Some people get a thrill out of buying their's from the Apple store. No status in buying from WalMart. The reality is that as good as the iPad 2 is, it is still going to be a big deal in a couple weeks. Getting in a long line for just a hope of getting the model you want, makes no sense to me.
Best Buy in San Francisco had 3-4 people in line at 1PM. The Apple store here had 50ish at 7AM and a line that extended several blocks by noon.
The problem is, per forum posts here and elsewhere, if you were in an area with an Apple store the Wal-mart's, Targets and Best Buys seem to only have gotten a handful of units as the majority of stock went to Apple.
Personally, I ordered online as there's no product that could EVER get me to wait in line to spend my hard earned money. I pretty much hate shopping locally anyway. Other than groceries and toiletries, I pretty much order online. Retail can pretty much up and die for all I care.
I found the hour and a half of conversation with interesting people to be enjoyable and entertaining.
Some people would rather watch a sporting event live rather than watch it on TiVo the next day. Its the same game, it just all depends on what you like to do with your time.
I think walmart and target had the least amount of Ipads. One guy had to repeat what I told him "Ipad 2" as if it was some strange name. lol
I'm too old for all this nonsense. I'll wait a few more weeks, read some reviews and decide on accessories. Then, I'll order it all online and have a splendid time putting it all together the weekend after it arrives.
left work at 5 got to walmart by 5:30 was home by 6. My local walmart had 4 64 gigs left when I got there. No lines no waiting!
Not true south florida has like 4 apple stores and walmarts still got like 40 to 70. I went shopping in walmart first and at like 6 they still had 50 and no line. People just follow to much, there is nothing cool about standing in line if your an adult or even above 16. Standing still will never be coolOriginally Posted by dmaul1114