iPad 3G - Apple Store availability

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  1. topmounter macrumors 68020

    topmounter

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    I've been in a tent in the desert for the last week and now that I've returned to "civilization", I'd like to pick up an iPad 3G. I'm in no hurry, but if I could pick one up today it wouldn't break my heart...

    Are the retail stores sold out of iPad 3G's or is it worth giving them a call?
     
  2. Mshilling macrumors regular

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    in the time it took you to log in and write this, you could have called all the local stores. how would we know. in my local store they are not sold out.
     
  3. petrelli86 macrumors newbie

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    anyone collected their sets after reserving them at apple store? how long did it take?
     
  4. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    I called yesterday, they were out, said they get shipments every day, but they don't what will be in each shipment.

    I would reserve one at the Apple store, or order online (1-2 week wait at least).
     
  5. topmounter thread starter macrumors 68020

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    There are 3 Apple Stores 30-45 miles away from me and I only have 2 quarters for the payphone at the corner 7-11.

    Now I know it's at least worth making the calls and panhandling for another quarter if the first two don't have them.

    Thanks!
     
  6. ukwildcat macrumors 6502

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    I called this morning, and the 6 store within a 1.5 hour drive are out.
     
  7. Daghis macrumors member

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    At my local Apple store, I was told that they don't have any 3G's in stock, but they are receiving some every day that are being made available first to those that reserve them in the store by getting added to their "Notify Me" list.

    They believe that once on the list, one should be able to get their iPad 3G in 2-3 days.
     
  8. nj-mac-user macrumors 6502

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    I just called your local Apple Stores for you and they are all sold out, sorry. One guy told me they won't be restocking for at least 3 weeks so good luck with that.
     
  9. iKrl macrumors regular

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    Can you do this by calling them?
    I called and they only had wifi 16gb ipad
     
  10. mac-slap-happy macrumors member

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    They are in stock here (Knoxville). Just picked one up for a mothers day gift.
     
  11. alphaod macrumors Core

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  12. T4R06 macrumors 65816

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    i did reserve yesterday at the store. they are saying 2 or 3 days guaranteed.. i called today and there is no shipment for the 3G. i am hoping tomoroow will be the day.

    here in Connecticut
     
  13. iKrl macrumors regular

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    So you have to go to the store to "reserve" a 3g? or can you just call and ask for them to "reserve" one for me? (it'd be extremely helpful if I didn't have to go all the way to the store just to have to go back in three days time)
     
  14. uraniumwilly macrumors 6502

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    You can call them and reserve it. They'll send you an email when it arrives.
     
  15. ThoseBackPages macrumors regular

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  16. Safari King macrumors member

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    I just called my local Apple store and the Genius told me you have to be there in person to reserve it....
     
  17. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a

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    WOW!! Quarters for the corner pay phone? Maybe you should be thinking about buying a cell phone instead of an ipad.
     
  18. harry*333 macrumors 6502a

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    all my stores are out and I get the typical "We don't know" answer to when they'll get more
     
  19. rickeames macrumors regular

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    Do you reserve over the phone, or do you do it from the web?
     
  20. harry*333 macrumors 6502a

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    you have to do it on the web, thats what they told me on the phone
     
  21. lokerd macrumors 6502a

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    Don't know about today, but as of Sunday, Houston and all surounding stores were completely sold out.
     
  22. jettie1767 macrumors 6502

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    I called all the Apple stores in NJ and NYC. All are sold out. I was able to get on a waitlist at the Freehold store though.
     
  23. rickeames macrumors regular

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    I have searched high and low on the apple site for this and see nothing. Color me "confused."
     
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  25. iKrl macrumors regular

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    Sadly this is true, just called and you have to go to the apple store to be on the "notify me" list, guess I'll have to go all the way to the store now
    So seriously they take about 2 to 3 days to get you one? (forgot to ask)
     

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