does amazon always do preorders for ipad?

PurpleHeart

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I want to get it from Amazon, so that I can avoid almost 10% sales tax that I'd have to pay if I were to buy it from apple.com (I live in SF, aka highest sales tax in the country)


but does amazon always do preorders, for iPad?
I am willing to wait few extra days - beyond the launch date...
if Amazon WILL carry it


so.. do they always do pre orders, or at least get the new iPads fairly close to the launch date ?
 

MarkAllan22

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Jun 10, 2009
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Has Amazon had the first two iPads for sale on release day, or close to release day? Got a lot of credit at Amazon so I want to get one there.
 

malibuboats91

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Sep 30, 2011
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Are they normally the same price on amazon? I sold my iPad 1 to them so I have a lot of amazon credit
 

vivarey

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Has Amazon had the first two iPads for sale on release day, or close to release day? Got a lot of credit at Amazon so I want to get one there.
From my experience, no. I'm in the same boat as you. I ordered the iPad 2 from J&R last time, no tax charged, but it took weeks to deliver. I'm ordering direct this time.
 

deeddawg

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I don't remember Amazon ever selling the ipads directly. Hosting third party sellers, yes, but then you're likely into post-launch.
 

rdowns

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Amazon has never sold iPads or iPhones. Any iPads on their site are from third parties.