Bottom line, Monday the 19th the date of delivery was May 7th. So if you ordered that day you knew to not expect it until May 7th.
This is a discussion on My convo with an Apple Expert re:3g Pre Orders /ship dates within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Bottom line, Monday the 19th the date of delivery was May 7th. So if you ordered that day you knew to not expect it until ...
You must have missed my reply above.
No, I did not know to expect it until May 7th. No where on the Apple site did it say May 7th. It never said May 7th at any point when I was ordering. May 7th was never even mentioned until I got a 2nd email from Apple that evening.
Had it actually said May 7th when I placed the pre order I would have understood.
You should have pre-ordered a few weeks earlier and you wouldn't be in is situation.
If you read my original post you will see that I do not understand how Apple could take pre orders but then not deliver a preorder until a full week after the store receives the item. Again, it fails to be a preorder and is just an online order at that point. I totally agree that there is a limit as to how many can be produced but again, that was never communicated anywhere when I ordered.
True that I should have ordered sooner but I also do not consider myself to be ‘in a situation’. I will get an ipad either way, it is just a matter of when and the principal of it all.
As was said you could always just cancel your order and test your luck at a store.
quite *****ing Corey. you ordered yours on Monday. Many of us order ours 39 days ago.
your act of pre-order is saving your place in the queue of the next batch of ipads. for all you know, yours could be number 1 in the next bacth. it makes perfect sense.
but still, you have no room to *****
Originally Posted by gentlefury
For the record the online store is a seperate sales channel for customers whom do not want or cannot go to a retail store. You are garanteed delivery whereas if you stand in line you may not be lucky The retail stores and other resellers that sell Apple order direct if that makes sense And it depends what stock is available generally for new products all retail stores are allocated set numbers only to spread it out so the chance of running out is higher
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