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

Leeky

TS Evangelist
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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9Nails

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

Butch

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

psycros

TS Evangelist
butch said:
Que up the eBay profiteers. Selling this for twice what it retails for. The sad thing is, people will pay it.
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.
 
G

Guest

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.
 

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.
 
G

Guest

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
 
G

Guest

awesome, soon we will all carry our computers in our pockets. Demand drives production, production drives price, I'll get my equivalent when > $100
 
G

Guest

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
 

lipe123

TS Evangelist
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.
 
G

Guest

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.
 
G

Guest

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 **** ? :))
 

SCJake

TS Rookie
Guest said:
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 **** ? :))
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
 
G

Guest

Apple Rules

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

APPLE FTW
 
G

Guest

don't worry, you will be able to find them on ebay for 3x the selling price.
 

Renrew

TS Enthusiast
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?