what happened to reservations

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by rag1247, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. KiltedTim

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    I wouldn't worry about the stores running out of stock to fulfill reservations. For all the hype about 20K+ per hour, 91K first day sales, there will, at the very least, be plenty of iPads to fulfill all the pre-orders and reservations. Stores will be shipped iPads for stock based on reservations made for pickup specifically at that store.

    I'd say that if it they get too close to the number they will have on hand, Apple will just stop allowing pre-orders and reservations on line at that time.

    That said, my gut tells me that it's a go thing I reserved one. I don't want to go home empty handed and I begin to wonder if they'll be in short supply after all...

    My head, though, tells me that this is silly. There will be plenty to go round. This is:
    a) a good way to hook customers into committing to buying while the hype is hot.
    b) a good way to avoid mobs of people trying to elbow their way to the front of the store to get one on launch day
    c) <this one contradicts b> a good way to make sure they will have calm, orderly lines of happy people camped out in front of the stores (but only for an hour or so) so that the news crews can get some good footage and increase the hype.
     
  2. gregg37

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    I decided it wasnt worth the risk last week and canceled my Reservation and went with an online Pre-Order.
     
  3. durangojim

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    Does it seem that it's not possible to reserve the ipad anymore? I tried all the stores in Michigan and I can never get to the final step of logging in. I can purchase one online, but not reserve one. When I called Apple, the customer service rep tried too and had the same result. He wasn't sure why.
     
  4. gentlefury

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    I ordered mine with Chrome....I'm on a mac tho, does that make a difference maybe?
     
  5. KiltedTim

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    Chrome doesn't seem to work properly for in-store reservations. Problems reported on both Windows and Mac versions. In fact, I've yet to hear of anyone who was able to reserve using Chrome. YMMV
     
  6. gregg37

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    Incorrect. I reserved mine on Chrome Friday morning, then canceled and Pre-Ordered through Chrome later that evening. On Windows-7 if that makes any difference (but i doubt it).
     
  7. Isaac Newton

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    Was told here in San Antonio that if you arrive at the store later than 3pm...then all bet's are off re: guaranteed pick-up of of the blessed MessIah-pad!

    I will be there early dressed as Chewbacca, dressed as a Klingon posing as a Cylon Raider...see you there mates! :)
     
  8. jwookie

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    I received an email reservation notice that lists the model I reserved and
    which store location. Good only from 9am - 3pm.

    I printed it out to have on hand in case it gets ugly at the store.:)
     
  9. joe.niles

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    I just pre-ordered mine at the Phoenix AZ store with no problem...
     

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