1. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Okay, so if you read some of my other posts, I am not too happy that Apple has decided to not do pre-orders. After 2 phone calls and 2 online chats, it seems to be a no go. It's show up on launch day or order online on launch day. I was really hoping to pre-order and have it delivered on the 11th.

    So this will be the first time I brave the crazed Apple fans on a launch day. While it looks like fun, I do wish I could be doing other things. So what do you think? Do you think there will be a huge turn out, crazy lines? Should I pull a 7 AM'er? What's your take? What are your plans?

    My friend down in LA is going to be lining up at The Grove Los Angeles at 6 AM. He's a nut.
    03-03-2011 11:43 AM
  2. E Pow's Avatar
    Well, considering it doesnt even go on sale until 5pm that may change your plans of lining up at 6 or 7am. I personally am going to work a half a day and go to my local Best Buy store around 3pm and wait till 5pm to get it. It's totally up to you but I dont think there will be long lines in the morning for the iPad since it doesnt come out until 5pm. Just my personal thoughts though.
    03-03-2011 11:53 AM
  3. durangojim#AC's Avatar
    Go to Wal-mart and buy it the morning of. No employees there are going to be holding it until 5pm. Heck they sold me my original Droid a whole day early.
    Last edited by durangojim; 03-03-2011 at 12:34 PM.
    03-03-2011 12:30 PM
  4. whmurray's Avatar
    Go to Wal-mart and buy it the morning of. No employees there are going to be holding it until 5pm. Heck they sold me my original Droid a whole day early.
    Interesting. I never even thought of Wal-Mart.
    03-03-2011 12:36 PM
  5. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    The same iPad sold at walmart will the be the same iPad sold at Best Buy or the Apple stores, just for $498.

    I personnaly don't think its gonna have all the hype. I mean, its not like the iPhone on its first launch. Most general consumers don't even know that there is a New iPad coming.Those who do wil decide if the second gen is even worth the upgrade.

    Besides if the iPas 2 was gonna have a ton of hype, they would have had those iLife apps pre installed
    03-03-2011 12:53 PM
  6. JRoid's Avatar
    Yea, i heard walmart doesn't hold back. IF someone wants it, they will sell it. Just like their cd's. Who buys cd's nowadays anyways when we have ITUNEs.
    03-03-2011 02:18 PM
  7. whmurray's Avatar
    The same iPad sold at walmart will the be the same iPad sold at Best Buy or the Apple stores, just for $498.

    I personnaly don't think its gonna have all the hype. I mean, its not like the iPhone on its first launch. Most general consumers don't even know that there is a New iPad coming.Those who do wil decide if the second gen is even worth the upgrade.

    Besides if the iPas 2 was gonna have a ton of hype, they would have had those iLife apps pre installed
    Given the number of outlets, I would not expect lines. However, one might have visit more than one outlet.

    I will go to Best Buy. My Best Buy deals with lines by coming out and offering vouchers for those that they have. By the time I go to Starbucks and come back, they are ready to check me out.
    03-03-2011 02:21 PM
  8. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    Who buys cd's nowadays anyways when we have Digital music
    .
    Fixed that for ya.


    Given the number of outlets, I would not expect lines. However, one might have visit more than one outlet.

    I will go to Best Buy. My Best Buy deals with lines by coming out and offering vouchers for those that they have. By the time I go to Starbucks and come back, they are ready to check me out.
    Well given Apple stores are ALWAYS packed, the iPad 2 is no different. SAure it may be a biut more packed, but whos to say all of those are actully buying a iPad?
    03-03-2011 02:27 PM
  9. whmurray's Avatar
    [B][I]

    Fixed that for ya.




    Well given Apple stores are ALWAYS packed, the iPad 2 is no different. SAure it may be a biut more packed, but whos to say all of those are actully buying a iPad?
    Steve told us yesterday that there are now hundreds of stores. There were only a handful when the iPhone was announced. The reason that there are now so many is that they are all always packed.

    Apple stock was up $7.44 per share today. A hundred shares would cover the cost of a new iPad. I hope you have some.
    03-03-2011 04:57 PM
  10. cold war kid's Avatar
    Does the 5pm sale time apply to online sales, or will I be able to order through Apple's website midnight of the 10th?
    03-04-2011 09:16 AM
  11. courier's Avatar
    Did you see the share price rise when Steve went on stage? Awesome time to be part of
    03-05-2011 02:04 AM
  12. whmurray's Avatar
    Did you see the share price rise when Steve went on stage? Awesome time to be part of
    I did and I was in awe. it was akin to the feeling I had at seven when I was presented to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Watson, Sr. Like all great leaders, Steve inspires strong feelings.
    03-05-2011 01:01 PM
  13. smileyboy's Avatar
    I forgot about Wally world. Since I sold a few on eBay. I'll be going to walmart then....

    That plus my friends employee discount. I should be good
    03-07-2011 03:50 PM
  14. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    I forgot about Wally world. Since I sold a few on eBay. I'll be going to walmart then....

    That plus my friends employee discount. I should be good
    If Walmart is anything like how it used to be when I was a manager there, your "friend" wont be able to 1) Buy it for at least a month and 2) that rules out your discount.
    03-07-2011 07:27 PM
  15. smileyboy's Avatar
    $2 discount it is then. Thx.


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    03-07-2011 07:29 PM
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