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Grand arcade, Cambridge UK

Discussion in 'iPhone Launch Meetups' started by damov2, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    Anyone made a reservation at the grand arcade? if so what time are you getting there?
  2. macrumors member

    Busy thread! This supports my decision to turn up not too long before the shop opens - 7 or 7:30.
    Although I was there today and one of the workers said that there was a line from about 5am for the iPad.

  3. macrumors newbie


    No reservation - still going to try

    I started queuing for the iPad around 0730 at the Grand Arcade and that was no problem.

    I left it too late to reserve an iPhone, so I'm going to chance it and queue up.

    I vaguely seem to remember seeing a sign saying that the Grand Arcade isn't open to the public until 8am. I guess they must have opened early for the iPhone launch and I hope they'll do the same again.

    See you there on Thursday.
  4. macrumors regular

    I was at the Apple store today and the tech at the genius bar told me there were over 200 reservations. So i emailed the grand arcade and there not opening until 7.00am.

    See you there!
  5. macrumors member

    Anyone knows which entrance will be open first in the morning?
  6. macrumors member

    How many people were before you when you arrived at 0730 for ipad launch?
  7. macrumors newbie


    My girlfriend is going to find out

    My girlfiriend is going shopping with her sister to the Grand Arcade this afternoon and she will see what they say.

    I'll post the info later.
  8. macrumors newbie

    I'll be there at about 0700 tomorrow morning!
  9. macrumors newbie

    Has anyone managed to determine if Apple will be selling contact iPhone 4s tomorrow (O2, Orange etc) or are they just selling PAYG ones?

    I'm trying to decide if I'll be queuing up at the Apple store, the O2 shop or CPW...
  10. macrumors newbie

    From my understanding the Apple Stores will be offering each option. Sim Free, PAYG and Contract options.

    Or at least thats what the reservations page stated when i reserved mine.
  11. macrumors newbie

    Cool - thanks.

    I've just checked the Grand Arcade opening times (http://www.grandarcade.co.uk/plan-your-visit/opening-hours.aspx) and they claim it only opens at 9am...
  12. macrumors member


    Any news from your girlfriend please?
  13. macrumors regular

    Here's the email they sent me:

    Good afternoon

    Thank you for your email regarding Grand Arcade.

    All entrances to the Grand Arcade will be open at 7am and there is no particular order as to which entrance will open first. The nearest one to the Apple store from the car park will be either north or south side or on foot the nearest entrance is from the Lion Yard. The car park is open 24 hours a day so you will always be able to enter and exit the car park at anytime.

    We are expecting queues from 7am when the centre opens this Thursday.

    Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Kind regards

    Lauren Sapsed
    Centre Administrator

    Management Suite
    4th Floor
    Grand Arcade
    St Andrews Street
    CB2 3BJ
  14. macrumors newbie

    Right, so centre opens at 7am, Apple store at 8am. Reckon I'll try to get there around 7; while there's also the O2 store I expect Apple will have more stock in their own shop ;)
  15. macrumors regular

    See you there! I'm getting there for around 6.30.
  16. macrumors newbie

    Hey guys I'm planning on getting there early too, where do you plan on queuing? outside the arcade on regent street or by the fisher square entrance?
  17. macrumors member

    I was queueing there in the morning, arrived at about 7, was about 80th in the no-reservation queue. I was then told they had no stock for me and I was put on a reservation list for next stock. How about you guys?
  18. macrumors newbie

    I arrived at 5am outside the main Grand Arcade entrance, and ended up being 6th in the reservations queue, got my photo taken a few times, and finally got my sim-free phone.

    Did anyone else find that they had no Orange pay and go micro-sims? It was a huge frustration and I didn't really want to cut up my normal sim to get it working. I have since requested a micro-sim from Orange so hopefully that will be arriving soon :)

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