The plot thickens. So the other day, I was going back and forth about whether or not I wanted to buy an iPad. I finally decided that the smartest and safest idea would be to reserve one at my local Apple Store - delaying the inevitable $499 credit card charge and giving me some more time to decide. So I did it.
I had a whole host of awesome reasons why it made so much sense to reserve rather than pre-order. But today, I had a strange thought and chatted with the Apple store people online.
Apparently, reserving an iPad at the store does not in any way guarantee you to one, even if you get there before the store opens. It will still be a first come, first serve kind of system like the iPhone - so if you get there at 7AM and there’s a huge line of people and the store only was slated to get 10 iPads, the first 10 people are the only lucky ones.
It makes sense - if I pay now, I damn well better get it on April 3rd, but if they were to stock an iPad for every person that reserved one, they run the risk of people not showing up, etc.
So now I’m back to square one - which will probably end in me buying one today.
- johnburke posted this