Apple’s latest tech innovation, the iPad is running up against an age-old economic maxim — the law of supply and demand. There appears to be a growing shortage of the high-tech device. Ordering online may be your best bet, but even then, consumers may have to wait three weeks or more for delivery.
A recent informal telephone survey by research firm Piper Jaffray found that Apple’s popular tablet computers were sold out in 37 stores, 13 stores were limited to Wi-Fi models and all 50 stores contacted were out of the sexy 3G model.
Best Buy stores claim to have them in stock at brick and mortar stores, but iPads are unavailable through online site, bestbuy.com.