1. crg005's Avatar
    Walked into Walmart at 5:30 there was a guy asking about what the difference between the ipad 1 and 2 were and if he could play video over HDMI from the old Ipad the lady said she didn't know and then asked me if I need any help and I asked her if she had any more Ipad 2s. She said that this was the last one and the other gentleman was not sure if he wanted it yet, but he was in line before me.
    This is when it helps to watch ipad live. I told the guy that the old Ipad won't do video mirroring, and explained what that was, but that I am pretty sure it will do video out over HDMI over 720p.
    He said "thanks for the help, i'm going to talk to my wife about it, you can have the last one."
    So I got a 16 gig black wifi only, by just strolling into Walmart at the right time. Sometimes it pays to watch Tipb shows.
    03-11-2011 07:26 PM
  2. carpathia16's Avatar
    I got my 64GB 3G Black AT&T iPad at Target on Naamans Road in Wilmington, DE. Target employees were organized and friendly. Best Buy around the corner ran out, but Target still had a few 64GB 3G iPads when I left about 5:20. Best Buy customers were coming over to Target. Worth a call to Target to see if they have any still in stock.
    03-11-2011 07:53 PM
  3. macmulisha's Avatar
    I was at the Apple store in Brandon Florida. I got in line a little after noon. I was probably about #50 or so. There was a ****'s sporting goods right across from us selling camping chairs 2 for $15. So me and the guy in front of me split the 15 bucks and are now comfy!! About 30 minutes later mall security now tell us that it is a fire hazard to be sitting in a chair OR on the floor!!! The line goes nuts. Paul Blart is thinking twice about messing with us!! So he calls in the Sheriff's Office. We stand. For a long time. I have an iPad 2!!!!
    03-11-2011 09:39 PM
  4. Bigchris's Avatar
    Just got back from getting mine at Best Buy. Got there at 2 and was # 5 in line. A few mins after me, and the line started to get big. There was about 30 people in line. 4:30 best buy employees come out to pass out tickets, and they only had 15 in. I was able to get my black 32gig without problem.... My 1st iPad too and I'm typing on it now.....
    03-11-2011 10:01 PM
  5. Fausty82's Avatar
    After I got the news about my sister-in-law scoring one for me, my wife and I were in Walmart birthday shopping for our 3 year old grandson... I wandered over to the electronics section about 3:45 and saw that there was NO line and no one waiting anywhere for the iPad. I asked a clerk who said they only had two - both black wifi 64GB models... and no one had staked a claim... so I claimed one for my wife and left the other for someone else... at about 4:30 a guy walked up and asked about them and was given the magic ticket for the other one they had... super double score!
    03-11-2011 10:06 PM
  6. MikeVanMac's Avatar
    I went over to Best Buy at 4 and the line was around the side of the building. They handed out the tickets and by the time they got to me they were sold out. So around 6 I headed over to Target. The Target guy said they were sold out. I figured I wasn't getting an iPad today. On my back to the car I decided to give Walmart a call. The guy there said they only had 16GB white ones left. I rushed over and got the last one. Winning!!
    03-11-2011 10:31 PM
  7. dc73pd's Avatar
    went to my local apple store, San Mateo - Hillsdale, waited in line for over 3 hours. saw people buying ipads, some more than 1. After a while of the line moving they told us they were sold out but would help us order on line. if I wanted to order it online I would have and wouldnt have wasted 3 hours standing around. They should have vouchered people for the number of ipads they had in stock and told the rest of the people they were sold out for the day. I know the argument is that what if people dont buy the ones they vouchered for well then you have extra stock to sell to people, duh!!!! bad business practice in my view.... major fail Apple!!!

    also should have limited sales to 1 per person, like they did with iphone....
    :mad
    03-11-2011 10:37 PM
  8. simplylaurakb's Avatar
    Waited in line at the Columbia, MD Apple store from about 2 p.m. Probably about 150 people ahead of me, at least 250 behind... I had to leave at 5:30 p.m. to get to work, so knew it would be a long shot. Had to leave before getting into the store. But a very nice guy offered to buy one for me, and we'd meet up later. Unfortunately he texted me later to say that by the time he got in the store, all the ATT 3G iPads were sold out.

    Beyond frustrated. I sold my iPad to a friend this morning, so that I could afford to get an iPad 2. So now I have neither. No smartphone either. Ugh. I guess I'll be calling around tomorrow, just in case.
    03-11-2011 10:56 PM
  9. Fausty82's Avatar
    went to my local apple store, San Mateo - Hillsdale, waited in line for over 3 hours. saw people buying ipads, some more than 1. After a while of the line moving they told us they were sold out but would help us order on line. if I wanted to order it online I would have and wouldnt have wasted 3 hours standing around. They should have vouchered people for the number of ipads they had in stock and told the rest of the people they were sold out for the day. I know the argument is that what if people dont buy the ones they vouchered for well then you have extra stock to sell to people, duh!!!! bad business practice in my view.... major fail Apple!!!

    also should have limited sales to 1 per person, like they did with iphone....
    :mad
    I understand your frustration... my sister-in-law got two - one for her and one for me... apparently that Apple store did limit customers to 2 iPads... small consolation, I know, but at least folks weren't allowed to buy a load of them.
    03-11-2011 11:08 PM
  10. dandbj13's Avatar
    I was first in line at the Apple Store Summit in Birmingham, AL, and was interviewed twice by the local news. I started the line at 8:30 in the morning. The line was approaching 300 strong by the time the store opened. What a rush.
    03-11-2011 11:42 PM
  11. teejaywhy's Avatar
    went to my local apple store, San Mateo - Hillsdale, waited in line for over 3 hours. saw people buying ipads, some more than 1. After a while of the line moving they told us they were sold out but would help us order on line. if I wanted to order it online I would have and wouldnt have wasted 3 hours standing around. They should have vouchered people for the number of ipads they had in stock and told the rest of the people they were sold out for the day. I know the argument is that what if people dont buy the ones they vouchered for well then you have extra stock to sell to people, duh!!!! bad business practice in my view.... major fail Apple!!!

    also should have limited sales to 1 per person, like they did with iphone....
    :mad
    My friend works at the Hillsdale store ... I will pass along your story.
    03-12-2011 12:29 AM
  12. smileyboy's Avatar
    Pretty frustrating day if you ask me. I wanted 2 a 16gb wifi and a wifi 3G. I ended up with a 16gb black.
    In Denver, best buys had like 10-15 only the 3G 64gb model, walmart the 64gb model and target the 64gb model.
    Apple store at flatirons ran out in 40min and I only got one at the Boulder Store cause I knew a guy that was 2nd in line.
    It wasn't cool to be 300th in line and you see some guy walking away with 3 or 4 iPads.


    Does apple get shipments on weekends? I may check tomorrow.


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    03-12-2011 12:47 AM
  13. Kainz15's Avatar
    I had an interesting day getting my iPad 2. First, a group of friends and I went to Wal-Mart around 4PM only to find 4 iPad 2's with no line, but they only had 2 white and 2 black 64 GB WiFi only, so we decided to go to Best Buy. We got to Best Buy around 4:20 and were about 20th in line, waited until 4:30 and an employee came out saying they only had 15, also only WiFi. Again, out of luck. On our way back we decided to maybe just settle for the Wal-Mart ones, but we thought we should call the local Target. They said they didn't have any in stock, their shipment didn't come but check back in the morning. We ended up getting one at Wal-Mart, still no line at 4:50. After leaving we decided to go ask the people at Target in person what tome the shipment was coming in tomorrow morning to see if we could get the WiFi + 3G versions. As we walked back to the electronics section they happened to be unboxing their only shipment of 5 iPad 2's!! So obviously, no line again! We ended up buying all 5 between the 4 of us.. Pretty odd but eventually successful day!
    03-12-2011 05:12 AM
  14. duff2481's Avatar
    I left work and was in line by 4:25. There were probably 450 people waiting in line and there might have been 125 behind me. They too ran out of 3G iPads or so they said. When we got close enough they were starting to take rough estimates on what you wanted and they had a handful of of them. Mostly Verizon at that. I could have cared less as I was not interested. I ended up with the white 32gb and am very impressed thus far. The daily looks to be a great newspaper and can't wait to load all kinds of apps. In total start to finish it took me about 3:30 hours. They were extremely nice and as always helpful. I will say I couldn't believe the amount of people in the secondary line that were there for things like accessories and hardware. Wouldn't you think that picking another day but a launch day would be a brighter idea?? Apparently not for some of these people. I did call our target in west Livonia and they only had 5, 4 spoken for at about 4:45. Also called the best buy across the street and they didn't say how many they had but that they too were spoken for.
    03-12-2011 09:40 AM
  15. bwyman74's Avatar
    Seems like, in Atlanta at least, that all Targets and Bestbuys only received 5 units. I arrived about 3:15 to a line of 6 people and luckily one was a couple only purchasing one, and the last guy, lucky number 5 didn't want a 64gb unit, which is all this Target had. I originally wanted a 16 or 32 max myself, but I figured it was meant to be. So after a 90 minute wait at an in town Atlanta Target and I walked away with the last of 5 ipads. . I wouldn't have gone to apple store even if there where a hundred bucks off, the insanity there just isn't worth it to me.
    03-12-2011 09:58 AM
  16. Fausty82's Avatar
    Seems like, in Atlanta at least, that all Targets and Bestbuys only received 5 units. I arrived about 3:15 to a line of 6 people and luckily one was a couple only purchasing one, and the last guy, lucky number 5 didn't want a 64gb unit, which is all this Target had. I originally wanted a 16 or 32 max myself, but I figured it was meant to be. So after a 90 minute wait at an in town Atlanta Target and I walked away with the last of 5 ipads. . I wouldn't have gone to apple store even if there where a hundred bucks off, the insanity there just isn't worth it to me.
    I was at my local Apple store for the iPhone4 launch... I would never call it "insanity". It was really a pretty cool experience... people actually being friendly, celebrating another hunk of Apple technology... and the employees were way cool... passing out panera bread for breakfast, smart water for the thirsty... and the cheering as we entered the store... definitely a classy experience, at least IMHO. My sister-in-law was there for the iPad2 launch and said the same thing - great time with cool people.
    03-12-2011 10:38 AM
  17. SciTeach3's Avatar
    I was one of those determined people to wait in line and get my iPad 2 yesterday. I could not get to the Scottsdale, Az store until 4:00 which made me rough #250 in line but I did not give up hope.

    But while I waited in line for over 2 and half hours, I was so impressed with the Apple Store customer service. They had employees working the line the whole time to make sure we were taken care of. As you see in my pic, they even handed out Apple umbrellas to those of use on the sunny side of the building and we had our fill of Gatorade, water and ice tea.

    Well by the time I got my 32Gb, black iPad, there were not too many people behind me that were as lucky. Persistence and positive thinking definitely paid off!
    03-12-2011 04:13 PM
  18. bwyman74's Avatar
    I was at my local Apple store for the iPhone4 launch... I would never call it "insanity". It was really a pretty cool experience... people actually being friendly, celebrating another hunk of Apple technology... and the employees were way cool... passing out panera bread for breakfast, smart water for the thirsty... and the cheering as we entered the store... definitely a classy experience, at least IMHO. My sister-in-law was there for the iPad2 launch and said the same thing - great time with cool people.
    Did you miss out on the part where I said I live in Atlanta?
    03-12-2011 05:37 PM
  19. Fausty82's Avatar
    Did you miss out on the part where I said I live in Atlanta?
    So Apple employees in Atlanta treat people differently than they do in the rest of the country? Good to know, I guess...
    03-12-2011 07:22 PM
  20. stkywik's Avatar
    I was one of those determined people to wait in line and get my iPad 2 yesterday. I could not get to the Scottsdale, Az store until 4:00 which made me rough #250 in line but I did not give up hope.

    But while I waited in line for over 2 and half hours, I was so impressed with the Apple Store customer service. They had employees working the line the whole time to make sure we were taken care of. As you see in my pic, they even handed out Apple umbrellas to those of use on the sunny side of the building and we had our fill of Gatorade, water and ice tea.

    Well by the time I got my 32Gb, black iPad, there were not too many people behind me that were as lucky. Persistence and positive thinking definitely paid off!
    Nice, free Apple umbrellas. You're lucky with your line placement. I got in line at the Cincinnati Apple store at 2:00 pm and I was about 250 deep. By the time 5:00 pm rolled around, there was a massive line that looked to be about 500 deep.
    03-12-2011 08:09 PM
  21. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Jesus, what's with the sudden influx of these spamming losers? Seems likes it's out of control. Who are these people
    03-12-2011 10:12 PM
  22. Alli's Avatar
    Jesus, what's with the sudden influx of these spamming losers? Seems likes it's out of control. Who are these people
    A. It's not sudden. Surprised you just noticed them.
    B. In the time it took you to comment on it, you could have hit the report button in the upper right hand corner of the post. We can't read every thread, and depend on our forum members to let us know about spam so we can remove it.
    Fausty82 likes this.
    03-12-2011 10:55 PM
  23. smileyboy's Avatar
    Do apple stores get shipments in daily? Just trying to figure out if I should go and wait in line tomorrow morning for my 16gb iPad 2 in white and a att 3G model.
    03-14-2011 01:15 AM
  24. OTACORB's Avatar
    Do apple stores get shipments in daily? Just trying to figure out if I should go and wait in line tomorrow morning for my 16gb iPad 2 in white and a att 3G model.
    I think only 2 or 3 times a week. I heard stores are expecting shipments Monday for iPad 2's.
    03-14-2011 03:12 AM
  25. Garz's Avatar
    closed thread for the moment as its been murdered with spam
    03-15-2011 12:36 AM
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