Wow...sold out in NYC?

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  1. iag48 macrumors regular

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    I am surprised that there are no iPad 3Gs in NYC. The lady from the 5th avenue store told me to cal later today.:eek:
     
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Yeah, I'm a big fan of the iPad and rooting for it but all these shortages and "sell outs," are quite surprising, and curious even. There was a surprisingly long and refiling line at the store I was at. I was at the end of the line at 5:20 with about 100 or so people in front of me. By the time I got to the front there were 100 people behind me.

    If it's truly due to "overwhelming" demand then Apple is going to have a blowout quarter for the ages. I can't wait to get the real scoop at the end of the quarter.

    Laporte reported on TWiT last night that 300K 3Gs were sold (includes shipped and in-store purchases) over the weekend. That brings the estimated sales total for the first 30 days of the iPads existence to around 1.3m. Not a bad start.
     
  3. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    That is surprising. I picked up my 3G on Friday at launch in SoHo and there were about 70 people in line. After about 10 minutes I got in and was out with my iPad and case 5 minutes later. During iPhone launches the lines have been around the block and people camp out for days. I didn't get the impression that it would sell out.
     
  4. SteveSparks macrumors 6502a

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    Think about it...

    If the iPad has sold 1,000,000 units in 24 days that is about 1/2 the time of the first iPhone. Apple I am sure expected to sell lots but .. 42,000 a day is a lot...
     
  5. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Yes, not surprising. I thought they would sell even more.
     
  6. jettie1767 macrumors 6502

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    Completely sold out in NJ, too. I called the SoHo store this morning and they said they're sold out.
     
  7. pbellamy macrumors member

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    I sold my wifi ipad last week in the UK and popped into the Soho store on the way from the airport to replace it with a 3g. All sold out across all NYC stores.

    I think I can wait a while without one though... Maybe next weekend...
     
  8. mcdj macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    Just called every Apple store in NYC, as well as Nyack, Albany, and White Plains. The 3G is sold out in all of them.
     
  9. TallManNY macrumors 601

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    Because I was in the area, I stopped by Lincoln Center store on Sunday night. Wasn't entirely surprised that they were sold of 3G by then, but was surprised that they were also sold of wifi. I suspect that some people when denied the 3G bought the wi-fi instead. For high income families with kids, which is a fair number of the families that live in Manhattan, lots are considering multiple iPads as reasonable.

    Looks like a huge success.

    Interesting the posts about lots of iPads being available in China. Are these iPads being bought in US and shipped there? Or (and I think this is possible), these are iPads that never make it to Apple and are sold directly from the manufacturer to the blackmarket. That would explain why that website that is seeing unique iPad hits is getting such a larger number than Apple says it is selling. But maybe blackmarket iPads aren't really possible considering the locked down nature of the product and the unique identification number of each iPad.
     
  10. karlth macrumors regular

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    Were there any WiFI models still available?

    Or were they sold out as well?
     
  11. TallManNY macrumors 601

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    When I asked at Lincoln center during the Sunday of the weekend of the 3G launch, they were sold out of ALL iPads.
     
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    Sounds like too many impatient international buyers have been snapping up all your iPads :D

    Good luck in finding one.
     
  14. elgrecomac macrumors 65816

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    Well...

    I am willing to be bet that the 4G iphone sales will humble the ipad sales. There is a HUGE pent-up demand for a new phone for those who bought the original 3G two years ago. In addition, if the rumors are correct, there will be a CMDA version for the Verizon market. If you want long lines and millions sold in less than a month, well, get ready: that train is coming.
     
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  16. mcdj macrumors G3

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    +1.

    I "reserved" a 64gb 3G at the Apple store in Soho on a Sunday. 2 days later, I went to Tekserve to buy a screen protector and they casually mentioned they had 30 64gb 3Gs in stock. I bought one on the spot.

    8 days later (!), Apple finally emailed me that a reserved iPad was waiting for me.
     
  17. cantona2k macrumors newbie

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    any ideas for a german business traveller being in town for 3 nights on where to get one right now?
    Apple Stores still seem to be out of stock!

    Thanks a lot!
    Chris
     
  18. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Actually visit an Apple store close to opening in the morning--you'll probably get lucky after a try or two. Try SoHo and/or 14th street stores first. When you call Apple, most of the operators don't actually check for stock on a hot item--they will simply automatically answer no because they don't want you making a trip to be disappointed.
     
  19. cantona2k macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, tried it this morning in both stores but no luck... :(
    any other ideas?

    thanks again, chris
     

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