Glad you are one of my twitter followers. I've been a member of this board since 2007 under an old handle. It's one of my favorite sites being a Mac/Apple fan myself.Ah yes his response is what I expected, by the way I've been following you on twitter for a while but did NOT realize that you're a member here too as well
Umm... you mean 16GB iPad 3G right (that's the $629 model).I may have gotten lucky yesterday. I was about the 20th person in line out of ~150 and I used a $630 Apple gift card to buy a 32GB 3G. I was very worried about this as I mentioned in another thread, but it worked out just fine.
I have no problems believing Steve Jobs actually wrote that email. He wipes his ass the same way we all do. You're probably right in the sense that he was particularly bothered by that policy and felt compelled to at least address your valid feelings with an apology.If I didn't receive the email directly, I would probably of said the same thing. Most of Steve's emails are of the "Yes" or "No" variety and just a few words at best.
I doubt an assistant wrote the email because he repeatedly apologizes in it. An assistant wouldn't do that. Also do assistants work on Saturday mornings? I doubt it.
My feeling is he actually felt bad about my complaint and decided to write a longer email response.
I buy 10 gift cards and then me and whatever 9 people I can dragoon into handing a sales clerk a card walk out with two iPads each. I put the 20 iPads ni my car trunk and post an ebay listing. I come back tomorow and do the same thing. Credit/debit cards are harder to do that with (you'd have to reimburse your 9 helpers instead of just giving them the gift card) and allow tracking between days (so you and your original nine people couldn't buy more tomorrow). No system is foolproof, but it doesn't need to be to reduce the problem significantly.Do not understand the reasoning behind not allowing gift cards if the 2 iPad limit per person is in place.