iPad 2 - Charlotte, NC - South Park Mall

Discussion in 'iPad Launch Meetups' started by ryanwbmai, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. ryanwbmai
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    Anyone else here going to South Park? Im planning on being there around 11:00am. I didnt get my iPad 1 until a few weeks after release, so I dont know if there will be too long of a line. Better safe than sorry though. :D
     
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    Right now I am debating whether I order online at 3AM or go to the Best Buy on Independence (right near costco's) I get out of school around 4PM so I most likely will be there around 4:15 if I go
    I need to see which one makes more sense
     
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    Wish i could be in CLT but im traveling for work. I like the BB at North lake or up in mooresville they seem to have hot item in stock more then the ones in South Clt.
     
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    I live in SC and the BB in town NEVER have a large enough stock of any Apple product. So I think I will be going to the source for this launch.
     
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    I am now thinking whether I should go to the apple store around 4:15 to get a 32 GB wifi
    Am I guarantied to get one if I show up then
    I was thinking about getting one online but then I thought at best buy but I think I might end up going to the apple store
    (I got to the iPhone 4 launch around 6:30 and was guarantied a phone)
     
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    +1

    The lack of pre-order is really odd and I do not have time to wait in line at our Southpark Apple Store for hours this Friday.

    My plan is to hit the Target & Best Buy in Matthews Friday morning and if that fails, just order online for delivery next week: 64GB 3G (AT&T) Black.
     
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    Unfortunately it doesnt go on sale until 5PM. This is at all retail locations. I spoke to WalMart and BB today. (3 different stores)
     
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    That's good to know, I'm probably going to be hitting up the Best Buy at Northlake. I should be able to get off around 4pm Friday, so hopefully I'll still have a chance at snagging one. If not, there is a Target right across the street, so that's also an option.
     
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    I thought about it but as much as I'd like to pick the iPad2 up in an Apple Store heading across town to South Park mall is too much of a PIA. I'll hit the local Target or BB instead.
     
  10. ryanwbmai
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    Just got in line at the Apple store. 20 people already in line.
     
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    Wow. If you could keep updating throughout the day with what the line looks like, that would be awesome. I'm getting off at 2pm, and I'm torn whether I should go there or try a Best Buy.
     
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    Yea 5pm at SouthPark sounds like sooo much fun :cool:

    I think I'll swing by tomorrow and see if any stock is left, otherwise I've got an order already placed.

    If you hear a quantity of stock on hand that'd be great for forecasting.
     
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    It only looks like the BB in Concord Mills will have the IPAD 2 for release today.
     
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    # in line now?

    How many in line now at the Apple Store in Southpark?
     
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    11:40 - Maybe 80-90 folks in line. Starting to wrap around the corner. I'm thinking it's going to get a little more crazy around 2-3. Once people dart getting off of work early.

    Some reps came out and said theyre giving out vouchers around that time. If you have a voucher, you get an iPad. If you don't it's up in the air.

    I'll try to keep updating every hour or so.
     
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    Awesome, thanks!
     
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    1:00PM - 200-225 in the line now. Apple's wifi network MUST be getting workout. No vouchers handed out yet.
     
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    1:27 pm BestBuy Blakeney 5 in line.
    Store will not confirm amounts, but assure they have all SKUs...
     
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    2:00PM - Roughly 300+ people in line. At this point I'd say if you're not here already don't come. I'd find someplace else to buy it.
     
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    North Charlotte

    Anybody seen if there are lines or have any idea about inventory in the northlake/huntersville area?
     
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    Thanks for the updates. I was struggling with getting to SP and watching basketball, but if 300 already in line, no need to stress. :(

    Do we have any idea about lines at other BBs or Target/Walmarts? (aside from Blakeney)
     
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    There's about 15 in line at the Northlake Best Buy right now. They've assured us they have a good mixture of stock but won't divulge exact inventory.
     
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    Thanks. Might try BB in Blakeney or Independence, or at worst drive up to Northlake - I'm in S. Charlotte, so dread idea of I77 at rush hour.
     
  24. BlondeLocks
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    I was gonna head over to SP Mall around 4pm, but I see there is no point. So to alleviate all the stress, I just placed my online order to assure I get what I want. Also it doesn't hurt to get the free engraving.

    2-3 weeks really isn't that long of a wait and I anticipate probably getting it before then.
     
  25. ashwin309
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    No.of Ipads in stock

    Just out of curiosity - At SP mall - How many Ipads would they have in stock....I thought they would have atleast a 1000...if there are only 300 - 500 in line then isnt there a possiblity to get one even if we come around 5pm ?
     

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