How iPad 2 shipping from APPLE ONLINE works

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  1. thegreatgate

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    I was reading some of the threads here regarding shipping directly from apple.com.

    Seems like at first Apple puts the worst case shipping scenario (say 4 weeks) and then they update it to a closer time (say 2 weeks)...This was for the March buyers when shipping was 3 to 4 weeks.

    Anyways, I ordered mine yesterday and shipping times are estimated 1-2 weeks. So Apple puts 2 weeks as my estimated shipping date (maximum time).

    I'm hoping they will update maybe early next week and instead of May 9th being my ship date it will say May 3 or something like that.

    Anyone order one within the last 2 weeks that got theirs early? How has your experience been?
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  2. Rudinater

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    Lots of people that ordered their Ipad weeks ago have found them at local stores and canceled their order with Apple. I did as well.
     
    #2 Rudinater, Apr 27, 2011
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  3. SweetPoison

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  4. DQ

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    I never order any electronic online. I wait until I can buy it personally, within a 100 mile range. That way if there is an issue it can be returned or exchanged same day.
     
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    It is better to pick up your stuff when it is available in the store.
     
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    They certainly don't all get moved up. Me and one of the bosses where I work ordered 64 gig 3G units about 6 weeks ago. I found one at Walmart last week and cancelled the online order, but as of 5PM yesterday he still hadn't received his.

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  7. Rudinater

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    I find that strange as I ordered a Black 64GB 3G ATT on March 30th and my ship date would have been April 25 if I had not had canceled the order April 22nd. While over 3 weeks, not 6 weeks by any means.
     
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    Not sure if you all know this, but Apple has an obviously incredible business model - one of the many reasons is that they do not, launches excluded, keep more inventory than needed to stock in stores. When you order something on line from them, it is made when the order is received and processed.

    So when you order something from them, again aside from bottlenecks at launch, them make it, usually in asia and ship it to you within days or a week. No carrying costs, no warehouses with inventory, etc. Pretty incredible how efficient they are.
     
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    ordered mine on Tuesday, says shipping est on May 10

    hope its sooner, I guess I could just go get one if I wanted to wait in line at apple store at 7am
     
  10. SweetPoison

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    There are still lines?
     

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