Best place to find iPhone 5 in stock?

Boilermaker_coday

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Jul 7, 2011
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So I have been calling around to all the AT&T stores to try and find one that has the iphone 5 in stock. No luck so far, and I'm just wondering if finding a store that has them in stock is just wishful thinking? How long do you guys think it will be until you can find these bad boys in stores?

I know I should of pre-ordered but I was perfectly fine waiting the extra few weeks, but now the tables have turned and I am getting desperate. Have had an iPhone 4 since they came out but it's barely usable now (cracked/spiderwebbed screen with quite a few pieces of glass falling out and exposing inside of phone, unresponsive home button, never gets a signal anymore, becoming very very slow). It has only become nearly unusable in the last week or so, but is becoming a real PITA
 

dndandrea

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Feb 10, 2010
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Try calling all of these places:

Apple Store
AT&T Store
Best Buy
Walmart
Target
Radioshack
Sams club

I'm sure there are some other places that carry them as well but if you have a Sam's club around you definitely check it out. Mine has tons of them in stock since not a lot of people think to look there. Hopefully you have a membership though too. Or if you have a local apple store why don't just reserve one tonight and pick it up tomorrow?
 

B's iPhone

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Jul 9, 2008
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Where it's cold
I grabbed one at RadioShack Sunday morning. Had been in a couple att stores, best buys, a target and an apple store and they were all sold out.
 

bisnicks

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Feb 4, 2011
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Have the person working the mobile kiosk at all of your local Targets write your name, number, and desired model down. I did that and they called me the next day saying they could order my desired model then and there. I went for it and they are overnight shipping it to me so I'll have it tomorrow! :D
 

Boilermaker_coday

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Jul 7, 2011
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Thanks for the help guys. The local Radioshack has one left. I went in to buy it this morning but couldn't work out the upgrade because I'm not one of the "authorized" users on my family plan. But the guy working said he would hold it till I can come back later today with my dad so all is good.
 

Zac7

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Jan 9, 2011
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I grabbed one at RadioShack Sunday morning. Had been in a couple att stores, best buys, a target and an apple store and they were all sold out.
Found mine at a RadioShack. Call around, they are willing to hold the phone if they have one. I called 30 in Michigan prior to finding mine. It was a little bit of a drive but at least I knew it was waiting for me. The experience once I arrived is another story, as the apple store blows radioshacks service out of the water. Thanks but offering me a case or making me feel guilty for not buying one is not how to make a sale.
 

Jay724

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Mar 28, 2011
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Go to the Best Buy website and track down which one you want and it'll show if it's in stock your area. I got 2 16GBs last night.
 
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