Ordering Through Apple Online

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    Is everyone that has ordered an iPad 2 from Apple online getting the March 18-March 25 delivery date? I have to admit that was pretty disappointing to see! Only one store anywhere near me that may have them, and when I called them last night they had no idea what I was talking about. Wal-Mart of course! I will probably go today and check myself, if they have them, and cancel the Apple online order.
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    We have been sitting on the order page for 15 minutes now waiting for the order to go through (not wanting to hit refresh) so how fast did yours go through?
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    Mine went through instantly. I logged on at 3 central time, and my order confirmation has the time listed as 3:03.
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    Finally got our order confirmation, and it was still sitting there so the session timed out but the order was placed. Took about 19 minutes, but we did ours at 4:40 central.
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    right away at 6:40 am est. 3-22 to 3-29 delivery for mine and I see they cheapened up shipping to standard instead of 2nd day as in past.
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    Decided to check my order for some strange reason and see that my cover and AV Adapter already say Prepared for Shipment! They could have kept those for a while and sent me the iPad sooner instead ;)
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    My shipping said 18-25. I've waited this long, I can wait a little longer. This is my first iPad. I got the 64 gig since I really dont plan on getting the iPad 3.
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    I ordered right at 4am EST, got the 18-25 delivery estimate as well for a black 32 gb wifi model, 15-18th for the smart cover.
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    No I got march 15-march 18
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    Delivery

    Oops your right I got the same dates just checked my email
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    They actually went on sale before they were supposed to. My order time is 12:54am PST yet it still says delivers March 18-25. I'm planning on checking the stores this afternoon to see if I can find one. As long as my order says "Not Yet Shipped" I can cancel it.
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    I ordered at 4:03 am eastern time and it said between March 18-25 also. It went through instantly and I also got mines engraved:)
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    NOT happy with Apple!

    Okay, not happy with Apple right now....how can you not start shipping for 3 to 5 business days at the beginning of launch day? That's crazy! I got up early and ordered as soon as they became available on-line and it still said the shipping date was 3 to 5 business days and arrival slated between March 18-25th. It only took 3 hours for Apple to begin pushing the ship date back to 2 to 3 weeks. To me, this says Apple hyped it all up and didn't prepare by having enough on-hand at launch....this must be why they didn't allow pre-orders. Way to go Apple...get us all excited only to have to wait even longer!!!!
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    I ordered at 5 am EST, got a 3/18-3/25 delivery date but no email confirmation at this time. I'm leaving 3/17 for a road trip and if it's not in my hands by then, will buy one in Chicago since the purchase was made this morning to use on that road trip. Was disappointed that I could not pay for next day shipping at checkout. Will have the other one sent back if that actually happens. Apple says you can return within 14 days if package unopened. It won't be opened if it arrives after I leave.
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    Where is everyone getting their delivery date estimates? In email? I'm looking at my order page and it just says 2-3 weeks. Grrrrrrrrrrr. I'll wait 2 weeks, but not 3 you bastids!

    I will try my luck later tonight at Best Buy and hope I can get one there and then cancel this one. Unless anyone knows of a store that has them this morning, I'll go down right now!

    My favorite part is where it says my ipad cover and av adapter ship in 1-2 days .... Hey Apple, what good does that do me without the IPAD?????
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    Ordered 9 AM

    I ordered 9 EST and got right through and confirmation in minutes and delivery date is 16-21st. I didn't want engraving. Will hurt on resale when 3 comes out.
    Rob:eek:
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    Interesting, I ordered mine, 32Gig White, at 730AM EST, and I have yet to receive an order confirmation, ans delivery shows between 3/22 and 3/29. Doesnt seem to be any consistency with the shipping and delivery dates.
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    I ordered at 45 minutes after the opening time and the order went through like I was the only one placing an order at the time. Shipping time and shipment time were out to the 25th of March. Hopefully those dates are a CYA date. I would hope that Apple would be able to get me my order by some time next week. Time will tell.
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    Well:

    1. Hopefully they're like Amazon and are conservative with shipping estimates and actually ship sooner.

    2. A problem this time is probably that that the stock is split across so many models. Original launch was just the 3 wifi models. This time there are 18 different models across color, storage capacity and the two 3G providers. So that's going to make it harder to get specific models than at the iPad 1 launch unless they have ton more.

    3. If I'm wrong on number 1 above, then I have a feeling that Apple really wanted the hype of long lines at retailers and just sent the vast majority of stock there if the delays are really 1-3 weeks before any online orders start to arrive.

    If so, that sucks, and means they went for hype/publicity over customer satisfaction. They should have just done preorders a month or so before then they'd know what models to make to satisfy initial demand.

    But my guess is most of us will get our iPads sometime late next week.
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