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  • BestBuy.com Gets the iPad This Weekend



    If you've visited Best Buy online during the past 24 hours, you may have discovered an unexpected addition to the products now available through the retailer's digital storefront - Apple's iPad. Although the tablet has been available in Best Buy stores across the nation since September 26th (and at many select Best Buy outlets for months prior), this weekend marks the debut of the iPad on BestBuy.com.

    Best Buy was one of the first retailers - besides Apple's retail outlets, of course - to carry the iPad when it was released earlier this year. At present, the iPad is also available at AT&T stores, Verizon stores, Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon, select Apple Authorized Resellers and even many campus bookstores. For Apple, this is a remarkable spread of retail outlets carrying their product.

    Before this weekend's unanticipated online roll out, one could only use BestBuy.com to reserve or purchase an iPad for in-store pickup. Now, all six models are available for purchase - at comparable prices - from BestBuy.com with free shipping. Estimated delivery time is 6-10 business days with "guaranteed delivery before Christmas" for the WiFi-only models.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: BestBuy.com Gets the iPad This Weekend started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 44 Comments
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I can't wait to replace mine with the iPad 2
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      I wonder why they couldn't sell this online before.
      Apple limits online retailers
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      I can't wait to replace mine with the iPad 2
      Do you get every new generation of a product on all of Apple's product lines within two days of it's release? Lol
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      Do you get every new generation of a product on all of Apple's product lines within two days of it's release? Lol
      Usually I do. Except iPods until they added facetime.
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Usually I do. Except iPods until they added facetime.
      Apple must love you.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Good, I love Apple
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Good, I love Apple
      I love apple too, I wish I could afford to love them more.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      I love apple too, I wish I could afford to love them more.
      lmfao

      I wouldn't mind showing more love myself
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by dq13 View Post
      I just ordered one a couple of days ago, knowing the new model is coming soon, but my wife wants it for x-mas and she does not care about a newer model. besides why pay 700 bucks for the new model when I got a refurbished from Apple with the full warranty for 430, and the only difference is the serial number :P the refurbished comes in the box, new case, glass and battery, so to her eye, its the same as getting a new one
      idk where you're paying $700 for a new ipad. The price isn't going to go up for the new ipads. You guys really need check how apple does stuff before you make dumb comments.

      As for the wife not wanting the new one, when she finds out that she can video chat with her sis across the country, well, be prepared to drop another $500

      Quote Originally Posted by sharpjunkie76 View Post
      I don't get why people always ask this question or why people wait for tech? This isn't 1989 where a new walkman comes out every 5 years. New tech comes out now every 6 months to a year. Why wait? Let me give you a little hint. iPad and ipad2 do the EXACT same thing, play games, email, Internet and other apps. Why wait three months to buy an iPad when you can buy one now? If you say because it has a camera I will punch you.
      Ok, If you knew anything about apple, you would realize that their iOS devices run on a year update track (september=new ipods, june-ish=new iphones). Look I don't give a flying **** about it having a camera, but we all know it's gonna have one. Faster processor and better screen and also likely to be included in the new one.

      So tell me, if it was the same price, why wouldn't you wait a month or two and get a better product when it comes out?
    1. zplit's Avatar
      zplit -
      Quote Originally Posted by sharpjunkie76 View Post
      I don't get why people always ask this question or why people wait for tech? This isn't 1989 where a new walkman comes out every 5 years. New tech comes out now every 6 months to a year. Why wait? Let me give you a little hint. iPad and ipad2 do the EXACT same thing, play games, email, Internet and other apps. Why wait three months to buy an iPad when you can buy one now? If you say because it has a camera I will punch you.
      lmaooo reallll talk
    1. jtpecsi's Avatar
      jtpecsi -
      I work at Best Buy annnd....iPad has been available in store AND online for quite a long time. Not a news-worthy story...
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by jtpecsi View Post
      I work at Best Buy annnd....iPad has been available in store AND online for quite a long time. Not a news-worthy story...
      Your job is to help me find the correct ink for my printer (and give me the wrong one so I have come back) at best buy, not decide what is news worthy.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      wow
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      Your job is to help me find the correct ink for my printer at best buy, not decide what is news worthy.
      Most best buy employees aren't very tech savvy. You are better off doing your own research before walking into their stores. Then again, I am not your average best buy shopper.

      Why would you buy online from best buy instead of Apple.com?
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      StealthBravo do you have a macbook 2nd gen you would maybe sale?

      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      Most best buy employees aren't very tech savvy. You are better off doing your own research before walking into their stores. Then again, I am not your average best buy shopper.

      Why would you buy online from best buy instead of Apple.com?
      You are correct sir, I had to edit my post to make sure I described a best buy employees full job.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      Your job is to help me find the correct ink for my printer (and give me the wrong one so I have come back) at best buy, not decide what is news worthy.
      Lol!
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      Personally I don't care for the New One. I just bough mine on the 6th of Dec, and as for the retinal..Not sure if I care to be Honest+the Cam also since I have my 4G it's all Good
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      The new one will not have a retinal display this time around. Maybe the 3rd gen. It would be way to expensive.
    1. Gyngabread Man's Avatar
      Gyngabread Man -
      Quote Originally Posted by sharpjunkie76 View Post
      I don't get why people always ask this question or why people wait for tech? This isn't 1989 where a new walkman comes out every 5 years. New tech comes out now every 6 months to a year. Why wait? Let me give you a little hint. iPad and ipad2 do the EXACT same thing, play games, email, Internet and other apps. Why wait three months to buy an iPad when you can buy one now? If you say because it has a camera I will punch you.
      Because it might have TWO cameras!!!
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatoTheForms View Post
      lol weird, ipad has been out for a while at best buy. A man even filed a complaint against bestbuy in Florida for opening the box and realizing it was a fake ipad about two weeks ago.
      Until this weekend Best Buy would not directly ship an iPad to you from an online order... You had to physically go to the store to pick it up.