how long did you wait?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by PhoenixMac, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2010
    I called around to a couple stores at 330 everyone was huge lines or received no stock of iPad 2s then i was passing by walmart walked in they had 6, 2 of each wifi model hopped in line as number 4 waited 30mins til 5 walked out at 5:10 iPad in hand :) got to miss the whole apple line, couldnt have been a better day
  2. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2009
    Dallas, TX
    Wow I thought I had it good. I went to best buy about 3:00 and walked out about 5:30 after browsing through the third party cases first.
  3. TheFarmer macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2011
    Good job. My wife's been in line at the local Apple store since noon and there's about 250 or so in front of her and 300+ behind her lol.
  4. ozred macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2011
  5. PhoenixMac thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2010
    any good ones? im waiting on otterbox to make a new defender as i have little ones that like to play with my iPad
  6. woodekm macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2008
  7. jeffg819 macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2006
    4 1/2 hours start to finish. Boca Raton Aaple store. About 70 - 80 folks in front of me.
  8. PhoenixMac thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2010
    nothing i like reading the stories the day before launch about how people are just gonna stroll into their local store around 4:30 and be able to pick one up talking about they are not going to be sold out like people think they are and then they do get sold out everywhere i dont see those people post anymore

    e.g. iphone4, now ipad2
  9. al256 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2001
    5 hours, 30th in line, got the 3G GSM 64GB White as planned. :D
  10. Karnivore macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2010
    Walked into Target at 4:40 and walked out at 5:05.
  11. ragermac macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2007
    2 1/2 hours, 50th in a line of 300 in georgetown dc
  12. anonymous6237 macrumors 6502


    Nov 3, 2007
    Plano, TX
    4.5 hours, about 80 back in line, got my 16GB wifi black. I just heard they sold out around 7:00. This was at Willow Bend mall in Dallas
  13. bbedwards macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2008
    I got in the line outside So Salt Lake bestbuy @ about 4:20, was about one of the last 5-8 people that got one. Took longer to check out than I stood in line. About 100 minutes total experience. Wanted a 32 wifi, only had 16 left. I think I'll be happy (esp since I have $110 more dollars in my bank account than I planned on spending)
  14. md63 macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2007
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    I waited for 30 minutes at ATT store. I got a 32gb black.
  15. leenak macrumors 68020

    Mar 10, 2011
    That was pretty much my experience. I had some homework to do so I sat othe floor and did it. Now I am busy playing with my iPad.
  16. Skadoodat macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2011
  17. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2008
    Walked into Target at 4:53pm... walked out, with black 64GB iPad 2, at 5:03pm. The security guard and cashier were disappointed, they wanted lines and excitement. I wasn't.
  18. woodekm macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2008
    I put off ordering on-line and "rolled the dice" by swinging by Walmart at 4:45pm. If the line was long, I'd bail and order on line.

    I was pleasantly surprised to see only 10 to 15 people - oddly enough all were over the age of 50!!! I was the youngest in line (and Im 44!).
  19. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2009
    Norman, OK
  20. jdminpdx macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2010
  21. xraydoc macrumors 604


    Oct 9, 2005
    4.5 hours from arrival until store opened at 5. Took about another 30 min. after store opened until I got in. Purchase completed by 5:45.
  22. w00tini macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2008
    3.5 hours. i was probably ~120 in line. hundreds behind me though
  23. oHai macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2010
    About 2 hours at Best Buy - 4 to 6 pm. Tickets at 4:30, in at 5, but then a pretty slow process to get us our iPads and out the door. I'm on my new one now, though, so I can't complain. Maybe 50th in line.
  24. kev7554 macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    In line at 3:00 Cincinnati apple store walked out at about 6:15.

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