So, the instore hype finally died off.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gamecube117, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Went to the Apple store today, and of course there were tons of people inside (and there always is, whether there is a new release or not). The sales associate told me they have "full sets" in their stock and I went right after my shift ended at 6:00 PM. That's here in Toronto at our flagship store. I'm surprised it died so quickly - no line up and it's now hassle free to buy one from the store. No point coming in. I saw this guy walk in, went to the sales, said he wanted the iPad 3 64GB Wifi and he got one in less than one second.
     
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    gmanist1000

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    Two words: Pre-Orders
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    True. But I guess from now on, there's no point for ordering online when you can easily walk in and pick up one easily.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    You could only due that because so many people preordered ;)
     
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    gmanist1000

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    But the only reason for this was pre-orders. I guarantee if they don't do pre-orders next year, then it'll be a pain to get one in stores for a long time. (Just like last year)
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess they were prepared! I'm glad they had tons for pre-orders, because less than a week later I can just walk in and buy one right away. I'm not the person that needs the new gadget right the second it's released, I don't mind waiting a couple of weeks -- but a couple of days (like the new iPad) is even better!
     
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    MadGoat

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    Less than one second? I highly doubt your claim.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    Stopwatch or it didn't happen.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    Just that, many, maybe many more than just many pre-ordered and just decided to wait. And some peoples are already shipped out. And the ones who did not can find them in store. I mean, I did not even plan on getting one in Launch weekend thinking they were sold out, but behold, I got my 16GB on Saturday. They were just prepared, and I don't think there was much hype initially either b/c of the Pre-Orders.
     
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    smallnshort247

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    Pre orders and in store pickups helped a lot.
     
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    zer0tails

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    I had the same experience in Toronto. Walked into the Eaton Center on saturday and picked one up. I was really surprised since last year it took me weeks to get an ipad.

    Apple handled this launch well. :cool: Let's hope it'll be the same for the iphone launch.
     
  12. macrumors 68000

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    The bad economy plus lots of people own an iPad 2 and are probably trying to sell them before they buy the next one.

    The world is over-saturated with computers.

    The new iPad will be my first. I'm selling my white MacBook for it.
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    4 words - another pointless quantity thread.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    It's arguable that the economy was even worse when the ipad 2 came out.
     
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    Velin

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    Anecdotal, but when I went to buy mine in So. Cal on a Monday afternoon, the iPad 3s were flying out the door. I bought two myself. Someone ahead of me, no exaggeration, bought four of them, and then a lot more people were buying after I got my two. Store was running low on all white models. They had black models in stock, wi-fi only was the big seller from what I saw.
     
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    You don't see homeless middle-class people because adult children are living with their parents now. People are becoming even more frugal, but they're still trying to live happy lives … putting on their best face.
     
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    Yep, Apple got the stock right this time too....I pre-ordred both ATV3 and the new iPad..both arrived on time on the 16th.

    The fact that stores have stock is a good thing no?
     
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    gmanist1000

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    I'd say it's a great thing. Customers who want an iPad can just go buy one without having to wait.
     
  19. macrumors member

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    +1

    OP, you're complaining that you didn't have to wait for your iPad? Some people will complain about ANYTHING!
     
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    Pressure

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    Rememeber it launches in 24 more countries on friday the 23th of March.
     
  21. macrumors 603

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    Yes, that must be the reason for the biggest launch yet, with over three million units sold in under four days... :rolleyes:
     

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