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Should You Pre-Order an iPad?

submitted on March 12, 2010 by YanBz in "Products / Gadgets"
A good rant at SmartMoney on whether you should pre-order iPad.

Owning a cutting-edge gadget has a certain cool factor, but early adopters rarely get a great deal. Some observers say Apple’s new iPad, available to pre-order Friday for an April 3 release, isn’t likely to be an exception — though there will probably be no shortage of shoppers wanting to go first.


Things to consider:

* Price drops
* Bugs
* App availability
* Connectivity
* Competition

http://www.smartmoney.com/Spen.....r-an-iPad/
        

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  • 55556
    orangearrows
    professor
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    Posted by orangearrows on March 12, 2010
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    Would wait and watch - I don't think this item is going to be sold out. But I maybe wrong. You can never trust fanboys and their potential
  • 55560
    WhattaDealBlog
    professor
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on March 12, 2010
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    App availability will not be an issue as all the iPhone/iPod Apps will run on the iPad.

    So there are over 150,000 to start with on launch date.
  • 55578
    phunkeey
    teacher
    Posted by phunkeey on March 12, 2010
    [reply] 4 0
    You mean Apple's new Maxi-pod??
  • 55616
    shawndiaz
    beginner
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    Posted by shawndiaz on March 12, 2010
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    Reports show that the first 2 hours of the pre-sale sold 51,000 of them

    http://mashable.com/2010/03/12.....r-numbers/
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    • WhattaDealBlog
      professor
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      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on March 12, 2010
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      Those numbers are very very rough estimates. As they include ALL items sold not just iPads. And while yes multiple iPads can be ordered on the same order there is a limit of only 2. Its not like someone is ordering them 25 at a time to make up for other non-iPad orders.

      I will say this though. Agents on the Apple.com store chat service are expecting 20% sales conversion today on iPads. So that is a pretty good number of sales.
  • 55630
    reallyrob
    expert
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    Posted by reallyrob on March 12, 2010
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    I learned my lesson about buying new release technology when it took two months to get my Blackberry Tour working right....always wait a while for the bugs to be worked out. I went through 3 Blackberries before I finally got it working right!

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