Probably because they preordered it right when the shipping slipped. This was before the release date so they didn't know the stores would have them in stock.So I just walked into my local best buy and picked up a new iPad. Why are people waiting 3 weeks for shipping when you can just buy locally? Or is my town not like others?
I tried to order from B&H on Monday and they were out of stock. I called J&R, they had stock and I'll receive it Friday. I'm getting mine a week after launch, but I saved 9%.Yeah, I ordered Friday afternoon from BH and it shipped late Sunday night, delivers Thursday. A small price to pay for saving 8.6% in local sales tax.
You still owe what is called use tax in California. I'm not sure whether it's enforced on small amounts. I doubt it. If we were talking about purchases in the five figure and up range, they might actually notice.Other advantages are in stores like bhphotovideo, no tax to ship CA , free shipping, no recycling.Its as good as getting 10%off on new item.