1. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Awesome, I'll be at the Bethesda Row store.
    We'll have compare linesis Bethesda inside or out? Tysons depends on who is in charge of mall security that night. Technically they can make you wait outside after the mall closes at 9:30 and not let you in until 5am in the morning. But in some past years they've let people in in the middle of the night when the Sept weather was colder than normal.

    Care to drive to Tysons rather than Bethesda?
    09-13-2014 12:18 PM
  2. Iamthat_dude's Avatar
    We'll have compare linesis Bethesda inside or out? Tysons depends on who is in charge of mall security that night. Technically they can make you wait outside after the mall closes at 9:30 and not let you in until 5am in the morning. But in some past years they've let people in in the middle of the night when the Sept weather was colder than normal.

    Care to drive to Tysons rather than Bethesda?
    Bethesda row is outside however there is another apple store in Montgomery Mall which is a few miles away. That one is indoors, maybe I'll switch it up. Tyson's would be nice but I work to close to Bethesda so it makes more sense for me. What's your game plan as far as time you expect to be there? Still trying to figure that out. Your thoughts?
    09-13-2014 12:22 PM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Bethesda row is outside however there is another apple store in Montgomery Mall which is a few miles away. That one is indoors, maybe I'll switch it up. Tyson's would be nice but I work to close to Bethesda so it makes more sense for me. What's your game plan as far as time you expect to be there? Still trying to figure that out. Your thoughts?
    I live 10 minutes from Tysons and I took off work that day (Chantilly) so that why I go there. Last year I got there about 10 and I was first. This year I think it will be crazier but the earliest I can probably make it is 9-9:15 after my kids get to bed.
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    09-13-2014 12:30 PM
  4. Iamthat_dude's Avatar
    I live 10 minutes from Tysons and I took off work that day (Chantilly) so that why I go there. Last year I got there about 10 and I was first. This year I think it will be crazier but the earliest I can probably make it is 9-9:15 after my kids get to bed.
    Yeah makes sense for you to go there. I agree with you, I think lines may be a little to a lot longer due to people wanting the 6+, I get off at 5, took off friday, and my plan is to be there at about 7. Got me a chair, blankey, books, tablet, snacks and water. I'm ready!! Stoked too if you couldn't tell.
    09-13-2014 12:34 PM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Yeah makes sense for you to go there. I agree with you, I think lines may be a little to a lot longer due to people wanting the 6+, I get off at 5, took off friday, and my plan is to be there at about 7. Got me a chair, blankey, books, tablet, snacks and water. I'm ready!! Stoked too if you couldn't tell.
    I've done it for a few years in a row and it is lots of fun although my husband thinks I'm crazy and just humors me. Don't forget to bring an external battery charger if you have one. When you are at the front of the line you often get wifi from the Apple Store so you don't have to use your cell signal which is cool. People are usually really cool about holding your place in line for potty breaks too.
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    09-13-2014 12:37 PM
  6. Iamthat_dude's Avatar
    I've done it for a few years in a row and it is lots of fun although my husband thinks I'm crazy and just humors me. Don't forget to bring an external battery charger if you have one. When you are at the front of the line you often get wifi from the Apple Store so you don't have to use your cell signal which is cool. People are usually really cool about holding your place in line for potty breaks too.
    You just reminded me, need to get an external battery of some sort, thanks............I can't wait. Weather looks good to for thursday night, friday morning, partly cloudy and 58
    09-13-2014 12:41 PM
  7. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    You just reminded me, need to get an external battery of some sort, thanks............I can't wait. Weather looks good to for thursday night, friday morning, partly cloudy and 58
    Good. I hadn't checked the forecast. The waiting in line post should be hopping Thurs night.
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    09-13-2014 12:48 PM
  8. Flow39's Avatar
    Here at my local store's city, we'll have a high of 77 with a low of 54 and an 80% chance of rain! :P
    09-13-2014 01:27 PM
  9. Iamthat_dude's Avatar
    Here at my local store's city, we'll have a high of 77 with a low of 54 and an 80% chance of rain! :P
    Awe man, that sucks..........hopefully, it will change up
    09-13-2014 04:52 PM
  10. Flow39's Avatar
    Awe man, that sucks..........hopefully, it will change up
    Yeah, hopefully it will. No worries though, I'm not bothered by waiting overnight in the rain, but I'd definitely prefer no rain haha
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    09-13-2014 05:24 PM
  11. volsfan0911's Avatar
    I'm in Ellicott City. Stood in line for iPhone 3G. Like others, I had a great time - it was a party. I went up to Towson (above Baltimore) simply because they have two AT&T stores in the mall as well so there was plenty of availability. Showed up at 6:00 a.m. and spent probably 4 hours in line. Glad I experienced it once. Not doing it again though - will give it a couple of weeks for reviews and hype to calm down some then order. Also switching to T-Mob (T-maybe?) because they're $80 cheaper a month that what I'm paying to VZW. Free wi-fi calling to boot so I no longer have to wonder if I'll get a good enough cell signal at the house.

    You'll have plenty of stores to choose from. Never been to the one in Tyson's Corner but it's probably the nicest and newest?
    09-13-2014 06:23 PM
  12. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I'm in Ellicott City. Stood in line for iPhone 3G. Like others, I had a great time - it was a party. I went up to Towson (above Baltimore) simply because they have two AT&T stores in the mall as well so there was plenty of availability. Showed up at 6:00 a.m. and spent probably 4 hours in line. Glad I experienced it once. Not doing it again though - will give it a couple of weeks for reviews and hype to calm down some then order. Also switching to T-Mob (T-maybe?) because they're $80 cheaper a month that what I'm paying to VZW. Free wi-fi calling to boot so I no longer have to wonder if I'll get a good enough cell signal at the house.

    You'll have plenty of stores to choose from. Never been to the one in Tyson's Corner but it's probably the nicest and newest?
    The Tysons store is actually the very oldest Apple Store. It and the one in San Francisco opened the same day (and that one is technically store #1 and Tysons store #2) but by virtue of being on the east coast it opened three hours early than the SanFran store.
    09-13-2014 06:41 PM
  13. robertk328's Avatar
    The Tysons store is actually the very oldest Apple Store. It and the one in San Francisco opened the same day (and that one is technically store #1 and Tysons store #2) but by virtue of being on the east coast it opened three hours early than the SanFran store.
    I was there for that opening (Tysons). What a day
    09-13-2014 06:59 PM
  14. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I was there for that opening (Tysons). What a day
    That's great! I wasn't an Apple convert until I got my first iPhone the 3G about a month after it was released.
    09-13-2014 07:11 PM
  15. robertk328's Avatar
    That's great! I wasn't an Apple convert until I got my first iPhone the 3G about a month after it was released.
    Back then you could go to CompUSA (or even Circuit City! but when Apple opened that was a big thing
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    09-13-2014 07:15 PM
  16. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Back then you could go to CompUSA (or even Circuit City! but when Apple opened that was a big thing
    The Tysons store is still always a madhouse whenever I go there.
    09-13-2014 07:16 PM
  17. robertk328's Avatar
    The Tysons store is still always a madhouse whenever I go there.
    Definitely. But usually lots of people to help! I go there or Fair Oaks usually.
    09-13-2014 07:17 PM
  18. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Definitely. But usually lots of people to help! I go there or Fair Oaks usually.
    I live 10 minutes away so that's where I usually go.
    09-13-2014 07:18 PM
  19. robertk328's Avatar
    I live 10 minutes away so that's where I usually go.
    I work nearby - near the DMV on Gallows
    09-13-2014 07:19 PM
  20. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I work nearby - near the DMV on Gallows
    I've been tortured by that place before
    09-13-2014 07:20 PM
  21. robertk328's Avatar
    I've been tortured by that place before
    Haven't we all?!?
    09-13-2014 07:20 PM
  22. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Haven't we all?!?
    Around ten years ago I had gotten a couple of tickets in the preceding five years so when it was time to renew my license I had to take the written test again. "Luckily" I had about a three hour wait so I had plenty of time to study the manual.
    09-13-2014 07:23 PM
  23. simplylaurakb's Avatar
    I'm jealous! I waited in line overnight at the Bethesda Row store overnight last year. I didn't want to ask my husband to take of work again this year (we have little kids), so I just preordered this time. But I had a blast, and want to do it again!

    The Bethesda Row store is a great place to wait in line. It's a good area, with lots of sidewalk traffic. It was fun answering the questions from people walking by thinking we were nuts. It got pretty chilly at night; be sure to come prepared! I wouldn't just bring a blanket; bring a hat, warm socks, gloves...

    I wouldn't go to Montgomery Mall. Unless it has changed from last year, the mall won't let people wait inside, and I think it would be boring and creepy to hang out in that parking garage.

    Last year I got there around 9 and was about 7th (?) in line. I had wanted a gold 32 GB iPhone 5S, but wound up having to get the 64 GB instead. I don't think they even had any gold 32GB there.

    Good luck! I hope you have a great time!

    Laura
    09-13-2014 07:46 PM
  24. Iamthat_dude's Avatar
    I'm jealous! I waited in line overnight at the Bethesda Row store overnight last year. I didn't want to ask my husband to take of work again this year (we have little kids), so I just preordered this time. But I had a blast, and want to do it again!

    The Bethesda Row store is a great place to wait in line. It's a good area, with lots of sidewalk traffic. It was fun answering the questions from people walking by thinking we were nuts. It got pretty chilly at night; be sure to come prepared! I wouldn't just bring a blanket; bring a hat, warm socks, gloves...

    I wouldn't go to Montgomery Mall. Unless it has changed from last year, the mall won't let people wait inside, and I think it would be boring and creepy to hang out in that parking garage.

    Last year I got there around 9 and was about 7th (?) in line. I had wanted a gold 32 GB iPhone 5S, but wound up having to get the 64 GB instead. I don't think they even had any gold 32GB there.

    Good luck! I hope you have a great time!

    Laura
    I'm really looking forward to the experience. Everyone has said it will be a blast. I will heed your advice and make sure I'm warm and bring what I need to last the night.
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    09-13-2014 09:42 PM
  25. volsfan0911's Avatar
    The Tysons store is actually the very oldest Apple Store. It and the one in San Francisco opened the same day (and that one is technically store #1 and Tysons store #2) but by virtue of being on the east coast it opened three hours early than the SanFran store.
    LMAO, thanks for the info. I know they've rebuilt a lot of Tyson's Corner lately. My closest one is Columbia Mall which is horrible - hate it. Towson is OK. The one I've enjoyed the most is Grand Central Station of all places. It's just wild looking down into the station from up there.
    09-13-2014 10:26 PM
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