Ordering iPad 3 online in the UK

leighschvartz

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Mar 12, 2012
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Howdy!

Looking at the quickest way to get the iPad 3 in the UK but missed the Apple preorders (first time at this and didn't realise they would all go so fast!).

Most of the retailers online sales don't seem to be opening until Friday, and as I'm busy on Friday I can't queue outside a store.. Has anyone got any experience ordering online on the release day? I'm thinking this would be a lot quicker than pre-ordering from Apple.

Looking at John Lewis at the moment, then maybe collecting it in-store the next day!

Cheers.
Leigh
 

boy-better-know

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Order one on the Apple website now, and then go looking around re-sellers on friday and saturday (like Argos etc). If you find one, cancel your Apple store order, that is what I would do.
 

StefanWolves

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Mar 11, 2012
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I'm in the same boat, been checking Tesco, KRCS, Currys, PC World, John Lewis etc regularly.

I e-mailed KRCS and they say they will have limited stock in every store on release day, and they don't normally have big queues.
 

leighschvartz

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Mar 12, 2012
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Hmm that's what I mean, could order from any of those stores online on the release date and would at least guarantee yourself getting it early-ish (early next week if you get good delivery!
 

StefanWolves

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Mar 11, 2012
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Hmm that's what I mean, could order from any of those stores online on the release date and would at least guarantee yourself getting it early-ish (early next week if you get good delivery!
Luckily for me I have a PC World, Currys, KRCS, Carphone Warehouse all relatively close to me:D
 

last2findout

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Aug 9, 2011
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got an email the day after i ordered it on line:-

We are pleased to inform you that your order ######### has shipped.

Please see the details of the shipment below.
Your Delivery Reference Number is #####.
We expect your order to be delivered to your shipping address on 16/03/2012.

then i got a text saying i will get it before or on that day?
 

leighschvartz

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Mar 12, 2012
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Haha could do. I don't mind waiting till the Saturday though, think the John Lewis click and collect could be a good shout ...
 

leighschvartz

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Mar 12, 2012
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Not sure when they go up on the site.. emailed them but they just pointed me to the website.. You have to pick it up the next day - but that works for me!