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    Default Waiting in line on launch day? What time?

    So as we get closer and closer to launch day, those of you who are planning to wait in line with no reservation, what time do you plan on getting there? (At Apple or your carrier store)

    I did preorder a device but am traveling for business and have a corporate Verizon store across the street from me. My flight leaves Friday at 11:45am so what the heck I might try to pick one up by waiting in line.

    When I worked for Verizon and did iPhone 6 launch we (sales reps) got to the store at 6:30ish and opened at 8. When I arrived there was a few ppl waiting.

    I was thinking I will try to get in line at 6. What about you?
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    Default Re: Waiting in line on launch day? What time?

    It depends on your town. Everywhere is not the same. In my town 630 would put you like 200th in line.
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    Default Re: Waiting in line on launch day? What time?

    Yeah it would depend on the type of volume that store has. If it's a high volume store I would say you might want to get there earlier than 6am, but if it's a slow store you should be ok.
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    Default Re: Waiting in line on launch day? What time?

    Quote Originally Posted by dchandler View Post
    Yeah it would depend on the type of volume that store has. If it's a high volume store I would say you might want to get there earlier than 6am, but if it's a slow store you should be ok.
    Ahhh. I'm in Grand Rapids MI. Maybe I'll give the store a ring and see what they recommend. I have no idea about their volume of sales on average :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by sx4dude2013 View Post
    Ahhh. I'm in Grand Rapids MI. Maybe I'll give the store a ring and see what they recommend. I have no idea about their volume of sales on average :/
    Yeah that's a good idea. You might can even ask them how was the turn out last year and see what they say.
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    Default Re: Waiting in line on launch day? What time?

    I live in NYC and I peronsally think that the Apple stores are going to be more crowded than provider stores. I am going to chance getting to an AT&T COR store out here in Brooklyn around midnight....Hopefully I will not regret it...but they did just open up an Apple store in williamsburg so I may stop by there and see what the line is like...ANY people in NYC waiting or have any tips on where to go?
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    Default Re: Waiting in line on launch day? What time?

    I never wait in line for a phone. Life's too short for that.
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    Default Re: Waiting in line on launch day? What time?

    Be careful going out there at midnight and waiting.
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    Default Re: Waiting in line on launch day? What time?

    Oh no no no no.

    I did the camp out in 2014 for the iPhone 6.
    It was a ton of fun, I'm in California and it was a beautiful, warm night, I met lots of cool people, it was very festive.
    But admittedly, a bit on the brutal side, I barely slept and was a total zombie for 48 hours after that, lol.
    This year, I am staying home and receiving my phone instead, albeit much later than I would have liked.
    So it's fair to say that on the 16th at dawn, I'll be in bed drinking coffee and playing on my iPad... Probably wishing I'd opted for the camp out, lol.
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    Default Re: Waiting in line on launch day? What time?

    Has it been confirmed that the stores will have phones for sale (Apple stores). Wasn't it the 6s launch where everything was pre-order thru the web only? They made a big deal about that that time. I expect there will be units as it was not mentioned this time but I had not heard either way yet.
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    Default Re: Waiting in line on launch day? What time?

    The way I see it is that they have to have units available or the 16th really would not have been a pre-order, it would have just been the release date. I also confirmed with AT&T that their stores would open at 8am for the release.
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    Default Re: Waiting in line on launch day? What time?

    I'm planning on going to Tmo early, but I'm going without getting my hopes up too high that I'll walk out with one. I might call the store the night before to see what kind of inventory they'll have.
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    Default Re: Waiting in line on launch day? What time?

    Quote Originally Posted by rafaelgood19 View Post
    The way I see it is that they have to have units available or the 16th really would not have been a pre-order, it would have just been the release date. I also confirmed with AT&T that their stores would open at 8am for the release.
    I'll be there at 8am. The guy in store said last year had 5 people waiting and it got busy that night after work day lol
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    Default Re: Waiting in line on launch day? What time?

    Just for clarity. It got busy the night OF release not the night before correct? and what city do you live in?
    Last edited by rafaelgood19; 09-13-2016 at 10:05 PM.
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    Default Re: Waiting in line on launch day? What time?

    I have never gone on launch day and certainly not camped out but I am going to try my Verizon store. I'll go about a half hour before opening and see how it is. I've ended up getting my iPhone at the end of September or begin of October the last few years so if that's what happens I'll be ok. My 6s works just fine so I'm not that worried about it.
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    Default Re: Waiting in line on launch day? What time?

    If the devices for my wife and I are not scheduled for delivery on Friday, I'll try to purchase them locally from AT&T.
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    Not in NYC this year, but we have options of four Verizon stores or three Apple stores within a four hour or less drive. This year we are gonna trust Big Red. After losing a miserable year with Tom/AT&T, we have decided to pay up and shut up and at least get maximum coverage for our devices with VZW network.
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    Default Re: Waiting in line on launch day? What time?

    I've camped out many years for iPhone launches. I would say be there by midnight but apple stores have tons of devices.
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    Default Re: Waiting in line on launch day? What time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn0813 View Post
    I've camped out many years for iPhone launches. I would say be there by midnight but apple stores have tons of devices.
    I wish Apple stores could do T-Mobile's JUMP upgrade in store. If that were the case I'd definitely try my luck there over T-Mobile stores which will probably get less than 5 units in each configuration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rafaelgood19 View Post
    Just for clarity. It got busy the night OF release not the night before correct? and what city do you live in?
    Correct, thats what i was told. No campouts or anything, just probably peaople who found out at work that day and went that night after work lol.

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    Default Re: Waiting in line on launch day? What time?

    I already have mine on preorder but I work almost directly next to a pretty big corporate store for AT&T and will be driving by it around 6:45-7am. If nobody is there I will most certainly be "late to work" and will likely buy my wife a phone as a semi surprise.
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    Default Re: Waiting in line on launch day? What time?

    Quote Originally Posted by sx4dude2013 View Post
    So as we get closer and closer to launch day, those of you who are planning to wait in line with no reservation, what time do you plan on getting there? (At Apple or your carrier store)

    I did preorder a device but am traveling for business and have a corporate Verizon store across the street from me. My flight leaves Friday at 11:45am so what the heck I might try to pick one up by waiting in line.

    When I worked for Verizon and did iPhone 6 launch we (sales reps) got to the store at 6:30ish and opened at 8. When I arrived there was a few ppl waiting.

    I was thinking I will try to get in line at 6. What about you?
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    Default Re: Waiting in line on launch day? What time?

    What are you looking for? If it is an iPhone 7 Plus or a jet black then I wouldn't even bother.

    https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/14/ap...-are-sold-out/
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    Default Re: Waiting in line on launch day? What time?

    I wouldnt bother there are no 7+ models avail for walk in customers.
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    Default Re: Waiting in line on launch day? What time?

    I'm going to Verizon after I drop kids off at school tomorrow. I'm not getting my hopes up, but I live in podunk nowhere and am hoping there'll be one waiting for me to take home.
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