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New Apple iPad pre-order stock sold out, delays expected

By Leeky
Mar 12, 2012
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  1. Apple announced the new iPad to the world at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco last Wednesday. The device is scheduled for release on March 16,…

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  2. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 970   +84

    There are many features that you'll want with your new tablet: Black or White. Take your pick.
  3. Butch

    Butch TS Enthusiast Posts: 112

    Que up the eBay profiteers. Selling this for twice what it retails for. The sad thing is, people will pay it.
  4. psycros

    psycros TS Booster Posts: 707   +214

    I'm glad somebody understands where the "unprecedented demand" comes from. Half go to Ebay, the rest back to China. Enjoy your toy, stupid rich people.
  5. I seriously and honestly don't understand, how after yet another iteration of the same product, demand can always be this high!
    I would assume demand would be fulfilled after the iphone and ipad (which are basically the same product with different form factors) have been around for long enough. However, it seems it's the same people buying them over and over, cause like 90% of the iphones I see around, are already iPhones4 or 4S.
  6. vlad4861

    vlad4861 TS Rookie

    What's wrong with paying twice as much on eBay? It would put more money towards economy: so tax payers should profit too.
  7. Add me to line of lemmings.... I put off buying ipad 1 or 2 and was going to upgrade my i7-2600 to ivy bridge but go tired of reading on my ipod touch...

    so no to ivy-bridge upgrade
    yes to ipad,
    bye to tax refund as it is now spent.

    I my case it has definitely canalized a pc sales

    Funny how it flew right over top of me to get to Louisville.

    They just should have parachuted it down to me :)

    I am in canada and here is my tracking info

    Louisville, KY, United States 03/10/2012 0:14 Arrival Scan
    Anchorage, AK, United States 03/09/2012 14:26 Departure Scan
    03/09/2012 11:54 Arrival Scan
    Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong 03/09/2012 20:08 Departure Scan
    Shenzhen, China 03/09/2012 13:50 Departure Scan
    03/09/2012 4:53 Origin Scan
    China 03/09/2012 23:02 Order Processed: Ready for UPS
  8. awesome, soon we will all carry our computers in our pockets. Demand drives production, production drives price, I'll get my equivalent when > $100
  9. Can't win against fools.
  10. Do you know the definition of insanity ? "doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results", Apple fans buying the same thing over and over again, there you go. LOL
  11. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Guru Posts: 429   +75

    Maybe they all believe that this one will somehow support flash player, or maybe that with the new screen their angry birds score will improve.

    Who knows why people keep buying these things, everyone i know that got one shoved it in the bottom drawer 3 months later and never used it for the purpose they thought of when buying it.
     
  12. Must be pretty dumb to spend twice retail instead of waiting a couple weeks.
    But it is your money, waste it the way you want.

    So, you waited for over 2 years, but now you have to have it, this second.
  13. I've done the math and come to the conclusion that if we don't buy every new Apple iPad and iPhone that comes out every 6 months, our family could spare as much money that in 5 years we could buy a new car.
    Also you could take into consideration that in 5 years an Apple product will become at least 10 times obsolete, so why wasting money on **** ? :))
  14. SCJake

    SCJake TS Rookie Posts: 80

    I agree, but (and by no means am i ever defending Apple) we have to be fair... this is true for most other tech toys
  15. Apple Rules

    Please just make sure the price is high, that way i know im getting the best product.

    APPLE FTW
  16. if you pay me twice what i paid, it's yours....
  17. don't worry, you will be able to find them on ebay for 3x the selling price.
  18. Renrew

    Renrew TS Enthusiast Posts: 238   +17

    Marketing smoke and mirrors and outright lies have made Apple the company that they are, but riddle me this: Which sucessful Corporation has not employed the same tactics?


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