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amnost
Mar 3, 2011, 07:31 PM
What time are you going to show up? :D

reebs
Mar 4, 2011, 06:22 PM
I'm thinking like 11am or 12 but who knows? How about you?

amnost
Mar 4, 2011, 06:45 PM
I'll probably show up at about 3:30 PM. Apple's going to be carrying it at so many different retailers on Friday, so I'm not too worried about inventory shortages.

vsighi
Mar 5, 2011, 08:06 PM
I will get my from TARGET in La Mesa...what colors you guys going to get.?

tmiw
Mar 5, 2011, 09:25 PM
I'm torn between taking a (half?) day off of work to go wait in line (UTC is closer to me than Fashion Valley), or just ordering it online. Does stuff at these things usually happen other than picking up iPads?

MotherFinMike
Mar 8, 2011, 06:14 PM
I might hit up the Otay ranch apple store

reebs
Mar 9, 2011, 07:59 PM
I will get my from TARGET in La Mesa...what colors you guys going to get.?

Did you confirm this Target will get them? Did they say how many they will get? I work across the street. May hit this one up.

boomersmech
Mar 9, 2011, 11:42 PM
Ill be hitting up Fashion Valley, I took the day off just to be sure (boss pretty much Marks it on the Calendar for me at this point)

I did some poking around, I called Apple in Otay, and they said they are sure to have gobs of them in stock and call volume regarding the release has been really low, I'll probably swing by at opening to see how the line is, catch a Movie or 2 if its really slow.

I would call Target in La Mesa, the one in Cliaremont was not planning on having any in stock, but they have been known to get late night drop offs of new products.

Bestbuy apparently is doing the famous "reservations." A friend is on a list (he said he wants to get the Reward Zone Points), they even called to confirm his interest.

One thing I haven't been able to confirm is the time the floor models will be available. My call to Otay stated they are not allowed to talk about physical locations of products.

jusco240sx
Mar 10, 2011, 07:22 PM
What time are you going to show up? :D

I was gonna show up at 6 or 7 AM but it seems like it's not gonna be too crazy, I'll probably just show up at 11 or so and see how it is. They've already set a little maze around all the construction for tomorrow...

The iPhone 4 launch was crazy, there were a whole lot of people who had been waiting since 6 AM (people that didn't reserve it) who had to go home empty handed. I don't wanna be one of those guys.

reebs
Mar 10, 2011, 07:32 PM
Ugh no way am I getting there that early. Will take my chances at 3 and if line is too long, I'll order online.

tmiw
Mar 10, 2011, 07:34 PM
I'm going to try my luck ordering at 1am. If it says something longer than 24-48 hours to ship, then I'll check UTC on my lunch break and see how much of a line there is then. :D

amnost
Mar 10, 2011, 08:21 PM
Did you confirm this Target will get them? Did they say how many they will get? I work across the street. May hit this one up.

Thought you should both definitely know that Target won't be carrying the iPad 2 on launch day ;)

amnost
Mar 10, 2011, 08:28 PM
Ugh no way am I getting there that early. Will take my chances at 3 and if line is too long, I'll order online.

Same here. I won't be able to show up any earlier than 3. :(

Honestly, If I could pitch a tent and camp out a week early... I would!

amnost
Mar 10, 2011, 08:34 PM
Thought you should both definitely know that Target won't be carrying the iPad 2 on launch day ;)

Never-mind, Target actually will be carrying the iPad 2 on launch-day starting at 5PM. I'd call your specific Target for availability, though (since there are SO many Targets :D).

"We will be offering all 18 versions and price it as all other retailers have, starting at $499."

boomersmech
Mar 11, 2011, 12:10 PM
So just as a heads-up;

Fashion Valley at 10am has about 20 people in line, more coming every 5 min now. They have massive queueing setup so ill kepp yall posted. Hit me up on twitter for updates (Twitter: CladMonitor).

-Eric

MotherFinMike
Mar 11, 2011, 01:11 PM
30 people in line at Otay

reebs
Mar 11, 2011, 01:19 PM
30 people in line at Otay


Please continue to update! Will be heading there at 2!

Veranmiky
Mar 11, 2011, 01:20 PM
Can you update me on otay ranch line if you happen to stay there for the launch?
I am an Sdsu student and have a final from 2 to 3:40 and want to head over right after
Thx

MotherFinMike
Mar 11, 2011, 01:25 PM
Some guy from best buy just came over and said they only have 3 people in line

fazekas
Mar 11, 2011, 01:25 PM
Anyone know how many in line at Fashion Valley right now?

boomersmech
Mar 11, 2011, 01:26 PM
30ish at Fashion

reebs
Mar 11, 2011, 01:31 PM
Some guy from best buy just came over and said they only have 3 people in line

Is that BB in same mall? May head to that one then!

outphase
Mar 11, 2011, 01:32 PM
Is that BB in same mall? May head to that one then!

No Best Buy is in the Mission Valley area. Just go down Camino de La Reina or Friars Road.

reebs
Mar 11, 2011, 01:34 PM
Some guy from best buy just came over and said they only have 3 people in line

No Best Buy is in the Mission Valley area. Just go down Camino de La Reina or Friars Road.

There is a best buy at that Otay Ranch mall too, MotherFinMike can you confirm?

MotherFinMike
Mar 11, 2011, 01:48 PM
There is a best buy at that Otay Ranch mall too, MotherFinMike can you confirm?

Yes I am # 4 in line

reebs
Mar 11, 2011, 02:06 PM
Yes I am # 4 in line

Sweet! Please keep us posted!

fazekas
Mar 11, 2011, 02:29 PM
Anyone know if FV Apple Store will have a limit on number purchased per person? Will it only be 1 per person, or if I wanted 2 will they sell to one person?

boomersmech
Mar 11, 2011, 02:31 PM
Anyone know if FV Apple Store will have a limit on number purchased per person? Will it only be 1 per person, or if I wanted 2 will they sell to one person?

Apple rep said limit is 2 per credit card.

skinnylegs
Mar 11, 2011, 02:32 PM
Greetings, brethren!

If you were at the FV store for the initial launch of the iPhone, you might remember me. I was the dude there with his daughter that had "Today the iPhone is My Phone" shirts and the iPhone cake.

Anyway, approx. how many people are in line? I am planning on heading over in a few but if it's already too full I will pick an alternate venue.

Thanks!

boomersmech
Mar 11, 2011, 02:32 PM
62 in line at Fashion Valley


http://i.imgur.com/9T32A.jpg

skinnylegs
Mar 11, 2011, 02:37 PM
Should be good then? CYA soon and thanks, boomer!

tmiw
Mar 11, 2011, 02:48 PM
I went to UTC for lunch today. As of 12:30pm, the line extended to somewhere between the food court and Sports Chalet, and it looks like they're expecting it to go back even farther than that:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/large/256224414.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1299877426&Signature=uHAcY3r0fGfDvZVw%2FfddxQQ75rQ%3D

(I'm kinda glad I ordered online before the shipping dates slipped, heh.)

etaylor3971
Mar 11, 2011, 02:58 PM
I think that 62 estimate is about right.

I got here at 12:30pm and 5 more arrived after me (now 12:55pm).

Slow to grow for now.

I'm in the shade in t-shirt and shorts - glad I brought a jacket, it's a little chilly.

Despite all the construction they made a reasonably good "Disneyland" style lineup.

MotherFinMike
Mar 11, 2011, 03:29 PM
Only 5 in people in line at best buy In Otay Ranch

reebs
Mar 11, 2011, 03:34 PM
Only 5 in people in line at best buy In Otay Ranch

Are they doing the voucher thing there? Headin over in an hr!

sdiesel619
Mar 11, 2011, 03:46 PM
Are they doing the voucher thing there? Headin over in an hr!

I just passed Otay BB and saw no more than 5 guys. I should be there by 3. Hopefully it wont be too long.

kraytn
Mar 11, 2011, 03:46 PM
Does anyone know how many units the BB in Mission Valley or Otay have available? Cant get out of work until 4pm.

Happy Apple Day!

MotherFinMike
Mar 11, 2011, 03:51 PM
Are they doing the voucher thing there? Headin over in an hr!

They are doing vouchers at 4pm here in Otay

reebs
Mar 11, 2011, 03:54 PM
They are doing vouchers at 4pm here in Otay

awesome! earlier than expected!

sdiesel619
Mar 11, 2011, 03:59 PM
They are doing vouchers at 4pm here in Otay

Cool. After we get our number, can we walk around or do we need to stay in line?

kraytn
Mar 11, 2011, 04:01 PM
awesome! earlier than expected!

Dont understand vouchers. Vouchers get to purchase first against those that walk in?

MotherFinMike
Mar 11, 2011, 04:03 PM
Cool. After we get our number, can we walk around or do we need to stay in line?

Not so sure on how that works

MotherFinMike
Mar 11, 2011, 04:07 PM
Dont understand vouchers. Vouchers get to purchase first against those that walk in?

Vouchers for particular models

skinnylegs
Mar 11, 2011, 04:19 PM
I'm probably 10-20 peeps behind you, boomersmech. Save one for me! :D

FreeState
Mar 11, 2011, 04:28 PM
Was going to sit in line at Fashion Valley (Apple gift card from Christmas), but decided just to head down there around 6. Hopefully they don't run out...

fazekas
Mar 11, 2011, 04:35 PM
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about 100 in line at FV now.

kraytn
Mar 11, 2011, 04:42 PM
Hoping to get to BestBuy Mission Valley in an hour. I should be able to post how it looks there then. Hopefully they have enough units.

reebs
Mar 11, 2011, 04:44 PM
15th in line or so at Otay Ranch Best Buy! Vouchers to be given out at 4:00-5 sometime.

AC Rempt
Mar 11, 2011, 04:46 PM
15th in line or so at Otay Ranch Best Buy! Vouchers to be given out at 4:00-5 sometime.

Any word on the Otay Apple Store?

MotherFinMike
Mar 11, 2011, 04:57 PM
Any word on the Otay Apple Store?

80 or so last time i checked

kraytn
Mar 11, 2011, 05:21 PM
Hoping to get to BestBuy Mission Valley in an hour. I should be able to post how it looks there then. Hopefully they have enough units.

At BestBuy in Mission Valley, San Diego. I am about #34. :)

sdiesel619
Mar 11, 2011, 05:24 PM
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Wife just checked the Target in Eastlake. 5 16g blacks. That's it. I guess I'm staying at BB.

AC Rempt
Mar 11, 2011, 05:32 PM
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I'm close to the end at Otay. We're around the corner now, and they've broken the line, so the new folks have to stand behind Barnes and Noble. About 10 more in line since I got here.

amnost
Mar 11, 2011, 06:07 PM
At Fashion Valley they announced that they're out of most 3G models.

Follow me on Twitter for more updates.

boomersmech
Mar 11, 2011, 06:11 PM
Line has exploded to 420 people 1 hour before launch.

Twitter: CladMonitor!!

etaylor3971
Mar 11, 2011, 06:15 PM
Missed the "out of 3GS" announcement - I've been playing Tiny Bird for the last hour.

I'm about 43rd in line (or so) - at 3pm, I heard the line was up to 200 - and that was an hour ago.

I guess they could make that announcement (about 3Gs) as they came around and asked what you intended to purchase.

The mall wi-fi is borked (too many connections?) - glad I brought my jailbroken iPhone with MyWi -- working flawlessly - thanks for at least one thing AT&T.



At Fashion Valley they announced that they're out of most 3G models.

Follow me on Twitter for more updates.

amnost
Mar 11, 2011, 06:27 PM
They've been coming around and taking inventory on what people are buying. I'm really far back in line, near Bing Crosby's, and they've guaranteed me a black 16GB wifi.

fazekas
Mar 11, 2011, 06:45 PM
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looks like about 300 in FV line.

kraytn
Mar 11, 2011, 06:52 PM
At BestBuy in Mission Valley, San Diego. I am about #34. :)


Yes. They are handing out vouchers at BestBuy mission valley. I got mine.

seanpholman
Mar 12, 2011, 01:21 AM
Did they run out of 3G models? Anyone know?

--Sean

jbol
Mar 12, 2011, 11:43 AM
Just left fashion valley. All they have are Verizon iPads, with 16g wifi coming sometime midday. And that's it folks.....

Ace R.
Mar 12, 2011, 12:08 PM
Do they still have any smart covers left?

skinnylegs
Mar 12, 2011, 12:57 PM
Had a great time hanging out in line with everyone yesterday. I was approx. #70. Brought home a black, 16 GB, WiFi only with an HDMI adapter and black leather magnetic cover. Had an IP1; love the IP2 even more!

phantomsd
Mar 15, 2011, 09:50 PM
Anyone giving Fashion Valley a shot tomorrow morning (Wednesday)?

gregquinn
Mar 16, 2011, 02:17 PM
Fashion valley store told me yesterday that they received only 6 ipads for the day. What is going on..?

phantomsd
Mar 16, 2011, 06:27 PM
Only 6? WOW... I'd expect more for SD's flagship store. Anyone recall how many they got on Tuesday?

teddy bear jr.
Mar 16, 2011, 08:23 PM
anyone want to meet up thursday morning? i've been checking with the carlsbad store but no luck.

tl01
Mar 17, 2011, 11:43 PM
anyone want to meet up thursday morning? i've been checking with the carlsbad store but no luck.

Did you get one? I've been trying at various stores.. might try North County tomorrow.

pluck007
Mar 18, 2011, 10:22 AM
Hi,

I'm arriving in San Diego Saturday night and would like to purchase an iPad2 on Sunday. Do you think that I will have a chance to do so?

That's the only time when I'll have that opportunity... hope some will be in store... :|

cheers
pluck

outphase
Mar 18, 2011, 04:44 PM
Hi,

I'm arriving in San Diego Saturday night and would like to purchase an iPad2 on Sunday. Do you think that I will have a chance to do so?

That's the only time when I'll have that opportunity... hope some will be in store... :|

cheers
pluck

Not likely. Sunday isn't typically known for new shipments.

pluck007
Mar 18, 2011, 07:23 PM
:(

any suggestions where I could try my luck? Shall I go directly to Fashion Valley? I've been to SD once, but that's ages ago and I dunno the city at all...

DJsteveSD
Mar 19, 2011, 11:34 PM
was told on the phone earlier in the week to call at 8am to find out what was received and they start selling at 9am. Called, no answer, stopped by about 8:30am, the vouchers had already been passed out. they didnt get in the model I was looking for so no biggie...

outphase
Mar 20, 2011, 01:32 AM
was told on the phone earlier in the week to call at 8am to find out what was received and they start selling at 9am. Called, no answer, stopped by about 8:30am, the vouchers had already been passed out. they didnt get in the model I was looking for so no biggie...

That's just the runaround that they are instructed to say. They know full well people are lining up before the sun hits the east coast, yet they still tell you to call long after tickets are distributed. You'd think that a phone operator would go rogue and give a real answer just to stop people from calling with the same damn questions over and over.

pluck007
Mar 20, 2011, 05:26 PM
in FashionVally no iPad2 neither today nor tomorrow (Monday). The earliest on Tuesday... :(

DJsteveSD
Mar 21, 2011, 11:37 AM
good thing I dont have a life or a job! oh wait, I do... :(

pluck007
Mar 23, 2011, 12:00 AM
any news on availability in FV?

cybersystem
Mar 25, 2011, 08:56 PM
they had nothing in stock today.. told me that they get shipments from Apple every day except Sunday but can't tell if they get any iPads in that shipment until the store opens.. and people still start to line up at 5am each day according to them

pluck007
Mar 28, 2011, 04:25 PM
Fyi

I tried buying the new ipad for a week. No luck.
So I went back to Poland and on sunday afternoon I went to the nearest store: picked the model, picked the color I liked and purchased. Screw the ams supply chain. Though mine was a little more expensive due to taxes...

DSG72
Apr 3, 2011, 11:25 AM
Any news on availability in FV?

AC Rempt
Apr 4, 2011, 01:37 PM
I wouldn't count on Otay for the immediate future :eek:

http://www.10news.com/news/27421748/detail.html