Ordering through AT&T site

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    New here. Been lurking and reading for a couple weeks. One thing I haven't seen a lot of is people mentioning that they ordered their ipad through AT&T's site, which I did early last week. At the time, the estimated delivery time was 2-3 weeks.

    My order just says processing, and I imagine it will just say that until it ships out in a couple weeks.

    I guess my question is "Has anyone else ordered their's from At&t?" Was that a dumb move? I did that, because the wait time was shorter than the estimated wait on Apple's site.

    Anyway, in a perfect world, I'd find one in a store sooner, but that seems to be like finding a needle in a haystack right now. And I actually work, and I'm not insane, so sitting at an Apple store at 4 in the morning just isn't an option.

    Anyone else order from At&t? Stories? Bad, Good?

    Just getting ancy. Reading this site all day probably isn't helping either.
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    Good to hear from you. You’ll find a whole bunch of iPad enthusiasts in this Forum who are only too willing to help other iPad owners and to hear of their experiences. Don’t be afraid to post any questions you may have or use the ‘Search’ button near the top of the Forum web page. I usually find I discover one new interesting and useful piece of information about my iPad every day - and often not even what I was looking for!!

    I hope you get your iPad soon through the AT&T site. We don't even get to see the iPad2 in the UK until Friday and there are rumours that the world-wide shortage will impact the supplies in the UK as Apple struggles to keep up with demand. I think it really took them by surprise!! My local Apple store is in a Mall and I work too, so queuing is not an option for me either.

    Hope to hear from you soon with your thoughts about the iPad.

    Have fun and enjoy your iPad


    If you don’t already have it you can download a copy of the iPad manual for free.

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    Still Processing....
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    Sorry to hear that - but supplies do seem to be getting through - so I think you should hear something soon - I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

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    I don't know if this helps or not but I ordered my iphone 4 from att.
    I also was antsy about the order until I got my phone. It showed up on the expected date but I got no information about it until I actually had it in my hands.
    I wouldn't worry too much.
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    I ordered mine from the AT&T store on the 15th which would be the same as the website and was told it wouljd be 2-3 weeks.

    My tracking status from AT&T still says "in progress"
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    They offer a substantial discount off retail price

    Had I known that I would have purchased from AT&T as well.
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    I read alot about IPad2 and shipping these days and from what i read i can say that its always a bad idea not ordering from the apple directly.

    Some rumors say that apple is holding back the whole bunch of IPads for its own stores and online order system and give only a few to other merchants.
    Well i believe this, u dont have to, but it just looks like that.
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    Still processing. Should be another week or two, which isn't really that long, but it's driving me crazy.

    Checked Craigslist earlier and some guy is trying to sell an ipad2 for a $200 premium and then says "it will arrive by mail from Apple in 4-5 weeks".....Man, I hope that works for him.
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    That needs to go into the dictionary as the definition of optimism!

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    I feel your pain. I think I'm going to go buy a Mac book air today to give me something new to play with so I will forget about my pad.
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    When I looked into ordering via AT&T the website said 20-25 "business days". Well that's 4-5 weeks, same as what Apple Store is quoting. So I didn't see any advantage at all ordering direct through AT&T.
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    It was worth ordering from them last week when it was 2-3 weeks. Hopefully at&t isn't full of crap. I guess I will find out next tues.

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    Well, I just called an audible, and can't believe how easy it was. I had been checking the Target site, calling Micro Center, calling the Apple Store...just trying to see if I could snag one before the delivery date of my At&t order.

    Called Best Buy this morning and asked how long the wait list was. Girl tells me there no longer is a wait list and it's first come, first serve, but she would take my name down and call me if my model was in, as UPS was unloading at that moment. Cool.

    Then I decide, well, I might as well call a few more and do the same. Called the next one and she said the same and took my info as well, as she wasn't sure what had come in yet either.

    10 minutes later, girl from second location calls me and says they have my model and it has my name on it. Drove over, picked it up.

    It was almost too easy.
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    @ splinter. How did u go about canceling ur AT&T order? Did they charge you a fee?

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    Called At&t and gave them the order number. Told them that I had found an At&t model at the store. The guy was like "Good for you man...that's probably the better way to do it."

    It took them about 10 minutes to cancel it and then I got an email confirming it.

    He said as long as it hadn't shipped, I should be good. No fees (that I know of)
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    Wow I just tried to call all the bestbuys in a 100 mile radius from my house. Two of them said it would be a month. The others said up to two months. You got lucky. Maybe if I lived in a bigger area then I would have a better chance. Oh well I guess I will continue to wait on at&t. The main reason I order from him is bc when I went to the store on the 15th 3 ppl walked out with one. Guy told me they ordered it and it came in 2 days later. So I though I would be that lucky......

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    I guess I did. I'm in a pretty big area. We've probably got 4 or 5 Best Buys just within 15 minutes of us. When I called and asked, they were just like "Yeah, give me your name and I'll call you". Now, only one of them ended up calling me, but if the other does, I may snag that one too. Who knows.
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    shipment of Ipad2

    Greetings,
    I ordered my ipad2 on March 11th at 4:00 am. It gave me a scheduled ship date of April 1 and arrival date of April 6. Also I had it inscribed which meant that it came from China. If you look below at my shipping you will see that it's about to arrive to me today :D I wanted it before I left to go out of town and I am really happy. All that I can say is be patient and keep looking at you order status. It actually took 3 days from the time it started moving. Also a great tip once you receive notice that it is moving is to track your package thru Yahoo Package Tracking and not the apple tracking site.

    Date/TimeStatusLocation2011-03-25 08:06:00On FedEx vehicle for delivery ATLANTA, GA 2011-03-25 07:29:00Arrived at FedEx Destination Location ATLANTA, GA 2011-03-25 06:42:00Left FedEx Ramp ATLANTA, GA 2011-03-25 05:45:00Arrived at FedEx Ramp ATLANTA, GA 2011-03-25 03:54:00Left FedEx Sort Facility MEMPHIS, TN 2011-03-25 01:57:00Arrived at Sort Facility MEMPHIS, TN 2011-03-24 17:02:00Left FedEx Sort Facility ANCHORAGE, AK 2011-03-24 15:07:00Released for delivery ANCHORAGE, AK 2011-03-24 12:58:00Arrived at Sort Facility ANCHORAGE, AK 2011-03-24 20:10:00Left FedEx Ramp LANTAU ISLAND, 2011-03-24 20:04:00Left FedEx Ramp CHEK LAP KOK, 2011-03-23 23:23:00Package in FedEx location LANTAU ISLAND, 2011-03-23 23:21:00Package status LANTAU ISLAND, 2011-03-23 22:00:00Package status LANTAU ISLAND, 2011-03-23 18:01:00In transit LANTAU ISLAND, 2011-03-23 17:20:00Left FedEx Origin Location SHENZHEN, 2011-03-23 14:18:00Package received after FedEx cutoff time SHENZHEN
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    My ipad and I had a wonderful first night getting familiar with each other. It was hard to say goodbye this morning.

    Here's the bad part. I'm so programmed now to come to work and focus on how to find an ipad, that I don't know what to do with myself today. My head still wants to check craigslist, the Target inventory screen, call retail stores....I'm in search withdrawal right now.

    I guess I'm going to actually have to......work.

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