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Frozentoast
Nov 5, 2007, 01:31 PM
I'll be arriving between 12 and 1 with only a video iPod to keep me entertained. When is everyone else getting down there? :)

roblawton
Nov 5, 2007, 01:36 PM
The apple store?

I'm picking the missus up at 4.30 then going straight down the M62 to get there for around 5!

I'd go alone, but she's tempted to get one so I've gotta pick her up... I reckon last minute she'll want one! :D

Frozentoast
Nov 5, 2007, 01:37 PM
The Apple Store yes. Queuing outside an O2 or CPW store doesn't seem as exciting to me.. ;)

roblawton
Nov 5, 2007, 01:40 PM
The Apple Store yes. Queuing outside an O2 or CPW store doesn't seem as exciting to me.. ;)

Want me to bring a coffee or some grub in exchange for a space next to you early bird...? ;)

Frozentoast
Nov 5, 2007, 01:42 PM
No cutsies. There would be a nerd uprising. :p

roblawton
Nov 5, 2007, 01:47 PM
Could you imagine! :D

Looks like I'll be jumping right into the line, and then sending the missus off for something! ;)

Frozentoast
Nov 5, 2007, 01:53 PM
With the position of the store it will be interesting to see where we will actually be queuing as it's not the most open of spaces.

alFR
Nov 5, 2007, 02:26 PM
Current plan is to get there about 4.30/5pm. If we hear between now and then that there will definitely be thousands of phones available I might arrive about 7 once the queue's gone. :)

stekerrod
Nov 5, 2007, 03:50 PM
im getting there between 3:30 and 4 (well hoping to anyway) think my mate is coming so i will join the queue and we can take turns in buggering off for half an hour lol.....dnt think hes gna get one tho....salrite though all the more for us Apple geeks:p

wrboyce
Nov 5, 2007, 05:18 PM
There is already a thread started about people buying the iPhone in Manchester.. My plan is to get there about 3pm.. If there isn't much of a queue I'll wander round, and join when it starts to build up. I'll have no entertainment, but if I have to queue for 3 hours I'll get the missus to go buy me a camping chair and I'll sit down and watch a movie on my MacBook :-)

Frozentoast
Nov 5, 2007, 05:51 PM
There is already a thread started about people buying the iPhone in Manchester..
This is a dedicated thread for the specific store, what with us been lucky enough to have two. :)
My plan is to get there about 3pm.. If there isn't much of a queue I'll wander round, and join when it starts to build up. I'll have no entertainment, but if I have to queue for 3 hours I'll get the missus to go buy me a camping chair and I'll sit down and watch a movie on my MacBook :-)
A camping chair is a brilliant idea, definitely a step up from sitting on the floor.

CD3660
Nov 7, 2007, 03:20 PM
This thread has gone a bit quiet. Looks like only about 6 people for the Trafford Centre then! ;)

Seriously though, I'm going but I'm stuck at work until at least 4.00 pm and then I've got to get there!

It would be very useful if I could phone someone in the queue to assess the numbers/prospects.

If anyone wouldn't mind me calling them for this purpose whilst they're in the queue, could you please let me have your mobile number via a PM (Private Message)? :)

Frozentoast
Nov 7, 2007, 03:54 PM
...Looks like only about 6 people for the Trafford Centre then! ;)
We wish!

Lito
Nov 8, 2007, 05:36 AM
for the skinny on how they'll handle the crowd scene logistics: youtube search for Leopard Trafford (iPod Touch so no cut & paste for weblink {:^\


My iMovie 08 maiden voyage is the Allgud sub

Frozentoast
Nov 8, 2007, 07:20 AM
for the skinny on how they'll handle the crowd scene logistics: youtube search for Leopard Trafford (iPod Touch so no cut & paste for weblink {:^\
Good catch (http://youtube.com/watch?v=92ZufGuuq4c) Lito. Do you remember what time people started to line up?

Cloudane
Nov 8, 2007, 07:21 AM
Good luck parking. Took me half an hour to find a spot when I went for my iMac!

Lito
Nov 8, 2007, 09:16 AM
Good catch (http://youtube.com/watch?v=92ZufGuuq4c) Lito. Do you remember what time people started to line up?

I was in the TC from about 12 but not anticipating any major Leopard interest only rolled up to the Apple Store just after 5 expecting front row action.

Already queued beyond Burtons, Peel Av car park entrance (roll eyes) plenty good macolyte fun though.
Don't have a blue scooby how its going to play tomorrow. I guess though it will be bigger numbers in the TC, but with 5 outlets to chance fortune to might maybe dilute the Apple Store throng?

Lito
Nov 8, 2007, 09:23 AM
4 outlets!

[new to typing on the Touch :^) ]

SpinDrift
Nov 9, 2007, 03:19 AM
Hey guys, first post, but I visit MacRumors daily. There's already a queue at the Trafford Center.

Project
Nov 9, 2007, 03:38 AM
Hey guys, first post, but I visit MacRumors daily. There's already a queue at the Trafford Center.


How many people are there?

SpinDrift
Nov 9, 2007, 05:30 AM
There's a few. Quite a few people have been and gone for a bit of a shop. Some people joined, but didn't know it went on sale at 6:02 so went away agian. Frozentoast is here though and Apple are taking good care of us. Come join us before everyone else comes back again!

SpinDrift
Nov 9, 2007, 06:34 AM
Frozentoast says hi!

Edit: So does Jack!
http://www.hesmagic.com (http://www.hesmagic.com/)

http://gallery.mac.com/ajanssens/100062/09112007220/web.jpg

There are now about 10 people in the queue.

OllyW
Nov 9, 2007, 06:41 AM
Frozentoast says hi!

Edit: So does Jack!
http://www.hesmagic.com (http://www.hesmagic.com/)

http://gallery.mac.com/ajanssens/100062/09112007220/web.jpg

There are now about 10 people in the queue.

I thought you had to be 18 to buy the iPhone ;)

Cloudane
Nov 9, 2007, 06:47 AM
Ah, a very familar sight. Can't believe it's already 13 days since I was wandering past that very spot huffing and puffing with an iMac.

SpinDrift
Nov 9, 2007, 08:37 AM
The queue is getting a bit more exciting now.

http://gallery.mac.com/ajanssens/100062/09112007226/web.jpg

keithop
Nov 9, 2007, 08:42 AM
The queue is getting a bit more exciting now.

I think we need another photo :) how many now?

Wonder how many hundreds by the time I manage to get there about 5:30 :(

SpinDrift
Nov 9, 2007, 10:47 AM
Trafford Center update:

http://gallery.mac.com/ajanssens/100062/09112007232/web.jpg

TheChillPill
Nov 9, 2007, 10:50 AM
Trafford Center update:



How many people would you estimate are queuing now? Difficult to see where the line ends there

SpinDrift
Nov 9, 2007, 11:07 AM
How many people would you estimate are queuing now? Difficult to see where the line ends there

Not sure.. people are saying about 120 at the moment.

TheChillPill
Nov 9, 2007, 11:08 AM
Not sure.. people are saying about 120 at the moment.

Thats surprising, I expected there to be bigger queues by now.

Frozentoast
Nov 9, 2007, 01:13 PM
Frozentoast says hi!

Edit: So does Jack!
http://www.hesmagic.com (http://www.hesmagic.com/)

http://gallery.mac.com/ajanssens/100062/09112007220/web.jpg

There are now about 10 people in the queue.
There I am! Wth is my hair doing? :D

Just got home, everything about today was incredible. The atmosphere was fantastic!

Frozentoast
Nov 9, 2007, 01:23 PM
Activated, bitches! XD

DizzyRose
Nov 9, 2007, 01:40 PM
Frozentoast says hi!

Edit: So does Jack!
http://www.hesmagic.com (http://www.hesmagic.com/)

http://gallery.mac.com/ajanssens/100062/09112007220/web.jpg

There are now about 10 people in the queue.

That random guy you're sat next to... I like his jumper and shirt.

Shaduu
Nov 9, 2007, 03:10 PM
I saw you guys! :D

I have to agree, the atmosphere was immense; beats Glasto anyway.

Lito
Nov 9, 2007, 04:17 PM
Only went Trafford Centre to get some socks - thought that's what I was queing for :^/

I'm at the back of that first picture (looking confused!)

What's an iPhone? Doesnt fit on my feet!

SpinDrift
Nov 10, 2007, 04:10 AM
Was a good day and the ending was certainly worth the long wait, the atmosphere was great. Thanks for the quality company guys.

I love my iPhone!

SpinDrift
Nov 10, 2007, 04:13 AM
That random guy you're sat next to... I like his jumper and shirt.

That's not a random guy, that's Justin.. he's a legend!

DizzyRose
Nov 10, 2007, 04:18 AM
That's not a random guy, that's Justin.. he's a legend!

Oooh, say hey to Justin! :p

(P.S. - Just in case, I was talking about the guy with glasses and an iPod... i'm not very good at explaining things :) )

Cloudane
Nov 10, 2007, 07:57 AM
Only went Trafford Centre to get some socks

Should've got some iPod Socks :D

Looks like it was a lot busier than Barrow-in-Furness (O2), there were 5 of us there until about 5:55... then it doubled to its peak of 10 of us :lol