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  • Belgian Retailer Sells iPad 2 a Day Early


    With the new iPad scheduled to go on sale in twenty-five more countries tomorrow at 5:00 PM local time, a small Belgian retailer accidentally began selling the new device a bit early.

    According to the (very roughly) translated article, a small retailer called Photo Hall in Nivelles, Belgium allowed customers to purchase their iPad 2s, several hours early. The news that that the retailer was selling the devices early spread quickly and many in the area rushed to the store to try to get their hands on the iPad early. The Belgian publication that first reported the story did attempt to contact the the store, but at that point, the retailer had realized its mistake and stopped selling the device.

    The manager of Photo Hall later apologized for the debacle at his store:
    "Our instructions not to sell the product, however, were very clear and our entire staff had yet been informed not to release the product until tomorrow.Photo Hall group regrets this situation and take necessary measures so that it can not happen again…"
    Apple has not responded to the situation at all, but there's a chance that this mistake may cost Photo Hall. Everyone else in the twenty-five countries will simply have to wait to get their hands on the iPad 2, it certainly isn't long now.

    Source:
    9to5Mac
    Belgium-iPhone (Google Translate)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Belgian Retailer Sells iPad 2 a Day Early started by Matt Savoca View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. Drizahy's Avatar
      Drizahy -
      Omg on a flight now if it mattered.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Why should Apple care....really. If they're sold today or tomorrow it makes no difference.
    1. sammo123's Avatar
      sammo123 -
      This shouldn't matter, but its Apple so consequences could end up being severe
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      I think to matters, not fair to all the other companies. Huge Eff-up for sure.
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      Nice
    1. Jcbzr's Avatar
      Jcbzr -
      Apple's going to be a douche and prohibit Photo Hall from selling Apple products in the future.
    1. soccer5bl's Avatar
      soccer5bl -
      Wish I would have heard about that. I could have been there.
    1. Sheem166's Avatar
      Sheem166 -
      It's stupid. Apple should just let it go. It isn't too serious. What u have at the most 20 people that got it early? It's not like people were anticipating it to come out today. Simple mistake. Next....
    1. g12007's Avatar
      g12007 -
      oops
    1. saab9k's Avatar
      saab9k -
      getting mine first or second week of april
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sheem166 View Post
      It's stupid. Apple should just let it go. It isn't too serious. What u have at the most 20 people that got it early? It's not like people were anticipating it to come out today. Simple mistake. Next....
      Apple is not mad, they didnt even say anything! The only thing that happened was that the author started a new rumor based on pure fantasy at the end of the article!

      No one even cares about this!
    1. domenicp's Avatar
      domenicp -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJailbreakGenius View Post
      Apple is not mad, they didnt even say anything! The only thing that happened was that the author started a new rumor based on pure fantasy at the end of the article!

      No one even cares about this!
      +1
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by domenicp View Post
      +1
      Thanks, Lolz.
    1. skolpo's Avatar
      skolpo -
      Slow news day is slow.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Haha sb almost got one the night before the launch a few weeks ago.
    1. sucram6791's Avatar
      sucram6791 -
      oooooo noooooo! come on! this has happened before
    1. andsoitgoes's Avatar
      andsoitgoes -
      Quote Originally Posted by saab9k View Post
      getting mine first or second week of april
      Cool story bro.
    1. ZipZapp's Avatar
      ZipZapp -
      Such drama for a non-issue. They made a mistake, realized it and corrected it.

      Apple will do nothing.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Why did you have to mention chance at the end?

      Slow news week is slow!
    1. Snozberries's Avatar
      Snozberries -
      i hear the faint sounds of a spanking coming... i'd bet they don't get a restock when they sell out. no tickey, no laundry.