iPad iPad Air 2 launch at Best Buy

Discussion in 'iPad' started by dannyyankou, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. dannyyankou macrumors 603

    dannyyankou

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    Hey guys.

    Like many people, I'm excited to get the new iPad when it's released next Friday. I traded in my old iPad a couple days ago, but got a gift card that can only be used in Best Buy's stores.

    So what are people's experiences with iPad launches at Best Buy? Do they usually have a good stock? How early should I go there? Are the lines long? Do they do online pre-orders? Please share your past experiences.
     
  2. fanchee macrumors 6502a

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    If I recall correctly from last year, they had decent stock of all wifi iPads. But every time I was there, I was asking for Verizon and they didn't seem to have any LTE models for awhile.

    Good luck!
     
  3. iosuser macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure all retailers will be stacked with the new iPads, whatever it's called, and will probably be discounted shortly, like the Target $100 gift card last black Friday. iPad shortage is a thing of the past I think. Notice the low viewing activities on the iPad forum, even on new iPad launch day? It's even lower than Desktops lol.
     
  4. dannyyankou thread starter macrumors 603

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    It also outsold the Mac 3x last quarter...

    I agree it's not the same as it was a couple years ago, but I still find uses for it.
     
  5. BigMacAttack1 macrumors regular

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    Will BB offer a preorder for the iA2, a la Apple?
     
  6. dannyyankou thread starter macrumors 603

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    That's what I'm wondering as well. They haven't even tweeted anything iPad Air 2 related.
     
  7. lakerchick4life macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I was wondering the same thing..I am planning on getting the WiFi version of the iPad Air 2..I want to trade in my old iPad 4 64gb WiFi in order to get it..I also have a movers coupon so I figure, I can order the iPad Air 2 online, then pick it up in store and do the trade in and get the credit..not sure how it works
     
  8. MykullMyerz macrumors 6502

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    I've never had a problem with purchasing an iPad, with the exact configuration I desired, from Best Buy. Like a previous poster said, iPad shortages are a thing of the past.

    The demand on launch day has dwindled since the iPad 2 craziness.
     
  9. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    10 people on line at my local BB for last year's launch of the Air, that was all. I was third in line 15 minutes before the store opened.
     
  10. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    My only experience with iPad launch and Best Buy was on the first one. Needless to say, that was a long time ago.

    Just like someone else mentioned, even on announcement day this sub section is slow and little views (relatively speaking).
     

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