Anyone else just walk in and buy one?
My fiance and I just walked into a Radio Shack on Saturday and bought her a white 16gb 4S. Anyone else have this situation or something similar? On a side note, I waited about 2 hours at Apple Store North Point to get mine, but they still had plenty. Seems like this phone is pretty easy to get a hold of.
- 10-17-2011, 07:57 AM #2
- 10-17-2011, 08:03 AM #3iPhone Intermediate
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I was in my way to work Friday at 4:30AM and passed by the apple store and the line was a mile long. Went to the Verizon store about 2 miles away around 11:30 and was in and out in 20 minutes with a 32gb. Went to the apple store after to get my daughter a pink bumper for my old 4 and there were still people waiting. Some of them for Verizon but thought it would be better to get it from apple.
- 10-17-2011, 08:14 AM #4
- 10-17-2011, 08:20 AM #5
I heard hit or miss stories all weekend...it seemed that a lot of the Sams Clubs (wholesale clubs) had stock friday and part of saturday to where people were able to walk in and get one."Speed has never killed anyone; suddenly becoming stationary...that's what gets you." - Jeremy Clarkson
- 10-17-2011, 08:27 AM #6
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- 10-17-2011, 09:06 AM #11
I was able to walk in on Friday morning at a Verizon store and pick one up and walk out within 15 minutes. There were no lines whatsoever. But I just returned it today and went back to my iPhone 4. It wasn't enough to justify me upgrading and getting locked into a two year contract.iPhone 5S - iPad Air - MacBook Pro 13" - ATV3
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- 10-17-2011, 09:14 AM #12
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- 10-17-2011, 10:30 AM #14
I went to Walmart around lunch time and there was no one there. The woman said I was the first to buy one. Couldn't believe it because there were two long lines across the street at the AT&T and Verizon stores. They must have forgotten that Walmart sold the iPhone.
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- 10-17-2011, 10:30 AM #15
- 10-17-2011, 11:18 AM #16iPhone Newbie
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I went in to buy one for my daughter and found out my contract was up so I got two. As I was leaving I called my wife and she asked "where's mine?" Based on her tone I thought she was pretty serious so I ended up getting three. She was moving over from a Droid Incredible and keeps texting me "I love my new phone"
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- 10-17-2011, 01:19 PM #18iMore Genius
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I was in the AT&T store this morning for another issue and ask them about Friday. The rep said that their in-store pre-order was pretty light, so they weren't really ready for the mob on Friday (10/14). He said that they had 200 iPhone 4S total... and sold 198 on Friday. The remaining 2 went first thing Saturday morning. They are not expecting any more for at least a week.Curmudgeon and Former Member/Participant
iPhone 5S / iPad Mini Retina / 15" MacBook Pro Retina
- 10-17-2011, 01:42 PM #19
After not really waiting for my wife's pre-ordered iPhone from the local Best Buy... I waited a couple hours and went to the local Verizon store... plenty of people had waited in the morning they said but I was in and out in 20 mins... most of the people there were looking to have contacts migrated over... Called the local Apple Store and the sales guy laughed as if I missed the boat..."Pre-order today and you'll get one in three weeks!" So Verizon won my dollar and then some!
- 10-17-2011, 02:43 PM #20