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Discussion in 'iPad Launch Meetups' started by SSpiro, Mar 9, 2011.

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    Planning on stopping over after the Yankees game around 4:30. What are you thinking in terms of lines? I'm of the opinion it shouldn't be a problem. When I was there for ipad 1 I didn't have to wait long.
     
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    I'm shooting for 4pm at IP Apple Store. Will drive by during while I'm out at lunch around noon and see if there's a line yet and will gauge it off of that. May leave work a little early.
     
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    Great. If you can post what you see I'd appreciate it. Save me a trip over if the line is long:)
     
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    I wasn't planning on getting one but I like meetups - always meet good people. I know that's crazy :p
     
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    Not at all. I've stood in line there as long as 6 hours. You meet some interesting folks
     
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    I reserved my iPhone 4 last year but decided to wait with the masses even though I could have gone anytime that day and gotten one. I just like the excitement of the event.

    Oh and the free Chick Fil A wasn't bad either.
     
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    I actually don't mind waiting, kind of interesting. I'll be there tomorrow
     
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    Turns out I'm in Tampa for work this week. Sounds like you guys are up on the IP store. Any experience with Brandon? I'm planning to get done with work around 3. I like Brandon's proximity to i75, but if the experience is better at IP, I might change my plan...

    (My usual launch-day experience is at my "home" Apple Store in Jacksonville...)
     
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    So all of you are doing IP?

    I'm doing Brandon.. just trying to decide between the Apple Store and Best Buy. I have never done a launch day before, so i have NO idea what to expect or where to go?

    Also, do any of these locations use vouchers, instead of having to wait in line?

    EDIT: Didn't even see GeekLawyer's post.
     
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    I'm doing IP as I am close by at a ball game. Brandon is great too
     
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    You'll want to do Brandon.. If you're done around 3, it'll take you 45 mins to get to IP, whereas the brandon store could be 5 mins away.
     
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    Thanks! I think I'll go that route.

    My other idea was to get on the road and stop off at the Best Buy in Ocala. But that seems riskier than the Apple Store.
     
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    Good news about Brandon is that the Best Buy is across the street from the mall on SR60..
     
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    I plan on going to IP at around noon... anyone else going early?
     
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    After reading that BB is doing vouchers, starting at 4:30, I'm starting to think BB in Brandon. Besides, reward points!

    I'm getting off around 1230 or 1.. and heading straight there (or to Apple Store in Brandon). I can report on my findings once I arrive at either. If I get to BB and its already a madhouse, i'll go to Apple.
     
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    Indeed, someone in another thread reminded me about the Reward Zone. That's a lot of points, considering I need to buy one for myself and my better half. Though in another thread someone said BB would have a limit of 1 per person. Who knows.

    Keeping us posted here would be nice. I'm stuck at work near USF until 3...
     
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    Your at the Best Buy now?
     
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    LOL No. Just drove by on my way to work.
     
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    :) I was going to order on line but I just can't believe I won't get one today at IP. Still going to drive by about 4PM. If the line is a killer I'll wait for a BB or Walmart. I stood in line 7 hours for iphone 4 at IP. Just can't see doing it again:D
     
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    I keep reading that everywhere (cant believe it'll sell out) but man oh man am I nervous.

    My plan is 1pm. We'll see!
     
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    I have to take my son to a Yankees game at Steinbrenner Field today 1:05 so I can't line up until after that which will be 4PM:( If you are there and can post I'd appreciate it. A kind of line update:)
     
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    Any line updates from any Tampa-area location are welcome. :)
     

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