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Old Sep 18, 2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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Ive seen a Ft. Worth thread started but I think we should pool up into one thread since DFW has a number of Apple stores. This way we can really decide which store would be the best to show up to. I live in Denton, but I am considering on going to Plano because the Willow Bend mall tends to be desolate. Not entirely set on this idea just yet though.

Dallas, Knox Street
Dallas, NorthPark Center
Frisco, Stonebriar
Plano, Willow Bend
Fort Worth, University Park Village
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 05:44 PM   #2
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Ive seen a Ft. Worth thread started but I think we should pool up into one thread since DFW has a number of Apple stores. This way we can really decide which store would be the best to show up to. I live in Denton, but I am considering on going to Plano because the Willow Bend mall tends to be desolate. Not entirely set on this idea just yet though.

Dallas, Knox Street
Dallas, NorthPark Center
Frisco, Stonebriar
Plano, Willow Bend
Fort Worth, University Park Village
Willowbend is desolate except on Apple launches. I had the 4S pre-ordered so I didn't have to stand in line. For the iPhone 4 it was a mob scene. Since I live pretty close I'm going to Willowbend early in the am on Friday.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 06:17 PM   #3
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Willowbend is desolate except on Apple launches. I had the 4S pre-ordered so I didn't have to stand in line. For the iPhone 4 it was a mob scene. Since I live pretty close I'm going to Willowbend early in the am on Friday.
Alright, well I pre-ordered but I received the Oct. 5th date so I will be in the long line I suppose. I feel that Willowbend would be the least crowded on the list... My second guess would be Stonebriar?
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 07:36 AM   #4
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I always forget that there is a Southlake store too. I've only been there once and parking is terrible.


I will be getting mine from UPS on Friday. However, having worked at both Stonebriar and Willowbend in my highschool days, I would guess that WB will be less crowded as a whole than Stonebriar. That mall is usually dead during the day. Obviously Friday will be slightly different, but the rest of the mall should be pretty dead. That should make it easier to get in and out.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 03:18 PM   #5
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All I have to offer is my iPhone 4 line experience at Willow Bend.

I lined up around 11:00 pm the night before and was about 100-150 people back in line (I had a reservation so it only took me about 20 mins once the store opened). By 2am there were probably 200-300 people. By 6:30 am (when people started getting ready to be let into the mall) there were easily over 1000 people.

Willow Bend may be technically less crowded than the other stores but it will more than likely still be insane.

Good luck. I did it once for the experience (also lined up for the iPad 2... but only for a couple hours as it was an afternoon launch) and while I had fun, I won't be doing it again.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 10:38 PM   #6
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Just an idea CarToys will be selling the iPhone 5 and from what I've heard haven't had many preorders. I have a friend who manages one of the DFW locations and said they will be getting more than they thought. One of my buddies went up there today and paid for one and will be able to pick it up Friday when they open. (only AT&T and Verizon )
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 02:52 PM   #7
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Just an idea CarToys will be selling the iPhone 5 and from what I've heard haven't had many preorders. I have a friend who manages one of the DFW locations and said they will be getting more than they thought. One of my buddies went up there today and paid for one and will be able to pick it up Friday when they open. (only AT&T and Verizon )
Kind sir, thank you for the tip--it was golden! I just went to one and pre-ordered two. What a fantastic alternative to line waiting. Cheers.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 03:12 PM   #8
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Should I cancel and wait in line?

I pre-ordered 2 Iphone 5's on the apple store at about 9am the 14th and have a ship date of 10/5 to Dallas. Order still says in processing items. What about trying to stand in line tomorrow and if able to get the phones then cancelling the pre-order right there and then? Would the 2 upgrades I used with ATT then be available to purchase those phones in store?
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 03:51 PM   #9
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I pre-ordered 2 Iphone 5's on the apple store at about 9am the 14th and have a ship date of 10/5 to Dallas. Order still says in processing items. What about trying to stand in line tomorrow and if able to get the phones then cancelling the pre-order right there and then? Would the 2 upgrades I used with ATT then be available to purchase those phones in store?
My friend had an AT&T order cancelled and his upgrade was instantly put back on his account. He went to cartoys and preordered one no problem
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 03:57 PM   #10
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My friend had an AT&T order cancelled and his upgrade was instantly put back on his account. He went to cartoys and preordered one no problem
Hmmm...I wonder if it would be that way with an Apple pre order. I did notice that ATT has charged to my account the $36 upgrade fee.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 05:43 PM   #11
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Willowbend meetup

is apple doing a reservation system this year? i hated that for the iphone 4 launch
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 05:58 PM   #12
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is apple doing a reservation system this year? i hated that for the iphone 4 launch
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 06:02 PM   #13
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Awesome cause i didn't get a reserve that year and they let like 50 to 1 in the store.

what time shall we start lining up?
i saw on another form that they already have a line in front of dillards and those doors will open at 6 unlike the usual food court entrance
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Awesome cause i didn't get a reserve that year and they let like 50 to 1 in the store.

what time shall we start lining up?
i saw on another form that they already have a line in front of dillards and those doors will open at 6 unlike the usual food court entrance
Do you know which Dillards entrance?
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 06:09 PM   #15
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I went and stoppped by the Willowbend mall after work and they already have queuing in place. I talked to an Apple store employee and they said in the morning the doors by Dillards will be open around 6am.

So I'm assuming it will be either the first floor parking garage side entrance or on the other side by Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa."

So im not sure i think ill peak on by around 9 after i get out of work to check it out first
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I went and stoppped by the Willowbend mall after work and they already have queuing in place. I talked to an Apple store employee and they said in the morning the doors by Dillards will be open around 6am.

So I'm assuming it will be either the first floor parking garage side entrance or on the other side by Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa."

So im not sure i think ill peak on by around 9 after i get out of work to check it out first
Lol that was me.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 06:21 PM   #17
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Lol that was me.

oh haha i didnt even notice that

yeah at&t totally screwed me over i ordered at 4:30 am on friday and somehow they lost it and put it in later so it didnt go in till the 15th so i was on the 14-21 day wait which i didnt care except ill be outta town so its line up at apple store for me. i tried apples website and it kept telling me i might have to make a deposit which i dont
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 06:24 PM   #18
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I called the Apple store at Willow Bend earlier to ask about the line up and cancelling my online order. The guy I spoke with said that the line would start at Dillards at 9pm. I guess they got a head start.
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I called the Apple store at Willow Bend earlier to ask about the line up and cancelling my online order. The guy I spoke with said that the line would start at Dillards at 9pm. I guess they got a head start.
Yep I got the same answer. Any idea which entrance? They guy I spoke to didn't know. I'm either thinking by the red door spa or the one by the first floor parking garage.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 08:32 PM   #20
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I preordered, but will prolly stop in before work in the morning to snag some accessories at Stonebriar
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 08:33 PM   #21
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Who's camping out at Willowbend tonight? I'm thinking of doing just for fun. Well fun and to walk into work with a new iPhone :-)
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 08:38 PM   #22
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Order status change

Well interestingly enough one of my 2 phones on order just changed status to "preparing for shippment". Unfortunately its my wifes 16gb white iphone 5. my black 64gb still says "processing items". If that changes then I guess I can't cancel my order. Maybe these things will get here before Oct 5th after all. Anyone else have the same status?
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 09:07 PM   #23
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I'm at Willowbend about #17 in line. It's 9:06pm and there are about 25 total in line do far.
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I'm at Willowbend about #17 in line. It's 9:06pm and there are about 25 total in line do far.
Wow thats all? I would have figured more. Is it like camping or everyone sitting on the pavement?
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