I will most likely be at the same store unless online pre-orders are available this time. I have gift cards from xmas so I will be buying from Apple regardless.Last year I bought mine from the Apple online store and had no issues with that, however this year I will be going a different route. I'll being getting mine from the Apple Store at the Christiana Mall in Delaware. My main reason for this is to save the $50 or so I would pay in tax if I bought online or at the Apple Store at the Annapolis mall in Maryland.
The thing that concerns me about Best Buy is that last year many stores did not have all the models on launch day. I'm not one to buy whatever's available and return it for what I really wanted later on. Same deal with Target.
This is the picture I saw last year. In non-Apple retailers, you had little to no wait if they had any stock even on launch day. I could have picked up half a dozen iPad 2s from various stores in London the day after launch. The rumors we're hearing is the Apple have enough stock for iPhone like demand. Online is the easiest option although I must say, most people going to the Apple store are just getting caught up in the hysteria. I'd be interested to hear if anyone who queued up for hours/days outside the Apple store would do it again.
DARN! Unless you live in Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire or Oregon Macconnection is no longer tax free according to an email I just received from them:Got mine from Macconnection which was tax free and free 2 day shipping so hopefully them again. It's always a hassle trying to get an Apple product from the Apple store on launch or soon after imo.
Yeah, just realized I had to pay Apple sales tax Oh well.I thought you had to pay apple sales tax? Also, as a fellow BB employee do are you going to get Black Tie on it or just role with a defender case or something?