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PBF
Mar 4, 2011, 11:28 PM
Still haven't decided which one to camp out at.

What about you? Also, what day at what time? :D

PBF
Mar 7, 2011, 12:30 PM
So no one in the area, huh? :D

nykeiscool
Mar 8, 2011, 01:28 AM
New yorker here but i will be heading out to long island for myself since im in queens... i wonder when ppl will start lining up on 5TH ave what store do you intend on going to ?

firehead428
Mar 8, 2011, 02:39 AM
I hope the line won't be too crazy. I'll be working till 7 that day. I work at 47th. Hopefully there will be some left when I head there after work. Otherwise ask for a break, call to see how the line is and sprint over haha.

bigjnyc
Mar 8, 2011, 11:01 AM
I work on 47th as well, but I am ordering one for the GF online. I would never get on a line for a product unless it was being given for free :p

confusedaisy
Mar 9, 2011, 09:58 AM
Not camping out- going to leave work an hour early and go to either the one in SOHo or the one on 14th... not sure yet what my best chances are...

Pballer110
Mar 10, 2011, 03:15 PM
i plan to arrive at the west 14st location at 4pm

YetiMachete
Mar 10, 2011, 06:20 PM
Hitting up the UWS location around 4, I'll post an update when I arrive. There weren't a ton of people there for the iPad 1 launch, but the rules are different this time so who knows.

Anyone else going?

photodenk
Mar 10, 2011, 06:58 PM
Going to the SoHo store. I happen to be off work tomorrow. Should I go really early in the morning and "camp out" all day tomorrow?? This is my first time standing in line at the Apple Store so I don't know what the timing for the lines would be.

ohla313
Mar 11, 2011, 12:24 AM
not sure which store to drop by...prob soho. anyone think the line won't be crazy?

firehead428
Mar 11, 2011, 03:01 AM
probably gonna hit up fifth avenue store around 7 when i get outta work. i hope they still got one left for me, wifi white 16gb :/

Barisaxy103
Mar 11, 2011, 05:21 AM
I'm at the Soho store, and not counting the guy who is floating around asking if they'll buy one for him, I'm 11th in line.

PBF
Mar 11, 2011, 07:03 AM
Can anyone report on the West 14th store?

I didn't plan to line up until 2PM. But now that I've heard there're around 50 people at the Cube already, I'm not so optimistic about my 2PM anymore. :o

ohitbejasmine
Mar 11, 2011, 07:44 AM
I'm at the Soho store, and not counting the guy who is floating around asking if they'll buy one for him, I'm 11th in line.

Hi, how many people are on line now? thank you!

PBF
Mar 11, 2011, 09:49 AM
As of 10:50AM, there are about 50 people in line.

West 14th store.

BklynKid
Mar 11, 2011, 09:53 AM
Hmm I was thinking about heading to the SoHo store at around 330. Too late?

Pballer110
Mar 11, 2011, 10:01 AM
Hmm I was thinking about heading to the SoHo store at around 330. Too late?

Seems like it may be. Does anyone know if there are lines at any of the bestbuys?

thedude737
Mar 11, 2011, 10:55 AM
I've called all three apple stores in the LI area (Manhasset, Roosevelt Field Mall, Walt Whitman Mall) and as of 10:30 they all had decent sized lines.

3goldens
Mar 11, 2011, 11:34 AM
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Best buy on 86 th street told me they had 10 of every model. Not going to bother there.

Apple store 5 th ave has aprox. 500 people waiting.
I'm surprised there are not more updates from NYC folks.

Pballer110
Mar 11, 2011, 11:45 AM
Anyone se lines at bestbuys? I was thinking about heading to either the 23rd st location or 14st?

3goldens
Mar 11, 2011, 11:56 AM
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Update: Apple Store west 67th has about 150 -200 on line!

MattyMac
Mar 11, 2011, 12:07 PM
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Update: Apple Store west 67th has about 150 -200 on line!

oh jeez. Prob gonna go with west 14th street

Pballer110
Mar 11, 2011, 12:10 PM
oh jeez. Prob gonna go with west 14th street

Theres a lil over 100 there too.

Amneeziac
Mar 11, 2011, 12:19 PM
Gonna walk over and check out the SoHo store when I go for lunch, will report back then. This is a nightmare, the excitement of it sort of faded for me (entirely) after the iPhone launch in 07.

Consultant
Mar 11, 2011, 12:27 PM
Can you guys take post photos if you see a line? thanks!

BklynKid
Mar 11, 2011, 12:37 PM
I ordered online at 4AM today so I do have a backup plan. I have a MBP in for repair at SoHo and they called me today of all days to come pick it up. They said they were shutting the store down from 3-5PM but I could come before or after. I think I'm going to try and pick it up at around 530 and then see if I can sneak on the in-store line once I'm done and snag one.

If all this doesn't work I'll wait for my order to ship. Don't hate me guys, I'm simply an opportunist. :D

Amneeziac
Mar 11, 2011, 12:52 PM
Updates--

SoHo:

"Soho Apple Store has a line from Prince to Houston already, with 4 hours to go. Suddenly less sure I'm getting my iPad today..." - 1:02

"Just checked out the line for the iPad at the SoHo NYC Apple Store: it's all the way around the block. People brought their dogs here!" - 1:02

http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhwn6b2UFb1qaisfmo1_500.jpg

"150 ppl in line for Soho's Apple store. Ipad 2 !" - 1:00

---

14th St:

"50 people in line at the 14th st. store for the iPad 2 apparently." - 12:00

"Line of eager #iPad shoppers at the 14th St. #Apple store isn't too hideous- maybe 63 people, 4.5 hours to go. " - 1:00

BklynKid
Mar 11, 2011, 01:03 PM
Not sure why didn't think of this before...

http://twitter.com/#!/search/IPad%20soho

ohla313
Mar 11, 2011, 01:18 PM
If I go to the apple store tomorrow for an iPad 2, will I have a chance of going home with one? Will Apple stores get more stock the next day??

Pballer110
Mar 11, 2011, 01:21 PM
If I go to the apple store tomorrow for an iPad 2, will I have a chance of going home with one? Will Apple stores get more stock the next day??

Bestbuy is expecting to get a second shipment on saturday so i would think apple stores will be getting more tomorrow as well. Although there most likely will be more lines tomorrow as well.

ohla313
Mar 11, 2011, 01:49 PM
Bestbuy is expecting to get a second shipment on saturday so i would think apple stores will be getting more tomorrow as well. Although there most likely will be more lines tomorrow as well.

ok great. thanks! hopefully more stock tomorrow. good luck everyone else!

PBF
Mar 11, 2011, 01:50 PM
Theres a lil over 100 there too.
Are you sure? Someone counted and reported 325 people in line.

MacDaddy13
Mar 11, 2011, 02:16 PM
Anyone have updates on NYC best buys?

YetiMachete
Mar 11, 2011, 03:04 PM
Maybe 100 in line at the Columbus Circle BB. Everyone is telling tales if the HUGE line at the UWS Apple Store.

Amneeziac
Mar 11, 2011, 03:38 PM
http://yfrog.com/mjqujtz

Video of 14th St taken 20 minutes ago.

stereoscott
Mar 11, 2011, 04:24 PM
I saw a post on twitter that the UWS is sold out as of 5:15. http://twitter.com/#!/search/IPad%20uws

YetiMachete
Mar 11, 2011, 05:27 PM
I saw a post on twitter that the UWS is sold out as of 5:15. http://twitter.com/#!/search/IPad%20uws

Complete crap. Line's been moving the whole time. They did mention about :30 minutes ago that they were out of the white 16 & 64 AT&T ones. That's it. Plus I got a nifty card that guarantees me one at a certain time in the near future if they run out tonight. Bonus!

Amneeziac
Mar 11, 2011, 05:33 PM
SoHo out of half their stock, period. White Wi-Fi 16gb seem to be in shortest supply.

stereoscott
Mar 11, 2011, 06:36 PM
Complete crap. Line's been moving the whole time. They did mention about :30 minutes ago that they were out of the white 16 & 64 AT&T ones. That's it. Plus I got a nifty card that guarantees me one at a certain time in the near future if they run out tonight. Bonus!

Thanks for the update... i might walk by tonight to see what's going on.

Update: This thread says out of black 32 & 64 AT&T:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=885896

richlee111
Mar 11, 2011, 06:50 PM
Complete crap. Line's been moving the whole time. They did mention about :30 minutes ago that they were out of the white 16 & 64 AT&T ones. That's it. Plus I got a nifty card that guarantees me one at a certain time in the near future if they run out tonight. Bonus!

Woah...you got a card??? I waited at one in the Chicago area, and about 50 people in, they were out. They just said they were out and to come back tomorrow to see if maybe they will get more. I just hate this lack of consistency when it comes to Apple stores selling stuff w/ lines. I find it ironic that they will have strict rules for selling time, etc, but no rules for how to handle sellouts and people who waited in line :(

ohla313
Mar 11, 2011, 09:55 PM
to those who purchased, how much was the sales tax on the iPad? I'm not sure if I should buy in NYC or NJ, usually the tax is lower in NJ though..

PBF
Mar 14, 2011, 12:40 AM
to those who purchased, how much was the sales tax on the iPad? I'm not sure if I should buy in NYC or NJ, usually the tax is lower in NJ though..
NYS tax is 8.875%.

berkleeboy210
Mar 16, 2011, 05:00 PM
In town visiting and stopped by 5th Ave today around 2:30 - They had some today but were sold out by noon'ish. They said to check back Friday.