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The iPad 2 is now available for purchase at your local Apple, Verizon, AT&T, Best Buy, Walmart and Target stores if you live on the east coast. It won’t be long before it goes on sale in the other U.S. time zones, too. So far, it […]

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The iPad 2 is now available for purchase at your local Apple, Verizon, AT&T, Best Buy, Walmart and Target stores if you live on the east coast. It won’t be long before it goes on sale in the other U.S. time zones, too.

So far, it looks like Apple Stores have been the busiest retailer offering the iPad 2, with long lines numbering in the hundreds that began forming as early as yesterday and continued to grow throughout the day. Reports from third-party retailers were mixed, with some reporting plenty of stock and short lines at Best Buy, and others reporting low or no stock at AT&T and other locations. Our own Kevin Tofel scored one of the last iPads from his local Best Buy store.

How have you found the lines? Anyone turned away because of stock sellout or low stock to begin with?

  1. James Hoosac Friday, March 11, 2011

    A friend told me there are people outside of NYC store right now collecting iPad2 for $120 over respective retail price.

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  2. Prior to on-sale time, the local Target (Mountain View) has only 16GB models; the local AT&T store has only 3G versions (not a big surprise) and did not have any 64GB. Looks like Apple is saving the higher margin units for themselves.

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  3. At 6:15 pm, my local news reported that the Cherry Hill Mall (near Philadelphia) had sold out of stock.

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  4. verizon store in dc on 17th and L was completely disorganized and chaotic and they hardly had more than 20 iPads to sell. really stupid.

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  5. I went to walmart at 4:45pm. I saw a line that only had seven people in it. I thought for a second that I was in luck, but turns out walmart ONLY HAD SEVEN ON HAND! If you got there at 3:00pm, and got a ticket, you wete in luck. But you could not leave the store. If apple had supplied more, more people could have walked away with one. I’m a little disappointed.

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  6. Line at best buy was easily two hundred people. I got the second to last white 16gb wifi one. Waited from 4:00 till 6:30.

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  7. DO NOT BUY AN iPAD 2.0
    To see why:
    http://besttechtoday.blogspot.com/

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    1. You are just à stupid blogger. Please no commercial rubbish on this site You SPAMMER

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  8. In line now at a Best Buy in Issaquah, WA, outside of Seattle. Maybe 50 or 60 people.

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  9. Briedgewater mall had a 100 yard line, down the mall length and out the parking lot. The line was so long even I, fanboy and all, turned around and went home muttering “please don’t sell out, please don’t sell out”.

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  10. I stood in line in Houston (Willowbrook Mall) for 2 hours and was told they were out of all but the basic 16gb WiFi White. Didn’t want that so I left. Stopped at 2 AT&T stores and they had none, Best Buy had no 3G models and only 2 WiFi models left. Got discouraged and came home to order it online. Now I wait another 2 weeks.

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