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Best Buy, Target, WalMart and I assume the Apple Store in my area all sold out their stock instantly. Waited in line at Best Buy, was in the middle of it or so and came up empty. Target and Walmart = zip. The line at the Apple Store was HUGE, didnt even bother waiting but I assume they'll run out handily.

Did anyone manage to get one?
 
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A colleague of mine waited in line for a couple hours and got one at an apple store. I am currently not in the market for an iPad right now.

Did you end up ordering one online or are you planning to wait until local stores get restocked?
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A colleague of mine waited in line for a couple hours and got one at an apple store. I am currently not in the market for an iPad right now.

Did you end up ordering one online or are you planning to wait until local stores get restocked?
I was going to order online until the wait became 4-5 weeks long. I went to Target this morning to pick one up because the online inventory tracker said they had some. This particular store is about 30 minutes away from me in a less than affluent area. I expected to leave with an iPad, but amazing there were people in line for it already. I was beside myself. Unfortunately though the inventory tracker was wrong and the store had zero.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...2#post12159692

I later went to the Apple store to find a much longer line of people. At that point I gave up. A store employee said people were camped out at midnight for one.

I probably should order online but I still have a feeling I can find one within 3 weeks. I just can't get over how fast these things sell, it's unreal.
 
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They actually closed the Apple store at the King of Prussia mall to anyone not buying one when the release occured. Utter insanity for something that really isn't that great (IMO).
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I was up till 2 am to get mine online....i know they sold out of them immediately at my college but I know my local bestbuy gets them quite a bit...
    
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I was actually in Microcenter yesterday picking up a wireless apple keyboard and the dude was unpacking them. Picked one up and plopped it on Ebay.... capitalism at it's best but I gots them bills to pay.
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I was actually in Microcenter yesterday picking up a wireless apple keyboard and the dude was unpacking them. Picked one up and plopped it on Ebay.... capitalism at it's best but I gots them bills to pay.

Price gauging at it's best
just kidding

The shortage is being caused by a lack of components due to the state of affairs in Japan where the Ipad is made
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I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a black 32GB today, along with a black leather SmartCover. My best buy got a shipment of them in this morning, meanwhile the Apple Store is completely sold out as usual. Updating to 4.3.1 as I type.

This thing is screaming fast.
 
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I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a black 32GB today, along with a black leather SmartCover. My best buy got a shipment of them in this morning, meanwhile the Apple Store is completely sold out as usual. Updating to 4.3.1 as I type.

This thing is screaming fast.
Tell me about it! I love this thing...posting to this forum on mine as we speak.
    
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