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firstapple
Jun 17, 2009, 06:39 PM
I didn't see this opened up for the 3G S meetup. Was wondering who will be at 12 Oaks??

I can say I will be there!

robotspacer
Jun 18, 2009, 12:17 PM
I'll be there! I didn't realize they're opening at 7AM, I thought it was 8: http://www.apple.com/retail/twelveoaks/ What time are you planning on showing up? I was thinking 6AM, but if they're opening at 7 I might be tempted to go a little earlier…

firstapple
Jun 18, 2009, 04:31 PM
I plan on getting there around 6AM. I called the Apple Store today (twice) to talk to different people and get an idea of what is going on. Basically I was "pre-authorized" through Apple's Website yesterday... But, since I was so late tot he party, I will not officially have one saved to my name.

However, I confirmed that they have a certain number of reserved iPhone's and the rest are for walk-in customers. Pre-authorization will just make the transaction smoother. I am not guaranteed a phone though. I don't think you will have a problem getting one if you shouw up at 6AM.

I have to be to work by 9AM, so I am hoping the line isn't too bad, and the process goes much faster than last year's. As long as the server doesn't fail this time like last year, should be in and out pretty quickly.

firstapple
Jun 19, 2009, 05:23 AM
I am 14th in the non reservation line. Maybe 30 in the reservation lines.

labman
Jun 30, 2009, 10:26 AM
oh well I waited for mine to be delivered my ups guy even realized what it was and dropped it off early for me. :D talk about a kid on Christmas day! :cool:

ROGERWILCO357
Sep 2, 2009, 01:58 AM
oh well I waited for mine to be delivered my ups guy even realized what it was and dropped it off early for me. :D talk about a kid on Christmas day! :cool:

curious are you the same guy on michigan reefers .com ?

labman
Sep 2, 2009, 03:53 PM
curious are you the same guy on michigan reefers .com ?

it's me this and the other forums are my main ones foe what ever reason lol. j/k enjoy my saltwater tank and my Iphone maybe we can get setup a mini get together and have a couple beers. btw replied to your email too.

I3roknI3ottle
Jun 7, 2010, 06:49 PM
Is anyone meeting up for the 4G? I will be @ the store probably around 5-6AM.

firstapple
Jun 17, 2010, 08:15 AM
I will be there between 5-6 AM as well. Let's just hope the computer systems stay up long enough for us on the east side to get our phones!

xelavelobos
Jun 20, 2010, 06:56 PM
I am going to try to be at 12 Oaks between 5 and 6 as well. Does anyone know where we can begin to line up?

detroit1
Jun 22, 2010, 08:06 PM
ill either be here or at the livonia AT&T :)

tigerfan1988
Jun 22, 2010, 09:31 PM
^ AT&T won't have walk-in phones available, so unless you reserved/pre-ordered one there, it'd be best to go to Apple.

Shadow Runner
Jun 22, 2010, 10:14 PM
Yeah so what is the best way to line up for this?

detroit1
Jun 22, 2010, 11:40 PM
^ AT&T won't have walk-in phones available, so unless you reserved/pre-ordered one there, it'd be best to go to Apple.
thanks :)
i might just go to bestbuy instead. ill call around tomorrow morning and see whats available.

GirlFriday
Jun 23, 2010, 08:51 AM
Sooo excited... I'm going to be there at 4:45 or 5:00.

Skinfaxi
Jun 23, 2010, 12:27 PM
I'm definitely going to the Best Buy in Novi, rather than Apple. I called Apple, and they said you need to wait outside of the mall by the parking lot. The mall opens at 6, at which point there will be a mad rush of people racing to the apple store which opens an hour later. No thanks, Best Buy it is.

xelavelobos
Jun 23, 2010, 01:27 PM
I have been reading the meetup threads for Sumerset and Briarwood mall, and it seems like Apple Store employees have escorted the line that formed outside the mall to the Apple store. I expect them to do this at 12 oaks as well, so there probably won't be a mad rush. At least I hope there won't be one.

detroit1
Jun 23, 2010, 06:24 PM
I'm definitely going to the Best Buy in Novi, rather than Apple. I called Apple, and they said you need to wait outside of the mall by the parking lot. The mall opens at 6, at which point there will be a mad rush of people racing to the apple store which opens an hour later. No thanks, Best Buy it is.

i just called 3 of the closest bestbuys and they all said they have more preorders than phones :( im gonna call a few more places to check
radioshack in farmington said they wont have non-preorders till the 29th. i might be at 12 oaks at 5. where does the line start? is anyone there now?

Appleusercable
Jun 23, 2010, 10:23 PM
Spoke with 12 oaks security. They say best place to line up is doors by sears and lord and Taylor bu that anyone seen on property before 5am whether in line or waiting in your car will be asked to leave after one warning I was told that novi police will be contacted and tresspassing violations will be issued!

In.Line.Now
Jun 24, 2010, 01:56 AM
I'm currently waiting in line now. There are currently approx 100 people, all waiting inside. There is a large man snoring extremely loud and a man wearing baseball cleats. The kind folks at Apple are giving out free water and snacks.

rcljr
Jun 24, 2010, 03:18 AM
I'm currently waiting in line now. There are currently approx 100 people, all waiting inside. There is a large man snoring extremely loud and a man wearing baseball cleats. The kind folks at Apple are giving out free water and snacks.

In which line and where is the line at? Preorder or non preorder?

Also have the apple folks given any indication of how many extra iPhones they have outside of preorders?

In.Line.Now
Jun 24, 2010, 03:30 AM
There is only 1 line inside. Inbetween Sears and Lord and Taylor. Lots of cars, cant miss it. No one has had the balls to ask the apple folks how many phones and they disappeared with the snack cart.
The cleats guy is sitting in front of carnival cuts (he is very talkative and friendly and you should definitely ask him about them!!!) Blue Shirt, Moustache and Jeans. Black Nike Cleats.

TheRazz
Jun 24, 2010, 03:32 AM
Nah I dont think anyone knows how many phones they'll have, and the guy above me pretty much has it right, haha.

Skinfaxi
Jun 24, 2010, 06:46 AM
Took one look at the line at 5:20 and turned around. I hit 6 stores and struck out.

detroit1
Jun 24, 2010, 10:49 AM
so it wasnt worth it?

Skinfaxi
Jun 24, 2010, 01:17 PM
I was told the mall wouldn't open till 6. I got there at 530 and the mall was open and had hundreds of people inside.

I'm thinking about going tomorrow morning to see if there are any preorders that weren't picked up.