Check iPad 2 Stock in your Area
There is no centralized way of checking iPad 2 stock online, the only way to consistently verify stock is to call your local Apple Stores and resellers. Yes, we update our iPad 2 availability section, but the demand is so high right now that stores sell out quickly after they get stock.
If you want iPad 2 as soon as possible, we’re going to advise you with what nearly every Apple Store told us: “check back first thing in the morning.”
Here’s a list of a iPad 2 resellers and store locators, pick your local stores and call them right when they open:
- Apple Retail Store List – Apple Stores are receiving iPad 2 stock periodically and they are sold the morning after a shipment arrives, your best bet is to call right when they open, or the night before to see if a chatty associate lets you know of any incoming stock
- Best Buy Store Locator
- Target Store Locator
- Walmart Locator
- Verizon Store Locator
- AT&T Locator
I’m convinced that Apple Stores are the most reliable place to get an iPad 2 right now, their stock seems to be replenished in greater numbers than resellers. The main downside to is that everyone else assumes Apple Stores are the best place to get one too, so not long after they get stock they sell out. The key is to move early and quick if you want one from Apple retail.
Multiple Best Buy stores told me that anyone can put down a $100 deposit and reserve an iPad 2 from the next shipment. Unfortunately, none of the sales associates were able to give me a date of their next shipment, so you may be waiting 1 day or 2 weeks.
Finally, a quick note on Target and Walmart. You’ll want to transfer to their electronics departments to get the most accurate information. The initial operator told me they were “pretty sure” they had iPad 2 in stock but the electronics department confirmed they were sold out of iPad 2 and only had the first iPad, so be sure to talk to the right department.