Camping out tomorrow? What time? Ready?
Are you camping out early tomorrow to get or try to get an iphone? Whats your plan? How early? Lets share our plans
I plan on going between 4am-5am. Im in a college town. Not sure what to expect. Called local verizon and they are expecting lines. asked if they thought 5am was early enough. she thought so.
Whats your cut-off? If you arrive and see 50 people, still going to wait?
I am going to call the store before they close and try to get an idea of how many phones they recieved today and if they still think 4-5 is early enough..
- 02-09-2011, 11:33 AM #2
- 02-09-2011, 11:38 AM #4
im at school upstate NY.. not the biggest area. im about 40min from Syracuase. Verizon store is about 2 miles away. another is 25miles away. Apple store in syracuse mall and a verizon
I just cant see hundreds of people at the verizon over here unless a bunch of college students plan on heading over. but who knows. workers thought 5am was good enough. i called yesterday and today. one said to come as early as i can. i can camp over night but its -2 out. bitter cold. im not willing to spend a whole night outside.. i just really hope im not waiting 3-4 hrs and find out there sold out. i just wish i knew how many they were getting so if i get there and see 30 people and know there getting 60, i would be ok.
- 02-09-2011, 11:46 AM #6
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- 02-09-2011, 12:45 PM #11
Did any of you guys preorder or reserve for pickup tomorrow? Just wondering because if you reserved one at Apple that's almost as good as a guarantee. I would never wait in line at the carrier store because it's no telling how many they will have. Apple Stores should have thousands of them. I'd take my chances there if I didn't have a reservation. A reservation gets you in the door quicker. I know my Apple store had 3 lines, 1 for preorders, 1 for reservations and 1 for walk ins. The walk ins waited a lot longer and reservations were taken at a ratio of 5 to 1. So for every 5 reservations they let in the store, they'd let 1 walk in. If you can, go online now and get a reservation and GO TO APPLE.
i cant order online. im the account manager not acount owner. so i cant preorder online. spoke to verizon about it. but i can go to the store and upgrade. but since my dad set up my verizon first and i did it after, i could only preorder under his my verizon account... so my only option is the store. which im dreading..
stayed up till 3 last night to find out it wouldnt work. woke up at 7 for class..now when do i go wait at verizon..
- 02-09-2011, 01:25 PM #13
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- 02-09-2011, 02:56 PM #16
- 02-09-2011, 02:57 PM #17
Wind Chill advisories and absolutely frigid weather, I'm not even going to show up before the mall doors open. I have a reservation in place, but still want to get it before the waiting time. So I will be showing up and seeing if I can get it ahead of time, otherwise it will be midday for me!
- 02-09-2011, 03:04 PM #18
- 02-09-2011, 03:10 PM #19
just called verizon to see if there is a line and what they expect. they closed
on my own.. thinking of going at 4:30am.. stay in my car if there is no line. frigid weather. upstate Ny... i will be so pissed if i have to wait online for 3 hrs and they sell out.. this is what i am concerned about.
- 02-09-2011, 06:28 PM #21
I was all set to camp out tonight and had even requested a vacation day for tomorrow but after reading all the different forums, I decided to preorder on the 3rd at midnight(live in Cali) and I am so glad I read the posts because I got my phone on Monday morning and I can chill and go to work tomorrow. but I did want the experience of being in line and meeting interesting folks who were all there for the same thing. good luck to all who are camping out, stay warm and hydrated. be friendly to your neighbor and I hope you all get the iPhone! I love mine and my iPad!
Thanks will need it
Wearing jeans, sweats over it.. long sleeve, sweatshirt, winter jacket, maybe northface, hat, gloves, bringing towels to sit. maybe blanket.bottle of water and some crackers. friends ipad to watch movies. and some school work..
- 02-09-2011, 07:06 PM #23
My preorder last week got messed up and I never received the phone. I ordered another today online with apologies from cs. I also reserved one at a local Apple Store, it says pick up starts at 12pm. I will go and see what's going on. If I get it, I will cancel the online order if not, WAIT endlessly for it to arrive in the mail.
Good luck everyone.
- 02-09-2011, 07:10 PM #24
I don't recall Apple taking a credit card number for my "reservation". All it said was if I don't pick up the phone by EOB on Thursday that the reservation would be cancelled. So I'm thinking of getting to the mall that has the Apple store right at 6am (mall open time) and trying to get the phone. If they have a ridiculous line or I can't get it, I'll just have to go back and get the reservation after noon, which will add a significant amount of money to park for the day, as I need to ship my second phone across state for the next day.