On Wednesday night, March 30th, I’ll be doing a talk on our businesses experience with Xsilva’s Lightspeed point of sales system at the Charlestown Apple Retail Store.

I’ve been asked to present a case study on how we’re using Lightspeed at work, how long we’ve been using it for, our favourite Lightspeed features, etc.

Point of Sale (POS) on the Mac with Xsilva Lightspeed

Learn how you can use LightSpeed point-of-sale software to manage your business. Combining the innovation of the Mac with powerful business logic, LightSpeed is ideal for retail sales, inventory management, service sales and e-commerce. It provides a solid platform that scales from a single-store boutique to a multi-store operation.

If you own a small to medium business, and are considering moving to Mac OS X then you should reserve a spot as they’re expecting the workshop to fill up.

On Wednesday night, March 30th, I’ll be doing a talk on our businesses experience with Xsilva’s Lightspeed point of sales system at the Charlestown Apple Retail Store.

I’ve been asked to present a case study on how we’re using Lightspeed at work, how long we’ve been using it for, our favourite Lightspeed features, etc.

Point of Sale (POS) on the Mac with Xsilva Lightspeed

Learn how you can use LightSpeed point-of-sale software to manage your business. Combining the innovation of the Mac with powerful business logic, LightSpeed is ideal for retail sales, inventory management, service sales and e-commerce. It provides a solid platform that scales from a single-store boutique to a multi-store operation.

If you own a small to medium business, and are considering moving to Mac OS X then you should reserve a spot as they’re expecting the workshop to fill up.

On Wednesday night, March 30th, I’ll be doing a talk on our businesses experience with Xsilva’s Lightspeed point of sales system at the Charlestown Apple Retail Store.

I’ve been asked to present a case study on how we’re using Lightspeed at work, how long we’ve been using it for, our favourite Lightspeed features, etc.

Point of Sale (POS) on the Mac with Xsilva Lightspeed

Learn how you can use LightSpeed point-of-sale software to manage your business. Combining the innovation of the Mac with powerful business logic, LightSpeed is ideal for retail sales, inventory management, service sales and e-commerce. It provides a solid platform that scales from a single-store boutique to a multi-store operation.

If you own a small to medium business, and are considering moving to Mac OS X then you should reserve a spot as they’re expecting the workshop to fill up.

I’ve seen quite a few blogs and tweets from people saying that they were still able to pickup an iPad 2 on the weekend, where in the USA they were all but sold out on day 1. Of course the PC faithful have jumped aboard the “Apple’s not done anything new so why buy an iPad 2” bandwagon.

I disagree totally. I think Apple learnt a lesson on the total sell out and shipping dilemmas that were / are being experienced in the USA.

Instead of delivering all the iPad 2’s that were sold through the Apple Australia website I think Apple has held those shipments in favour of keeping the stock levels higher in their retail stores.

Where do you think Apple gets the best PR from, orders online by faceless people or the big queues that formed outside their retail stores not only on launch day but also on Saturday and Sunday?

Think about it, you have hundreds of people standing in line where news crews can get easy access to loads of opinion and hype, you have people walking out of the store with their new shiny iPad 2 in hand and a big grin on their face. Those pictures are worth millions, probably billions, to Apple sales. Other retailers, tech or otherwise, would kill for that PR.

I’ve seen quite a few blogs and tweets from people saying that they were still able to pickup an iPad 2 on the weekend, where in the USA they were all but sold out on day 1. Of course the PC faithful have jumped aboard the “Apple’s not done anything new so why buy an iPad 2” bandwagon.

I disagree totally. I think Apple learnt a lesson on the total sell out and shipping dilemmas that were / are being experienced in the USA.

Instead of delivering all the iPad 2’s that were sold through the Apple Australia website I think Apple has held those shipments in favour of keeping the stock levels higher in their retail stores.

Where do you think Apple gets the best PR from, orders online by faceless people or the big queues that formed outside their retail stores not only on launch day but also on Saturday and Sunday?

Think about it, you have hundreds of people standing in line where news crews can get easy access to loads of opinion and hype, you have people walking out of the store with their new shiny iPad 2 in hand and a big grin on their face. Those pictures are worth millions, probably billions, to Apple sales. Other retailers, tech or otherwise, would kill for that PR.

I’ve seen quite a few blogs and tweets from people saying that they were still able to pickup an iPad 2 on the weekend, where in the USA they were all but sold out on day 1. Of course the PC faithful have jumped aboard the “Apple’s not done anything new so why buy an iPad 2” bandwagon.

I disagree totally. I think Apple learnt a lesson on the total sell out and shipping dilemmas that were / are being experienced in the USA.

Instead of delivering all the iPad 2’s that were sold through the Apple Australia website I think Apple has held those shipments in favour of keeping the stock levels higher in their retail stores.

Where do you think Apple gets the best PR from, orders online by faceless people or the big queues that formed outside their retail stores not only on launch day but also on Saturday and Sunday?

Think about it, you have hundreds of people standing in line where news crews can get easy access to loads of opinion and hype, you have people walking out of the store with their new shiny iPad 2 in hand and a big grin on their face. Those pictures are worth millions, probably billions, to Apple sales. Other retailers, tech or otherwise, would kill for that PR.

On Friday I ordered an iPad 2 directly from Apple in the Apple Australia web store, not only did I order an iPad 2 I also ordered a black leather Smart Cover and the AV / HDMI adaptor. When I placed the order it was looking like it would be a 2 week delivery, and I figured Apple would ship the whole lot together.

Friday afternoon I received a shipping notice saying the the Smart Cover would be delivered this morning, and indeed it was.

Today I received an email saying that the AV / HDMI adaptor is shipping and that I will likely receive it tomorrow.

So by tomorrow midday I will have received everything except for the iPad 2 from this order.

Very strange shipping setup Apple.

On Friday I ordered an iPad 2 directly from Apple in the Apple Australia web store, not only did I order an iPad 2 I also ordered a black leather Smart Cover and the AV / HDMI adaptor. When I placed the order it was looking like it would be a 2 week delivery, and I figured Apple would ship the whole lot together.

Friday afternoon I received a shipping notice saying the the Smart Cover would be delivered this morning, and indeed it was.

Today I received an email saying that the AV / HDMI adaptor is shipping and that I will likely receive it tomorrow.

So by tomorrow midday I will have received everything except for the iPad 2 from this order.

Very strange shipping setup Apple.

On Friday I ordered an iPad 2 directly from Apple in the Apple Australia web store, not only did I order an iPad 2 I also ordered a black leather Smart Cover and the AV / HDMI adaptor. When I placed the order it was looking like it would be a 2 week delivery, and I figured Apple would ship the whole lot together.

Friday afternoon I received a shipping notice saying the the Smart Cover would be delivered this morning, and indeed it was.

Today I received an email saying that the AV / HDMI adaptor is shipping and that I will likely receive it tomorrow.

So by tomorrow midday I will have received everything except for the iPad 2 from this order.

Very strange shipping setup Apple.

Earlier today I resigned to not getting an iPad 2 today. I ordered one on Apple’s website and figured I would just wait out the quoted 2 week delivery period.

But…… On the way home from work I decided to chance my luck and swing by Domayne Kotara.

I got lucky.

They only had a handful of iPad 2’s and fortunately they weren’t all accounted for. And because I’ve bought plenty of gear there already and they had all my details in their system I was actually the 1st person to buy one at 5:00:45….though the receipt actually says 5:01

I ended up grabbing a 32GB, 3G + Wifi, in black of course. I also picked up the black leather Smart Cover and the Digital AV Adaptor, which I figure will come in handy with my talk next week at the Apple Store in Charlestown.

My new precious is currently syncing so I can’t share any further thoughts at this stage….though it is lighter than the previous model and ‘feels’ better in the hand.

Anyway, I’m off to play.