Apple Retail Stores completely sold out of iPad 3G, customer placed on ‘notify me’ waiting lists

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“Apple’s iPad 3G remains sold out in most of the company’s retail stores, prompting ‘Notify Me’ waiting lists that will give customers first priority when supplies are replenished,” AppleInsider reports.

“Ten Apple stores across the U.S. contacted by AppleInsider Thursday were all sold out of the 3G-capable model of the iPad, in all storage capacities,” AppleInsider reports. “Some of the stores said they were also sold out of all Wi-Fi models, while others had limited stock.”

AppleInsider reports, “Customers who want the iPad 3G, first released last Friday, can sign up for Apple’s ‘Notify Me’ service, which will e-mail customers when the product comes back in stock. Those who sign up for the list have first priority on the iPad 3G, and will have 24 hours to pick up the device when it arrives in store.”

More info in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The Apple iPad is not going to be the company’s next runaway best seller.John “Bloated Gasbag” Dvorak, MarketWatch, February 12, 2010

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Too Hot!” for the heads up.]

24 Comments

  1. Yes the iPad is great. I wish I could get one. But I cannot justify the cost for the kind of work I do….I could justify an Apple 3G product that allows me to tether my MBP to it. Oh yeah, here in the USA please.

    just my $0.02

  2. On the list since may 4th, they are gonna let me trade up my apr 3rd wifi only model preordered from the online store when my 3g arrives.
    Slick huh?
    They may waive the 14 day return policy on a case by case basis. So if you are interested ask the manager.
    Looks like I got lucky, others have been told no deal.

  3. The only way Apple doesn’t sell 15 million iPads in 2010 is if Apple cannot make 15 million iPads in 2010.

    Normally, being unable to meet demand is a bad thing, because the customer may go elsewhere. But with iPad, there is nothing “elsewhere.” It is just a delayed sale, not a lost sale. Apple will eventually catch up and make that sale.

    Apple is going to have to contract with a second manufacturing company in Asia to meet demand. If they start now, maybe that operation can be up an running before the holidays. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

    And international sales start at the end of this month.

  4. @ken. Not even a date or price announced for the iPad overhere. Only a web page on Apple.com telling me that the iPad also supports Dutch. If I have to wait this long I might as well wait for v2. This is not a delayed sale, this is a lost sale. Sorry Apple. For you the same. If you can’t deliver, get lost.

  5. They’re going to move back the International launch to the end of June. I just know it.

    With any luck I’ll be able to get one before the iPhone OS 4.0 for iPads is released.

  6. It’s like the food rationing in England when I was a kid. Everyone lining up for sausages or chops. The butcher would let us know if he was getting meat in that week and when to shop.

    We just didn’t have email!

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