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kendonshaw
Jun 14, 2008, 09:08 PM
Any Seattle/Eastside area readers getting the new iPhone? Anybody planning on standing in line?

Ampidire
Jun 15, 2008, 03:01 AM
me and my gf are planning to get ours day 1, there are two locations in bellevue square to wait at, the at&t store, and the apple store, and of course, nearby there are a few other att stores so might want to separate a bit?

ubersalad
Jun 15, 2008, 03:53 PM
I, too am interested in Bellevue Squares option. Has any detail been released about the process of waiting in line?

scharlston
Jun 15, 2008, 04:35 PM
My gf and I, plus my parents are going to be tagging along so we can get some time off of standing in line for lunch/walking around. We will probably be there around 10 or 11am to make sure we get it!! see ya all there

thehindutimes
Jul 8, 2008, 01:25 AM
hey,
i've been lurking for a while and since the iphone 3g launch is fast-approaching decided i'd ask what time you guys are going to get on line.

i think i haveta wait at at&t since i'm an at&t non-iphone customer right now.
anyone else gonna be at the at&t store in bellevue square?

JakeCarter
Jul 8, 2008, 10:24 PM
I'm thinking about being at the Apple Store in Bell-Square. Does anyone know when the mall will open it's doors? It usually doesn't open until 9.30am. Any one have any info on this? If not, I'll call tomorrow.

:// Jake

cwc123188
Jul 8, 2008, 11:05 PM
hey,
i've been lurking for a while and since the iphone 3g launch is fast-approaching decided i'd ask what time you guys are going to get on line.

i think i haveta wait at at&t since i'm an at&t non-iphone customer right now.
anyone else gonna be at the at&t store in bellevue square?

I'm thinking about some time between 4-5 at the Apple Store. I did talk to a Mac Specialist today asking if they'd be able to handle existing att non-iphone customers at launch and he said that they should be able to but he recommends me giving att a call to be sure. After all, there's no iphone launch like one at an Apple Store. :)

I'm thinking about being at the Apple Store in Bell-Square. Does anyone know when the mall will open it's doors? It usually doesn't open until 9.30am. Any one have any info on this? If not, I'll call tomorrow.

:// Jake

In the same conversation, the Mac Specialist answered my question (where's the line going to start?) by saying, "You'll see the line when you get here; otherwise, the Macy's entrance is usually open." - this- I don't get.
But yeah I'll try to be there early.

JakeCarter
Jul 8, 2008, 11:13 PM
I'm thinking about some time between 4-5 at the Apple Store...

Hmm, think I'll wake up at 4 then head over. See you guys there.

:// Jake

thehindutimes
Jul 9, 2008, 12:59 AM
thanks for the info...
i should head out at around 6 30ish hopefully.... i dont have a car here in WA (i'm home from college) and i think i can get my dad to drop me off round then...
i'll be the large brown man with Grados over his ears... see y'all outside the apple store...

ottergal
Jul 9, 2008, 12:12 PM
I was thinking of trying to get there between 7 and 7:30. I have no idea how long it might take... I have an appointment in Factoria at 10 so I'm hoping that would be enough time to get me in and out? Does anyone know how busy it was last year?

MrLatte
Jul 9, 2008, 02:22 PM
Does anyone have a guess as to what time the mall doors open? I assume they open at least at 8 for mall walkers?

thehindutimes
Jul 9, 2008, 02:56 PM
hey,
was just at bellevue square... lady at guest services said that the west entrance by ann taylor will be open at 8 am... both at&t and apple store'll be selling the iphone in the mall and opening at 8... so, i guess i'll come around 7 30 if we haveta wait outside for a bit...

ottergal
Jul 9, 2008, 03:14 PM
hey,
was just at bellevue square... lady at guest services said that the west entrance by ann taylor will be open at 8 am... both at&t and apple store'll be selling the iphone in the mall and opening at 8... so, i guess i'll come around 7 30 if we haveta wait outside for a bit...

That's good news! When I called them yesterday and asked some questions the lady didn't know anything. Then I apparently freaked her out when I told her what was going on. I'm glad you got some good information. West entrance it is!

tjmeaney
Jul 9, 2008, 04:48 PM
hmmm...
do you think there will be many people there over night?

minik
Jul 9, 2008, 06:20 PM
Last year, I picked the Bellevue Square store. I headed over there like by 1PM and was inside the service hallway.

This time, I'm thinking way earlier. As last check, the store actually opens *early* then posted for "Personal Shopping" or "Genius Bar" during normal days, so Bellevue Square should be open as well.

thehindutimes
Jul 9, 2008, 07:20 PM
Last year, I picked the Bellevue Square store. I headed over there like by 1PM and was inside the service hallway.

This time, I'm thinking way earlier. As last check, the store actually opens *early* then posted for "Personal Shopping" or "Genius Bar" during normal days, so Bellevue Square should be open as well.

what time are you gonna head over?
i'm thinkin about waitin all night... but if not a lot of ppl are stayin through the night I might as well just go an hour or so before the doors open at 8 am

minik
Jul 9, 2008, 08:10 PM
what time are you gonna head over?
i'm thinkin about waitin all night... but if not a lot of ppl are stayin through the night I might as well just go an hour or so before the doors open at 8 am

I'm still debating to myself. My friends are going to meet at U.Village store around 11pm, but I feel like it's going to be packed. Meanwhile, I may drive to the U. Village store tomorrow evening (~8pm-ish) and see what's going on first.

nheilweil
Jul 10, 2008, 12:32 PM
I guess I'll get up at 4:00 am and swing by the Redmond AT&T store or head over to Bellevue Square. There will be ropes set uo at the Ann Taylor entrance for the lines as well as through the mall so that it's not a "run at full speed" event when they open the doors at 8:00 am.

The info women at the mall said the doors to the mall will open at 800 am but I'm sure they'll open earlier. For the iPhone launch last year, the line up started at the door.

Definitely don't want to spend the night on the sidewalk, but I'm sure there will be a TON of folks there.

There will probably be enough iPhones to just show up during the day, but any White 16GB units will prolly sell out quickly.

I'll do a late night drive-by the AT&T store at Redmond Town Center and judge the craziness there. No doubt there's already someone with a sleeping bag in front of there now!

nheilweil
Jul 10, 2008, 03:56 PM
Well, I was just at the Belle Square mall and there is no line yet! Wonder when the first brave souls will show up. :rolleyes:

cwc123188
Jul 10, 2008, 04:22 PM
I'm now thinking about going to the midnight Hellboy showing and then head over to the mall soon afterwards- at around 2 A.M. It ain't a bad way to distract you from the tickling countdown to the launch of iPhone 3G.:D

philthy.net
Jul 10, 2008, 04:52 PM
I like the movie idea, it may not be worth bothering with sleep tonight. :)

ashley1496
Jul 10, 2008, 04:59 PM
I keep getting conflicting opinions on how long the line will be. I'm still thinking I'll show up early morning tomorrow. I'm not so sure I want to camp out, but I may head over at 6ish. I probably won't be able to sleep because I'll be so excited.

I too heard the info about the ann taylor entrance and 8 am mall doors opening. I have a feeling they'll open the doors early and let people line up near apple nearing 8...

How long do you all think the line will be by 6 a.m.? I'm NOT going to ATT even thought I'm porting a number. Apple store it is!

*Take this with a grain of salt but I heard elsewhere that extra ATT reps may also be at Apple stores to help with activation.

philthy.net
Jul 10, 2008, 05:26 PM
For what it's worth:

Bellevue Square Mall will be opening doors to allow people to line-up inside the mall at 6:00am. Prior to 6:00am they will not allow people to line-up outside the mall, while I'm sure there will be people who try to despite this it's hard to say how they plan on enforcing it.

Personally, I plan to arrive before 6am and see how things look. I can wait in my car until 6am if neccesary.

Also, once Apple opens their doors they will be letting groups of 30 people in at a time. They expect to get through 100 customers per hour.

platbr
Jul 10, 2008, 05:40 PM
Any indications on what supply will be? Somewhere I read 800-1000 units per Apple Store. A guy I talked to at the AT&T store in Seattle said "Oh... we'll have a lot, maybe even 100," which doesn't sound like a lot to me. I'm not sure about Bel Square lineup. Last year, they had lots, for anyone to buy at 8:30 pm, no waiting. Not sure if this year will be the same, better or worse.

agirton
Jul 10, 2008, 05:54 PM
If anyone wants to hang out all night, I started the line at the Southcenter Apple store and have a few friends coming down later.

thehindutimes
Jul 10, 2008, 06:17 PM
think i'll be at bellevue square around 6 30 if we can get inside around 6

minik
Jul 10, 2008, 06:24 PM
That's some good 411. Thanks you. I am IN.

ashley1496
Jul 10, 2008, 07:02 PM
So I know they're claiming they won't let alone line up early outside, but I work at Starbucks part time across the street. After we close tonight I'm gonna drive by and see if any die hard peeps are there. When I get back home I'll post if there is.

If there are people, I don't think they'll be able to enforce them to "not" line up...

Ha. Mental picture of dudes from new iphone 3G commercial running security!!

thehindutimes
Jul 10, 2008, 07:52 PM
So I know they're claiming they won't let alone line up early outside, but I work at Starbucks part time across the street. After we close tonight I'm gonna drive by and see if any die hard peeps are there. When I get back home I'll post if there is.

If there are people, I don't think they'll be able to enforce them to "not" line up...

Ha. Mental picture of dudes from new iphone 3G commercial running security!!

thanks!

JasonK
Jul 10, 2008, 08:14 PM
I was planning on picking up a fold up chair and waiting in front of the west enterance with everyone. I have been waiting 31 sleepless nights for this thing to come out and I am not going to move unless they move me with their bare hands :rolleyes:, ( or if they ask really nicely, I just really want a white one!) I think the movie idea sounds good if this plan fails. I will be there at 11:30 and will post if they are letting me stay or making me leave.

minik
Jul 10, 2008, 08:50 PM
On the other note, the City of Bellevue offers free wi-fi in the downtown area. YMMV.

cwc123188
Jul 10, 2008, 09:12 PM
I was planning on picking up a fold up chair and waiting in front of the west enterance with everyone. I have been waiting 31 sleepless nights for this thing to come out and I am not going to move unless they move me with their bare hands :rolleyes:, ( or if they ask really nicely, I just really want a white one!) I think the movie idea sounds good if this plan fails. I will be there at 11:30 and will post if they are letting me stay or making me leave.

maybe we SHOULD all go see the movie. LOL

scharlston
Jul 10, 2008, 09:15 PM
why cant we just fast forward to 8 am...this sucks..i dont think ill be able to sleep tonight...already went and saw Wanted to pass the time today...

nheilweil
Jul 10, 2008, 09:44 PM
I know it's not Bellevue, but Eastsiders might want to know that I passed the AT&T store at Redmond Town Center at 7:00 pm and they already had 5 people out in front ready to spend the night! :eek:

IF (and it's a doubtful "if") Bellevue Square doesn't let people line up before 6 AM until they open the doors that would really surprise me. People who get there early (like now) are not going to let folks just get in ahead of them!

The Belle Square mall folks I talked to said they'd be setting up a lines area with ropes out there.

Can't wait to hear the 411 from folks who are over there later tonight and can tell us what's going on!

scharlston
Jul 10, 2008, 11:04 PM
10 hrs and 57 minutes...excitedness...sleep baddd

Obilan
Jul 11, 2008, 01:38 AM
Does anyone know if I should break my contract with Verizon First before I go get my new iphone, or get the phone first and then break my contract. See I want to keep my number- which I know is possible, but I don't know what order to do these things in?

any suggestions?

My guess is they are also planning on having tons of people come by the apple stores today, so I bet they will have lots of phones available- unlike last time when they were not totally pre.pared for the demand

bob9999
Jul 11, 2008, 01:45 AM
Does anyone know if I should break my contract with Verizon First before I go get my new iphone, or get the phone first and then break my contract. See I want to keep my number- which I know is possible, but I don't know what order to do these things in?

any suggestions?

My guess is they are also planning on having tons of people come by the apple stores today, so I bet they will have lots of phones available- unlike last time when they were not totally pre.pared for the demand

Don't break your contract first. You're supposed to port your number over - but you need all the necessary information like account number, passwords, etc. Log onto www.wireless.att.com and look into the iPhone 3G information. There will be instructions on what to bring. I'm not sure if you're required to go into an AT&T store or if you can do this at the Apple store. Good luck.

ashley1496
Jul 11, 2008, 01:47 AM
Alrighty. Just drove by and I didn't see anyone lined up the Ann Taylor entrance or West Entrance....

I'd go see a movie if you were planning on going now.

minik
Jul 11, 2008, 02:11 AM
Pretty quiet here. All I see is maintance people.

thehindutimes
Jul 11, 2008, 02:29 AM
Pretty quiet here. All I see is maintance people.

hey,
you're waiting outside the west entrance?

minik
Jul 11, 2008, 02:31 AM
hey,
you're waiting outside the west entrance?

No, but I can see it from the parking lot. Too early?

thehindutimes
Jul 11, 2008, 02:36 AM
yea.... ive been thinkin about headin over for a while... i'll prolly head over early in the morning - prolly at 6 30ish... see ya there

minik
Jul 11, 2008, 05:00 AM
certainly, there are 3 people waiting on the skybridge.

nateyagistan
Jul 11, 2008, 06:02 AM
so i work at the starbucks at the lodge and closed last night and hung out at the lodge until 3 until my laptop died. now i'm hanging out at the QFC. i'm thinking about heading over to the mall in a few minutes!

philthy.net
Jul 11, 2008, 06:13 AM
I'm heading down to the mall now, where are people hanging out?

nateyagistan
Jul 11, 2008, 06:27 AM
yay! #12 unless there are others who are rotating. but we are all out by the west entrance by ann taylor

ubersalad
Jul 11, 2008, 02:02 PM
Any word on the shipment for tomorrow? I heard there suppose to be more for sale tomorrow morning.

minik
Jul 11, 2008, 09:30 PM
Any word on the shipment for tomorrow? I heard there suppose to be more for sale tomorrow morning.

sold out?

einsteinium
Jul 11, 2008, 09:45 PM
Any word on the shipment for tomorrow? I heard there suppose to be more for sale tomorrow morning.

Check the apple retail website tonight after 9pm. That should tell you if there is any stock for tomorrow. When I was at the AT&T store on cap hill today they were expecting more stock for tomorrow.

philthy.net
Jul 13, 2008, 12:50 PM
Photos from the Bellevue Square launch:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/philthy_photography/sets/72157606131826091/

michaelsaxon
Jul 13, 2008, 09:06 PM
I went there today after the inventory status page at Apple.com said that they had inventory-- they didn't. Apple employee let me know as soon as I arrived there that the page was wrong.

minik
Jul 13, 2008, 11:01 PM
That's a bummer. How about the at&t store on the other side of the mall?

maokh
Jul 16, 2008, 05:44 PM
Any updates on inventory in the seattle area?

minik
Jul 16, 2008, 06:47 PM
Well.. around 1:45pm today I passed the Apple Store Bellevue Square and there was still a long line for the iPhone. I assumed that the iPhones were available.