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    His advice was correct and not rude, just the truth. I asked yesterday in store when they were expecting some in. They have an idea of when and how much but they never really know until the morning when it comes so thats why they cant give you a strait answer. Its store policy. He

    One associate told me to get there by 6am, as last week there were 100 people. I showed up at 5:30am this morning, 21st in line. I got my iPad at 9 when they opened as did EVERYONE in line. At about 8:45 they said they received a "substantial" amount. When they came around with tickets the guy had TWO FIST FULLS!! Easily over a hundred behind the counter and more in the back.

    Luck has a lot to do with it. Go early and go often. Best of luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twism86
    His advice was correct and not rude, just the truth. I asked yesterday in store when they were expecting some in. They have an idea of when and how much but they never really know until the morning when it comes so thats why they cant give you a strait answer. Its store policy. He

    One associate told me to get there by 6am, as last week there were 100 people. I showed up at 5:30am this morning, 21st in line. I got my iPad at 9 when they opened as did EVERYONE in line. At about 8:45 they said they received a "substantial" amount. When they came around with tickets the guy had TWO FIST FULLS!! Easily over a hundred behind the counter and more in the back.

    Luck has a lot to do with it. Go early and go often. Best of luck.
    When I went to the store today to swap out my iPad, they had units for sale. They said they've gotten huge shipments the las few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by max6spd View Post
    I ordered mine through the Apple site yesterday. My feeling is that Apple may fulfill their direct orders faster than say Best Buy or Target. According to one BB guy I spoke to, they only get like 10 per shipment.

    My expected arrival date is 4/25.
    I ordered mine from apple.com as well. They are very efficient, and I like confidence as a buyer. My arrival date is the 28th. Until then, I am still trying to get to an apple store because I don't mind waiting in line for 5 hours one day instead of 35 days. They don't take the money out until it ships. Do like so many others. Order as a last resort, but whenever you get a chance, run by the store at 6 am. You just might luck out before it ships. However, I am hoping that Apple will have pity on our pious and devout souls and catch up with their shipments. I would never shop retail again!

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    I'm glad to hear positive experiences of Apple stores receiving regular deliveries. My hope is they are going to people who then go home and cancel their on line order moving us all up in the queue. They'd to that right, move us up in the queue?

    I'll just keep thinking that when I'm at work every morning.

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    Do what I did, wait till a shipment rumor come our, like the march 22nd one, then wake up early and stand in line. My apple store got over 100 iPads and they had some left over after the big rush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoshnasi
    I have four pieces of advice and it comes from a person who has purchased two iPad2s in two different occasions.

    1. Get In line, wake up early, try to be less than the tenth person. Sucks but it's true.

    2. While in line, check the target stock checker for the model you want. if you don't get one BOOK IT TO TARGET.

    3. Pay Best Buy the 100 to hold it. For most this window has passed. But still good to cover bets.

    4. Order it from Apple. It'll take forever and you will be bummed. No way around it.

    Check Walmart last. It's still possible. Ask questions and bug people.
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    It's all luck, like mentioned earlier they have an idea as of when to expect a shipment but they can be delayed for what ever reason. A guy I work with walked into the apple store at the local mall at 10 am and ended up walking out with a 32gb white wifi. They ran out of the black model but he didn't care which color he got. I was surprised he lucked out and got one but it's just random luck.


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