Are all best buy's supposed to open at 9?

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  1. Mjmar macrumors 65816

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    I just called my local one, and they said it opens at 10. I just want to make sure I wasn't misinformed.
     
  2. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    From all accounts, no stores are opening early. So if your store normally at 10am, that is what time they will open. They may hand out tickets earlier if there is a line, but they won't open the store until it's regular opening hours.

    Just see what the hours are on the store website and that is what time they will open.
     
  3. Mjmar thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Cool thanks. What time do you suggest getting there if they open at 10?
     
  4. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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  5. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    I honestly have no clue what to expect.
     
  6. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    Has anyone called BB and seen if they will be carrying the accessories? I'm tempted to go there to pick up the case if they have it and return/sell the one I ordered from Apple once it arrives.
     
  7. jtgreen86 macrumors member

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    They will. I stopped in the local BB today and the Apple employee was rearranging the shelves. They moved the time capsule and airport products to the router aisle and started putting more than 1 magic mouse in each of the security boxes they store them in. They also moved all of the MacBook cases over to where all of the other cases and bags are displayed.
     
  8. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    I would really, really be thrilled if Best Buy has the Keyboard Dock on Saturday.
     
  9. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    That most likely is not going to happen. Now, just to decide if i should run down there to see if I can get a case or not... Hmm.
     
  10. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    I've been seeing mixed messages about the dock, but it seems insane for first-party accessories not to be available at launch, but I suppose it's not as if Apple hasn't done it before.
     
  11. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    The dock should be there. The keyboard dock, since preorders started, has said that it would not ship til late April (15 is says for me). I just want to pick up a case because my case does not ship til the 3rd (if not later).
     
  12. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816

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    They all open at 10 oclock and will have 5 of each size... i work there
     
  13. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    You know...I didn't even realize that the Apple stores don't open until 10am on Saturday...and same for Best Buy.

    The only place I've found that opens earlier is the Apple Specialist store which opens at 9am.
     
  14. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    I'm really hoping that 5 is a worst-case scenario number. Hopefully big metropolitan areas with lots of Best Buys and one or more Apple Stores get smaller shipments, while cities that don't have a nearby Apple Store will get more units. There are many places across the country where a Best Buy may be the only place to get one without driving several hours to an Apple Store, unless you opt to buy online.
     
  15. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, the case only comes in one size... Soo, know how many cases? Maybe do an inventory check in RSS?
     
  16. dball4 macrumors regular

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    All stores no matter where they are will only get 15 iPad's. How do I know this? From the documents that went around and the email response I got back from Best Buy corporate.
     
  17. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    And accessory inventory?
     
  18. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    You may be right, but someone else who's supposedly an employee said his store was getting 40. The documents that went around, we've all seen them, employees or not. But that doesn't mean that the number 15 is gospel. We probably won't know until Saturday.
     
  19. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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    False information. Someone has already cleared this up in another thread. They're getting more. And as someone said a few posts up, it depends on if there are Apple Stores nearby or not.
     
  20. Prolif1k macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to burst your bubble, but my store is selling 60 iPads, 20 of each size. And our mini Apple Store was only just put in a month ago
     
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  22. MarkG21 macrumors regular

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    Doubt it will work but worth a try. There is no computer category and it looks like the iPad falls under the computer category for best buy. If it falls under the ipod category, it should work.
     
  23. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    Best Buys around the nation are opening at sporadic times in the 9-10AM range, depending on state/location, which is based off of sales for the store. My store is opening at 9AM.

    And to clarify, the iPad will be classified as a 'computer,' so MP3/iPod coupons will not work.
     

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