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joefarrell86
Mar 6, 2011, 09:47 AM
I've never waited in line for a product launch before and I'm hoping someone in the Seattle area can tell me the best store to line up at.

I'm thinking either: Southcenter Mall, University Village, or Bellevue Square.

Bellevue and Southcenter are both indoors, so I wouldn't have to deal with the freezing cold, but I really like the U-Village store. Also, I was thinking about getting there early (6 or 7am), but I'm not sure. Any help would be appreciated :D

PriceH
Mar 6, 2011, 12:43 PM
I've been to launches at Southcenter and Bellevue Square. Between the 2 definitely Bellesquare. Way more open space and they always hook people up with water or starbucks coffee, and food sometimes.

Don't think there'll be people in line as early as you say, but I plan on hanging out at 1-2pm until they open the doors at 5.

minik
Mar 6, 2011, 04:04 PM
Previously, Bellevue Square let people in at 6AM.

joefarrell86
Mar 6, 2011, 04:39 PM
Cool. Bellevue Square it is!

Maybe I'll head over around 8 or 9 instead of 6am. I just wasn't sure of how much stock they usually carry at launch and I wanted to make sure I can get my 64GB White iPad :)

icecrystal23
Mar 7, 2011, 12:11 AM
The higher memory models don't go as fast, so you should be fine.

I live near Alderwood so that's where I am going. Anyone else going to be there? I'm not sure how early to go. I took the day off work, so I could go early early, but I don't really want to unless I need to. Maybe I'll go to the Starbucks at the mall in the morning and see if anyone is there yet.

PriceH
Mar 7, 2011, 12:27 AM
yeah I'm going for a 64 GB white one as well. I'll probably just post up at starbucks with my kindle and read for a while until they open.

joeshmo2010
Mar 7, 2011, 12:58 PM
I'm planning on going to alderwood. Seems like it will be the least busiest of all the Seattle stores. Ill get there between 2-230 since I have classes in the morning.

Tofray
Mar 7, 2011, 01:24 PM
I'm going to show up at Bellevue Square at 11:00...if there's nobody in line, I'm heading next door to Lincoln Square to watch a movie. I'll come back at 1:30 to assess the lines and either watch another movie or stand in line. I like the option to watch a movie next door, and a less likely chance of getting shot, than at Southcenter :D

I'll post line updates if nobody else is already doing it.

PriceH
Mar 7, 2011, 11:27 PM
Like the movie idea. I might steal it.

joefarrell86
Mar 8, 2011, 02:19 AM
Like the movie idea. I might steal it.

Me three. I've been dying to see Battle: Los Angeles and it comes out this Friday.

gglockner
Mar 8, 2011, 01:34 PM
Normally I stay away from launches like the plague. I'd rather have it delivered to me. But I've got a day trip to the bay area on Saturday, and I'm thinking about picking up the iPad 2 on Friday. I'm thinking about taking the contrarian view - going to Bell Square around 6-8pm. But I may just wait and get it delivered later.

icecrystal23
Mar 8, 2011, 03:00 PM
Normally I stay away from launches like the plague. I'd rather have it delivered to me. But I've got a day trip to the bay area on Saturday, and I'm thinking about picking up the iPad 2 on Friday. I'm thinking about taking the contrarian view - going to Bell Square around 6-8pm. But I may just wait and get it delivered later.

Somehow this doesn't seem relevant for the Seattle launch thread... ;)

EDIT: Oh, just kidding. I misread your post and thought you'd be at "Bell Square" in the bay area. Didn't realize you meant "Bellevue Square" because you want an iPad 2 for your trip on Saturday!

gglockner
Mar 8, 2011, 03:18 PM
Somehow this doesn't seem relevant for the Seattle launch thread... ;)

EDIT: Oh, just kidding. I misread your post and thought you'd be at "Bell Square" in the bay area. Didn't realize you meant "Bellevue Square" because you want an iPad 2 for your trip on Saturday!

Doh! Hope the code I'm writing today isn't as ambiguous as what I posted here! You're absolutely right - I live in Bellevue and I was thinking of picking up an iPad at Bellevue Square on Friday to take along on my day trip to the Bay Area on Saturday.

Have to weigh out how much time it will cost me in the doghouse - I'm already leaving my wife and son behind for the day while I travel to the memorial service for my great aunt. And my wife will say that I already have more than enough gadgets to keep me busy for a day trip.

Tofray
Mar 8, 2011, 10:16 PM
Yeah, I'm pretty much going to be in the doghouse on friday too...
1) She thinks I'm dumb to wait in line for an electronic item
2) She thinks I'm dumb to take a day off work to stand in line
3) She thinks I'm dumb to spend over $499 for an electronic item
4) But mainly because she doesn't yet know that I'm actually going to buy the 64GB model vs. the 16GB model!!:D. That's a gauranteed doghouse visit!

At least I'll have my sweet new iPad 2 to keep me company while I'm in the doghouse :D

Tofray
Mar 8, 2011, 10:21 PM
Me three. I've been dying to see Battle: Los Angeles and it comes out this Friday.

oooooooooooo, I forgot that Battle: Los Angeles is coming out Friday...just changed my movie plans! And also just confirmed another reason to be in the doghouse, since I forgot to mention that my wife doesn't know I'm going to a movie too!

joeshmo2010
Mar 9, 2011, 02:22 AM
Your movie idea is genius lol. I would do that in alderwood, but instead I have a mandatory English class to attend from 1130-1 :/ lame. Oh well. At least I'll be in alderwood by 230.

WiFiSpy
Mar 9, 2011, 05:42 AM
I will be at Alderwood Apple store. For the original iPad launch, we got there at midnight (for the 8am launch) and were about 10th in line. Im thinking of going at 8am Friday.

joeshmo2010
Mar 10, 2011, 06:20 PM
I hope 230 is early enough... I'm scared I wont get one lol

PriceH
Mar 10, 2011, 06:53 PM
I hope 230 is early enough... I'm scared I wont get one lol

You'll be fine.

dflowerz
Mar 10, 2011, 07:57 PM
I stood in line for the original iPhone at U Village but the weather was OK and the line went super fast once they started selling them. This time I am not going to sweat it too much. I'll head over to U-Village after work because its on my commute. If I end up not getting one no big deal but I am thinking the line won't be nuts and I might even go by AT&T since I'm getting a 3G with them anyway.

icecrystal23
Mar 10, 2011, 08:06 PM
Hmm.. If the crappy weather continues I might change my plan and go to Bellevue Square to wait inside.

joeshmo2010
Mar 10, 2011, 08:41 PM
I may do that too. If the line isn't long at alder wood, I'll head to bsquare to see how that line is.

omyard
Mar 10, 2011, 10:17 PM
I plan on hitting the Alderwood store around noon - 1 even though I live right next to the Everett Best Buy. I have faith that Apple will handle their launch better the Best Buy.

WiFiSpy
Mar 10, 2011, 11:43 PM
If its raining I might go to Bellevue Square instead of Alderwood.... Does anyone know the policy about lining up outside before the mall opens? what entrance do people line up at?

applerocks123
Mar 11, 2011, 12:26 AM
It would be nice if they had cameras up at the apple store so we could see the lines

joefarrell86
Mar 11, 2011, 10:10 AM
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A word of warning for anyone coming to Southcenter Mall early in the day: mall security just said we couldn't sit on the ground or in chairs. Be prepared to stand all day.

I'm considering leaving for Bellevue or U-Village. Can anyone give me a line update?

minik
Mar 11, 2011, 10:47 AM
Interesting. I don't think I can make it to Bellevue Square until 6:30PM.

icecrystal23
Mar 11, 2011, 10:49 AM
About 12-15 people at Alderwood as of 8:45am

omyard
Mar 11, 2011, 11:17 AM
About 12-15 people at Alderwood as of 8:45am

Seriously? Ugh...Guess I'm going there sooner then I wanted.

rutiger
Mar 11, 2011, 11:20 AM
About 12-15 people at Alderwood as of 8:45am

i can't imagine waiting in line for 9 hrs for anything. well, maybe for a million dollars or a free new ferrari. but for an ipad? no.

BadBradd2
Mar 11, 2011, 11:22 AM
If someone can ask an Apple employee about their estimated ship count, I would really appreciate it. I won't be off work until 3:30, and I am in downtown Seattle, then heading to Bellevue to either BSquare, Best Buy or Target.

minik
Mar 11, 2011, 11:32 AM
If someone can ask an Apple employee about their estimated ship count, I would really appreciate it. I won't be off work until 3:30, and I am in downtown Seattle, then heading to Bellevue to either BSquare, Best Buy or Target.

My firend works at Target said 1 iPad per person.

This dude seems to be waiting in line at the Bellevue Square Apple Store. Twitter (https://twitter.com/TylerPruitt) (I don't know this person anyway).

BadBradd2
Mar 11, 2011, 11:38 AM
I'm guessing Target will only get in probably 5-10 units if that. They just want to be a part of the buzz and create more business. They don't care how many people actually end up with an iPad from their store, they just want more people in their store. Whether they have 1 or 1,000, people will go to their store thinking they might get one, at which point it worked.

Oh, you're out of the iPad2? Well now that I'm already here, I guess I need some deodorant, food, clothes, maybe an xbox game.

darhorn
Mar 11, 2011, 11:54 AM
line at bellevue square is now at 40 people

cant get over there till 1 at least... wonder if there will be some left in the morning :)

already ordered online at 1am but hate to wait

D

dflowerz
Mar 11, 2011, 12:00 PM
Went by U Village at around 9am and about 30-40 people already at Apple store. None at AT&T store.

handheldgames
Mar 11, 2011, 12:06 PM
I should be at Alderwood early this afternoon... Weather looks like it will stay cloudy and no rain.. Fingers crossed on a stockpile of iPad 2's.

minik
Mar 11, 2011, 12:22 PM
line at bellevue square is now at 40 people

cant get over there till 1 at least... wonder if there will be some left in the morning :)

already ordered online at 1am but hate to wait

D

40 people? That should be right in front of/pass the Microsoft Store, right?

mac&cheesey
Mar 11, 2011, 12:36 PM
40 people? That should be right in front of/pass the Microsoft Store, right?

It goes to the Microsoft store and then curves back around. I can confirm the time and count too. I was here at 10am and, with a rough count, was around 40th.

I went in and spoke with an Apple Store employee. He couldn't confirm stock count but did say that i should be good at 40th. He said I shouldn't worry. Hopefully, he's right.

Couldn't believe the line when I got here. I thought 10am would be totally good. I figured I'd be around 10th or 15th! There's already a bunch behind me too (@ 10:30am).

They're handing out water. Apple rules. Is is my first iLaunch at an Apple Store. Glad i made the drive from Canada. :)

Good luck everyone. I'll post updates throughout the day if anyone wants.

m&c

joefarrell86
Mar 11, 2011, 12:37 PM
Southcenter update: The Apple Store manager talked to security and we got our chairs back. There's probably about 25 people in line.

PriceH
Mar 11, 2011, 12:44 PM
Southcenter update: The Apple Store manager talked to security and we got our chairs back. There's probably about 25 people in line.

Where is the line in Southcenter?

darhorn
Mar 11, 2011, 12:46 PM
40 people? That should be right in front of/pass the Microsoft Store, right?


yep

Tofray
Mar 11, 2011, 01:15 PM
So much for my genius idea...I showed up at 11 @ Belle Square and there was at least 50 in line...now there's gotta be 100 or so. http://img153.imageshack.us/i/imagefry.jpg/

joeshmo2010
Mar 11, 2011, 01:19 PM
50 more people in 20 minutes? Jesus lol

darhorn
Mar 11, 2011, 01:32 PM
I expect that i will just forget about getting one today...
may go out in the morning and see what may be available but at least i got it online.

omyard
Mar 11, 2011, 02:09 PM
I'm at Alderwood now, got here just after 11:30. I'm at least 50 people deep, probably more.

handheldgames
Mar 11, 2011, 02:11 PM
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Walmart on 164th n i5. No line. No 3G.

handheldgames
Mar 11, 2011, 02:12 PM
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I'm at Alderwood now, got here just after 11:30. I'm at least 50 people deep, probably more.

Are they allowing chairs @ alderwood?

Tofray
Mar 11, 2011, 02:21 PM
Belle Square Update: looks like the rush has tapered off, and held steady at about 120'ish. I asked Apple employee if there was enough stock for everyone in line and he confidently said, "oh yeah, no problem" which tells me there's gotta be a healthy supply here.

icecrystal23
Mar 11, 2011, 02:24 PM
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Are they allowing chairs @ alderwood?

Yup!

rutiger
Mar 11, 2011, 02:41 PM
Yup!

How's the line looking?

icecrystal23
Mar 11, 2011, 02:45 PM
How's the line looking?

60-70 I would guess.

BadBradd2
Mar 11, 2011, 02:50 PM
60-70? That's not too shabby, but then again, I won't be there until 4:30. NERVOUS!

joefarrell86
Mar 11, 2011, 02:51 PM
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Southcenter update: probably 40+ people here now. The line is separated into two different sections in front of the store. The first section is full and I can't see the second section from where I'm sitting.

teski
Mar 11, 2011, 03:00 PM
Sitting #2 at Bell Square and the staff, as always, has been awesome! Greeting people, giving them status updates on the plans, and delivering bottled water. Hope the other stores are treating you well!

teski
Mar 11, 2011, 03:03 PM
BTW, nearing 100 people at Bell Square now.

rocket j sqrl
Mar 11, 2011, 03:04 PM
Any word on U Village or the Pacific Place ATT Store?

I can't leave work until about 4:30, either. Bummed.

teski
Mar 11, 2011, 03:04 PM
Belle Square Update: looks like the rush has tapered off, and held steady at about 120'ish. I asked Apple employee if there was enough stock for everyone in line and he confidently said, "oh yeah, no problem" which tells me there's gotta be a healthy supply here.

Ya, I'm here too and they should be fine.

mac&cheesey
Mar 11, 2011, 03:04 PM
Sitting #2 at Bell Square and the staff, as always, has been awesome! Greeting people, giving them status updates on the plans, and delivering bottled water. Hope the other stores are treating you well!

Teski,
What time did you get here to be #2? I was here at 10 and am, by my rough count, somewhere between 40 and 50? Have staff commented on stock levels?
Thanks,
m&c

teski
Mar 11, 2011, 03:05 PM
Any word on U Village or the Pacific Place ATT Store?

I can't leave work until about 4:30, either. Bummed.

AT&T stores do not seem to be getting much stock. The one here at Bell Square apparently has VERY few, and I mean few.

teski
Mar 11, 2011, 03:06 PM
Teski,
What time did you get here to be #2? I was here at 10 and am, by my rough count, somewhere between 40 and 50? Have staff commented on stock levels?
Thanks,
m&c

My buddy got here at 5:30 and I got here a little after. The guys who are #1 got here at 3:00!

teski
Mar 11, 2011, 03:07 PM
Updated count from my buddy...142 at Bell Square.

rocket j sqrl
Mar 11, 2011, 03:15 PM
AT&T stores do not seem to be getting much stock. The one here at Bell Square apparently has VERY few, and I mean few.

Very few is OK if very few people are there to buy them. :) Probably wishful thinking, though.

mac&cheesey
Mar 11, 2011, 03:26 PM
My buddy got here at 5:30 and I got here a little after. The guys who are #1 got here at 3:00!

3:00?!? Wow.

I thought it was deep when I got here at 10, I'd be worried about jumping into the back of this line now. You said it's over 140 now... Ouch. Hopefully they have lots of stock.

I'd wish you luck but at #2 you don't need it. LOL

Tofray
Mar 11, 2011, 03:34 PM
There's 2 lines at Belle Square, first one has about 100 peeps, 2nd has about 50-75. Apple employee told me that they would likely cutoff the line, once it gets beyond their supply. I don't know how they'll figure that since they haven't asked what model we want yet.
http://http://img864.imageshack.us/i/imagednsi.jpg/ (http://img864.imageshack.us/i/imagednsi.jpg/)


2nd line:
http://img855.imageshack.us/i/imageng.jpg/

icecrystal23
Mar 11, 2011, 03:48 PM
The empty chair at the end (near the front) is me. Sorry for the quality; I didn't even watch it... just uploaded it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKq643hHDU4

Kyliec89
Mar 11, 2011, 03:49 PM
I'm hoping to get a 16gb 3G At southcenter. I have a 3 week old baby though and im sick, so we really can't sit in line for a super long time. Would appreciate updates on southcenter. Any word on the stock? If I come around 5 do you think I'm going to be screwed?

teski
Mar 11, 2011, 04:05 PM
About 180 people at Bell Square as of 2:00...

omyard
Mar 11, 2011, 04:12 PM
The empty chair at the end (near the front) is me. Sorry for the quality; I didn't even watch it... just uploaded it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKq643hHDU4

HA! That's me at about 9 seconds on the ground with goomba hat and playing my DSi XL. Playing Pokemon. Trying to catch them all while not freezing my fingers off.

Kyliec89
Mar 11, 2011, 04:28 PM
Any news on southcenter line?

BadBradd2
Mar 11, 2011, 04:38 PM
Someone ask if you can hide an iPad2 64gb black for me under the Mac Mini displays...no one looks at or buys Mac Minis.

joefarrell86
Mar 11, 2011, 04:52 PM
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Southcenter update: 152 counted by security. Line is growing rapidly.

teski
Mar 11, 2011, 04:54 PM
262 people in line at 2:50 at Bell Square.

BadBradd2
Mar 11, 2011, 04:58 PM
Alright, I can be in Bellevue by 4:15, now based on spreading information in your line, would you recommend I try the Apple Store, or Best Buy/Target?

teski
Mar 11, 2011, 04:59 PM
Alright, I can be in Bellevue by 4:15, now based on spreading information in your line, would you recommend I try the Apple Store, or Best Buy/Target?

Apple will always have way more stock. They are still letting people in line and the managers said they'd cut it off if the line was getting worse than their stock status.

BadBradd2
Mar 11, 2011, 05:00 PM
Seems weird though, you would think they would at least ask everyone in line what model they want. Can someone please update us if the line is cut off? Thanks.

punkyhunk
Mar 11, 2011, 05:08 PM
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Over 200 in line at Alderwood with light rain.

Yuniverse
Mar 11, 2011, 05:22 PM
I just stopped by Bellevue Best Buy at around 1:30 local time and I only saw about 12-15 people. Probably a better bet than the Apple store

BadBradd2
Mar 11, 2011, 05:42 PM
Hmm...big decision to make. Best buy or bell square. How's bell square looking?

teski
Mar 11, 2011, 05:49 PM
325 people at Bell Square as of 3:50.

BadBradd2
Mar 11, 2011, 05:50 PM
No cut off yet?

letchhausen
Mar 11, 2011, 05:57 PM
Can someone let us know how many at U-Village?

teski
Mar 11, 2011, 06:02 PM
No cut off yet?

No...Apparently they're saying that they expect that number to double by tonight and that they have plenty of stock.

BadBradd2
Mar 11, 2011, 06:11 PM
Well i just got to Target and claimed the last 64gb model of 5.

teski
Mar 11, 2011, 06:12 PM
Well i just got to Target and claimed the last 64gb model of 5.

Nice! Are they selling them now or just allocating for 5:00?

BadBradd2
Mar 11, 2011, 06:13 PM
Well i just got to Target and claimed the last 64gb model of 5 total.

BadBradd2
Mar 11, 2011, 06:18 PM
Yeah they took our names, but we just have to hang outbuntil 5 can save 5% with a credit card too, which I'm contemplating.

teski
Mar 11, 2011, 06:20 PM
Yeah they took our names, but we just have to hang outbuntil 5 can save 5% with a credit card too, which I'm contemplating.

Not a bad idea.

inhrntlyunstabl
Mar 11, 2011, 07:09 PM
Any stock level reports out there (initial and current)?

At the Issaquah BB, probably 50 at most - vouchers ran out around 4:45pm.
AT&T in Issaquah, 6 total.

How are the levels at the Apple Stores, cut-off yet?

Thanks!

LeeTom
Mar 11, 2011, 07:19 PM
Any late reports? I'd like to know if I can slink in this evening and grab one without waiting :)

vader26
Mar 11, 2011, 07:56 PM
Best Buy in Bellevue was sold out of all but the Verizon 3g 16 & 32 gig by 5:15, so i'm guessing by now they are completely out.

omyard
Mar 11, 2011, 08:08 PM
Just got home from Alderwood and restoring my new white iPad. Line went super quick after 5. I was around number 50 - 60 after getting there at 11:30. Got out of there at around 5:30.

teski
Mar 11, 2011, 08:27 PM
Any late reports? I'd like to know if I can slink in this evening and grab one without waiting :)

There were close to 400 people at Bell Square when it opened at 5:00. It's moving quickly, but slinking in and out without waiting tonight may be tough.

Kyliec89
Mar 11, 2011, 08:33 PM
Good luck getting one. We got there at 5 and the line was insane. Waited for an hour and a half and barely moved. Then they came and said they sold out. This was at southcenter.

PriceH
Mar 11, 2011, 08:33 PM
I heard figures of 600+ at Southcenter. It was nuts. I was 60-70ish. Made out with 64GB wifi and booked out. Good luck!

rutiger
Mar 11, 2011, 08:39 PM
got to alderwood at 2. left around 5:50. got the last blk 64gb 3g.

joefarrell86
Mar 11, 2011, 09:52 PM
I heard figures of 600+ at Southcenter. It was nuts. I was 60-70ish. Made out with 64GB wifi and booked out. Good luck!

I was fourth in line at Southcenter (got there at 7am). It was weird because for the first few hours, there were only 20 or 30 people. After that, the line exploded! When they came around with cards to write down which iPad you wanted, I could tell they only had 100-200 cards. Definitely not enough for everyone.

Sorry to anyone at Southcenter that didn't get their iPad! And for those of you that did, I hope you're having fun right now! :)

minik
Mar 11, 2011, 10:12 PM
I was late to the game this time and went home empty handed from Bellevue Square.

Tomorrow perhaps?

pcarmo
Mar 11, 2011, 10:14 PM
I am from Canada, my wife is in Seattle for the weekend. I'm hoping she could get me an iPad2- she's going to Premium Outlet tomorrow. I checked online and there is no Apple store/WalMart/Target there. Which of the three is the closest to the outlets?
Congrats to all who got an iPad today...I'm jealous.

Tofray
Mar 11, 2011, 10:25 PM
I am from Canada, my wife is in Seattle for the weekend. I'm hoping she could get me an iPad2- she's going to Premium Outlet tomorrow. I checked online and there is no Apple store/WalMart/Target there. Which of the three is the closest to the outlets?
Congrats to all who got an iPad today...I'm jealous.

Alderwood Mall Apple Store is the farthest North:
3000 184th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, WA 98037
(425) 771-1121

Then University Village Apple Store:
2656 Northeast University Village Street
Seattle (206) 524-8100

Good luck!

CBlake82
Mar 11, 2011, 10:31 PM
I am from Canada, my wife is in Seattle for the weekend. I'm hoping she could get me an iPad2- she's going to Premium Outlet tomorrow. I checked online and there is no Apple store/WalMart/Target there. Which of the three is the closest to the outlets?
Congrats to all who got an iPad today...I'm jealous.

There is a WalMart next to the tulalip casino up there by the outlets. Sounds doubtful there is much stock at those locations though. Maybe worth a try.

CBlake82
Mar 11, 2011, 10:32 PM
Any word from Uvillage store yet?

pcarmo
Mar 11, 2011, 10:38 PM
There is a WalMart next to the tulalip casino up there by the outlets. Sounds doubtful there is much stock at those locations though. Maybe worth a try.

Thank you and thanks Tofray for the directions. I'll pass this on to my wife. also I'll check this forum tomorrow for updates - just joined today Lots of good stuff in here. BTW I was In Seattle last year - what a beautiful place!!!

teski
Mar 11, 2011, 11:25 PM
I was late to the game this time and went home empty handed from Bellevue Square.

Tomorrow perhaps?

They should be getting shipments in daily.

teski
Mar 11, 2011, 11:27 PM
Any word from Uvillage store yet?

I know they were sold out of AT&T 3G units pretty quickly. Down to some of the Verizon ones. Not sure on Wifi and white vs. black. Looks like that had 500+ at 5:00. We had over 400 at Bell Square and someone else posted here that Southcenter was about 600. Not sure about Alderwood.

Kyliec89
Mar 12, 2011, 12:30 AM
So I failed at getting an iPad at southcenter. I want to try again in the morning but I'm wondering if I should go to a different apple store. Anyone have a suggestion on which would be the best bet? Also, do shipments usually come in before opening? Should I be there before it opens?

omyard
Mar 12, 2011, 12:55 AM
Thank you and thanks Tofray for the directions. I'll pass this on to my wife. also I'll check this forum tomorrow for updates - just joined today Lots of good stuff in here. BTW I was In Seattle last year - what a beautiful place!!!

There is also a Target and Best Buy in the same Shopping complex a few miles north of the Outlet Mall in Smokey Point / Arlington.

mac&cheesey
Mar 12, 2011, 01:18 AM
There is a WalMart next to the tulalip casino up there by the outlets. Sounds doubtful there is much stock at those locations though. Maybe worth a try.

Just so you know, I stopped by that WalMart on my way back to Canada from Bellevue Square mall, just to see what they had. They were sold out. The guy at the counter said they had 12 in total but they went fast.

Hopefully, they'll get more tomorrow.

Good luck!
m&c

joefarrell86
Mar 12, 2011, 06:25 AM
I'll check out the Target in West Seattle later today. There might be some iPads left since it doesn't seem like expensive electronics sell very well at that location. If there are any left, I'll let you guys know.

blackpawn
Mar 12, 2011, 09:46 AM
i'm going to try Bellevue Square Mall this morning.. wonder what a good time to get there would be...

minik
Mar 12, 2011, 09:51 AM
i'm going to try Bellevue Square Mall this morning.. wonder what a good time to get there would be...

I'm planning to stop by before the store opens.

minik
Mar 12, 2011, 10:24 AM
At the Bellevue Square now, only 6 Verizon 64GB black units left and they won't get any stock today. Next week!

nwlight.com
Mar 12, 2011, 11:55 AM
I just went to Bellevue Square this morning around 9:15 AM. They are completely out of iPads. They have no idea when they will get more and the shipments are expected to be smaller than the original. They are suggesting to purchase online instead.

baekstl
Mar 12, 2011, 12:59 PM
I was at the U village around 10am. They'll get only black 16gb wifi sometime today. Sometime today!!! I just got an apple tv from there. No lines yet at that time but around 30~40 people waiting. Anyway, my online order is preparing for shipment.:D:D:D Good Luck

rgs5455003
Mar 12, 2011, 01:30 PM
Was at UVillage at 10:45. Only the 16Gb WiFi Black model available. One person in line ahead of me. Not clear how many where on hand.

travelingfam
Mar 12, 2011, 04:21 PM
I'm wondering whether I should try the U Village Store on Monday or order on line. On line orders say they ship in 2 - 3 weeks. Is this really how long it will take? What are the chances of them having stock at U Village on Monday? Thoughts?
Thanks.

Kyliec89
Mar 12, 2011, 05:25 PM
So I went to Southcenter this morning at opening. There was a line of at least 40 people. I believe they were saying they only had 16GB Black Wifi. They went through asking people what thye were buying. They cut the line off after about 20 people maybe, and said they had no more stock. I called Tacoma immediately after, and was on hold for quite awhile. I was about 10 min from tacoma by the time they answered. They said they had no iPad 2 in stock and no new shipments. I decided to go in and see if there were people waiting or anything. There was no line up and I asked again just for fun (this was literally 10 min or less after asking on the phone). Miraculously they call in back and have 16gb Wifi in black. So I bought my iPad and left. Don't trust what they say on the phone. It sounded scripted and I really doubt the shipment came in during the 10 min between my call and getting there.

dflowerz
Mar 12, 2011, 08:13 PM
I showed up at U-Village about 3:30 yesterday and guess I was maybe #200 in line. By 5:40 I was done and going home with my 64 gig black/At&T 3G. Before I went inside the store they were selling out of some 32 gig models. It was worth the wait because this gadget is very impressive. VERY impressive!

teski
Mar 13, 2011, 12:09 AM
I'm wondering whether I should try the U Village Store on Monday or order on line. On line orders say they ship in 2 - 3 weeks. Is this really how long it will take? What are the chances of them having stock at U Village on Monday? Thoughts?
Thanks.

They'll get far more in stock at the stores before one would ship online. They want the foot traffic in the stores.

handheldgames
Mar 13, 2011, 05:20 AM
Had a great time waiting at alderwood. Was worth the 4 hour wait. :)

joeshmo2010
Mar 13, 2011, 01:02 PM
There was well over 300 in line at alderwood. My bf and I were 123 and 124. I got the last white 16gb 3G AT&T model and he got a 32gb black wifi. By then, the only white models left were the 64gb wifi ones. All the frickin Canadians took the white ones that everyone wanted.

argonaut2011
Mar 14, 2011, 04:15 PM
Has anyone tried either of these stores and if so, how long was the wait and what is in stock?

manman
Mar 14, 2011, 07:31 PM
called up Target in Issaquah about an hour ago and they had 2 32GB black wifi only in stock. Raced down there SO fast! Luckily they still had 1 in stock when I got there, but the other one was gone. Guess my wife and I have to share for a while :P

The best buy in issaquah also said they were supposed to get some stock in today and there were no lines, but last I called they said they think they might not get it in today because it was supposed to show up at 1pm and still hasn't.

idk, sounds to me like there's no reason to get gouged online... even though I'm sure they'll get more stock, you'd probably have to be lucky as hell to beat the tons of other people checking in places like the Bellevue apple store, but if you try the places further out I'm sure you can get lucky :)

tmansar2
Mar 15, 2011, 11:26 AM
Target Lynnwood had about 8 white in stock about 20 minutes ago. I bought their last two black ones (32gb wifi and 64gb 3G)

prolixkoan
Mar 15, 2011, 11:45 AM
The University Village Apple Store did, indeed, open early today. I guess they wanted an advance start on disappointing people. They had nothing in stock as of 8:30 a.m., and I have to say I feel for those employees. They're taking a lot of grief for something beyond their control.

Meanwhile, I pre-ordered at 1:03 a.m. on the evening of the 10th/morning of the 11th, and my status is still stuck on "not yet shipped."

marlinmike
Mar 15, 2011, 04:23 PM
I ordered mine from the Apple Store at about 2:30 AM (PST) on March 11th and I just got a call from home that it just arrived. That's pretty quick from China/HongKong/Anchorage/Oakland/Seattle/Bothell!!

rfbarr
Mar 15, 2011, 07:52 PM
I order a black 64gig wifi online at 1:08am on the morning of the 11th. The Smart Cover and AV Adapter has shipped. The iPad 2 is still awaiting shipment.

Been calling around most places are out. The Mac store mentioned they are taking deposits for the new shipments. I expect mine to ship soon. The AV Adapter stays it will arrive the 22nd of this month.

kbseattle
Mar 15, 2011, 09:19 PM
hope the Seattle area sees the iPad 2 soon...

I don't trust calling University Village and getting the "true" answer. When the AppleTV 2 came out. Since i was in traffic on my way to them I called them to ask if they had them in stock as i wasn't going to stop if they didn't... Well it took a while to get someone to answer, when the guy finally answered i was pulling in to the parking lot, but i asked him anyway, "any new AppleTV's in stock" and he said "no, they all sold out".... well i decided to walk in and the guy that greeted me asked if he could help me, so i told him i was looking to get an AppleTV 2 and he said, no problem we have them in the back... When i questioned him as to why i was told over the phone outside the parking area that, he said that was a generic phrase that they were directed by "corporate" to say that over the phone and just have people walk in and buy them.... They didn't even put them on the shelves at that time even... I wouldn't think Apple would be that deceptive...

regardless, i am on the edge of just placing the order online, or keep trying to pick one up locally...

seanpholman
Mar 16, 2011, 08:30 PM
Hi Washington peeps,

I am traveling on business from So Cal and will be in Renton for a couple days. Unfortunately, iPads are non-existant in So Cal, but the stores down here have been opening an hour early at 9AM to sell the few they get. I have shown up early each morning, but no luck yet.

Are stores also opening up early in Washington, in particuar the South Center Tukwila location? If so, what is a good time to line up and does anyone know if there has been any stock in the mornings? My hotel is nearby and I can be there as early as necessary, since my meetings don't start until 10AM.

Any tips or info would be great, thank you.

--Sean

minik
Mar 18, 2011, 01:11 PM
Only Verizon 3G model available at the Bellevue Square store?
according to this tweet (http://twitter.com/farad/status/48779629263204355).

optimusp517
Mar 29, 2011, 02:08 AM
Any updates lately for Seattle at all? Anyone hitting up Radio Shack manana?

Eddyisgreat
Mar 29, 2011, 02:17 AM
Any updates lately for Seattle at all? Anyone hitting up Radio Shack manana?

One of the radioshax are downtown, right? I didn't even know RS had a store downtown.

djhyro
Mar 29, 2011, 11:59 AM
went to bellevue sq last night to inquire, they said ppl usually line up as early as 5am for the daily shipments and the store starts serving them at 9am...fyi for those who want an idea of when to line up

optimusp517
Mar 29, 2011, 09:26 PM
Yeah I swung by Radio Shack downtown on my break at around 10:15 and they were sold out. I had to be at work by 8:30 so I walked by around 8:15 and they had bout 3 people waiting there so I'm sure they got a small shipment only.

:(

No chance I can get it this week cause I'm at work by 8:30 all week

optimusp517
Mar 30, 2011, 05:38 PM
Last i checked U-Village Apple store has 64gb verizon white and black version. I called around 3PM so check it out if you need it. I'm only looking for a 32 gb white one wifi only if anyone can keep an eye out for me.

elromano
Apr 7, 2011, 10:21 PM
Hi guys, I went at the U-village Apple Store yesterday at 9am and they only had 16/32Go WiFi in the morning in very limited quantity...


I would love a 64 black WiFi and I will try to go tomorrow morning before heading back to France..
What do you think? should I try the Bellevue store or the U-Village?

Thx !

optimusp517
May 6, 2011, 03:50 AM
Any updates on how things have been doing lately? I still haven't gotten my 64gb ipad from macmall and is starting to lean towards picking one up at apple isntead.

elromano
May 25, 2011, 12:37 PM
no clue...
but I'm coming back next week, and I would also like to know the current status...:confused: