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post #41 of 77
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What kind of comment is that?

Yeah, we all know that there was an earthquake that happened in Japan.

And we all know that the iPad won't be available in Japan for another couple of weeks, so your comment makes no sense at all.

I think the poster meant that a bunch of sad losers queuing to buy the latest electronic toy is not newsworthy. There are more important things in life.
post #42 of 77
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I think the poster meant that a bunch of sad losers queuing to buy the latest electronic toy is not newsworthy. There are more important things in life.

Yes, I knew precisely what that loser was hinting at with his ridiculous, false comment, and that's why I called him out on it. Just because somebody buys an iPad, that doesn't mean that they don't care about an earthquake in Japan. People should keep their sick morals to themselves.
post #43 of 77
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Originally Posted by EMoeller View Post

I'm #35 in line at the Corte Madera, CA Apole store and there are approximately 70 folks in line with 2 hours 25 minutes to go. Sunny and mode is festive.

Do you want a medal or something?
post #44 of 77
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That's the nicest ping pong paddle I've ever seen!
post #45 of 77
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Yes, I knew precisely what that loser was hinting at with his ridiculous, false comment, and that's why I called him out on it.

You called him out on it? I think you are missing the point. A country suffered a serious natural disaster today, and people are more concerned about what place they are in a queue to buy the latest electronic gizmo.
post #46 of 77
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You called him out on it? I think you are missing the point. A country suffered a serious natural disaster today, and people are more concerned about what place they are in a queue to buy the latest electronic gizmo.

People are capable of multitasking. It is in fact possible to both be concerned about what's going on in the world and to be excited about getting a new iPad at the same time. The world doesn't stop functioning, just because of natural disaster someplace.

If he or she is so concerned about it, then they should go rent an aircraft carrier and donate their services. They shouldn't come here and lecture people.
post #47 of 77
does anyone how many units were available in the SF downtown store?
post #48 of 77
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Good, thanks for the latest update on what's going on with YOU. How many posts today on that subject, 15?

Well, if I'm not completely mistaken, it was YOU who was inquiring if I was waiting in line and I was kind enough to take a minute out of my precious time to supply you with an answer.
post #49 of 77
From today onwards, Xoom and the rest of them will be forgotten contrary to what the bloggers say.
post #50 of 77
At the Apple Store at the Fayette Mall in Lexington KY all models of the iPad2 are sold out and they do not know when more will be available. I don't know about other local retailers but there is a Best Buy, an ATT store and a Wal-Mart within a mile of the Apple Store and I don't imagine their stock held out any better.
post #51 of 77
Just got mine Man this is nice.

Went to local Verizon store. No lines but I got the last one 32G3g @ 5:10
The sales rep said he got a call from his brother that the target down the street had line of about 30 people
BTW Dirty verizon dogs made me sign up for the data plan. They said everyone had to do at least a month... Dirty dogs.
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post #52 of 77
Something else to note about the big box stores if you're thinking about trying to get an iPad 2 there:

Apple is only giving each of these locations 10 units, and the 10 units they get are all 64GB (probably all 3g models at that). So if you're expecting choice, forget it. You will need to either go to an Apple store or order online.

It's possible that the Best Buys will have slightly more choice, like having both black and white models, but Target and Walmart do not.
post #53 of 77
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From today onwards, Xoom and the rest of them will be forgotten contrary to what the bloggers say.

I think that we probably shouldn't even bother mentioning the word "Xoom" anymore.

It's not even a competitor to the iPad, and it doesn't even register a blip on the radar screen. All of those other tablets should be worried about competing amongst themselves, let alone trying to go up against the king of the hill, which is the iPad of course.
post #54 of 77
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Originally Posted by sprockkets View Post

Yes, but watching morons wait in line when I simply purchased my movie tickets in advance, with no extra fees, and pick them up at an automated kiosk thus saving me 30+ minutes of my time is not much different.

At least it didn't look like they camped out there a week in advance.

They didn't right?

I mean, can that guy with the iphone, macbook air and whatever else keep himself away from anything apple or electronic for 5 bleeping minutes?

Putting these people down improving your self-image, is it?
post #55 of 77
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Originally Posted by wheeles View Post

You called him out on it? I think you are missing the point. A country suffered a serious natural disaster today, and people are more concerned about what place they are in a queue to buy the latest electronic gizmo.


Evidently so are you - well at at least you're concerned about writing about people being concerned - or you would be writing a cheque, praying or volunteering somewhere. Don't be a hypocrite.
post #56 of 77
It would seem that, at least in the Plano/Dallas TX area, Apple has completely sold through its entire alotment of iPad2's Friday night. At this point their ability to sell iPads now seems to only be constrained by supply.

When I was at the Apple store here, the lines were way too long for something that was just a product refresh. Do people want a camera on their Apple tablet this badly? I would have to say yes. If the iPad 1 was the teaser, the iPad 2 would appear to be the payoff.

Another thing that struck me about the lines I saw: no clear demographic of customer. Its a bit crazy because looking at one person to the next you just can't see a pattern. It's almost like looking at the line at the DMV, a true random sample of people. All age groups, all types. Obviously the one thing they have in common is they have at least $500 in their pocket, or at least on a credit card. Either way, it was a bit staggering to see.

This is not the same company from even 5 years ago. If anyone was doubting their status as a juggernaut in the industry, all they have to do is look at what's going on tonight as evidence of that.
post #57 of 77
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I think that we probably shouldn't even bother mentioning the word "Xoom" anymore.

It's not even a competitor to the iPad, and it doesn't even register a blip on the radar screen. All of those other tablets should be worried about competing amongst themselves, let alone trying to go up against the king of the hill, which is the iPad of course.

Is Xoom on sale yet!?
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Is Xoom on sale yet!?

post #59 of 77
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Is Xoom on sale yet!?

Does it matter if it is?

Even if it was reduced to $299 and buy 1 get 1 free, I wouldn't want it.
post #60 of 77
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Putting these people down improving your self-image, is it?

Alladdin, these guys just want to see responses to their ill-intentioned posts - ignore them and they'll go away... \
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post #61 of 77
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Originally Posted by sprockkets View Post

Yes, but watching morons wait in line when I simply purchased my movie tickets in advance, with no extra fees, and pick them up at an automated kiosk thus saving me 30+ minutes of my time is not much different.

At least it didn't look like they camped out there a week in advance.

They didn't right?

I mean, can that guy with the iphone, macbook air and whatever else keep himself away from anything apple or electronic for 5 bleeping minutes?

I see now. Everyone who behaves differently than you is a moron. I'd LOVEEEE to be your friend.
post #62 of 77
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I think the poster meant that a bunch of sad losers queuing to buy the latest electronic toy is not newsworthy. There are more important things in life.

Glad to know there's another one here who think anyone who behave differently is a loser. Would LOVEEE to be your friend too.
post #63 of 77
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Originally Posted by matrix07 View Post

I see now. Everyone who behaves differently than you is a moron. I'd LOVEEEE to be your friend.

Sorry. I didn't know that today's normal people now sit at their macbooks 16 hours a day posting on facebook, their insignificant lives, and the rest of the time on their iphone twittering and using an ipad for those times they just can't lay back otherwise.

Oh well. I gotta go to bed to get up to service someones a/c equipment at 8 am and earn a living cause I have a life.
post #64 of 77
4th picture, on far left, next to building...
post #65 of 77
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Originally Posted by nkalu View Post

From today onwards, Xoom and the rest of them will be forgotten contrary to what the bloggers say.

But wait!
The Xoom has Android.
And it will play Flash!

Sometime soon...
post #66 of 77
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Originally Posted by sprockkets View Post

Oh well. I gotta go to bed to get up to service someones a/c equipment at 8 am and earn a living cause I have a life.

....while the rest of us will simply take our rich parents' or spouses' money, or our inherited wealth, hang around in line with our lattes, and plonk down the few hundred dollars to buy an iPad so that we can file our nails with it.

Go sprockkets! Keep the economy moving!
post #67 of 77
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Originally Posted by wheeles View Post

You called him out on it? I think you are missing the point. A country suffered a serious natural disaster today, and people are more concerned about what place they are in a queue to buy the latest electronic gizmo.

That's bullshit right winger-type nonsense. Like saying waa, we can't worry about civil rights and the constitution and health care, we have to worry about the deficit!!!

Only a troll would suggest that Apple and its customers should shut everything down and go home because there was a serious, tragic disaster that had nothing to do with the US launch of the iPad 2. It's not even launching in Japan.

While the situation there (and everywhere else effected) is awful and deserves the attention it is getting, there are always tragic things going on. This troll is just trying to rain on Apple's parade, because there isn't anything bad you can say about iPad, and it's clearly another mega-hit, even as all the promised iPad killers are pooping out as flawed, expensive, unfinished bad products.
post #68 of 77
C'mon guys. Enough already. Can't we have a thread without it becoming a free for all?
post #69 of 77
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Originally Posted by 2992 View Post

who really cares about "SMART" people queuing up to pay big money for something they can wait few more days and buy it comfortable from pretty much everywhere? lame.

To use your own word, if they are they are the "SMART" people -- you must be part of the DUMB people. Not only dumb, but arrogant and narrow-minded.

In case you never heard of a Dictionary, try to improve your knowledge. Look at the word: Diversity. It is what makes Nature, and Ecosystems stable. Oh no, you may never have heard of those words either. Too much for the size of your brain.

Dumbness, arrogance and narrow-mindedness can be a state of bliss also -- they do not tax the mind too much.

CGC
post #70 of 77
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Originally Posted by foofan View Post

sad thing is, they can run in most walmarts and pick one up. But i guess its like starbucks, a place to be seen

Do you know what you lose when you buy something at Walmart when you can buy at directly at any Apple Store. Or, buying through the Online Apple Store, as many did, do, or may do?

But you don't because you may never have been to an Apple Store, or perhaps you entered and felt out of place, and just slithered out.

There are so many services that you may avail of, e.g., the "One-to-One" offer a very key part of the Apple Ecosystems that is very useful for many non-technies or even smart people who may want to learn new things. But, I will not go into that.

I started relating the story of one person to share what kind of people actually line up for Apple products, but I decided to delete it. You are not likely to understand or even if you could, you are likely to ignore because of your attitude and perspective.

CGC
post #71 of 77
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

Is Xoom on sale yet!?

Not yet. They are working on a new pathos-based advertising campaign.
post #72 of 77
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Originally Posted by 2992 View Post

who really cares about "smart" people queuing up to pay big money for something they can wait few more days and buy it comfortable from pretty much everywhere? lame.

Yeah. Look at this guy in the last picture, showing off his MacBook Air, his iPad and his iPod Touch. Ooooh you're a cool guy man, with your blue chair! It's pathetic.
post #73 of 77
At one of the few SF penisula Apple stores, the stock of iPad2s was so poor that after waiting in line 5 hrs with only 150 people in front of me when the doors reopened at 5pm (with a max of 2 units purchased per person), I went home empty handed because the 2 people in front of me bought the last 32 Mb Wifi only models. All 16Mb models were sold out well before I got to the front and there were only a few 64Mb (overkill) models with 3G left when I got to the front.
I was not amused and think the 500+ people behind me were similarly annoyed. If I had known that they'd be stocking their own stores with so few a stock I would have ordered online and saved a day waiting in line.
This is a very poor lauch. Yes, they can say they had long lines but if you can't meet at least most of the demand, what is the point. You just piss people off. I think they just lost a customer. This may just be a sign I should save my money
post #74 of 77
I am going to wait for a couple months to make sure there are no glitches with the Ipad2

Thanks
post #75 of 77
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Originally Posted by acslater017 View Post

Haha I guarantee those 3 Chinese ladies are not there to pick up an iPad... I think they're there to get free food before hopping on the bus to Chinatown.

(I'm Chinese-American from the Bay, so please don't think I'm racist...)

So what? Is it your point that, "Chinese ladies" are more likely to take advantage of free food? I think the Apple staff is happy to provide a serving of the attractive food to anyone that wants it. It's just a part of the event festivities. I've been known to accept samples at Trader Joe's with no preconceived plan to buy the product. People like free stuff! Don't be embarrassed.
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post #76 of 77
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Just got back from the Willow Bend mall near Plano TX. At least several hundred people waiting in line at the Apple Store there, it was 5:30 and the line wrapped most of the length of the mall itself. I would say it was at least 500 people waiting, no joke.

I just can't help but thinking if its that crazy there, imagine what the Cube store is like in NYC right now. I was there for the original iphone release, and that was pretty nuts.

I was #19 in line there and I got there at 10am
post #77 of 77
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Originally Posted by wtf View Post

At one of the few SF penisula Apple stores, the stock of iPad2s was so poor that after waiting in line 5 hrs with only 150 people in front of me when the doors reopened at 5pm (with a max of 2 units purchased per person), I went home empty handed because the 2 people in front of me bought the last 32 Mb Wifi only models. All 16Mb models were sold out well before I got to the front and there were only a few 64Mb (overkill) models with 3G left when I got to the front.
I was not amused and think the 500+ people behind me were similarly annoyed. If I had known that they'd be stocking their own stores with so few a stock I would have ordered online and saved a day waiting in line.
This is a very poor lauch. Yes, they can say they had long lines but if you can't meet at least most of the demand, what is the point. You just piss people off. I think they just lost a customer. This may just be a sign I should save my money

I agree with you in that I think Apple may have misjudged the potential bad will from people going home empty handed. I waited 4 hours and came home empty handed. I joined the line in Boston at 3:30PM and there were a good 200 people in front of me. But there had to have been a good 200-300 people behind me as well, many who cannot have gotten what they wanted.

Sure I'm man enough to admit I will still buy an iPad 2. But it has tarnished my image of the 'customer experience' at Apple a bit.
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