Staten Island Mall Apple Store

Discussion in 'iPhone Launch Meetups' started by markel253, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I will be there ... anyone else?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    wow

    wow not everyone all at once... lol i will be in the mall waiting also
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Sweet. We have a good shot!! Lol I will also be at the si one. If it's only us three I'm feeling better bout getting it launch day lol
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    well if u reserved it, then ull prob get it lol
     
  5. macrumors member

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    Make that 4 people. What time are you guys getting there?
     
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    I am planning on getting to the mall about 6:00 - 6:30 AM and into the mall ASAP.

    Somehow I don't think it will be just us 4 :mad:

    Have any of you done it there before? Any idea what it was like in the past?

    Have any of you spoken to anyone at the store about how they are setting it up? Assuming that there will be 2 lines - one for us and one for everyone else. :p
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    i have done it, last year was very smooth… in and out… they prolly will set up 3 lines at the main mall entrance… 1 for us … 1 for them… 1 for at&T boobs….. i will most likely be there at 6-630 also...
     
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    Is that what they did in the past? How many people would you estimate showed up in each line?

    What time did they let you into the mall?
     
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    No sadly I did not reserve. Had work so couldn't answer before.

    But I know I didn't decide I was getting it early till it was too late. I was going to wait. But i want it the first day so I'm
    going to have to take my chance at it. Never done this before so don't know what to expect.
     
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    I'm sure 6:30 is fine. And you are right, there will be lines by the main entrance outside. (I was there for 2 launches so far). I wasnt able to pre order either due to work- by the time I was out, the ship date was already july 2nd :(
    I just hope they have a lot of phones available for those of us who didn't :(

    I just purchased a 64gb 3G iPad. I thought the biggest hard drive was important, but I haven't even filled it halfway and I have soooo much stuff on it. Which makes me wonder, do I really need the 32gb iPhone? I will mainly use it for apps, not music or video:confused:
    What is everyone else thinking of purchasing?
     
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    Most likely 16. I was thinking 32 since it does HD recording. However like you mainly just for apps. I'm going to keep this iphone(what I am on now and usually am on) as my new iPod. Wanted to utilize radio shacks offer but everything I read about them making me nervous so I figure I take saf"er" route by going straight to apple and just eating the cost.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have a 32G on reserve.

    I know I could come later to pick it up, but I want it in my hot little hands and activated before 1) other time zones hit 7 AM, and 2) I have to pick my daughter up from LaGuardia (!!!!) at 2 PM.
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    I'm going to be there at 4AM probably. You have to take in to account that every other year the store opened at 8, not 7, and that there are already over twice the amount of people interested in this phone in comparison with the 3GS. Plus a lot of foreigners are going to go there to purchase 5 at a time and ship them over seas. Maybe I am shooting for too early, but I have been without my iPhone since June 5th now due to water damage, therefore I have not had a phone at all, so I cannot risk not getting one of the phones!
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    I will be there toooo!!

    Hey everyone,

    My names Kung and I will also be at the staten island mall. I spoke with mall representative and the apple store and thought i would share some information for you. They said the mall will be opening at 7 at the main entrance and I asked the apple store about the white iphones. They said they have not been informed about anything so there might or might not be. I didnt reserve either. I hope they have the white ones. I was thinking 530 or six but have a feeling the lines might be pretty . For the person who was there for 2 launches how were the lines?
     
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    I hear you that twice the amount of people are interested, but for the last two times I went, it wasnt bad at all. Those crazies that wait on lines forever really only happens in the big cities, like Manhattan.
    The white iPhone will NOT be available on june 24th. Only black.
    It will be available at a later date (tbd)
    Only allowed to purchase TWO at a time. And have to activate it on a line at this time, so no one can actually purchase it and send it overseas. And they track you by credit card. Thats how they stopped people from buying more than 2 iPads. If you tried to buy a third with the same name, they will actually deny you.
     
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    I went again today and asked the apple store employees. They didn't know but said the last ones were by main entrance(starbucks) so it looks like we will see each other even if we don't realize it lol.

    You guys think line will be that bad?

    And how many non-reserved ones you think they will have?


    Ps one more thing. This for the ones who were at other launches. How do they let people
    into the mall? Is it an orderly line or a mad dash? Cuz I hate to be waiting outside and then not be first cuz I didn't make it to the store first?
     
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    By main entrance I assume you mean lower level center court ... by Bandstand Jewelers? Do you happen to remember when they actually let the people into the mall to wait by the Apple Store?
     
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    lol. Definitely not a mad dash to the store. Everybody walks like their feet are on fire and the water is at the front of the apple store, lol, but it is in an orderly fashion. There are security guards inside (not like those old retired men could do anything) but people just respect each other for waiting in line. -Hell, if that was the case I would show up at 6:45 with my running shoes and a gatorade. lol.

    Yes, so far it has been by bandstand jewelers. I made that mistake the first time, waited by East Pacific upstairs in the back btwn Macys and JCP. When the few of us realized that there wasn't enough people there, someone walked around to find a line! Imagine how disappointing that was after an hour!
    There will be 2 sides, apple on one side, at&t on the other- take your pick. I prefer purchasing from the apple store. I actually waited a few more days to get the iPad from them instead of Best Buy, I feel more secure for some strange reason.

    Anyway, hope that answers the majority of the questions. But now here is mine. The iPad was in stock, in store- but that didn't mean you could just buy one- you had to wait for your reservation email that it had arrived and you had 24 hours to pick it up. Am I the only one here that didn't reserve it? I wonder how they are gonna work that- do only reserved people get it, or is it a first come, first served basis? I would hate to wait to be turned away because I didnt make a reservation. :(
     
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    Lol well I would have to use my reeboks and some gear to plow people lol. But I hope for order cuz I plan to get there in enough time as I do not have reservation either. I'm a walk in aswell
     
  21. macrumors newbie

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    Yep. I am a walk in as well. I was doing some web surfing and have seen a couple of websites and forums saying best buy has confirmed white iphone shipments. How could best buy be carrying them if the apple store doesn't? I hope that its available because thats the only one i want. I wont be getting the black one.
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    I've never camped out for anything before and just sold my 3G, so I need this phone badly.

    I'm not sure what to do though. I'm going to call them up tomorrow and make sure what's going on, because if I have to get there around midnight, I will. It's going to be a long night regardless. I just want to be there early enough to get one cause I can't use this LG Shine much longer.

    I just hope everything is orderly and there's no running to the store.
     
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    spoke to a security guard today. There will be no LINES allowed to be formed before 7am. Which means its going to be hectic as ****. They dont want anyone there until 7am which is when the doors open.
     
  24. macrumors newbie

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    Good lord...

    Might it be easier to go to Manhattan?
     
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    thats what i was thinking because theres not any middle man to deal with meaning the mall. apple store in nyc u just wait outside and walk out
     

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