Pre-Order for pickup

Discussion in 'iPad' started by metsjetsfan, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2011
    How can you do a pre-order for pickup on the 11th in store? Leo mentioned this on the last ipad podcast. Does anyone know? I'm assuming it's not available yet?

    Sorry if this was in another thread.
  2. MadGoat macrumors 65816


    Jul 30, 2007
    No preorders this time around. first come forst serve.
  3. Sodner macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Dang I was so ready to pre-order March 2nd when the store came back on line.

    Now its off to ANOTHER Apple line for me.
  4. deathcab4xtina macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2010
    or you could order online and receive it a few days later...
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Still conceivable that Apple would start in-store reservations next week ahead of the launch. IIRC they did not start the in-store reservations for the original iPad or iP4 immediately after the announcement either.

    Honestly, if they are going to do an in-store only launch it's the only sane, civilized way to do it. I know people who waited in line for the iP4 and store reps refused to respond to questions regarding stock levels. They ended up waiting hours for nothing other than to put their name on a reservation list.
  6. anthonymoody macrumors 68020


    Aug 8, 2002

    Since I have an iPad already this is the way I think I'm going to go...but if i were ipadless i would hit the stores :)
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  8. Prolif1k macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2009
    You're right that the preorders didn't open immediately for iPad 1 or iPhone 4, but the gap between their announcement and release date was much wider. The first iPad didn't come out until almost 3 months after it was announced. With there only being a week between announcement and launch of iPad 2, I would think the chances are slimmer that a pre-order would be announced between now and then. But who knows, anything could happen...
  9. Davichi macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2011
    I don't understand what is so difficult to understand. Apple wants lines. They just launched Verizon iPhone 4 and there weren't as many lines they expected. So, VZ launch looked like a failure. Apple allowed people to pre-order. Apple wants to guarantee that there will be lines. A lot of people have bought iPad, and apple wants to make sure that there are long lines that media will go like wow.

    You won't get one on march 11 Th. unless you go outside and go to apple store, best buy or walmart. Simple as that.
  10. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    The iPhone 4 had preorders and there were still big lines.

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