Friday, March 12, 2010

Reserving an iPad

A friend has gone the reserve-at-a-store route.

He picked the store he wanted to pick it up at, and - with his Apple account - was able to reserve one. It doesn't appear that a credit card was specifically asked for (as it was when I ordered mine from the Apple Store) though many people do have a credit card attached to their Apple account.

He said that they told him he has until 3pm on Saturday to pick it up; after which that it will be released to the general public; so there's no grantee that there will be one available after 3p.m.

Now we are in a competition; will he get down to the store and pick his up before mine is delivered?

I hope he doesn't get a free goodie and I miss out :(

Meanwhile, Philip Elmer-DeWitt at Fortune estimates that Apple sold 50,000 iPads in two hours.

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