Retailers stocking iPads in the USA

Discussion in 'iPad' started by SimonTheSoundMa, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. SimonTheSoundMa macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2006
    Birmingham, UK
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Not at all. We're a pretty big country, demand exceeds supply and Apple has about 275 stores here. Why sell them to resellers at wholesale when you can sell them at retail while driving lots of traffic to your stores?
  3. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    I also wouldn't assume that all the dealers are "authorized" dealers. I visited Europe recently and saw iPads being sold in several mall stores in countries where it hadn't even been released yet. In the one country where it had been released, Austria, I saw it in several non-traditional stores (mom & pop-type electronics stores). I can only speculate that they weren't officially authorized.
  4. TraceyS/FL macrumors 601

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida
    I'm excited about the Best Buy news today - maybe that means i can look at some accessories!! My store was one of the small ones that didn't sell them...

    I'd expect by some point that most iPod resellers in the states will sell the iPad.
  5. DaWeav macrumors newbie


    Sep 2, 2010
    And get this, even though Apple is an 'AMERICAN' company, Apple has not provided the U.S. Military Exchange's (AAFES) stores any distribution of the Apple iPad except in a limited few locations. How un-AMERICAN is that for an AMERICAN company. Apple should take care of all their home front soldiers that protect your Apple freedoms and start shipping units to 'EVERY' military exchange store!
  6. lokerd macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2010
    Good point. I would think that an iPad would be one of the most amazing products for a person in the military because of its very small profile and ultra portability.
  7. bigpatky macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2007
    is buying it online an option?
  8. tamasvarga67 macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2007
    Apple doesn't ship to APO but using mail forwarding service like apobox - for extra cost - is an option... that's how I got mine. AAFES prices are usually higher anyway so even with the mail forwarding fee it wasn't a bad deal.
  9. cliegal macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2010
    I'm in FL and I bought mine at Best Buy 3 months ago. They've been stocking them for awhile.
  10. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    Read the original post. It's not that Best Buy has started to sell them - it' that they're selling them at every store. Previously they were sold at "larger" locations only.
  11. cliegal macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2010
    I just love how friendly everyone is in this forum. (sarcasm) I bought mine at a smaller Best Buy. They were only stocking two sizes at the time and had very few accessories. Thank you for reminding me that in this forum, the devil is in the details when posting. Simply making a friendly comment is hardly worth it because of the remarks that may follow.

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