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Best Buy to start selling iPad 2 after 5 pm on March, 11th

0. phoneArena posted on 08 Mar 2011, 04:53

March 11th is a special day for every Apple fan out there, but if you have hoped that you can get the iPad 2 earlier than Friday evening (5pm local time at Apple Stores nationwide), you'll be disappointed to find out that Best Buy...

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posted on 08 Mar 2011, 06:05 1

1. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

No preorders equals bigger lines and the appearance of it being more popular than it really is. Nice move of desperation. In other words, there isn't going to be any real shortage, so apple has to get the most bang for the buck out of their imposed shortages by stretching out as long as they can. What a pathetic stunt. More signs it's not going to sell like they hoped.

posted on 08 Mar 2011, 12:23

3. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

Ummmm, you do know that you can order the ipad2 online with free shipping, don't you? Which means, you do not have to go to any store to fall in line :)

posted on 08 Mar 2011, 13:44

4. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

Yeah, plus at this point, Apple doesn't have to really fake demand. We can pretty much assume people will camp out or show up super early to get their hands on an iPad 2. I want an iPad, but not bad enought that I am going to camp out. If the Apple store runs out, then I'll order online for free and just have it shipped. No biggie...

posted on 08 Mar 2011, 13:56

5. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

No preorders. That's the scam.

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 04:07

7. gateway (unregistered)

you can order online but unlike the original iPad, you can only preorder a few hours before it hit the stores.

and they have added more stores to sell the iPad so there's really no need for pre-orders

posted on 08 Mar 2011, 08:25 1

2. becazican (unregistered)

i agree with above, they just want it to look like lots of people are demanding it. I do want one but will not wait on line for one , i will order it on line, if they run out i will just wait for the xoom wi fi to come out in early april.

posted on 08 Mar 2011, 15:36

6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

The difference between iPad 1 and iPad 2 is that there are more partners who will be selling the iPad 2 on launch day. IMO, the 5 p.m. availability time is more of a marketing gimmick. I really doubt there will anywhere like the lines that were present on the iPad1 launch. Maybe in a few isolated places, but in places where there is the full complement of partners selling the iPad 2, the lines just won't be as long. And more iPad 2s will be sold on launch day than were sold on the WiFi and 3G iPad 1 launch days combined.

Regarding JeffdaBeat's strategy for getting an iPad 2, that is mine as well. Although I might try the AT&T store, since I will be transferring my unlimited data plan on the iPad 1 to the iPad 2.

posted on 12 Mar 2011, 01:19

8. PCS524 (unregistered)

I had the unfortunate experience of trying to buy my new iPad 2 at Best Buy in Centennial Colorado today. According to the GM, it was the only location to to receive their shipment. The first 70 or so people ( me included) just revived paper vouchers to get one tomorrow if the order comes in.

They only were getting Non G3 units anyway.

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