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    Will I be able to get a iPad 3 in store on 16th March?

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    Will I be able to get a iPad 3 in store on 16th March?
    Hi all,

    First time poster, so don't shout at me

    As the subject says, I'm looking to get my first iPad, and was wondering whats the chances of being able to get a iPad 3 in store on 16th March? I live near two stores in the UK, and would like to go in on the 16th and just buy in store. Will this be possible, or will they only have limited stock? or pre-orders? I would be buying the 32gb Wi-Fi version. What's everyone's experiences with previous iPad launches?

    Thanks

    Cheers
    Shaiboyuk

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    Will I be able to get a iPad 3 in store on 16th March?
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    They will have limited stock. I'm not sure what it's like in the UK, but in the US, they are already queueing up at some of the higher traffic stores.

    If you didn't preorder it (for delivery to your door on the 16th), then I'd recommend checking the status of your local store and planning on getting there early.
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    Will I be able to get a iPad 3 in store on 16th March?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    They will have limited stock. I'm not sure what it's like in the UK, but in the US, they are already queueing up at some of the higher traffic stores.
    queueing already? 5 days before launch

    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    If you didn't preorder it (for delivery to your door on the 16th), then I'd recommend checking the status of your local store and planning on getting there early.
    I was going to pre-order, but didn't have the money until last night and now saying 2-3 weeks for delivery
    How would I check the status of my local store?

    Thanks for your reply

    Cheers
    Shaiboyuk

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaiboyuk View Post
    queueing already? 5 days before launch
    Yep:

    New iPad lines form outside Apple Stores - SlashGear

    ...and that's in London.

    I was going to pre-order, but didn't have the money until last night and now saying 2-3 weeks for delivery
    How would I check the status of my local store?

    Thanks for your reply

    Cheers
    Shaiboyuk
    I would do a drive-by. It should be pretty evident if they're lining up.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Will I be able to get a iPad 3 in store on 16th March?

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    Thats hardcore!

    I've done it once for a store opening here in Glasgow, UK.
    But wouldn't be able to this week until thurday as can't get time off work :/

    I'll try calling the store later and see if they will let me know how many they will have on launch day

    Thanks again

    Cheers
    Shaiboyuk

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    Yep, people are pretty passionate about their Apple gear, that's for sure.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Hmm - I wonder if they are limiting UK stock. I just checked the US online store and shipment is March 19th still (which is still later than the March 16th delivery of pre-order) but not 2-3 weeks out. I know one of the articles mentioned that this is the first time they are releasing the iPad across several regions for first delivery - but it didn't say anything about stock distribution.

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    Will I be able to get a iPad 3 in store on 16th March?

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    Doesn't look to good for me getting on, not to mention those that pre-ordered if this is true:
    Apple runs out of new iPads for Friday delivery - Computerworld

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    I would say your chance of getting a new iPad from a store on March 16th is roughly approximately equal to your chance of winning the lottery while being struck by lightning while out on a date with Kate Moss.

    If you're not already in line then I'd say the second shipment is much more likely, whenever that is (I think the 19th but that's just a guess).

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    I am in no rush for an IPad 3. I will wait 3-4 months after release and see if it is worth the upgrade. May just wait for the Newer IPad (4)
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    In case anyone reads this and is in the U.S. looking to get a 4G model, I just read that Verizon and AT&T will be selling new iPads (4G models only, of course) in their stores. That should alleviate some of the lines at the stores.
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    Will I be able to get a iPad 3 in store on 16th March?

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    If i don't get and ipad 3 (in stores) on march 16th when will be the (next)* time I will be able to go to the store and buy it? Reply asap please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny yu View Post
    If i don't get and ipad 3 (in stores) on march 16th when will be the (next)* time I will be able to go to the store and buy it? Reply asap please
    You're guess is as good as ours. We are not affiliated with Apple, Inc.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Rider View Post
    I am in no rush for an IPad 3. I will wait 3-4 months after release and see if it is worth the upgrade. May just wait for the Newer IPad (4)
    OMG.

    See you next March then!

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    Will I be able to get a iPad 3 in store on 16th March?

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    Will I be able to buy the ipad 3 on march 16th at 11:20 eastern time. Can u tell me the chances of me buying an ipad 3 that day and that time?(in stores)

    What are the chances of me being able to go to the store to buy an ipad 3 on march 16th 11:20 eastern time? What are the chances of me buying one that day at 11:20 knowing that people will be on line waitng for it also?

    What are the chances of me being able to go to the store to buy an ipad 3 on march 16th 11:20 eastern time? What are the chances of me buying one that day at 11:20 knowing that people will be on line waitng for it also?

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