Where are all the iPads?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ruslev, May 10, 2010.

  1. ruslev macrumors newbie

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    I put myself on the 16G 3G wait list last Tuesday at the Bethesda Row store and I have not heard from apple yet.

    I always thought your try to sell as many products as you can when they are hot out of the box...I do not think that not having them in the stores creates any additional demand.

    Have others been waiting a long time?
     
  2. Shoesy macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe they forgot about you. Have you tried telephoning them? Maybe you could order from the online apple store instead.

    Let me know if I can help in any other way.
     
  3. kmonie360 macrumors member

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    try small apple resellers... thats where i found mine
     
  4. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Right, this is one reason why I still do not accept the conspiracy theory on artificial demand generation. It is possible, but I have not seen any real evidence for it.

    "Are you nuts? We are making them as fast as we can."
     
  5. iSingandiDance macrumors 6502a

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    16gb were purposely under-produced.

    You're going to be waiting for a bit.

    Ordering online or going to Best Buy might be better options.

    Or you can fork over the cash for a 32gb.
     
  6. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    I recommend the 64GB 3G, but at least get the 32GB.
     
  7. GamecockMac macrumors 6502a

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    Take off the tinfoil hat. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Westyfield2 macrumors 6502a

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    (I'm in the UK but have got colleagues in the States right now)

    Using a few different iTunes accounts I've had reserves put on a few different stores for a 64GB 3G.... one of them came true today, so hopefully my person will pick it up before end of business today!

    If any of my other reserves come true I'll stick them up here for anyone else to grab!
     
  9. Tankfantry macrumors regular

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    My manager has been ALL over Houston with some clients from Dubai looking for an iPads. He was calling me so much asking where else they might sell them i quit answering my phone. The funny part is they are getting pissed at him because he can't bring them to a store that has them in stock.
     
  10. iSingandiDance macrumors 6502a

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    LOL QUE? :D
     
  11. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    I guess here is where the Apple conspiracy could come in handy: "Apple doesn't want you to have one so that you will buy more...ah...that's right."
     
  12. John Paul macrumors member

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    I'm also in the DC area. Started calling around to Apple Stores in the area on Saturday (the day after the Friday-evening-release) and by 11:00 AM Saturday none of the MD or VA stores in the area had any 3G's in stock, in any memory size.

    So I put my name on a waiting list at the Clarendon VA store for a 16 GB 3G. It's now over a week and I have yet to hear from them.
     
  13. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Tried The Woodlands? They have been ok on stock in comparison to Apple stores nearer to downtown and Katy.
     
  14. medicscott macrumors 6502a

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  15. Battlestar macrumors 6502

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    When I bought my WiFi only last month I was able to walk in and out of the store in 10 minutes with it.

    Last Thursday I decided to get a second unit and went to the Apple Store when I asked for a 64GB + WiFi the genius told me that there was a reservation list and that once you were on it you would get a call within 2 to 4 days and would have 24 hours from that time to pick it up.

    Needless to say I declined and ordered from the online store that evening. Says that I will have it between the 14th and the 20th.

    I think that I can deal with the WiFi only until then.
     
  16. ThoseBackPages macrumors regular

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    Should have camped out for one day of release
     
  17. watson10 macrumors member

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    How do you know that? Seems strange to me, but I don't know.
     
  18. emaja macrumors 68000

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    Is there a reason that you haven't just ordered it from Apple's website? I am asking seriously, not trying to be snarky. If you had ordered it last Tuesday, you would probably have it by now, or at least within the next few days.
     
  19. quantum003 macrumors 6502a

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    Be sure to leave out milk and cookies for Steve Jobs every night before you go to bed...
     
  20. ruslev thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Have you seen this thread yet : "The "Ships: By May 7th" information thread ( 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... Last Page)"
     
  21. thirdeye85 macrumors newbie

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    try best buy willowbrook. they have 32 gig wifi's.
     
  22. emaja macrumors 68000

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    Yes, but don't you think ordering it and knowing that it will be coming is better than hanging out, hoping that it will show up at a local store?
     
  23. SoCalRich macrumors 6502

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    I ordered a 64GB & Camera Kit earlier this week and was told "The end of the month..."
     
  24. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Guess I as lucky on release Friday to score a 64GB 3G model at 6:15PM with no wait at the the Tysons Apple Store :D
     
  25. KatanaAzul macrumors member

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    Not necessarily. Mine went into "Prepared for shipment" (read: haha you can't cancel now!) just hours before the local university called me telling me that I was next on the waiting list and they had one ready for me to pickup. That was last Wednesday. I'm still waiting for mine (currently in Alaska, should be here in a day or two) :(
     

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