1. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Since the original iPad wasn't released in Canada until a month after the US, I drove from Montreal to the Albany, NY Apple Store to buy one on launch day.

    It's a really straight forward drive, through some beautiful mountains, but it's a long way to go

    The Apple Store had given me a business appointment, so I didn't have to wait in line (I didn't ask questions, I just said thanks!) I got there early enough that I waited anyway.

    I love Apple launch events, they're the tailgate party of gadgets, and Apple always puts on a great show. I got my iPad quickly and did an unboxing video then and there, and did a quick interview with the local news.

    Funniest part was US customs on the way down:

    "Why are you going to the US? To buy an iPad?" (Look of disgust on the old dude's face) "Go ON!"

    Canadian customs on the way back:

    "Lucky you declared that iPad, we've been stopping people all day. Best Buy or the Apple Store? Did you go with 64 gigs? Why didn't wait for the 3G version..." (Young guy and girl chatted with me for 20 minutes or so while I paid the hefty taxes).

    What was your experience like, when you got the original iPad?
    04-03-2012 11:51 AM
  2. Eileen89's Avatar
    I got my first iPad at Target which was 9 months after it launched. I ended up returning it to Target after 89 days with it, just in time to get the iPad 2 when it came out.
    04-03-2012 03:02 PM
  3. Peligro911's Avatar
    I got mine as a open item display at bestbuy saved 80 bucks lol
    Still going strong I did have to wipe it when I got it but it was cool playing all the bestbuy loaded paid apps lol


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    04-03-2012 04:59 PM
  4. pkcable's Avatar
    I got mine in a trade from the CrackBerry.com Market Place forum. I traded an Acer Iconia 500 for it. This was well after the iPad 2 was released. Generally I was getting my iOS fix from ipod touches. I had several of those also obtained in trades. My latest touch had been traded away so I needed something and then the iPad deal came up. Gonna sell the iPad now though and use the money to help pay for my new ultrabook (Dell XPS 13).
    04-04-2012 09:18 AM
  5. whmurray's Avatar
    Until the tornadoes in Dallas yesterday, I was expecting my fourth (don't ask) iPad tomorrow. My first iPad was just too long ago to remember. My birthday is next week. In addition to my new iPad, I am also getting a handicap parking permit (don't ask).
    04-04-2012 09:49 AM
  6. whmurray's Avatar
    Until the tornadoes in Dallas yesterday, I was expecting my fourth (don't ask) iPad tomorrow. My first iPad was just too long ago to remember. My birthday is next week. In addition to my new iPad, I am also getting a handicap parking permit (don't ask).
    Just checked. FedEx says it only slipped a day, to Friday. Unfortunately, my mail drop is closed for Good Friday.
    04-04-2012 09:51 AM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    I got my first iPad August 2010 at Best Buy... I'd been looking at them since they came out, but had a hard time figuring out why I'd want/need one... but after looking at them for several months, I bought one... and love it... it was the second step in my conversion to Apple (following my iPhone 4 in June, 2010)...

    ... and I sold it earlier this week to purchase the 3rd Gen iPad...
    Last edited by Fausty82; 04-04-2012 at 11:22 AM.
    04-04-2012 11:19 AM
  8. Garz's Avatar
    Apple Store Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas strip. Bought it late April 2010. It was a wifi only model and I bought it the weekend the 3G model launched. They said they had a couple of 64's left and said I'll take one.
    04-04-2012 12:14 PM
  9. pkcable's Avatar
    Just checked. FedEx says it only slipped a day, to Friday. Unfortunately, my mail drop is closed for Good Friday.
    Major bummage. Hopefully it will get back on track and get to you tomorrow, that DOES happen sometimes.
    04-05-2012 12:55 AM
  10. jclisenby's Avatar
    I bought mine about a month after they came out. I didn't want to get involved in all the launch day drama and so I waited till inventory evened out to purchase.
    06-04-2012 11:00 PM
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