5 days to go.. Anybody camping already on 5th ave?

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  1. peterdevries macrumors 68040

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    5 Days to go until launch day... Are there already people standing/camping in line anywhere?
     
  2. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    Hmm what a dumb thing to do, i'll be at my home comfortable with some coffee and have it at my door step in the morning :)
     
  3. puppyflightclub macrumors 6502

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    this is not dumb. thousands will turn up empty handed saturday. quote me on it.

    i collect air jordans. when the air jordan DMP package dropped people waited in 34st Foot Locker in NYC for about a week if not more.

    things happen....
     
  4. Prolif1k macrumors 6502

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    Uhh yeah...There weren't reservations for Jordans. If you have a reservation there, you get one if you show up between 9AM and 3PM.

    This doesn't relate in any way. And yes, it is completely dumb. :)
     
  5. puppyflightclub macrumors 6502

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    these RESERVATIONS really mean nothing. you'll see on saturday. and expect my PM about it.

    *saves username*
     
  6. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

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    with reservations as well as at home release day delivery on pre-orders, I think you are overestimating the launch madness just a tad. Any comparison on other launches is moot due to the availability of pre-ordering. Just my thoughts though and I am no analyst so don't cast me into the fire if I am wrong ;)
     
  7. peterdevries thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well, even with Snow Leopard there were midnight launch parties.. Apple fanbois will use every event they can to get in line... There is a tiny little Brit in all of them :D...
     
  8. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    Well, some people just dig the communal experience, logical or not.

    FWIW it's raining today and tomorrow, so until the sun comes out on Wednesday I wouldn't expect anyone in any case :)
     
  9. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    I believe it was raining when people were waiting for one of the iPhone's at Apple Fifth Avenue.
     
  10. newyorksole macrumors 68030

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    I love the DMP, I guess the "Flight Club" in your username explains your love for sneakers!
     
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    I can see an overnighter, for the communal experience, but 5 days of my life is too much to devote to yet another consumer gadget that will probably eat my life away if and when I get one. People need to find other interests, really.
     
  13. puppyflightclub macrumors 6502

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    yepppp!
     
  14. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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    This sure is going to be a very long work week.
     
  15. Photography macrumors 65816

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    Since it's raining here in NYC until Wednesday, they probably won't be camping out at the Fifth Ave store until then (if there are actually any campers).
     
  16. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    I posted this six posts up.

    "I believe it was raining when people were waiting for one of the iPhone's at Apple Fifth Avenue."
     
  17. byeehaaw macrumors 6502

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    does apple give out anything during its launches like t shirts or anything?
     
  18. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    Back in 2007 at the first iPhone launch we got a special bag and then again at the launch of the 3G in 2008. I didn't get there as early as usual last year so don't know if there were a special bag for the 3GS. I'm guessing that we'll get a special bag for the iPad, though..... I've still got both mine. The one for the first iPhone is black, with a photo of the iPhone on it. The one for the 3G is white, and again there is a photo of the iPhone, with the words "iPhone 3G" on each side of the bag, with the Apple logo.
     
  19. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

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    Apple did say there would be a 'special gift' for people picking up in store right? :cool:

    It is going to be in the 70s friday and saturday in the city, gorgeous weather for lining up!
     
  20. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, I can't deal with that crowd. :) I'm going up to White Plains :)
     
  21. Maximillian macrumors 6502

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    iPad shirt? Man, I wish I wasn't going to be enjoying my couch awaiting my iPad's delivery on saturday morning and could brave the lines and awkward stares so I could get the too-small shirt.

    Seriously though, if the shirt isn't truely KICK ASS, I don't regret missing it. The only thing that would be a total SHOCK would be iTunes gift cards (like $10). I'd be annoyed if in-store pick-ups got free, non-shirt, stuff.
     
  22. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

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    Im hoping for a dock or something! :)

    I have enough shirts.
     
  23. Photography macrumors 65816

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    Congratulations, do you want a cookie?
     
  24. peterdevries thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Still no campers? What was it like with the iPhone 2G?
     
  25. wingnut8 macrumors 65816

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    I don't understand why people would camp out for something they could have delivered to their door the same morning.
     

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