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Old Jun 15, 2007, 12:16 PM   #1
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Talking iPhone Purchasers: San Diego, CA

Just curious, plus might be fun to have someone to talk to that ISN'T a airhead college student with no love for apple.
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 12:26 PM   #2
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Just curious, plus might be fun to have someone to talk to that ISN'T a airhead college student with no love for apple.




i guess you would love my college then... there are ALOT of mac users
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 12:30 PM   #3
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I'll probably head over to the Fashion Valley store a few hours early. I guess how early depends on how long the line is and how busy I am.
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 12:33 PM   #4
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i'm pretty sure anyone who is camping out for this thing has to have a hell of a lot (hella for all you cali peeps) of love for apple.
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 01:45 PM   #5
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i'm pretty sure anyone who is camping out for this thing has to have a hell of a lot (hella for all you cali peeps) of love for apple.
hella is nor-cal not so-cal.......
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hella is nor-cal not so-cal.......
yup hella is my stomping grounds
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Old Jun 16, 2007, 10:51 PM   #7
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Where's everyone in the Boston Area headed on the 29th? We have like 6 or 7 apple stores to choose from, and a ton of ATT Stores.

I'm debating whether to go to Cambridgeside, or the ATT store on Boylston St. by Copley Square.

Checking things out around noon, if there's a line then, I'm staying. if not I'll just stay in the mall for the afternoon checking back periodically.

Just wanted to get opinions from my fellow people in the Bean!
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Old Jun 16, 2007, 10:58 PM   #8
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I'll probably head over to the Fashion Valley store a few hours early. I guess how early depends on how long the line is and how busy I am.
i wouldn't want to wait at fashion valley or utc. wouldn't you rather buy from an at&t store?
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Old Jun 23, 2007, 02:59 PM   #9
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Fellow San Diego iPhone fanboyz & fangurlz

I was just about to create a San Diego specific post for iPhone "campouts" when I searched and came across this one - ya beat me to it!

San Diego native here, probably a lot older than most of you lot (49) and Apple user since the Apple II days...but that's beside the point. I'm definitely getting an iPhone on June 29...here's some strategy I'm working on...

Although it would be WAY cool to be at the Fashion Valley store come Friday, we all know what a complete ZOO that's going to be, so while doing some research for what AT&T store may be the "best bet" for actually having a chance at getting one that night, I picked the Chula Vista mall AT&T store - I figure that most folks will relate the iPhone to "Apple" and head to UTC or FV, and might ignore the AT&T stores.

There's a lot of AT&T stores in town that will probably be carrying the phone (Scripps Ranch, La Jolla, Downtown SD, Mission Valley, etc.) but for my money, I would 'surmise' that the one in the mall at 555 Broadway in CV might be less crowded - or even the one in Santee. I used the store locater here:

http://www.wireless.att.com/find-a-store

Age doesn't always equate to wisdom so I'm willing to hear other strategy opinions. What I have planned in my little mind, so far, is this:

Take Friday off. Get up early. Drive over to FV Mall Apple store to "see what's going on" at, say, 7 in the morning. (I don't think the mall would let anyone spend the previous night there.) If there's maybe 20 people there (conservitive estimate, I'm sure) I'll pitch my tent. If it's a madhouse, then go over to Chula Vista AT&T store.

Input, anyone?
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Old Jun 23, 2007, 03:59 PM   #10
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Take Friday off. Get up early. Drive over to FV Mall Apple store to "see what's going on" at, say, 7 in the morning. (I don't think the mall would let anyone spend the previous night there.) If there's maybe 20 people there (conservitive estimate, I'm sure) I'll pitch my tent. If it's a madhouse, then go over to Chula Vista AT&T store.

Input, anyone?

Im thinking of FV. I work in Hillcrest and Im going to take a half day - maybe we could set up a email list of interested people here to keep tabs on the best place to purchase. FV, BTW is one of Apple's busiest stores - in the top 5 I believe, so they are bound to have more iPhones than UTC etc.

Im switching from Sprint with my partner - he may not want the iPhone - has not decided yet - but I am buying with Gift Cards I have saved up for a few years - so Im not sure how its going to work for us - buy and then go to AT&T to switch services and get my partners phone? I might call and ask what we should do...
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Old Jun 23, 2007, 04:06 PM   #11
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I was just about to create a San Diego specific post for iPhone "campouts" when I searched and came across this one - ya beat me to it!

San Diego native here, probably a lot older than most of you lot (49) and Apple user since the Apple II days...but that's beside the point. I'm definitely getting an iPhone on June 29...here's some strategy I'm working on...

Although it would be WAY cool to be at the Fashion Valley store come Friday, we all know what a complete ZOO that's going to be, so while doing some research for what AT&T store may be the "best bet" for actually having a chance at getting one that night, I picked the Chula Vista mall AT&T store - I figure that most folks will relate the iPhone to "Apple" and head to UTC or FV, and might ignore the AT&T stores.

There's a lot of AT&T stores in town that will probably be carrying the phone (Scripps Ranch, La Jolla, Downtown SD, Mission Valley, etc.) but for my money, I would 'surmise' that the one in the mall at 555 Broadway in CV might be less crowded - or even the one in Santee. I used the store locater here:

http://www.wireless.att.com/find-a-store

Age doesn't always equate to wisdom so I'm willing to hear other strategy opinions. What I have planned in my little mind, so far, is this:

Take Friday off. Get up early. Drive over to FV Mall Apple store to "see what's going on" at, say, 7 in the morning. (I don't think the mall would let anyone spend the previous night there.) If there's maybe 20 people there (conservitive estimate, I'm sure) I'll pitch my tent. If it's a madhouse, then go over to Chula Vista AT&T store.

Input, anyone?
Good plan! I wanted to head to FV just to see the crowds.

Imagine how crowded the irvine apple store will be!
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Old Jun 25, 2007, 10:25 AM   #12
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I'll go to Fashion Valley too. Previously worked at that Apple Store, so I know a bunch of people there

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Old Jun 25, 2007, 11:00 AM   #13
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Apple Store Chula Vista (Otay Ranch Center)

Anyone coming down to Apple Store Chula Vista? I haven't been there in awhile, so I don't know if they have the iPhone displays yet.

http://www.apple.com/retail/otayranc.../20070624.html
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Old Jun 25, 2007, 11:13 AM   #14
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Anyone coming down to Apple Store Chula Vista? I haven't been there in awhile, so I don't know if they have the iPhone displays yet.

http://www.apple.com/retail/otayranc.../20070624.html
I would bet the AT&T store in Chula Vista might be better, crowd wise. I drove there 2 weekends ago, and they had the posters in the windows and I asked if they were carrying it, so that's confirmed - the one in the mall at 555 Broadway...I honestly didn't know there was an Apple store in Chula Vista until you mentioned it.
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Old Jun 25, 2007, 11:21 AM   #15
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Hey guys, I thought a lot about the apple stores then realized that even though they are getting more units, it would be smarter to go to a small AT&T store. There is on in north County that is off the 78 freeway that has only been open a month or two and it is never busy. I was thinking of heading over there right at 4:00 or 4:30 and if there is a crowd, heading east on the 78 where you can find a few more within 10 miles. My first one is in the San Marcos area so cross your fingers!
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Old Jun 25, 2007, 11:39 AM   #16
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Hey guys, I thought a lot about the apple stores then realized that even though they are getting more units, it would be smarter to go to a small AT&T store. There is on in north County that is off the 78 freeway that has only been open a month or two and it is never busy. I was thinking of heading over there right at 4:00 or 4:30 and if there is a crowd, heading east on the 78 where you can find a few more within 10 miles. My first one is in the San Marcos area so cross your fingers!
Which one is that one? Confirmation that they are carrying the phone? Location(s)?
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Old Jun 25, 2007, 11:50 AM   #17
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Talking OK, Who Dun IT! LOL Nobody was supposed to think about the Apple store..

In Chula Vista, but alas. That is where I will be. Hey voice guy... I had an Apple IIe does that count?
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Old Jun 25, 2007, 12:00 PM   #18
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Post AT&T undergoing site maintenance...

preparation for iPhone??

http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-pho...come/index.jsp
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Old Jun 25, 2007, 12:30 PM   #19
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I will be there!!

I have a couple ideas about what is going to be the best way to secure an "iPhone in San Diego. I am passionate about the brand and have yet to find someone local with my level of "interest" in Apple products. See if you can get a group together to stand in line, or just hang out together.
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Old Jun 25, 2007, 12:48 PM   #20
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I have a couple ideas about what is going to be the best way to secure an "iPhone in San Diego. I am passionate about the brand and have yet to find someone local with my level of "interest" in Apple products. See if you can get a group together to stand in line, or just hang out together.
You've found a group of passionate, local Apple folks right here. There's plenty others that don't visit MacRumors that share our passion...Share your ideas with us in this thread!
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Old Jun 25, 2007, 12:56 PM   #21
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I'm definetely going to an At&t store, the one off the 78 sounds good to me.
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Old Jun 25, 2007, 02:20 PM   #22
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Here is some advice,
If you are planning on going to the fashion valley store you might want to make sure they are done with construction, last time i was there the store was mostly closed except for the room the size of my closet that was packed! so you might want to head to the UTC store, plus at the UTC store there is an ATT booth right outside that can answer some questions for any new people to ATT.

If you live in encinitas like i do there is only one ATT owned store by the target shopping center, all the rest are pretty far away. Also there is a starbucks and a subway right next to it so there will be food and a bathroom available.

I personally am going to have my dad check the lines on his way to work and i will go every hour to check the lines and see if i need to line up.

by the way the starbucks also has a tmobile hot spot so i am bringing my powerbook to get online and be ready to order a phone online if i don't get one at the store! just an ideahttp://cdn.macrumors.com/vb/images/smilies/wink.gif
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Old Jun 25, 2007, 02:32 PM   #23
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Small ATT stores may not have stock

The La Jolla Cingular (Now ATT) store told me they will NOT have stock. Make sure you check with them before you plan anything. Some of the smaller stores may not be part of the launch.

I was surprised...

All the best,
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Old Jun 25, 2007, 02:58 PM   #24
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iPhone San Diego

Although I may not buy a phone I will be heading down to Fashion Valley with some video equipment in case there is a riot when Apple Employees open up the doors, or when the Fed-EX guy shows up.

Not to mention I would love interview some folks in line in order to find some Mac Power Users like myself, and to see who in line really knows what the phone can/cannot do, or to find those who are buying an iPhone because its "Hip".
See you There.

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Old Jun 25, 2007, 05:51 PM   #25
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If you live in encinitas like i do there is only one ATT owned store by the target shopping center, all the rest are pretty far away. Also there is a starbucks and a subway right next to it so there will be food and a bathroom available.
I live in La Costa Valley right near that one. I have to work though so I am not really sure what I am going to do yet.
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