dam n you best buy!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nStyle, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. nStyle macrumors 65816

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    I couldn't wait for the 3G + GPS and also decided I didnt need it... plus i could probably switch for the 3G whenever it came out. The money was burning a hole in my pocket.

    Just drove 2 hours and out of stock! FML
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You have no reason to be upset at Best Buy when they have a very useful web feature that allows you to check store stock. I see no reason why I'd ever leave the house to get an iPad at BB without checking that first. :rolleyes:
     
  3. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    Especially if the store is 2 hours away LOL!
     
  4. Surely Guest

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    ..... or you could have at least picked up the phone and called to see if they had any in stock before you left......
     
  5. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    You guys just can't stand to see someone go off on a good, totally irrational rant, can you? Flipping goody two shoes! :D
     
  6. Csmitte macrumors 6502

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    Actually I just came back from a bestbuy and the store manager told me that the ipads they receive come to their store and they are pretty much unwitting to their arrival? what does this mean for us, the check store function does not work for the ipad!
     
  7. soxfanreggie macrumors regular

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    Was the store two hours away, or was it an hour there and an hour back? That, my friend, is the question! :D
     
  8. noah82 macrumors 6502a

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    You must live in the middle of nowhere if the nearest Best Buy is 2 hours away! Or you must live in LA with traffic.
     
  9. Surely Guest

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    Everything in LA takes 20 minutes.;)
     
  10. rkdiddy macrumors 65816

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    Assuming you live next door to your destination. :p
     
  11. nStyle thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I am between two best buys. One is 2 hours away the other is 2 hours away.

    Its more like 1 hour 30 min but I just wanted it to sound more dramatic.

    1.5 hours is a short drive to me, I was just complaining that they were out of stock in general.
     
  12. Surely Guest

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    I wouldn't normally quote myself, but you seemed to have skipped over my post.:D

    You could have called, right........
     
  13. duffyanneal macrumors 6502a

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    Rational thought has no place here!! Please move along. :D
     
  14. nStyle thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yep could of called but didn't really think about these selling out. I know of too many places with them in stock.
     
  15. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    oh?

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  16. Surely Guest

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    ^^^^^ *snicker*



    Um....... I don't know where you got that from.....


    Maybe you should have gone to one of those places then.:confused:
     
  17. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    I have been burned several times with their in stock checker. The web site shows something as in stock and after driving to the store (which is like 5 minutes away from my house so it's not a big deal), their inventory system was wrong and there was no product in stock.
     
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    That's total ********. This is simple inventory. You get a box, open it, inventory it, and the big computers in the sky all speak to one another. Joe-2-hour-away goes online and checks stock.

    Apple needs this function as well but for some reason they haven't bothered.
     
  19. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Wait for the 3G!!
     
  20. nStyle thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i just searched ipad on bestbuy and it just come up with the big ipad advertisement. i just assumed they didnt have the sku in their website yet.

    I wasn't really mad anyways I just made this thread for s & g's. I don't care to drive.

    and IDK. I don't think I need the 3G and def not the GPS. A dedicated unit would be better for GPS me thinks... and I don't see myself using internet on the ipad anywhere away from home or school
     
  21. duffyanneal macrumors 6502a

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    Best Buy's inventory levels aren't always accurate. I've ran into several instances where I wanted to purchase something in-store only to find out it was out-of-stock. Even though their inventory system showed stock. What usually happens is that the demo unit(s) are counted against the stock level. So while their inventory system may show several units their actual level may be 0.
     
  22. Dillenger macrumors 6502a

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    I would call and if it is in stock have them pull one and put your name on it with a CC# to hold it, then drive like crazy, doing the speed limit of course, to go pick it up.
     
  23. patp Guest

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    Well I would Like to say that the Orange location had gotten a shipment and I am now typing on a 32 gb iPad!!!!

    This paired with my Air Express router I am in heaven. Fast wi fi. Love it.

    Thank you Best Buy!
     
  24. Mad.Rider macrumors member

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    I agree... Happened to me couple of times already...
     
  25. None Such macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, they're not. I kept checking their site today and it said they didn't have any. I called them earlier tonight aNd they said they had 7 of each model in stock. Now my wife has one!
     

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