iPad 2 Limited Supplies?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bluemonkeyguy, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. bluemonkeyguy, Mar 6, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2011

    bluemonkeyguy macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2010
    So by the sound of all the news/forums/blogs, everyone and their mom is buying an iPad.:D Do you think by Sunday the iPad stock will be normalized, or is it going to take some time for the stock of iPads to be ample enough for me to walk into an Apple store and pick one up? I was planning to wait in line on Friday, but it would be nice to walk in Sunday and purchase one. Any previous previous iPad/iPhone4 buyers remember if they had problems days later?
  2. Tomple macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2008
    New York, New York
    I had no problems the day later after iPad 1, but always problems with iPhones. I would recommend just waiting in line, if you have the time that is.
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Kind of tough to say since it depends on (a) customer demand and (b) Apple's supply. Since we don't quantifiably know either of these, any predictions as to stock status on Sunday would be nothing but a guess.

    What I'd suggest is that if having an ipad within a couple days of release is important to you, get up early on Friday morning and order online.
  4. fishmoose macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2008
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    Apple said they'd ship with volume on the keynote. No idea how they qualify volume though.
  5. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    Given that Sunday is the one day the stores are guarantedd not to get shipments in, then it' a questionable strateg. That is, if Friday and Saturday turn out to be hot selling days then there won't be any resupply until Monday at the earliest (if then).
  6. camelsnot macrumors 6502


    Jan 31, 2011
    not even. Stores only have 1 or 2 days a week they get supplies in, and most of the time it isn't a Monday.
  7. iserian macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2010
    Palo Alto Apple Store
    SJ - mentioned that they will ship with VOLUME -- It appears that they have had the #2 ready for quite some time and plenty of time to stock-pile enough for initial demand.
  8. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2009
    Dallas, TX
    When the iPhone came out my store told me they get shipments every day but sunday. During normal sales season it probably is once or twice a week though.
  9. maclook macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    Getting an iPhone 4 was a pain in the butt when I went a month after it's release. It took me about a week to finally get my hands on one due to low stock and the newly stocked phones being snagged by people moments before I could.
    Are there any products besides the iPhone that have sold out on release day?
  10. iserian macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2010
    Palo Alto Apple Store
    I hear you -- The nightmare of getting my Viphone -- I think I had to log in at Midnight and - well the phone arrived a few days later ;) Too bad we can't do what with the Pad #2.

  11. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    Apple store was getting daily resupply with the original iPad (daily except for Sunday).
  12. gigaguy macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2010
    Well, the big difference between the iPad 2 launch and most other high profile apple products, is, this time, there were NO PreOrders allowed. Not sure why Apple deviated, but some think it means supplies could not meet both pre-order demands and launch day sales. Plus publicity is better with big store lines and most getting what they got in line for.
  13. shyam09 macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2010
    oh gawd!! you scared me!
    see im planning to buy an iPad 1, but i need to ask my dad first (i need the CC info.. lol) and well when you wrote: iPad Limited Supplies?. i freaked out hehe.

    but like others have said, iPad 2 stocks should be fairly level. good luck buying one!~!
  14. NunnOtha macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
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    Spoke with apple store manager today, I was told that there will be plenty to go around especially the higher memory models. The store does not open until 5 friday, lines will be cut off at 10pm, and others will be given rainchecks for saturday morning. Good luck guys!
  15. bluemonkeyguy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2010
    Rainchecks??? That sounds good:D
  16. zenio macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2011
    Don't buy into the madness, there will be plenty available. No worries.
  17. Kadin macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2009
    You've obviously never worked at Apple Retail. My store got in shipments a minimum of 3 days per week and many times 4-5. Your notion of 1-2 days a week is completely off the mark...
  18. yodaxl7 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2010
    Guess, it depends which one you want at what store. Plus, they are shipping a huge amount to 26 other countries in two weeks from US launch. So, not sure!
  19. Fireworld macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2011
    Just sacrifice 2-3 hours in line and enjoy the iPad 2 all weekend. Heck, if you go to the store too late or order online, you might not get yours until they release in Europe.
  20. bluemonkeyguy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2010
    I think I'll play it safe and wait in line. Problem with online ordering is that my father thinks he'll get scammed by Nigerians, don't ask but he wants one too. On that note (for the Apple employees), is there a limit on how many one can buy, can my father's credit card pay for two?

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