Removed My Best Buy Reserve & Ordered From Apple

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    Yup, found out that the Best Buy where i had my IPAD 2 reserved finally got another shipment of IPAD 2's, but mine was not among them.

    I've already been waiting over a week, so after talking with an Apple rep i just decided to order it directly from apple, that way i could order the smart cover at the same time.

    The rep said despite news releases of Apple having slowed production of IPAD 2's because of the crisis in japan....

    She said that won't begin to happen for another month, between now and then Apple plans on making and shipping thousands of IPAD 2's.

    So i just ordered it from them and now at least i can check the status of my order from day to day.
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    Good for you It'll def work in your. Favor
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    Probably a good move. I stopped in at Best Buy on my lunch break today and picked up a poly cover. I can stare at it while i await my iPad2 which is now a pile of parts somewhere in China (let's hope) to be delivered in like a month or so.

    anyway, the local BestBuy stopped taking the $100 reservations because they had already taken more reservations than they realistically expected to receive units for quite some time to come.

    Maybe i can get my old Handspring Visor working and paint an Apple logo on the back :D
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    Direct quote from a Best Buy employee to me yesterday:

    "Apple only sends us 6 iPads at a time. We currently have a waiting list of over 150 people in our store, alone."

    So yeah, don't order from them or expect them to deliver any time son.
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    So is it safe to guess we can expect our iPad 2's before the quoted 4-5 week deliver time on the apple website?
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    I'm not sure that's safe to say.....but I sure hope it is!
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    why did you remove the BB preorder? Why not just keep it there, that way if it came in sooner than you are able to get one. I preordered one from BB last Wednesday, picked up one on Target Friday, and got a call today that my preorder was in.
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    Out of curiosity, what model were you looking for?
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    I bought a 64gb wifi white from Target, and I reserved a 32 gb wifi white from BB.
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    wait, why would you say that?? did i miss something? i certainly hope it's true. I wasn't able to order it until last saturday bc i hadn't received my income taxes yet :( 4-5 weeks will feel like an eternity. Please tell me you have reason to expect shipments sooner...
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    Went into local BB today to put my name on the list. The bad news: they stopped taking deposits for future shipments. The good news: they just got in a shipment. Walked out with my new black, 32g, WiFi/3G iPad2. Excellent day!!
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    That is pretty epic. Why weren't they holding them all for pre-orders?

    I'm leaving my bb order right where it is.
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    They had some Verizon 3G models that were't spoken for on their reserved list..... I was a happy camper.
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    I think thats true that apple hold back IPad 2s and send only a few to other merchants.

    I got a notification (they dont do preorder in Germany before release date) from a gravis shop which is one of the best apple partners out here, but they said they dont know how much IPads 2s they will get from apple.

    I think i wont preorder from gravis then, better stay up the night and make one of the first orders at the apple site will be a better option imho.

    Maybe also wait in line and watch with IPhone and 3G hows the online order doing, when getting one in line canceling the order.

    So much for the mission briefing.
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    Charging Credit card

    When you order from Apple, do they charge your credit card immediately, or post the charge the day they ship it? If my card get charged upon order, then they are using my account for x weeks? Looking for reality info.
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    @madhatter61 I believe they will charge when shipped. My order placed around a week ago has not yet generated any charges.
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    My card has been on hold for four business days. The rep said it won't come out until shipped.;)
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    Card is not charged until status changes to shipped. I ordered one from Apple online about 10 days ago and will cancel the order if I find one locally, if I find one before the one I ordered ships.
    Should help me so I don't buy one at an Apple Store that doesn't fit my exact criteria. :)
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    Most companies, including Apple, place a hold on the $$ amount, this shows them you have the available credit, but do not actually process the payment until it ships. It does reduce your available creait on your card, but does not take the payment.

    Motels, hotels and rental cars companies do this as well. The holds come off a month later. When I used to travel with my job I would pay in cash when returning the car or leaving the motel. It all adds up. I ended up in Colorado Springs, Co without any cash or available credit because of all the holds that had not been released.

    Thanks for listening..... I'll go back to reading now.
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    twice bb called offering me the wifi only ,both times i said thats not what i reserved,they said something bout a sim card that i can install that will be just like the 3g installed model has anyone ever heard of that, i declined saying i want the 3g installed model.then he ok no prob but it wll take another couple of weeks ,are they havin a prob with the 3g models im beginnin to wonder

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