The iPad 2 is such a massive success that Apple simply cannot keep up with the demand, and as a result, the device is almost impossible to find. The situation is not expected to improve soon, as the few Apple Stores that received additional units since the launch of the device ran out of stock almost immediately.
Instead of camping in front of their local Apple retail stores, potential buyers might have a better chance at getting an iPad 2 by going to their local Best Buy or Target retail locations. While Apple does not offer any way to check the inventory of its retail stores, Best Buy and Target actually do. The following links, provided courtesy of Obama Pacman
, will give you real-time inventory information at all stores across the nation.