Ipad2 your reasons

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by Breitling65, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Breitling65

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    What was you reasons to do not go into lines and get ipad2 while initial date release besides no money and busy that day? I got mine relatively quick at best buy, about hour in line. Could get any model and color.
     
  2. WordSmith

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    Have never waited in line for a product release. Why start now? Although had I had a friend as interested as I was, maybe we could have made a day of it Alas, I'm the only iPad nut in my circle.
     
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    I will never wait in a line to spend my hard earned money. I work hard to earn the money, I shouldn't have to work hard to spend it by wasting time in line! :D

    So I just ordered online at 4am on the 11th and went right back to sleep and got mine delivered on the 15th. Much better to spend 5 minutes in the wee hours placing an order than waiting in line for hours and still taking a chance on whether you get the model you want or one at all.
     
  4. Breitling65

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    Again, I spent one hour in line only. Came 4:00pm and got ipad2 5pm, so it was not really as brutal and no need of sleeping in lines. Why not? Why besides no money and busy people can't get into store first day and now posting all these posts "when, shipments, how long, etc"? I am just interesting in logic.
     
  5. mx1

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    There was no line in Brussels Belgium on the 11th....
     
  6. NumbLock

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    I will be in line because of the thinness, faster processor and graphics and FaceTime.

    I have a few critical tasks that would benefit from the speed.
     
  7. tweeter

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    I don't do lines. I checked on ebay for someone selling locally. I bid and lost. (auction ended in the wee hours of the morning, and I slept thru it). I'd sent them a message to ask if I could pick up instead of having it shipped, if I won. I didn't win tho, so didn't think anything more about it.

    About 2 days later, I got a message from them. The winner didn't have any money, and wouldn't for about 2 weeks, and was I interested. Ummm, yup. LOL, they offered to sell to me for cost if I'd pay cash. Met up locally, had a nice visit and left happy as a clam.

    She'd bought one for her husband, he wasn't that interested, so she was keeping hers, selling his.

    I felt kinda guilty (I know, I know), but said I felt I should pay what I'd bid to begin with. Taking into account taxes paid, I paid about 50 bucks extra. Well worth it in my book.

    This is my first Apple product, and I'm so in love! Can't wait to take a trip to the Apple store to buy goodies for it!
     
  8. Mtnmedic

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    As much as I probably would've loved the social aspects of waiting in a line with a bunch of other geeks and iPad fans, my reasons are simple:

    1) The nearest location to me is over an hour away.
    2) I live in the mountains and winter weather (3' of snow) is crappy enough driving, let alone deal with the crazy metro traffic.
    3) I'm in no hurry.
    4) Order it from the comfort of my home, have it shipped to my mother in Oregon thus saving $73 worth of sales tax (no ST in Oregon) which I could then put toward goodies and apps.
    5) Pick it up when I visit her and give her my old iPad at the same time.

    My only regret is that I inadvertently fell asleep at 11:30pm on the 10th trying to stay up late so I could order (black 64GB w/AT&T 3G) right at 1am to take advantage of the quick shipping time. I woke up around 7:30 or 8:00 and found I'd JUST missed the 3-5 day shipping estimate, as by then the estimate was pushed back to 2-3 weeks. (slaps forehead)

    Am I excited? You bet!

    Does this mean that I won't be tempted to pop in at an Apple Store early one morning to see if I could pick one up? Nope. If the opportunity presents itself, I'll try it. But my original plan seems the best.

    Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
  9. southpaw

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    I have never been a line-waiter for products. I don't want to waste time and then not get what I want. As it turns out, I was traveling on business, anyway, and would not be able to go to a store, so I got up at 4 a.m. (Eastern) and bought 2 - one for me and the other for DH. He got his on the 16th and I should get mine on the 22nd.

    I knew I would be playing the "shipping" "where is it" game, but I did not think it would be this long. I didn't know they were shipping from China. In retrospect, had I known this, I might have told (I mean, asked) DH to go to our local Walmart to see about getting them. We live in a rural area of NJ so maybe there would not have been a line. On the other hand, I am sure they did not get a lot (another nearby WalMart said they only got 6 units). However, if he couldn't get them, then we would have missed getting first shipping on the online orders.

    It is hard to know how to play it.
     
  10. Fifi1992

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    I did not want to take off if work. I was not in hurry to get it. I ordered online at 4:18 march 11th. Will get it tomorrow.
     

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