We're Not In Kansas Anymore

Bhuler, anyone…

i-ouch!

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So it’s me, the guy who waited in line to get an iPad.  I was actually standing in line to get one for a school auction, not myself.  It is for a fundraiser this week.  Just another testament to its popularity is the fact we think people will overpay for it for charity.

I met some great people in line – Ito, who had been there for four days; Ben who been for three days, and a bunch of other folks.  We did start our own numbering system that the crowd honored, so that was a positive (we avoided the mad rush for the door when it opened). We had a good time, even many of us walked away without an iPad, but with the same amount of money as we showed up with.

Anyway, I appreciate all the feedback – certainly know there is a lot going on besides my getting an iPad.  One or two of the folks did get the point – it was about Apple’s lack of focus on the customer experience of getting the product – and the consequences that might have on it’s brand image over time.

I ordered one online.  I have managed until now without one, an extra four to six weeks won’t be that hard.

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Written by markhosbein

March 20, 2011 at 3:49 pm

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  1. Mark – you need to grow up.

    This generation is so used to instant gratification that people have expectations beyond reality. Believe me, Apple is making them as fast as they can. They are getting them out to the public as fast as they can.

    But there are physical limits on what they can do. There is only so much manufacturing capacity for many of the components. You can not build an iPad without a screen. Period. Reality.

    Do yourself a favor. Go online and order. your new iPad will come to you in do order. (If you had done this a week ago it might already have been there.)

    Quit wining. Get over it. This is life. Be happy you do not live in Fukushima!

    jmmx

    March 21, 2011 at 11:46 am

  2. […] UPDATE: I was actually standing in line to get one for a school auction, not myself. It is for a fundraiser this week. Just another testament to its popularity is the fact we think people will overpay for it for charity. […]


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