Steve Jobs confirms Best Buy will have iPad 3G on the 30th?

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  1. javaGuru macrumors 6502a

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    9to5mac is reporting that Steve Jobs has confirmed in an email reply that Best Buy will indeed have the iPad 3G + WiFi on April 30th. I hope this is true but I'm still skeptical.
     
  2. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    I think the interesting part is that he is still running Leopard :D.
     
  3. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    I'll bet it won't be a very big line. Reports are they're only getting thirty at each store.
     
  4. javaGuru thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed that as well... lol :D
     
  5. javaGuru thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I hope it's not a very big line so I'll have a better chance of getting one. :)
     
  6. tdgrn macrumors 6502

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    We can't keep the Wi-Fi ones in stock, so good luck!
     
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    Of course they will, best buy never gets hits hard on apple stuff.
     
  8. javaGuru thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you work at a Best Buy? If so, what's the best way of getting one? Should I just camp out there all day for one? lol
     
  9. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    Yeh...better be one of the first thirty, and not particular about 16 vs 32 vs 64 gig.
     
  10. tdgrn macrumors 6502

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    Exactly... wish there was a better way... however right now there isnt:(
     
  11. javaGuru thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to put in for that day off from work so I can get there very early. Hopefully I will be able to get one. :)
     
  12. tdgrn macrumors 6502

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    :D

    We might not get them in the stores until the 15th, I still haven't heard anything offical, that's why I haven't posted anything yet. If you get there early enough, you will get a ticket, and then you will get somebody line selling you stuff, so be prepared to be bombarded by Geek Squad Black Tie Protection offers... Yeah
     
  13. javaGuru thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to be broke after buying one of these iPads so even if I wanted to I wouldn't be able to say yes to the Geek Squad... lol. :)

    Keep us updated on what you find out about stock. I sure hope they don't get pushed back as far as the 15th.
     
  14. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    Did you ever try to buy a Nintendo Wii at Best Buy?
     
  15. javaGuru thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, my wife got lucky and found one someone else she happened to be shopping at. But, I definitely heard how difficult it was to find one there.
     
  16. breakin2 macrumors newbie

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    Is every Best Buy going to sell the iPad or just those that are "authorized" sellers of Apple?
     
  17. AJayAgliolio macrumors member

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    Just 'authorized' Best Buys with the mini Apple Stores in em...
     
  18. breakin2 macrumors newbie

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    Cool. Thanks. That, unfortunately, leaves out my closest Best Buy.
     
  19. harry*333 macrumors 6502a

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    my local best buy has continued to maintain stock of every wifi model except for the 16gb, luckily when 3g comes I'll be shooting for a 32gb
    and they finally have incase sleeves in stock :D
     
  20. javaGuru thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The incase sleeves do look pretty nice. I just might get myself one of those.
     
  21. Lotus Esprit V8 macrumors regular

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    Well the reports for April 3rd said that each Best Buy was only getting 15 units per store and you know how accurate that was.
     
  22. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    I'm sorry for sounding dumb, but how do you know that? I looked through the post about the email. I must have missed something there.
     
  23. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    So tdgrn

    if i arrive at a best buy @3pm to buy an iPad 3G on the 30th, will a BB representative give me a ticket so I won't have to wait in line?:confused:
     
  24. tdgrn macrumors 6502

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    If you are in line before the store opens, you will get a ticket... If you are a ticket holder, you have until 12PM to pick up your iPad.

    Tickets are only available for the amount of iPads that the store has, therefore if there are 25 ipads, there will be 25 tickets.
     
  25. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    Thanks!

    But let me recap cause i'm still confused, sorry.:eek:

    I have to arrive at the store before it opens (for example: 10am, that's when my local BB opens) I then get a ticket. However this is were I get confused, you said I have till 12pm to pick up my iPad 3G, i thought iPad's didn't go on sale till 5pm on April 30th to the general public?

    Please advice. thanks!:)
     

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