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13 March, 2010

I can wait


Well, our good friend Don in the advanced United States of American is able to reserve iPads way ahead of everybody not in the States.
Anthony Agius (decryption) from MacTalk Australia (previously known as AppleTalk Australia) is planning on flying to New York for the iPads on the first day of sale. He documented his plan, here, and here.

In short, it's 16,664km from Melbourne to New York. According to his blog, AU$1,300 for flight from Melbourne to Los Angles. US$449 for 16GB iPad (Wi-Fi only), sales tax and international credit card surcharges: US$55, which makes the cheapest iPad around AU$610.

If you don't count the flight cost, it could be probably cheaper than waiting until end of April and pay Apple Australia for A$699 for the cheapest model (guessing number, the Australian price includes GST).

Of course, you can ask Anthony to get you one, he will charge $100 for contributing to his flight cost, and you have to pay for all taxes.

Well, that's besides the point. Unlike those who much get them at the earliest possible time, I can wait.

I will wait until Apple Australia formally announces the iPad prices and decide which one to get (or probably not getting one). (to Don: Antony is poor.)

Also to Don: Antony is not an extremist, he does not demand the best or the latest.

BTW, it seems like flying to Don's beautiful United States of America is not that expensive as I initially thought. However, it is well known that Customs around western countries generally do not like dark skinned people or Asians like me, comparing to white Caucasians.

related blog entry:
iPad, the tablet from Apple (28 January, 2010)

Posted by Antony on 13 March 2010 10:32 PM | Mac hardware, all things Mac

more March 2010 blogs. (or 2010 blogs)
from iTunes Store:
It's amazing what some people will do! Patience is a virtue!! ;)
Posted by MacMan on 14 March 2010 7:30 AM.
It's amazing what some people will do! Patience is a virtue!! ;)
Posted by MacMan on 14 March 2010 7:31 AM.
Well, there are big fans, as well as those who really can't wait.
Posted by Antony on 20 March 2010 3:02 PM.
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