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


puppyflightclub

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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....
 

Prolif1k

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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....
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. :)
 

puppyflightclub

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

*saves username*
 

Sleazy E

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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 ;)
 

peterdevries

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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 ;)
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...
 

anthonymoody

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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 :)
 

melman101

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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 :)
I believe it was raining when people were waiting for one of the iPhone's at Apple Fifth Avenue.
 

newyorksole

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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....
I love the DMP, I guess the "Flight Club" in your username explains your love for sneakers!
 

Photography

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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).
 

melman101

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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).
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."
 

Clix Pix

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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.
 

Mactagonist

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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!
 

melman101

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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!
Yeah, I can't deal with that crowd. :) I'm going up to White Plains :)
 

Maximillian

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

wingnut8

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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.