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Old Dec 1, 2012, 02:02 PM   #351
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Well done. I'm after a white 64GB cellular - do you know which stores get shipments on a Sunday?
It seems with this product especially the whites are way more in demand. It's kind of potluck walking from store to store. Maybe try

http://www.ipad-stock.co.uk/
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 02:06 PM   #352
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It seems with this product especially the whites are way more in demand. It's kind of potluck walking from store to store. Maybe try

http://www.ipad-stock.co.uk/
Will do, but do Apple stores in general receive shipments on a Sunday?
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 02:29 PM   #353
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 02:55 PM   #354
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Will do, but do Apple stores in general receive shipments on a Sunday?

Ok I'm back in the store having a play on this mini as I type!...just asked them your question and the answer was no. Next stock update Monday.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 03:51 PM   #355
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Am at Westfield Stratford in east London.

First went to John Lewis to take advantage of their two year warranty but they just smiled when I asked about availability.

PC World also dry.

I saw the Apple store its logo shining out like a lighthouse to some lost sailor.

Ten minutes later walked out with a black cellular 64gb and a black 32gb wifi as a present.

Felt self conscious carrying the Apple bags out of the store, as groups of the local scum were looking to snatch and grab back to their hoods.

Popped into Primark and got one of their bags.

Result.
Man up...

Jeez Westifield had stock... Unreal

Found the staff in that store to be total gooseberrys, would rather travel to the cardiff store from greenwich than go there, lol

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Old Dec 1, 2012, 03:59 PM   #356
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Walked into Reading Oracle store and bagged a 32gb black mini lte.

Now to chose a 3G supplier... Thoughts?
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 04:06 PM   #357
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I went in the Apple store in Leicester at 10:30am today and managed to pick up the last white iPad mini LTE.

I'm still fuming that apple has screwed me over on my preorder - I mean seriously, what was the point?! Have they become so complacent that satisfying customers is beyond them?
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 04:13 PM   #358
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Now to chose a 3G supplier... Thoughts?
I tend to use 3 network sims in my iPad 3 pre-loaded with 3GB of data which you can buy on eBay or Amazon for around 12. The data has to be used within 90 days. You'll also have to cut the sim down to nano size until pre-loaded nano sims hit the market.

Works well for me but you might prefer a contract.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 04:18 PM   #359
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Walked into Reading Oracle store and bagged a 32gb black mini lte.

Now to chose a 3G supplier... Thoughts?
Three - 3GB data valid for three months - I got mine via topcashback so ended up paying 7 for it!! (Price on three 20.49 before 13.40 cashback)

It's the iPad mini nano sim PAYG you need
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 04:29 PM   #360
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I've got a 3 retention deal of 15Gb a month for 10.99 on a rolling 30 day contract
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 04:35 PM   #361
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I'm still fuming that apple has screwed me over on my preorder - I mean seriously, what was the point?! Have they become so complacent that satisfying customers is beyond them?
Well said. Couldn't agree more!
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 07:23 PM   #362
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Ok I'm back in the store having a play on this mini as I type!...just asked them your question and the answer was no. Next stock update Monday.
Thanks!
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 07:46 PM   #363
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Three - 3GB data valid for three months - I got mine via topcashback so ended up paying 7 for it!! (Price on three 20.49 before 13.40 cashback)

As a matter of interest, how long was it between purchase of the nano sim and credit of the cash back?
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 08:19 PM   #364
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Well said. Couldn't agree more!
Everyone else is running around shops trying to find the model they want, with varying degrees of success and no definitive end in sight for the unsuccessful, whereas those who pre-ordered get their specific model delivered to their door at about the same time, guaranteed.

I fail to see what the confusion is.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 02:14 AM   #365
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Am at Westfield Stratford in east London.

First went to John Lewis to take advantage of their two year warranty but they just smiled when I asked about availability.

PC World also dry.

I saw the Apple store its logo shining out like a lighthouse to some lost sailor.

Ten minutes later walked out with a black cellular 64gb and a black 32gb wifi as a present.

Felt self conscious carrying the Apple bags out of the store, as groups of the local scum were looking to snatch and grab back to their hoods.

Popped into Primark and got one of their bags.

Result.

Nice little story!
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 02:38 AM   #366
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Everyone else is running around shops trying to find the model they want, with varying degrees of success and no definitive end in sight for the unsuccessful, whereas those who pre-ordered get their specific model delivered to their door at about the same time, guaranteed.

I fail to see what the confusion is.
There is no confusion here. Apple cocked up with the pre-orders on the iPad mini. No question about it.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 02:52 AM   #367
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I've got a 3 retention deal of 15Gb a month for 10.99 on a rolling 30 day contract
I have the same deal! I tried desperately to leave but they wouldn't let me.

I don't understand why apple bothered with pre orders at all. If I remember correctly the original ipad didn't have any, you could order online on the same day that the shops started to sell them and then they would arrive in a couple of days.

I realise it's not the end of the world, but the fact that I could hop on the tube four stops to Westfield, buy one two days ago and then get mugged by hoodies AND go back and buy another one is a ridiculous situation to be on for a pre order.

Makes me glad that the iPad is the only apple product I would consider buying.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 03:01 AM   #368
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I have the same deal! I tried desperately to leave but they wouldn't let me.
This is the problem with 3 contracts. I've had personal experience of it, and I've heard many similar stories.

Such a shame really because their prices are excellent, and their speed and coverage these days are good too.

They just won't let you go unless you are as stubbornly tenacious as they are.
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As a matter of interest, how long was it between purchase of the nano sim and credit of the cash back?
It showed in my account on the same day - the actual 'money' though always takes weeks with any company on topcashback
Oh, and because of the contract extraction chat, this PAYG so not tied to them in any way *phew*
I've left them before (from a measly month by month contract) and it took days of negotiating and pig-headed determination !!!
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Thanks for that.

Bought one last night but it hasn't shown up yet. Maybe because it's the weekend?
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 04:01 AM   #371
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If anyone is interested, and live in an area with good EE coverage - I picked up a rolling 1 month contract in-store yesterday which is not listed on their website, and none of the sales reps seemed to know about.

It's called a 4GEE Broadband SIM-only 15 plan which is 15.99 pm for 5GB.

I had read about it on a blog somewhere, and given that I pay 10pm for three.co.uk 1GB, I thought I might just give EE a go.

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Pretty happy with the speed so far

I'm going to try it out over the month and see how it compared with the three.co.uk
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 04:30 AM   #372
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 04:32 AM   #373
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 04:35 AM   #374
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If anyone is interested, and live in an area with good EE coverage - I picked up a rolling 1 month contract in-store yesterday which is not listed on their website, and none of the sales reps seemed to know about.

It's called a 4GEE Broadband SIM-only 15 plan which is 15.99 pm for 5GB.

I had read about it on a blog somewhere, and given that I pay 10pm for three.co.uk 1GB, I thought I might just give EE a go.

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Pretty happy with the speed so far

I'm going to try it out over the month and see how it compared with the three.co.uk
I have a huge contract with Three (bought by mistake). 15Gb a month costing around 23.

I am in a major city and I bought it with a MiFi.

I switched the SIM card into my 3rd generation iPad, and I regularly get download speeds of around 12mps..... often while travelling on the bus.

(Three have upgraded their 3G network in the major cities to the fastest variant of 3G).

This information may be of use/consolation to some passers-by on this thread...
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 05:19 AM   #375
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Re: escaping Three, you just have to persevere. I like their service, I have a monthly rolling for my iPhone which I'm very happy with, and I use the three month 3gb data sims in my iPad. BUT they're a pita to escape, took me nearly an hour of "I want to cancel, I want to cancel, I want to cancel" to end that 15gb/monthly rolling iPad contract a couple of years ago. Just don't take no for an answer!!!!!!
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