Limited Quantities?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by zackwhitman, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. zackwhitman macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2011
    I thought it said limited quantities? they aren't even sold out yet and its 10PM on the east coast. how fast did the iPad 2 sell out for preorders?
  2. Natesac macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2008
    they did not have pre orders for iPad 2. I waited in line for 7 hours......
  3. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
  4. KylePowers macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2011
    I didn't think the iPad 2 had preorders?

    Not everyone shells out for an iPad every year. Yes it's popular, but it's also expensive.

    I'm sure it'll sell out by tomorrow or Friday though.
  5. eclipseblur954 macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2011
    ugh preorder 5pm launch, brings back scary memories lol

    At least apple knows how to put up a fun launch
  6. Benz63amg macrumors 68020


    Oct 17, 2010
    New York, NY
    i remember the 4S Preorder sold out really quick man , but then again thats an iphone, much more affordable.

    the ipad 3 will sell like hot cakes as well, its just a matter of time.

    i think they prepared A LOT of stock for the preorders thats why they didn't sell out.
  7. gwen1o macrumors member


    Mar 11, 2011
    There were no preorders for the iPad 2.

    Even though the website was crashing and/or very slow right after the Media Event ended, I believe the fact that they are not sold out for launch day deliveries speaks volumes for Mr. Cook and his crew. They obviously anticipated the demand and did their best to stock sufficient inventory.

  8. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    I personally think the huge demand for the iPad 2 that we saw last year means that a lot of people that want an iPad have already got one, the general public don't really seem fussed with having the latest and greatest (a bit different for us gadget geeks though). Either that or Apple has increased production substantially in preparation for the launch to try and avoid what happened last year, but still anticipating a shortage of some degree.
  9. Photography macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2007
    Here's a reply from an official Apple representative (via live chat) regarding selling out (it will NOT sell out online, but it will just extend the delivery date depending on when you place your order):

  10. bjmach macrumors 6502

    Oct 10, 2008
    oh no you just opened a can of worms, now everyone is gonna worry lmao
  11. icydog macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2008
    I took me over30 minutes to order mine cause the site kept crashing. I think that's a strong indication there's a lot buying going on. I'll bet they sell out tonight for the March 16th date.
  12. lilo777 macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2009
    Apple web sites always crash (remember problems with Mobile Me, Siri etc.). It's an indication of their web incompetency rather than strong sales.
  13. icydog macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2008
    I don't know I have ordered a lot of iPads and computers on the website and this is the first time it happened to me. All my 5 kids got iPads for Christmas and last year they all got MacBook Airs. I know --I'm crazy:confused:
  14. ktmracer350 macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2011
    It's an indication of heavy traffic when the site is bogged down or is crashing which more then likely means strong sales.
  15. note235 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2007
    it took me over an hour and a half
    kept crashing on iphone and laptop
    didnt get confirmation yet
  16. zackwhitman thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2011
    yeah they never sell out, thats what happened last year too, just pushed it to 1-2weeks then 2-3 weeks, and then 3-4 weeks

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