How To Buy An iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iJordz, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. iJordz, Mar 4, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2011

    iJordz macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2010
    Well, I live in the UK and the iPad comes out on the 25th,

    I've never bought an Apple Product on a launch day before but am going to this side,

    My mum said I can take the day off school for the day to get it,

    Though I'll have to get the train to liverpool whats only around 15 minutes on the train as thats where my nearest Apple store is,

    But, Whats the Best Time to arrive on a launch day, and would they run out of stock if i was like at the back of the line? :L

    Also , just any general tips.
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    The UK release date is the 25th, not the 15th. So no.1 tip: go on the correct date.
  3. iJordz thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2010
    Miss type, Typing in the dark.

    Edited now anyway.
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Not to be an alarmist, but do try to be aware of your surroundings so no one snatches an iPad from a kid. Bring a backpack and put the iPad box in that.
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    As much as I love my Apple products, I don't stand in line.

    iPhone- walked in Saturday morning and walked out with phone in under 10 minutes.

    iPhone 4- went dinnertime. Waited on a line with 20 people in front of me. Walked out with iPhone 4 after waiting no more than 10 minutes.

    iPad- walked in next morning and left with one in less than 5 minutes.
  6. iJordz thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2010
    My mums on planning on coming with me, It's more of a treat / day out for me as I've done really good in school lately.
  7. Justin122 macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2008
    May I ask how old you are?
  8. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    If you are going to take the day off, go as early as possible.

    I was in like 4 hours for iPad and 24 hours for iPhone 4.

    Depends on where you are. In most areas they are sold out for iPad and iPhone 4.
  9. iJordz thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2010
    I'm 16 :]
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Long Island, hardly a rural area.
  11. iJordz thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2010
    How much does a store normally take in stock on launch day?
  12. kwajkat macrumors regular


    Aug 17, 2009
    Whatever time your Mom wants to go will be the right time!! :D:D
  13. ScottNWDW macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    When I bought my iPad last April. I was in and out of the Apple store in like 15 minutes. Would have been less, but I let them show me a few things on it in the store.

    as for the iPhone 4, I waited in line for roughly 12 hours on launch day. That was the line for those that had reserved an iPhone for pick up.
  14. jvette macrumors 6502


    Dec 29, 2007
    I don't know and it just might be me but why on earth aren't they taking online orders for this thing right now? I would think you create excitement and then you go in for the kill and let everyone order instead of thinking about it and then talking yourself out of it. I know it's Apple and they will sell no matter what but it just doesn't make sense to me. Get the order and ship the darn things on March 11 and you get them on the 12th or the 14th. Let the ones who are willing to wait in line in the stores get one first, who cares.

    With that said I will be getting one but I refuse to wait in line or mess with the store on the day it comes out. The only store in my town is a mad house all the time. About a month ago I went in there to get an Ipad and couldn't find anyone to wait on me because they were all busy. Finally someone came up to me and took my name and said they would get to me as soon as someone was free. Fortunately for me after 30 minutes I gave up and left the store without an Ipad. I have decided to give up on the store experience and just order online and wait for it to come to my door.
  15. adnoh macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2010

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