iPad Best Buy iPad Air: What time will they open up orders?

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  1. kshen1 macrumors member

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    Sorry if this is a duplicate thread or anything, but I'm trying to figure out the answer to my problems...:p

    I'm trying to purchase a iPad Air from Best Buy and then pick it up later at the store on 11/1.

    Since Apple orders their online orders at 12AM PST, will Best Buy allow you to start ordering and pick up in store at 12AM LOCAL TIME (I'm on the east coast), or would I have to wait until 3AM EST to order it and then pick it up later that day?

    I hope that wasn't too confusing to understand..Does anyone have an idea or know anything about it? Thanks!
     
  2. HoosBruce macrumors 6502a

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    I asked an online representative and they said that online orders would begin at midnight local time (EST)...he was not 100% sure, but he said he was almost positive
     
  3. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

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    It would be local time. So 12 AM Eastern time for you.
     
  4. kshen1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks so much!
     
  5. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    It would be nice if Best Buy would post something. But, they have not. And, like others, I have signed up for their email notification as well. Nothing yet.

    And, in their defense... maybe they wanted to wait and see what their stock would be. For example, if the store was only getting 10-20.... no sense selling them all by 12:10am and the people lined up would get nothing.
     
  6. kshen1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, we'll see. I'm calling them tomorrow to get a definite response. Also, as posted throughout many blogs within the last few hours, it looks like the stores will be getting plenty of stock, unlike the 5S launch.
     
  7. bobright macrumors 601

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    The Airs are on Best Buys site right now: http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=2579054&st=iPad%20air&cp=1&lp=1&pid=1219074893080
     
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    Glad to see this post. I'm also waiting to find out if we can order online ... will be using Best Buy gift cards and can't get to the store to stand in line.
     
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    Has anyone noticed that there are no T-Mobile variants of the iPad air listed at BB's website. Only AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. Am i just not seeing it or it truly is not there :confused:
     
  12. zaxdude macrumors 6502

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    And as I mentioned a little ahead of you, there is also no 64GB version in space gray for either AT&T or Verizon.... :confused:
     
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    The 64GB Space Grey Cellular is such a strangely specific model to be the only one missing. It also happens to be the exact configuration that I want so I'm not too happy about it.
     
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  15. mattburley7 macrumors 68030

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    so orders will be available at 11pm central time? :D
     
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    Best Buy mobile stores will probability have limited stock but I bet if anyone went there they would be 1st at opening.
     
  18. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    maybe
     
  19. AppleRocks2011 macrumors member

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    When do you pay?

    So, when you reserve it online, do you have to pay then, or do you pay when you pick it up?
     
  20. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

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    You pay when you order it online.
     
  21. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Or else everyone and their grandma/pa would just reserve it. Even though there really is no payment charged to one's account anyways but it may stop some people.

    I ain't preordering at midnight, I need my sleep for the gym early in the morning and I bet there will be plenty in stock. Many cannot go at 8:00 because of school and work AND remember folks, preordering guarantees nothing at BB. I know cause it has happened to me multiple times at Best Buy. First come, first served.
     
  22. AppleRocks2011 macrumors member

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    Thanks!

    Thanks for that! I'll be prepared... :)
     
  23. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

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    So your saying in store pick up order is pointless?
     
  24. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

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    Wait, where was it confirmed that in store pick up will go up for Best Buy tonight? Normally they don't do that with these Apple launches....
     
  25. kshen1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Really? Darn, I was planning to order at 12AM and then pick it up in the morning...
     

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