I had just graduated from high school and decided to get and an iPad 2 with some of my graduation money. I started looking around to see where I could get one the quickest. The first place I looked was on Apples online store. I saw that they had free shipping, but it would have taken 3-4 weeks to receive it (this was when they were back-ordered.) So instead of waiting or paying a lot to get it faster I decided to just look around. I went to Bismarck, North Dakota with my dad to look around and see if we could find one. After looking at Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and pretty much everywhere we could, we had no luck. So we figured they might have some in Dickinson. We wouldnt have thought that even North Dakota would have problems with stocking. We called the Wal-Mart there and they said they only had one more of the one I wanted (Black 64GB Wi-Fi only) so we rushed there to get it, calling every 15 minutes to make sure it wasnt gone, only to get there and see they were completely wrong about which ones they did and didnt have. After words we decided to have my mom in Albuquerque try to get one; with 20 Wal-Marts and a dozen Best Buys we knew she would get it. The next day she got it right away at Best Buy. She got a Geek Squad Protection Plan and insured it at Best Buy for accidents and at USPS for $1,000. The next morning she sent it along with other things like candy, money etc. She said it would get there in 4-5 days and she sent it on a Monday. On Thursday I was looking out for a package and had yet to see anything. We were nervous right away and decided to just wait. The next day was the same thing. I figured it wouldve been funny to get it on Saturday because it was actually my birthday that day (July, 2 if you were curious.) not surprisingly it didnt show up. About a week later my mom gets that package back only to find it was completely wrapped in duct tape. She opened it and saw that EVERYTHING in the box as completely demolished; nothing but shards and chocolate everywhere. She immediately went to both USPS and Best Buy to see what she can do to either replace or get the insurance claim that came out to $997.3x. She took it to Best Buy to prove that it was iPad then went to get her claim from USPS. After explaining the story to somebody at USPS, that person said, Tell your son Merry Christmas. After all this chaos, we found out that thanks to the Albuquerque postal service, WE GOT BOTH THE REPLACEMENT FROM BEST BUY AND THE CHECK. My family got immediately excited to hear this and contemplated what to do with this money. We eventually figured we would get somebody in our family a new computer. So about a week later (August 10 to be exact) I finally got my new iPad 2 and starting showing it off to my family. BUT after all that, I realized that while synching it, MY MOM GOT THE WRONG MODEL. She got me the 32GB and not the 64. I was upset after seeing this, but after all that I really didnt care. So after about a few hours of setting it up and playing with it my dad comes in and asks, If we got you the one you wanted with the insurance claim and you gave yours to your sister, would you care if you had to wait a little longer? So here I am now with my two new iPad 2's. My sister and I now have an iPad 2. You can call it whatever you want, but after all this patients and chaos we ended up with two iPads. I told my friends this story and they didnt believe that all of this could happen, so I decided to share it with all of you today. If you have any story as crazy as mine I'm interested to hear it. I don't think anything could top mine, but I'm okay with being proven wrong.