Wow. Good thinking!!! I never wouldn't of though of that!Good luck to you then. Maybe you can go to the Apple store now, purchase an apple gift card...then order it online with that gift card?
No one really knows until Apple post the launch time.Hello is it pointless to go to the apple store around 5 pm to buy an ipad on the release? I was gonna go to Fashionfair in Fresno California. Will it mostlikely be sold out? black 32g wifi
This is going to depend on the store. For the iPad 2 launch, I had a friend call me shortly after I purchased my iPad 2 and asked me if I would pick one up for him. I had left the Apple Store but was still in the mall so I swung back by to ask if they thought they would have enough for me to pick up a second. The employees there told me they wouldn't have enough for everyone who was already in line, let alone for anyone who decided to join the queue anew.Depends. At 5, plan to wait a while. Apple stores usually have plenty of stock, but there is no way to tell for sure.
Spoke with the guys at the local Apple Store and they said it will be a morning launch that they open early for. The only thing they didn't know is *how* early they would be opening.No one really knows until Apple post the launch time.
Is it a 9:00am launch, or will it be the 5:00pm launch like last year?!
I would suggest calling the other big box chain stores like best buy or target before you both going to the apple store. I doubt that you will be able to find one at the apple store at 5pm if they go on sale at 8-9am, and calling them to check may not work either since they will be so busy. (I don't know if its even possible to call an apple store direct.) Best buy and the like will probably not be as crowded.Hello is it pointless to go to the apple store around 5 pm to buy an ipad on the release? I was gonna go to Fashionfair in Fresno California. Will it mostlikely be sold out? black 32g wifi
Two months after launch, when demand dies down, this is certainly true. However, from two previous years experience suffering through an iPad launch in retail store lines, I can tell you that Apple stores almost never have enough stock for launch day. At least not enough for everyone to get the model they want.Apple stores usually have plenty of stock
Yeah that is stupid they should just sell it and if you need more help they should make you come in at another time with an appointment or something lol. That would probably piss people off that wanted to use it that day, but are clueless. I don't understand why a clueless person would go stand in line at launch day though. I would assume all the geeks and freaks would be there.Mine just left Anchorage Alaska at 3pm today. Why stand in line with they will deliver it to your door? Of course, if you haven't preordered it's your only way to get one on the 16th.
Apple says that they will show each customer how to get their ipad up and running. Imagine all the time you will spend waiting for that after standing in line all day. No thanks.
I remember waiting in line last year and didn't get the exact model I was looking for either. I'm hoping the international launch will negate some of the people who were scalpers this year but we'll see. I think last year, the first launch was US only, wasn't it?Two months after launch, when demand dies down, this is certainly true. However, from two previous years experience suffering through an iPad launch in retail store lines, I can tell you that Apple stores almost never have enough stock for launch day. At least not enough for everyone to get the model they want.
For the iPad 2 launch, I wanted a 32 or 64GB AT&T model. I was number 35 in line at my local Apple Store. The first 20 in line were scalpers. They all ordered as many high end AT&T iPads as they could for resale on the international market. When I was finally able to order, ALL of the AT&T models 16,32,64 in both colors were gone. As were the 64GB Verizon models and the basic 16 & 64GB WiFi. Scalpers claimed over half the stock at that Apple Store after the first 30 minutes.
Unable to get my desired model, I walked away with nothing and began a two week odyssey to find a 64GB White AT&T iPad 2 which involved a backend stocking script on Target's website. Ultimately snagged the one I wanted, but I vowed not to be a part of launch day craziness again.
Thus, the moment it was reported that New iPad pre-orders would be accepted for delivery on launch day, I started refreshing the Apple Store site until I was able to make the purchase.
Good luck getting one on launch day. Hopefully with the wider international rollout, the demand from scalpers will be lessened.