iPad So when do you think Best Buy will have the iPad 5 in stock?

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  1. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

    Jun 10, 2007
    Cary, NC
    Plan to buy a 32GB iPad 5 but want to get it from Best Buy so I can get 18 months no interest financing. Typically has Best Buy had iPad's for sell on the same day the Apple Store has them?
  2. famoussasjohn macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2010
    No guarantees, since Apple will get first crack at inventory. Acknowledging the iPhone 5s fiasco, inventory may be more tight than usual for these as well considering the leaks have shown gold, space gray and silver models will be coming. Best Buy may offer pre-orders, though their pre-order system is a lot different from what Apple would offer. It's essentially first come first serve for pre-orders at Best Buy.
  3. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2012
    That's exactly what I plan on doing. I'm hoping to get one on launch day. We won't know what Best Buy will do until on or after the 22nd.
  4. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2010
    It has also been my plan, best buy is good for 0% financing. I also have a bunch of gift cards saved up. But, the temptation is there to wait a month or so and see about getting their open box returns. Had real good luck with my iPad 3 bought open box from Best Buy. They took $89 off the retail price and it had a small issue, but I had no problem going to an Apple Store and getting it swapped out for another iPad 3 that had no issues at all!
  5. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    1 - It has not been officially announced.

    2 - The date of sale has not been announced.

    3 - The number of each type of Ipad has not been announced.

    4 - If you need zippo interest rate, the.... oops, will leave that to your Father.
  6. cxc273 macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2012
    When I purchased my iPad 3, which was the first Retina iPad, my local Best Buy did have it on launch day.

    Since Best Buy is an official Apple retail partner, it's likely they'll have it on launch day. However, like the iPhone 5s launch, supplies may be constrained, so the exact color and storage option may not be available at your local store.
  7. Count Blah macrumors 68040

    Count Blah

    Jan 6, 2004
    US of A
    Generally we would see pictures of crates piled up in BB's back room, if they are available on launch day.

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