28th May UK Store opening times

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Streethawk, May 25, 2010.

  1. Streethawk macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
  2. itsMrLuke macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    Location:
    Cardiff
    #2
    Cardiff Store is opening at 8am too, on a purely selfish note I hope not many people turn up!!
     
  3. Streethawk thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
  4. StuartL macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2010
    Location:
    UK
    #4
    I think they are. I received an email from Apple this morning saying that the iPad will be on sale from 8am.
     
  5. Gymgenius Suspended

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    #5
    Me too, with a 'find a store' link in it.
     
  6. Streethawk thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    #7
    Additionally, just spoke to Manchester Arndale store and *some* Arndale entrances will be open from 7am, specifically he mentioned the one opposite the Big Wheel will be open at that time.

    Spoke to the Trafford Centre store too and they dont know when it will be open, they advised me to contact the Trafford Centre itself.
     
  7. THFourteen macrumors 6502a

    THFourteen

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Location:
    London
    #8
    almost wish i didnt have one now, so i could get involved in this launch day madness!

    almost...
     
  8. Stardotboy macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    #9
    I heard that UK stores will have iPads in such plentiful supply that if you turn up later in the afternoon they will be selling them at a substantial discount.

    Honest.

    :p
     
  9. PigA macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Location:
    Baggy
    #10
    Any news on the other stores? Currys, PC World etc? I'm oscillating between getting to the Regent Street store at around 5 in the morning and hoping the line isn't too long and going to a more remote Currys, where there will be a much much smaller queue but smaller stock. Akh, why didn't I preorder when I had the chance!
     
  10. j_maddison macrumors 6502a

    j_maddison

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2003
    Location:
    Nelson, Wales
    #11
    Shut it, I hope you get there after I do :D Either that or I hope you're after a different model :p
     
  11. Streethawk thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    #12
    Suggest you ring around the DSG stores in your area.
     
  12. obamtl macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 24, 2010
    #13
    I don't think the opening time is relevant. Go with a sleeping back the night before IF you're serious about getting one on launch day.
     
  13. itsMrLuke macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    Location:
    Cardiff
    #14
    Haha the fight has begun! I am actually just going for the 16gb wifi, but lets be honest, if they've sold out I'll go for whatever is left! I'm going to head down early, grab a Starbucks and hope for the best...
     
  14. itsMrLuke macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    Location:
    Cardiff
    #15
    I think it all depends on where you are, I honestly can't see there being an enormous line at the Cardiff store (famous last words). What were the queues like for the 3GS release?
     
  15. johnrs macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Location:
    Nottingham - UK
    #16
    I got my 3GS on launch day last year and was expecting loads of people. Turned up at 7am and there where 6 other people...

    Just hope that its the same this time but cannot see that happening
     
  16. j_maddison macrumors 6502a

    j_maddison

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2003
    Location:
    Nelson, Wales
    #17
    The car park for St David's 2 is 24/7, but I'm not sure you can get access to the shopping centre until opening hours. I'm going to head down at around 5am'ish i think, and hope for the best.

    I contacted St David's 2 to find out when I can get access to the centre, but they've not replied.

    I'm after a 64Gig 3G, but I'm hoping common sense will kick in and I'll change my mind to a 16Gig 3G instead
     
  17. KENTW macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    #18
    Someone on one of the other threads said people started to q outside regent street store last night - no idea how much validity to give it though.
     
  18. PigA macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Location:
    Baggy
    #19
    Huh... I work quite close, I'll walk by on my lunch break and see if it's true. Like someone said above, the 3GS launch was easy: just walked into a Carphone Warehouse at 7. No queue, nothing. Extremely doubtful it will be anywhere near that easy on Friday though. The way to go has to be through shops other than the Apple store... I called the Tottenham Court Road Dixon's and they could not confirm they would have the iPad nor that they'd open earlier than usual.
     
  19. mkjj macrumors 6502a

    mkjj

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2003
    Location:
    Liverpool
    #20
    I think the are only available from Apple Stores, maybe wrong
     
  20. nwlondonlad macrumors 6502a

    nwlondonlad

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2007
    Location:
    UK London
    #21
    I've got a massive Currys and Pc world near me (staples corner) but i want the nice white apple stingy bag and not some crappy pc world bag :p

    See you at Regent Street 6am. I hear the queues have started there already :eek:
     
  21. PigA macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Location:
    Baggy
    #22

    Yeah, so far there hasn't been any official word to the contrary, but the Times claims to have seen an internal memo that claims Dixon's/PC World will have it on launch day plus, according to this http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2010/05/25/dixons_apple_exclusive/ a DSGi spokesman said "We can confirm that the information in The Times article is correct and Apple will be announcing their distribution plans in the next few days." I guess we'll find out soon enough.

    nwlondonlad: yeah, it could be worth checking out to see how long the queue is by Thursday night. I have no problem waiting in line for 4-5 hours, but I really don't see myself doing an all-nighter.
     
  22. nwlondonlad macrumors 6502a

    nwlondonlad

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2007
    Location:
    UK London
    #23
    Yeah I'm not doing an all nighter as ive got got half day at work from 12.30pm to 4.30pm on the 28th.

    I'll pop by Regent street on my way from work on Thr around 6pm and see what the line is like, will post back on here.
     
  23. Streethawk thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    #24
    Ironically as i'm off on holiday over the BH weekend, and not leaving until friday PM, so i could do an all-nighter. However both local stores are in big shopping centres that wont open until morning anyway, so its pointless to turn up really early, because even then there are mutliple entrances.
     
  24. nwlondonlad macrumors 6502a

    nwlondonlad

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2007
    Location:
    UK London
    #25
    I know what you mean. In London 2 out of the 3 Apple shops are in shopping shopping centres. Westfield and Brent Cross.

    Having said that Brent Cross shopping centre also has a Currys/Dixons so you have a greater chance of getting one should DGSI decide to sell em on launch day.
     

Share This Page