How is the iPad availability in stores now?

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  1. RedlegsFan macrumors 6502

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    I have an iPad 3 but I'm looking to pick up another. How's the in-store availability for Best Buy and other stores, anybody know?

    Figure this way my wife and kids can use the other iPad 3 and now I will have one of my own ;)
     
  2. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    They are widely available. No lines but some models do still sell out briefly. I'd just call ahead before making the drive.
     
  3. seadragon Contributor

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    Out of stock in my area (near Toronto, Canada).
     
  4. mcdj macrumors G3

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    All stores have stock. Wait, some. Wait, none.

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  5. seadragon Contributor

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    LOL... is that the new iBall there mcdj? :D
     
  6. kdoug macrumors 6502a

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    Not so sure about this. I've been looking for a 32 gb white wifi for my wife and they're vapor. I ordered one from the apple store last week in case I can't find one sooner.
     
  7. vjacques macrumors member

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    actually the wi-fi only models have miraculously disappeared from every NY store.
     
  8. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    I suppose it varies by area then. I hope you find one soon.
     
  9. parapup macrumors 65816

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    My local BestBuy had both 32GB and 64GB WiFi models available. Seems like Apple is being better at keeping up with demand this time. iPad2 wasn't available for a long time locally.
     
  10. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816

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    All 32G out in surrounding apple stores for the past 3 weeks.
     
  11. Nychot macrumors 6502a

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    Walked into my bestbuy last sunday and picked up a 16gb black verizon. No problem. Everyone seems to be out of 32gb wifi AND 4g. I guess it is THE sweetspot. I sold my backup ipad2 16gb verizon for $375. I paid $350 for it a few weeks ago just to have after selling my ipad2 16gb wifi for $415. Other than the camera i dont see a lot of difference between the 2 and 3. When i had my 2 i compared it with my wifes 3 and was knocked out. But now using the 3 it doesnt seem any different. Could just be my eyes.
     
  12. thefredelement macrumors 65816

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    I've been trying to track down a 32GB Black Verizon since Saturday (after I erroneously received an AT&T on Friday) with no luck whatsoever.

    I returned the AT&T and ordered a VZW version from apple.com yesterday (4/9), my order is still "item processing".

    I'm in the NYC area.
     
  13. patricem macrumors 6502

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    No 32GB and no 4G's in my BB, upstate NY. Been waiting
     
  14. Jarre macrumors newbie

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    Florida stores have every model in. I walked in and bought my 64gb 4g white with ease! While the website still said 1-2weeks shipping!
     
  15. dsquared81 macrumors 6502

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    Check out findone or findone plus from the AppStore. In my experience pretty reliable and accurate. Found one at target and within minutes of purchasing mine, it went away in the app.
     
  16. TahoeBlue, Apr 11, 2012
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  17. ru4real macrumors member

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    I went to the Altamonte Springs Apple Store for mine and they didn't have 32GB wifi in stock. I got a 16GB instead. I was on the fence about the capacity anyway, so them not having 32GB in stock made the decision very easy for me.
     
  18. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    I called a few days about a white 16GB wifi and most BB's were out, but they said they were ordering more...called two days later, which was yesterday and they have some. Most of the stores I called said white was getting sold more than black.
     
  19. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816

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    What what about if you tried north new jersey?
     
  20. thefredelement macrumors 65816

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    I haven't, I think at this point I'm just going to wait it out.
     

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