Look for iPad in odd places (especially in MN)

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  1. Zepaw macrumors 65816

    Zepaw

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    Special note to people in Minnesota, when I last called the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Bookstore they had everything but the 64GB 3G in stock.

    Since common knowledge was the iPad is sold at Apple and BestBuy not enough people think of other places that may have them since there are so few. I know from experience of getting each kind of iPad the day they came out with no line (unless you consider 5 people hanging around for a minute a line) that these places are completely missed by the general iPad seeking public.

    I shared my tip, anyone else have any unexpected brick and mortar iPad sellers?
     
  2. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    My university's computer store has iPads in stock, but they won't sell to anyone who is not student, faculty, or staff with a valid university ID.
     
  3. Zepaw thread starter macrumors 65816

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    To my knowledge you do not need to be a student for our store, best to check though. ;)
     
  4. Applepi macrumors 6502a

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    I've shopped there many times and I was not a student. Thanks for the lookout.
     
  5. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    That's how I got my iPad. On the Canadian release date, May 28, everyone was lining up for hours outside Apple stores. Big news, lots of press photos featuring long line ups. Meanwhile, I walked into the local Best Buy on my lunch break, said "you got any iPads?" and sure enough, they had a couple dozen left and I walked out with one.

    I won't tell that to my friend who was one of those waiting in line at the local Apple store since 6:00am. ;)
     
  6. normwood macrumors 6502a

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    I was in the Apple Store in the Mall of America yesterday and a guy was buying a 64 gig 3g. They apparently had those in stock. No cases what-so-ever though.

    Steve
     
  7. iPadforLife macrumors newbie

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    Lols! I wouldnt either! Also, it is great that your university's bookstore sells them... Superior :D
     
  8. Toppa G's macrumors 6502

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    I picked one up at Best Buy in Eden Prairie last week - several Twin Cities BB locations had them in stock last Tuesday morning.
     
  9. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    University of Minnesota Duluth here, and we have a crap load of iPads in stock.
     
  10. Davydd macrumors regular

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    There was an article in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune about an Apple store coming to the Uptown area. In the article it mentioned a guy buying an iPad at First Tech, a computer store on Hennepin Avenue just 4 blocks north of Apple's new Uptown location. First Tech was the first Apple dealer in the Twin Cities and where I bought most of my Macs before Apple Stores appeared.
     
  11. Cambot macrumors regular

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    Uptown does not surprise me! Is it going where the Uptown bar used to be?
    First Tech I think advertises on the side of their building specifically about repairing Apple stuff, I think. Surprised me that the U has them. I reserved a 32g wifi at Rosedale Mall and picked it up in less than 48 hours, 24 of which no models came off the truck apparently.
     
  12. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    I was too in the Apple store in NY during the launch for no apparent reason. I did not purchase an iPad and stood there staring at people. Come to think about it, I do not know why I was there.

    -- Steve Jobs
     
  13. spiralynth macrumors regular

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    First Tech. Man I remember that place when I used to live in The Cities.

    I miss MN.
     

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