iPad 2 Launch: Apple Store South Hills - Pittsburgh, PA

Discussion in 'iPad Launch Meetups' started by rkulpajr, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. rkulpajr, Mar 6, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2011

    macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Location:
    Wheeling, WV
    #1
    Anyone planning on going to the South Hills Apple store on launch day. I am trying to decide what to do?
     
  2. macrumors 68020

    Sodner

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    #2
    Took the day off so I'll be there. At a loss as to when to go though. Looking to get a black 32GB Wi-Fi. You?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Location:
    Wheeling, WV
    #3
    I am looking to get the 64 gb wi-fi black. I also took the day off and thinking about getting there when the mall opens to scope out what is going on and then if there is not a line already, heading over to Best Buy to see what the plan is there for the day.

    I have been told that the store will close at 3 pm to prepare for the launch.

    I wonder if there will be any accessories out earlier in the day.
     
  4. macrumors 68020

    Sodner

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    #4
    Your pretty much along the same lines of thinking as me. I intended to head up around 8 or 9 to scope out the situation. Hopefully there will only be a couple people there and if so I would probably head back home and come back around 11 or Noon. If there are already a dozen or more I guess I'll be staying.

    Yea I'm guessing that although it be cool to snatch up a black leather smart cover in the morning, that Apple won't have that stuff out till 5.

    Thanks for the info on the store closing at 3. I had not heard that.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2007
    #5
    South Hills Village Mall, Pa

    Anyone going to be there ? I need a scout. This isn't really too close to me, but if the places by me sell out I'd like to know what the lines are like out there.
     
  6. macrumors 68020

    Sodner

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    #6
    I'll be there as I said earlier. I can post to this tread a line count every so often. What else will I have to do? ;)
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Location:
    Wheeling, WV
    #7
    I will be there as well and would be more than happy to post updates. I plan on arriving around 9 am (mall opens at 10, but to walkers at 8) to see what is going on. I am also going to head to best buy close by to see as well.

    I have been to several launches at South Hills and they have been handled differently each time.

    I also have called the Apple Store and they did not have a whole lot of information about release day. I will try again tomorrow.

    @Sodner, what time are you planning on arriving?
     
  8. Sodner, Mar 9, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2011

    macrumors 68020

    Sodner

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    #8
    @ RKULPAJR... I will probably be there around 9:30. I took the day off so what the heck.

    Post if the BestBuy does something dumb likes start to sell them when they open. ;)

    In the end my prediction is about 100 people in line at 5 which should basically be emptied out by 6:30.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2007
    #9
    Thanks. I probably would not even make it out there until 5. I plan on hitting the the Best Buy by Century III Mall first since it is closest.

    Broughton rd at rush hour is a nightmare, that is the main reason I want to try and avoid the apple store. I plan on getting a 32Gb Black model. I hope they have plenty. I would think the 16Gb would sell out really quick.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    #10
    I'll be there!

    I'm thinking about getting there around 10 or so when the stores open. This is my first time waiting in line so I really have no idea what time to get there. I want the black 16GB wifi so I should probably be there pretty early.

    Does anyone know if they hand out numbers or something a little closer to 5pm? Also, are you able to get out of line and leave your stuff to get something to eat in the mall or should I pack a lunch?
     
  11. thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Location:
    Wheeling, WV
    #11
    This will be my 4th launch at the Apple Store at South Hills. They have all been different but a few things have been the same:

    1. People in line has always been cool about letting you leave to go get something to eat or to use the restroom. As long as you are not disappearing for hours at a time it should not be an issue.

    2. They have never handed out tickets for items. It is first come first served.

    3. The Apple Employees sometimes will walk through the line to ask what you are buying and make sure they have the stock. This does not guarantee that you will get what you want, but does increase the chances.

    This is my first launch that is at 5 pm so I am unsure how the lines will be. I know for the iPhone 4 and the iPad launch I arrived at the mall around 5 am and for the iPad there were only about 10-15 people there. For the iPhone 4 there were well over 150 people there at that time.

    I am hoping to get there at 9 am but I have a 1 hour drive and there may very well be some snow coming tomorrow night into Friday. I now think that I am just going to wait to purchase it at the Apple Store and not even try Best Buy. There is just something about buying a product at the Apple Store.
     
  12. macrumors 68020

    Sodner

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    #12
    Man after seeing those reviews I am so ready!!!! :D

    SHV Apple Store here I come!!

    32 GIG black with black leather smart cover, come to Papa!!

    See you all in line!!! Snow may affect my arrival time slightly but I will be there even if I have to walk.
     
  13. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Location:
    Pennsylvania, USA
    #13
    Going to the Shadyside Apple store sometime after work. I'm getting a 64GB 3G (AT&T), so I'm hoping that they won't be sold out. I'm guessing that the expensive models are slower sellers. Don't have a color preference until I hold the models in my hand.

    The real winner: my daughter who gets my iPad 1.0 hand-me-down
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2007
    #14
    The Best Buy in Monroeville told me that even if they tried to sell you an iPad before 5 (which they won't), it'll ring up as $10,000.
     
  15. macrumors 68020

    Sodner

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    #15
    With the predicted snow fall good thing your not waiting in line there. At least I'll be in a mall, warm and cozy.
     
  16. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Location:
    Pennsylvania, USA
    #16
    Precipitation, but temps above freezing. As long as it's not sticking to the roads, I don't mind.

    Not keen on waiting in line. Don't need one that badly. Last year I walked into the Chicago Magnificent Mile store at 3pm launch day and bought my 64GB WiFi with zero wait. Would be nice to have a similar experience.
     
  17. macrumors 6502

    smileyborg

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    #17
    Here's the Shadyside meetup thread...post updates to it tomorrow!
     
  18. macrumors 68020

    Sodner

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
  19. thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Location:
    Wheeling, WV
    #19
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8F190 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Will be in about 30 min
     
  20. macrumors 68020

    Sodner

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    #20
    I'll be leaving shortly and be there before 10. No sense sitting here on a soft couch watching ESPN when I can be standing in line at a mall. ;)

    Be horrible to show up at say noon, see like 60-70 people in line, wait 5 hours only to be told, sorry we already sold out of the model you wanted! :mad:
     
  21. thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Location:
    Wheeling, WV
    #21
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8F190 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Just arrived. Noone in line yet
     
  22. thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Location:
    Wheeling, WV
    #22
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8F190 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Alright here is the deal. There are three people in front of me. The rent-a-cops (mall security) are already being jerks. Do not bring chairs with you--not allowed to have them. We are bit allowed to sit on the floor either. It will be a long, but fun day here at south hills village.
     
  23. macrumors 68020

    Sodner

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    #23
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Here too!
     
  24. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    #24
    best buy

    good luck guys. im going to try for the best buy in robinson a little later in the day.
     
  25. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2007
    #25
    Thanks guys. I'll check back around 3 then 4. I still plan on hitting up the best buy by century III. Plan on getting a 64 wifi.
     

Share This Page