1. mtmjr90's Avatar
    Hey everyone,

    Last year, there were no pre-orders so I just waited in line for 11 hours, but this year I pre-ordered. Does anyone out there know about how long a pre-order line is early in the morning?

    I ask because if stores open at 8 and I have to be gone by 10am, will there be enough time? I'm thinking of getting there around 7-7:30... (and it's not a major metro area)

    Thanks!

    -mtmjr90
    03-14-2012 12:11 AM
  2. alex.shimp's Avatar
    Hey everyone,

    Last year, there were no pre-orders so I just waited in line for 11 hours, but this year I pre-ordered. Does anyone out there know about how long a pre-order line is early in the morning?

    I ask because if stores open at 8 and I have to be gone by 10am, will there be enough time? I'm thinking of getting there around 7-7:30... (and it's not a major metro area)

    Thanks!

    -mtmjr90
    I reserved a iPhone 4 here at the Tampa apple store. I decided to go over the night before to "check it out" already had a sizable line at 9pm by the time the store opened the line was INSANE wrapping around the mall. Having preordered and reserved my phone and getting there the night before I was out by like 9 am.
    03-14-2012 12:18 AM
  3. mtmjr90's Avatar
    Did they separate the preorder line from the non preorder line?! If so...wow that's insane!
    03-14-2012 12:20 AM
  4. alex.shimp's Avatar
    they actually did, once you got into the mall, they had a line for those of use that reserved, and one line for walkups. The staff came out starting about like 5. 5:30am, and started checking everyone in who reserved, and checking in those that were walkups by giving them a little card representing their phone.
    03-14-2012 08:15 AM
  5. kiwiruss's Avatar
    I walked into the local Best Buy store in the evening of IPAD 2 launch day and and asked about IPADs and they have one 64GB wifi only model left, so I bought it.
    03-14-2012 10:41 AM
  6. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    I underestimated the 4S launch and decided to wait until the day of launch. That was a mistake. It was sold out everywhere. IF I were to be getting one on launch day I would call it an early line up
    03-14-2012 03:52 PM
  7. Garz's Avatar
    Get there as early as you are willing to get there. People will camp out. Others will get there a couple hours early. How bad you want one?
    03-14-2012 04:31 PM
  8. mtmjr90's Avatar
    Well I'm guaranteed one cause I preordered...I called an they said there would be a separate line for preorders so I figured getting there an hour or so before opening would be okay=/
    03-14-2012 06:52 PM
  9. dandbj13's Avatar
    You mean you're not already there?
    03-14-2012 08:50 PM
  10. Joelist's Avatar
    The website is not allowing preorders for Apple Store pickup, so it seems the only option is to line up.
    03-15-2012 12:41 AM
  11. mtmjr90's Avatar
    It did allow store pickup on the first day of preorders
    03-15-2012 02:17 AM
  12. alex.shimp's Avatar
    The mall that the Tampa Apple Store is located in has already blocked off parking spots. May have to swing by after work and see how many people are lined up
    03-15-2012 12:06 PM
  13. mtmjr90's Avatar
    Of course there has to be a torrential downpour today/tonight/tomorrow where I live. Typical.
    03-15-2012 12:47 PM
  14. decarlo4's Avatar
    I underestimated the 4S launch and decided to wait until the day of launch. That was a mistake. It was sold out everywhere. IF I were to be getting one on launch day I would call it an early line up
    On launch day I walked into my local Apple store around noon and bought 2 iPhone 4s. I returned 3 days later and swapped out one for a different color and there was available stock. My local store had a huge stock and stayed busy the first few days.
    03-16-2012 12:02 AM
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