Today is a significant day for Americans looking to purchase the iPad. Why? The answer lies that today is the day preorders are available! People have been ordering so many iPads that Apple order numbers according to Investor Village’s AAPL Sanity Board claims the number of 25,000 per hour.
Members at Investor Village’s AAPL Sanity Board have begun entering the order numbers associated with their purchases into a Google spreadsheet.
By 11:05am EST the group had received 15 confirmations with order numbers reaching 74,000. The iPad went up for pre-order at 08:30 EST.
“51,000 orders in two hours,” announced Victor Castroll an analyst with Valcent Financial Group. His estimate takes into account roughly 15,000 non-iPad orders that come in every day.
Silicon Alley Insider posted a similar 20,000-per-hour figure based on two sales made 30 minutes apart whose order numbers differed by 10,000
According to the spreadsheet, 25% pre-ordered Wi-Fi + 3G models and 25% ordered the largest, 64 GB model. A quarter of them also ordered two iPads.
Want to contribute? Email email@example.com and include:
-your last three digits of your order number
-number of ipads ordered
-time zone, order time, HD size, model
You can bet Canadians will be preordering and driving down to the States to pick theirs up from Apple
Stores. Anyone doing that? It’s like the iPhone craziness all over again but on a smaller level.
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