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appleboyy
Mar 2, 2011, 02:01 PM
Setting a meet up for the iPad 2 launch!

Going on my own, wanna meet some people there!

Who's going?!

tezmo
Mar 2, 2011, 02:41 PM
Go on then :) it's been a while since iPhone 4 :)

mjknewbie
Mar 7, 2011, 03:45 AM
Hi,

1st post, so excuse the probably dumb newbie questions :).

I'm planning to head to Meadowhall on March 25th to get an iPad 2 - Wi-fi only, 32Gb.

What time does the store open that day? Any advice as to what time to get there (long before opening time, just before etc.) Any chance the store will sell out of the model I'm after, or should they have plenty of stock (don't think the one I'm after is one of the "hot sellers")?

Thanks in advance for any advice!

cryingscotsman
Mar 8, 2011, 01:49 AM
If there's no online pre-orders, I'll be going as well - any news on opening times?

appleboyy
Mar 13, 2011, 05:51 PM
If there's no online pre-orders, I'll be going as well - any news on opening times?


no idea, i wanna get a bunch of us together, just incase we need the loo etc..

smogit
Mar 17, 2011, 06:42 AM
I'm considering going, but depends on when the ipad 2 is actually launched with the US selling out etc

danielowenuk
Mar 18, 2011, 06:18 AM
Me and the missus are going to have wonder over, it's my 30th birthday on the 25th so she is treating me to an iPad.

Gotta drop the kids off at school first, so probably be about 10am before I get there.

Anyone know what time it opens?

daniel1990
Mar 18, 2011, 01:04 PM
hi people surprised to see theres so much interest at this time ill be attending the event on the 25th and i will be trying to reserve a 64gb wifi only model will be there at 6am is this to early see you all there :D

just to let you know i have rang apple and contacted meadowhall apple is still unsure/ wont tell whats happening on the date involving the que up times and opening times medowhall said they will let me know when they are advised by apple to when they will open the doors to let us que up outside the store
hope this helps anyone not that its any help

tc3nitro
Mar 19, 2011, 12:26 PM
I'll be there....
This will be the first launch i have ever attended at an Apple store.
I bought all my iPhones from my local o2 store on launch day.

Does anyone know what T-mobiles 3g service is like at meadowhall or if you can get Bt Openzone/Btfon as i'll probably bring my MBP and Mifi.

daniel1990
Mar 19, 2011, 01:31 PM
this will also be my first ever apple event i have always gone to my 02 store and been on contract with my phones since day 1 of the iphone i bought my mbp from meadowhall i went there about 2 month ago dont think you can get bt openzone not to sure tho about t-mobile tho

Nishi100
Mar 20, 2011, 01:40 PM
I'm getting my iPad from Meadowhall: 64gb, 3G, black. But, I won't be able to get there before 5:30. Do you think there will be any left at 5:30?

If not, then I'll have to ask one of my friends to get one (they're going in a group) at 11:00. But, I would like it to be registered in my name, on my credit card and I can't afford to go a day without my credit card (it's not that I don't trust them :rolleyes:).

synagence
Mar 21, 2011, 06:30 AM
Think i'll be going to meadowhall ... maybe get there around noon

andyvm
Mar 21, 2011, 12:34 PM
I plan to be there!
Apple store still telling me usual opening hours of 10am, but there are rumors it could follow US and be 5pm?!
If 10am I plan to be there around 4-5am!! Sat upstairs near exit doors close to Apple store.
If 5pm opening time will still be an early start I reckon!
I plan to get white 32gb wi-fi.

kateisaninja
Mar 21, 2011, 03:19 PM
hey guys i was wondering if i have much hope turning up to meadowhell at 4:00pm, i unfortunately finnish college at 3 :/ do you think i would have better chance at doncaster (theres KRCS, argos, currys and pc world there) and would get there for 3:30....thanks in advance ;)

tc3nitro
Mar 22, 2011, 03:39 AM
hey guys i was wondering if i have much hope turning up to meadowhell at 4:00pm, i unfortunately finnish college at 3 :/ do you think i would have better chance at doncaster (theres KRCS, argos, currys and pc world there) and would get there for 3:30....thanks in advance ;)

Who knows !
Nobody knows what stock allocation is going to be !
I would imagine that the Apple store will have the largest stock, but it'll also have the biggest que !
I would try reserve one for collection at your nearest Argos store.

Mark

andyvm
Mar 22, 2011, 04:52 AM
I have no choice but to queue at the Apple Store as I have vouchers to spend! :(

magicmole
Mar 22, 2011, 07:51 AM
I was planning to get there Friday AM around 9 am (assuming they open at 10).

I've been reading a few rumours that Apple are forcing all stores to wait until 5pm. I don't fancy queuing at 5pm, the lines will be massive.

Did anyone see the Meadow Hall queue for the first iPad? The wife informs me this was longgg.

***Update. T3 mag states Apple have confirmed in an official press release the in store time will be 17:00 hrs.

andyvm
Mar 22, 2011, 10:52 AM
5pm launch it is!!

Question is what time to start queuing??

andyvm
Mar 22, 2011, 02:54 PM
Setting a meet up for the iPad 2 launch!

Going on my own, wanna meet some people there!

Who's going?!

me

Rob lanks123
Mar 22, 2011, 03:43 PM
Apple say IPad 2 out at 5.00pm on 25th
So what time to start queuing?
Reply

kateisaninja
Mar 22, 2011, 03:53 PM
Who knows !
Nobody knows what stock allocation is going to be !
I would imagine that the Apple store will have the largest stock, but it'll also have the biggest que !
I would try reserve one for collection at your nearest Argos store.

Mark

Thankyou :)
How can i reserve on at argos? :S

Rob lanks123
Mar 22, 2011, 03:59 PM
Setting a meet up for the iPad 2 launch!

Going on my own, wanna meet some people there!

Who's going?!

Me how to contact? It gets released at 5pm!

PhazonUK
Mar 22, 2011, 04:03 PM
Me and 2 of my friends will be at the Meadowhall store.
Was initially considering an overnight queue up as we thought it might open early at say 8am, but since it's now a 5pm launch I think we will just get there around 8am.

I'll be sat in the queue passing time with my iPad 1, lol.

Rob lanks123
Mar 23, 2011, 03:42 AM
I will planning on getting there at 10.30-11am
For the launch at 5.00pm will this be too late?

andyvm
Mar 23, 2011, 05:25 AM
I will planning on getting there at 10.30-11am
For the launch at 5.00pm will this be too late?

Doubt if that is too late, can't see the queue being too big at that time.

magicmole
Mar 23, 2011, 06:50 AM
PC World have emailed me stating they will be selling these Friday from 5pm too.

I would have thought lunch time would be fine for the apple store. But, you never know!! :eek:

Rob lanks123
Mar 23, 2011, 06:57 AM
11.00 I will be there then anyone
Else getting there around that time?
Rob

danielowenuk
Mar 23, 2011, 07:22 AM
Me and 2 of my friends will be at the Meadowhall store.
Was initially considering an overnight queue up as we thought it might open early at say 8am, but since it's now a 5pm launch I think we will just get there around 8am.

I'll be sat in the queue passing time with my iPad 1, lol.

What you really need to do is give us all an update.

I can get there pretty much any time on Friday, but as it's my birthday I would rather not spend it queing all day.

magicmole
Mar 23, 2011, 07:40 AM
I will update this thread at 12:00 hrs on Friday (when I plan on getting there) if no-one else has done an update.

Rob lanks123
Mar 23, 2011, 08:06 AM
I will update this thread at 12:00 hrs on Friday (when I plan on getting there) if no-one else has done an update.

I will get there and do an update!
Will be around 12
Rob

PhazonUK
Mar 23, 2011, 08:45 AM
I'll be getting there quite early so I'll post up some pictures of everyone lining up throughout the day and I'll see what the Apple folks say about availability and stuff.

lc25
Mar 23, 2011, 12:19 PM
i'm going to have a walk in after work about 3.30/3.45ish if the lines are long ill leave it if not ill join.

MacSiggy
Mar 23, 2011, 04:16 PM
i'm going to have a walk in after work about 3.30/3.45ish if the lines are long ill leave it if not ill join.

I'm thinking along those lines too. For the iPad 1 I got there 1.5 hours before opening and it was fine. It sounds like people are going to be turning up at silly times for this one. I'm not bothering to take the day off work for a 2nd iPad. I'm going to try a pre-order first, if I can get it within a couple of weeks I'll be happy.

lc25
Mar 24, 2011, 01:16 PM
I'm thinking along those lines too. For the iPad 1 I got there 1.5 hours before opening and it was fine. It sounds like people are going to be turning up at silly times for this one. I'm not bothering to take the day off work for a 2nd iPad. I'm going to try a pre-order first, if I can get it within a couple of weeks I'll be happy.

I'm easy on this one be worth a walk in if its acceptable ill get one if not I'm really not fussed,its on my way home anyways so will either be something gained or something lost.

andyvm
Mar 25, 2011, 12:09 AM
Got here at 5am and 7 in queue already! Doors were open so inside!

appleboyy
Mar 25, 2011, 12:24 AM
Got here at 5am and 7 in queue already! Doors were open so inside!

Hes not lying ;) we're 4th in line!

http://i56.tinypic.com/o8ykd5.jpg

smogit
Mar 25, 2011, 01:34 AM
Hes not lying ;) we're 4th in line!



7 already! Humm may come a little earlier than planned.

Rob lanks123
Mar 25, 2011, 03:26 AM
7 already! Humm may come a little earlier than planned.

How many are there now?
Rob

magicmole
Mar 25, 2011, 03:28 AM
I didn't realise Meadowhall opened that early!

Don't think I stand a chance of getting one if I am arriving at lunch time now.

Oh well.

SteelercazUK
Mar 25, 2011, 05:10 AM
Damn, absolute earliest I'll be able to get there is 3.30/4ish, so looking like I won't be getting one after all! Ar$e...

I ordered a couple last night, after well over an hour of "Oops" messages from the website, but they're not shipping til 15th April / delivered 26th April - don't know if I have that much patience! :o

Nice one on the queue updates guys, muchly appreciated :D

joehoyle
Mar 25, 2011, 05:40 AM
Hey,

I just rang the Meadowhall store, and he said there was 100+ people queueing already! Just wanted to see if anyone there could confirm/deny that - as the last post here said there were around 7?

Cheers!

Nufc_joe
Mar 25, 2011, 05:44 AM
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Hey,

I just rang the Meadowhall store, and he said there was 100+ people queueing already! Just wanted to see if anyone there could confirm/deny that - as the last post here said there were around 7?

Cheers!

Theyres at least 100-150 people! Alot
Of people ordering 2 as well

joehoyle
Mar 25, 2011, 05:48 AM
Holy crap!

Do you think it's even worth coming down? I can get there in like an hour. I have no idea how many they will have :S

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Theyres at least 100-150 people! Alot
Of people ordering 2 as well

Nufc_joe
Mar 25, 2011, 05:55 AM
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Holy crap!

Do you think it's even worth coming down? I can get there in like an hour. I have no idea how many they will have :S

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Theyres at least 100-150 people! Alot
Of people ordering 2 as well

Staff in shop have been saying people at back may be dissapointed! You could alway try buy someone's space in que

SteelercazUK
Mar 25, 2011, 07:04 AM
Hows it looking now guys, we into the hundreds yet?!

Rob lanks123
Mar 25, 2011, 12:45 PM
Got my iPad 2 on the way home!!!!

tc3nitro
Mar 25, 2011, 01:56 PM
Got my iPad 2 on the way home!!!!

Me too ! I was 18th in the queue and arrived @ 07:00.

Mark

Rob lanks123
Mar 25, 2011, 02:52 PM
Me too ! I was 18th in the queue and arrived @ 07:00.

Mark

I got mine from pc world/currys in
Meadowhall reserved at 11 no queuing nothing
Just turned up at 5 left at 5.15
Rob

danielowenuk
Mar 25, 2011, 04:57 PM
Got there at just after eleven and was 93rd in the queue, they had sold out of white 3G 16gb by then but that wasn't the model I was after anyway.

Dogueboy
Mar 25, 2011, 06:17 PM
I wish I had all day to bum about - finished work at 5:40, got to Meadowhall at about 6pm and figured if the queues were too long, I'd just wait for a few weeks.

Walked into the upstairs Orange shop - no queue at all but they only had 16 & 32 Gb ones left. Checked out huge queue outside Apple shop. Went to downstairs Orange shop - picked up the white 64Gb 3G that I wanted without any wait at all. Chuckled to myself looking at the large (and growing) queue outside Apple shop, left by 6:20.

andyvm
Mar 28, 2011, 07:27 AM
Yeah but if you wanted a wi-fi only model, these you could not get from 3, Orange etc. I was 8th in the queue on Friday after a 5am start, and was in and out of the Apple Store by 5.15pm with my white, 64gb iPad 2.....very happy, and worth the wait!!