If you do order via pickup, you'll gain the convenience of shopping online and hopefully dodge lines at the store once you arrive. Be sure to print out the order confirmation, or at least write down the confirmation number. Also bring the credit card you used and a picture I.D.
Pickup up your order as soon as you receive a confirmation email (within 2 hours of placing your order), although Borders doesn't tell you how long you might wait once you get to a store.
Bring along this Borders 40% off coupon
Pickup up your order as soon as you receive a confirmation email (within 20 minutes of placing your order), although Fry's doesn't tell you how long you might wait once you get to a store. Stores normally close at 9 pm, but holiday hours may be in effect)
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Online stores with local inventory checking
These stores don't offer online ordering for in-store pickup, but you can check their websites to see if your local stores have stock.
Who's not on this list? Walmart. It heavily promoted its "Free Site-to-Store" most of the holiday season, but that deadline passed on December 17.