03-27-2011 09:43 PM
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03-28-2011 10:57 AM
The all-new thinner and lighter design makes iPad 2 even more comfortable to hold. It's even more powerful with the dual-core A5 chip, yet has the same 10 hours of battery life.1 With two cameras, you can make FaceTime video calls,2 record HD video and put a twist on your snapshots in Photo Booth. And the iPad Smart Cover attaches magnetically and wakes up, stands up and brightens up your iPad 2.3
Yeah Best Buy is really screwed up. Listen to my tale of hope and tragedy.
I "Reserved" my iPad 2 from the BB on 23rd Street in Manhattan NY, and then last week (Wednesday 3/23) I walked into the Union Square store on 14th Street and ask if they had any iPad 2's the guy said no but they were expecting some this week (first shipment since release)....as I started walking away he get a call on the walkie talkie from the stock room saying they just unloaded some iPad 2 boxes and he calls me back and asks me which model I want I quickly tell him Black 64GB AT&T version he gets it right away for me and this being my first iPad say hey I wanted the iPad 2 not the iPad 1 because the box is very plain and simply says iPad on it not iPad 2 I assumed it was the first gen iPad but he quickly pointed out the picture on the box telling me it was an iPad 2. I then look at the box and can't find anything to indicate its the 3G or AT&T model and he says it is and that the Verizon models have a sticker on them. I buy it and behind me is already 10 more ppl lined up...it seemed like there were not even bothering with the reserve list and were selling them off the shelf since I didn't have a reserve at that store and they readily sold it to me.
I am all happy then I take it back to work with my plug it in and set it all up then as I'm playing around with it I notice in the top left corner where it shows the connection bars it says Verizon!?!?! Im like WTH and sure enough it was a Verizon model I quickly pack it up and literally run back to the store to return and exchange it but alas there were all gone. At first they gave me a bit of a hard time returning it and then they checked the store I actually had the reserve with and said they had 10 of them over there (by looking in the computer and also speaking with a manager over there) and I would get a call from my reserve if they had my model. They wanted me to hold onto the one I had and do an exchange but I said no I want a refund and no restocking fee because it was their employee that made the mistake b/c I clearly told him I wanted the AT&T model and I clearly asked him again when he brought it over if it was the AT&T model b/c I could see anything on the box that said it was. So they finally refunded me with out penalty. and then I ran to the other store....
I get to the other store and they deny even getting a shipment even after I told them the other manager saw it in the computer and even spoke with a manager from their store that said they did come in....but bottom line they said no we didn't get any and you just have to wait for your call.
I am locked into Best Buy because my birthday just pasted on the release weekend and I had everyone give me BB gift cards or cash for gifts ($280.00 BB gift cards + $300 cash) + the $100 reserve BB Gift card and I want to 0% my iPad for 18 Months to spread the pain (even though I set aside another $600 in my savings from ebaying a bunch of my old stuff for an iPad 2 fund)
I will keep trying the walk in route until I get my reserve call.
03-28-2011 11:44 AM
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03-31-2011 10:02 AM
03-31-2011 11:18 AM
I kept checking with Best Buy every day with no luck each day. One day for giggles I decided to check other stores like Target and Walmart. Low and behold, I would see Target has some...Then they would sell out...then they would get some...Then they would sell out... Finally I just waited till they had some at Target and went over to the store and bought one. I still have not heard anything from Best Buy. Oh well...
03-31-2011 12:30 PM
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