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Apple Stores maintain iPad inventory following launch rush

updated 08:00 pm EDT, Mon April 5, 2010

iPads in-stock at many retail locations

Apple has managed to maintain iPad inventories at many of its retail stores, despite the rush of customers who waited in line for the device on Saturday. Calls to several key locations in California and New York confirmed that customers can still walk in and purchase an iPad, although a few stores were out of the 16GB model. Several smaller stores in Pennsylvania and Ohio still have every Wi-Fi model in stock.

The company on Monday confirmed launch-day sales numbers exceeding 300,000 units in the US, representing a combination of online orders and brick-and-mortar distribution. The number still falls short of several bullish forecasts from analysts such as Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster, who anticipated 600,000 to 700,000 units.

Although iPads still remain on shelves at Apple Stores, the company's online portal lists a waiting time of five to seven days. Late pre-orders showed a similar estimate, while the 3G-enabled models are still on track to ship in late April.

eBay auctions indicate the devices are selling at premiums approximately $100 to $200 above retail. The inflated prices are likely driven by demand from international buyers. [via Gizmodo]




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  1. billig hjemmeside

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    "The inflated prices are likely driven by demand from international buyers. "
    yeah, sorry about that guys, but us fanboys in Europe don't even know the launch date, so I just bought a 16G iPad on eBay for $655. Crazy I know. Just can't help it. Need it.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -4

    need it?

    Crazy I know. Just can't help it. Need it.

    What about the iPad requires you to have one? Developer making apps for Americans? Your pacemaker has an iPad communications link that, if you didn't get one, it would stop working?

  1. Foe Hammer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    What about the iPad requires you to have one?

    Just remember: every iPad purchase sticks another especially thick hatpin into a particularly painful area of the oversized testudo voodoo doll suspended in the lobby at 1 Infinite Loop.

    And, judging from his posts, he feels every one of them.

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