Find me an iPhone 4 in LA?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by appleguru1, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. appleguru1 macrumors 6502

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    I know it's likely a fruitless endeavor, but with the possibility for an unlock now looking good I would really love to get an iPhone 4 here in the states before I leave for australia tomorrow. I'm stuck in the Los Angeles area until tomorrow night; any tips would be much appreciated (and yes, I am eligible for an upgrade on at&t).
     
  2. Hrdluck13 macrumors member

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    Call the new Apple store in Cerritos.. Check Best Buy's, Walmarts and Radio shacks.. If you want one, you can find one!
     
  3. appleguru1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've tried all the stores around here to no avail (apple stores).. tried a best buy to no luck either.. I have a *really* slow internet connection that is making even just getting phone numbers painful... can anyone post up some numbers to try? Also, this apple store in Cerritos... which one is that?
     
  4. appleguru1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ...one other thing to keep in mind is that I'm carless and stuck around LAX.. So I'm stuck with public transportation for wherever I need to go. I'm willing to put some legwork into this; I have all day and its my only goal... any help would be *much* appreciated though!
     
  5. Loves2spoon macrumors 65816

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    Call every walmart in your area. The ones in my town have been getting 2-4 every day.
     
  6. falconeight Guest

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    By all the negativity you should see lines of people returning their phones everywhere.
     
  7. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

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    haha no kidding, this forum lately would lead you to believe that would be the case :D
     
  8. appleguru1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the tips guys; last wal mart I tried didn't even answer. Finally got google loading and found the number for the los cerritos store; on hold atm.
     
  9. aluren macrumors 65816

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    Apple Store Pasadena
    54 W Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 577-2685
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    Apple Store Glendale Galleria
    2126 Glendale Galleria Glendale, CA 91210 (818) 502-8310
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    Apple Store The Grove
    189 The Grove Drive Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 965-8400
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    Apple Store Beverly Center
    8500 Beverly Boulevard, Suite #656 Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 289-7014
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    Apple Store Los Cerritos
    239 Los Cerritos Center Cerritos, CA 90703 (562) 356-1555

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    Apple Store Century City
    10250 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90067 (310) 286-6820
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    G
    Apple Store Manhattan Village
    3200 Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (310) 546-4309
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    Apple Store Brea Mall
    1065 Brea Mall, Space #1024A Brea, CA 92821 (714) 255-5610
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    Apple Store Sherman Oaks
    14006 Riverside Dr., Space # 242B Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 (818) 784-4920
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    Apple Store Third Street Pr...
    1248 Third Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 576-1011
     
  10. appleguru1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks aluren! Can anyone get me best buy and wal mart numbers too?
     
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  12. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    And since you are stuck in the LAX area without a car, get the shuttle to the Green Line Light Rail. From there, you can connect to a number of the Stores in the greater LA area by way of the rail system.
    Here is the website:
    http://www.metro.net/

    Good hunting!;)
     
  13. appleguru1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  14. appleguru1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ...Still on hold for the los cerritos store (...going on 26minutes now...), not a good sign!

    Anyways, I got the walmart locator to load, but bestbuy's just leaves me with a blank page... tried 3 times now.

    I'm at the Hilton LAX, 5711 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Thanks for the travel tip Mliii!
     
  15. appleguru1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No luck yet, if anyone has some free time and wants to help call places I'd really appreciate it.. $10 paypal to the first person for direct information that gets me an iPhone 4 today :p

    Here's where I've called so far, with no luck:


    Best Buy West Hollywood CA (Store 393) 1015 N LA Brea Ave W Hollywood, CA 90038 Phone: 323-883-0219

    Best Buy Montebello CA (Store 1537) 2415 Via Campo Montebello, CA 90640-1805 Phone: 323-725-5259

    Best Buy 3104169937 740 South Sepulveda Boulevard El Segundo, CA 90245

    Apple Store The Grove 189 The Grove Drive Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 965-8400

    Apple Store Los Cerritos 239 Los Cerritos Center Cerritos, CA 90703 (562) 356-1555

    Apple Store Century City 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90067 (310) 286-6820

    Apple Store Manhattan Village 3200 Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (310) 546-4309

    Apple Store Third Street Promenade 1248 Third Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 576-1011

    Walmart Store #2960 4101 Crenshaw Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90008 (323) 299-8014

    Walmart Store #5072 19503 Normandie Ave Torrance, CA 90501 (310) 782-6022

    Walmart Store #2110 14501 Lakewood Blvd Paramount, CA 90723 (562) 531-8240

    Walmart Supercenter Store #2886 8500 Washington Blvd Pico Rivera, CA 90660 (562) 801-2413


    Stores yet to try:

    Apple Store Pasadena 54 W Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 577-2685

    Apple Store Glendale Galleria 2126 Glendale Galleria Glendale, CA 91210 (818) 502-8310

    Apple Store Beverly Center 8500 Beverly Boulevard, Suite #656 Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 289-7014

    Apple Store Brea Mall 1065 Brea Mall, Space #1024A Brea, CA 92821 (714) 255-5610

    Apple Store Sherman Oaks 14006 Riverside Dr., Space # 242B Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 (818) 784-4920

    4.
    Walmart Store #2609
    2770 Carson St
    Lakewood, CA 90712
    (562) 429-6239
    16.16 miles

    6.
    Walmart Store #2949
    151 E 5Th St
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    (562) 435-8389
    17.37 miles


    7.
    Walmart Store #5164
    11729 Imperial Hwy
    Norwalk, CA 90650
    (562) 929-6766
    18.15 miles


    8.
    Walmart Store #2568
    8333 Van Nuys Blvd
    Panorama City, CA 91402
    (818) 830-0350
    18.62 miles


    9.
    Walmart Supercenter Store #5154
    1827 Walnut Grove Ave
    Rosemead, CA 91770
    (626) 307-1010
    19.10 miles


    10.
    Walmart Store #3477
    7250 Carson Blvd
    Long Beach, CA 90808
    (562) 425-5113
    19.60 miles


    11.
    Walmart Store #2948
    13310 Telegraph Rd
    Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
    (562) 946-6343
    19.87 miles


    12.
    Walmart Store #2082
    12701 Towne Center Dr
    Cerritos, CA 90703
    (562) 924-1468
    20.10 miles


    13.
    Walmart Store #5152
    6433 Fallbrook Ave
    West Hills, CA 91307
    (818) 719-8602
    20.67 miles


    14.
    Walmart Store #2526
    19821 Rinaldi St
    Porter Ranch, CA 91326
    (818) 832-0643
    24.24 miles


    15.
    Walmart Store #5032
    8450 La Palma Ave
    Buena Park, CA 90620
    (714) 484-8668
    24.47 miles


    16.
    Walmart Store #3248
    1340 S Beach Blvd
    La Habra, CA 90631
    (562) 694-2707
    24.84 miles


    17.
    Walmart Supercenter Store #3522
    3250 Big Dalton Ave
    Baldwin Park, CA 91706
    (626) 814-2235
    26.09 miles


    18.
    Walmart Store #2495
    13331 Beach Blvd
    Westminster, CA 92683
    (714) 799-0020
    26.54 miles


    19.
    Walmart Store #2401
    1600 Mountain Ave
    Duarte, CA 91010
    (626) 359-7708
    26.59 miles


    20.
    Walmart Store #2297
    25450 The Old Rd
    Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
    (661) 253-1911
    31.11 miles

    Best Buys (Thanks PUCCY!):

    Glendale CA (Store 183)
    2909 Los Feliz Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90039
    Phone: 323-912-9288

    Pasadena CA (Store 125)
    3415 E Foothill Blvd
    Pasadena, CA 91107
    Phone: 626-351-9516

    Burbank CA (Store 137)
    1501 N Victory Pl
    Burbank, CA 91504
    Phone: 818-845-5121

    Downey CA (Store 872)
    12118 Lakewood Blvd
    Downey, CA 90242
    Phone: 562-803-9850

    Duarte CA (Store 1782)
    1470 Mountain Ave
    Duarte, CA 91010
    Phone: 626-305-1839

    Culver City CA (Store 179)
    10799 Washington Blvd
    Culver City, CA 90232
    Phone: 310-204-2147


    Clvr Cty Wstfld CA (Store 1510)
    6000 Sepulveda Blvd
    Ste 1240
    Culver City, CA 90230
    Phone: 310-636-1299

    West Covina CA (Store 102)
    1800 Plaza Dr
    West Covina, CA 91790
    Phone: 626-480-5399

    Compton CA (Store 1432)
    230 Towne Center Dr
    Compton, CA 90220
    Phone: 310-884-6822

    Westwood CA (Store 367)
    10861 Weyburn Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90024-2909
    Phone: 310-443-9912
     
  16. PUCCY macrumors regular

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    were u able to get the bestbuy numbers? here is the list:

    Montebello CA (Store 1537)
    2415 Via Campo
    Montebello, CA 90640-1805
    Phone: 323-725-5259

    Glendale CA (Store 183)
    2909 Los Feliz Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90039
    Phone: 323-912-9288

    Pasadena CA (Store 125)
    3415 E Foothill Blvd
    Pasadena, CA 91107
    Phone: 626-351-9516

    West Hollywood CA (Store 393)
    1015 N LA Brea Ave
    W Hollywood, CA 90038
    Phone: 323-883-0219

    Burbank CA (Store 137)
    1501 N Victory Pl
    Burbank, CA 91504
    Phone: 818-845-5121

    Downey CA (Store 872)
    12118 Lakewood Blvd
    Downey, CA 90242
    Phone: 562-803-9850

    Duarte CA (Store 1782)
    1470 Mountain Ave
    Duarte, CA 91010
    Phone: 626-305-1839

    Culver City CA (Store 179)
    10799 Washington Blvd
    Culver City, CA 90232
    Phone: 310-204-2147
     
  17. PUCCY macrumors regular

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    Clvr Cty Wstfld CA (Store 1510)
    6000 Sepulveda Blvd
    Ste 1240
    Culver City, CA 90230
    Phone: 310-636-1299
    Hours, Directions & Events




    West Covina CA (Store 102)
    1800 Plaza Dr
    West Covina, CA 91790
    Phone: 626-480-5399
    Hours, Directions & Events




    Compton CA (Store 1432)
    230 Towne Center Dr
    Compton, CA 90220
    Phone: 310-884-6822
    Hours, Directions & Events




    Westwood CA (Store 367)
    10861 Weyburn Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90024-2909
    Phone: 310-443-9912
    Hours, Directions & Events
     
  18. Delta5 macrumors newbie

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    While it's too late for your trip tomorrow, why didn't you just order one from AT&T?

    I ordered my 16GB from AT&T's website on 7/6, got the shipment notification the evening of 7/7, and it was delivered on the afternoon of 7/8. No waiting in lines, no calling every WalMart & Best Buy in a 150 mile radius. Easy.

     
  19. appleguru1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The original plan was to buy one unlocked in australia once they come out (which will likely still be what I end up doing)... But with planetbeing announcing a successful unlock, I now have some hope of using an at&t locked iPhone in australia with a local sim.. which would save me about $600 (compared to buying one in AUS unlocked).
     
  20. appleguru1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    BTW, Thanks for the best buy numbers PUCCY! Trying a few now... I'm Keeping the list in post 15 updated, so if anyone does feel ambitious enough to call a store or two, post your results here!
     
  21. tocheeba macrumors member

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    It's not that easy. You just got lucky. AT&T is suppose to be filling orders on a first come, first serve basis. However, some orders are still backordered from 7/3-7/5, while others that ordered on 7/9 are already delivered. AT&T seems to be doing it completely random - it's weird. I'm also aware that 32GB models seem to be shipping FASTER than 16GB ones. I placed my order with AT&T on 7/12 and I'm still backordered. Probably won't get it til at least early next week.

    I've called everywhere in Chicagoland area - it's impossible to walk into a store and find one. It's like walking into a target and finding a Wii on the shelf during it's holiday release. Almost impossible, but one or two random people will find one.

    Also by reading AT&T forums, AT&T hasn't released anyone from backorder status today, which leads me to believe that AT&T hasn't received any stock from Apple today.
     
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  23. maflynn Moderator

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    Why not just order it at AT&T or apple and then it comes, you'll have it.

    No muss no fuss. Of course its not instant gratification but you'll not be bouncing off the walls trying to find one.
     
  24. PUCCY macrumors regular

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    you're welcome applegurupuccy.

    Now cant u extend your trip for one more night or would that be too costly?
     
  25. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    Happy to help a traveller in need! Hope you find the iPhone while in LA and have fun in Oz!
    GREAT people & a wonderful country!:)
     

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