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    Talking I got my new iPad 2!

    So I ordered one at 1 am and ended up cancelling it as I took my chances at a London Drugs location close to my work place.

    I got there at opening with another guy and he chose to stay. I didn't and went back to work since there were just the two of us. I went back at noon and inquired about it again. This time I'm the only one there and the other guy was nowhere to be found. So as I was looking around at gadgets, I was handed a ticket and I'm #1 in line. Sweet! I was told not to leave the building and make sure I'm in the area by 4:30 to secure my place in line. Another person showed up and then another. Now we were three. As it turns out, they only have 5 units in stock of the 16GB. There were two other people that were handed the tickets but I never saw them as I wandered in the store so technically the units are already assigned.

    People were still lining up for the iPad 2 but they got wait listed instead. It was exciting to wait for the most coveted gadget but I don't think I will ever do it again. The wait time from noon to 5 killed me! LOL I can just imagine the people that lined up since the morning before. What perseverance! Hats off to these guys that wait in line for many hours.

    I was finally handed the iPad 2 at 5 PM. People were cheering me on. It was quite funny! I met a few people in line and it was a great interaction. I came home but didn't get to play with it right away as I had company coming for dinner. What a day!

    I get to play with my iPad 2 this morning and loving it. My only disappointment is the store doesn't have any case for it so I left the plastic on. Ha ha ha!! For now she's neatly tucked in my Slip Case from Waterfield Designs.

    Thank you all for reading my experience yesterday and enjoy your new iPad 2!
    Last edited by yvrgal; 03-26-2011 at 08:46 AM.

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    So pleased that you got one. I went to the local Apple Store in Aberdeen (Scotland) and the lines were too long, so I gave up - now regretting it

    Hope you post some of your thoughts about your new iPad - then I can read them and pretend I have one....

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    Congrats! Cool story of luck and persistence.

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    Very Cool!
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    Thanks guys! I will be playing around with it more and then I will post my thoughts on the forum. I love it how it's so thin and incredibly lighter than the old one.

    I'll try and find a case for it today. The stuff I ordered online are still back ordered.

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    Congrats! Nice to hear a success story! I'm still waiting for the FedEx truck..
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    Nice. Enjoy!

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    How you finding it? get a case and screen protector for it next week!
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    I'm going to look for a temp case today. But for now, the plastic packaging will do. Ha ha.

    The iPad 2 is definitely faster than the first generation. I love the way the touch screen responds with my finger tips. Definitely responds a lot quicker. The only downside of it is the VGA camera. It's pixelated and blurry. The unit is more comfortable to hold when surfing. Multitasking is great on this machine. Overall still loving it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kctay
    Congrats! Nice to hear a success story! I'm still waiting for the FedEx truck..
    You'll get it soon enough. What did you order?


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