I don't normally rant about things, and have been one to sing Apple's praises as of late but after the experience yesterday, I gotta. Wife stood in line at Best Buy (centennial) for just over two hours. She was 15th in line. They had said they would issue tickets at 4:30pm. Around 4:40pm they started making their way down the line asking people which unit they wanted. When the got to the 12th guy, they said they were OUT, and sent people away even before 5:00pm. They were enforcing a 1 per customer limit, so what happened? (more on that later) We drove to a nearby AT&T store hoping to cop a 3G unit, only to be told they had NONE. They were taking "direct fulfillment" orders to be shipped later. I thought AT&T was on the launch-day list. There's a Target in the same shopping center, so we went there. "Sold out" already it was 5:06p. Not to be deterred, we called our nearest Sam's Club, "We never got any" so we called another "We dont carry iPads at this store," so we tried one more "Wont have it until next month." Okay, Sam's is out. Called a few Wal-Mart stores "sold out" and "we only got six of them, sorry." Realizing our fate, we tried the biggest Best Buy in town "we gave out all our tickets, you can come wait here for an hour and see if some of them don't purchase." Swung by Apple Store at Town Square, gigantic line, with some people on Twitter saying they weren't sure if they were going to make it. Yes, I realize I could have ordered online, and should have. I was awake at 12:48 when the MacRumors story posted that ordering was available online, and almost did order one of the three I wanted to get. I just never expected inventories to be SO thin. I think there was some truth to the rumor about Apple having some supply constraints, they just launched anyhow. Back to the centennial Best Buy, though... a manager at the Summerlin store told us that centennial got 20 units. They sold 12 at the door. Everyone suspects employees pinched some off for themselves. I guess it happens, and perhaps I should have known. They acted shady all day. When we tried to call and ask questions, they were being weird. Not evasive or ignorant, as you might expect; they were being WEIRD. Anyhow... this just seems like such a mess. I've read elsewhere that tons of people have had awesome BB experiences, so I suspect our case was somewhat limited. Total drag about the RewardZone points though, that would have been awesome, and was the only reason we wanted to buy there vs. Apple anyhow. So I'm in line for an April 6th shipment. Sigh.