“Apple Inc.’s iPad 3 [sic] was in short supply on Friday as demand soared when Dayton-area customers lined up outside local stores to buy the new mobile tablet,” Ginger Christ reports for The Dayton Business Journal. “But Monday is when local Mac-heads should have a better shot at bringing home a coveted new iPad.”
“Apple third generation iPad tablet sold out prior to its March 16 launch, leaving many retailers without stock when the witching hour came,” Christ reports. “The Cupertino, Calif.-based company even delayed delivery of the iPad 3 to March 19 for many individuals who pre-ordered the tablet, except those on the front end of the ordering spree. According to the Apple Web site, new orders placed via Apple won’t be shipped for another two to three weeks.”
Christ reports, “While some stores in the Dayton region had a limited supply of iPads on the launch date, most, including MacTown, an authorized Apple retailer, won’t get sizeable shipments in until March 19, said Brad Ditzell, manager at MacTown. For the past week, employees at the two area MacTown stores have been taking orders — by phone, e-mail and in store. While Ditzell wouldn’t reveal the number of orders the stores have logged, he did say it’s been ‘chaotic.’ Customers were waiting outside both locations when the doors opened March 16.
‘This launch is drastically more significant than the iPad 2 launch,’ he said.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]