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SSpiro
Mar 9, 2011, 01:23 PM
Any one?

teerexx52
Mar 10, 2011, 06:58 AM
Any one?

Planning on stopping over after the Yankees game around 4:30. What are you thinking in terms of lines? I'm of the opinion it shouldn't be a problem. When I was there for ipad 1 I didn't have to wait long.

mickeymcc
Mar 10, 2011, 08:42 AM
I'm shooting for 4pm at IP Apple Store. Will drive by during while I'm out at lunch around noon and see if there's a line yet and will gauge it off of that. May leave work a little early.

teerexx52
Mar 10, 2011, 08:43 AM
I'm shooting for 4pm at IP Apple Store. Will drive by during while I'm out at lunch around noon and see if there's a line yet and will gauge it off of that. May leave work a little early.

Great. If you can post what you see I'd appreciate it. Save me a trip over if the line is long:)

jbennardo
Mar 10, 2011, 08:49 AM
I wasn't planning on getting one but I like meetups - always meet good people. I know that's crazy :p

teerexx52
Mar 10, 2011, 08:50 AM
I wasn't planning on getting one but I like meetups - always meet good people. I know that's crazy :p

Not at all. I've stood in line there as long as 6 hours. You meet some interesting folks

jbennardo
Mar 10, 2011, 08:56 AM
Not at all. I've stood in line there as long as 6 hours. You meet some interesting folks

I reserved my iPhone 4 last year but decided to wait with the masses even though I could have gone anytime that day and gotten one. I just like the excitement of the event.

Oh and the free Chick Fil A wasn't bad either.

slippery-pete
Mar 10, 2011, 09:34 AM
I actually don't mind waiting, kind of interesting. I'll be there tomorrow

GeekLawyer
Mar 10, 2011, 09:38 AM
Turns out I'm in Tampa for work this week. Sounds like you guys are up on the IP store. Any experience with Brandon? I'm planning to get done with work around 3. I like Brandon's proximity to i75, but if the experience is better at IP, I might change my plan...

(My usual launch-day experience is at my "home" Apple Store in Jacksonville...)

SSpiro
Mar 10, 2011, 10:43 AM
So all of you are doing IP?

I'm doing Brandon.. just trying to decide between the Apple Store and Best Buy. I have never done a launch day before, so i have NO idea what to expect or where to go?

Also, do any of these locations use vouchers, instead of having to wait in line?

EDIT: Didn't even see GeekLawyer's post.

teerexx52
Mar 10, 2011, 10:52 AM
So all of you are doing IP?

I'm doing Brandon.. just trying to decide between the Apple Store and Best Buy. I have never done a launch day before, so i have NO idea what to expect or where to go?

Also, do any of these locations use vouchers, instead of having to wait in line?

I'm doing IP as I am close by at a ball game. Brandon is great too

SSpiro
Mar 10, 2011, 10:52 AM
Turns out I'm in Tampa for work this week. Sounds like you guys are up on the IP store. Any experience with Brandon? I'm planning to get done with work around 3. I like Brandon's proximity to i75, but if the experience is better at IP, I might change my plan...

(My usual launch-day experience is at my "home" Apple Store in Jacksonville...)


You'll want to do Brandon.. If you're done around 3, it'll take you 45 mins to get to IP, whereas the brandon store could be 5 mins away.

GeekLawyer
Mar 10, 2011, 11:12 AM
You'll want to do Brandon.. If you're done around 3, it'll take you 45 mins to get to IP, whereas the brandon store could be 5 mins away.Thanks! I think I'll go that route.

My other idea was to get on the road and stop off at the Best Buy in Ocala. But that seems riskier than the Apple Store.

SSpiro
Mar 10, 2011, 12:51 PM
Thanks! I think I'll go that route.

My other idea was to get on the road and stop off at the Best Buy in Ocala. But that seems riskier than the Apple Store.

Good news about Brandon is that the Best Buy is across the street from the mall on SR60..

JEM6
Mar 10, 2011, 03:27 PM
I plan on going to IP at around noon... anyone else going early?

SSpiro
Mar 10, 2011, 10:00 PM
After reading that BB is doing vouchers, starting at 4:30, I'm starting to think BB in Brandon. Besides, reward points!

I'm getting off around 1230 or 1.. and heading straight there (or to Apple Store in Brandon). I can report on my findings once I arrive at either. If I get to BB and its already a madhouse, i'll go to Apple.

GeekLawyer
Mar 10, 2011, 10:02 PM
Indeed, someone in another thread reminded me about the Reward Zone. That's a lot of points, considering I need to buy one for myself and my better half. Though in another thread someone said BB would have a limit of 1 per person. Who knows.

Keeping us posted here would be nice. I'm stuck at work near USF until 3...

SSpiro
Mar 10, 2011, 10:22 PM
Yeah I heard that rumor too :/

SSpiro
Mar 11, 2011, 05:24 AM
No line Brandon BB yet.

teerexx52
Mar 11, 2011, 05:35 AM
No line Brandon BB yet.

Your at the Best Buy now?

SSpiro
Mar 11, 2011, 05:38 AM
Your at the Best Buy now?

LOL No. Just drove by on my way to work.

teerexx52
Mar 11, 2011, 05:44 AM
LOL No. Just drove by on my way to work.

:) I was going to order on line but I just can't believe I won't get one today at IP. Still going to drive by about 4PM. If the line is a killer I'll wait for a BB or Walmart. I stood in line 7 hours for iphone 4 at IP. Just can't see doing it again:D

SSpiro
Mar 11, 2011, 07:57 AM
:) I was going to order on line but I just can't believe I won't get one today at IP. Still going to drive by about 4PM. If the line is a killer I'll wait for a BB or Walmart. I stood in line 7 hours for iphone 4 at IP. Just can't see doing it again:D

I keep reading that everywhere (cant believe it'll sell out) but man oh man am I nervous.

My plan is 1pm. We'll see!

teerexx52
Mar 11, 2011, 08:16 AM
I keep reading that everywhere (cant believe it'll sell out) but man oh man am I nervous.

My plan is 1pm. We'll see!

I have to take my son to a Yankees game at Steinbrenner Field today 1:05 so I can't line up until after that which will be 4PM:( If you are there and can post I'd appreciate it. A kind of line update:)

GeekLawyer
Mar 11, 2011, 08:21 AM
Any line updates from any Tampa-area location are welcome. :)

SSpiro
Mar 11, 2011, 08:22 AM
Yep, definitely plan on it.

Online is now at 2-3 weeks lead time. Making me NERVOUS

teerexx52
Mar 11, 2011, 08:24 AM
Yep, definitely plan on it.

Online is now at 2-3 weeks lead time. Making me NERVOUS

Me too. I didn't order one on line. Last time I did and then cancelled it but this time I decided to try for the stores exclusively. Hope I snag one:)

teerexx52
Mar 11, 2011, 09:52 AM
I'm leaving soon for Tampa Airport to drop off relative. Will stop by IP on my way to Steinbrenner Field and see if there is a line. I'll post back about noon

mascasa
Mar 11, 2011, 10:44 AM
Heading to Brandon AAPL store @ 2. Have $600 in GC I have to use, so rules out BB, etc.

.Toby
Mar 11, 2011, 10:45 AM
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The line here at the Tampa Apple store has about 60 people already.

Also Apple is buying everyone chick fil a that's in line!

jbennardo
Mar 11, 2011, 10:51 AM
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The line here at the Tampa Apple store has about 60 people already.

Also Apple is buying everyone chick fil a that's in line!

That's awesome - they did that for the IP4 launch too!

mickeymcc
Mar 11, 2011, 11:20 AM
Heading to IP apple Store line now after just eating Chick fil a in food court. Figures I missed a free meal! :(

teerexx52
Mar 11, 2011, 11:27 AM
Just left Tampa Apple Store. About 50-60 in line. I'm sure by 5pm many more. I asked about supply and such and of course they don't know. May drop back after my game at 4. Anybody at Tampa I would appreciate an update during the afternoon.

ovrlrd
Mar 11, 2011, 11:35 AM
Feel bad for all of you showing up now at IP, but at least it doesn't appear to be getting any longer (than 60 people) at the moment. I am 9th in line and have been here since 7am.

mickeymcc
Mar 11, 2011, 11:44 AM
76 in line at IP at 12:45. Or so says mall cop who's keeping count.

SSpiro
Mar 11, 2011, 11:50 AM
#1 in line in Brandon bestbuy. Called Brandon AS and they told me line was 100+..

Edit.. I'm also only one in line :) I had to ask them to create one. Tickets coming at 430

mascasa
Mar 11, 2011, 11:57 AM
Got scared and headed down to Brandon. About 40th in line. Dicks has a 2/$15 special on folding chairs if you don't have any already. Good atmosphere with free coffee and water.

SSpiro
Mar 11, 2011, 12:15 PM
#2 in line has a stockroom connection here at Brandon bby .. says 120 total on hand.

teerexx52
Mar 11, 2011, 12:17 PM
#2 in line has a stockroom connection here at Brandon bby .. says 120 total on hand.

Best Buy or Apple Store?

mickeymcc
Mar 11, 2011, 01:22 PM
IP Apple Store are asking what models we want while we wait in line They are out of black 32gb 3G AT&T. Grr. Had to go with 64

teerexx52
Mar 11, 2011, 01:33 PM
IP Apple Store are asking what models we want while we wait in line They are out of black 32gb 3G AT&T. Grr. Had to go with 64

They are actually out of certain models before they open the store to sell them. Sounds like there must be tons of people in line

mickeymcc
Mar 11, 2011, 02:07 PM
Looks like 200 + in line now at IP.

ovrlrd
Mar 11, 2011, 02:48 PM
They are handing out tickets now at IP.

http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/4384/photown.jpg

teerexx52
Mar 11, 2011, 04:39 PM
I left IP at 3PM after seeing the line. Went home to my local Best Buy and got mine easily. Took about 45 mins start to end. Thank God:)

andrew1986
Mar 11, 2011, 09:27 PM
So... I just went by Best Buy in Brandon 10 minutes before they closed and they still have two models left in stock. Black WIFI only 16GB and White 64 GB Verizon 3G!

Just a heads up for anyone looking for one in the AM tomorrow!

SSpiro
Mar 11, 2011, 10:26 PM
Wow..! There must have been 100ish people there, and they told us they had 120-150pcs.

BBY went flawlessly. Tickets came out at 430 on the dot, ipads started at 5pm on the dot.

Great experience overall, and i haven't been able to put the thing down yet.

andrew1986
Mar 11, 2011, 11:27 PM
I'm loving mine as well. My wife seems to be really enjoying hers too. We both got the White 64GB Verizon 3G.

DJ J-Roc
Mar 12, 2011, 10:06 PM
Yeah, I went to BBY in Brandon too. Got there at 540 and was out by 640. They were awesome and this iPad 2 is seeming to be worth more than I thought. Awesome so far!

SSpiro
Mar 13, 2011, 09:52 PM
Yeah, I went to BBY in Brandon too. Got there at 540 and was out by 640. They were awesome and this iPad 2 is seeming to be worth more than I thought. Awesome so far!


Wow, thats awesome.