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Brandon083
Mar 8, 2011, 09:07 AM
Thinking of heading to Mall of GA after work on Friday. Anyone hitting any of the other Apple stores in Georgia on Friday? :cool:

Vonswanko
Mar 10, 2011, 09:07 AM
Maybe headed to the Perimeter Apple store around 8ish, maybe the lines will have died by then.

i eversaw
Mar 10, 2011, 02:17 PM
lenox is going to be insane. BB for me

boshii
Mar 10, 2011, 03:00 PM
lenox is going to be insane. BB for me

Same here.

I would rather drive to 3 different Best Buys in my area than stand in line at Lenox. I did it for 7 hours for iPhone 4 and I've vowed to never do it again.

deutschland87
Mar 10, 2011, 07:42 PM
I'm thinking about going to the Mall of Georgia on Saturday morning, but concerned about availability. I would go on Friday, but I've gotta work. I guess the alternative is online ordering.:(

djkarizmatik
Mar 10, 2011, 09:02 PM
Same here.

I would rather drive to 3 different Best Buys in my area than stand in line at Lenox. I did it for 7 hours for iPhone 4 and I've vowed to never do it again.

You did get an iPhone 4 right? After waiting so long? I waited there too and missed it. Ended up ordering online. I'm planning on taking off work at 11-noonish to get in line at lenox. there is a target nearby as a backup and also a best buy/target near lindbergh but they will probably be hit hard.

johnc22
Mar 11, 2011, 05:24 AM
I'll probably hit the best buy near Cumberland around 5 and if they're sold out of 32gB wifi, go get an early dinner and then go over to lenox. I don't expect the lines to be nearly as bad as for the ip4, which I stood in line for 8 hours for even with reservation. I expect lenox to have the largest supply in town.

Please keep this thread updated all you folks standing in line today!!

pagansoul
Mar 11, 2011, 06:41 AM
I have the iPad 64/3G and told myself I should wait to iPad3 in another year but want to play with the new one. I can see iPad1 64/3G are selling on ebay for only $500 while I paid $830 for mine in April 2010. I think if I play with the new one I won't be able to resist and will end up selling my old one to my brother for a good price (less than 500). I have so many extra cases that this is killing me. I use my Pad all of the time and couldn't sell early. I'm close to North Point Mall and may drop in after work, just to see the line and take a few pictures but will go to the Mall of GA (nearer to my home) over the weekend to really play with the thing.

AuburnApple
Mar 11, 2011, 08:02 AM
I was planning on going to Lenox around 4, but as luck would have it I have to go to Alpharetta for work today, so I'm going to go by Northpoint Mall around 4:30. Lenox is an absolute madhouse on launch days. 64 GB 3g for me.

djkarizmatik
Mar 11, 2011, 09:47 AM
Anyone know how the line is now at Lenox? Its almost 11am and I'm considering leaving work soon to get in line.

todd03blown
Mar 11, 2011, 09:59 AM
I am going to hit up a BB and not visit the apple stores in the area....Should be fun as the weather is great outside :)

hueyproductions
Mar 11, 2011, 10:31 AM
Was planning to leave the office at noon and get in line at Lenox but getting caught up at work. Also curious what the line is looking like there. Perimeter as well.

ATLswmr
Mar 11, 2011, 10:33 AM
I'm going to head over to Lenox soon. Will post an update when I get there. Fingers crossed I'm early enough to get a black 32G!

Digglez
Mar 11, 2011, 10:37 AM
I am about to head to North Point in 20 minutes. I will post back when I get there.

Zolyo
Mar 11, 2011, 10:57 AM
I am about to head to North Point in 20 minutes. I will post back when I get there.

I was planning to head there around 3:00. Can you keep us updated on the line at North Point?

djkarizmatik
Mar 11, 2011, 11:00 AM
Been here about 20 minutes. About 75 in line. Not too bad.

ATLswmr
Mar 11, 2011, 11:04 AM
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FML...I'm over 200 back and I got here right before noon.

Zolyo
Mar 11, 2011, 11:07 AM
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FML...I'm over 200 back and I got here right before noon.

Are you at lenox?

ATLswmr
Mar 11, 2011, 11:10 AM
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Yes I'm at Lenox, by Ecco and Swarovski. Didn't expect it to be this many by noon.

djkarizmatik
Mar 11, 2011, 11:16 AM
You must be right near me at Lenox. It isn't 200 back. More like 75. Apple employee said they expect it to triple by 3pm and that once the line reaches Bloomingdales people might not be able to get one.

ATLswmr
Mar 11, 2011, 11:18 AM
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Really? The Apple person I talked to guessed 200, but he mentioned the same about Bloomingdale's. Thanks for making me feel slightly better haha. Fingers still crossed for black/32.

RyanF2009
Mar 11, 2011, 11:27 AM
I'm standing across from Swavorski so I guess I'm also in the same range as you guys (Lenox). Got here about five after noon...

todd03blown
Mar 11, 2011, 11:30 AM
any one have any reports of the local Best Buys in the area and if any lines are forming?

deeddawg
Mar 11, 2011, 11:31 AM
FYI for the Atlanta group -- Georgia Tech bookstore had signs up earlier this week stating they'd have iPad2's today in the Apple department. I have no other info, but might be worth looking into. No telling how many tech students would be on line though vis-a-vis quantities received.

johnc22
Mar 11, 2011, 11:33 AM
any one have any reports of the local Best Buys in the area and if any lines are forming?

I may do a drive-by of the one near me at lunch though I have to return to work until about 4:45pm so I'll miss any ticket handout unless very few people turn up.

It sounds like the Lenox store will sell out before I can get in line, which is better than me standing in line and getting shut out. Hopefully they will restock overnight since I can be there early tomorrow.

SarahPalin
Mar 11, 2011, 11:59 AM
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Got to Lenox about 12:50. I'm number 110 in line. Line stretches back to Bath & Body Works.

AuburnApple
Mar 11, 2011, 12:10 PM
Any reports from Northpoint or Perimeter?

SarahPalin
Mar 11, 2011, 12:16 PM
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Lenox-- Apple employee just came through the line and outlined the procedures. Limit of 2 iPads per person. They will poll the line in a couple of hours and distribute vouchers indicating the model and quantity you want, then set those units aside in the store for you. They are hoping to speed up the purchase process that way, and also want to let you know before 5:00 whether you'll get one or not. They are not commenting on how many units they have in stock.

AuburnApple
Mar 11, 2011, 12:20 PM
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Lenox-- Apple employee just came through the line and outlined the procedures. Limit of 2 iPads per person. They will poll the line in a couple of hours and distribute vouchers indicating the model and quantity you want, then set those units aside in the store for you. They are hoping to speed up the purchase process that way, and also want to let you know before 5:00 whether you'll get one or not. They are not commenting on how many units they have in stock.

Thanks for the updates! I'm be deciding around 2:00 where I'm going to go, and would prefer to go to Lenox.

i eversaw
Mar 11, 2011, 12:35 PM
just checked a few best buys...only a few folks in line

todd03blown
Mar 11, 2011, 12:44 PM
just checked a few best buys...only a few folks in line

the BB up in my area in north GA doesn't have anyone in line at this time. I think I am going to leave around 2pm to head up there and start to wait.

lokiju
Mar 11, 2011, 12:49 PM
Any reports from Mall of GA?

I'm planning on leaving work at 3PM to get there around 3:30PM.

ATLswmr
Mar 11, 2011, 12:50 PM
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I'm 182 in line (in front of Ecco) and I got here at noon. My original posting of 200 was pretty accurate. Should have gone to Perimeter!

lokiju
Mar 11, 2011, 12:54 PM
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I'm 182 in line (in front of Ecco) and I got here at noon. My original posting of 200 was pretty accurate. Should have gone to Perimeter!

Which location are you at?

hueyproductions
Mar 11, 2011, 12:58 PM
And was told I'm in the 150s. In front of bath and body works. The line wraps all the way down to bloomingdales and is now back up the other side almost to the gap. The apple folks seem to think ppl showing up now are starting to be in the risk category.

AuburnApple
Mar 11, 2011, 01:00 PM
just checked a few best buys...only a few folks in line

Which Best Buys?

RyanF2009
Mar 11, 2011, 01:05 PM
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I'm 182 in line (in front of Ecco) and I got here at noon. My original posting of 200 was pretty accurate. Should have gone to Perimeter!

Are you sure you're 182 and not 82?

SarahPalin
Mar 11, 2011, 01:08 PM
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If he's at Lenox, somebody at Apple is doing some wacky counting, because Ecco is about 40 feet ahead of me.

Line currently stretches from Apple to The Limited, then wraps to the other side of the mall, where another 25 people are lined up.

ATLswmr
Mar 11, 2011, 01:14 PM
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Lenox

RyanF2009
Mar 11, 2011, 01:14 PM
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If he's at Lenox, somebody at Apple is doing some wacky counting, because Ecco is about 40 feet ahead of me.

Line currently stretches from Apple to The Limited, then wraps to the other side of the mall, where another 25 people are lined up.

Yeah I'm currently at the 89 mark. It's possible the apple rep was leaving off the 100 when he came by me but it seems unlikely that there are 200 people between the Apple store and Express... I'm currently between ecco and Swavorski.

ATLswmr
Mar 11, 2011, 01:18 PM
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Maybe I confused the red-head kid in skinny jeans? When he came back around the guy goes "oh yah like 170-180" to the guy next to me.

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Mar 11, 2011, 01:22 PM
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He clarified saying over 180 in total right now...sorry for the massive fail everyone. I suck at easedropping apparently! I'm like 82 then.

djkarizmatik
Mar 11, 2011, 01:24 PM
At Lenox. Numbers I've been using where I'm at are about number 80 but some people in front of me went and counted themselves and I'm about 73. Line definitely wraps around now. Slips being passed out soon.

ecthomp
Mar 11, 2011, 01:33 PM
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Anyone at Perimeter or North Point yet? What are the lines looking like there?

Zolyo
Mar 11, 2011, 01:36 PM
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North point has about 100 people now. There are two lines. The apple guy says they have plenty. People are pouring in steadily though.

Summer33
Mar 11, 2011, 02:09 PM
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I'm at the Best Buy at Perimeter- 8th in line. About 35 people in line.

Stratus Fear
Mar 11, 2011, 02:38 PM
Just got to North Point. I'd estimate about 300 people here.

AuburnApple
Mar 11, 2011, 02:39 PM
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At the BB in Edgewood. About 40-45 people in line. Got here at 3:15 and I'm roughly #30.

Tarzanman
Mar 11, 2011, 02:42 PM
Just got to North Point. I'd estimate about 300 people here.

Lol. Nerd! I live a few miles from Northpoint. Too bad the weather isn't a bit warmer, but at least its sunny out.

Stratus Fear
Mar 11, 2011, 02:46 PM
Lol. Nerd! I live a few miles from Northpoint. Too bad the weather isn't a bit warmer, but at least its sunny out.

The real nerds are all the people in camping chairs right in front of the store ;)

johnc22
Mar 11, 2011, 02:54 PM
I can't leave work until about 4:40 so someone give us the best buy scoop after 4:30. The one near me only had 7 people in line around 1:30pm.

AuburnApple
Mar 11, 2011, 03:14 PM
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BB at Edgewood is up to about 75 people now with a steady trickle of people coming in.

johnc22
Mar 11, 2011, 03:15 PM
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BB at Edgewood is up to about 75 people now with a steady trickle of people coming in.

I'm curious to hear what they say about supplies once the tickets are handed out. I live near the Edgewood location but suspect the in-towners might be more likely to buy one of these than the burbs where I work and plan on heading (near Cumberland Mall).

Summer33
Mar 11, 2011, 03:18 PM
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I wouldn't bother coming to the Perimeter Best Buy without calling ahead. We got our tickets and they already ran out of a lot of them. People forced themselves to get one they didnt want.

SarahPalin
Mar 11, 2011, 03:23 PM
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Did any of the Best Buys have white models?

AuburnApple
Mar 11, 2011, 03:25 PM
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They aren't handing out tickets at BB Edgewood. At least they haven't mentioned it. 100+ in line now.

Summer33
Mar 11, 2011, 03:31 PM
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Okay Perimeter Best Buy says they sold out 30 mins ago.

johnc22
Mar 11, 2011, 03:35 PM
Sounds like I'm SOL for today . . . :mad:

SarahPalin
Mar 11, 2011, 03:35 PM
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Just got word that Lenox is starting to distribute claim tickets. Line now extends nearly the length of mall on both sides.

AuburnApple
Mar 11, 2011, 03:48 PM
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Edgewood is handing out tickets. I got the last 64 GB Black Att ticket and I'm roughly 30 in line. Probably 150 people in line right now. I would guess some are going home empty handed.

Brandon083
Mar 11, 2011, 03:50 PM
Mall of Ga is handing tickets out and won't have enough for everyone in line for sure!

seidelhd
Mar 11, 2011, 03:51 PM
Anyone waiting here? If so, please post a report.

SarahPalin
Mar 11, 2011, 04:08 PM
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Line moving forward at Lenox fairly rapidly.

johnc22
Mar 11, 2011, 04:10 PM
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Line moving forward at Lenox fairly rapidly.

Have they sent people away yet?

johnc22
Mar 11, 2011, 05:09 PM
Best Buy Smyrna - I have ticket in hand for a 16gb black wifi!!:D

stylishgeek
Mar 11, 2011, 05:12 PM
An Apple Store employee came down the line at Lenox and said they were out of White 16GB 3Gs.

seidelhd
Mar 11, 2011, 05:19 PM
What's going on at Lenox now?
Anyone at Perimeter? Anyone? Anyone?

I'm leaving work now and am not sure which store to go to. Kinda wish I had ordered at 4:30 this morning. I was up watching earthquake coverage on CNN International.

ecthomp
Mar 11, 2011, 05:20 PM
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Perimeter is out of 3G completely, only wifi left!

stylishgeek
Mar 11, 2011, 05:30 PM
Lenox is now out of the 32GB AT&T.

ecthomp
Mar 11, 2011, 05:32 PM
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Perimeter is out with lots of people still in line so don't go there

beaub
Mar 11, 2011, 06:16 PM
I got to Edgewood BB at about 4:40 and once 5pm hit and they started moving the line, I ended up being 4 customers behind the last ticket (for a 16GB Wifi that I wouldn't have wanted anyways). Options were to sit it out and wait for people in the line that have credit decline or changed their mind last minute or bail. I decided to bail as they only had 3 cash registers to process the line and it was going REALLY slowly.

They also "offered" that we could come back in in the morning, put $100 down and have the next units received reserved. Oh - even better, the guy said they get truck shipments every Friday! LOL.

I got up at 4am and ordered online, but wasn't too thrilled about the 3-5 days crap, but now its seeming not all that bad. Might still try swooping in on an Apple Store this weekend or maybe Monday morning. Sold my iPad and its getting old reading my ebooks on my iPhone.

Stratus Fear
Mar 11, 2011, 06:19 PM
North Point seemed to still have a bunch of tickets left on their cart and the line had diminished significantly as I was leaving a bit after 6:30pm. They ran out of all AT&T 3G models, don't know about the others. If you run now you might get something!

johnc22
Mar 11, 2011, 06:48 PM
Best Buy Smyrna, GA (near ATL) had some sort of SNAFU with their inventory counts.

I was probably 130-150th in line (got in line at 5:05PM) but got a ticket somehow for a Black 16GB WiFi.

After waiting another 30 minutes or so there is a crowd of customers at the front of the store who'd been in line looking upset and agitated. I get to the register am told there was a "miscount" in the number of 16GB blacks that they had. I was like, man if I'd known I would have gone for 32GB or 64GB so I don't have to wait weeks to get one, and somehow he came up with a 32GB Black Wifi for me (which in line they told me they were out of).

I think I walked away with someone else's 32GB Black WiFi, but I walked away happy. :D This is the RAM size that I really wanted in the first place. I need to go play the lottery.

Now need to find a decent case. The "smart cover" is only smart for Apple if they can sell you one at a massive, massive profit margin. They were out of most of them anyway, but really not impressed with it for the cost. I'll bet there'll be knock-offs for $20 max soon.

Chrismd
Mar 11, 2011, 07:53 PM
Any updates from any of the atlanta-area apple stores/best buys/etc.? Too late to get in line?

seidelhd
Mar 11, 2011, 08:01 PM
Any updates from any of the atlanta-area apple stores/best buys/etc.? Too late to get in line?

Lenox store phone number says they are now closed. Yesterday an associate told me they are anticipating staying open late, though. They probably just shut off the phones.

If anyone is still at Lenox, please post an update. I'm debating still going over to see.

djkarizmatik
Mar 11, 2011, 09:43 PM
About 4pm an employee went down the line from the front and used an app, asking each person what model they wanted to purchase. The app would update to let people know if by the time it was their turn the model they wanted was sold out or not. I told her I wanted the 16GB 3G ATT white model. She said that it would most likely be sold out by the time it was my turn so I figured I would just get the black model. Well when the pandemonium started at 5pm, people were let in and then employees would take one person at a time to checkout. I asked for the white 16GB 3G ATT model and they still had it. I guess it really just depended on how quick it took you to order once you got in to beat out others ahead of you. It also could've been people just changing their minds when they got in.

So after waiting from 11:40am till 5pm at Lenox Mall, I triumphed in purchasing the 16GB 3G ATT white model with a black leather Smart Cover. Its absolutely beautiful. Congrats to those that got theirs and good luck to those that are still on the adventure.

hexagenia
Mar 12, 2011, 08:25 AM
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At Lenox as I write. Hardly any line, but hardly any stock. Wifi and Verizon Black 64 gig only available stock.

seidelhd
Mar 12, 2011, 08:54 AM
I'm in line at the Lenox store now. They have not opened yet, but there are probably about 30 people already in line. They have 64GB Verizon models only in stock. Not sure if they are getting a shipment today or not or when it will come in. I have my MacBook with me, so I'm going to wait and get some work done.

seidelhd
Mar 12, 2011, 09:49 AM
Okay, so Lenox is NOT getting any in today. I'm at Perimeter now. Fedex just dropped off TWO iPads, both 16GB 3G versions that obviously got sold right away. They expect some from UPS, hopefully in the next hour, but have no idea. Probably 100 people in line.

ecthomp
Mar 12, 2011, 10:29 AM
Waited in line at Perimeter yesterday for almost 3 hours, ran out of tickets about 30 people ahead of us.

Went to Lenox this morning around 9. There were about 20 people ahead of us and they were already open and helping people. They were completely out of At&t which is what I originally wanted but they had Verizon and wifi left. 45 minutes later, I walked out with a Verizon 32 in Black. Very easy and fast. It wasn't my first choice but I will try it out and return it if I don't like it. They said they didn't know if they were going to get more in today but they might. There were about 50 people in line behind us and forming fast. They didn't seem concerned about running out soon but they were definitely out of certain models and white was out in many models. Good luck today if you haven't gotten one yet.

beaub
Mar 12, 2011, 10:34 AM
I left Lenox at about 11am, at that point there were about 15 iPad left according to staff, but there was only 3 people behind me in line when I got mine. All that were left were 64GB Verizon's in both black and white.

hexagenia
Mar 12, 2011, 12:27 PM
Looking for a 32 Gig ATT White. Stopped by ATT Northlake and their allocation was 6 (six!) ipads, which sold out in three minutes. Lenox ATT sold out and no idea when they are replensishing. And Target was just a shot in the dark. Most stores were not expecting their allocation until next week after some coordination snafus, according to a Manager. Seems like the Apple Stores and Best Buy were really your best bet, after all :rolleyes:

seidelhd
Mar 12, 2011, 01:01 PM
Go to Microcenter. $50 off. I just got back from Marietta Microcenter. Since they did not get all they were supposed to yesterday, they have vouchers for $50 off various models. You have to put down a $25 deposit. I planned on getting a 32GB Black Wifi, but instead got a voucher for a 64GB Black Wifi. I figure it's only $50 for the upgrade, instead of $100. Plus, sales tax is less at that store.

war eagle
Mar 13, 2011, 01:44 AM
Anybody going to try Best Buy today?

deeddawg
Mar 13, 2011, 11:22 AM
Go to Microcenter. $50 off. Since they did not get all they were supposed to yesterday, they have vouchers for $50 off various models. You have to put down a $25 deposit.

How long is the voucher good for? I hadn't planned on upgrading anytime soon, but $50 off is intriguing. If voucher is good for a whle might be worth getting one (voucher) and sitting on it a couple months.

rhanks
Mar 14, 2011, 03:08 PM
I went by the north point apple store around noon today and they were sold out - is anyone having luck in the atlanta area today?

indy1979
Mar 14, 2011, 03:47 PM
Last I heard was that Lenox is opening early tomorrow morning. Not sure about Mall of Ga or any others.

deeddawg
Mar 14, 2011, 04:41 PM
Heads up for anyone looking for smart covers. Georgia Tech bookstore has a half dozen or so each of the pink, grey, green, and navy. Also saw three of the new digital adapters on the shelf.

Jeff42037
Mar 14, 2011, 07:39 PM
My friend works at Mall of Georgia gonna text him and see.

Jeff42037
Mar 14, 2011, 07:39 PM
A friend of mine works at the Apple Store at Mall of Georgia and has told me No iPad 2 in stock and NOT opening at 9 AM :( looks like Lenox it is bright and early... Lenox is confirmed 9 AM and they do have Stock !

pptppt
Mar 14, 2011, 07:48 PM
A friend of mine works at the Apple Store at Mall of Georgia and has told me No iPad 2 in stock and NOT opening at 9 AM :( looks like Lenox it is bright and early... Lenox is confirmed 9 AM and they do have Stock !


Called Lenox store about 10 minutes ago. They said there were no ipads shipped to the store yet. They will open at 9am if they get the ipads before 9am.

war eagle
Mar 14, 2011, 09:41 PM
A friend of mine works at the Apple Store at Mall of Georgia and has told me No iPad 2 in stock and NOT opening at 9 AM :( looks like Lenox it is bright and early... Lenox is confirmed 9 AM and they do have Stock !

I called Mall of Ga around 830 and they said they are opening at 9. The only store that isn't opening for sure is North point and Lennox said to call in the morning.

What is everyones plan? I'm thinking about just going to Lenox at about 7 and just waiting and if they have them they have them, if not they don't. It would've been two hours wasted sleeping.

CAWjr
Mar 14, 2011, 11:27 PM
I went to Perimeter last Saturday & the line was significantly shorter. They had ropes all the way to the entrance of Nordstroms, but the line didn't even go to those massage chair guys. They had limited inventory, but people were walking out with iPads & I didn't see them turning anyone away. I had my wife & kids with me, so I didn't even try to stand in line, but I think I will try again later this week during the middle of a work day.

war eagle
Mar 15, 2011, 06:16 AM
I'm at Lenox now and there is about 20 people here already and two workers in store scanning stuff.

Jeff42037
Mar 15, 2011, 07:33 AM
Mall of Georgia has 9 16GB Wi-Fi Only

ATLgirl1
Mar 15, 2011, 08:36 AM
Last night around 8:30PM a MAC employee at Apple told me (in person) that they would be receiving iPad 2's this morning and to be in line before the store opened. Got there at 8AM in case they opened at nine, not many people in line, though it got longer. Around 9am an employee came out to say they didn't have any and didn't know when they would receive any. Very disappointing as the only reason I went is the Apple employee said they would definitely be there.

Dubthedankest
Mar 15, 2011, 08:44 AM
Last night around 8:30PM a MAC employee at Apple told me (in person) that they would be receiving iPad 2's this morning and to be in line before the store opened. Got there at 8AM in case they opened at nine, not many people in line, though it got longer. Around 9am an employee came out to say they didn't have any and didn't know when they would receive any. Very disappointing as the only reason I went is the Apple employee said they would definitely be there.

Same thing happened to me this morning.

war eagle
Mar 15, 2011, 08:45 AM
Lenox's shipment will be here in 30 minutes or less and they will inform us of the number if they get any.


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war eagle
Mar 15, 2011, 09:43 AM
Lenox got all the verizon models and hey have 16 gb wifi models but they haven't given us any numbers. They took 4 in and we are waiting now. I was originally #6 now I'm #2


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CAWjr
Mar 15, 2011, 10:01 AM
How many people are still in line at Lenox? Wondering if it is worth driving over from Vinings to get a 16GB Wi-Fi model.

war eagle
Mar 15, 2011, 10:52 AM
How many people are still in line at Lenox? Wondering if it is worth driving over from Vinings to get a 16GB Wi-Fi model.

Nope. I got the last 16 GB Wi-Fi and I was 6th in line. I think they only had like 4 of them but people in front of me were getting Verizon models.

ATLgirl1
Mar 15, 2011, 05:15 PM
Anyone going to Apple in the morning?

iNole
Mar 16, 2011, 11:49 AM
Anyone have info on iPad shipments in Georgia/Atlanta area?

CAWjr
Mar 17, 2011, 02:48 PM
Any updates on the status of iPads flowing into Atlanta?

simply stunning
Mar 17, 2011, 03:38 PM
Any updates on the status of iPads flowing into Atlanta?

I got one yesterday finily at Noth Point. They only got in verison, and 16 GB Wifi. I was looking for a wifi 32, but I went ahead and bought a verison 32, and now love the fact that I did, as the GPS is pretty cool.

That said, they opened at 9:00, and I had gotten there a little after 7:00 AM. By 9:00 there where about 100 people there, and I was about 9th in line... I had called on Tuesday to make sure that they would have them, and they told me then that they would have some, but didn't know what. That said, a lot of people showed up at 9:00 when they opened looking shocked that other people where there, much less 100 of them. By that point they had already handed out tickets too, and all of them where handed out. There where ticketless people standning in the back of the line still when I left, not sure what they where hoping for???

If I where you, I would just keep calling the night before and asking who will open early hoping to catch the one you want.

Good luck!

CAWjr
Mar 17, 2011, 03:47 PM
Thanks for the update. I may try to call Friday night to see who has what & then get up early Saturday morning. I am only looking for a 16GB wifi for the wife, so hopefully those flow in pretty frequently.

deeddawg
Mar 18, 2011, 08:47 AM
Heads up -- Microcenter's website suggests the Duluth microcenter has an openbox White 16GB Verizon iPad2 this morning. http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.phtml?N=4294954919

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Mar 18, 2011, 11:04 PM
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Anybody planning on trying tomorrow morning? Debating on going to either Lenox or Perimeter. Which has gotten the best shipments this week?

CAWjr
Mar 21, 2011, 08:46 AM
I went to the Lenox Mall Apple Store this weekend to inquire about how often they have been getting shipments. The girl was very open & honest with me. She said that they get their shipments each evening & usually know if they got any iPads before closing each night. She said that if you call them at closing time, they have been telling people yes or no if they got a shipment. Unfortunately, they are not telling people what is in the shipment or how many they got. The shipment could contain 50 of all styles, or it could contain 4 white 64GB VZW versions. She then said that if they have iPads & there is a line (which she said there has been one every day), they will open an hour early just to sell out their iPad stock.

I can't speak for the Apple stores elsewhere in Atlanta, but I would be surprised if they were not doing something identical to Lenox.

There also seems to be zero shortage on smartcovers & every other iPad accessory.

seidelhd
Mar 21, 2011, 09:07 AM
I have a reservation for a 64GB Wifi-only Black at Microcenter-Marietta. I put down a deposit last Saturday. Evidently, they have received their expected supply of every option, except this one! I'm hoping they get them in today.

deeddawg
Mar 21, 2011, 06:03 PM
Best Buy in Kennesaw had a bunch of available 16gb wifi only black late this afternoon today. Others in stock but for fulfilling reservations and not available for purchase. They said they had about 100 reservations to fulfill, and of course not are taking any more reservations.

deeddawg
Mar 23, 2011, 10:48 AM
FYI, the "Marietta East" Target is showing White Wifi 32GB and White VZW 32GB as "Available" right this moment via their online system (see Target thread in main forum). This store is at Johnson Ferry & Roswell Road in East Cobb (not Sandy Springs).

iNole
Apr 2, 2011, 08:00 AM
I live in Athens and iPads are much easier to find here. The UGA on campus bookstore has them in stock right now and I went to the best buy here the other day and purchased one (64 gb AT&T white). Just walked right in around 2 and bought it (read: didnt wake up at 5 am to wait for the store to open). I talked to an apple rep at best buy and he said they were getting shipments in about every other day. Anyway, it's about an hour/hour and a half hike from Atlanta but may be worth it for some. Also the UGA bookstore is selling iPad 1s for $200 off if that interests anyone...

chew63
Apr 4, 2011, 07:17 AM
anybody know if the Lenox store is getting a steady supply? If so, when is the best time to go?

briankeith513
Apr 5, 2011, 09:54 AM
The Perimeter Mall Apple Store has been getting steady shipments in. Just call to find out when they will get their next shipment, and tell them the model/version/color that you want, and ask if they will have any of those in their next shipment. That's what I did, and I grabbed a black 32GB wifi model this past Saturday, 4/2/11. They opened at 9am, and I got there at 6:30am with a folding chair, to sit in line. By 7:30am, they came out and asked us which model we wanted, and gave us a voucher for that model, so at least we only had to wait an hour, and we'd know if they had what we wanted, and it was reserved for us. Not too shabby, as I'd have to wait 3- 5 weeks for my Ipad 2 to be delivered.

Flake
Apr 5, 2011, 02:49 PM
The Perimeter Mall Apple Store has been getting steady shipments in. Just call to find out when they will get their next shipment, and tell them the model/version/color that you want, and ask if they will have any of those in their next shipment. That's what I did, and I grabbed a black 32GB wifi model this past Saturday, 4/2/11. They opened at 9am, and I got there at 6:30am with a folding chair, to sit in line. By 7:30am, they came out and asked us which model we wanted, and gave us a voucher for that model, so at least we only had to wait an hour, and we'd know if they had what we wanted, and it was reserved for us. Not too shabby, as I'd have to wait 3- 5 weeks for my Ipad 2 to be delivered.

they still all run out early in the morning then? :(

briankeith513
Apr 5, 2011, 02:56 PM
they still all run out early in the morning then? :(

For the most part, yes. But just pick some mornings when you or someone else can get there early enough. It was well worth it IMO. Bring a folding chair, and relax...use your smartphone to pass the time. Only took an hour before I knew that I'd have exactly what I wanted on hold for me. You can then come back with your voucher when the store opens.


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Flake
Apr 5, 2011, 03:18 PM
For the most part, yes. But just pick some mornings when you or someone else can get there early enough. It was well worth it IMO. Bring a folding chair, and relax...use your smartphone to pass the time. Only took an hour before I knew that I'd have exactly what I wanted on hold for me. You can then come back with your voucher when the store opens.

how early might that be :/

briankeith513
Apr 5, 2011, 04:26 PM
how early might that be :/

I got there around 6:30am, got my Voucher at 7:30am.


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Flake
Apr 5, 2011, 05:39 PM
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how early might that be :/

I got there around 6:30am, got my Voucher at 7:30am.


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hmm I'm considering. how many other people were there at 6:30-7:30?

rissy
Apr 5, 2011, 08:50 PM
For those interested... went to the Lenox store today around 630pm. They had a couple of Verizon and Wi-fi models in-store for sale. Also, North Point is expecting a shipment tomorrow.

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hmm I'm considering. how many other people were there at 6:30-7:30?

When I got there at 6:30am, there were 13 people ahead of me, and by 7:30am, I'd say over double that, and the line kept getting bigger.

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Apr 5, 2011, 10:20 PM
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hmm I'm considering. how many other people were there at 6:30-7:30?

When I got there at 6:30am, there were 13 people ahead of me, and by 7:30am, I'd say over double that, and the line kept getting bigger.

dang that's early
and they usually open at 10am? :eek:

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dang that's early
and they usually open at 10am? :eek:

Not sure about weekdays, but they open at 9am on Saturdays.


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TroyBoy30
Oct 31, 2013, 12:00 PM
delete. sorry wrong thread. need a delete option :(