How quickly do pre-orders sell out?

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  1. nateharr macrumors 6502

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    So Apple just announced that pre-orders for the 3rd generation iPad will be available today. Does anyone remember how long you were able to preorder and still receive your iPad on day one in the previous years?

    The earliest I could pre-order would be this upcoming Monday, but I fear that may be too late.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Either today or tomorrow for the first batch. Monday? Not a chance.
     
  3. wkoalmc2011 macrumors newbie

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    Do they charge the card immediately or once it ships?
     
  4. nateharr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Poop. Thanks for the quick response.
     
  5. SammyDFG macrumors member

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    is there a limit of 2 per customer if you pre-order online? or is that only for store purchases?
     
  6. djransom macrumors 68040

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    They authorize the charge initially and it falls off in a couple of days. Then they officially charge you once it ships. In short, have the funds available.
     
  7. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    When it ships.
     
  8. identity macrumors 6502

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    when exactly does the pre-order start today? I have night classes at 6-9pm. Did they say exactly what time today?
     
  9. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Pretty safe bet. If you "need" it on launch day then you're probably gonna have to try and stand in line.
     
  10. TopToffee macrumors 6502a

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    Can you pre-order online to collect in-store?
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    When are you able to preorder? The Apple website isnt showing anything about the iPad 3.
     
  13. mloffa macrumors 6502a

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    And, because this question always comes up, YOU CAN use a debit card as long as it has a Visa/Master Card logo on it!
     
  14. Guacamole macrumors regular

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    i need to know this too
     
  15. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    They haven't finished announcing it yet, patience is a virtue.
     
  16. steven9d3 macrumors newbie

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    if i preorder it today will i receive it on launch day or will it ship on launch day?
     
  17. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    receive it on launch day.
     
  18. yegon macrumors 68020

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    Receive it on launch day. I actually got my preordered iPad 1 a day early.
     
  19. Windowsrefugee macrumors regular

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    Black or white?

    Which is ore popular white or black 3G?
     
  20. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Both.
     
  21. Windowsrefugee macrumors regular

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    OK, then, which model of the 9 or so being released is likely to be LEAST popular and therefor take longer to sell out? I presume it would be one of the fully loaded 4G models?
     
  22. mloffa macrumors 6502a

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    Base model, 16GB either White or Black is most likely going to be the first to go.
     
  23. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Your guess is as good as anyones.
     
  24. JeffMorse macrumors regular

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    The white verison 64g 3g models will probably be the easiest to get on day 1. They were last year.
     

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