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lhshockey24
Mar 4, 2011, 08:57 AM
This thread is for Dallas and the surrounding metroplex (Southlake, Plano, Frisco, etc.) Anyone planning on going to a particular location? I wonder how Best Buy and Wal-Mart will handle the launch.

gmikesell
Mar 4, 2011, 07:40 PM
I was in line for the iPhone 4 last June at Stonebriar Mall in Frisco at 11pm. They kicked everybody out (disbursed the line) at something like 2am that morning. Talk about a disaster! I really hope security and Apple have a better plan arranged this time! I'm thinking I may try to get off work early and get in line at around 1:00pm

lhshockey24
Mar 4, 2011, 08:16 PM
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I'm assuming lines won't be as crazy as iPhone lines an I also don't see shortages either...

bwaltens
Mar 4, 2011, 09:03 PM
I'm going to try to get there after school, so about 3 o'clock. Do you think this will be enough time? i'm going to the southlake store

Knowimagination
Mar 5, 2011, 12:52 AM
if BB won't let me buy one on launch day then I will probably be in line at the Knox St store

scirica
Mar 5, 2011, 01:21 PM
I'm thinking leaving work early on Friday and heading to the Southlake store will be a fun way to start off my weekend. I'm also hoping this isn't as crazy as an iPhone launch. I don't think it will be.

bumzo1
Mar 5, 2011, 01:55 PM
I'm probably going to hit up the northpark store

sfwalter
Mar 6, 2011, 03:26 PM
I noticed today that someone is already in line at the Knox Henderson store. They had a tent setup.

sfwalter
Mar 6, 2011, 03:27 PM
Working from home that day, probably head to Willow Bend around 2pm.

Knowimagination
Mar 6, 2011, 04:21 PM
I noticed today that someone is already in line at the Knox Henderson store. They had a tent setup.

Probably the same guy that was on the news before the iPhone 4 launch.

bwaltens
Mar 6, 2011, 05:03 PM
I'm thinking leaving work early on Friday and heading to the Southlake store will be a fun way to start off my weekend. I'm also hoping this isn't as crazy as an iPhone launch. I don't think it will be.

what time do you think you'll get there? I'm thinking i will get there at 3 and be okay. I want a white 32 wifi

orangecrushv
Mar 7, 2011, 08:17 AM
Someone leave one available in Dallas for Saturday... Want to surprise my wife with one for her birthday but won't be able to make a covert shopping trip until Saturday... ;)

Knowimagination
Mar 7, 2011, 01:29 PM
look like it is just going to be me and iJustin at the knox st store :p

I think I am giving up on Best Buy, because I can't find anything suggesting they will have white available on friday.

ejfontenot
Mar 7, 2011, 03:42 PM
I will head over to Stonebriar about 415. Meeting until 4, then head over after. If they don't have what I want, then Best Buy. Of course still debating on which model to buy, but that's for another thread!

DrJohnnyN
Mar 7, 2011, 05:28 PM
:apple:

Why wait outdoors (Knox) when you can wait indoors (Northpark)?

scirica
Mar 7, 2011, 07:15 PM
what time do you think you'll get there? I'm thinking i will get there at 3 and be okay. I want a white 32 wifi

I'll probably head over around 4 and if there's a long line I'll order on the website. As much as I'd love to have another iPad (original was lost) I'm not ready to do another line like I did during the iP4 launch!

Knowimagination
Mar 7, 2011, 08:46 PM
:apple:

Why wait outdoors (Knox) when you can wait indoors (Northpark)?

It is supposed to be a high of 70 and sunny all day friday, why wouldn't someone want to spend some time outside with that nice of weather.

alt
Mar 7, 2011, 10:45 PM
I'm sick of waiting in lines all night outside....

Has anyone else experienced fights breaking out and stuff? It's crazy...everytime I have done this people would drive up and flame us...eventually getting into physical fights with us..its crazy.

Considering just going to target really early and trying to get one :D

sfwalter
Mar 8, 2011, 08:43 PM
With all these places selling the iPad 2 (Apple Store, Best Buy, Target, Walmart) I really wonder if there will be much of a line at all.

Icculus
Mar 9, 2011, 09:50 AM
I will be at Stonebriar @ 3pm on friday...hoping for the best, still debating which store will be better Stonebriar or Willowbend

AppleMc
Mar 9, 2011, 11:53 AM
I live a minute away from Stonebriar but I seriously dislike that mall. I'll be at Willow Bend around 4:30!

Icculus
Mar 9, 2011, 01:31 PM
I live a minute away from Stonebriar but I seriously dislike that mall. I'll be at Willow Bend around 4:30!

I really dislike ALL malls, but Friday I will have to suck it up. It will be a game time decision between WB and SB.

ejfontenot
Mar 9, 2011, 02:57 PM
Stonebriar is on my way home. I work on Preston, live off Preston. See the SB folks about 415!

Aliterofsoda
Mar 9, 2011, 08:53 PM
No one has mentioned the Apple store in Fort Worth... could mean good things for me! I plan on scoping it out around noon... stocked with school work and snacks!

jdczar
Mar 10, 2011, 09:11 AM
I will be at the Fort Worth store too im not expecting a crowd

Knowimagination
Mar 10, 2011, 05:46 PM
No one has mentioned the Apple store in Fort Worth... could mean good things for me! I plan on scoping it out around noon... stocked with school work and snacks!

I will be at the Fort Worth store too im not expecting a crowd

Man now I am torn, I was going to just get it at Best Buy but it looks like they won't let me and I am about 30 miles from both the knox st. store and the ft worth store, decisions decisions.

Abyssgh0st
Mar 10, 2011, 06:12 PM
I'll be at the University Park store as usual. Anyone else going there?

bibbz
Mar 10, 2011, 06:45 PM
I'll be at Knox around noon. :)

TehReaper
Mar 10, 2011, 07:01 PM
Ill be at north park around 9 am they told me they will be specting a big line >.<!

bibbz
Mar 10, 2011, 08:15 PM
I'm hoping most people drive on past the Knox store when they see they construction thinking its closed and go to another Apple Store. Maybe we get shorter lines.

Either way, ill be there around noonish.

CC424
Mar 10, 2011, 08:22 PM
I'm in Dallas and will not be getting the iPad2. I think Apple has enough of my cash. I have Macbook Pro, iPad 1, & iPhone 4...not to mention the first 3 iPhones that I bought. Anyway, I'm just glad to see how many people from DTown are on this forum!

Maybe I'll be at North Park but only to down a couple at the Kona Grill :)

Knowimagination
Mar 10, 2011, 08:29 PM
I think I am going to do the University Park store since I have never been there and I have been to the Knox street store a lot.

Probably get there around 1pm tomorrow hopefully the line won't be too bad.

jap1198
Mar 10, 2011, 09:00 PM
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We're going to be at the Knox location, hopefully there isn't that many people.

AppleMc
Mar 10, 2011, 10:03 PM
What are the odds one of you Friscoans will post an update around 3:30-4:00ish and let me know what the line (or lack thereof) at Stonebriar is looking like?? Now I'm debating between Willow Bend and Stonebriar...

whoodie
Mar 10, 2011, 10:15 PM
What are the odds one of you Friscoans will post an update around 3:30-4:00ish and let me know what the line (or lack thereof) at Stonebriar is looking like?? Now I'm debating between Willow Bend and Stonebriar...

X2, that would be awesome!

xyz1534
Mar 10, 2011, 10:26 PM
Still undecided on whether to go to the Apple Store or BB...

Either way will probably head over to Stonebriar since I don't think there's a BB near Willow bend....

jwong3854
Mar 10, 2011, 11:04 PM
We got Apple store, bestbuy, target, At&T store and Walmart within 2 miles of stonebriar

Still undecided on whether to go to the Apple Store or BB...

Either way will probably head over to Stonebriar since I don't think there's a BB near Willow bend....

DPinTX
Mar 10, 2011, 11:16 PM
What are the odds one of you Friscoans will post an update around 3:30-4:00ish and let me know what the line (or lack thereof) at Stonebriar is looking like?? Now I'm debating between Willow Bend and Stonebriar...

I will post updates through out the day. I will be there early

DP

Natesac
Mar 10, 2011, 11:23 PM
My buddy Ryan and I are going to be at willow bend around 9am.

Abyssgh0st
Mar 11, 2011, 05:32 AM
At University now, I believe I'm number 5 or 6.

TehReaper
Mar 11, 2011, 06:18 AM
University? Damn I thought they only had north park mall one and Knox store haha I'm still waiting for them to open the door for the mall at north park =\

Abyssgh0st
Mar 11, 2011, 06:35 AM
University? Damn I thought they only had north park mall one and Knox store haha I'm still waiting for them to open the door for the mall at north park =\

Nope.. Close to TCU/the zoo (S Univ.). There's still only 6 of us... I'm a bit worried that there may not be a crowd until like noon. And I'm freezing. F.

TehReaper
Mar 11, 2011, 06:51 AM
Me and my sis got into the north park mall first in line haha only two of us still.

Akme
Mar 11, 2011, 06:53 AM
Everyone lined up already, keep us up-to-date! I'm considering a last minute change of heart today. Might head to Knox or NorthPark after work to grab one.

bwaltens
Mar 11, 2011, 06:58 AM
I may get to the southlake store around 1:30-2:30. Its in suburb, but its also kind of a rich area. Do you think I will be good to get a black 32 wifi?

Natesac
Mar 11, 2011, 06:59 AM
Any news from willow bend?

xyz1534
Mar 11, 2011, 07:23 AM
We got Apple store, bestbuy, target, At&T store and Walmart within 2 miles of stonebriar

True, AT&T is out since I only want the WiFi version...dunno how many units will Walmart and Target have today...will try Apple or Best buy first if not then Walmart and Target...

DPinTX
Mar 11, 2011, 07:27 AM
There is a line already (7 people) at Stonebriar in Frisco. 7:25am

Follow my twitter @dpedini for pictures and updates so far everyone in line is a 64gb 3G black

DP

thesmileman
Mar 11, 2011, 07:27 AM
The line is growing.

thesmileman
Mar 11, 2011, 07:38 AM
....

TehReaper
Mar 11, 2011, 07:46 AM
Surprisingly is only two of us still in northpark mall.

drumpat01
Mar 11, 2011, 07:47 AM
Hey all you Fort Worth people, thanks for coming out so early, all of us employees are very happy to see you guys care so much.

Icculus
Mar 11, 2011, 08:00 AM
There is a line already (7 people) at Stonebriar in Frisco. 7:25am

Follow my twitter @dpedini for pictures and updates so far everyone in line is a 64gb 3G black

DP

Thank you so much for tweeting updates for stonebriar! You are AWESOME!

DPinTX
Mar 11, 2011, 08:00 AM
The line at Stonebrier is setup all the way down to build a. Bear wih stantions. 11 people in line. Sign in Apple states 3:00 pm close to get ready for Ipad2 launch at 5.

DP

Icculus
Mar 11, 2011, 08:03 AM
The line at Stonebrier is setup all the way down to build a. Bear wih stantions. 11 people in line. Sign in Apple states 3:00 pm close to get ready for Ipad2 launch at 5.

DP

Man I wasn't planning on getting in line till 2-3pm....might have to change that, seems like SB is getting busy....will keep watching for updates.

AppleMc
Mar 11, 2011, 08:09 AM
Thanks for the updates, I'm starting to get nervous... I can't get in line before 3:30.

sfwalter
Mar 11, 2011, 08:10 AM
Must be nice to be able to spend all day standing in line. I have to earn my iPad 2 today by going to work. I plan on getting there at 4:00pm sharp, save me a white 32gb with an orange cover please :-)

TehReaper
Mar 11, 2011, 08:11 AM
Still the only ones in north park! I should of gotten more sleep lol woke up at 5:40 am >.<!

TehReaper
Mar 11, 2011, 08:31 AM
Well there's 5 of us now over here at North Park.

thesmileman
Mar 11, 2011, 08:34 AM
Must be nice to be able to spend all day standing in line. I have to earn my iPad 2 today by going to work. I plan on getting there at 4:00pm sharp, save me a white 32gb with an orange cover please :-)

Maybe you need a better job.

bwaltens
Mar 11, 2011, 08:52 AM
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Does anyone know what is going on at the southlake store? I will get there at ~1:20

DPinTX
Mar 11, 2011, 08:56 AM
Must be nice to be able to spend all day standing in line. I have to earn my iPad 2 today by going to work. I plan on getting there at 4:00pm sharp, save me a white 32gb with an orange cover please :-)

My job is standing in line

Mall security is getting anal about sitting in front of stores. They came by and measured out from the store opening and if you are in the way they make you move.

On a good note the Nestle toll house cookie store is starting to open.

DP

Icculus
Mar 11, 2011, 09:00 AM
My job is standing in line

Mall security is getting anal about sitting in front of stores. They came by and measured out from the store opening and if you are in the way they make you move.

On a good note the Nestle toll house cookie store is starting to open.

DP

That cookie stand is going to be taunting you ALL day....at least there is not a Cinnabon store right there, I would have a heart attack before 5pm.

Natesac
Mar 11, 2011, 09:00 AM
We are 12th and 13th at Willow Bend. We are currently at the end of the line. There is a roped off area and they are saying LIMIT TWO PER PERSON.

anonymous6237
Mar 11, 2011, 09:04 AM
We are 12th and 13th at Willow Bend. We are currently at the end of the line. There is a roped off area and they are saying LIMIT TWO PER PERSON.

Thanks for the Willow Bend update. I'm planning on heading over around 1:30 and hope to not be too far back in line.

AppleMc
Mar 11, 2011, 09:06 AM
Ugh, doesn't look good for me. All because I have to work for ONE HOUR today, and it just happens to be from 2:30-3:30.

Knowimagination
Mar 11, 2011, 09:10 AM
At University now, I believe I'm number 5 or 6.

Thanks for the update I think I am going to head up there around 12:00-1:00

Natesac
Mar 11, 2011, 09:44 AM
Willow Bend is at about 20 people

scirica
Mar 11, 2011, 09:50 AM
This is a great thread. I'll be monitoring it to see how the Southlake line is shaping up. I plan on heading over there at lunch time for a peak and if it's really getting long I may camp out. Wish we had a way to know the current inventory (and by model/color).

thesmileman
Mar 11, 2011, 09:52 AM
About 20 people at Stonebriar

Abyssgh0st
Mar 11, 2011, 09:59 AM
Nearing 30 at University.

Knowimagination
Mar 11, 2011, 10:01 AM
Nearing 30 at University.

Wow I may have to head out there sooner than expected

lolnick
Mar 11, 2011, 10:35 AM
i predict they will only have gray color smart covers avail on launch.

ejfontenot
Mar 11, 2011, 10:36 AM
Chomping at the bit to be at Stonebriar, can't leave here til 4!

nbrown26
Mar 11, 2011, 10:54 AM
Any updates from the Knox Street Store ? (or should we call it the McKinney Ave Store?) I plan on arriving between 1 and 2.

gmikesell
Mar 11, 2011, 10:55 AM
I'm here at stonebriar, #30 when I first got here, about 15 minutes later, I'm #32. no worries so far as long as there aren't spouses yet to join for everyone here currently. Lol. Line is up to The Sunglasses hut, on the corner from the skate rink.

AppleMc
Mar 11, 2011, 11:02 AM
We are 12th and 13th at Willow Bend. We are currently at the end of the line. There is a roped off area and they are saying LIMIT TWO PER PERSON.

How's the Willow Bend line looking now?

Icculus
Mar 11, 2011, 11:02 AM
Chomping at the bit to be at Stonebriar, can't leave here til 4!

My parents just got there, my mom is awesome (swap out with her once I get there). My dad said that they were around 20-25 in line, and within 30 minutes there are now 25 people behind them...so 50 people total (rough estimate.) So I am not sure but I am guessing that line to be over 100+ people around 1ish....I am shocked so many people are there so soon. Maybe its just me though....maybe this is normal....

This is update for StoneBriar...

AppleMc
Mar 11, 2011, 11:19 AM
My parents just got there, my mom is awesome (swap out with her once I get there).

That's awesome! I can't even talk my husband into waiting for me until 3:30.

Natesac
Mar 11, 2011, 11:23 AM
Willow Bend is at about 30 people. Rumor in line is they might be able to serve everyone that's comes out today, they must have a large stock

AppleMc
Mar 11, 2011, 11:24 AM
Willow Bend is at about 30 people. Rumor in line is they might be able to serve everyone that's comes out today, they must have a large stock

Yay! Good news for me!

jskidmore
Mar 11, 2011, 11:24 AM
How's the line at Northpark looking? Any word from the staff on inventory levels?

Knowimagination
Mar 11, 2011, 11:25 AM
heading to Knox street planning on getting there by 1pm hope the line is not too out of control

DPinTX
Mar 11, 2011, 11:32 AM
Line is about 46 now at Stonebriar. Posting pics on twitter @dpedini

Cookies are still calling my name must resist.

Stop by say Hello

DP

AppleMc
Mar 11, 2011, 11:42 AM
Line is about 46 now at Stonebriar. Posting pics on twitter @dpedini

Cookies are still calling my name must resist.

Stop by say Hello

DP

If I come take cookie orders is someone going to save me a spot? :p;)

Icculus
Mar 11, 2011, 11:52 AM
Line is about 46 now at Stonebriar. Posting pics on twitter @dpedini

Cookies are still calling my name must resist.

Stop by say Hello

DP

What are you wearing? I will buy you a whole cookie cake...:-)

lolnick
Mar 11, 2011, 11:53 AM
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There will be plenty of stock for everyone. Its just a matter of how long you will wait to get one.

Icculus
Mar 11, 2011, 11:54 AM
That's awesome! I can't even talk my husband into waiting for me until 3:30.

Yeah my parents kick ass, I think I will pass on returning them (still in the 40 year return policy.) My dad is there cause he is buying one, but my mom really doesn't want to be there...I am just trying to finish up some work at the house before heading out there...will take my dads ipad1 w/iphone 4 tethering to do some work while there....cannot wait to get my chick-fil-a for lunch.

thechrisman
Mar 11, 2011, 11:55 AM
anyone in line at North Park?

lolnick
Mar 11, 2011, 12:09 PM
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Natesac
Mar 11, 2011, 12:09 PM
Willow Bend is at around 50 people.

lolnick
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Last year the line was done within an hour and half and you could just walk in and get one.

DPinTX
Mar 11, 2011, 12:49 PM
Stonebriar Frisco update, about 60 in line. Apple rep going down line asking if we have any questions and will try to give us answers.

Asked about what and when accessories are available

Ask about how many per person

Asked about qnty of each available

Asked about flow when doors open at 5:00

And if we do not want personal setup is there an express pay lane


Thanks
DP

jwong3854
Mar 11, 2011, 12:51 PM
Stonebriar Frisco update, about 60 in line. Apple rep going down line asking if we have any questions and will try to give us answers.

Asked about what and when accessories are available

Ask about how many per person

Asked about qnty of each available

Asked about flow when doors open at 5:00

And if we do not want personal setup is there an express pay lane


Thanks
DP

And also they might give out tickets around 3

Zeos
Mar 11, 2011, 12:58 PM
Can you ask if they have instructions from AT&T for moving grandfathered unlimited plans to the iPad2?:)



Stonebriar Frisco update, about 60 in line. Apple rep going down line asking if we have any questions and will try to give us answers.

Asked about what and when accessories are available

Ask about how many per person

Asked about qnty of each available

Asked about flow when doors open at 5:00

And if we do not want personal setup is there an express pay lane


Thanks
DP

DPinTX
Mar 11, 2011, 01:09 PM
Stonebriar Frisco update, about 60 in line. Apple rep going down line asking if we have any questions and will try to give us answers.

Asked about what and when accessories are available

Ask about how many per person

Asked about qnty of each available

Asked about flow when doors open at 5:00

And if we do not want personal setup is there an express pay lane

Thanks
DP

Apple rep just came back thought line with water and answers.

Only apple cases - all colors are here. No 3rd party cases yet

HDMI dongle available

iPads have arrived and are still in master cases will start to break down after 3:00

Can just buy and leave do not have to open box unless you want personal setup, separate area for that

They will be handing out tickets at 4:30 on version that we want (color size AT&T or vz or wifi) pick one if the 18 available

Only two per person

Might have an extra ticket

Thats the latest from here

Thanks
DP

Natesac
Mar 11, 2011, 01:18 PM
Willow Bend is at about 90 people

bwaltens
Mar 11, 2011, 01:21 PM
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At southlake. Probably 50 people in line

unsyncable.com
Mar 11, 2011, 01:27 PM
Just called two different local Best Buys and no one in line for either of them yet.... =)

sfwalter
Mar 11, 2011, 01:30 PM
Willow Bend is at about 90 people

Wow less than I thought, I may have a chance to get one. going to be there at 3:30pm.

jdczar
Mar 11, 2011, 01:34 PM
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At firewheel best buy only 5 people in line they will be handing out tickets at 430

ejfontenot
Mar 11, 2011, 01:41 PM
Which entrance to the mall is gonna get me closest to the end of the line?

DPinTX
Mar 11, 2011, 01:45 PM
FYI Zagg shield booth setup outside of Stonebriar Apple store just got there shipment of iPad2 front screen protectors. Only 50 of them

Thanks
DP

DPinTX
Mar 11, 2011, 01:49 PM
Best Buy Eldarado Frisco 5 of each Type

DP

DPinTX
Mar 11, 2011, 01:52 PM
Can you ask if they have instructions from AT&T for moving grandfathered unlimited plans to the iPad2?:)


I asked for you was told that it's linked to your login ID not the device. So you would just go to configuration / cellular Data and login

Thanks
DP

bwaltens
Mar 11, 2011, 01:53 PM
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Thy just handed out pizza and smart water at southlake!

Natesac
Mar 11, 2011, 01:53 PM
By the sounds of it if you show up to willow bend this afternoon you will find out if you can get the model you want. They are keeping good tabs on the line.

bwaltens
Mar 11, 2011, 01:54 PM
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Thy just handed out pizza and smart water at southlake!

DPinTX
Mar 11, 2011, 01:55 PM
Which entrance to the mall is gonna get me closest to the end of the line?

Walk in from Dillards line goes to escalator by there or come in to ice ring entrance and go to the left.

DP

AppleMc
Mar 11, 2011, 02:00 PM
Just strolled past you guys at Stonebriar, I'm so jealous, wish I could get in line...

AppleMc
Mar 11, 2011, 02:07 PM
Best Buy Eldarado Frisco 5 of each Type

DP

Do we know if there's a line? That's 2 minutes from work for me.

DPinTX
Mar 11, 2011, 02:08 PM
Just strolled past you guys at Stonebriar, I'm so jealous, wish I could get in line...

Stop by say hello, 7&8 in line

DP

rogerh
Mar 11, 2011, 02:09 PM
I think I'm gonna goto the bestbuy in irving off 183 by the mall.

lolnick
Mar 11, 2011, 02:19 PM
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Northpark is reaching 100

jdczar
Mar 11, 2011, 02:20 PM
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I'm going to wait at this best buy in garland they won't tell me how many they have but hopefully I get the one I want if not then I'll go to one of the apple stores later

DPinTX
Mar 11, 2011, 02:29 PM
Line is from Apple store past kids play area now, well over 200+ people

Store closes in 30 min. Then opens again at 5

DP

bwaltens
Mar 11, 2011, 02:46 PM
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Looks like they will be handing out cards at apple store

ejfontenot
Mar 11, 2011, 02:56 PM
Line is from Apple store past kids play area now, well over 200+ people

Store closes in 30 min. Then opens again at 5

DP

Over 200 at Stonebriar? Holy Cow!


Whats it look like at Willow Bend?

Knowimagination
Mar 11, 2011, 03:03 PM
Apple store Knox St. Has over 100 now I'm around 23 or so.

lolnick
Mar 11, 2011, 03:05 PM
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Northpark isn't doing any cards

bwaltens
Mar 11, 2011, 03:13 PM
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Sorry, should have clairified: cards are at southlake

lhshockey24
Mar 11, 2011, 03:20 PM
20 In line at the Best Buy in Flower Mound. I wonder what the other Best Buys look like now that people are getting off work.

jdczar
Mar 11, 2011, 03:23 PM
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Lucky 13 in line at the best buy in garland firewheel they said they have 5 of each model and have every model so I should be good there is about 25 in line they took a list of names to keep line integrity

lolnick
Mar 11, 2011, 03:32 PM
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Northpark line is now in the courtyard

Zeos
Mar 11, 2011, 03:40 PM
My brother was at Willowbend and texted me "No chance." Looks like he is going to try Best Buy at 121/423.

scirica
Mar 11, 2011, 03:48 PM
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20 In line at the Best Buy in Flower Mound. I wonder what the other Best Buys look like now that people are getting off work.

Right now about 40 in line at Grapevine Best Buy. Might head to FloMo as that's close to home.

AppleMc
Mar 11, 2011, 03:50 PM
In line at Willow Bend. It's bad. 300+

ejfontenot
Mar 11, 2011, 04:01 PM
Image from the back of the line at stonebriar

@eric_j_fontenot

ejfontenot
Mar 11, 2011, 04:10 PM
If you want a coupon for 10% off one of the best iPad cases for your new iPad, PM you email address and I will send you a coupon. www.dodocase.com

Or you can find me in line and I can show you why you should buy this case!

Akme
Mar 11, 2011, 04:15 PM
So North Park is a lost cause? Anyone have any feedback on Knox?

Natesac
Mar 11, 2011, 04:26 PM
I'm 12th in line at willow bend. Can't see the end of the line

AppleMc
Mar 11, 2011, 04:48 PM
I'm 12th in line at willow bend. Can't see the end of the line

I'm at the front of the third part of the line, it goes on forever behind me...

lolnick
Mar 11, 2011, 05:59 PM
I got 2 white ipads 16gig wifis at northpark. I was roughtly 50ish in line. They have a lower than expected inventory because of the temp store in austin took some of their ipad shipments.

DeaconGraves
Mar 11, 2011, 06:40 PM
Knox Street is sold out of all AT&T models... great job Apple. :(

Knowimagination
Mar 11, 2011, 06:47 PM
wow those went fast. I was in the first group at knox street and I made it in and out pretty quickly. Setting it up now!

whoodie
Mar 11, 2011, 07:05 PM
Willow Bend is sold out of all, except for a few Verizon models.

ejfontenot
Mar 11, 2011, 07:47 PM
I was pretty deep at Stonebriar, they sold out of 3G models quickly.

scirica
Mar 11, 2011, 07:55 PM
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They ran out fast at Brst Buy Flower Mound. I wanted 32g wifi and all they had was 16g white. I left empty-handed.

AppleMc
Mar 11, 2011, 09:45 PM
I went in for a 16GB black AT&T and 5 hours later I left with the last 16GB white Verizon. I can live with the white so far, it's pretty cute, but if I hate Verizon I'll return it and wait for AT&T.

ejfontenot
Mar 11, 2011, 09:48 PM
Yea. If I can find one, I am gonna return my 16 gig black wifi for a 16 gig white AT&T

whoodie
Mar 11, 2011, 09:51 PM
So what happened at Knox st. Was it a sellout there as well? Anybody have any info from the area Fry's, BB, or Targets?

ejfontenot
Mar 11, 2011, 09:58 PM
Word at best buy Stonebriar was sellout. BUT, they were letting people that would sign up for a credit card skip ahead in the line. This from a guy that was line with me at stonebriar mall while his wife ran over there after apple ran out of 3G models.

tmaxxtigger
Mar 11, 2011, 10:01 PM
50th in line at Allen BB, but they did not have much left by the time they reached me, mostly white and 3G that not many wanted, bummer. Target and Walmart in the area has little to nothing either.

brasscat
Mar 12, 2011, 08:13 AM
I was maybe 300 in a line of 500+ at Willow Bend Mall. Waited 5 hours, got to spot 50 from the door, and they ran out.

The sad thing was the lack of information being provided by Apple to us waiting in line. There were maybe 150 in line still when they clearly ran out. The line sat unmoving for about 45 minutes when news was finally announced that they ran out. I don't understand why they had us stand there for 45 minutes to tell us they were sold out?

During past launches, Apple passed out free water, or took inventory counts against the people waiting in line. This time nothing from Apple but a bunch of Apple employees that had no idea how much inventory they had until they were all out.

I don't know why they didn't allow pre-reservations, either, this time around.

So this launch, in my opinion, was a little wild and disorganized compared to launches of days past.

sfwalter
Mar 12, 2011, 08:16 AM
I was maybe 300 in a line of 500+ at Willow Bend Mall. Waited 5 hours, got to spot 50 from the door, and they ran out.

The sad thing was the lack of information being provided by Apple to us waiting in line. There were maybe 150 in line still when they clearly ran out. The line sat unmoving for about 45 minutes when news was finally announced that they ran out. I don't understand why they had us stand there for 45 minutes to tell us they were sold out?

During past launches, Apple passed out free water, or took inventory counts against the people waiting in line. This time nothing from Apple but a bunch of Apple employees that had no idea how much inventory they had until they were all out.

I don't know why they didn't allow pre-reservations, either, this time around.

So this launch, in my opinion, was a little wild and disorganized compared to launches of days past.

They passed out water at Willowbend at least at the front of the line.

AppleMc
Mar 12, 2011, 08:23 AM
I was maybe 300 in a line of 500+ at Willow Bend Mall. Waited 5 hours, got to spot 50 from the door, and they ran out.

The sad thing was the lack of information being provided by Apple to us waiting in line. There were maybe 150 in line still when they clearly ran out. The line sat unmoving for about 45 minutes when news was finally announced that they ran out. I don't understand why they had us stand there for 45 minutes to tell us they eyes that had no idea how much inventory they had until they were all out.

The 45 minute stop was when they "assessed their inventory." I agree, they kept us in the dark too long. I was in about the same spot as you, waiting to hear what they had left but knowing it was probably not what I wanted.

jwong3854
Mar 12, 2011, 09:11 AM
delete post please

whoodie
Mar 12, 2011, 10:01 AM
So who is going out today to try and find one? I personally think the chances are slim to none.

cmgriffi102
Mar 12, 2011, 11:18 AM
Any word on store inventory around the area? Southlake said they wouldn't get any until monday....

brasscat
Mar 13, 2011, 02:06 PM
So who is going out today to try and find one? I personally think the chances are slim to none.

If history is going to repeat itself with this iPad launch, the Apple stores will trickle in 10 or so units every day until the initial demand is met. It will be very difficult to get one for a while (I'd say for at least a couple months), unless you're willing to call every Apple store in your area every day in hopes to reserve one before others do.

I've resigned myself to the simpler option: I've ordered online with a three-four week delivery timeframe. And with that I feel like I'm evolving.

barrett14
Mar 14, 2011, 09:52 AM
any report of a place that has them in stock?

eburr
Mar 14, 2011, 10:46 AM
Willow Bend and Stonebrier don't have any

scirica
Mar 14, 2011, 02:46 PM
any report of a place that has them in stock?

0 Stock at Southlake as of 11am call this morning.

AppleMc
Mar 15, 2011, 10:25 AM
Stonebriar had 15 iPads this morning and a line of about 50.

eburr
Mar 15, 2011, 11:48 AM
Willow Bend did not get any today. There were at least 50 people in line.

DeaconGraves
Mar 15, 2011, 11:50 AM
Was at Knox Street at opening and they said that there would be no iPads for sale today.

Also went by the AT&T Store on Oak Lawn yesterday. They said they weren't expecting iPads for another few weeks.

danielsmu
Mar 16, 2011, 08:28 AM
Anybody seen any of the DFW apple stores receive and begin selling iPads during the day or have they been holding them for sale at the beginning of the next day? Trying to see if it's worth going to Northpark or Knox bright and early on Saturday morning or if it's best to just keep calling around throughout the day...

eburr
Mar 16, 2011, 07:36 PM
I saw on this website that it looks like they have been holding them for the morning. From what I have seen this is holding true, at least at Willow Bend and Stonebriar.

danielsmu
Mar 17, 2011, 07:50 AM
I saw on this website that it looks like they have been holding them for the morning. From what I have seen this is holding true, at least at Willow Bend and Stonebriar.

Thanks for confirming. Going to try calling northpark and Knox stores on Friday night and asking if they're opening early on Saturday morning. I guess I'll just head bright and early to whichever store gives me the most promising answer :/

holtm
Mar 18, 2011, 09:04 PM
I called Knox and Northpark at 8:30pm and the said they would both have stock. They said they've been holding all shipments till tomorrow.

whoodie
Mar 18, 2011, 09:10 PM
I called Knox and Northpark at 8:30pm and the said they would both have stock. They said they've been holding all shipments till tomorrow.

What time are they opening?

holtm
Mar 18, 2011, 09:20 PM
What time are they opening?
Knox said they would be opening at 8:00 am and Northpark didn't say when.

whoodie
Mar 18, 2011, 09:21 PM
Knox said they would be opening at 8:00 am and Northpark didn't say when.

Thanks! So when is the magic time to get there?

holtm
Mar 18, 2011, 09:24 PM
Thanks! So when is the magic time to get there?
They said around 5:30 if you want it guaranteed.

whoodie
Mar 18, 2011, 09:25 PM
They said around 5:30 if you want it guaranteed.

That's what I figured. I've got an online order in already but I might as well give waiting in line one more shot, what have I got to loose?

whoodie
Mar 19, 2011, 12:09 PM
I got in line at Knox at roughly 5am. At 7:30 an apple employee came out to hand out tickets. He got 15 people down the line and then said he was out. I was about 20-30th in line. Sounds like we all got fed a line of BS when we were told they held all shipments from this week for Sat. morning.

rasher
Mar 21, 2011, 11:11 AM
anyone have any luck over the weekend?

whoodie
Mar 23, 2011, 10:19 PM
Anything new to report guys?

holtm
Mar 25, 2011, 05:29 PM
Anything new to report guys?
Went to bestbuy at park lane and got mine!!

orangecrushv
Mar 26, 2011, 09:21 AM
I plan on returning a 32 GB Black WiFi to West Plano Super Target later today unless someone wants it...

plastictrees
Mar 27, 2011, 10:38 AM
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Anything new to report guys?
Went to bestbuy at park lane and got mine!!

Did you reserve it? I hate that apple guy that works there. He's always rude to me.

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Mar 27, 2011, 09:26 PM
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Did you reserve it? I hate that apple guy that works there. He's always rude to me.

yea about a week and a half ago after shipping dates went to 4 weeks

scirica
Mar 29, 2011, 09:28 AM
Just curious if the daily lines are getting any shorter. The last few times I stopped by (late last week) they were still around the corner of the building at 8am.

Thanks...Anxiously awaiting the replacement of the iPad I lost in New York in January!

scirica
Mar 30, 2011, 04:17 PM
There were about 20 people in line at the Southlake Apple Store this morning at 7am. Manager came out at 8am with cards for available iPads and there were plenty for everyone and some to boot. I wanted the black 32gb, but was forced to go white 32gb when they ran out of that one popular configuration. After 3 months missing my lost iPad, I'm back in business. Oh how I've missed this thing!

jwong3854
Mar 31, 2011, 10:39 AM
Called Frys this morning, and they have 2 Black AT&T 32GB..Got one for myself, so easy. Now I can cancel my order from apple.com

ejfontenot
Apr 2, 2011, 09:46 PM
Just sold my used 16g wifi, getting a white 32g 3G ATT from ms connection Tuesday. Anyone wanna trade this for an unopened black one?

lhshockey24
Apr 13, 2011, 10:32 PM
Found a black 16gb wifi at a Walmart in The Colony. They're popping up on the online inventory checker. I'm still not sure whether to keep it or try to make a few bucks on the second hand market. It's starting to settle down a bit, so I may be outta luck.