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Old Mar 13, 2012, 11:22 AM   #1
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iPad 3 launch, Eldon Square, Newcastle, UK

Anyone queuing at the Eldon Square store for the launch?
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 07:59 PM   #2
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Also does anyone know which entrance the queue starts at?

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Old Mar 14, 2012, 09:41 AM   #3
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i'm torn between Metro Centre and Eldon Square.

Sounds like previously doors to Eldon Square have opened at 6am with a queue forming outside overnight which is madness. Anyone queued previously?

The store is due to open at 8.
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Old Mar 14, 2012, 05:32 PM   #4
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So Eldon sq store is opening at 8am?

What have queues been like previous years? Thinking of getting there between 7-8 but need to be at work for 9am in Gosforth
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 05:28 AM   #5
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I have been to a launch at Eldon Sq. Think it was for iPhone4. I arrived before 8 and was surprised to see the mall open and the queue outside the apple store was massive! Now that I think about it, the mall opens pretty early for Eldon Leisure which opens at 7.30 I think. Not sure where the queue would form outside before the mall doors are unlocked.
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 11:10 AM   #6
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Best entrance to use is the one next to Debenhams opposite The Gate. It's the way I've always gone in to join the iPhone launch queues. They'll either be queueing up the stairs there or have the barriers setup outside the Apple store.

I thought 7am was early enough for an iPhone 4 a couple of years ago but I was still almost 150 back from the front. No idea what it's like for iPad's though I'm afraid.
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 11:33 AM   #7
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Some people are going to queue through the night in some parts on the UK I believe...
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 04:05 PM   #8
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Well As much as its gonna kill me I am not going to either Eldon or Metro as I dont think Ill be able to get in and out before 9am so i get get to Gosforth for work.

My girlfriend is going to town in the afternoon so will see if theres anything left...
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Well As much as its gonna kill me I am not going to either Eldon or Metro as I dont think Ill be able to get in and out before 9am so i get get to Gosforth for work.

My girlfriend is going to town in the afternoon so will see if theres anything left...
Time for a sickie!
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 04:16 PM   #10
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As much as i would love to I am a software trainer and have a course running tomorrow. Doing that would stick it to 15 other people from other business' tomorrow.
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As much as i would love to I am a software trainer and have a course running tomorrow. Doing that would stick it to 15 other people from other business' tomorrow.
Oh dear! Very valiant of you!

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Mega Tesco at Kingston Park might be a good option. They are selling them at 00:01.
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 05:43 PM   #12
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 03:50 AM   #13
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Anyone there currently? Whats the queue like?
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 05:37 PM   #14
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I was 4th in the queue and got some birthday chocolate teacakes from Apple haha.
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