1. Alienware_51#IM's Avatar
    I'm getting in line at my local Verizon store at 5:30AM. It is in a city of about 10,000. They said they wouldn't have a lot of stock, so I'm not going to take a chance of being too late.
    09-20-2012 10:07 AM
  2. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    The line in Nome, Alaska is rumored to start Oct 21.
    09-20-2012 10:22 AM
  3. asapp's Avatar
    I did a pre-order on the 14th 7:05 am with AT&T thru Premier. I received 2 confirmation emails, even though I only order 1. I got an email on Monday from Premier stating I need to contact them regarding my order. I waited 1 1/2 HOURS on hold for a rep. No one took me off hold. I called Tuesday at 7am - waited 20 minutes on hold. Talk to a rep and said 1 order had been cancelled and there is problem with the other order. My billing address is different than my shipping address so credit card was declined. So we got that straightened out on that order. She said I would not lose my place in the pre-order. It has been "processing" every day since Tuesday. This morning I checked it - it said BACK ORDERED. I was ticked off. Got on the phone with a Premier rep and said that it would ship in 14 to 21 days!!!! I said no way. Then she said she could mail me one FedEX 2-4 days. I told her to Fedex to me over night and cancel the other order. She said she could cancel an order while it is "processing status". I told her that is not true - someone could cancel it since it was not shipping for at least 14 days. It took me 30 minutes to convience her it could be done and it got done. Then I said to place my order. She said her ordering system went down and I just need to go to a retail store tomorrow.

    Now I have to stand in line and not happy about it.
    09-20-2012 11:20 AM
  4. gvndeb60's Avatar
    Anyone waiting at the Apple Store in Richmond VA? I'm going to AT&T because I know apple will be pandemonium.
    Did you have any luck? All of the Best Buys, Radio Shacks, and Walmarts in Hampton Roads were not even able to fill their pre-orders. I found one Target in Glen Allen that had 1 32GB Verizon, that was it......I had a preorder in at an AT&T store with confirmed delivery....and got nothing. I couldn't find anywhere that even was able to fill one Sprint pre order....kind of weird.
    09-22-2012 08:25 PM
  5. shadowboxer8's Avatar
    You should see the people that camp for video games LOL. Sure not as massive as iPhone but it's what they prefer to do with their time and money. What's it to you?
    People don't typically camp out for days over video games like people do for apple products dude. The most I have ever done, is go to a midnight launch for a few games.
    Last edited by shadowboxer8; 09-22-2012 at 08:46 PM.
    09-22-2012 08:38 PM
  6. shadowboxer8's Avatar
    Did you have any luck? All of the Best Buys, Radio Shacks, and Walmarts in Hampton Roads were not even able to fill their pre-orders. I found one Target in Glen Allen that had 1 32GB Verizon, that was it......I had a preorder in at an AT&T store with confirmed delivery....and got nothing. I couldn't find anywhere that even was able to fill one Sprint pre order....kind of weird.
    Should have tried the apple store in MacArthur mall on Norfolk,VA. I was there at 4 am and was number 16 in line they seemed to have enough phones for everyone there. But due to some craziness with AT&T I was unable to get a phone. Luckily, I had one pre ordered last Friday so I should have it by Thursday.
    09-22-2012 08:52 PM
  7. gvndeb60's Avatar
    Should have tried the apple store in MacArthur mall on Norfolk,VA. I was there at 4 am and was number 16 in line they seemed to have enough phones for everyone there. But due to some craziness with AT&T I was unable to get a phone. Luckily, I had one pre ordered last Friday so I should have it by Thursday.
    I wish I could have being I live in Virginia Beach, but I was in Richmond early that morning for work so I tried everywhere up there with no luck. I did speak to lots of stores other than Apple and they all said the same thing, little to no stock for even the preorders. I am surprised b/c i waited in line at Best Buy for the new iPad and the line was over 100 and they never came close to selling out.

    My preorder is through the AT&T store in MacArthur mall and they received low single digits.....so we will see.

    I might try to hit up Apple tomorrow and see if they have one and cancel my preorder if I get lucky.
    09-22-2012 09:33 PM
  8. BlackAppDevFem's Avatar
    I'm downtown Chicago, total pandemonium on Friday happened! Lol jp! The apple store was super packed but the flagship AT&T store was fairly empty! I decided to get Verizon because I had no deposit to be paid! I left my dorms at about 6:20am, waited for the bus for like 10 mins, then just decided it'd be an easy walk! Got to State and Monroe, and I was like 12th in line at the Verizon store. Guys in front of me knew some worker and helped me get informed. Not many Black iPhones were in store, more white but I got the last Black 32GB! Overall I had a great iPhone experience! I loved it
    09-23-2012 11:19 PM
  9. rex450se's Avatar
    I was first in line at a smaller local Verizon store. I got there at about 9:30 the night before and waited in my car until about 12:30 when someone else showed up. I didn't know how it would have worked preordering one since we were switching 5 lines over from T-Mobile so I just thought it would be easier to do the change when we bought the phones. We couldn't go any length of time without a phone so I wanted to be sure I was first in line. By 8 there were about a dozen people there. I got a Black 32gb, a White and Black 16 Gb, and a White and Black 16 Gb 4s. I ended up getting 2 of the 3 16Gb models they had. So I was glad the waiting wasn't for nothing.

    Victor
    09-24-2012 02:12 AM
  10. asapp's Avatar
    I went to my small town local AT&T store at 8:30 - they didn't open until 9am. Manager came out to tell me he only got 6 iphone 5 and they are going to the 6 people who got there btw 7-7:30 am. So I went by the office for couple of hours even though I was off that day. I went to another AT&T store - the one I usually go to- about 30 minutes away. Walked in at 10:30 am, no lines, walked out at 10:50 with my white 16gb iphone 5. I have NEVER gotten out of the AT&T store when upgrading so fast. I am always in there at least 45 minutes to 1 hr. One of the employees said the line was wrapped around the building, and then some with people who had camped out - they opened at 8am. It was great to get in and out in 20 minutes! Love the iphone 5 - my first iphone that I have ever had.
    09-24-2012 05:38 PM
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