1st in line... I'm such a dork

Scott-n-Houston

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I got to the store closest to me at 8 am. No one is here yet. I am surprised, but happy. I have to be somewhere at 6 pm, so I didn't have time to wait long after 5. I thought, if I get here now, I'd be done by 5:30 or so. Well, looks like I'll be done by 5:05. :D

Not disclosing which store just because I don't want that broadcast out there, but it's one of the handful in Houston. :)

I can work from here just as easy as my office, and I even have a power plug. :p
 

CrAkD

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Nice man have fun. I might goto the apple store today to see the madness and pickup a camera kit lol. I love the launch madness.
 

melman101

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I got to the store closest to me at 8 am. No one is here yet. I am surprised, but happy. I have to be somewhere at 6 pm, so I didn't have time to wait long after 5. I thought, if I get here now, I'd be done by 5:30 or so. Well, looks like I'll be done by 5:05. :D

Not disclosing which store just because I don't want that broadcast out there, but it's one of the handful in Houston. :)

I can work from here just as easy as my office, and I even have a power plug. :p
Awesome!!! Good luck! Have fun! :)
 

bowlerman625

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I got to the store closest to me at 8 am. No one is here yet. I am surprised, but happy. I have to be somewhere at 6 pm, so I didn't have time to wait long after 5. I thought, if I get here now, I'd be done by 5:30 or so. Well, looks like I'll be done by 5:05. :D

Not disclosing which store just because I don't want that broadcast out there, but it's one of the handful in Houston. :)

I can work from here just as easy as my office, and I even have a power plug. :p
Apple Store or Best Buy?
 

adpretto

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Jun 17, 2008
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San Diego 1st in Line

Hey There ,

Im in San Diego at the Apple Store with my girlfriend and we are first in line its 6:30am here and were just waiting for more people to join us.
 

sinsin07

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I got to the store closest to me at 8 am. No one is here yet. I am surprised, but happy. I have to be somewhere at 6 pm, so I didn't have time to wait long after 5. I thought, if I get here now, I'd be done by 5:30 or so. Well, looks like I'll be done by 5:05. :D

Not disclosing which store just because I don't want that broadcast out there, but it's one of the handful in Houston. :)

I can work from here just as easy as my office, and I even have a power plug. :p
Is there another plug or should I bring a power strip LOL:)
 

Rafterman

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I got to the store closest to me at 8 am. No one is here yet. I am surprised, but happy. I have to be somewhere at 6 pm, so I didn't have time to wait long after 5. I thought, if I get here now, I'd be done by 5:30 or so. Well, looks like I'll be done by 5:05. :D

Not disclosing which store just because I don't want that broadcast out there, but it's one of the handful in Houston. :)

I can work from here just as easy as my office, and I even have a power plug. :p
Seven hours in line? Now this is a dedicated iPad man.
 

ClemTiger0408

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Cool, so I'm going to stay here at work all day. Get stuff done. Stroll down to the Apple Store after work around 5:30. The probably wait around for an hour or so and get one.

But, you know, whatever floats your boat.
 

diabolic

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Jun 13, 2007
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Gotta do what you gotta do. Should be some chicks strolling through their around lunch. :cool:
And they'll definitely be looking for the dork in the front of the iPad line. :)

I'm kidding, but someone was going to say that. I waited in line all day for the first iPhone. :) Have fun!
 

Scott-n-Houston

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Cool, so I'm going to stay here at work all day. Get stuff done. Stroll down to the Apple Store after work around 5:30. The probably wait around for an hour or so and get one.

But, you know, whatever floats your boat.

What a douchey response. And I thought I was the dork.

Did you read what I posted? I don't have time to wait an hour once 5 pm rolls around.
If I don't get it this evening, it would likely be days before I have another chance given my schedule. I can work from here just as easily as my office too.

sinsin07 said:
Is there another plug or should I bring a power strip LOL
I actually brought a 3 to 1 converter, but a strip is even better!




Also, it's an Apple Store. I returned a wifi iPad after 1 day because I decided I wanted 3G. (No, I didn't 'use' it for a week. I had it 24 hours.)
But that 24 hours confirmed how much I want one of these devices for me and my wife. I don't want to wait a few more days to a week. What's a few hours in the scheme of things?
 

Scott-n-Houston

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And they'll definitely be looking for the dork in the front of the iPad line. :)

I'm kidding, but someone was going to say that. I waited in line all day for the first iPhone. :)
Yeah... I feel like a real winner right now. LOL They'll love me.

I'm also sick of answering the question, "What are they selling today?" to all these Mall Walkers roaming around! :eek:
 

Zepaw

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Apr 18, 2010
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I can't decide when to go! The mall doesn't open for another hour so I have time to decide.

Yeah... I feel like a real winner right now. LOL They'll love me.

I'm also sick of answering the question, "What are they selling today?" to all these Mall Walkers roaming around! :eek:
lol I remember going through that before.
 

MadDog31

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I was one of those that waited in line in the #1 spot for the original iPhone for 19 hours. I did it to guarantee myself a phone and also so I could say I was the first in Wilmington, NC to have an iPhone...haha

It was fun that day, enjoy the experience!:)
 

tbayrgs

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I got to the store closest to me at 8 am. No one is here yet. I am surprised, but happy. I have to be somewhere at 6 pm, so I didn't have time to wait long after 5. I thought, if I get here now, I'd be done by 5:30 or so. Well, looks like I'll be done by 5:05. :D

Not disclosing which store just because I don't want that broadcast out there, but it's one of the handful in Houston. :)

I can work from here just as easy as my office, and I even have a power plug. :p
What happened Scott, thought you were able to schedule a personal shopping appt at 5:30 and that Apple was holding a unit for you?
 

Matthew9559

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Apr 7, 2007
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I have only gotten in lines for midnight launches of games and I usually try to show up after everyone else is gone. As long as I had a pre order I was guaranteed a copy. Nothing beats sitting home relaxing waiting for my iPad to come in. Should be here within the hour, my wifi iPad was delivered at 8 AM. Perfect. :)
 

bornblind

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Nov 19, 2008
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Yeah... I feel like a real winner right now. LOL They'll love me.

I'm also sick of answering the question, "What are they selling today?" to all these Mall Walkers roaming around! :eek:
You should have just made a sign and sat it next to you that said "I'm Working Leave Me Alone and of course I waiting for a iPad 3G. Have a nice Apple Day!"
 

Scott-n-Houston

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What happened Scott, thought you were able to schedule a personal shopping appt at 5:30 and that Apple was holding a unit for you?
I called about that last night. I never got a cancellation email, but I called to confirm, and they said, "We're canceling those." :eek:

This after the employee I spoke to on Tuesday said it would be all just fine. I'm glad I didn't take that $1000 bet. :D

I had a long talk with the store manager about my canceled appointment, and how I wasn't notified, but glad I called, etc. She said that she was sorry, but couldn't even hold one for her husband. (yeah right)

Anyway, here I am. I wish others would join me so I didn't look like a total idiot. haha... just one of several idiots!
 

PhillStew

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Sep 23, 2005
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No big deal man...I plan on getting to my closest Apple store around noon. Maybe there'll be a close power outlet for the MBP. Good luck!
 
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