Who's going to an Apple Tiger Release?

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  1. mariahlullaby macrumors 6502a

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    I plan on heading to my Apple store in Atlanta on April 29th (my whole family is going actually) for their release event from 6-midnight. I know it will be PACKED, but I think it will be fun. They're giving away PB's, ipods, and some other stuff too.

    Just wondering, is it hopeless to count on buying my new 12" powerbook that night? Or do you think they will all be sold out with the hype? Can you ask Apple to hold one for you for when you come in?

    Anyways, just wondering if anyone else is planning on going to one, as I know several stores are having them.
     
  2. Pismo macrumors 6502

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    My closest Apple store (Rockingham Park - Salem, NH) is an hour and a half away. There's an Apple retailer but I know for sure they will not have a party. I even doubt that the'll have Tiger for sale ont he 29th.

    I'll be home eagerly awaiting the FedEx truck on the 29th :D
     
  3. Xenious macrumors 6502a

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    Depending on crowd and how my wife feels we'll be attending the one in Houston. Family pack for us! :)
     
  4. tomhut macrumors member

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    London

    Ill be at the London Store on the 29th. Any idea if I should show up early and if so how early if they are going to sell out quickly.
     
  5. Bear macrumors G3

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    I'm not sure if selling out is the big worry. It's how long you might have to wait to get in. The line may start forming sometime in the middle of the day and it'll just grow from there.
     
  6. fitinferno macrumors 6502

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    I totally want to go to that one too! I highly doubt it'd be as crowded as when it first opened so I'd say maybe get there a bit early, but not overly early.

    I missed the .Mac event they had a while back...I'm sure if anyone had gone to that, it might be a good guage of how long the line would be and what kind of wait you might be looking at.

    They should have a good amount of copies on hand, so as long as you get there at the beginning you shouldn't have too much a problem. It's 89 quid, so not everyone will be buying it there on the spot (i.e. they'll be waiting for other stores for cheaper or using the edu discount).
     
  7. Applespider macrumors G4

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    .Mac night in London was busy (a few hundred) but nothing like opening day. I doubt there will be lines from midday unless they announce they have limited supplies! It's the lines at the registers that are always painful there!

    I suspect it may depend on timing - the London page is still showing things in the theatre until 8pm so it doesn't look like they're closing at 5pm and reopening at 6pm as suggested. It may just be that they haven't updated that week yet since it also says they have a Panther workshop on Saturday 30th! :confused:
     
  8. fitinferno macrumors 6502

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    Hehe, I've been wondering about that as well...

    I am definitely showing up to win myself an iPod :cool: I've already got a PB, so that'd just be computer gluttony!

    I'd completely forgotten about the queues for buying stuff until you mentioned it...that is indeed the worst part! (it took me 20 minutes of waiting to buy a keyboard protector--I can only imagine Tiger day)
     
  9. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I'll be attending the event at the Rockingham, NH store. Should be fun. I plan on showing up a bit early in case there are any cool door prizes. At the Panther party a year and a half ago, the line started over an hour early. Nothing of any value was given away - unless you were the lucky winner of one of the very few drawings - but it was great fun anyway!
     
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    I'm probqably not going at this point. I pre-ordered it and while I like the goodies and excitement, Panther was a mob scene.

    Thinking I'm ordering pizza and doing two clean installs on the iBook and the G4. True geek's Friday night. :D
     
  11. DaveP macrumors 6502

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    A friend and I are going to hit up the Apple Store outside Cleveland. We're both Mac nerds and will probably just soak up the atmosphere for a few hours and maybe win something. (So we are the people there for no reason that others complain about saying it is so crowded!)
     
  12. zelmo macrumors 603

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    I'll head up to the Towson (Md.) store and scope out the situation with my little guy, probably around 2 or 3 that afternoon. I pre-ordered, so if it's way crowded or my son gets too antsy, we'll just go home and play. I'd like to get a freebie, though. Think there wil be Tiger dog tags?
     
  13. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Anyone know if they're going to give out those OS X mousepads like the Jaguar and Panther events?
     
  14. Bear macrumors G3

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    No mousepads at Panther - there were dogtags instead.

    One Mac store has advertised Tiger Watches, so who knows if Apple will be giving those out as well.
     
  15. G-Prime macrumors member

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    Me and a buddy of mine will be going to the Indianapolis/Keystone Store
     
  16. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    I want to attented but don't plan on purchasing tiger, i'll wait to put in on the rents credit card a week later. :p Anyone going to the Chestnut hill store in MA, or the Chambridge...?
     
  17. Rob587 macrumors 6502a

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    Imma hit up the Milenium Mall apple store in Orlando that day.
     
  18. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    I'd go but the closest Apple store is 6 hours away :(. However, I was at the mall the other day, and noticed that they've just started construction on the new addition to the mall, which is going to contain an Apple store :). Last I heard it's supposed to open on July 1, but they were supposed to start construction in January, so I imagine it won't open until Fall.
     
  19. Bubbasteve macrumors 65816

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    I would love to go get Tiger when it's released but I have school/Prom that day :(
     
  20. rtdgoldfish macrumors 6502a

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    Still awaiting a final plan but if it is like Panther, Florida State University computer store will be having a party. They had pizza, soda, some other free stuff. But the best part was it only cost $29 for the upgrade if you pre-ordered through them. They are still planning the event and they will know on Wednesday if the price will be the same. I hope so, I need to purchase two copies, one for the iBook and one for the Mini.

    I could care less about the pizza. All I want is Tiger!
     
  21. rtdgoldfish macrumors 6502a

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    I think that is the best quote ever! Someone is sad because they have to go to prom over a Tiger party.

    I hope your prom is a lot of fun. Don't worry, Tiger will be there when you get back.
     
  22. 840quadra Moderator

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    Mall of America Bloomington Minnesota :D

    I plan on showing up at 3pm, with a relief crew for bathroom breaks and such :)
     
  23. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    besides the pb and ipods, do you think they will give away shirts... i always wanted an apple shirt :cool: :rolleyes:
     
  24. rtdgoldfish macrumors 6502a

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    Check out your local Goodwill or Salvation Army store. If there is an Apple store nearby, they might have some shirts. My friend has found a few shirts. He has one that says Mac Geek.

    And if you win an iPod or PowerBook and would rather have a shirt, send me a PM. I will be happy to make a trade. :D
     
  25. wdlove macrumors P6

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    My wife and I have made plans to be at the Chestnut Hill Mall Apple Store. I think that there will be plenty of PowerBooks on hand to purchase. My wife purchased one last year, the 10% discount made the decision.
     

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