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iPad 2 sold out in the UK

Or pay over the odds on ebay.

Reports indicate Apple's iPad 2 is sold out in the UK.

Consumers have been told ordering one online will give them the best chance of getting hold of one.

Someone is selling the 64GB Wi-fi only model on ebay for a whopping £795 - £235 more than it costs to buy in a shop. Fancy it?

Apple's London shops ran out of stock on Saturday – just a day after it went on sale.

"Demand for the next generation iPad 2 has been amazing," Apple said. "We are working hard to get iPad 2 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible."

Apple is yet to make UK sales figures available, but in the US the iPad 2 shifted between 500,000 and a million units over its opening weekend.

The iPad 2 carries a suggested retail price of £399 for the 16GB model, £479 for the 32GB model, and £559 for the 64GB model.

iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G has a suggested retail price of £499 for the 16GB model, £579 for the 32GB model and £659 for the 64GB model.

"While competitors are still struggling to catch up with our first iPad, we've changed the game again with iPad 2," Apple boss Steve Jobs said.

"We're experiencing amazing demand for iPad 2 in the US, and customers around the world have told us they can't wait to get their hands on it. We appreciate everyone's patience and we are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone."

Have you got an iPad 2?