Why wait?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iRooney, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. iRooney macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2011
    Charleston, SC
    So I just walked into my local best buy and picked up a new iPad. Why are people waiting 3 weeks for shipping when you can just buy locally? Or is my town not like others?
  2. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009
    Probably because they preordered it right when the shipping slipped. This was before the release date so they didn't know the stores would have them in stock.
  3. veryberry macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2012
    Toronto, ON
    I'm asking myself exactly the same question :(:(:(:( Mine is still not in my hands..
  4. Ladybug macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2006
    I was wondering the same thing myself. The stores in my area seem to have stock. Buy local and cancel online order if you're happy with it.
  5. tips macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2011
    On Top Of The World
    Other advantages are in stores like bhphotovideo, no tax to ship CA , free shipping, no recycling.Its as good as getting 10%off on new item.
  6. fanchee macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2009
    Yeah, I ordered Friday afternoon from BH and it shipped late Sunday night, delivers Thursday. A small price to pay for saving 8.6% in local sales tax.
  7. lcseds macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2006
    NC, USA
    I got in on the early preorder expecting a shortage after launch. Bought a 32 GB. After I got it, I realized I wanted the 64GB. Instead of going back to Apple, I went to B&H. Since I saved the tax, the upgrade was $60 for double the capacity. And it was in stock and shipped right out. No way I'd still be waiting for one from Apple not to mention the tax.
  8. seeharrison macrumors regular


    Nov 8, 2011
    I tried to order from B&H on Monday and they were out of stock. I called J&R, they had stock and I'll receive it Friday. I'm getting mine a week after launch, but I saved 9%.
  9. illini71 macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2010
    The WiFi 16's are all out in my area, but we have plenty 4G iPads to had. I walked into walmart and bought one.
  10. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    You still owe what is called use tax in California. I'm not sure whether it's enforced on small amounts. I doubt it. If we were talking about purchases in the five figure and up range, they might actually notice.
  11. Diversion macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2007
    Jacksonville, Florida
    In stock in a lot of places in my city.. Jax, Florida.. Lots of people, but we have a ton of locations that sell the iPad.

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