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  Reply # 452621 28-Mar-2011 07:43
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So friday has come and gone and noone has commented on how it went. I saw a line of about 100 outside Bond and Bond on friday evening. I wonder how many got one.

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  Reply # 452623 28-Mar-2011 07:59
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bongojona: So friday has come and gone and noone has commented on how it went. I saw a line of about 100 outside Bond and Bond on friday evening. I wonder how many got one.


er ... several people have commented on how it went - in this thread. I was one of them.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 452633 28-Mar-2011 09:02
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So are they any available in the Wellington area?

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  Reply # 452686 28-Mar-2011 11:27
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bongojona: So friday has come and gone and noone has commented on how it went. I saw a line of about 100 outside Bond and Bond on friday evening. I wonder how many got one.


er ... several people have commented on how it went - in this thread. I was one of them.


Doh my bad, i replied on my iphone on  the bus this morning and missed a page of replies.

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  Reply # 452692 28-Mar-2011 11:45
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I don't understand why anyone would queue for one of these things.

Are peoples lives so sad ?

Ipad is nice, but, you must be nuts to waste time standing in a line for one.


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  Reply # 452705 28-Mar-2011 12:19
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To an observer Apple is an organization that operates in the stratosphere above others and they are possibly not ashamed of admitting that.

Ownership of their products transcends all meaning - beyond the rational consumer behaviour. Many studies have been done on that. I've said it before and to reiterate as some would say it gives people the access to an implicit membership of a society of people who will (or believe they will) redefine technology and how it will be used or consumed

There is nothing stopping other manufacturers like Happy Golden Lotus Laptop Company to churn out great tablet devices. Sadly they don't and even if they did their marketing model has never seen the success that Apple has managed to create in terms of getting people to line up or talk about products that have yet to exist.

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  Reply # 452722 28-Mar-2011 12:48
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Ordered 1 online on Friday night not wanting to line up.  Just checked the status, see picture.


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  Reply # 452726 28-Mar-2011 12:55
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wreck90: I don't understand why anyone would queue for one of these things.

Are peoples lives so sad ?

Ipad is nice, but, you must be nuts to waste time standing in a line for one.



Next time you see people queueing up for some superstars concert or next rugby tickets, ask them why they live their lives so sad?? 




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  Reply # 452729 28-Mar-2011 12:59
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bobmeister: Ordered 1 online on Friday night not wanting to line up.  Just checked the status, see picture.


This is mine on Order Status.


IPAD WI-FI 3G 64GB WHITE-AUS
MC984X/A

Ships: 15/04/2011
Delivers: 21/04/2011

 




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  Reply # 452730 28-Mar-2011 13:01
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bobmeister: Ordered 1 online on Friday night not wanting to line up.? Just checked the status, see picture.


This is mine on Order Status.


IPAD WI-FI 3G 64GB WHITE-AUS
MC984X/A

Ships: 15/04/2011
Delivers: 21/04/2011
?


I've got exactly the same ETA

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  Reply # 452732 28-Mar-2011 13:02
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Looks like white ones will ship earlier than black ones.

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  Reply # 452734 28-Mar-2011 13:05
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@Bobmeister, really? AFAIK the shipping time changed from 2-3 weeks to 3-4 weeks later in the morning. A few of us ordered during 2:30am when it hit live.




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  Reply # 452760 28-Mar-2011 14:04
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wreck90: I don't understand why anyone would queue for one of these things.

Are peoples lives so sad ?

Ipad is nice, but, you must be nuts to waste time standing in a line for one.



Each to his own, eh. What's sad in one person's life is fun and excitement in another's.

I saw 200 people waiting for two hours in the rain at YooBee Newmarket and thought 'Nope, that's too sad for me'.

Went round the corner and was first in line at DSE. So I wasn't in a line because I was No 1 but I did wait for 1 1/4 hours. It was a relatively pleasant experience and I was pleased to get the iPad. If there had been also a queue at DSE I would have just flagged it and waited until stock was feely available.

So I guess that makes me a half-sad half-nut?


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  Reply # 452792 28-Mar-2011 15:23
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Lets see, what else to we lineup for:

Fast food,
Movie Tickets,
Concerts,
Petrol,
So I guess we are all sad individuals,

But the probably the biggest reason geeks lineup for Ipads and iphones is to get them now instead of waiting 5 to 6 weeks or longer on order from the apple online store.

So, just thinking on it,
the reason why I lined up was because I wanted one now not in 6 weeks :-)

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  Reply # 452793 28-Mar-2011 15:31
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bobmeister: Looks like white ones will ship earlier than black ones.


 

No it depends when you ordered them. I stayed up until 2am on Friday morning and order mine, and at that stage it said the wait would be 2-3 weeks. My cover has arrived today, and the ipad which is a 64GB black one is due to arrive on the 15th April. So that is only a 2-3 week wait, and it maybe shorter, as originally the cover wasn't due to arrive for 2 weeks.  

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