As soon as Apple opened up pre-orders for the iPad I immediately ordered two of the WI-FI + 3G 64GB with all the extras (case, keyboard, dock, etc.). Total all-in for the two iPad’s and accessories was about $2,000, which I think is quite reasonable considering I paid like $3,000 for the first laptop I ever bought.
The problem – the 3G version of the iPad, which is what I ordered doesn’t ship until later this month, while the WI-FI only version came out last Saturday.
Needless to say….it was extremely difficult to sit on my hands last Saturday when the first of iPad’s shipped out and became available at BestBuy.
In fact….by early afternoon I was freaking out so I drove to BestBuy in Wilkes Barre to buy one of the WI-FI versions. I figured I’d be able to use it for a few weeks until my 3G arrived and then I’d give it to my sister or brother.
Well…..the Wilkes-Barre BestBuy wasn’t part of the select BestBuy locations that were chosen to inventory the iPad as part of the launch.
The gentleman told me that he could order me one, but it would take two weeks. I politely said thanks but no thanks….since I knew I could simply order a WI-FI version from the Apple Store.
BTW – As of this morning iPad’s are sold out at all BestBuy’s around the United States. Pretty impressive. Read the full story here – http://bit.ly/aEn21Z
So……I continue to anxiously wait for Apple to release the iPad 3G.
Anyone out there freaking out along with me?
Anybody pick up a WI-FI only version of the iPad?