preorder or wait

bomikepa

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Hey all...

i want a new ipad wifi but i dont mind pre ordering but i would rather pick it up at the apple store. My only issues is that if there will be enough stock on launch day Nov 2nd? or am i going to have to wait forever if they run out of stock on launch day?

If i preorder will i get it BEFORE nov 2nd? If not then whats the negative of me just going to apple store to pick it up? You guys think there will be super long lines or something??? i dont want a samsung camera crew putting me in thier comercials.....:p
 

Chupa Chupa

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If you preorder you will get it on launch day. But I suspect you won't have a problem getting on launch day either. Apple must have been stockpiling them for a month or so now.
 

HengenJL

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Apple probably wont have display units out until November 2nd when they will be available in stores. that's the way its always been with every iPad, so I dont think Apple will change that. personally I'm not sure if I'll pre-order or not. I might try going to my local BestBuy next Friday to see if any are available. if not I can always order online and then wait for it to come in.
 

bomikepa

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so there is not enough hype to have long lines and disappointment if you dont wait in line 24 hours beforehand? :D
 

RedRaven571

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Apple probably wont have display units out until November 2nd when they will be available in stores. that's the way its always been with every iPad, so I dont think Apple will change that. personally I'm not sure if I'll pre-order or not. I might try going to my local BestBuy next Friday to see if any are available. if not I can always order online and then wait for it to come in.
Based on a phone call to my local Apple store today, this is correct; display models in store on 11/2/12.
 

bomikepa

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When does preorder start??
oct 26th...this friday

does anyone think they will be sold out. i CALLED the apple store and the guy said they dont open early or anything for launch for this ipad so what time should i get to the apple store you think?? its in a mall so i don't think the mall even opens until like 9 or something....???
 

HengenJL

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I do know some mall's opened early for the iPad 3 launch to allow people to wait inside, however they still had to wait for Apple to open their stores. I dont see them selling out on Day 1. I walked into my local BestBuy at 1pm on iPad 3 launch day and they had plenty in stock. a friend was at our local Apple Store late in the day on iPad 3 launch and was able to get the model she wanted. yes its a smaller iPad and that will probably have people wanting to take a look at them. however I dont think they will sell out on Day 1, possibly by sold out after the weekend... take what I say with a spoonful of salt because this is all guess work :D
 

bomikepa

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I do know some mall's opened early for the iPad 3 launch to allow people to wait inside, however they still had to wait for Apple to open their stores. I dont see them selling out on Day 1. I walked into my local BestBuy at 1pm on iPad 3 launch day and they had plenty in stock. a friend was at our local Apple Store late in the day on iPad 3 launch and was able to get the model she wanted. yes its a smaller iPad and that will probably have people wanting to take a look at them. however I dont think they will sell out on Day 1, possibly by sold out after the weekend... take what I say with a spoonful of salt because this is all guess work :D
lol i know watch me go in and them say sorry all sold out..bahaahaha

i have a feeling that the lines will be for the mini actually and not the ipad 4....but who knows...
 

roccobladr

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I imagine it might be different because of the approaching holiday season, but when I preordered the (now not so) new iPad earlier this year for my gf, I thought I was glad I did..until we went to best buy that same day to find a smart cover and there was TONS of new iPads laying around...like I've never seen so many before.
 

cloud25

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oct 26th...this friday

does anyone think they will be sold out. i CALLED the apple store and the guy said they dont open early or anything for launch for this ipad so what time should i get to the apple store you think?? its in a mall so i don't think the mall even opens until like 9 or something....???
I'd assume people will be camping the Apple Stores as always for launches. You're going to be waiting quite a while if you start lining up in the morning.

The minis will sell like hotcakes. I believe they will run out of stock quite quickly but seeing as how the specs are dated and there's no retina, it won't be as difficult to manufacture and refill stock. But it's also holiday season so...

I prefer to spend the extra gas money and drive to an Apple Store to pick up my goods as well. But it looks like Apple products are switching over to Fall releases now in time for the holidays and the best option (maybe the only) would be to order online.
 

bomikepa

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is there such a thing in pre order for SHIP to store so i can pick up me preorder to at the store?


lol what if i put my home address as the store address.....:D:D:D
 

bomikepa

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I'd assume people will be camping the Apple Stores as always for launches. You're going to be waiting quite a while if you start lining up in the morning.

The minis will sell like hotcakes. I believe they will run out of stock quite quickly but seeing as how the specs are dated and there's no retina, it won't be as difficult to manufacture and refill stock. But it's also holiday season so...

I prefer to spend the extra gas money and drive to an Apple Store to pick up my goods as well. But it looks like Apple products are switching over to Fall releases now in time for the holidays and the best option (maybe the only) would be to order online.
so are you suggesting i pre order instead?
 

T4R06

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holiday season is near so better to safe than sorry. iPad mini will sell like candy. i bet after launch no available in store in weeks
 

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