Suggestions for Purchasing iPad?

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  1. Zink

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    I am looking to buy an iPad! I went to buy one, but everywhere was sold out of the iPad 16GB 3G! We don't have an Apple Store here, so any suggestions on trying to reserve one or when to get them? Or does anyone know the cycle of the shipments?
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    Apple.com with free shipping.
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    I'd try Apple.com (yes, you will have to wait) although iPad seems to be in short supply at the moment.

    It would probably be smart to consult your local tech store (Best Buy?) if they could reserve you one in the next shipment, or at least inform you when they arrive.
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    Mine was purchased from Apple.com(The 16gb wifi one) on May 4th and FINALLY now it says "Prepared for shipment" has said that since this morning so if you order from Apple.com prepare to wait for a while. Question, according to apple online, my order is shipping from overseas, do all Ipads ship from Overseas or am I just the lucky one LOL
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    My dad checked for me and we went to Best Buy to pick up a 16GB iPad when they had them in stock.
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    I live in Kansas (Shocker they're out of stock everywhere!), so I hit up a Best Buy, and our local Apple Specialist Haddock, they both said they had no clue when they were getting their next shipment, they were both out of stock on all the models. I asked Best Buy if they could reserve and they said it's first come first serve, I forgot to ask our Apple Specialist Haddock though, I'll call tomorrow and see if they got them.
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    I went to my local Apple Store to pick one up yesterday, and they were out of stock of all models. The person assisting me offered to order one and notify me for pick up when it was available, but I figured I'd check the Best Buy (which is right nearby the Apple Store) and if they didn't have it, just order from www.apple.com.

    Since Best Buy also was completely out of stock, I ordered it yesterday from www.apple.com, and it says that the expected delivery date is May 18th-24th. Even though I hate waiting, it seems that they're a little low supply-wise (It takes 5-7 days just to ship on Apple's site, so @lakerfanalways, May 4th to 10th makes sense).

    Hopefully it will get here by the (minimum) 18th (8 days)!
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    There made in China.
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    Yeah I know I just read online some people say how they were shipped from the US so when I found out mine was being shipped from overseas I was confused. Mine still says preparing for shipment, I just hope I get it this week, but since it's coming from overseas, its gonna take its sweet time. Just hope it comes FedEx, UPS is terrible
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    Man hopefully mine ships from the US :/ I mean if it comes on the 24th (the latest Apple says it will be delivered), I guess two weeks isn't horrible. I'd really like it before then, but I'll have to be patient.

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