New iPad will be available at AAFES for Military Folks

Discussion in 'iPad' started by SporkLover, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. SporkLover macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2011
    Heads up. The new iPad will be available on the 16th at various AAFES locations for military folks and their families.

    This is great because they didn't sell the iPad 2 until 6-8 weeks after they initially went on sale.

    Great way to save on sales tax!
  2. bjmach macrumors 6502

    Oct 10, 2008
    dam I preordered mine but Im off that day so will go to my local AAfes and pick up another one and wait out the impending shortage.
  3. scrapple macrumors regular


    Sep 23, 2004
  4. svredhead2008 macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2012
    Hubert, NC
    What about Marines?

    That's awesome! But what about the Marine Corps Exchange system (MCX)? Will it be at Camp Lejeune? :confused:
  5. SporkLover thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2011
    No idea. Would be worth a phone call to their electronics department.

    The Marines only have a few MCXs CONUS (compared to AAFES)..... seems to be a homerun for them!
  6. M87 macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2009
    I'd be surprised if they got them any time soon at my exchange. I think it took them a couple of months to get the iPad 2.
  7. Beachguy macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2011
    Unrelated: Thanks, guys, for serving. Enjoy your new iPads.
  8. Bozley0621 macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2009
    I sold my iPad and my iPhone 3G to put towards a new iPad. I won't be at an MCX until May when my husband returns from deployment, at which point I'm hoping the Cherry Point exchange has them.
  9. imeth macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2011
    Hell yeah!! Great news for us and no sales TAX!!
  10. SporkLover thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2011
    Just heard more great news. If you have coupons they will accept them!

    I happen to have a 15% off any single item in store coupon. I verified they will accept it too!

    710'sh for my 64gb AT&T iPad!
  11. Lineprophet macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2010
    Hmmm... where did you procure said coupon? I might be scouring the PX here at Ft. Hood on release day.
  12. SporkLover thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2011
    Picked it up at Mcchord a month or two ago while TDY.
  13. flexpinoy macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2010
    Hmm... I wonder if they have the coupon at Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange.
  14. geislert macrumors newbie


    Dec 29, 2006
    OFallon Il

    That would surprise me to have AAFES get Apple products on release day. I see nothing at or a google search the last 24 hours.
  15. Sylon macrumors 68020


    Feb 26, 2012
    Michigan/Ohio, USA
    I doubt they would have it here in Honduras. They don't even have any of the previous iPads. They do have iOS products here, but just iPod Touches and Nanos.

    I'll ask in the morning though.
  16. SporkLover thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2011
    Well it just so happens that Scott AFB has a big shipment (160) and that in the exchange they have erected a stage area in the front of the store for the new iPad. In fact when you drive on the base there are strategically posted small signs around the base.

    Check it out.
  17. geislert macrumors newbie


    Dec 29, 2006
    OFallon Il
    AAFES 16 Mar release confirmed

    Lol, we are also at Scott. I emailed the wife who works across the street from the BX at TRANSCOM and she didn't notice anything, but I called the Exchange Customer Service, and they said that they are suppose to receive an unknown quantity. I then verified that this isn't just a fluke by calling Peterson AFB CO; they will also be receiving over 100.

    Nice to know AAFES is actually trying to serve its customers.

    Sorry for doubting your information.
  18. SporkLover thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2011
    I'm also at transcom ;). The iPad display area they staged is in the front of the store where they usually show off a new tv or two. It's filled with misc apple gear now.

    And it is nice when the exchange can keep up current trends, especially in the ever changing electronics world.
  19. johndoe588 macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2007
    Upstate New York
    The West Point exchange is not expecting any, if the electronics salespeople have correct information.
  20. FamuLady macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2012

    ORRR what you can do is buy one at Aafees in the morning then sell the one from Apple and hike the price up! :rolleyes:
  21. Wise87 macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2010
    The Eglin BX is suppose to be getting some in. I also checked Hurlburt Field and there not getting them. Seems only the larger exchanges are getting them.
  22. Joony macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2005
    Picked up the Black 64GB WiFi for $689 ($10 off MSRP) and tax free, no lines or waiting at all :)

    They apparently had 100 come in at the Fort Dix/McGuire AFB BX in New Jersey. Went in a 9AM when they opened but the truck didn't get in until about 12PM.

    Time to play with this thing!
  23. qube2 macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2012

    We will be visiting Eglin BX in a couple of months. Could somebody tell
    me the price and avalibility of the iphone 4s and the new ipad.


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