I am coming to the States next week and thought I would pick up a 3G iPad while I was there. However, I called ahead and have been told by a store employee that they are nor allowed to sell to folks from the UK until after the UK launch date - and that I won't be able to buy a 3G model anyway because of the link with AT&T. Surely that is nonsense? After all, there is no contract involved, so it is just like buying a laptop or iPod. Even the Apple site makes it clear that you could buy a 3G model and never sign up for service! Has anyone else heard anything similar?