Chances Amazon will stock iPad 3 on day 1?

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  1. NHDrumline17 macrumors member

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    I have some Amazon credit that I want to use towards an iPad 3, and wondering if there is a chance that they'll have it on launch day.
     
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Is there a chance? Yes.

    Is there a good chance? I'd guess probably not.

    Mute point though, I'm sure it will be well known in advance of release what outlets will/won't stock the devices.
     
  3. poloponies Suspended

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    Considering they don't even sell the iPad 2 (although you can get it from a number of 3rd parties), it's anyone's guess if they'll have it at all.
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Amazon didn't sell iPad and didn't sell iPad 2.
     
  5. Akack macrumors 6502a

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  6. falcora macrumors 6502

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    Use your amazon credit to buy an apple or best buy gift card.
     
  7. maximus96 macrumors 6502a

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    amazon had some variety of the ipad1 for a while, but none of the ipad2s. last year i bought from b&h simply to save myself $50 in taxes...
     
  8. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    There's probably no chance that BH or other retailers who don't charge tax to California will have it launch day, right? I'd really like to save the $50 being a broke college student and all. I'd like to sell m iPad 2 now for the best resell price but I can't go without my iPad because it's my primary device.
     
  9. maclook macrumors 65816

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    BH doesn't charge sales tax in CA eh? Who else doesn't? That's a lot of money saved.
     
  10. cpucrash0 macrumors regular

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    lol. Have you seen the reviews on the third party seller on amazon? That company seems to ship the gift cards really slow and would probably take 3-4 weeks to get to your house "maybe". But that is if he doesn't send you a gift card that doesn't work at all then he will have to resend you another gift card and it will take a long time. check the reviews out. And amazon won't get it because they want the Kindle to sell and if they sold the iPad 3 people would just buy that instead of the Kindle Fire.

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    all by third party sellers.
     
  11. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    I've bought my iPads from BH and this retailer from Oregon but I cannot recall the name. Yep, with $50 bucks, I can buy two USMLE prep books.
     
  12. falcora macrumors 6502

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    Wow, I had no idea that gift cards on amazon were like that. Thanks for the tip.
     
  13. MaleficientOne macrumors newbie

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    So, to be clear, there's virtually no reseller who does not charge sales tax who will have the iPad 3 stocked on launch day, is that right? I usually order most of my electronics through Amazon and their Warehouse deals, combined with Prime it's almost impossible to get better outside of one-off fire sales. I'd rather not wait in line, I never saw myself as "that kind" of Apple person...but I do need it on launch day. I'm miserable without the one I sold off about 2 weeks ago.
     
  14. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Not a chance you will get one.

    Amazon USED to be the first to get things but no they do it VERY seldom. Even if they did got "some" iPad 3 units, it would not be enough to get to where you would be on the list!
     
  15. jctivo macrumors member

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    confused

    I don't care about paying sales tax, will someone on Amazon have Ipad3 with paying sales tax? I did the southwest credit card deal in the fall and got $600 worth of amazon gift cards just for this purpose of buying ipad 3. I thought at the time I saw ipad2 being sold on amazon through target or something. Maybe I was wrong please help.

    I've been waiting so patiently for this.

    Any advice would be appreciated.
    jctivo
     
  16. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    1. amazon will never sell it directly. amazon will probably have third party sellers, like apple, supplying the ipad. see the ipad2 page for details
    http://www.amazon.com/Apple-iPad-Ta...VWLW/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1330520163&sr=8-4

    2. if you look under the "86 new" link you'll see all sorts of sellers. my guess is that there will not be stock available for quite a while, because the main one is apple, and they have enough trouble supplying the demands of their own customers.

    i don't think the question is one of "whether" amazon will stock it, but "when." i would spend that 600 dollars on something else, and get the ipad from apple directly if i were you :)
     
  17. jctivo macrumors member

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    ok

    thanks for the information. I guess I never really understood this. I don't have that luxury to spend it on something else. I guess I screwed up. I'm so mad.
     
  18. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    i easily spend that much at amazon every year with or without the ipad. if you become a prime member, then you gain free two-day shipping for a lot of stuff, and you can shift your purchases from the grocery store to amazon: toilet paper, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, etc., etc. i think you'll be able to spend that 600 pretty easily! no reason to be mad :)
     
  19. Macman45 macrumors G5

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    Nope, Apple Stores and probably BB etc. That's it. I choose not to stand in line, so mine will come direct from Apple which means waiting a little longer. This does have advantages though...I will get an idea of any manufacturing flaws...Like the screen-bleed issue with the two.
     
  20. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    i'm probably ordering as well. people standing in line at bb last year got a raw deal in my area. i think they only had a handful of 16gb black ipads, and i saw people buying 64gb 3g models they didn't even want! that sucks. i don't mind the lines. i can sit in line and read a book, or read a book in a coffee shop. it's all the same to me. but, i don't want to end up having to choose between going home empty handed and spending hundreds more on a device i don't need. i know what my choice would be :)
     
  21. Consultant macrumors G5

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    For iPad 2, only major retailers got them on launch day.

    Mail order companies get them later.

    You can go to a tax free state such as New Hampshire but that might not be worth your gas expense.
     

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