Day One Madness

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Tyre, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Tyre macrumors regular

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    I know this **** has probably been asked 1000 times, but I wanted some advice for day one.

    The fact that online orders are just beforehand is such a mindf*ck - do I risk not getting one and then coming back and having shipments delayed until the next election? Now pre-orders (normal orders?) begin midnight PST, but is this 5pm shenanigans PST or local time? I've read conflicting reports and don't want to show up late.

    I live in Baltimore so 5pm becoming 2pm would be quite the Debby downer.

    Last question. Are covers going to be rolled out at 5 or will they be available that day? I don't want to wait in line for hours only to have covers sold out.

    Thanks for all the help!
     
  2. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    5PM local time. Otherwise, Apple would have clarified EST or PST.

    Smart Covers will go on sale at the same time with iPad 2's, which is 5PM local time.

    :)
     
  3. Kadin, Mar 8, 2011
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    Kadin macrumors 6502a

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    [EDIT] I'll just stay quiet until I have my facts straight... lol
     
  4. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    Source?
     
  5. Tyre thread starter macrumors regular

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    That doesn't contradict PBF. I know that Online orders go live at 5pm PST but are the in-store releases local time or PST?
     
  6. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    Do you mean pre-orders? If yes, then they go live at 12:01AM PST, March 11th.
     
  7. Kadin macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I'm gonna go ahead and say I'm wrong because the link I thought I had, I don't. So my mistake... :(
     
  8. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    Ok, let's sum it up:

    iPad 2's go on sale: 5PM local time
    Smart Covers go on sale: 5PM local time
    Online pre-orders go live: 12:01AM PST, March 11th
     
  9. engelke2010 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought there were no pre orders (at least so far) and the online ordering at 12:01am PST on Friday is just that - online orders that will be shipped out, not ones that you can pick up in store that afternoon. Of course, I hope I am wrong and that you can do pre orders for store pick up then too.
     
  10. deathcab4xtina macrumors regular

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    im in baltimore too! i probably wont get to the store til 630 or 7 though... damn work....
     
  11. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    I stand corrected. Replace all "pre-orders" with "orders" in my posts.
     

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