Gizmodo Article: Can’t Get An iPad 2? Blame It On Asians NY Post Article: 'Under cover' buyers. Paid line-waiters snatch up all the iPads I'll start by saying I'm asian and also point out that Gizmodo writer Jason Chen is asian. I point that out because the problem isn't Asia or Race, the problem is Apples decision to look away from a problem happening right in front of their eyes forcing CONSUMERS to handle the CORPORATE problem of International Resale. When a large portion of domestic products are being sent overseas then the consumer isn't only fighting weather, lines and inventory shortages, they are also fighting Apple themselves. This may not concern those who already got theirs but what people who havent experienced the post-launch lines miss is that every morning you're up against the SAME 10-20 cash weilding resellers who purchase 2 each and claim 90-100% of daily shipments. On the 4th day (when I finally got mine) I saw an escalade driven by the guy handing out envelopes to the line mules and after the sale I saw them go back to hand over their bags. Apple employees are aware of this but are powerless until Apple Inc makes a corporate decision that will favor the customers over resellers. Temporary limitations that they've used in the past like 1 per customer, no cash, 2 per household etc would make it harder for the resellers and more fair for the customers who simply want an iPad to keep. I get it. Apple defenders dont want Apple blamed for this but consider the impact to Apple with first time customers. A new Apple/iPad customer may want an iPad today, a case next week and maybe a Mac Pro next month so they are long term customers. Resellers arent coming back to buy an overpriced iPhone Jacket or check out the new Macbook Air, so why should Apple put their needs over the US consumer?