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.