Who's gonna try to get one the 11th?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by hitman0304, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. hitman0304 macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2008
    Instead of ordering, who's planning on trying to hit up an apple store and get one that day? I know I will be. This is my first tablet and I'm excited! Glad it's a Friday. Weird that it starts at 5 pm though. I'm assuming it won't be as nuts as when I got the Iphone 4 though.
  2. mloffa macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2009
    I'm going to try.
    Hopefully be able to get to apple store by 2 or 3pm.
    Thing is, the model I'm looking to get will probably one of the first to go. (White, 16gb, WiFi)
  3. hitman0304 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2008
    I'll probably get to my Apple Store around 2:30-3. I'm looking for the 32gb wifi so hopefully they wont fly off the shelves too fast.
  4. phillyred79 macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2010
    I am, if it's available at Best Buy. I have a feeling neither Best Buy or the retail Apple Stores will sell out. In fact I was surprised the 1st gen iPad didn't sell out the first day either. Are wifi and 3g both going to be available from day one?
  5. Davichi macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2011
    Is apple store going to be the only place to buy this? What about other places like 3rd party retailers...
  6. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006

    I'm a sucker. Just show me something pretty I want to touch it.....

    Tech perve ;)
  7. walterwhite macrumors 6502


    Jan 22, 2011
    South Central PA
    I will line up in Lancaster PA... gotta have it.
  8. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
  9. bob5820 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2006
    35°0′36″N 80°40′45″W (35.0
  10. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    If pre-ordering doesn't happen later in the week. At least for in-store pickup. I'll just order online on the 11th.

    Not taking off a day / leaving early for this. Not standing in line with no guarantee to get.
  11. furcalchick macrumors 68020


    Dec 19, 2006
    South Florida
    i have this same question as well.
  12. alansmallen macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2007
    That is one of the funniest things I've heard in a while. Well played.
  13. Liberal macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2011

    You're right to assume that it won't be as bad as the iPhone 4 launch seeing as it's much more expensive than the subsidized iPhone 4 price and it's still considered by most to be a niche product. I'm expecting a line, but I don't foresee it being outrageous.
  14. hitman0304 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2008
    Plus the Iphone launch took even longer because every customer needed to have it set up for them. With this the majority will just get it and leave.
  15. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    "Ships March 11"

    "Available March 11"

    "Coming March 11"
  16. Loves2spoon macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2010
    I hope there's free overnight fed ex shipping! No way I'm going to the mall on the 11th!
  17. Mitch2742 macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Park City is going to be a freaking mess. Think I'll just order mine online.
  18. BadMoon macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2010
    Hmmm...really? I was thinking of going there myself.
  19. Mitch2742 macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Well, I'm only going off of how crowded the mall has been whenever I've gone there. Especially the Apple store.
  20. r2fa3l macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2010
    i still dont get it why ppl line up when u can get a guaranteed one mailed to u? for real..... or is the experience that fun? lol
  21. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    Only launch I've ever been to was the first iPad. I had pre-ordered though so lined up 15 minutes before store opened. Was out 5-10 minutes after store opened. Total time spent 20-25 minutes.

    Was it fun, no. Will I do it again, no. That was only 20-25 minutes. Can't imagine the people in line for hours.

    I'll do like I did for iPhone 4. Order online .
  22. BadMoon macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2010
    I usually would order it. However, I want it the day it comes out. I ordered my iPhone 4 and got it a day or two before the day it came out. IE I don't want to have to wait to have it shipped. So I will take the bait. I've been waiting for iPad 2 since they announced iPad. I figured I would give it a year for them to add whatever they were going to and then get one. Now that's its coming I don't want to wait any longer than I already have. ;)
  23. BadMoon macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2010
    Yeah that mall is a mess. I have to drive about an hour to get there too. So I'm not looking forward to it. But I want this damn thing so bad. :D
  24. Mitch2742 macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2011
    I might actually try to go to the Apple store on the 11th but I wouldn't be able to make it there until 7 PM. Do you guys think the 32 gig wi-fi model would be sold out?
  25. Mitch2742 macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Same, it's about a 35 minute drive for me (coming from York).

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