Are there still lines for the new iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by shyam09, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. shyam09 macrumors 68000

    shyam09

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    This thread is rather stupid, but I am going to be purchasing my iPad tomorrow at a North County [San Diego, CA. Area] best buys. Anyway, are there still lines like there sort of was on launch day. I haven't had much time to "look" because of finals for college as well as not being 100% sure if I want an iPad and of course about all the bestbuys in my location being OOS (or so they told me).

    So just curious if I should go early tomorrow or just show up close to 10 for it. This is my first iPad and from what i have read, there haven't really been many lines out there.

    Thanks so much :)
    Hopefully I will get it tomorrow
     
  2. IllIllIll macrumors 6502a

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    Why not just call your local Best Buy and ask if they have them in stock? Asking here makes no sense.
     
  3. hakr100 macrumors 6502a

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    There were no lines and plenty of inventory at the apple store in Annapolis, MD, the other day. I walked in shortly after the store opened and was on my way in 20 minutes with a new iPad.
     
  4. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Stopped into Best Buy yesterday to get my Smart Cover. It looked like they still had a pretty good variety in stock. I didn't look to see which models they were though. This was in Dallas, Texas.
     
  5. TheMiz macrumors member

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    Walked in and out of the one in Jersey around 11am today with a brand new spanking iPad. The whole wait was the guy going into the back and getting one.
     
  6. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    No lines in the USA.

    Except maybe for scalper returns. ;)
     
  7. tekchic macrumors 65816

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    Just walked out of an Apple Store in the Arrowhead Mall today (Phoenix, AZ). No lines whatsoever, they have stock, and they're just the normal Saturday busy crowd.

    Sadly I had to make my iPad AppleCare+ genius appointment for next week, I didn't want to wait 3 hours. :)
     
  8. superspud macrumors regular

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    I got mine the day they were released. Walked up to the apple store expecting a huge crowd and there was no line at all. They still had tons of iPads as well...
     
  9. Delorean2006 macrumors 6502a

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    not at the Apple store where i go to school, I had to get my phone replaced and i saw about 4-5 people just walk in, ask for an iPad, a 2012 one, and purchase it and walk out, granted, idk what specific ones they were buying but they were the new ones and they weren't iPad 2's.
     
  10. sinser macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't see any lines here in Italy. I just saw 1 customer buying one while I was there.
     
  11. shyam09 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ahh cool It's weird since every spankin' store seems to be OOS of these iPads. I called two stores, and I asked one of them to check the inventory for all the neighboring Best Buys, and they said they were all out of stock. So i was just wondering if there still might be tons of people waiting to purchase an iPad or something.

    How odd, maybe our Bestbuys didn't get too much stock?

    Oh well, thanks for the comments guys :)
     
  12. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    I looked very carefully but see no lines evident on my screen at all. Sorry. :p
     
  13. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    I live north of you in Temecula and saw about 20+ behind the locked glass case just sitting there. Waiting for you.
     
  14. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    you can order on the apple website and choose in store pickup. It'll let you check the local stores to see if they have what you want in stock before ordering.
     
  15. C5Longhorn macrumors regular

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    I bought mine at Wal-Mart. There was no line on Sunday the 18th.
     
  16. shyam09 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    lolz this is soo weird. I have to use up some G.C.'s / rewardzone certificates from BestBuy that's why I am going through BestBuy. But wow! I guess BestBuy got fewer iPads than other resellers or my area is just messed up.

    Haha.
     
  17. stdwest macrumors member

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    Before you go into bestbuy you can check online from their website whether they have the model you want in store.
     
  18. shyam09 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    nope, not possible. but thanks for the suggestions :)
     
  19. imlynxy macrumors 65816

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    buy online after 10 pm with local pick up, go and get it.
     
  20. gtmac macrumors 6502a

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    Just walked into the apple store no line and bought a 64 gig wifi only.
     
  21. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Not here. Target must have at least 3 of everything. That was at multiple stores. I'm addicted to Target.
     
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  23. shyam09 thread starter macrumors 68000

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