Anyone reserve the iPad 2 at BB?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by xXSL1MXx, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. xXSL1MXx, Mar 12, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2011

    xXSL1MXx macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2009
    I did, and they gave me a $100 Gift card. What I don't understand is if that is whats going towards the iPad or if that's an "extra" $100 just for reserving it. I asked and she said that it was the "incentive". Not sure what she meant by that...:apple:

    BTW I'm the 2nd person who preordered the entire day! I get dipps on the next shipment!
  2. Justin Luck macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2011
    I was at BB today and the guy said I need to pay them $100 as a deposit. They gave you money instead? Pretty cool.
  3. bwrairen macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    I think that means you get first "dibbs".
  4. xXSL1MXx thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2009
    Nah, I gave them $100 and they gave me a $100 gift card back. She said it was as an incentive... idk
  5. Justin Luck macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2011
    Anyone else have this happen? I would happily pre-order if this is the case.
  6. Cutwolf macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2010
    I reserved mine with a $100 gift card and they had to transfer it to another $100 gift card and gave that gift card to me. No clue why, but they gave me the gift card, a receipt, and a flyer with which one I had reserved stapled to it.
  7. mgford11 macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2010
    Reserved one to replace my 32gb white with dead pixels from launch day.
  8. Pared macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2007
    I'm pretty sure that your $100 reserve is now a gift card that you put towards the purchase.
  9. ECJ macrumors 6502


    Jul 5, 2006
    Memphis, TN
    Yes, the $100 that you pay goes towards the purchase of the iPad, BUT this gift card is totally refundable. So, no risk to you.

    I reserved a 32GB 3G (AT&T) at one, and took the same gift card to another Best Buy and reserved the 64Gb 3G (AT&T). I used the same gift card so, who ever calls first that's the one I'll pickup. I had the 32GB 3G Verizon, but in my area Verizon isn't that great and I travel abroad a lot.
  10. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    Yeah same thing happened to me. They let me reserve it yesterday at 5:05pm. They said they would call me in 24 hours. That didn't happen. I hope early next week.
  11. mgford11 macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2010
    I was told the shipments that were going to drop on saturday are going to come in on Tuesday.
  12. black743 macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2010
    Huntington, WV
    Local BB had a whole skid sitting there today, I thought they were first gens til I saw the front of the box, then the guy said they had first gens but they were in back and $100 bucks cheaper. Its showing sold out in the system, but I've heard their system hasn't been upgrading.

    By the way, its the Barboursville, WV store. I'll try to run down tomorrow, only 6 miles or so, and snap a photo or two to post if they have them.
  13. kvizzel macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2011
    wait what?

    so you have to deposit $100 to reserve the iPad.

    but Best Buy gives you a 100$ gift card?

    So does the 100 deposit go towards the iPad, and they gave you 100$?

  14. bchreng macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2005
    Do they add your name and number to a list to call once they receive more? I'm tempted to do this but want to make sure that they'll follow through with their promise.
  15. CBlake82 macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    It's all very official. I reserved the model I wanted today. The associate took out a filing box and filled out my contact info onto a flyer for my model. Rang me up for a $100 gift card used toward the purchase of iPad 2 of my choice when they get it in. Essentially the BB's are letting customers reserve their imcoming shipments instead of just stocking them as they trickle in. I'm second in line for my model of choice. Hoping for next week!
  16. bchreng macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2005
    Ah okay, thanks a bunch! I'll go ahead and reserve one tomorrow.
  17. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    Well here is to hoping that I get it next week. :). It's not a bad wait since I have an iPad 1 already :)

    Pumped about this though. Wish they could get the supply over the demand on launches, but that'll never happen, LOL
  18. hallaisen macrumors regular

    May 28, 2006
    First in line for 64gb WiFi. Im curious if BB ever receives more stock on sundays or if i can just forget about today? This wait is gonna be tough haha.
  19. war eagle macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2008
    Reserved my 16 gig white wi-fi today. Think I'm going to go to another best buy and reserve there too. I'm only going to be in the city for a week.

    Sent from my iPhone
  20. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    I reserved my AT&T 32gb @ Best Buy Mobile yesterday. They didn't know about the reservation program until I asked, so I'm getting the first one that comes in!
  21. machan macrumors regular

    May 7, 2003
    I went in late yesterday morning and reserved a 32gb Black wifi only model. I was about 6th or 7th on the list, so I'm hoping I get one this week (and also hoping it doesn't have light leaks).
  22. Jcoz macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2008
    I did, was also the 2nd that day to reserve.

    Thought the "deposit" was strange because its certainly not like most deposits.
  23. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    I'm pretty sure I'm high up on the list since most people got theirs at the Best Buy I went to, and when i reserved it, it was only 5:05. I saw maybe three people ahead of me reserving it. LOL! ;-).

    I can't wait.
  24. mikecenizal macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2008
    just got off the phone with b&h too! 498.95 shipped to my door!

    thanks OP!
  25. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009

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