When asked for tip for getting IPAD2 in retail store...
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asked them when Ipads usually come (does it come everyday or every other day etc..), when during the ...
When asked for tip for getting IPAD2 in retail store...
I called random Apple stores around me,
asked them when Ipads usually come (does it come everyday or every other day etc..), when during the day does it arrive (AM or PM), and how many does it come..
The apple guy replies: "you should do what everyone else is doing, wait in line at 4 am"
How rude is that?? I know that apple guy recieves thousands of calls like mine, but... oh well..
I am completely new to this forum,
for those who have actually visited the store to buy them,
I now know some wait since 4 am thanks to the apple guy,
does the shipment of ipad arrive at morning?
I ask this because when I went to Glendale Apple store,
they were giving out tickets at 12 pm on Sunday..
was it just left overs?
Basically, could I ask you guys, for me and those poor souls who havent got IPAD2 yet,
all the questions I asked the apple guy?
what type of tips could you give me?
03-23-2011 12:42 AM
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Sorry to hear of your poor experience with the Apple Store - I think this is completely atypical; I've always found Apple Store employees to be exceptionally polite and helpful. But it might be worth speaking to the Store Manager and making them aware of this. Hope you manage to get your iPad.
Hope to hear from you soon with your thoughts about the iPad.
Have fun and enjoy your iPad
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Itís free too.
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.
Most of the apple stores can't tell you when shipments are coming in because they are dependent on the Fedex or UPS guy(or gal) who is making the deliveries.
Both UPS and FedEx have an international express service for delivery by 8:30AM and 10:30am local time...BUT you don't know if apple springs for that or not. Express (most likely what is used since we assume their shipments are coming in from China as well) basically can deliver as late as 5pm.
FedEx Ground service would not be utilized unless the ipads were already in the US and in a warehouse being shipped to the stores.
UPS Ground delivered my smart cover which was shipped from TN.
Good advice in post above: check Target, WalMart and even Verizon in addition to apple. If you really want to roll the dice, check Craigslist and ebay!
U got to understand that guy, there hundreds of people asking the same questions u did and the quantity of Devices will never match the people going to buy one, in fact theres no other option that success. He just told you the way you can get one.
Originally Posted by happyhack3r
If there was an easier way, our endless discussion about it wouldve never happen.
I bought an iPad2 on the release date at an apple store and had to return it the following Wednesday. I asked them if they had a replacement one and they said "yes, we get shipment in everyday around 8am and we sell out right after we open the doors". Just try to get there early. Im pretty sure all stores are gettingin shipment daily. Good luck!
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I called my apple store and they said their procedure is to hold shipments received that day for next morning sales beginning at 9 am. He also told me that people start lining up outside from 4-7 ish. He said the line to get ipads daily has been at least 70-100 each day. He was not able to tell me how many they get in a shipment though. He did suggest to line up early. Hope that helps.
The solution is simple
Don't go to any store, order from apple.com online.
That was easy.
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2012 13" MBA, 2011 11" MBA, 2010 15" MBP, 2 iPad3s, 1 iPad Mini, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. A bunch of iPods and an Apple TV.
Here, the shipments come during the day but they don't put them out until 0900 the next morning. I found if I call in the evening, they'll let me know what to expect.
Yesterday I got in line at 0815 for a 0900 opening and the line was quite long. Apparently there is no rhyme or reason to how many they're shipping. The associate who helped me said they had more that day than they did for launch.
Keep trying, if you want one.
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.
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