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    Opinions - I’d queue for the toilet, but not an iPad

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    Re: Opinions - I’d queue for the toilet, but not an iPad

    You aren't alone, I think queuing for items like that is bonkers.

    I have an Nintendo DSi XL... and I don't plan on getting a 3DS at all. I find it ridiculous to think people will be wasting perfectly good DSi's when getting a 3DS and more so when Nintendo hasn't bothered giving it any thought at all. Such a waste of resources.

    As for the iPad, I know better than to get myself locked into anything Apple. I literally can't afford to use their closed system.

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    Re: Opinions - I’d queue for the toilet, but not an iPad



    I mean there was only one person there in any of those videos who had a genuine revenue producing reason (at least he leads us to believe so) to queue early.

    I'd wait in a queue like that if there was several hundred quid in it for me, not for me to fork out at least 400 quid for a massively inferior computation device with a £100 3G tax. Not on your life.
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    Re: Opinions - I’d queue for the toilet, but not an iPad

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    I'd wait in a queue like that if there was several hundred quid in it for me, not for me to fork out at least 400 quid for a massively inferior computation device with a £100 3G tax. Not on your life.
    Maybe some of the people will sell their iPad on for uber profits??


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    Re: Opinions - I’d queue for the toilet, but not an iPad

    don't worry, if you cant be bothered to wait in like you can just buy your place in the queue later on

    want to make a bit of quick money? well you can just get there really early and sell your place in the queue later on

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    Re: Opinions - I’d queue for the toilet, but not an iPad

    So there's on guy who *needs* it for his job and one guy who must have it because he owns every other prouct...

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    Re: Opinions - I’d queue for the toilet, but not an iPad

    I REALLY can't understand wanting a piece of tech (or anything else... Next sale anyone?) so bad that you go camp outside the shop.

    Mind you, I'd much rather buy online and wait a few days than go to an actual shop, especially if that shop meant going into the city.

    (We did cave and go to a real shop, in the city, to buy a replacement kettle when ours stopped working, but a kettle is exceptional, coffee made in the microwave just didn't taste the same. )

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    Re: Opinions - I’d queue for the toilet, but not an iPad

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    Re: Opinions - I’d queue for the toilet, but not an iPad

    The only way this makes sense to me is by rewinding that to a school kid mentality: not sure if it's the same with others here, but in my school, one of many ways to be"cool" is to have the latest "whatever" (toys, CDs, branded shoes etc.). Or if the very first buyers get something "limited", unavailable for those who get it later.

    But you have to assume that these people haven't queued for so long for anything else in the past year, so in a way that makes buying one of these gadgets the biggest thing that's happened to them in that time. Really?
    That logic is badly flawed, and I hope I don't need to explain why.

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    Re: Opinions - I’d queue for the toilet, but not an iPad

    Some people do not value their time or have common sense to begin with. Every idiot who queued for gadgets like these are blithering idiots.

    Maybe we should all queue outside Scan's Head office during NVIDIA and ATI gfx launch days!

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    Re: Opinions - I’d queue for the toilet, but not an iPad

    Quote Originally Posted by pipTheGeek View Post
    Mind you, I'd much rather buy online and wait a few days than go to an actual shop, especially if that shop meant going into the city.


    Or you could buy online and get it a day early, like many people who ordered a 3DS from Tesco.

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    Re: Opinions - I’d queue for the toilet, but not an iPad

    i dont get the obsession with the ipad its an overpriced toy... why would you want one over a laptop...

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    Re: Opinions - I’d queue for the toilet, but not an iPad

    What kind of job requires you to have in your possession an iPad2? Where an iPad won't suffice, you have to have the iPad 2.

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    Re: Opinions - I’d queue for the toilet, but not an iPad

    Quote Originally Posted by duc View Post
    What kind of job requires you to have in your possession an iPad2? Where an iPad won't suffice, you have to have the iPad 2.
    A job developing apps for the ipad2 ? - a bit of a stretch though.

    I'm still impressed with apple's marketing that they have managed to create a situation where people queue to get their products. Limiting supplies to 5 per store helps too.

    I suppose it helps that they do both hardware & software - so their keynotes can advertise the whole product.

    Microsoft and Google rely on Dell , HP, Sony et al to actually sell their stuff, so you don't really see as high profile product demos.
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    Re: Opinions - I’d queue for the toilet, but not an iPad

    I so agree with the basic premise - it's not penicillin. It will keep.

    I am interested in the 3D-without-glasses trick, mind. But why be first? Let someone else find out if they have to take it back for a refund.

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    Re: Opinions - I’d queue for the toilet, but not an iPad

    There's no way I'd queue to buy a bit of tech. I'd just order it online and wait for it to be delivered.

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