Wrong advice given on this month's Sound Advice
Regarding the "iPad import issues?" question, iPad 2s imported from the US ARE NOT locked to the carrier. Just ensure that you buy the AT&T version because that's GSM (which is used in UK as well). The Verizon version uses CDMA technology and that will not work in the UK.
The AT&T 3G version will work perfectly fine with 3G carriers in UK (Vodafone, O2 etc.).
I hope buzzbarri is advised accordingly.