are the premium iPads easier to find?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bniu, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. bniu macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2010
    I'm just wondering, for the 64gb 3G iPad 2's, are those much easier to find in stores? My theory is that there aren't as many people willing to shell out $829 for an iPad? Should I try a college campus store for the premium iPads? I'm guessing $829 is a bit out of reach for many students budgets?
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    Usually you'd have to present a student ID to make a purchase there.
  3. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2008
    that may be true for a campus store.

    my experience is that 64gb gsm models are the hardest to find.
  4. cwerdna macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2005
    SF Bay Area, California
    It seems that Verizon models are easier to find. I see a bunch in stock at right now. Type ipad 2 in the search box at the top of their page.
  5. cinca macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2010
    I have heard the 16gig wifi sells well to people here in the states because of the cheap price and any of teh AT&T 3G sell next well because of a all the grey market purchasing going out to Asia.

    I'm really disappointed there isn't any easy way to limit all the units getting snatched up to sell oversees.. :-(
  6. MaxBurn macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2010
    If the price were the same across all markets that would halt it dead. Just adjust for the local dollar to whatever equivalent.

    I had no issues finding my ipad just about everywhere and wound up settling on a used one, just wait for a couple months and they will be everywhere.
  7. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    16GB iPad wifi only are obviously the best sellers and hardest to find.

    In my opinion, 64GB Verizon are easiest to find. Than the 32GB wifi only the next easiest to find.

    I can't figure any of the other models out after that.
  8. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    Wrong - the 32 GB wifi is the MOST in demand of any model.

    My anecdotal evidence is that some stores have had the VZN 64 GB in stock when nothing else is. But that's anecdotal and really doesn't prove anything.
  9. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    A couple of ways to look at that article.

    1. We all know the Verizon model isn't more popular than the ATT. It's so misleading cause that article doesn't account for ATT iPads either never being activated or being directed resold over seas.

    2. The stores I have visited had stocked more 32GB wifi so those were easier to find. If you stock more than more should be available.

    3. $499 price point makes 16gb wifi cheapest. People tend for cheapest model. Apple may have not stocked or made enough 16gb $499 models those they are the harder to find.
  10. belyzel4 macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2011
    I spoke with the computer store manager at my university and she told me the demand level for the various iPad 2's. She said that the most in demand iPad 2 is the 16GB Black WiFi, followed by 32GB Black 3G, and then 64GB Black 3G followed by fluctuating numbers for the rest. She said that many more people opt for Black over the White iPad 2's and that 64GB iPad's are typically purchased by departments and businesses as bulk purchases. I know its a small and specific population set, but I hope that helps.

    EDIT: Also I got my 64GB 3G iPad 2 the day I asked for it because a department head decided to only take 4 iPad's that day instead of 5. There were a few 64GB 3G White iPad 2's that seemed to have trouble selling.
  11. TheUndertow macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2011
    That's been my experience...I was thinking about buying a 2 to replace my Orig. 64GB 3G and whenever I asked about those, they tended to have at least one istock.
  12. BeachChair macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2008
    Copenhagen, Denmark
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    64gb Verizon is the easiest to find. Everything else is getting sucked up by scalpers and normal folk.
  13. BeachChair macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2008
    Copenhagen, Denmark
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    If Apple are sneaky they'd be making mainly premium models in the beginning when demand is crazy.
  14. Jazwire macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2009
    St Louis has 2 Apple Stores the only ones in stock were the 64GB Verizons.

    Which I just picked up, because I got tired making the rounds of all the targets, Walmarts, apples stores within 30 mile radius for the last 2 weeks.

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