Getting an iPad :)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iJordz, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. iJordz macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2010
    Well Finally I have been saving for 8 weeks, for a 32GB iPad In 2 weeks I'll have enough :D , So my nan's taking me down to liverpool one to the apple store. Where going to make a day out of it of just me and my nan :)

    BUT some questions.

    Is it better paying in card then cash?
    Who Do I ask, do I just ask anybody or do I have to go upstairs If theirs a till where the genius are or something?
    Do I get a nice bag once buying it with a sexy apple logo?
    Would I had to wait for a bit like an hour so so?

    Any Tips Ect when buying?
  2. pelicanflip macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2009
    1) Personally, I'd rather pay in card than cash. With a card, you have a receipt, as well as your online bank statements, and some credit cards can give you additional insurance on your purchase. Cash, you run the risk of getting mugged, but it should be fine.

    2) You can just ask any sales associate for an iPad, and you should be fine.

    3)Yes, you get one of those nice apple bags.

    4)My advice is that you call ahead of time to make sure they have the right iPad in stock. Do NOT assume that they just have piles and piles of iPads, call to confirm, or to reserve one. Most people have had to reserve one ahead of time. Otherwise, you might be wasting time.

    Good luck!
  3. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom
    Card just allows you to keep a financial record, rather than filing away just a receipt.

    Just ask one of the people in blue t shirts. They'll ask which model you want and they'll get you it and check it out for you.

    You do get the infamous white apple strap bags. Always useful.

    Why would you have to wait? There is ALWAYS a free person, unless all the kids on their holidays are sitting around messing about as they normally do :/ I dislike it when people are in there when they will never buy a product. I was in the Munich apple store in Germany the other day, and needed to test something on a MBP with same specs as mine, but it was filled with stupid 13 year olds on facebook.

    You should call ahead to check they have them in stock. Most stores are completely out of stock, in which case I would order it online from Pc World, they have delivery within 3 days on most models.
  4. iJordz thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2010
    Noobish question here again xD How do i reserve one in store?
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Call store, ask how to get on the iPad reserve list. Some stores require you come in to the store to put your name on the list, others let you do it over the phone. When the iPad comes in, you get an email, and have to pick it up within the time specified in the email, usually about a day or so.
  6. MCRunning macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2008
    Some stores require walks in to reserve. Others I've seen put your name on when you call in. This was the case when I got my iPhone
  7. radiohed macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2007
    Portland, ME
    Congrats on getting your iPad. :D You are going to enjoy it ALOT!

    You will like the experience of shopping in the Apple store. Nice people and great customer service.

  8. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area

    You are excited and should be! The iPad is an amazing device!
  9. yhellotharsir macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2010
  10. Helenlister macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2010
    Nan = Grandma or Grandmother :)
  11. 3lionsbecks Suspended


    Jul 19, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Hope it all works out for you and you enjoy your new iPad. Let us know how it goes!
  12. hockeyhammer macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2009
    Awesome. I'm excited for you. I have been cutting my grandma and grandpa's lawn all summer, I saved my birthday money, saved my yard sale money and am about to sell my old nano (3rd gen) to a friend, I will then have almost enough to get my vary own iPad. I think I have spent hours at Best Buys and Apple stores just playing with one (an iPad) and asking questions. I have also done countless hours of online research, reading forums, reviews and tutuorials. I can't wait to get mine and I'm sure your pumped to get yours! Have fun with it! :)
  13. MikeTemple macrumors member


    Jun 4, 2010
    In the cloud
    Congratulations :D

    Apple stores are pretty cool places, it'll be an experience. What a good nan you have.
  14. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68030

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    Wow man, that is serious dedication! My hat is off to you! :) I remember saving up my paper route money for months to get a Timex Sinclair computer when was a kid.
  15. INeedAMacBook macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2010
    just ask any of the blue people, DO NOT ask the really fit employee whos wiping the imac screens, they usually don't know what a ipad is lol
  16. pdhahn macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2010
    Poconos, PA
    Mine is currently one state away, but with the weekend I won't be getting it from FedEx until Monday. All that lost quality time I could be spending with it this weekend!
  17. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2007
    Liverpool, UK
    Depends, receipt wise, you can get one emailed to you so you have an electronic version. Also if you do choose to return (maybe to upgrade model or for another model) then make sure that you know they will refund you in whatever original payment method, so by cash, you get cash back, however by card, they have to refund your card, which is not usually instant.

    Also you might want to look into mobileme, you can get a discount when buying an iPad, about £20 off. Gives you iDisk and find my iphone/ipad for example.

    Liverpool Apple store wasn't too busy last time I went, but their are quite a few kids just going on facebook and just generally not going to buy anything in store.

    Enjoy your iPad. :D
  18. dcsatt macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2005
    Do the Apple Stores accept cash?
  19. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    For most products, yes. For the iPhone and the iPad, they may have different rules. Best to call the store and check before you go.
  20. iJordz thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2010
    Yeah. that kind of annoys me when kids are just using them to go on games or go on facebook.

    Like when I went to try it to see what its like and the size and that, was full of kids on facebook or playing games. I was like if you're not buying one then go away. :D

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