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w00tini
Mar 8, 2011, 06:07 PM
So, how many of you are heading here on launch day? Or rather, how many of you will be between me and my new iToy this Friday!:D

I'm hoping to get here around 4pm... and be out with two new iPad 2's w/ smart covers around 5:10pm if all goes well.

tuckrcsb
Mar 9, 2011, 06:53 PM
I wonder how many units that location will have? I'm seriously considering getting there around 10am to make sure I'm not a part of the "sold-out" crowd

Kim in NC
Mar 10, 2011, 07:04 PM
We're trying to figure out what to do. I have a child to pick up from school at 4 and DH has hand therapy at 3:30 so we can't get there before 4:30. I'm afraid it's going to be too late. We need a 64GB WiFi and a 64GB Verizon 3G. UGH.....hate this! Truly wish we could pre-order online for them to hold what we need.

hefeglass
Mar 10, 2011, 09:06 PM
i dont think theyll sell out the first night honestly..

w00tini
Mar 10, 2011, 09:12 PM
i dont think theyll sell out the first night honestly..
i'm actually starting to feel that way myself. these things look to be available everywhere in pretty decent quantities. add to that the fact many people are quite happy with the iPad1 and i just don't see the mad dash we had last year to get the first iteration of the device.

Kim in NC
Mar 11, 2011, 08:41 AM
I'm starting to get worried. Heard there were 20 + people in lines at other stores already. UGH! Now with online ordering saying 2-3 weeks for shipping - this is NOT looking good!

hefeglass
Mar 11, 2011, 11:24 AM
seriously..

CHILL OUT




im willing to bet $100 that youll get one today



seriously...i always used to worry about getting new apple stuff...but they ALWAYS send a ton to raleigh store....youll be fine..im telling you

if not, hit up bestbuy, walmart, target...we have em all!

w00tini
Mar 11, 2011, 11:42 AM
any lines yet? I'm 3 hrs away

Kim in NC
Mar 11, 2011, 11:45 AM
any lines yet? I'm 3 hrs away

Called was told "not bad" - don't know how to take that.

mikepas
Mar 11, 2011, 12:06 PM
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any lines yet? I'm 3 hrs away

I'm in line there now and by my rough count there are 42 people in line right now. I've been here 30 minutes and ten people lined up behind me.

dmo1028
Mar 11, 2011, 12:08 PM
I can swing by and check for you guys in about 20min if you like.

dmo1028
Mar 11, 2011, 12:26 PM
I'd say 60-65'ish...

mikepas
Mar 11, 2011, 12:31 PM
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I wish the guy at Beookstone would atop flying the AR Drone. It's too darn tempting!

striatedglutes
Mar 11, 2011, 12:35 PM
Posting in spirit. Don't have too much fun guys.

w00tini
Mar 11, 2011, 12:58 PM
leaving wake forest now!

oh and I'll bring a rake for that ar drone

Kim in NC
Mar 11, 2011, 01:14 PM
Over 100 in line now. Glad to see another Wake Forest person in line!

mikepas
Mar 11, 2011, 01:36 PM
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I just chatted with a Crabtree security officer and the line is stretching all the way past center court. They sent for more line rope and stands.

hefeglass
Mar 11, 2011, 01:38 PM
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Hey...mikepas..I'll kick u 5 bucks to let me slide in with u in line. I'm here...about a hindered back at the most.

Here's pics
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Seitofox
Mar 11, 2011, 01:42 PM
I am in the best buy in Cary right now and there are about 12 people in line

w00tini
Mar 11, 2011, 01:45 PM
made it. I'm about 50 behind that picture. we will def get pads. I expect this line to move fast once they open the gated.

hefeglass
Mar 11, 2011, 01:55 PM
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Not that I necessarily need the better spot..but I am in a nonstop rush. So it doesnt hurt to ask

Kim in NC
Mar 11, 2011, 02:04 PM
I'm two behind the guy in the grey vest in that pic. We have some line breaking going on behind us which isn't cool.

mikepas
Mar 11, 2011, 02:25 PM
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I'm two behind the guy in the grey vest in that pic. We have some line breaking going on behind us which isn't cool.

Let one of the security guys know and they will boot the offenders from the mall for the rest of the day.

TermCommander
Mar 11, 2011, 02:35 PM
I am in the best buy in Cary right now and there are about 12 people in line


Do they have Wifi only iPads? or only Wifi+3G ?

Seitofox
Mar 11, 2011, 02:38 PM
Best buy in Cary jumped to about 40-50 people, won't say witch ones they have

luvmyMacs
Mar 11, 2011, 03:13 PM
How many ppl @ Crabtree now? Any idea how many they have?

mikepas
Mar 11, 2011, 03:22 PM
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How many ppl @ Crabtree now? Any idea how many they have?

Hundreds at a guess. The line goes down the mall and has almost doubled back to the Apple Store and still growing.

Kim in NC
Mar 11, 2011, 03:35 PM
The end of the line is back to the Apple store and they have sent it down the side hall.

mikepas
Mar 11, 2011, 03:51 PM
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A guard just came by to ask everyone to put their chairs away and tighten up the line.

w00tini
Mar 11, 2011, 05:26 PM
got two!

3G units were "limited" but I snagged a pair

Kim in NC
Mar 11, 2011, 08:29 PM
We were in the store by 5:20 and done by 5:40 and down the mall. Got a 3G 64gb Verizon one and a Wifi 64gb. No issues. There was an Apple employee checking stock as we got closer to the door and told us no problems!

alex7577
Mar 12, 2011, 08:09 AM
I was just at Crabtree Mall. They said they were all sold out and that they may get a shipment in today.