to divulge. My guess is that it was much less than 100. :(
     
  9. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    Depends on the store. I live really close to the Greenville, SC location and they had 5 sets of Airpods come in. Nowhere near the amount the more popular locations received.
     
  10. jsmitty macrumors regular

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    I was first in line at 7:20 at the Northlake Apple in charlotte and about 10 people by opening. They wouldn't disclose how many they received but said they would be out in 5 mins.
     

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  11. pippakay macrumors member

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    actually, I was hoping to hear from anyone who found a pair at a location that is NOT an Apple store, rather at an authorized resellers…

    thanks to bhayes444 for the Greenville update, though, I kind of figured that was the case.
     
  12. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    Geesh, i'd feel so silly calling an Apple store and asking for this.

    Then again, not that silly.....calling now. :)
     
  13. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Best Buy would get them dropped shipped by whatever carrier they use, they would not go to warehouses first is what the Apple rep in my store said so nobody would have any advanced info. Either they get a delivery or not.

    All retailers, not just Apple were suppose they get some this week is what the front page news article stated last week.
    --- Post Merged, Dec 19, 2016 ---
    Apple Store?
     
  14. Korican100 macrumors 6502a

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    ugh i was just in NYC for vacay, and now back in Columbus, GA. an hour and 15 minutes from closest apple store. Why didn't they release a week earlier! FML!

    i have to wait to January 12th for apple to ship them to me :(
     
  15. its93rc macrumors 6502

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    The BB next to my house ALWAYS get Apple products before Apple (Pencil, iPad stock, MB stock,) so I'll check in a few hours and report back.
     
  16. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Got a set of 2 at local Apple store. 20 people in line at opening. Associates were clapping as we enter the store with some of them holding a box of AirPods. This was one of their flagship stores so I figure they has ~50 in stock.... gone in just a few minutes.
     
  17. Antgb84 macrumors 6502

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    I thought it'd be absolute lunatic of an idea but I think I might try a local Apple store before its opening this morning to try my luck getting these.

    Never done this or lined up for an Apple product before on its actual store release day.
     
  18. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    Local Apple Store (Holyoke, MA) was already sold out by the time I got there, ~20 minutes after opening.

    Does anyone know if for launches like this stock usually comes in every day, or would there be a few days between shipments?
     
  19. caseystephen macrumors newbie

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    Nothing available at the Apple Store here in Winnipeg, Canada
     
  20. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    I'm not even going to try until after the holiday. Timing couldn't be worse (or better, depending).
     
  21. Antgb84 macrumors 6502

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    Nothing eh... I'll try shortly at my local store on the West coast.
     
  22. hr10 macrumors member

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    Damn I thought every store will get the first batch today
     
  23. clunkmess macrumors 6502a

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    Don't wait! Mine is January 12 delivery also, that's why i'm in line right now!
     
  24. SaintsMac macrumors 6502

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    My local Apple Store did not receive any stock at all! At least the guy was nice enough to tell folks so we were not waiting out in the cold!
     
  25. tekchic macrumors 65816

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    Apple Arrowhead Phoenix got about 14 pairs in, all 7 people ahead each bought 2. Back to Jan 12th.
     

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