iPad 2 at Best Buy Friday at 5pm

    March 7, 2011
    Chris Crum

Best Buy has posted an iPad 2 FAQ page that should help those looking to purchase the device at the retail giant complete their task. After all, not every town has an Apple store, and there are over 1,150 Best Buys.

The iPad 2 will become available at Best Buy at 5:00pm local time on Friday, March 11 – in stores only. There will be no pre-orders from Best Buy. The stores will carry the black and white versions of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB with wifi only as well as each of these for Verizon 3G or AT&T 3G.

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Pricing is as follows:

16GB $499.99.
32GB $599.99.
64GB $699.99.

16GB $629.99.
32GB $729.99.
64GB $829.99.

Best Buy says it expects the iPad 2 smart covers, which Apple showed off at the recent launch event, to be available as well. These have magnets in them, cling to the device to keep it clean, and fold to let you prop the device up.

Best Buy will offer two Geek Squad Black Time Protection plans for both the iPad and iPad 2. These are a standard plan and an accidental damage from handling (ADH) plan for coverage up to three years from the date of purchase.

Best Buy’s  “Buy Back” will be available for the iPad 2 and will guarantee a trade-in price for up to two years from purchase. “If both GSBTP and Buy Back are purchased at the same time, you will receive 50% of the price of Buy Back,” the company says.

If you want aren’t looking to buy an iPad 2, you may want to avoid going to Best Buy on Friday around 5:00, unless you don’t mind  large frantic crowds.