Boy did I underestimate todays launch...
So I thought I would be cocky and just show up at around 4 and pick up an iPad. Well I was WAY off. I went and caught a movie at 12 (Battle: LA, good flick, go see it!) and I got out around 210PM. I cruised over to Best Buy and there was a small line and jumped in. At about 230 a manager came out and said that they only had a small amount and NO 3G's. Once he said no 3G I was out. I started calling all over and Wal-Marts had huge lines, Target's had huge lines and I called the Apple store (2 of them) and they said it was madness. I was so discouraged. As I was driving home I saw an ATT store and thought why the hell not check it out. I pulled up and it was deserted, no customers no nothing. And wouldnt you know it, this ATT store was like one of 4 in the Portland metro area that actually received a small amount of iPads. I put my name on the list and waited. 5PM hit and I happily paid and left for home. As I was checking out I was told that they only received 4 iPads and everyone else had to special order. I lucked out.
So all in all it turned out to be a good day but next time I am not going to be so cocky. I really thought this would be a mellow day...