store availability

Discussion in 'iPad' started by illibball087, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. illibball087 macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2009
    what are the chances of an apple store having ipad's in stock for people who didnt reorder?
  2. thejakill macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2005
    Why would anyone reorder their ipad's?
  3. jedolley macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2009
    I don't think anyone outside an Apple Store Employee is going to be able to giving anymore than a guess.

    My guess is that walk-ins may be able to get one if they get there early enough, but it will also depend on the store (location/populace).
  4. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

    Jun 10, 2007
    Cary, NC
    Well I plan on getting there early. Right now I have a 16GB on pre-order but the more I've thought about it, I've decided to get a 32GB. I'm hoping I change my pre-order when I get to the store. If not, I may wait until I can get a 32GB.
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002

    Why wait? You can edit your reservation. If you wait until you get to the store it's going to be as-if you had no reservation at all. Just sayin.

    As for availability on launch day, I'm sure there will be at least enough where if you got in line by an hour before store opening you'd get one. I'd also expect store employees to either do head counts of people in line to ensure no one in waiting in line for no reason or to announce how many units by model are available.
  6. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    :apple: doesnt do head counts.
  7. robotkiller macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2009
    For what its worth, customer service suggested that even a reservation was no guarantee. He advised pre ordering.

    No one can say for sure. Why risk it? Have it delivered. You can even presign for the shipment if you don't want to wait around for the package. That is unless you want to wait to try it out before buying, which would be tough to do on release day.
  8. vini-vidi-vici macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2010

    Just do a reservation. If you change your mind later, the reservations expire on apr 3 in the afternoon.

    Also, since they do expire, my guess is there will be some extras available due to people who didn't follow-through.

    All that said, the reservation isn't a guarantee... as has been stated earlier.
  9. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    Sure they do! Prior to the store opening its doors, when I was waiting in line for the original 2G iPhone back in 2007 and then again in line for the 3G and last year for the 3GS, each time at some point an Apple employee came around and counted us.
  10. ARF900 macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2009
    Probably depends on location, the New York store for example will have enough for the entire city.

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