UK iPad, first preorder shipment sold out!!!

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  1. pete.kyle macrumors newbie

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    The UK store now says ships by June 7th!! That was quick!
     
  2. JonnyIreland macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that literally must have been just updated! I was checking that out less than half an hour ago! :eek:
     
  3. DKatri macrumors 6502

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  4. sinophilia macrumors regular

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    The Italian store has the same wording now, really happy to have ordered it on Day 1! :D
     
  5. couzo macrumors newbie

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    Probably a basic question but if i order mine and it had May 28th delivery on it does that mean i got one in time to get mine on UK release?
     
  6. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Lol. Makes me even more glad I got mine 2 weeks ago. :D
     
  7. JonnyIreland macrumors 6502a

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    I would say that if you ordered it anytime before 6pm yesterday, you're safe for May 28th delivery -although I'm sure that any ordered before the date-change on the website this morning will be delivered on launch day, there just might be a grey area. Pure speculation on my part.
     
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  9. Streethawk macrumors 6502

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    Well, thats made my mind up for me. Early morning on release day it is!
     
  10. slanted-uk macrumors newbie

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    How do you reserve for store pickup? Do you have to go instore and pay for it upfront? I get paid on the 28th but I want to pre-order one! Hopefully I can reserve it without paying there and then?
     
  11. yegon macrumors 68020

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    No store pickup options available. Was gonna do the same, but delivery was the only option.
     
  12. Gymgenius Suspended

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    :eek:
    I wonder how many units they had available for the first wave?
     
  13. yegon macrumors 68020

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    I'd love to know, but you know what Apple are like.

    When I ordered mine at 5am on Monday, knowing that they started around midnight, I wondered where I was in the queue....in the first 50k d'you reckon? Impossible to guess I suppose.
     
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  15. billyjoegibsonx macrumors 6502

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    Jeezo! I read this somewhere else and almost had a heart attack cause i thought that ALL orders would be shipped 7th June instead of may 28th! Wooo even more excited to get my ipad!! :D I was going to cancel my order and re order it cause i thought they didn't have my order details properlly! but all seems good :cool:

    16 days 'till i camp out at the top of my stairs waiting for it to be delivered! Won't pretend I'm a dog, can't scare them away! :D :D
     
  16. smiddlehurst macrumors 65816

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    Well considering they've had two months to build up stocks I've gotta figure they've got at LEAST as many as the US launch so, what, 500,000 as a minimum shared between the six territories? Probably more than that as the 3G model is out as well. Considering they're still struggling to keep stocks available in the US I wouldn't be at all surprised to see them make it past 3 million units in the first 3 months.
     
  17. thechungster macrumors regular

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    Good job I pre-ordered on the 10th May at 7:30AM ;D
     
  18. awmazz macrumors 65816

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    Australian store has changed to June 7 as well now but my order remains the 28th.

    The camera connection kit I ordered at the same time though is June 7.
     
  19. DKatri macrumors 6502

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    Does 'ships by' mean that it'll leave their place on the 28th or delivered by the 28th. I have the 28th off work but then I'm in work all weekend and then Monday-Wednesday so if it comes a day late or on Monday I'm gonna have to wait to have full play with it. That would not be fun.
     
  20. lukefinch macrumors 6502

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    Huge sigh of relief:eek:

    Thank goodness i stayed up until 2:30am on the 10th to pre order mine! I was going to wait until around 4:00am as that was the time it came out in Australia.

    To give an idea of how fast they were selling at that time in the morning, i ordered the first one at 2:35am and I then canceled that order, added an ipad dock to the order and then reordered at 2:45am and that order number was 152 places in front.

    If i am correct in thinking that the last 3 numbers give an indication as to what number you were to order the ipad, they were selling over 152 ipads in 10 minutes at 2:30am!
     
  21. gazwas macrumors member

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    Word of warning

    Was in the same boat. A WORD OF WARNING!! :(
    iPad delivered by May 28th, camera connection kit 7th June. However if you read your order it says items will not ship until order is complete. :eek:

    I rang Apple and they confirmed the order would not ship until all items available even though the iPad says delivered by 28th. The rep advised I cancelled the camera connection kit and now my order says delivered by 28th May.

    I origanally asked about split shipping and a request was made but nothing came of it, order still said ships 7th Jane. After my second phone call I asked about this and rep said probably not going to work so better to buy camera kit at a later date.
     
  22. batfink666 macrumors newbie

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    so the question is now, how many units will each UK retail store have available on release day?

    I didnt get a pre order in so looks like it will be an early morning camp out on release day
     
  23. awmazz macrumors 65816

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    You got me worried, but my order says:

    Shipping Options
    Items will be shipped separately as they become available.​
     
  24. roblawton macrumors 6502

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    Well, I decided on Monday to take a chance and go to a store on launch day - That's pretty much made my mind up now!

    The only difference, is that I now need to get there a bit earlier to make sure I'm DEFINATELY number one in the queue!

    Glad I'm going for a 64Gb - Hopefully, there'll be plenty of stock for me :D
     

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