does amazon always do preorders for ipad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by PurpleHeart, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. PurpleHeart macrumors member

    Dec 5, 2010
    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 (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 ?
  2. NMF macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2011
    I'm pretty sure nobody does pre-orders but Apple.
  3. MarkAllan22 macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2009
    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.
  4. malibuboats91 macrumors regular

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

    May 16, 2007
    Los Angeles
    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.
  6. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    I don't remember Amazon ever selling the ipads directly. Hosting third party sellers, yes, but then you're likely into post-launch.
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Amazon has never sold iPads or iPhones. Any iPads on their site are from third parties.

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