Best Buy Handing Out iPad 2 'Tickets' at 4:30 PM Tomorrow + Reserve for March 12th

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  1. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    You heard it here first!

    http://www.bby.com/2011/03/10/ipad-2-available-at-best-buy-march-11/

     
  2. wingnut8 macrumors 65816

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    I'd much rather go to Best Buy because the nearest Apple Store is 45 mins away from me. But I wonder if Best Buy will have a limit? I need to pick up two.
     
  3. camelsnot macrumors 6502

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    hurray best buy!!! Who needs a gimpy apple store with snot-nosed smug types prancing around like unicorns in leotards? Best Buy!!!! :apple:
     
  4. GeekLawyer macrumors demi-god

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    Interesting. Wonder how long the lines will be at their stores before 4:30 to get those tickets.
     
  5. djransom macrumors 68040

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    Good question, but I'm glad I get off work @ noon 2morrow and Best Buy is 10 minutes or less from my job.
     
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    I was at my Best Buy an hour before they went on sale last year and was like 10th in line.
     
  7. Paperboy2010 macrumors member

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    I wonder if you're able to get more than a WIFI version at all these 'other' non Apple stores? Can I go to a Bestbuy, Walmart, Target, etc and have a choice of a WIFI + 3G for either Verizon -or- AT&T?
     
  8. djransom macrumors 68040

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    Yes, well I know for Best Buy at least you will have all 18 options.
     
  9. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Hey thanks. I just got a $5 RZ cert today too. Now I'm only paying $724 + tax. Ha.
     
  10. kevjen888 macrumors 6502

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    just called the local bestbuy store, they haven't heard anything about handing out any tickets. only thing they confirmed was they'll starting selling them at 5pm tomorrow.
     
  11. GeekLawyer macrumors demi-god

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    LOL! Apparently I have a $15 RZ cert. Though, I'm buying 2 iPads tomorrow, so that would be a hefty amount of RZ "points," I guess. I'm sort of new to RZ. Should RZ push me toward BB?
     
  12. ghostlyorb macrumors 6502a

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    I'm traveling an hour to the nearest Apple store. Best Buy is closer.. but only by 20-25 mins.
     
  13. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Damn people where do you live?! This is my Best Buy location situation...

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    3 Best Buys within 7 miles or less. There is also an Apple Store near the "A" Best Buy on the map.
     
  14. brudog68 macrumors 6502

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    Yep my local Best Buy is confirming, however they couldnt tell me yet if they would allow 2 per customer. Was hoping to get 2 for the wife and I, but Im flying solo tomorrow. He said they were going to decide when they see how many they are getting. FYI
     
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    Only 5-10 people in line at best buy last year. I'm going there. :D
     
  16. ILikeTurtles macrumors 6502

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    Ok - call me stupid - what's the point of tickets?
     
  17. NEBaghead macrumors member

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    You can wander around the store and buy other stuff or go do something else in the meantime. Also gives people a chance to go somewhere else if they don't get a ticket. People get irate if they wait in line then get to the register to find out they are out of the model they want.
     
  18. Davichi macrumors 6502

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    Good. If I don't get it on 11th, then I am paying 100 dollars deposit and pick it up on 12th. Noooo problemo. Get them as many as you can, best buy.
     
  19. djransom macrumors 68040

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    It's an indicator of how many they have in stock. I remember they did this for the XBOX 360 launch back in 05 when I camped out. They had tickets to match the systems and once the tickets were gone they were out. The ticket guarantees your item.
     
  20. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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    You never ever have anything nice or constructive to say on this forum do you? :rolleyes:
     
  21. Davichi macrumors 6502

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    And people were selling those tickets for money. And people were buying them....
     
  22. djransom macrumors 68040

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    I can believe it. Things got ugly for a minute at the location I was at, but there was an off duty cop waiting in line as well and he deaded the madness. That was the 1st and last time I camped out for anything. Good times though :D
     
  23. ILikeTurtles macrumors 6502

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    Ehh....I can't deal....going to order online and save myself the aggravation of having to deal with people.
     
  24. Meanee macrumors 6502a

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    No more tickets = no more ipads. Basically, you do not have to stand in line after you get your ticket. And less disappointment for people who stand in line and get nothing when they get to the sales rep. Been at 2 Black Fridays at Best Buy and ticket system works great.
     
  25. orangecrushv macrumors regular

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    When can I give them my $100? Do I have to wait until all the tickets are gone or can I just show up early tomorrow and then get it in Saturday instead?
     

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