Florida BB stores get 8 shipment boxes per week, immediately sell-out and put you on a waiting list. Didn't get the details of how many exactly per box, but nothing is collecting the dust. Pad is an excellent discounted item at Walmart, a great gift and will become a realy 'household' name, like an iPod a few years back. Phones definitely are iPods, even after service expiration.
Listen, I'm bullish on the stock, but every Apple Store I go into has them so not sure what the problem is where you are. They have plenty of iPhones and iPads that I can see which i don't think is bad by the way.