Best Buy's iPad playbook leaked - hints to limited quantities

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Best Buy's iPad playbook leaked - hints to limited quantities
Best Buy's playbook for the Apple iPad has recently been leaked and provides some insights of what to expect for its inevitable release to the masses. With over 670 stores nationwide, it would easily be a target for some people who don't live near an Apple store and wish to get their hands on the latest gadget out there. Reading closely at the playbook, it states that each stores with be limited to 15 Wi-Fi only iPads on launch day which will be distributed between the three different versions that will be made available – it doesn't say how many of each will exactly be in stock. In addition to the stock that's expected for the April 3 launch, it looks like they're expected to get a replenishment of 15 units that will go on sale April 11. That would seem like the plan unless supplies are severely constrained which would mean that they will have to hold off the initial amount of inventory they receive. Finally, the iPad will only be on sale through their store channels and not online as previously believed. Expect to also find a decent amount of accessories to outfit your newly purchased Apple iPad at stores. We'd suspect that lines will begin to start forming maybe a few days before it's release – so make sure you have all of the necessities to sit out the long wait at stores. If you happen to find yourself to be number 16 on the line, you'd better not waste your time waiting any longer and go elsewhere.

source: TUAW

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12 Comments

1. kmichalec

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 29, 2010

And if you find yourself waiting outside the store a few days beforehand (as the article suggests), please feel free to take your own life and remove yourself from the gene pool, as you obviously have nothing better going on, and serve no valid purpose to society. I'm sorry, but anyone who waits in line for more than a hour (maybe two at most) before a store opens is just a frickin moron. And the best part will be that I bet that 90% of the people who will be waiting in line, will be spending most of thier time in that line browsing the internet, reading eBooks, sending email, etc on thier iPhones, as they stand in line to buy a moderately larger version of the device they already have in thier hand.

2. deejay52420

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Haha now that was funny!!!

3. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

would you expect anything less from people brainwashed into believing that anything apple releases is a miracle? for most of the sheep out there, if apple released a turd with their logo stamped on it, you better believe people would buy it. just watch the onion news video of the apple laptop with the navigation wheel. its hilarious.

4. tiolawa

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I am going to stand out in the rain for 2 weeks abandoning my wife and kid so that I can have Steve jobs new brain child! He is so amazing I like that he even thinks for me and tells me what applications are good and which ones suck because I am a brainless Apple fanboy.

5. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

why would you do that? ill bring a tent!

6. tiolawa

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Oh. I'll show you my iPhone if you'll show me yours....

7. AaronWasHere

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

I guess i'm not the only one that sees the iPad as another toy with a shiny sticker and not some life-changing ZOMG SHINY technology messiah. About damn time too, lol. Ahh overblown hype, how I hate you so.

8. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

I feel sorry for all the mindless idiots that are going to buy that thing I mean if were going to be a touchscreen laptop that would be the shit but its a giant iPod what worthless product morons go waist your money.

9. BigCTM

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 25, 2009

You guys can knock the Ipad all you want. The fact of the matter is that Steve Jobs will more than likely be laughing all the way to the bank as millions of these things sell this year.

10. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Damn, you guys talk all this crap on Apple, saying everyone who's standing in line is brainwashed and wasting their money. Maybe you guys should stop spending your time here and waste your own money on a better education and learn how to properly use "waste & waist" and "their, there, and they're".

11. kmichalec

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 29, 2010

Honestly? That's that's the best response you can come up with? "Oh YEAH!? Well, I may spend all my time and money on what someone else tells me I need or have to have, pretending it's the be-all-end-all of everything ever created, instead of thinking for myself, judging the product myself, and making an educated decision. But YOU used THEIR, THERE and THEY'RE wrong! So HA! Who's the idiot NOW?! Huh?!" Ummmmm, that would still be you....

12. kmichalec

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 29, 2010

And by the way, if you've never seen a product in real life, never used it, played with it, held it, tested it, etc, and you are waiting in line for it for days because someone TOLD you it's going to be the greatest thing, then YES, you are most likely brainwashed. Hence, the definition of the word brainwash - "persuasion by propaganda or salesmanship" - According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Does the iPad have the potential to be a good product? Possibly. Will it likely sell a million+ units? Most likely, especially due to the all the "Sheepples" out there. But, I guarantee you, that if I was to EVER consider buying one, it'll be because I evaluated it for myself to see if it's worth it to me and meets my needs, not because someone else told me it was. Time to start thinking for yourselves, people.

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