Okay, I am ready to buy an iPad...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by shakeman0, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. shakeman0 macrumors 6502a

    shakeman0

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    #1
    Now HOW DO I GET ONE???

    I have already called several Best Buys and am preparing to call the Apple Store. I can't pick it up till tomorrow... Will Best Buy and the Apple Store reserve an iPad for me?


    Thanks
     
  2. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Location:
    Manhattan
    #2
    Just wait a few weeks. Soon, there will be iPads for sale everywhere -- fully stocked. :)
     
  3. master-ceo macrumors 65816

    master-ceo

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Location:
    The SUN
    #3
    lool! Thats why I went and picked mine up like 3 days after launch. I didn't really want to get it just yet, but I remembered how Apple Fanatics get down and just pulled the trigger.

    Good Luck!
     
  4. bytethese macrumors 68030

    bytethese

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2007
    Location:
    Cranford, NJ
    #4
    Who knows? Call them. Depends on where you live...
     
  5. shakeman0 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    shakeman0

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    #6
    Wait??? What does that mean? :rolleyes:
     
  6. shady825 macrumors 68000

    shady825

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2008
    Location:
    Area 51
    #7
    haha! :)
    No doubt!

    Ive been having a hell of a time finding one.. Just did the "in-store reservation" on thursday.. I hope it comes soon. I dont know if it woulda been better to just order online..
    Online says "ships 5-7 days", then you figure another 3 days to receive it. I would like to think I could get one in store sooner than 10 days. (i hope!)
     
  7. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Location:
    Manhattan
    #8
    What's the rush? Apple's pattern is initial shortages, then a short while later there is product available everywhere. Everyone who wants an iPad and has the money will get one.
     
  8. shakeman0 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    shakeman0

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    #9
    You are perfectly right. I am just impatient. :(
     
  9. PCClone macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010
    #10
    The first step is to start a new thread stating that you are thinking about getting one and asking for opinions. Once you do that and get flamed, a new iPad will show up at your house.
     
  10. OGDaniel macrumors 6502a

    OGDaniel

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Location:
    Arizona
    #11
    Apple fanatics get down by camping outside the Apple Store :D. I was lucky though. In my small town the Best Buy had about 60 the first day, and I was able to get one quickly. My Best Buy has gotten many more iPads since then, they're pretty abundant down here.
     
  11. tigres macrumors 68040

    tigres

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2007
    Location:
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits
    #12
    :eek::eek::eek::eek::D:D:D:D

    Made me laugh
     
  12. shady825 macrumors 68000

    shady825

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2008
    Location:
    Area 51
    #13
    A lot of people just ignore this guy.
    All he does is post about why others shouldn't be posting.
    He's the law around here :rolleyes:
     
  13. master-ceo macrumors 65816

    master-ceo

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Location:
    The SUN
    #14
    The funny thing, after I decided to get it the night before, I had no way of knowing if my LAS had any in stock till the next morning. I couldn't sleep the whole night. lol.

    Come to find out they had plenty at the time. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Lotus Esprit V8 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Location:
    New England
    #15
    If Best Buy is offering them for sale through there website you can purchase it online and have it held for pickup at a store.
     
  15. tigres macrumors 68040

    tigres

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2007
    Location:
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits
    #16
    Yes, I have seen those types around.

    /topic
     
  16. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

    bowlerman625

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Location:
    Chicago, IL area
    #17
    Why don't you order one online from Apple? It will be here before you know it!
     
  17. p-rice macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    #18
    To think it was easier getting an iPad on its launch week. :D I went to the Apple Store on the second day and bought one without all the hassle of reserving or waiting. I'm guessing with all the hate and hype out the way, people are starting to realize the usefulness and convenience of an iPad.
     
  18. shady825 macrumors 68000

    shady825

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2008
    Location:
    Area 51
    #19
    I really want to just order online but my luck the in store reservation will come in right after my order ships.
    I don't know what would be faster. Order online or wait for my in store reservation..
    What to do, what to do...
     
  19. 3goldens macrumors 68000

    3goldens

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    #20
    I'll take care of alerting the media to your decision. Welcome aboard!

    P.S. Please start another thread when your leaving your home and on your way to get your Ipad, then one when you get to the store, and another when you take out your credit card to pay for it, yet another when you are on your way home, and finally please please do not forget to alert us when your opening the box and have finally powered it on for the first time.

    Then if you have the energy let us know how your enjoying it and start some threads if there are any questions you might have, like, how to move an icon, clean your screen, whether or not it will tether to an iPhone, if it has a USB connector, which case is the best, which applications are the very best.

    We all look forward to hearing from you often!
    :cool:
     
  20. shakeman0 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    shakeman0

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    #21
    Ahhh sarcasm... one of my favorites ;)
     
  21. Aquaduck04 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    #22
    Macmall.com had them this week. No tax free two day shipping.
     
  22. renewed macrumors 68040

    renewed

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Location:
    Bemalte Blumen duften nicht.
    #23
    Ha! I ordered one on the 15th of April and it won't be here til at least April 27th it is saying. It shipped directly from China according to FedEx tracking. Luckily it is here in Houston now, but still says April 27th.
     
  23. bibbz, Apr 24, 2010
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2011

    bibbz macrumors regular

    bibbz

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    #24
    I bought mine 2 days ago at best buy. They only had 64's in stock so that's what I got.
     
  24. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

    Zazoh

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Location:
    Mico, Texas
    #25
    They come and go, just like the iPod Touch, there were periods of shortages much after launch. When iPad goes broader than US there will again be shortages.

    But you are right, if one wants one, order it and you'll get it in now time. Less luck for the impulse buyers.
     

Share This Page