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Got my iPad2 ordered this morning!!!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by HDTVFreak07, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Mar 11, 2011 #21 of 135
    Laxguy

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    That's soooo nice!

    Last evening I was checking out the GPS in an iPad I at the Apple store, got my questions answered (it's useless for Nav planning or destination changing en route unless you have 3G activated.), so I called my son and told him I wanted to gift him my iPhone 3GS and that'd I'd get the 4.... but he said, no, and thanks, that he was all right with his (crappy) LG or whatever. A remarkable young man. Also turned down the new MacBookAir at Christmas that I am using at this moment. And. ... well, any solutions to the situation? How do you get a kid to want more, consume more?? It's a real luxury 'problem' !
     
  2. Mar 11, 2011 #22 of 135
    Chris Blount

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    There is a good chance you might get one. Sometimes Best Buy gets shipments on Friday evening. Last year I went into Best Buy on Saturday morning and had no issue getting the iPad 1 even though they were sold out the day before (launch day).
     
  3. Mar 11, 2011 #23 of 135
    HDJulie

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    Yeah, if I am not able to get one today, I'll probably do the "order online but try again at the store Saturday & cancel if I do score one" tactic :).
     
  4. Mar 11, 2011 #24 of 135
    Laxguy

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    Me, too, though I fell asleep at the switch, so to speak. Watching clip after clip of the Japanese Quake and Tsunami.

    Now they're talking about the wave hitting the CA coast, possibly the non-event of the decade. Isn't a "3 feet Tsunami wave" an oxymoron??
     
  5. Mar 11, 2011 #25 of 135
    Stuart Sweet

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    Well yeah, it is, unless you think about the amount of energy it takes to send a 3' wave halfway across the globe. Holy guacamole.
     
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    Stuart Sweet

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    Yeah basically. It used to be like that for PCs in general.
     
  8. Mar 11, 2011 #28 of 135
    flexoffset

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    Indeed. Intel's 486SX vs 486DX comes to mind.
     
  9. Mar 11, 2011 #29 of 135
    dpeters11

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    Except that the SX was just a DX with a flawed component, at least at the beginning until they made them without an FPU.
     
  10. Mar 11, 2011 #30 of 135
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    Our daughter had an online chat with Apple last night and found out that they would go on sale online at 1AM PST/4AM EST. So she bought her iPad 2 at 4AM and it has a ship date of the 16-18th.
     
  11. Mar 11, 2011 #31 of 135
    Chris Blount

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    Yipee! Looks like I'm getting one today! I walked into Best Buy and they are giving out tickets. I got one in my grubby little hands. Now I just need to go back at 5 and pick up my new toy. :)
     
  12. Mar 11, 2011 #32 of 135
    Alan Gordon

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    I'm holding a white (wanted black, but decided that white was good enough) 16gb iPad purchased at Target. :D
     
  13. Mar 11, 2011 #33 of 135
    Chris Blount

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    Very Cool!
     
  14. Mar 11, 2011 #34 of 135
    dennisj00

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    At 5:18 walked out of BB with a 64Gb, Black, Wifi, -- our second iPad. It's THIN!
     
  15. Mar 11, 2011 #35 of 135
    HDJulie

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    We got to the small Best Buy at 3:15 & were 7th in line. They got about 30 units in & all tickets were handed out by 4:45. Everyone in line at the time got one. At 5 we went in & at 5:10 we were across the parking lot at Chili's :).
     
  16. Mar 12, 2011 #36 of 135
    Chris Blount

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    Glad you got one Julie. The Best Buy here had about 30. I got my voucher at 3:45 and was out the door by 5:15 with my new iPad 2. Pleasant experience all around and easy compared to waiting in line all day at the Apple store.
     
  17. Mar 12, 2011 #37 of 135
    HDTVFreak07

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    Went in at 3 ish and waited until 4:30 pm when they handed out tickets. I wanted 16gb black Verizon's 3G only to be told they only have WiFi ones. When I was there earlier in the day, I told the guy what I was going to get (or wanted to get), even specifically said Verizon and he suggested I arrive at 3 pm, get the ticket at 4:30 pm and will be good to go. He should have said WiFi only so I wouldn't have waited 1 1/2 hour for nothing. I'll just wait for the one I ordered on-line that morning at 6 am.
     
  18. Mar 12, 2011 #38 of 135
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    It was an interesting experience at Best Buy. I called at 2:45 to make sure they had some & they said yes but weren't sure how many. I asked if there was a line & was told yes, but only a couple of people. We live 30 minutes away from the store so my husband & I hopped in the truck & headed over. When we got there, we were 7th in line (my husband was not buying one, he was getting my old one). The manager told us that not only did he not know how many they were getting, they didn't even have any yet -- he was waiting on the shipment, but was assured they would arrive & he would hand out tickets at 4:30. So those of us in line chatted to pass the time. As I said, by the time tickets were handed out, there were about 30 of us in line. What was interesting about that is of those 30 people, I'd say at least 25 were over 30, & probably 20 of us were over 40. When we got the tickets, we were told that we had to stay in line because these were not numbered -- they just assured us we would get the model we wanted. We also found out at that time that the manager had lied about not having the units -- he'd had them all along. Apparently he wanted to avoid being harrassed about how many & what kind until he was officially able to start handing out tickets.

    One of the guys in line had come from the Best Buy in the middle of our most populated area. He got to our store around 3:30 & was 8th. He said the other store already had about 40 people. I later heard from a friend at 7:00 that that Best Buy STILL had a line of about 25 & still had units but they were 3G.

    All of us in line kept commenting that we were amazed this many people wanted the iPad 2 & were willing & able to pay for it. Overall, I'm glad to have mine & my husband is happy to have the original. The wait in line was not bad at all (it was sunny & about 65 degrees) & we had a good time talking to everyone so the wait went quickly.
     
  19. Mar 12, 2011 #39 of 135
    Laxguy

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    Well, mostly good experiences; nice!

    Since I was busy from 2-9 last night, my only shot was a Target, not surprisingly out when I called at 9!

    Does anyone know how stores may be restocked from time to time? Likely schedules? I have a small window today from 1-3 or so.
     
  20. Mar 12, 2011 #40 of 135
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    You gift it out to more unfortunate individuals who has a wife that would kill for a Macbook Air xD

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