- 06-25-2010, 01:07 AM #26
My first iPhone, my first apple launch event.
Reserved one at the Briarwood Mall store in Ann Arbor MI. I still wanted to get there early. Got there at 4am, store opened at 7. The 3 hours went by super fast while chatting with others in line.
When I first got there, I didn't know where to go, I only saw one line...it had about 100 people in it already. There were a few stragglers sitting on the other side of the line. Once I realized those stragglers were actually the pre-order line, I headed over there. I ended up being 13 in the pre-order line.
They let us in the mall at 6:20 and the store opened at 7. I was back in my car at 7:17. NOT BAD!
I'm loving my new iPhone 4. (converted BlackBerry user).
- 06-25-2010, 01:38 AM #27iPhone Nanite
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Experienced my first camp out ever at Manhasset Apple Store in Long Island New York. I met some amazing people and my friend and I managed to come early enough (3:30pm Weds afternoon) to land the first and second spots on the Non-Reserved line. Overall the best part of the whole experience was the 8 great people i met on the line. We formed the "V.I.P" section and just made each others night fly by without much notice.
- 06-25-2010, 02:04 AM #28
I actually left the store saying I would never reserve
for pickup ever again, but honestly, it was fun. It
was in a mall and I was surrounded by some good
people. We had lots of laughs and enjoyed the view
(beautiful women) passing by. It's in a mall, so no
90 degree heat... only A.C. (which got turned on
around 10am -- 3 hours later).
They passed out refreshments, but run out of drinks
by the time they reached my section in line. They
did give out sandwiches that were scrumptious,
cookies that I did not taste and some other things.
After the sandwich, I realized eating anything else
was going to make me thirstier.
The group of people that I met on line really made
the experience a great one. I'll probably do it next
year as well with a backup being delivered to my
home, just in case... lol.
- 06-25-2010, 02:12 AM #29
- 06-25-2010, 06:38 AM #30
At about the same time I reached the front of the line (6 hours from start to finish), my sister-in-law returned to pick me up. She wandered around the mall and found out the the Radio Shack there had also gotten in 100 iPhone 4's and nobody knew about it...they had them almost all day while we stood in line.
- 06-25-2010, 10:51 AM #32