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applemike
Apr 16, 2010, 05:39 AM
Anyone looking to go to Newcastle for the UK launch in may?

Ill be one of the few queueing there

:apple:Mike

Jonny1989
Apr 23, 2010, 05:12 PM
i could be going, however if its 21st of may or later ill just buy it in the US.

Reser
Apr 23, 2010, 10:25 PM
i could be going, however if its 21st of may or later ill just buy it in the US.

Erm it is LATE May, It is going to be after the 21st for sure. Pretty much a no brainer there. they always leave at least 14 days for preorders.

Depending on the day I might be there to get some accesories. I cracked and Imported an Ipad that should arrive next week.

drpellypo
May 8, 2010, 05:12 AM
I'll be there, if I'm not working that day! Do you have to pre-order on the 10th to have any hope of getting one on launch day in store, or is there a chance of getting one on the day?

Pushkar
May 8, 2010, 05:59 AM
I'll be there, if I'm not working that day! Do you have to pre-order on the 10th to have any hope of getting one on launch day in store, or is there a chance of getting one on the day?

You have a chance if you queue up early enough, Although I doubt that the demand will be anything like the US - Either way the Apple Store is Newcastle covers a huge area unlike the London ones so best to Pre-order, I don't think you need to pay to reserve one anyway so you can walk right in and pay for it and it's there just for you.

drpellypo
May 8, 2010, 01:30 PM
My only hesitation was that if I pre-ordered I wouldn't know for sure if I could get that day off work. But then again, I'd be in no worse a position than if I couldn't make it on the day having not pre-ordered!

I know what I'm talking about, honest. lol

Pushkar
May 8, 2010, 01:39 PM
My only hesitation was that if I pre-ordered I wouldn't know for sure if I could get that day off work. But then again, I'd be in no worse a position than if I couldn't make it on the day having not pre-ordered!

I know what I'm talking about, honest. lol

Isn't it open till late? Or maybe because it's in the Eldon Square they close at 6pm, I really don't know as im from London - But I'm *hopefully* going to Newcastle Uni in Sept, If you cover my flight costs i'll buy it for you and deliver specially to your workplace :cool: :apple: :cool:

drpellypo
May 8, 2010, 01:52 PM
Isn't it open till late? Or maybe because it's in the Eldon Square they close at 6pm, I really don't know as im from London - But I'm *hopefully* going to Newcastle Uni in Sept, If you cover my flight costs i'll buy it for you and deliver specially to your workplace :cool: :apple: :cool:

Lol! What an offer. There;s no point going launch date if you don't get there at 7am!

drpellypo
May 10, 2010, 03:40 AM
Well, I just pre-ordered, and no option to pick up from store, so looks like I'll be getting it delivered to home!

slanted-uk
May 12, 2010, 05:22 PM
Im working on the morning and I cant get out of it. If I get there for about 5.45 do you reckon they will still have iPads in stock? I want the 64GB WIFI. It closes at 7 BTW for the person who asked.

applemike
May 13, 2010, 10:28 AM
Im working on the morning and I cant get out of it. If I get there for about 5.45 do you reckon they will still have iPads in stock? I want the 64GB WIFI. It closes at 7 BTW for the person who asked.

After seeing the UK proces, im not sure i will be buying from the UK.

I have a friend in the US who can purchase me the 32GB 3G version (the one i want) at the US price, plus the local US sales price. then ship one here, as a gift and with a value of less than 40 on the box, so that it gets no customs charge or import duty.

will get the 32GB 3G for the price of a 32GB wifi here.

Louis-
May 23, 2010, 04:37 PM
Is there anyone off to Eldon Square on Friday? If so what time are people getting there?

I had pre-ordered mine but theres no change in the status of it still not shipped looks like I might be queuing!

applemike
May 24, 2010, 02:11 PM
Is there anyone off to Eldon Square on Friday? If so what time are people getting there?

I had pre-ordered mine but theres no change in the status of it still not shipped looks like I might be queuing!

Well unfortunately after seeing the UK prices, and blowing my money on other things, ill be ordering one in from the states via a few tax avoiding methods so unfortunately will not be there on friday.

Oh and i have an exam :(

ri0ku
May 24, 2010, 02:19 PM
I will be heading to eldon square this friday to get an ipad (I hope :D)

Do we just line up and try to get one? or do we have to pre-order in store before hand?

jarodharris
May 26, 2010, 05:17 PM
I'll be queuing for a 64Gb 3G model, but I spoke to the guys in the Eldon square store and the centre only gets unlocked for staff to come in at 7am so if we arrive earlier we get to queue outside the centre itself rather than the store which makes me wonder which entrance others are planning to wait at.

Louis-
May 26, 2010, 09:24 PM
I will be heading to eldon square this friday to get an ipad (I hope :D)

Do we just line up and try to get one? or do we have to pre-order in store before hand?

Just line up I think mate!

Louis-
May 26, 2010, 09:28 PM
I'll be queuing for a 64Gb 3G model, but I spoke to the guys in the Eldon square store and the centre only gets unlocked for staff to come in at 7am so if we arrive earlier we get to queue outside the centre itself rather than the store which makes me wonder which entrance others are planning to wait at.

I'd probably go for the Newgate street entrance near Debenhams! Could maybe called Eldon Square C/S see what they say! If we can get in at 7:00 i think it would be pointless arriving much earlier and it just be the case of faster pair of legs gets first place in queue. At the iPhone 3G launch in the metrocentre we were there from 5am and people came hours after us and just everyone ran for it when the security let us through

ri0ku
May 27, 2010, 11:52 PM
Im leaving in a few mins, I'l see you guys on the battlefield.

jarodharris
May 28, 2010, 12:18 AM
Im leaving in a few mins, I'l see you guys on the battlefield.

There are about 25 here so far, so you should be in plenty of time

kylejc86
May 28, 2010, 12:36 AM
Woo hoo about 10th in the queue can't wait to get my 64gb wifi :)

applemike
May 28, 2010, 05:45 AM
Hope you guys are enjoying your iPads (sounds like your eating an ice cream i know)

ill be picking one up in the next week if i cant get one from the US

ri0ku
May 28, 2010, 02:22 PM
Got mine was in the 1st section of the line :D very pleased, went for a 32GB 3G model and so glad I did, someone interviewed me for a newspaper but can't remember which one :s

Oh and typing this on my iPad:D

JsR
Aug 30, 2010, 06:19 AM
Other fellow Geordies...I like :D

ConnorTurnbull
Aug 31, 2010, 02:21 PM
Haha! I was 2nd to enter and 1st to actually buy @ Eldon Square.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-p59uWae64

ConnorTurnbull
Aug 31, 2010, 02:22 PM
Haha! I was 2nd to enter and 1st to actually buy @ Eldon Square.

Any of you in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-p59uWae64 or in these photos? http://www.flickr.com/photos/connorjackturnbull/sets/72157624045277353/

JsR
Sep 1, 2010, 12:11 PM
or in these photos? http://www.flickr.com/photos/connorjackturnbull/sets/72157624045277353/

Awesome pictures CJ! I wasn't in the country when it opened =( (I've followed you on Twitter by the way :))

bigchrisfgb
Nov 25, 2010, 05:33 PM
Just came across this thread. I was going to go to the launch, though not to buy one. I was there on opening day of the store, waited 2 hours to get and I'm actually wearing my free T-shirt now. I love the store in Eldon Square, it was a long time coming for a store in Newcastle, and recently a 2nd one has opened in the Metro Centre but I hate that place so do my apple shopping at ES.

Good pictures.

ri0ku
Nov 26, 2010, 03:32 AM
Just came across this thread. I was going to go to the launch, though not to buy one. I was there on opening day of the store, waited 2 hours to get and I'm actually wearing my free T-shirt now. I love the store in Eldon Square, it was a long time coming for a store in Newcastle, and recently a 2nd one has opened in the Metro Centre but I hate that place so do my apple shopping at ES.

Good pictures.

I tried getting a Job at the Metro centre one (had to do the interview thing at Eldon Square though)

Didnt get it :( (I am hoping it was down to no previous experience before hand... because if it was because I as a person wasnt what they were looking for that makes it even worse lol)

bigchrisfgb
Nov 26, 2010, 07:16 AM
I tried getting a Job at the Metro centre one (had to do the interview thing at Eldon Square though)

Didnt get it :( (I am hoping it was down to no previous experience before hand... because if it was because I as a person wasnt what they were looking for that makes it even worse lol)I tried for both, didn't get either. Anyway I think it was because I knew too much about Apple. Apple now tend to get people who know nothing or next to nothing for the shop floor, but get people who know everything for the specialists.