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!