Apple Stores Getting High Return Volumes Of iPad 3
The sales of the third-generation iPad is expected to surpass its predecessors due to the ripples it created in the tablet industry before its release, but it appears that is not the case. According to recent reports a lot of retailers are dealing with a high number of returned iPad 3 from supposed to be would be sellers. One reader at MacRumors was quoted saying, “Went to the Fifth Ave store near midnight today, and saw that Apple was setting up a separate line just to handle the volume of iPad returns from Chinese resellers. The manager kept the separate line to ensure that regular customer’s experience wasn’t affected. Some people were returning up to 30.” It’s not the only site that releases such report which means the reliability of the data is hard to question. Searching at eBay will also let you realize that there are a lot of available iPad 3s for the consumers, another factor that may give Apple a sour smile. There is currently an estimated of 2, 000 units waiting for their luck to be sold. If we can remember, Apple tablet buyers were lining up just to purchase the first and the second-generation of the iTablet. Online orders were temporarily stopped for the iPad 2 due to high demands and shortage of stocks, but these scenarios are not happening on the new iTablet. iPad 3 returns is currently increasing particularly in China which is considered one of the biggest consumer of the mentioned device. This entails a bad sign for the Cupertino Company and other business establishments since the decrease in demands of the iPad 3 can mean a signal for small retailers to back out and sell something else. Apple is giving chances for buyers to return the device 14 days after its purchase in case of flaws or dissatisfaction. While this can be a bad news for the Cupertino Company, the question is how much impact it will cause the firm. A week after the release of the third-generation iPad Apple confirmed a sale of 14 million units of the device, and it’s expecting to deploy 15 million more units in this quarter. We are talking about millions of units sold. I doubt if the returned device will even reach half a million. Meanwhile, some iPad fans are saying there are businessmen who intentionally purchase units of the device (30) hoping there will be shortage and they can sell those for a higher price, but it did not go with how they pictured it. First, it’s only smart for Apple to manufacture more than enough units of the device thinking how buyers were pissed due to the very limited stocks of the older models of iTablets. In my own opinion, the volume of iPad 3 return is still not valid reason for the competitors to rejoice, since they are not to blame on the slow sale of the device in the first place.