iPad UK Tesco Midnight Launch

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  1. MidnightClick macrumors newbie

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    For those who have not yet ordered, it looks as though 250 Tesco stores will be selling the iPad from 00:01 according to the Tesco Direct website.
     
  2. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    I am pissed about this, had I known, I'd have not pre-ordered :(
     
  3. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    How do you know that there will be a Tesco store near you selling it, and would you rather go out in the cold and stand in a line instead of just waiting at home for a delivery?

    Tesco has over 2800 stores in the UK - less than 10% of them are going to be selling it.
     
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    I live in Cheshunt, the birthplace of Tesco + am 5 minutes away from one of their largest stores.. I'd be shocked if they werent selling it.
     
  5. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    24hr tescos let you wait inside for midnight launches. So yeah. Bit gutted but meh Im happy to be getting one delivered tommorow.
     
  6. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    It would... be helpful it if they mentioned which ones?

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  7. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    use the store-locator and the one's which have iPad listed as being stocked then they should have one.
     
  8. crazyman3005 macrumors regular

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    Not necessarily true, phoned up my local and they claimed they do have stock and they aren't listed on the store locator as an iPad store, he happened to have a list of the two/three stores which hold stock tonight... It is a rather big store but not a extra store so not sure...

    I have already a pre order for tomorrow, but thinking to go grab one now... Is it easy to literally walk into apple store and get a refund ... Even if bought online?
     
  9. chalky40 macrumors member

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    Anybody at a store yet? Thinking about going myself.
     
  10. erpetao macrumors regular

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    Does anybody have a link to confirm this? Also, do you have a link with the list of the 250 stores?
     
  11. chalky40 macrumors member

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    It's shows up on the main page, among others. There's no list as far as I'm aware. You just have to ring the store or ask "@UKTesco" on twitter.

    http://www.tesco.com/
     
  12. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    Same, Just asked in my local store, they have them. And surely apple stores will take a refund w/ invoice, they'd be jumping at the chance to have more stock.
     
  13. daruma3 macrumors newbie

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    No point in using the Twitter address - they've gone to bed...
     

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  14. erpetao macrumors regular

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    Thanks.

    Anybody going to Tesco tonight then? Are we expecting big queues there or almost nobody would now by now?
     
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    Says up to 14 days on their website you can have a refund... Just was concerned they'd give a gift voucher or something so relatively comfortable with getting one tonight if I can get my hands on one not looking to queue jus pass by and see
     
  16. Fiddler70 macrumors regular

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    Anybody knows a Tescos near Earls court that will have them??
     
  17. chalky40 macrumors member

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    I'm off in 10 mins. I'll keep you updated. Guess it depends on the area and how many people know/are prepared to go at midnight. The lady I spoke to on the phone was expecting a "rush" on them. I don't believe that to be honest. I've been to various supermarket big releases and it's so quiet you don't even know where to go half the time. Wish me luck. 32GB wifi hopefully.
     
  18. erpetao macrumors regular

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    Did they tell you how much stock they have?
     
  19. steveing64 macrumors 6502

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    Good luck which tesco u going
     
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    Can't find anything in local store. Searching for someone to speak to.
     
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    Update: found someone. At electrical department. First in line. Only 3 others come over time. Guys already let me have a play prior to launch.
     
  22. Chelmo macrumors regular

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    I think if it is ordered online you will have to arrange with Apple a time and date for them to pick up the iPad. I don't think they will accept return in store. I needed a replacement for something faulty I bought from the on-line store and they wouldn't accept exchanging it in store. Might be different for iPad though? This was only 3rd party accessory
     
  23. mike6480 macrumors newbie

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    which store?
     
  24. crazyman3005 macrumors regular

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    None in my local even though I phoned up earlier and they confirmed they had some...oh well, got one coming tomorrow :) Probably saved my hassle of getting a refund .
     

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