Best buy no. Sell-out

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Nychot, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Nychot macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2011
    I showed up at my bestbuy around 11:15 and the sales force seemed to be in shock. Only 10 people had been in line for the 10am opening and when I got there the store was practically empty and they had dozens and dozens of each model and color.
  2. tstarks33 macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2008
  3. SHIFTLife macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2008
    Cool response, bro.
  4. IpadMania macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2011
    Great Stuff...Anything else?

    Best Buy employee almost ripped the wrapping off the ipad I was buying.
  5. falconman515 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2010
  6. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
    So they have some in stock? Is this a bad thing?
  7. fs454 macrumors 68000

    Dec 7, 2007
    Los Angeles / Boston
    Apple sold entirely out of pre-order stock.

    Lots of people pre-ordered this year after seeing how well it went previous years. Apple is well-prepared this time around stock-wise.
  8. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    I heard Apple might allow pre orders this year.:eek: Since only a couple of people know this I wonder if it had any effect on lines?:D
  9. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    Ha! Maybe they will have trouble moving these things.

    It's really just an incremental upgrade anyway; just a screen.

    If it had also been a quad core these things would move quicker, perhaps.
  10. lilj4425 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2007
    Walked into the Apple Store here at 11am. No line, picked up my 16GB Black iPad, and walked right out after paying. :cool: Forget the hassle of trying to order online.
  11. AgentElliot007 macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2010
    I dropped into my local Best Buy around 11:30 and they were all out of AT&T models and only had a couple 16 GB Verizon models left for 4G. Still had black and white wifi's in all sizes, but they expect them gone by days end. Remember, lots of people have work at 10 AM. What remaining stock is left in all stores will probably be gone by tonight once people are off work. I'm still glad I preordered.
  12. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    People are forgetting this is an iPad and not an iPhone. There really is no need to upgrade your iPad yearly.
  13. tstarks33 macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2008
    Yes, it's such a hassle to click the "preorder" icon. Very taxing.
  14. orangecrushv macrumors regular


    Jun 30, 2010
    There's a *need* to upgrade a phone each year? Pretty sure tech upgrades are all wants. ;)
  15. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    No *need* per se, but it's more common to see a person upgrade a phone yearly as opposed to a $500+ laptop, or iPad in this case.
  16. steve dave macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2010
    why do you say this?
  17. tigress666 macrumors 68040

    Apr 14, 2010
    Washington State
    Isn't the iphone just as expensive if not more if you aren't buying it subsidized?

    I mean I think my iphone (just a 32 gb) before the 4s came out (and the 4s equivelant now) is around 700-750 out the box.

    I think it would be cheaper to upgrade the iPad every year.

    But, cause of 2 year subsidies, you could argue more people upgrade their phone more often (every 2 years) than they would upgrade an iPad.
  18. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2007
    I would think it's more like every other year, since most people are on two-year contracts.
  19. joshc9 macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2011
    South Carolina
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B176 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Haha...I was just about to say the same thing. I got on my iMac and ordered the new iPad in about 2 minutes and a little over a week later FedEx delivers it to my door. It was so much of a hassle!! ;)
  20. Lindenhurst macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2011


    Not enough of a difference between the new device and last years to get the majority of current iPad owners to upgrade.
  21. dgstan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2010
    Anyhow, I went to my local BB 10 minutes before they opened and I was the third person in line. I asked the guy helping me how many iPads they had. He said "a lot" in a tone of voice that sounded like he was disappointed (probably because they made him work today and now they're going to send him home).
  22. applephanatic macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2011
    Everywhere you aren't
  23. dgstan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2010
    I'm not sure I understand you guys. For weeks, people have been creating thread after thread wondering what Best Buy's status will be with the new device. Once people start sharing their experiences, they get a "cool story, Bro" response.
  24. johnothy macrumors regular


    Mar 10, 2012
    This is exactly what they said at my Best Buy. I was in there around 11:15 too and they had plenty of stock and only said around 10 showed up early for it. They had extra staff on hand for it as well.

    One good thing is they are putting screen protectors on for free today on phones and tablets since it is the new iPad launch day.
  25. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    There are tons of unsold iPads at Best Buy. Apple seems to have front loaded all resellers based on the reports from my fellow Apple enthusiasts. I've spoken to guys that have just walked into various stores, no lines, no wait, any model you want.

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