Who was able to buy an iPad since Monday?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Justinm59, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Justinm59 macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2008
    I've been pretty hopeless about getting an iPad 2. I thought it might be helpful for people to see where and when people were able to get iPads this week. Most posts seem to be about people who haven't been able to purchase an iPad 2 so let's give people some hope and show that people are actually getting them.
  2. rtztgue macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2008
    not me. I put a reserve in with best buy on sunday. I am #31 and have not heard anything. I even called to see if they have received any shipments. Nothing as of yet. I also check the local stores such as target, wal mart etc. but nada... I will just be patient and wait, since I have no intention of waiting in line at an apple store for hours.
  3. KoukiFC3S macrumors 6502a

    Jul 4, 2010
    Got mine at target yesterday. If you can't camp early, I'd use the target locator and try your luck there.
  4. djmodifyd macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2008
  5. ozred macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2011
    I made a random stop at Target yesterday on the way to work.

    Got lucky to find they had three exactly like I was looking for, so I bought them all.

    Cheers. :)
  6. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    Got one on Wednesday, Apple store in Columbia, MD
  7. zea mays macrumors 6502a

    zea mays

    Feb 10, 2007
  8. WoodrowCall macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2010
    Memphis, TN
    I got mine this morning at an Apple store. I got there at about 7 and was 6th in line. :D
  9. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    Target doesn't have a limit per customer?
  10. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    I finally got one at the local Apple Store. 32GB wifi black.

    The saga of the iPad:

    I didn't do early online ordering as I usually do, because of BestBuy's zero interest deals. So, Friday afternoon I went and stood in line - later than I should have, and missed the ticket by about 10-15 people.

    Checked around BestBuy again Saturday, but they only did the reservations bit. By Tuesday, I was checking Target's stock - saw one available, and called when the store opened at 8:00am Wed. Of course, they didn't actually have one. Being up early anyway, I headed to the Apple Store.

    Got there about 8:40, but there were already about 40 in line. They only had one 16GB wifi, and only Verizon in 3G. They had quite a few of them, but enough people bailed before me, I could have purchased a Verizon. (If I were to get a 3G (which I wasn't), it would have been AT&T.)

    I called another Apple Store, which is a good hour's drive away, and was told they might get another delivery within a couple of hours. So, I figured I'd drive that direction and check the Target Store in person, also: Fry's, Walmart, and an AT&T store. No joy. Called the Apple Store back before making the rest of the drive, talked to someone who actually inventories deliveries, and was told they already received all they were going to for the day.

    Got home, spent sometime reading the other threads here about locating one, and decided the Apple Store was going to be the best chance - provided an early, early, arrival in the morning. Since that day's line had started around 7:00am, I figured that would work for today. I arrived just a tad after 7:00am, and was second in line.

    Today's selection was all wifi only, both 16 and 32GB. I think they only had 2 or 3 32's - I got one. :D

    Originally, I had been looking for a 64GB, but 32GB is fine (same as my 1st gen). No more hunting or waiting (especially with a possibility they become scarce due to part shortages from Japan).

    Bottom line: I suggest an early lineup at an Apple Store, though there still is no guarantee of stock (our store had none for Tue. I'm not sure about Mon.).
  11. lopexo macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2009
    Sacramento, CA
    Target for me yesterday. 32 Gig Black WiFi (Exactly what I wanted)

    Cancelled my Apr 1, apple online order.
  12. ojaian macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2011
  13. Justinm59 thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2008
    Glad to see other people have been succesful. I was able to grab a 32 gb black wifi today at a privately owned authorized apple retailer in my area today. I had no idea they even existed but I did a search on google for apple retailers in my area and saw them so I called and they had 8 of the model I wanted. I wonder how long they've had stock.
  14. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8F190 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Local Mac retailer today.
  15. baummer macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2005
    Southern California
    I'm still on the waiting list with my employer's Apple store. They haven't even received their first stock shipment yet. I am actively checking local Targets, Best Buys, and Apple store, but no one has any stock.
  16. unkn0wnsoldier macrumors regular


    Jul 4, 2009
    Fountain, Co
    I got one at Target yesterday. Black 32gb wifi. The Target Information sticky is great. All I can tell you is to keep checking the links for the iPad(s) you want often. I bought at mine around 3pm yesterday. I was 1 of 4 people shopping in the entire store. As I arrived, two more cars pulled up. I thought they were there for iPads and panicked . :eek:
  17. epictempo macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2008
    Target too

    Looks like target ftw. 64gb white wifi
  18. gigaguy macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2010
  19. iPhone1 macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I got my VZW 16GB White iPad from the Apple Store yesterday. Showed up at 7:15 to grab a ticket. Keep trying. Key is to go early (like 4-5AM) and hope they have what you want. Don't buy something with plans on returning it before 14 days. That's why people can't find what they want.
  20. Schnoz macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2011
    I got one this morning at target using the target stock site listed on other threads. Much better than waiting for 3-5 weeks from apple.com.
  21. terrymaz macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2010
    SF Bay Area and Chicago Area
    Apple store for me......paid over the phone and they held it for me. :cool:
  22. TonySCV macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2009
    Target FTW... 64GB AT&T black. Got it this morning.
  23. SaintsMac macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2009
    I was able to pick up mine on Tuesday using the Target inventory checker. I got a 32GB WiFi Black.

    Sweet tool that saved me a ton of time and fuel!!!!!
  24. dennisjs macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2011
    Northeast USA
    Did the apple line thing for three days and then decided to try Target. No luck there but used the Target inventory checker on Tuesday night and watched the inventory change. I got up early on Wednesday and was at the store which showed the most inventory well before opening. I was the first one in the store and the first one at the electronics counter (there were no other ipad2 customers around). Bought a 32gb wi fi Black.
  25. epi117 macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2010
    Yesterday apple store. Was there at 7:30 am , was 13th in line, by the time the apple guy came out at 8:15 line was about 50 people. They had 15 ipads , all verizon, sucked it up and got 64gig white, didnt really want 3G but , also did not want to wait in line again.

    Very happy, very fast ...

    Had sold my ipad about ten days ago and i do use it for work, so was happy to have it agian.

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