Is this new iPad going to be impossible to find like the iPad 2 was?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Jacoblee23, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Jacoblee23 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2011
    My mom just bought my iPad 2. So I will now be buying the new iPad, but I haven't pre-ordered it, and work all day on Friday. Am I screwed on finding one for awhile?
  2. gigaguy macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2010
    Yes, apple just sold out online, none delivered
    til mid April now
  3. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009
    Yes, yes you are.
  4. sonicboom macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2006
    No, I expect to find it on my doorstep Friday afternoon :p
  5. Buildbright macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2011
    eBay prices are going up. If you put up some labor you will get one. When the ipad 2 came out The Apple stores got deliveries almost everyday.
  6. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2008
    Preorder ASAP just in case. Then try to get one in person. You can always cancel the preorder if it hasn't shipped yet, or return it to the store if it has.
  7. nowstime macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2008
    Can I return an online order at an Apple store? I couldn't, when I got my MacBook Pro from (customized and defect).
  8. falcora macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2011
    if its that important, call in sick on friday or take a vacation day.

    its supposed to go on sale at 8am, so if you line up early, you may just be an hour or two late to work.
  9. M5RahuL macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2009
    What configuration were you looking to buy ? .. I have three on the way, but may return two.. [ stupid friends flaked out :mad: ]

    They are all AT&T 3G/ 4G LTE Versions:

    1- 16 GB White
    1- 32 GB Black

    The third one [ 16GB White ] I'm keeping for the lady :)
  10. hreyhrey macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2012
    I can link you to my ebay sale page when I post mine :)
  11. Rogue. macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2010
    Telford. UK.
    I think you can expect to wait 4-6 weeks if you havn't pre-ordered and don't want to queue overnight anywhere.
  12. badpinoy macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2007
    you can sell on ebay for a profit.
  13. ChrisTX macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2009
    Customized MacBook Pros are different because Apple cannot resell your machine, even unopened. Everything else non customizable is different because I assume Apple will turn around, and resell it.
  14. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    We still don't have confirmation when iPads will go on sale Friday, so there is still hope. Also it seems like Apple is cranking these out like no other iOS device before. People's iPads here that were suppose to ship by March 19 are now being delivered on launch day.

    I'd go ahead and preorder and then see if you can get one on Friday. If you get one on Fri cancel the preorder.
  15. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2012
    Maybe Apple does have more inventory and they'd rather be safe than sorry by posting 'delayed' shipping dates to avoid uproar ??
  16. Nightprowler macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2012
    So glad I'm away from the 15th to the 22nd. I'll be lying on the beach sipping rum while all the initial madness is going on.
  17. mikepro macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2010
    But you won't have a new iPad, so what's the point? :p
  18. iohass macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2012
    how much profit can you really make off this?
  19. striker33 macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2010
    Not sure what it was like in the US, but in the UK at least, it was very easy to get hold of an iPad 2 on launch. Afterall, it hadnt even been close to a full year since the iPad 1, so its understandable that the adoption rate was slower.

    You'll probably see a higher adoption rate for the new iPad though. As those who didnt upgrade from the first iPad originally, will probably do so now.
  20. mattraehl macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2005
    Should be a piece of cake to find one. As you know from reading MacRumors Forums and media accounts, it is a simple spec-bump that will be lapped up by the Apple Faithful but few others. Everyone else is saving their money for the Super Amazing Next-Gen Android and Windows 8 tablets on the horizon. Expect to find the new iPad at steep discount prices within a month or so, maybe even a TouchPad-like firesale to clear inventory.

  21. foiden macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2008
    ^ You're just saying that to hopefully get folks to give up, freeing up inventory so you can get your iPad, right? *wink wink* *Say no more*
  22. Nightprowler macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2012
    Point is I'm not stressin over getting it day one, and I likely won't care because of said beach and rum :).

    I'm sure it won't be too hard to get my hands on one in due time upon my return.
  23. doboy macrumors 68000

    Jul 6, 2007
    You'll need to spend some time "chasing" it down since Apple will most likely get daily shipments. However, stores will get unknown quantities at less certain time of the day.

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