iPad mini Will The Mini Be Sold Out @ Best Buy, Apple Store, etc. on Friday?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Spungoflex, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Spungoflex macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2012
    What is the likelihood of walking into a Best Buy or Apple store on Friday after work and picking up a white 16 gb mini?

    Are people expecting the product to sell out quickly?
  2. shenan1982 macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    For sure, 10000% yes, without a doubt... :confused::confused::confused::confused:

    How do you expect anyone to know the answer to this? If the past couple iPad launches tell us anything, no they won't be sold out... but there's absolutely no way of knowing until Friday.

    If you want a better shot of getting one, try 10pm on Apple.com thursday night, and it'll let you reserve one in-store for pickup anytime Friday.

    But seriously, what were you expecting... a response that would give you assurance that they'll have ample supply for you at 5 pm? Hell, even the friggin store manager wouldn't know that at this point. They're retail employees and they find out what they'll have at the point when they open the box and see how many they get in the shipment, usually about 2 minutes before you'll know. Retail = trained monkeys, and nobody in Apple supply chain is dumb enough to be involved with commenting on these things.
  3. BLOND37 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2008
    will apple stores have ipad mini to sell at 8am on 11-2?
  4. krnboy503 macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2008
    nope. only walmart :p
  5. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
    Walk Ins

    Oh, I'm sure that all of the retailers will have them. The question is . . . what will they have. They don't seem to know what they are getting in (models or number of units).

    Not sure how your luck will run in getting what you want after work. You may want to place an order, as a back up, on the Apple Store. You can always cancel it when you get back home.
  6. GeorgieAcevedo macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2012
    New York City
    Really you can do this with a product that hasn't been released yet ? I thought this was only for iPhone after they get sold out.
  7. Risner123 macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2012

    I work at best buy and i saw the shipping log for my region yesterday. and it said each store would receive between 10-25 ipad minis of each GB. I think the 10-25 range would go for every retail chain such as walmart and target as well. With that many i think you may be out of luck.. with getting it after work.
  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    There are a lot of UPS packages out for delivery to stores today. Each package only has 16LB worth of units, so at the most, it's only 20 iPad Minis or even less.
  9. MartyCan macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2012
    Near Toronto, ON
    I had preordered an iPad 3 Wifi only and got it on release day. Then I decided I wished I'd bought one with the LTE so I gave mine to my wife and a week after the release I got a WiFi+ Cellular 64 GB at a Staples store.

    It will really depend on which model you want. I'd say forget about getting a white 16 GB unless you are one of the first in line overnight. For that matter I would not have high hopes on a 16GB in black either on opening day.


    Absolutely they will. The question will be how many.
  10. Spungoflex thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2012
    I don't think too many people will be lining up overnight for an ipad. From what people are saying on this forum, they have never sold out on opening day before.
  11. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    I choose zero expectations. It's a huge timesaver. A wait & see approach is always accurate.
  12. MartyCan macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2012
    Near Toronto, ON
    I got my first version iPad at the Apple store in the Eaton Centre in Toronto on the 2nd day. I got a Black 32 GB because it was the only one that was not sold out. Now I did not line up either.

    But when the "2" came out we tried to get one for my wife and we could not. We could not even get online fast enough to pre-reserve a pick-up for the next day at any of the stores in Toronto area. Finally we gave up and ordered one for delivery and waited it out.
  13. Spungoflex thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2012
    Well, that certainly sucks.
  14. Frankied22 macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2010
    I am going to say no, they won't be sold out. Based off the last iPad release, I am going to say they will have plenty of stock.
  15. BaBaBoooooooey macrumors regular


    Apr 19, 2010
    i think minis all sold out but ipad 4s left at apple store.
    best buys sold out of everything, like always.
  16. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    Yeah because they get 10 models :)
  17. token787 macrumors regular


    Jun 30, 2012
    I doubt it. Try calling the store and see if you can pre-order.
  18. BaBaBoooooooey macrumors regular


    Apr 19, 2010
    Very true. that along with, there being so many different types of iPad minis. 16, 32, 64, black and white. If they get like 15 of each. The odds of getting the actual one you want is very slim.

    oh wait...that is probably what you meant by "models".... well i already typed this out so im still submitting this reply.
  19. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    Nope. Scalpers got burned the last time. They learned their lesson.
  20. iAi macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2012
    The iPad minis will be sold out everywhere as the carriers are not selling it 11/02.

    And it is too sexy to be left in the counters. :p
  21. ercsliberty macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2011
    probably yes, apple products just drive people crazy :)
    me too
  22. RTbar macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2011
    this is a different product though, people already had iPads, noone has an iPad mini
  23. midwestfisherma macrumors 6502


    Jul 25, 2012
    S.E. Mich
  24. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    The minis dont have cellular so most people will wait until it does have cellular. I am going to get cellular if I feel like I need it when it actually comes out but I see no sense in paying 10 extra dollars to add it to mobile share when I can just tether my phone.

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