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Jerastan
Mar 9, 2011, 03:51 PM
Anyone?

Apple163
Mar 10, 2011, 05:03 AM
Anyone?

I have been watching for some sign of life in the St. Louis area. I have not seen anything about the lines at Galleria or West County Apple stores. I am planning on getting in line around 2:30 pm on Friday for the West County store. I was there for the iPhone 4 and the iPad rollout and had a great time.

Apple163
Mar 10, 2011, 12:50 PM
Spoke to Apple Store and to Mall Security about the "line rules" for Friday at the West County Apple Store. Apple store rep. had no information to provide. Mall management through mall security said they would like the line to start no earlier than 4:00 pm but they would not stop the line from forming earlier. Mall Security did say they would not allow lawn chairs and would ask you to leave with the chair. :apple:

Jerastan
Mar 10, 2011, 02:33 PM
Spoke to Apple Store and to Mall Security about the "line rules" for Friday at the West County Apple Store. Apple store rep. had no information to provide. Mall management through mall security said they would like the line to start no earlier than 4:00 pm but they would not stop the line from forming earlier. Mall Security did say they would not allow lawn chairs and would ask you to leave with the chair. :apple:

I just heard the same thing. I was at the iPhone 4 launch last year and it was pure craziness. I can't imagine this will be even close but I'm still up in the air as to when I'm going to show. hmmm....

Apple163
Mar 10, 2011, 03:51 PM
I just heard the same thing. I was at the iPhone 4 launch last year and it was pure craziness. I can't imagine this will be even close but I'm still up in the air as to when I'm going to show. hmmm....

I am planning on being in line by 3:00 pm because I am clueless as to how many others plan to be there for the opening. I just hate the rush hour traffic afterwards but it will be worth it.

Jerastan
Mar 10, 2011, 03:53 PM
I am planning on being in line by 3:00 pm because I am clueless as to how many others plan to be there for the opening. I just hate the rush hour traffic afterwards but it will be worth it.

No doubt. I'll have to get back to IL so I'm really not looking forward to the Friday evening rush. Ugh...

geerlingguy
Mar 10, 2011, 09:49 PM
I don't get back to St. Louis from Chicago until about 4 p.m. tomorrow, so I'm thinking of running by Best Buy to get the iPad (instead of Apple Store).

Last year, I walked in about an hour after iPad went on sale, grabbed one, paid, and left. No lines. Only three other people there! I hate Best Buy, but it's good for launches like this.

Apple163
Mar 10, 2011, 10:16 PM
I don't get back to St. Louis from Chicago until about 4 p.m. tomorrow, so I'm thinking of running by Best Buy to get the iPad (instead of Apple Store).

Last year, I walked in about an hour after iPad went on sale, grabbed one, paid, and left. No lines. Only three other people there! I hate Best Buy, but it's good for launches like this.

Hopefully the same will work for you on this round of iPads. It is too much of a risk for me and my addiction to all things Apple. If you are pulling in around 4:00 pm then Best Buy would be a good place to start. Good luck.

Dkelewae
Mar 10, 2011, 10:29 PM
I read the galleria is the largest mall store they have so may have more stock? I think I will get there around three if the line is long may try micro center or target great land or best buy all in same area.

bradkrischel
Mar 10, 2011, 10:39 PM
I'll be at the Galleria tomorrow. I haven't really decided on a time. Either late morning or early afternoon.

calvy
Mar 11, 2011, 02:27 AM
I plan to scope things out around noon at the Galleria Apple store, hop in line when I see others starting. I'd like it not to start until 3 or so, but I'm scared there will be a long line when I show up at noon. Guess we'll see in about 10 hours.

Jerastan
Mar 11, 2011, 03:50 AM
I read the galleria is the largest mall store they have so may have more stock? I think I will get there around three if the line is long may try micro center or target great land or best buy all in same area.

Sorry, but the Galleria is a tiny store. Very, very small.

Dkelewae
Mar 11, 2011, 05:10 AM
Which apple store is better in St louis ?

Dkelewae
Mar 11, 2011, 05:30 AM
Any status updates on the apple stores?

Apple163
Mar 11, 2011, 06:50 AM
Which apple store is better in St louis ?

Apparently the Galleria Apple Store is now the largest "mall" store they have but I have not been there to check it out. I do like the West County Mall and their Apple Store.

Jerastan
Mar 11, 2011, 07:16 AM
Apparently the Galleria Apple Store is now the largest "mall" store they have but I have not been there to check it out. I do like the West County Mall and their Apple Store.

Now that I think about it, it does seem like they closed to remodel a while back. Maybe they are bigger now?

Dkelewae
Mar 11, 2011, 07:47 AM
May go there around noon to line up. Take my iPad and overdrive at least I can read and watch movies and get some work done lol. Anyone else going and where do u think they will put the line?

Dkelewae
Mar 11, 2011, 08:14 AM
I just got an email they are getting a large shipment but may not be available till tomorrow. So could be a backup. Said may still have them today.

Nennilj
Mar 11, 2011, 08:20 AM
Now that I think about it, it does seem like they closed to remodel a while back. Maybe they are bigger now?

The Apple store at the Galleria bought the adjacent store and now are double the size

DarthVedder
Mar 11, 2011, 08:42 AM
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I'm first in line at west county center. Paul Blart tried to run us off saying we can't line up until 4 pm but was overruled by Dws Peres police and apple store staff

Currently there are 8 of us in line

Apple163
Mar 11, 2011, 08:51 AM
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I'm first in line at west county center. Paul Blart tried to run us off saying we can't line up until 4 pm but was overruled by Dws Peres police and apple store staff

Currently there are 8 of us in line

Thanks for the update. I am going to head down shortly and enjoy the growing crowd.

DarthVedder
Mar 11, 2011, 08:53 AM
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I'll be keeping it updated all day, i have nothing better to do. No chairs allowed in case anyone didn't know

geerlingguy
Mar 11, 2011, 08:57 AM
The Apple store at the Galleria bought the adjacent store and now are double the size

Well, technically, Apple bought the kids shoe store that used to be next to the Starbucks/atrium area on the second floor, as well as the empty store next to it, and then moved the store down to that area (right by the middle parking garage entrance.

Now the Galleria Apple Store *is* the largest in-mall Apple Store in the world. It's awesome, and I won't even think of making the trek all the way out to West County again. The Galleria store is so open and airy, it's wonderful!

Before the remodel/move, the store was, literally, the *smallest* in-mall Apple Store. Always packed. It's still packed, but you can at least breathe :-)

Check it out: http://www.lifeisaprayer.com/blog/2010/new-apple-store-st-louis-galle

alexpk
Mar 11, 2011, 09:08 AM
Thanks for the West Co update!

Is anyone at the Galleria yet? I'm unfortunately stuck at work til a little after 4 and as yet undecided as to which store I want to try first. Galleria is closer but I thought with it all big and shiny and new more people might go there?

Jerastan
Mar 11, 2011, 09:09 AM
So I'm at the West County store and there are only about 10 of us here.

RebelSyd
Mar 11, 2011, 10:08 AM
Anyone at the Galleria? Heading that way now - curious how many people are in line already...

DarthVedder
Mar 11, 2011, 10:14 AM
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20+ at west County now

keiths
Mar 11, 2011, 11:07 AM
Any update on the Galleria line?

RacerXgogogo
Mar 11, 2011, 11:14 AM
Any update on the Galleria line?

I'd like to know, as well... may not get there till 4:30 or so.

RebelSyd
Mar 11, 2011, 11:15 AM
There's about 20 right now at the Galleria... Although the mall customer service says no lawn chairs, there's a bunch of people with them in line so you're ok if you bring one...

DarthVedder
Mar 11, 2011, 11:20 AM
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Chair Nazi's I full force at West County Mall, don't waste the energy carrying it up there, you won't be able to sit in it.

DarthVedder
Mar 11, 2011, 11:27 AM
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Last count at west county around 35

DarthVedder
Mar 11, 2011, 11:54 AM
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West County update: 40

RebelSyd
Mar 11, 2011, 12:18 PM
Galleria line count update: 35+

DarthVedder
Mar 11, 2011, 12:33 PM
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West County current count 53

ExclamationKate
Mar 11, 2011, 12:42 PM
Just stopped by the South County Best Buy on Lindbergh and as of now there is no line. Guy at front said they'll start one outside when someone wants to. Also said that if they catch you loitering inside, they'll toss you out. And theyll only do vouchers if the crowd "gets huge." Since no one's there at all I'll probably head back around 4:00/4:15.

dwd3885
Mar 11, 2011, 12:55 PM
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West County current count 53

do they know how many they're going to have?

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Mar 11, 2011, 01:07 PM
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Their manager tells me he has no idea, but he thinks there will be late shipments to restock for tomorrow probably, current line count approx 80

Dkelewae
Mar 11, 2011, 01:20 PM
Ok no ne outside at target at Lucas and hunt and west flo, no one out front walmart at w flo and 270 2 people out front of best buy at 170 and Brentwood.

dwd3885
Mar 11, 2011, 01:22 PM
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Their manager tells me he has no idea, but he thinks there will be late shipments to restock for tomorrow probably, current line count approx 80

if i remember last year, they had hundreds. but idk this year! i'm thinking about going over there aroudn 3

Dkelewae
Mar 11, 2011, 01:25 PM
No lines at target and. Micro center at Brentwood blvd.

Dkelewae
Mar 11, 2011, 01:47 PM
About 12 in line I am no4


About 20 now

Jerastan
Mar 11, 2011, 02:11 PM
Well over 100 at West County now.

ExclamationKate
Mar 11, 2011, 03:18 PM
Just got in line at So. Co. Best Buy. Number 4 of 8 at 3:15. Update on the inventory: at least 20 in stock, no 3Gs, tickets handed out at 4:30 and good for 24 hours.

geerlingguy
Mar 11, 2011, 04:16 PM
Noticed about 25 at Best Buy at 170/Brentwood just about 10 minutes ago. Looks like I might not be able to get one after all.

Anybody know much about Target/Wal-Mart? I might try one of those places instead...

Jerastan
Mar 11, 2011, 04:18 PM
Over 200 @ West County now.

geerlingguy
Mar 11, 2011, 04:42 PM
Any updates on Best Buy? I don't want to go if they're out :(

geerlingguy
Mar 11, 2011, 05:17 PM
Just arrived at the Brentwood Best Buy; they're already out of the 32GB Black WiFi model. There are now about 150-200 people in line. Many came from other locations and stores that are already out. If you haven't left yet, you'll probably be better off waiting until the iPad is back in stock again someday...

geerlingguy
Mar 11, 2011, 05:28 PM
Only 64gb white wifi model, and 3G models left qt BB.

geerlingguy
Mar 11, 2011, 05:43 PM
Well, now I'm at the Galleria Apple Store, and there are probably 200-250 people in line already it seems Apple has a winner on their hands. I might not be able to get one for a few weeks :(

It doesn't seem the line is moving very quickly... A lot of people are just hanging around in the store, probably just using Apple's free Internet :-P

Dkelewae
Mar 11, 2011, 05:45 PM
Was no 4 in line at best buy.

Jerastan
Mar 11, 2011, 06:59 PM
Well that was fun. Number 7 in line at 9:00 this morning. In and out w/ the one I wanted in under 10 minutes. Met a lot of great people and had a good time. Hope everyone got what they wanted.

Mose9634
Mar 11, 2011, 10:09 PM
Do any of you know if the Apple store (preferably the one in West County) sold out today?