Apple Store, Southpark Mall, Charlotte, NC

Discussion in 'iPhone Purchaser Meetups' started by madlymocha, Jun 14, 2008.

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    I'll be at the Apple store Southpark mall to get my iphone. I have a gift card there that should cover my purchase!!!!!!:D:apple:
     
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    Say hi to the bastards that killed Kenny for me. :)
     
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    Except that they will only sell them at AT&T stores. I think you're out of luck with your gift card.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    If you look at the apple website it states that they will be available at the apple store

    From apple website:

    iPhone 3G is coming soon to an Apple Retail Store near you. Meet with a Specialist, ask questions, and get to know iPhone 3G firsthand
     
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    More than likely that is where I will be. What time are you guys planning on arriving?
     
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    I might be visiting my cousins in charlotte around this time. If so, I'm there.
     
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    Yay South Park

    I will be there! I love that store. What time are people arriving?
     
  9. macrumors member

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    Already there

    Been there for 11.5 months. Almost there woot!!!
     
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    ThanatosId

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    Last year I braved the excruciating heat at the AT&T at Ballantyne. I will gladly opt for the A/C of Southpark this year (and leather seats). I'm thinking I'll get there around 1pm. We need to set up Food Court run for the MacRumors crowd. Food, Fun and 3G!!:D
     
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    arcanic

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    I didn't see this post until I already posted another Charlotte meetup...sorry!

    I waited in the extreme heat the last time as well.....lots of fun, but exhausting! I'll head to South Park too.

    Arc
     
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    What time???

    Does anyone know if the iphone will be on sale all day on the 11th, or if they'll do the 6pm thing again? I have to work the night before and I'll go in at 6:45pm that night:( Maybe I'll get some kind of 24hr bug and have to be out of work...hehehe....
     
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    I'm taking the entire day off, so I can get there whenever. Food runs sound amazing. What would be better is to have someone give us free food.
     
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    I'm taking the day off too....last time I was at the ATT store...but this time it will be really neat to have the full Apple Store launch experience.

    I'm wondering too if they'll have the 6pm launch?

    Arc
     
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    Anyone in line dont let Cartman push you away! :p

    Sorry, couldnt resist a reference to the TV show, and the obvious Kenny joke had already been done! :p
     
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    I am trying to decide if I really want to go to the Apple store. There is an AT&T store two minutes from my apartment, and gas is really expensive right now. I would have to wait outside though.

    Hopefully all of you fabulous people will be able to convince me to make the trip to the mall...

    Leanne
     
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    arcanic

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    MALL PROS:

    Beautiful SouthPark
    AC
    Full Apple launch experience
    Nearby bathrooms
    Security
    Food Court

    There is one thing I'm wondering....by purchasing at an Apple Store, does that mean we have to go to an AT&T and purchase?? If that's the case, I may just do the AT&T store. I don't want to make two trips....one to apple store...one to AT&T store.

    Thoughts?

    Travis
     
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    Apple Stores will activate phones and accounts for AT&T. I'm willing to put money that they will know how to activate phones better than the AT&T staff.




    I too have an AT&T just minutes from where I live. However, I rather spend the day with Apple enthusiasts and get the 'real' experience. Make that an hour drive for me with traffic. The benefit of going to SouthPark would also be that I've already had some interaction with you guys.

    I remember watching launch videos on youtube and the apple stores were hands down more exciting. One guy from MacWorld went to an AT&T store and seemed miserable.
     
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    I'll be there!

    Pretty sure I've decided to go with the Apple Store this go round. Last year, I was first in line at the (only?) AT&T store in Gastonia. Got my picture in the paper! :)

    I've never done the whole Apple store launch event though, so I'm thinking this is as good a time as any.
     
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    ThanatosId

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    Another Positive for SP. Last year AT&T stores actually ran out of stock in less than an hour. Our Apple store made it through the whole weekend!

    Side note... Last year I took a portable DVD player with me to pass the time with movies. One guess what I'll be using this year;)
     
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    What time did you arrive last year?
     
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    ThanatosId

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    I was at AT&T Ballantyne at noon last year (#3 in line). I'm not sure when I'll be getting to SP. It depends on how big the hype gets this year as we get closer.
     
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    Yay! I will probably be there too! It's a two hour drive for me though so im still debating ( I live in the Boone/Blowing Rock area of NC). Does anyone know what time I should get there so they don't sell out???:confused:
     
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    ill probably be there.. Are they gonna let us stay overnight in the mall.or are they going to launch it at like 6pm.
     
  25. thread starter macrumors member

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    Check your stores!!!

    Just a note guys,
    Not all AT&T stores will sell the iphone. Just the corporate owned stores. So if your store doesn't carry the 1gen, I would call to make sure they were going to carry the 3G. You can also link to the stores that carry the iphone through Apples website.

    UPDATE:

    I just spoke with an AT&T rep re: my upgrade status (I'm due for an upgrade as of tomorrow!!!! wooohoooo!!!) she said that all AT&T stores as well as Apple stores will be able to activate the phones. So there should be no worries about having to go two places.

    Any ideas on how we'll all recognize each other...or are we going that far with this?
     

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