1. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Pre-order an iPad and waiting for UPS? Reserve your device and waiting to pick it up? Deciding to try your luck and waiting in line at Apple or Best Buy? Undecided and just waiting for the gadget-geeks to report back?

    Are. You. Waiting?

    If so, wait here with us! Tell us your stories. Send us pictures of your line ups. Relax, chill out, and chat here as we anticipate our iPads... and wait!
    04-02-2010 07:19 PM
  2. iamfudge's Avatar
    I have one reserved, and don't know how early I should go to wait in line? Any suggestions?
    04-02-2010 09:40 PM
  3. mstrange's Avatar
    Heading to bed - did not pre-order, but trying at 6am????
    04-02-2010 10:56 PM
  4. Fairoasis2's Avatar
    I'm having the same dilemma. I have a 3G reserved but going to BB in the morning for a WiFi version. Not sure if I should go at dawn and wait or just chance it.
    04-02-2010 10:56 PM
  5. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    If you have one reserved, I'd still go at 6a. You could probably get away with 7a. But having one reserved doesn't guarantee anything. I don't have one reserved and I'll be getting there at 5a so that I'm one of the first to get in the mall at 6a..
    04-02-2010 11:17 PM
  6. cjvitek's Avatar
    If reserving it doesn't guarantee anything, what is the point of reserving?
    04-03-2010 12:09 AM
  7. AarontheRed's Avatar
    Don't have an Apple Store in my town, but I'm thinking of showing up at the local Best Buy early in the morning just to check things out (it is one of the stores that is supposed to have the iPad tomorrow). I know I want an iPad, but I don't think I'll be buying one tomorrow. I'd really just like to be able to get my hands on a demo model and play with it for awhile.
    04-03-2010 02:45 AM
  8. iPadGeekFan's Avatar
    I have one that was supposed to arrive tomorrow but because UPS does not deliver to my area on Saturday, I'll try to take some personal time from work on Monday to wait for UPS.

    Meanwhile, I'm just carrying around a white-erase board that is approximately the same size. Sad, really.
    04-03-2010 04:16 AM
  9. mstrange's Avatar
    Columbus, OH about 15 in pre-order line and the same in regular line at the Apple Store! I just arrived about 10 mins ago!
    04-03-2010 06:30 AM
  10. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    In line at the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver, CO! 8th in line! Woot!
    04-03-2010 08:01 AM
  11. Crunch's Avatar
    So nowhere nearly as bad as the iPhone lines were, Mstrange and llofte? Maybe I should head out. It's 5:17am in the West. lol...
    04-03-2010 08:17 AM
  12. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    waiting in line in Albany. About 50 people in the no-reservation line now.

    04-03-2010 08:20 AM
  13. beachterp's Avatar
    As of this morning, the UPS Tracking site still shows my iPad in Louisville, KY. WTF?
    04-03-2010 08:26 AM
  14. jakekey7338's Avatar
    Kindly waiting for my dad to get up so we can get our *** to the apple store. It's 8:05... Oh sh**
    04-03-2010 09:06 AM
  15. AarontheRed's Avatar
    Okay, so now I'm eighth in line at Best Buy in Fayetteville, AR. My wife might kill me if I actually buy one today. That is, until she sees how magical and revolutionary iPad really is! :-)
    04-03-2010 09:11 AM
  16. scientist88's Avatar
    do they have the iPad to try out in the apple store tight now?
    04-03-2010 10:17 AM
  17. GinoDotCom's Avatar
    Waiting on the ups truck here in the Bronx!
    04-03-2010 10:36 AM
  18. Jason in Annapolis's Avatar
    The Apple Store experience was great! I got there around 8am and there were about 100 people there already. 1 minute before the store opened, ALL of the Apple Store employees (around 50) came out and clapped and woohoo'd us all for being there and walked down the entire line to celebrate with all of us. They greeted you personally at the door, introduced themselves, shook your hand, and you got you own employee to escort you in and put the demo unit in your hands for the first time. I almost teared up...this thing is awesome! My Apple helper guy said they got around 280 in. I bet they're all gone by noon.

    GOOD LUCK ALL!!!!
    04-03-2010 10:49 AM
  19. 1911#IM's Avatar
    UPS tracking shows mine out on the truck for delivery. Wished I could track it by gps. Anticipation is making me crazy. Guess I'll go out on the drive and wash the car and the dog.
    04-03-2010 11:04 AM
  20. AarontheRed's Avatar
    Got mine!!! 32GB from Best Buy. I'm typing this post from it. :-) My wife didn't kill me - she just smiled a lot and shook her head and told my daughter to call me a geek right as I walked in the door. Fun times!!!
    04-03-2010 11:10 AM
  21. rayk62's Avatar
    UPS still shows mine at my local hub. Normally it will say out for delivery...who can I call to find out whats going on? I tried UPS but the people I get say there's not enough info on the shipment to tell me whether it will be out for delivery today!
    04-03-2010 11:43 AM
  22. Big Dookie's Avatar
    Come on Apple, give us a firm release date for the 3G version already. The anticipation is killing me!
    04-03-2010 11:58 AM
  23. mstrange's Avatar
    Ended up with about 300 people total, split pretty even pre order and regular. I was walking out with mine at 9:45am! Been playing on it since and writing this post on it. Very nice experience at Apple store - same as someone else mentioned - employees came out a couple of times to get everyone excited - handed out water - and good personal experience in store. They took a 17 to 1 ratio of pre order to regular through. When I left the pre order line was pretty short so the regular line should have started to move quicker. Netflix app is great ABC app just crashes when trying to play a video?
    04-03-2010 02:26 PM
  24. gsc1948's Avatar
    Just went to the Apple store to try one out. Can't wait for the end of the month to have my 3G version arrive. Nobody in the store had a release date, just the end of the month. Looks pretty cool.
    04-03-2010 05:49 PM
  25. Dman714's Avatar
    Got mine earlier today. It was nasty out earlier and I fell asleep and woke up around 3 thinking I was screwed, my son was looking at craigslist and they had them for 700 and up so I figured they would be sold out. They had plenty left. I love mine.
    04-03-2010 07:08 PM
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