Limit One Per Customer

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bembol, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. bembol macrumors 65816

    bembol

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2006
    #1
    I don't get why Apple won't change their policy by limiting one per customer, especially on launch date/week or even month. LOL

    Let's be honest here, majority will sell it for profit.

    iPad 3 will still sell out, sell Millions and still be on top of the Tablet war. Let everybody, who really wants it have one.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2005
    #2
    Everybody who really wants one can go get one. What they're trying to limit is everyone who wants to buy one for use and 10 for resale.
     
  3. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2009
    Location:
    Belfast, Ireland
    #3
    For the iPad 2 launch queue there was a limit of two per customer.
     
  4. Rebel Hedgehog macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Location:
    Northants
    #4
    The thing is if someone waits in line for 8 hours odd and wants to buy 2 then I think they have deserved it really.

    The thing is if you bought 2 and ebayed 1 of them, it would greatly reduce the cost of your own iPad.

    I guess it's supply and demand. What I didn't like last year was all the Chinese scalpers who were queuing up night after night after night in order keep buying and buying.

    I wouldn't begrudge anyone buying a couple as a one-off
     
  5. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

    LostSoul80

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
  6. deeddawg, Mar 1, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2012

    deeddawg macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2010
    Location:
    US
    #6
    So you think ipads end up with people who don't really want to have one?

    Seems to me anyone willing to pay more than retail in exchange for not standing on line must really want one, else why would they not just wait?

    Or do you really mean that people who don't go stand on line aren't deserving of an ipad?

    ----------

    Perfectly legal, provided that denial is not due to one of the prohibited forms of discrimination like race, religion, etc. Where it gets sticky is when someone pulls out the race card or something and makes a big stink about it like the woman who claimed Apple's refusal to take cash was discriminating against her.
     
  7. clyde2801 macrumors 601

    clyde2801

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Location:
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    #7
    If that's the case, the thousands upon thousands of restaurants, service stations and other small businesses who post 'we reserve the right to deny service to anyone' signs on their front doors are in deep doo-doo.
     
  8. iDvisic macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    #8
    Why would it be illegal? Granted, if they were only limiting, say, iPads sold to those of Asian descent, there might be something actionable in that...but I'm pretty sure if someone wants to limit numbers across the board it's just fine.

    -->iDv.

    ----------

    Well, just posting a sign doesn't mean that it's valid. As noted above, if you deny service based on discriminatory criteria, you can point to your sign all you like. I'm pretty sure it won't hold up in court.

    -->iDv.
     
  9. wirelessness macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    #9
    If you want two...order one online and wait IN LINE for another..
     
  10. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

    Macman45

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2011
    Location:
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    #10
    Yep, If I want two (I don't) I can order two, just not 20!
     
  11. Doombringer macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2012
    #11
    How is denying a customer in this fashion illegal? We don't have an inalienable right to iPads. :eek:

    Any business can impose restrictions on their services or products. If it becomes targeted and discriminatory, i.e. "no one with brown hair can eat here" then it becomes a matter of rights violation. Otherwise, 1-per-customer purchase restrictions are no more illegal than "no shoes, no shirt -- no service."
     
  12. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

    Kyotoma

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Location:
    Carnegie and Ontario
    #12
    Not entirely sure, but I believe it is two per customer per credit card per day.

    Like I said, I am not completely certain though.
     
  13. Tom8 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    #13
    Off Topic:

    Does anyone remember when Apple started taking online pre-orders for the iPad 3 in the UK, rather than having to go the store? Or where the available online immediately?
     
  14. clyde2801 macrumors 601

    clyde2801

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Location:
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    #14
    Look, it's late, I'm tired, and I don't want to frak with Con Law if I'm not getting paid for it. Not really my cup of tea, anyway.
     
  15. iDvisic macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    #15
    Nicely done. You simultaneously hinted at an unassailable claim to expertise ("I get paid for this 'law' stuff") and devalued further discourse on the matter ("You're not paying me, and further discussion is therefore worthless to me"). Well, I'm certainly no expert. I was just flappin' my jaw as part of a general "shootin' the ****" experience. :D

    -->iDv.
     
  16. clyde2801 macrumors 601

    clyde2801

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Location:
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    #16
    Thanks, and I haven't really studied con law since my grad school. Governmental vs non governmental action, protected classes, blah, blah, blah. It's not important enough to me to study case opinions for two or three hours to win an internet pissing match.

    I'm no expert either. I used to know enough to be a little dangerous, but no more.
     
  17. iDvisic macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    #17
    Oh, no pissing match here. I was just throwing out a point--to add to the discussion. Not everything is a competition. :)

    -->iDv.
     

Share This Page