Best Buy Iventory Report - Report your findings

rileyrd

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Jul 10, 2008
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Just back from Best Buy in Raleigh. They will have 20 of each model. This is more than the 5 per model mentioned in another post. This is the North Raleigh location on Capital Blvd. I assume the Crabtree Valley location will not have them since there is an Apple store next door.

Check your location as well.
 

ScottEK

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Jul 11, 2008
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My buddies called our local Best Buy while we were at lunch. The store is in North Aurora, IL. It is a very low volume store, I can't believe they stay in business.

Q: Will you have the iPad tomorrow?
A: Yes, we will be carrying the iPad.

Q: What time do you open?
A: We open at 10AM.

Q: Do you know how many iPads you will have?
A: We will have at least 20 available.

Q: Can you buy two, or is there a limit of one per customer?
A: There is a limit of one per customer.
 

wingnut8

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Jun 8, 2007
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I've been into mine twice, and both times the "Apple guy" wasn't in. The other associates didn't seem to know much.
 

Tom G.

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Jun 16, 2009
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Just came from the BB in Champaign, IL. They will have iPads but will not say how many. They just said that if you wanted one to get there early.

I have pre-ordered a 3G model so it doesn't really concern me except to see and touch one of the demo units, the apple rep said they would have some for that purpose.

If you have pre-ordered an iPad that is coming later this may be the way to take care of your fix. Just go to an Apple Store, Apple Retailer, or a Best Buy and touch and play until yours comes in.
 

calderone

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Aug 28, 2009
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Wow, is this the thread for IL?

Normal, IL. Just called the Best Buy here.

1. They will have them
2. They don't know how many as they haven't arrived yet
3. They open at 10AM
4. No one is lining up yet
5. They don't take reservations
 

dakotaiphone

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Jan 24, 2008
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I called the BestBuy in Barboursville, WV (Huntington Store) and they said they will have them, they open at 10am, no one is in line yet, and they wouldn't tell me how many they had. I plan on being there around 4am.
 

foxnews1

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Mar 16, 2010
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just called BB in Charlotte, NorthLake, and they said they have it and accessories. they can't look it up in the computer until tomorrow. I might just cancel my apple case and buy it from BB.


edit: called BB in Moresesville, NC and they have plenty. don't know quantity unti it closes tonight.
 

bossxii

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Nov 9, 2008
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BB on 119th and Metcalf - 10 for sale, open at 9am

BB on 119th and I35 - 10 for sale, open at 9am

Talked to the "Apple guy" at both stores, they seemed pretty disappointed with such limited supplies.
 

jtgreen86

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Mar 26, 2010
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Wow, is this the thread for IL?

Normal, IL. Just called the Best Buy here.
Another member from BN? Nice

I'll be there about 9 tomorrow morning to grab a case. I spoke to the Apple rep yesterday and he said their shipment will arrive at 10:30 tonight. He had just cleared off the right side shelves (where all of the cases and cables were). When I asked him about the cases, he told me to just jump in line and if they hand out tickets to let the employee know and I'll be skipped for an iPad but it will still give me a good shot at a case.
 

calderone

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Aug 28, 2009
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Another member from BN? Nice

I'll be there about 9 tomorrow morning to grab a case. I spoke to the Apple rep yesterday and he said their shipment will arrive at 10:30 tonight. He had just cleared off the right side shelves (where all of the cases and cables were). When I asked him about the cases, he told me to just jump in line and if they hand out tickets to let the employee know and I'll be skipped for an iPad but it will still give me a good shot at a case.
I think I know you... my name starts with a K...

EDIT: Also, do they open at 9?
 

tttexxan

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Jun 25, 2007
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My wife is an analyst for one of the largest comp in NEW YORK....BB is one of there clients and she stated they were told BB only going to have around 15 per store.
 

DizzyDiz

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Aug 29, 2009
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I just called my local Best Buy in San Antonio and they told me if I want an iPad I have to wait in line, but if I want an accessory (which is all I want) that I don't have to wait in line I can just come in the store and get one.
 

tttexxan

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Jun 25, 2007
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I just called my local Best Buy in San Antonio and they told me if I want an iPad I have to wait in line, but if I want an accessory (which is all I want) that I don't have to wait in line I can just come in the store and get one.
I talked to my near by store and they kinda said the same thing...Infact she said not that many people calling asking about it. She said Im sure there might be a line we are really unsure, but doors open at 9 and letting everyone in. She said not handing out tickets of any kind...If that is the case Im going to buy one-two more Ipads. One for my bro and another for my wife. I have one coming to the house via UPS so no worries...Primarly want accessories for mine. I plan on going up there around 6 or so since less than 5 min from house.
 

ElZeus

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May 26, 2008
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Illinois must be boring.

Kildeer Best Buy across the street from the Apple store there will have 20. No line as of yet. I'm going to start it.
 

hefeglass

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Apr 21, 2009
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lol, thats funny...
i opened this thread to see what other bestbuys were getting in stock...and low and behold!...the thread was started by someone IN RALEIGH!...where i live!
its good to know that they are gettin a decent amount..

Is anyone planning on camping out at the raleigh BB store? what time are you goingto show up if you dont camp out?

I think im gonna go to the apple store in crabtree at about 6am and stand in line there...it will be a good time and i KNOW they will have enough at the apple store in case theres a good line before I get there in the morning..

you think theres gonna be a line overnight at the raleigh bestbuy?
 

gillybean

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Jul 21, 2008
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A question for those of you planning to camp out in front of best buy overnight - what do you do if you have to pee?

Pee in the bushes? Pee on the sidewalk? Drive home to pee and ask someone to save your spot?
 

tttexxan

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Jun 25, 2007
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A question for those of you planning to camp out in front of best buy overnight - what do you do if you have to pee?

Pee in the bushes? Pee on the sidewalk? Drive home to pee and ask someone to save your spot?
I have w8 in many lines and most will allow you to pee in a cup hahah na most will save your spot...
 

ElZeus

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May 26, 2008
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A question for those of you planning to camp out in front of best buy overnight - what do you do if you have to pee?

Pee in the bushes? Pee on the sidewalk? Drive home to pee and ask someone to save your spot?
You're only hardcore if you pee on yourself.




Most will save your spot to relieve yourself.
 

gwynne

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Mar 11, 2010
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Just back from Best Buy in Raleigh. They will have 20 of each model. This is more than the 5 per model mentioned in another post. This is the North Raleigh location on Capital Blvd. I assume the Crabtree Valley location will not have them since there is an Apple store next door.

Check your location as well.
Thanks, OP. I'm over in Durham/Southpoint and my pre-order for delivery fell off the tracking map in Korea 24 hours ago. :) So I'm seriously pondering hitting the Southpoint store, but I missed calling before they closed. Good to know this general area is at least getting some.