So, I work in the Bronx. Decided to try the local radio shack, because my ipad 2 from apple.com is still not shipped (supposedly shipping April 11th.)
I call ahead and they have a 16 GB WiFi! Great. I walk into the store. It's still there. The following conversation ensues:
Me: "I'll take it."
Radioshack Rep: "You know how much it is right?"
Radioshack Rep: (shakes head) "670 with tax."
Me: "Whoa whoa... is this the 3G?"
Radioshack Rep: "No, it's the 16GB Wi Fi with the case and the applecare."
Me: "I just want the Ipad."
Radioshack Rep: "I can't sell it to you without the insurance and the case."
Me: "... I don't understand."
Radioshack Rep: "My manager won't let me sell it without you also buying the case and the applecare."
So, I left, ipad-less. Maybe I want a case, and maybe I want the applecare, but not without choosing to do so. Has this happened to anyone else?