There are a couple more Neo GAF people considering a purchase, but they haven’t paid me yet.
Oh well, by the time this reservation comes in, one of them should have made up his mind and sent payment.
Guy #2 (murmuring) — “…yeah, the 14th.” My attention snaps back when I catch this snippet.
April 14th was my last trip to the Apple store, and I had bought 2 i Pads that day.
Guy #1 says to Guy #2 — “Hold on, I’ll be right back” and disappears to the stockroom again.
Guy #2 is still clicking around, not looking at me. ” He’s still staring at his monitor and a few seconds pass before Guy #2 carefully says, “There is a limit to the number of i Pads that customers can buy.” Me (playing dumb) — “Oh, is that right? ” Guy #2 — “Only 2 per customer.” Ok, so the gig is up.
But the store recently went completely out of stock.Since my nearby Apple store initially had plenty of stock, I offered to purchase and ship i Pads internationally for members of the Neo GAF gaming forum.I was doing this as a favor, unlike hoarders who were unloading i Pads on e Bay to cash in on the 0 markup.Music in the store is in the Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) format, which is the MPEG-4-specified successor to MP3.Originally, songs were only available with DRM and were encoded at 128 kbit/s.I had planned on reviewing the i Pad in my next post, but instead I’ll dedicate this entry to my photo below and an incident that happened today. (UPDATE: now posted) As was correctly guessed, those i Pads in the photo are not for me.When Apple delayed the international i Pad launch by a month, early adopters worldwide started to panic.I’m from Los Angeles; nobody does passive-aggressive like we do! This price includes all my additional charges: sales tax, 2 day USPS international express shipping, insurance, and Paypal credit card fees. This initial price was based on a shipping cost which I had estimated myself. A couple of them have requested that I buy a few more i Pads for their friends. Me — “Ok buddy, I’m not going to make a scene so I’m leaving. ” Guy #1 — “That information is not available.” Me (looking at Guy #2, who has been silent this whole time) — “He tells me that the limit is two.” Guy #1 — “I wish I could say but I do not have that information.” Me — “I’ve already purchased more than 2 i Pads. ” Guy #1 — “I wish I could say but I do not have that information.” Me — “Alright, I’ve had enough. When I came home, I found an email from Apple waiting for me. Once I actually shipped the first package out and knew the actual USPS shipping cost, I refunded to my buyers and lowered my price to U. It was an update about my reservation, the one I had placed today in the store using my 2nd account! APPENDIX: Many people have been emailing me to ask how much I charged people. While I had previously decided not to give any concrete numbers, I also didn’t anticipate the wide interest in my story.