1. gstill4's Avatar
    That's where I did my preorder at. I didn't get there till 11 and I was only the 5th person to preorder yesterday so I'm guaranteed a phone soon as they come in.
    09-15-2012 09:56 AM
  2. EvilJack's Avatar
    Looks like the answer is no. Not after the 4S debacle. Not the best place to deal with. Sorry.
    09-15-2012 04:21 PM
  3. jgibler3's Avatar
    I preordered mine at Best Buy around 12:00PM CT. They did not said wheather or not would have it on the 21st but said that it "should" be there. Definetly didn't act like they had a ton of people preorder them yet. I had not heard that people had a bad experience preordering the iPhone 4S there, as this will be my first iPhone. Hopefully if that is the case, and not many people preordered there, it shouldn't be a problem with the iPhone 5 and I will be able to pick it up on Friday!
    09-15-2012 04:34 PM
  4. jgibler3's Avatar
    Looks like the answer is no. Not after the 4S debacle. Not the best place to deal with. Sorry.
    Could you please explain what the 4S debacle was at Best Buy?
    09-15-2012 04:42 PM
  5. gdruin74's Avatar
    Just did at target. Will get call on 21st when I can pick it up. 50.00 deposit
    09-15-2012 04:43 PM
  6. canadu's Avatar
    I pre-ordered at BB last night and even though it was late in the day, I feel pretty assured that I will have one on Friday. Also ordering a 64 GB AT&T model slightly makes it favorable.
    I also leveraged a buy-back program that I purchased with my 4s so I am paying the difference and leaving my plan in tact.


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    09-15-2012 06:20 PM
  7. cman6453's Avatar
    Went to a BB Mobile on Friday to pre-order. We'll see what happens.

    Here's a link to a BB forum thread regarding the iPhone 4S debacle. BBY - Absolutely HORRIBLE iPhone 4s pre-order experience... - Best Buy: Unboxed

    FINGERS CROSSED!
    Last edited by cman6453; 09-17-2012 at 01:16 AM.
    09-17-2012 01:06 AM
  8. EvilJack's Avatar
    Corrected link:

    BBY - Horrible iPhone 4S Pre-Order Experience @ Worst Bu... - Best Buy: Unboxed

    Is short they took pre-orders for phones they couldn't guarantee or even expect to get by launch day. You had to pay $50 to put in such pre-order, and when launch day came there were no phones to be had. They didn't let anyone know. Instead they sent emails saying "don't come to the store until you get an email that your phone has arrived". Then I heard that when some people got there (a week or two after launch), some of the phones weren't really there.

    Getting wind of this business the day before launch I went to an ATT store and waited in line and got my phone. 3 weeks after launch Best Buy sent me an email saying my phone was there. I politely declined and they were gracious enough to give me my $50 back.

    Terrible experience and they seemed completely clueless throughout it all. Meanwhile all the folks here were getting phones on their doorstep a day or two early, and if not the rest of them came on launch day.

    Never again. I ordered from Apple this year. SO much easier and reliable.
    09-17-2012 01:29 PM
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