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Apple's attitude annoys me

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by jmorton10, Apr 13, 2011.

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    I am a network admin at a huge car dealership. I also do all the computer repair & purchasing for them (99% PC's).

    Yesterday, our GM called me & said they where doing a huge promo & wanted me to go out & purchase 14 ipad 2's. When I informed them they where on back order until way beyond when the promo was supposed to take place, he basically just said "forget it then, we'll go in a different direction with it".

    One of the sales managers who is a mac user, said "it's no big surprise, Apple has always done things this way. They come out with a fancy new product, promote the hell out of it & then you can't get it for two months. That's how they keep the price high. They could care less if you buy somewhere else"

    I have an ipod 2 on order & I won't cancel the order, but I definitely see why our GM would not want to deal with a company that has a cavalier attitude like this.


    ~John
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    I guess y'all don't get many new release phones either?
    It's not just Apple. I'm not defending them at all but they got caught with their pants down and then Japan moved a few inches and the ensuing after math which caused more problems.
    Tell the GM not to plan B to a Xoom as it's not ready for prime time yet. Again I'm not defending or promoting Apple, just stating facts.

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    It is the initial demand that is responsible for the back orders. All their products create a hype and the daily production quantities can not cover this first hype. After a few weeks / months it becomes more stable and then there is stock available.

    The other solution would be that apple first creates a huge stock. What business would want to do that.

    Besides the car industry has the same problems. In Europe you have to wait for 4 months to get your car.
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    Sorry, but I had to laugh at this. How many people where in a waiting list for the Chevy Volt when it came out?
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    I guess apple manufacturing 2.5 million ipads a month and still short supply means nothing oh well we recently did a promotion for Asus laptops i5 model for a great price. Order 4 months ahead of promotion 100 stores average 40 -60 per store. Guess what they never arrved in time Upset customers no end as it was a major catalog item. At least you were told it was on back order.
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    No idea, as I shy away from Government Motors. But I do recall quite a waiting list for the Toyota Prius a few years back.
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    Why not use the original iPad?

    The iPad 2 isn't a major improvement on the original iPad.

    The only thing that I can think of that might be relevant for a promo campaign is Video Mirroring via HDMI.
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    They have cleared stock of original ipads world wide manufacturing stopped early Jan
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    Can you still purchase the original?
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    Well ~ there ya go!
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    Verizon

    My Verizon ordered a 32GB iPad first gen Monday and I just received it via FedEx today. You may want to call a Verizon store. They are out of 16GB but the 32GB cost me $399.
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    Yes, you can. There are still various resellers clearing their stocks.

    Amazon is a great place to look for anything.

    But the main question is, whether iPad 1's do the job.
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    That makes sense ~ I have been wondering if you can still get the original.
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    LOL!!! car guys... Come on!!!

    My friend waited 1 YEAR before his Toyota Prius got delivered!!

    Classic pot/kettle situation!!!
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    iPad 1 is not sold anymore. You will struggle to find them in shops. Most ipad 1s which are still available are likely to be refurbished units.
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    I recently bought a refurb iPad 1, and it looks great. Apple gives it new 1 year warranty, new battery, and new aluminum casing.
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    If you are in IT for your dealership, why not contact vendors that sell directly to businesses? That is what we did. I ordered an iPad2 for a demo unit at the firm I work for and got it within 2 weeks. Not terribly fast, but it came faster than if we had gone directly to Apple or to another store.
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    Finding 1 or 2 can easily be done on the Ipad 1 but the op is looking for a bigger quantity in 1 delivery. That would be much harder at this point on either 1 or 2.

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    Well, at least this didn't turn out into one of those "I hate Apple because it's Apple and their people are sheep" threads.
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    It depends, as mentioned above Amazon is a good source and one of the sellers has 15 iPad 1 64GB 3G in store, which would fit perfectly, considering only 14 were requested. But I would assume that whatever activity was planed for the iPad's wont be doable with iPad 1's.

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