If iPad 2 launches 03/11 why cant pre order!

imac abuser

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If the iPad 2 comes out on 03/11 why the hell can't we pre-order. This sucks I'm not standing in line for hours so I guess I get screwed on getting one on launch day...
 

Davichi

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That's how apple wants to do it. They are the seller and you are the buyer. Don't like it, then let others have it.

Apple is doing this friday at 5PM on purpose. They want those news media to come out and show off people waiting to buy iPad 2. They want to see the lines. They launched VZ iphone 4 with pre-order and opened the store at 7 am. It failed.

Not this time. Apple wants to make sure there are lines.
 

Kadin

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How are you getting screwed? Preordering isn't a right, it's a convenience. Apple wants people in their store, plain and simple. You can order it on the 11th and get it a few days later if you can't be bothered to go to the store. Oh and don't forget, you also have Best Buy and Sam's Club along with Walmart to look at.
 

iPad 2nd Gen

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Because of the psychology of it. If people put aside $499 on a device they cant get yet they have a lot of time to reconsider and ultimately retract their preorder. That's what stupid people do.

Also, Apple wants lines.
 

iKrl

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How are you getting screwed? Preordering isn't a right, it's a convenience. Apple wants people in their store, plain and simple. You can order it on the 11th and get it a few days later if you can't be bothered to go to the store. Oh and don't forget, you also have Best Buy and Sam's Club along with Walmart to look at.
There won't be as many people in those places so you should go there, Apple fans will most likely go to the Apple Stores to line up.
 

MacAttraction

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Pretty sure FedEx, or any other delivery company, does not want to go through the headaches they had, in the way the first iPad delivery was scheduled! :)
 

Kadin

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Pretty sure FedEx, or any other delivery company, does not want to go through the headaches they had, in the way the first iPad delivery was scheduled! :)
Or the fun iPhone 4 debacle. The phone was on the truck to be delivered and then Apple notifies FedEx to hang onto it for another day. Day taken off for nothing, ha ha.
 

vincenz

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That's how apple wants to do it. They are the seller and you are the buyer. Don't like it, then let others have it.

Apple is doing this friday at 5PM on purpose. They want those news media to come out and show off people waiting to buy iPad 2. They want to see the lines. They launched VZ iphone 4 with pre-order and opened the store at 7 am. It failed.

Not this time. Apple wants to make sure there are lines.
That's what I was thinking. Apple wants to see lines for every new iPhone or iPad. It's the only reason why it's at 5 PM. Makes me wonder if theyll do the same for the iPhone this summer.
 

Gryzor

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If the iPad 2 comes out on 03/11 why the hell can't we pre-order. This sucks I'm not standing in line for hours so I guess I get screwed on getting one on launch day...
Order when you can and wait like the rest of us. Hardly a life changing problem.
 

shakeman0

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If the iPad 2 comes out on 03/11 why the hell can't we pre-order. This sucks I'm not standing in line for hours so I guess I get screwed on getting one on launch day...
I totally agree with you. I watched the entire key note waiting for word on pre-order...
 

camelsnot

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I wonder what time they'll hit the websites. They won't do a "you must wait till 5pm local (your time) to buy an ipad online from us". The internet doesn't do local time... in cases like this.

Also, I wonder if sites like Best Buy will offer buying online for local pick up at the store on Friday. It would be money to walk in the store and have one reserved for you which you bought online right before you left.
 

ucfgrad93

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If the iPad 2 comes out on 03/11 why the hell can't we pre-order. This sucks I'm not standing in line for hours so I guess I get screwed on getting one on launch day...
Given your user name, it is just Steve Jobs' way of personally making your life miserable.:p

Just order it online and get over it.:rolleyes:
 

mac jones

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A very good question.

Most likely supply. Can't think of any other (non-conspiracy) reason :D
 

neko girl

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Maybe Apple wants crowds at Apple stores. Free publicity they might have missed out on with the Verizon iPhone a little..
 

jclardy

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That's how apple wants to do it. They are the seller and you are the buyer. Don't like it, then let others have it.

Apple is doing this friday at 5PM on purpose. They want those news media to come out and show off people waiting to buy iPad 2. They want to see the lines. They launched VZ iphone 4 with pre-order and opened the store at 7 am. It failed.

Not this time. Apple wants to make sure there are lines.
Both iPad 1 and iPhone 4 (AT&T) had in-store reservations (to pickup on launch day) and online pre-orders, but both had long lines (Especially the iPhone 4).
 

WLS

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Actually I see it as a good thing that there are no preorders.
It avoids the delivery muckups we have all see. Packages delayed and even delivered early, theft,having to wait for the packages etc. Instead of putting a lot of production aside for preorders they are pushing them out to the retailers including the new ones they picked up over the year- Walmart and Target to be specific.
So this means there will be a good chance you can go to a retailer near you and they will have inventory if not you can go to another. That's a good thing!
 

Mystikal

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That's how apple wants to do it. They are the seller and you are the buyer. Don't like it, then let others have it.

Apple is doing this friday at 5PM on purpose. They want those news media to come out and show off people waiting to buy iPad 2. They want to see the lines. They launched VZ iphone 4 with pre-order and opened the store at 7 am. It failed.

Not this time. Apple wants to make sure there are lines.
There werent lines for the iPhone 4? Where did you buy yours?
 

gswilder

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Oct 3, 2007
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Maybe Earlier?

Based on previous Apple releases, I still wouldn't be surprised if they don't do preordering before the 11th. I doubt they want to crash their servers. May start late on the day before or the morning of the 11th.
 

gigaguy

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Some are saying supplies will be tight, so Apple would rather there be a definite supply on launch day, rather than have news saying how upset people were cause there were NO iPads on launch day, (cause all the pre-orders could have gotten most of the supply).
I think it's PR based, to get the most promotional impact and least negative news on launch day. plus I read Apple thinks they under estimated what the initial sales would be.
 

ghostlyorb

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I have connections I'm trying to work out so I can walk right into the store at 5 without standing in line.. and if that fails... ordering online! Gas is expensive anyway.. Black with a blue case! (unless I switch back to the White) and idk either the 16 or 32GB...