iPad launch roundup: Apple retail, Best Buy experience tight supply

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  • Reply 21 of 54
    esummersesummers Posts: 953member
    I want that ring!
  • Reply 22 of 54
    Waiting for the 3G version. Worth the extra and pay as go 3G is just what our family needs.
  • Reply 23 of 54
    brucepbrucep Posts: 2,823member
    its sunny and nice in staten island world today

    and its sunny and nice in apple land also



    forget all the BS here these past few days

    who cares who hates who

    apple just gave us another mega gem











    so





    go out RIGHT now and buy a ipad !!!!!





    some one mentioned sci fi and that put me in a dream right now

    when world collide said fay ray to his bride

    i'm gonna give you some terrible thrills !!!

    a sci fi double feature



    yes the ipad look's and feels like those star trek pads we just saw

    the future just smashed us right in the kisser



    congrads and thanks to steve and all the apple gods who build these great toys

    and today this f... ed up world is a little nicer with you dude's around



    and wow the woz rocks !!!!



    larry niven said that the magic may just return



    hmmm





    9
  • Reply 24 of 54
    jamesgrjamesgr Posts: 14member
    Springfield, Oregon Best Buy:



    I was about #15 in line and a manager came out and told us that a shipment was to arrive before 10am when the store opened. He told us not to worry, there would be almost 100 units and there would be enough for everyone in line.



    I got a ticket, went in, and picked up a 32GB iPad and Apple case (which had also just arrived) with minimal hassle. They had no other accessories.



    I saw several stacks of iPads, easily over 70 of them visible, and took a photo to document the occasion. :P
  • Reply 25 of 54
    At 11:35 am Best Buy seemed to have an ample supply. No line. I asked for a 32 Gig, and the sales person got on the radio, called inventory and had one brought out. He handed it to me and asked another associate to escort me to the checkout counter. My iPad is still in the box. I'm full of anticipation...
  • Reply 26 of 54
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by FrankenSigns.biz View Post


    e handed it to me and asked another associate to escort me to the checkout counter. My iPad is still in the box. I'm full of anticipation...



    Glad I didn't have to do a perp-walk when I bought mine.



    Mine's still sealed too. I've got too much crap to do today to unwrap it before the eve.
  • Reply 27 of 54
    cu10cu10 Posts: 294member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by brucep View Post


    its sunny and nice in staten island world today

    ...

    and wow the woz rocks !!!!



    larry niven said that the magic may just return



    hmmm



    9



    brucep, TEACH ME how to write like you!



    Larry Niven, in connection with Woz, ring trick you mean? (Ringworld)



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by esummers View Post


    I want that ring!



    Dude, it's just a trick. It doesn't actually disobey the laws of physics (watch the knot that forms when he drops it).
  • Reply 28 of 54
    jetlawjetlaw Posts: 156member
    I went to Best Buy just out of curiosity to see how long the line would be. To my surprise, there was nobody there. The display unit was sitting on the table unused. I found a salesperson and asked if they had any iPads left in 16GB. To my surprise, he told me that they had every model available. I should note that the store had been open for over an hour when this happened. I was very surprised. I picked up a 32GB model, and am looking forward to playing with it!
  • Reply 29 of 54
    Plenty in stock at the Fair Oaks Mall Apple store in Northern Virginia. I didn't even have to wait to sit down and try the demo model. While I was there (around 2pm) they were selling maybe 1 every 5 minutes.



    Maybe everyone is waiting on the 3G model?
  • Reply 30 of 54
    veblenveblen Posts: 201member
    I went to Best Buy to purchase a 32 gig ipad at around 1 PM EST here in Michigan. There were two Best Buy/Apple reps there with 4 display models. There were a group of about 10 or so folks lined up trying out the displays. Best Buy appeared to have ample supplies available.
  • Reply 31 of 54
    Close to the center of the world here, a few miles north of Cupertino.



    30 person Purchase line at 9:30am, none in the Reservations line.



    We bought two 32gB models at 10:30am after a 30 second wait in the Reservations line, and there were dozens of boxes stacked in the store.



    I would have sent this message from my iPad but there's no way I can get either away from our 8 year old or the wife. Can confirm that Sync is very fast compared to my first gen iPhone.



    They were allowing reservation holders to buy two.
  • Reply 32 of 54
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Walked into store to test it out, about 10 in line. After 5 minutes of waiting for a free demo unit and then 5 minutes of testing I wet back outside to get in line. It was empty. The only model thy had left was 16GB and they apparently received equal numbers of 200 for each model.



    The demo units had many apps installed, including iWork.
  • Reply 33 of 54
    After browsing on the iPad for the last couple of hours going back to browsing on my desktop just feels so clumsy and old fashion. I'm totally impressed by the quality of the screen and shocked that the landscape keyboard is actually very usable. Glad I didn't buy the keyboard dock. Most people aren't going to need it.
  • Reply 34 of 54
    chronsterchronster Posts: 1,894member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by joe in miami View Post


    ...get a time and date stamp from your iPhone? just curious.



    oh it was taken on a tp2
  • Reply 35 of 54
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,152member
    Now tell me this will happen at the Microsoft stores if(big if)/when the Courier is available. Not!
  • Reply 36 of 54
    finetunesfinetunes Posts: 2,065member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    Give them a ring.



    Is it only me, or have you noticed the absence of trolls---probably all in line trying to get an iPad at the Apple Store or Best Buy--should have pre-ordered
  • Reply 37 of 54
    addaboxaddabox Posts: 12,660member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by FineTunes View Post


    Is it only me, or have you noticed the absence of trolls---probably all in line trying to get an iPad at the Apple Store or Best Buy--should have pre-ordered



    A few have been tossed, a few have been warned. Makes for a nicer experience, don't it?
  • Reply 38 of 54
    pmzpmz Posts: 3,433member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SinisterJoe View Post


    After browsing on the iPad for the last couple of hours going back to browsing on my desktop just feels so clumsy and old fashion. I'm totally impressed by the quality of the screen and shocked that the landscape keyboard is actually very usable. Glad I didn't buy the keyboard dock. Most people aren't going to need it.



    My thoughts are the same. I also find the portrait keyboard great for one finger, better than the iPhone. Very fast and responsive. The new positioning on the back key is actually irritating, even though it's more similar to a computer.
  • Reply 39 of 54
    quadra 610quadra 610 Posts: 6,756member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by brucep View Post


    its sunny and nice in staten island world today

    and its sunny and nice in apple land also



    forget all the BS here these past few days

    who cares who hates who

    apple just gave us another mega gem











    so





    go out RIGHT now and buy a ipad !!!!!





    some one mentioned sci fi and that put me in a dream right now

    when world collide said fay ray to his bride

    i'm gonna give you some terrible thrills !!!

    a sci fi double feature



    yes the ipad look's and feels like those star trek pads we just saw

    the future just smashed us right in the kisser



    congrads and thanks to steve and all the apple gods who build these great toys

    and today this f... ed up world is a little nicer with you dude's around



    and wow the woz rocks !!!!



    larry niven said that the magic may just return



    hmmm





    9



    Groovy . . .



    Totally with you on that, Bruce.
  • Reply 40 of 54
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by pmz View Post


    My thoughts are the same. I also find the portrait keyboard great for one finger, better than the iPhone. Very fast and responsive. The new positioning on the back key is actually irritating, even though it's more similar to a computer.



    I agree with you. I think the back key is misplaced or too close to the "enter" key. Also, the "enter/return" key is renamed as "GO"....maybe it takes a little getting used to.



    One thing I noticed myself doing time after time was hitting the bezel instead of the space bar. Hmmm...maybe I should play with it for a few days and see what happens.
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