Houston, TX: Does anyone know of any place that has iPads in stock?

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  1. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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    Every Best Buy and Apple store that I've called is out. Just curious.

    (I'm looking for 3G models)
     
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Maybe check independent Apple dealers if there are any near you.
     
  3. DraigTX macrumors newbie

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    Registered here (long time lurker) just for you :)

    Willbrook and The Woodlands showing stock of WiFi.

    I bought a 16GB wifi from Woodlands earlier. They had about 12 at that time and about 4 32GB wifi, NO 3G.
     
  4. jamesryanbell thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks! I feel honored. haha. :)

    I'm looking for 3G models. :(
     
  5. jamesryanbell thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't know of any except Best Buy. Who else stocks them?
     
  6. Battlestar macrumors 6502

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    If you are really serious about buying one then just use the Apple Online store. It is your only sure thing.
     
  7. kutsushita macrumors regular

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    houston calling in.

    no such luck anywhere at all. just order like the other guy said and you'll have it in no time. ordered mine on mother's day and will expect it between the 18th and 22nd! if i do hear of anything i'll send you a pm btw and good luck man!
     
  8. vertigo78 macrumors regular

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    Check independant apple resellers like someone said above. Also check if any college in your area sells any in their campus store. I got my iPad at my university's bookstore (ucsb). They've had an apple section for a couple of years and now half of it is deticated to the iPad.
     
  9. jamesryanbell thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks, I'll do the same. :)
     
  10. AGEC2008 macrumors member

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    I believe MacResource in College Station has/had some. There are two locations 979.314.0537 and the other is 979.314.0535 I believe.
     
  11. jamesryanbell thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks!

    BTW...I'm a class of '00 Aggie.
     
  12. superspud macrumors regular

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    im here in the woodlands.... ive been calling the apple store and best buy every day for a week and a half and they still dont have any in stock, nor do they offer any suggestion as to when they WILL have any in stock...



    i could just order online, but i am always at work so i'd have to get it shipped here, and im paranoid about shipping a computer.....
     
  13. jamesryanbell thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'll post regarding availability locally if I hear anything.
     
  14. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Got mine shipped and it was in pristine condition.

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    Also, you could try to get put on a reserve list at an Apple store.
     
  15. kutsushita macrumors regular

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    I called my local best buy (galleria) and they have a recording that automatically plays stating they don't have any and as long that message plays they won't have any.

    Also my 2 cents on the Apple reserve list: I was told a little over a month wait for a 3G and immediately ordered online and will have it in less than half that time. If you cut the middle man you won't have to wait behind a slueth of people!
     
  16. AGEC2008 macrumors member

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    Glad to see another Aggie. I called the Northgate location and they have 32GB 3g in. FYI
     
  17. jamesryanbell thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Is that the only model they have in stock? :)
     
  18. AGEC2008 macrumors member

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    Yes. That is only at the Northgate location and not the original Texas location.
     
  19. jamesryanbell thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for checking. That was super cool of you to do that. :)
     
  20. AGEC2008 macrumors member

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    No worries. Its what Aggies do. Good luck with the search.
     
  21. jamesryanbell thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Supposedly, a few showed up at a Best Buy in the Woodlands yesterday. Sold out within half an hour. Don't know which models.

    Anyone heard of any other Best Buys getting any in?
     
  22. kutsushita macrumors regular

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    just checked this morning and NOTHING still@galleria BB. i was at the galleria apple store yesterday buying a case (funny, this is the third time i've went in to make an apple purchase in the last month and a half and have been the ONLY one buying something yet don't even get a simple "hi" from an employee) and they were completely out of stock as well.
     
  23. harry*333 macrumors 6502a

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    Last time I checked there weren't any, you're probably better off ordering online and waiting because there also are very long waiting lines at each store so when the shipment comes in they're going to be sold to the people on the list
     
  24. jamesryanbell thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I think I'm going to give in and just order online.

    I'm still just curious about "in-stock" status because...well...i'm just curious now. haha.

    I stopped by the Best Buy in Pasadena (South Houston) today to pick up some other items, and stopped by the Apple dept. The manager was there, and he said they're shipping them in extremely small lots via UPS. They ordered all six models, but in each order (which according to him is about five to eight at a time...?), it's varying randomly concerning which models. The last order (last week) they got in was five. 3 16GB wifi, one 32GB 3G, and a 64GB wifi. They have a group of people waiting there EVERY DAY between noon and 1pm waiting to claim the shipments. They were gone within 10 seconds of him walking back onto the floor and telling people that they were there. Insane.

    And they aren't allowed to take reservations like the Apple store.

    Just telling you what he told me. :)

    -- Ryan
     
  25. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Order online. If you would of ordered on the 11th, it most likely would of shipped already.
     

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