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Best Buy Taking iPad 2 Reservations with $100 Down Payment



I stopped by my local Best Buy for some nostalgia, remembering the joyous and magical experience of waiting in line for my iPad 2. Well, actually I was returning something I had purchased previously. The store’s customer sales representative recognized my Packers jacket and asked how I was enjoying my iPad. I told him about our review and asked if they had a lot of people asking for them. He informed me that they had a lot but had not yet received any. But they do have a plan in place. If a person wants one they can buy a $100 Best Buy gift card as a down payment. Then, as soon as they get a shipment of iPad 2 units the store will call to inform those at the top of the iPad 2 waiting list.

Best Buy iPad 2

Last summer when the iPhone 4 was also in short supply, Best Buy handled pre-orders the same way. So if you are really wanting to get one and don’t want to wait at an Apple Store early on Tuesday, you could try this method and just get one when they are finally available. You will be able to use the gift card to pay for the iPad. The other option is of course buying online and waiting weeks for shipment. Otherwise it will be hard to get one since Apple is totally sold out of the first run of iPad 2 units.

You can read our full review of the iPad 2 here.



  1. Erik Larson

    03/18/2011 at 5:51 pm

    So far this is an utter waste of time as the 3 local area best buy’s I deal with in PHX have not received a single ipad since they started this ‘program’. I call each daily to see if they have even received a single unit. NOPE. They now have 6 pre-orders for me at 3 different stores, in hopes that 2 might actually show up. Not a single word and pretty much a waste of my time. Now I have $600 in gift cards to a store I refuse to deal with or buy over priced stuff from, that I will be stuck with for what looks like several month.. Yay. I’m under the impression as Apple doesn’t like this because every apple store in the area has been receiving about 10 to 15 a day (3 Apple stores too btw) so has anyone that put down pre-order money gotten anything? Other than a stupid gift card and a promise of the next few days?

    • Guest

      03/18/2011 at 6:30 pm

      As of yesterday I’m told Best Buy is no longer taking reservations.

  2. Erik Larson

    03/21/2011 at 3:59 pm

    quite possibly because the Apple store will be STOCKED before BestBuy gets anymore ipad2s. i confirmed this morning that the Apple stores are getting 20 to 50 ipad2’s a day (except sunday) now 4 of the best buy’s in my area have confirmed not receiving a single ipad2 since the saturday after the launch. Makes sense from a biz standpoint anyway, stock your self before others. In the mean time I’m being told the best bet is be at the store by 7, vouchers are handed out to those in line, some of which since 3am.. ipads are sold out by 9 (when they actually open the store to sell them). In order to pass the time you might want to have an ipad with you to play Ipad2’s vs Zombies, but be warned you only get 2 ipad2’s a day, so the zombies will get you.

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  4. Tlau926

    12/25/2011 at 1:34 am

    Hi there,

    Do you still selling the ipad 2? If so, how much is it and shipping to NZ? Thanks.

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