Best Buy iPad 3G pre-launch meeting

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  1. harry*333 macrumors 6502a

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    Just got home from Best Buy. I asked them if they were doing anything with redemption tickets. First I went to the apple dude he didn't know, so he sent me to customer service and the lady there didn't even know about the iPad 3g, so she got a supervisor and apparently there was a employee meeting about the 5:00 launch and made it very specific: First come, First serve, no tickets at all
    Typical of Best Buy employees to be so oblivious
     
  2. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    Uh I'm afraid you may have got bad info... They absolutely can not sell before 5:00pm, but I'm pretty sure they are still doing tickets I can let you know for sure tomorrow though
     
  3. O and A macrumors regular

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    Ummm did you read what he said. He didn't say before 5pm.
     
  4. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    Called BestBuy earlier today about it they said the same thing first come first serve.
     
  5. soxfanreggie macrumors regular

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    I wonder if this (the vouchers) is something that can be left up to the individual stores or if it will be a company/Apple policy. I was told exactly what harry was told (was going to go check the scene out and might pick up a voucher for a friend) but also was told that they would know for sure late morning today if that was changing.
     
  6. O and A macrumors regular

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    keep us posted. I'm curious if i should pick it up from best buy because i get double the points on my credit card.
     
  7. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    Ok I just checked and first come first serve is correct... I guess I scanned the news article too quickly yesterday... Also expect lots of 64gigs but lmited supplies of the others

    also it has been made clear that exchanges of wifi for 3g WILL require the restocking fee
     
  8. int3rnal macrumors newbie

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    My local BB isn't doing tickets either. They said it's a possibility if the line gets too long.
     
  9. dvrk547 Guest

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    Does anyone know what time they will start selling the iPad 3G? Right after it opens, or 5PM? Or it depends on each store?
     
  10. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    5PM is strict for every store.
     
  11. bornblind macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure BB will find someway to screw up the process. :D
     
  12. Oman macrumors regular

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    I was told first come first served as well yesterday. I get off work at 4Pm and bestbuy is five minutes away! We will see...
     
  13. bornblind macrumors 6502

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    Just make sure you don't get your finger ripped off leaving the store :)
     
  14. dvrk547 Guest

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    Thanks.

    I can go to Best Buy after 8 PM. That sucks. Hope they still have some available..........
     
  15. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    Nah, that was at an Apple store. :p
     
  16. ClemTiger0408 macrumors 6502

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    Not sure if you're aware of this. Best Buy DOES sell other products besides Apple products. So, you know, they not be quite as concerned as an Apple Store about the release of the iPad.
     
  17. bornblind macrumors 6502

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    They see it all as $$$$ and Apple by far brings that to them.
     
  18. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    Uhm. We are talking about Best Buy here. That is doubtful that it will be 5PM for EVERY store.
     
  19. bornblind macrumors 6502

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    Just called my BB and they said that they didn't get a shipment in for the 3Gs. What? They have the WiFi ver.
     

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