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The things you have to do to get an ipad2 these days


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It's 5:55am on the east coast and yes I am in line at my apple store to get an iPad 2

There isn't another human being in sight lol

Oh well wish me luck, hope to add pics of the unboxing when I get home

They better have got a Tuesday shipment ha
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It's 5:55am on the east coast and yes I am in line at my apple store to get an iPad 2

There isn't another human being in sight lol

Oh well wish me luck, hope to add pics of the unboxing when I get home

They better have got a Tuesday shipment ha
Good luck!! I hope you are able to snag one this morning.
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About 40 plus in line right now with me

I just took a pic of the line and got some angry looks lol
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About 40 plus in line right now with me

I just took a pic of the line and got some angry looks lol
If you're the first person in line...I'm thinking you got a pretty good shot at getting exactly what you want (iPad 2 & model of your choice)!

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Well I am getting one!!!
They are handing out tickets as we speak or type

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Not gonna lie I'm pretty happy
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About 40 plus in line right now with me

I just took a pic of the line and got some angry looks lol
May be some people who called in sick afraid of the boss seeing them in line at the Apple store.

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Well I am getting one!!!
They are handing out tickets as we speak or type
Interesting to hear that...that they're handing out tickets 1 hour before the 9am opening. I thought maybe they would wait until like 8:30-8:45am. The good thing is...if you're in the back of the line...you don't have to wait another 30-60 minutes to find out you don't get one.

I guess after a couple weeks of doing this...they figured out a system that works.

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I just traded tickets for a 64gb

Ticket is good till 11 now I can leave the line to buy a coffee thank god
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Ticket is good till 11...
Yet another interesting detail. Not sure I agree with it though.

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I took a pic of the front and back of the ticket

I also took a pic of a sign out front that actually said iPads will be available daily at 9am first come first serve but one of the employees told me I had to erase it..weird.

Any apple retail employees on here I would love to know the reason why lol
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I'm thinking that the whole point of showing up early to get an iPad 2 is to show up early to get an iPad 2...not to get a ticket that says "good until 11am". This in some ways defeats the point of showing up early.

Think of it this way. 50 or more people are in line...and Apple has say 30 tickets to hand out. It's 8am (1 hour before Apple is supposed to open early). The Apple person (at 8am)...hands out the 30 tickets...then all 30 people (with tickets) walk away from the store (since they have at least another 60 minutes to wait till the store opens)...so they go get breakfast or coffee. The rest of the people in line are thinking (or saying)..."What the heck's going on here?"!!!

The ticket idea at 8am is fine. Then the folks that have a ticket know that they're going to get an iPad 2...and the folks that don't get a ticket...know that they're not going to get one...and can head back home or to work...and not have to wait in line another hour. But the folks with tickets should still have to wait in line till 9am...then get their iPad 2...then head to work or home.

What happens if someone shows up at the store at 10am (normal opening time)...and wants an iPad 2. They ask the first employee they see..."Hey...I'd like to purchase an iPad 2." And the employee responds..."Well...we gave out 30 tickets this morning at 8am...but not everyone has claimed their's yet. Come back at 11am (when the tickets expire)...and we'll see what we have left."

Hmmm...somehow this doesn't seem right.

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^ Spot on Nick. That process seems a little shifty.

If I were in line like the OP (never will wait in a line for anything) I wouldn't dare leave the line even though the ticket says good until 11.

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Believe me it was perfectly fine to leave the line once you obtained a ticket.
Each ticket is linked to a specific iPad.

They will hold them till 11am
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That ticket system is like the rip off fast pass things they have in theme parks here. You wait dutifully for your turn, and then a load of fast passers come along and jump in front and get the best seats for the ride. Granted they have to pay a lot of extra, but is incredulously annoying.
I wouldn't be happy if I were in a queue like that and someone got a "come back later" pass.

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