iPad 2 Launch: St David's 2 Cardiff, UK

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  1. odj310388 macrumors member

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    Anyone else planning on getting their iPad 2 here?
     
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    Me. I need a queue buddy to go on toilet / starbucks breaks.
     
  3. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

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    Judging by the lack of interest in this thread, I might make the trip up after work tomorrow. Reckon they'll have much stock? 30 minutes for me from Bridgend, but I don't finish work till 6... Probably all gone by the time I can get there.
     
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    Shhh.... we should keep quiet to avoid some massive onslaught of "foreigners" from Engaland. :D;):rolleyes::p
     
  5. odj310388 thread starter macrumors member

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    What time will you start queuing up do you think?

    Haha yea keep this store quiet. xP
     
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    I'll be in town from about 11 or 12. If there's a queue there, I will join it. If not, I will be in Starbucks 150metres away with my MBP working :)

    You?
     
  7. odj310388 thread starter macrumors member

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    Probably around 2 ish I'll plan to get in. Its about an hours drive in for me so thats just an estimate. :p
     
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    Anyone in the que yet then? :p

    Edit: Bloody hell there are quite a few more people here than the first launch. :O
     
  10. alienvariety macrumors newbie

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    But it doesn't actually go on sale until 5pm does it?
     
  11. odj310388 thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope not till 5pm. I arrived at 2:30 and I'd say I'm about the 200th person in the que by a quick head count.
     
  12. alienvariety macrumors newbie

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    I arrived at 6:00pm and all models were out of stock except for 16gb Black Wi-fi. Needless to say I left - the queue was still long and I was disappointed not to get my hands on a White 32 or 64gb model.

    I must confess to some surprise about how rapidly they ran out of stock. I knew the demand was going to be phenomenal, but surely they must have known too, and allowed for that? I can only speculate that this looks good from a marketing perspective, that they sold out in an hour... From a consumer point of view though, this is immensely annoying. Especially given that the alternative - buying via the mac store - takes 2-3 weeks...

    I have no doubt it'll be a great product, but what use is that if we can't get our hands on it?

    Apple make such a massive deal out of every release date but they repeatedly fail to provide for the demand. It just seems like disorganisation...
     
  13. Edmund0Dantes macrumors member

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    I got there about 10:30, and was in the late teens (possibly eatly twenties). Got my 32 Wifi White.

    Long day, so much soi havent opened it.:eek:
     
  14. alienvariety macrumors newbie

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    Wow! That's dedication. You must have been so bored all day! Must admit, I'm really looking forward to getting my paws on one, bit sad i've missed the opportunity for now :(
     
  15. odj310388 thread starter macrumors member

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    Got there around 2:30pm and through a quick head count could see I was about the 200th person in line. Overall when I left I could swear there had been at least 500 people there in the que. Got my 32gb wifi and case. Although no docks available at all?! What is going on there!?
     
  16. Edmund0Dantes macrumors member

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    The first five hours went quite quickly :D. Nice group of people, so it wasnt like just being sat around fror ages doing bugger all. Plus being quite close to the front meana you know (more or less) that your geeting to get a really good stab at your firsrt choice :cool:
     

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