Predication on the end of the supply crunch

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  1. FertilityDoc

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    All,

    I have been trying to purchase an IPAD2 over the past couple of weeks. I have been to the local Apple store in the south suburbs of Chicago 3 times. Once, the 64GB White Ipad 2 was available. I was looking for a black ATT 3G version. Photography is a hobby and black in general is better as a background for showing off most photos. Another time they only had a Verizon model. Using the inventory tracker, I found a Walmart 30 miles away that showed the IPAD2 in stock. Called the store. The confirmed they had a 32GB 3G ATT model. Raced to the store. Called again when I was 15 miles away to reconfirm they had not sold it. They reassured me they had one in stock. I arrived at the store and the electronic associate brought out an IPAD1! I wanted to shoot myself.

    I am out this craziness now. Too much of a chase and I no longer have the time nor the energy. Had hoped to procure one for vacation reading at the end of April. I have thought about the ATT deal on the 64GB Ipad1. Awfully tempting but I don't want to regret it. Anyone have a predication on when the supply crunch will end and you'll be able to walk into a store and purchase one? :(
     
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    Have you tried any Targets? Lots of members here have found theirs there!
     
  3. FertilityDoc

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    Thanks for the Target suggestion

    I have been trying to track the Target inventory. It seems to be abysmal in the Chicago area. There is a Super Target 5 miles from my house. I have not seen any inventory in a nearby target especially of the ATT model. I do check 4-5 times per day.
     
  4. DontUnderstandMyIpad

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    If you only need the iPad 2 by the end of April, you could order it online from Apple and save yourself the hassle of trying to find one in store.
     
  5. SporkLover

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    X 2. I bought mine at walmart. Seems that everyone goes to the apple stores and overlooks the other retailers.

    Keep up the good fight.
     
  6. FertilityDoc

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    Probably would not receive on time...

    Yes, I learned a lesson on this one. Should have ordered it at launch. I can't order it now. Leaving for vacation on 4/22. It might wind up delivered on porch and disappear before I get back.
     
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    You could always ask L Ron Hubbard for assistance. He may deliver it in a spaceship himself.
     
  8. Captfx

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    Buy the iPad 1 and exchange it for the 2 when they get it in. You can transfer everything (photos, apps, data plan, etc.) Just make sure the return policy of the store you use jives with what you're going to do. You don't want to pay a restocking fee.
     
  9. Thphilli

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    Its probably going to be months before they are regularly available. Apple likes the hype that is generated by having their flagship products OOS for months on end.
     
  10. tzimisce

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    Again with the baseless paranoid conspiracy theories. It's getting stale, dude. Really.
     

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