How early on Saturday for a non-reserved iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gwhitta, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. gwhitta macrumors member

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    Let's say, in theory, that I ordered the 3G iPad but am now having second thoughts and don't want to wait. Let's say I want to just go to an Apple Store on Saturday morning and pick one up?

    If the store opens at 9am, how early should I get there to be in with a chance? Will they even have them available for walk-ins?
     
  2. jedolley macrumors 68000

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    You might have a better shot at a participating Best Buy. My understanding is that they hold the reserves until 3PM. I assume if they have any extras they will sell those, but I doubt they'll have much more than the reserve number (IMO).
     
  3. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Yes, they will have walk-in from what I have heard. Its a separate line from the "reserves." Hard to say how early you'll want to get there. I guess the best reference point would be to call the mall office and find out when the doors will be unlocked Sat AM.
     
  4. LadyHoneyBabe macrumors 6502

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    Stores open at 9AM only for people who reserved an iPad. Stores open at 10AM for everyone else.
     
  5. jose123 macrumors newbie

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    Depends on how bad you really want it. If there really is a limited stock, I would suggest going there as soon as the mall opens to the public.
     
  6. zinka macrumors regular

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    "Mall"?
     
  7. macduke Suspended

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    Is this really how it works? I remember calling my Apple Store a few weeks ago to ask and they said that it won't happen until 10am, even though my email said 9am. Granted, they've probably received more detailed instructions since then, so I should probably give them another call.

    Guess I'll be up even earlier on a Saturday. Fantastic! But I guess I'll be an optimist and look at it this way: one hour early!

    Forecast is for rain and thunderstorms that morning. Fun!
     
  8. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

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    i am going to have to respectfully disagree. you will have a much better shot at the apple store but will have to wait longer.
     
  9. jose123 macrumors newbie

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    Oh my bad, I forgot that there are some Apple Stores that freestanding. :eek:

    All the Apple Stores here are inside of malls, which don't open till 8ish, so you cant go line up until they open the mall doors. :)
     

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