Anyone else camping at the Apple Store?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by JayDH, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. JayDH macrumors 6502

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    There are around 10 of us outside my local store. Hoping for a surprise in the morning! Security is here so Apple seemed to expect some lines.
     
  2. mizxco macrumors 6502a

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    Truly, Good luck!!! :D
     
  3. zmunkz macrumors 6502a

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    What for, in store pickups? They won't have any in-store inventory the 24th I thought...?
     
  4. camaroIOM macrumors 6502

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    I will be camping at ups cause mine coming tomorrow at 8
     
  5. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    Definitely not.

    I put your odds of getting lucky at around 20%. I hope you do. If not, I hope you at least had a good, fun apply experience :p

    Meanwhile, I'll be waiting for my June delivery.
     
  6. AbeFrohman macrumors 6502

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    I already lost sleep for the mad rush of preorders and missed that window. Not losing another night sleep to come up empty handed at a store.

    Good luck, but any and all reports say NO stock in stores 4/24 except for those limited boutiques. There are lines forming for those, but I'd be shocked if anyone got one from an Apple Store 4/24.
     
  7. mynameisjosh macrumors regular

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    They are hoping that Appld lied to the masses and will have some in stock in the morning. In my opinion, these people are simply dumb.
     
  8. AppleSnitch macrumors member

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    Lol good luck I just finished closing my store and I sent the people waiting home and let them know we didn't have any.


    We did not get any in no store did stop hoping for a miracle
     
  9. badazz33 macrumors 6502a

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    only 1 store in Los Angeles was reported to have watches

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    One of the stores, Maxfield, is located in Los Angeles, and people are already lining up outside the store in the hopes of getting an Apple Watch on launch day. Maxfield is the only store in the United States that have the Apple Watch in stock on April 24.
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  11. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    Enjoy your night out. They will let you try on a watch (that is in demo mode only, non-finctioning) and they will let you play with the display models that are secured to the counter and are semi-functional.

    I would wager a fair amount of money you will not leave with a watch short of stealing one you won't be able to use....and I don't gamble.
     
  12. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

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    I think apple will secretly have some models in stock, since the watch comes out on the "24".
     
  13. mizxco macrumors 6502a

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    IF they really have security and line set up there. In which case, photo from OP pls.

    They MIGHT just have some surprise for us.
     
  14. AppleSnitch macrumors member

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    Lol no we won't

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    Security has been hired because we knew that people would be too stubborn to actually listen and still camp out
     
  15. PhillyGuy72 macrumors 6502a

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    Right, already had a let down with the pre-order (Once I got in at 3:09pm, the date stated "June," I quit the order. - Yeah, I know now that it would have been actually possible I'd get that June order by tomorrow or next week.

    Waiting in line...Nah, there's an Apple Store literally a 1/2 mile away from me. A), I don't think they will have any tomorrow morning. But hey..who knows at this point. Been a strange launch. B), MAYBE...maybe I would consider heading there around 6, 7am - see if there are others hanging out. But It HAS to be crappy weather around here, typical NE BS spring, end of April and its going down to 32º tonight. I'm not freezing my a** off in this. I assume stock will boost up in June, I'll pick it up in the store. No rush at this point.
     
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  17. badazz33 macrumors 6502a

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    dude there will NOT be watches in ANY APPLE STORES ACROSS AMERICA, OTHER THAN IN THE 1 STORE IN LOS ANGELES
     
  18. mizxco macrumors 6502a

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    But that comes out from the Product Launch budget and should been mentioned in the Launch Day guide.

    Does it currently say

    10pm: Follow your store usual closing time
    12am: Set up visual as per visuals guide
    1am: Security arrives
    1am-6am: Line is set-up, no specialists should be present.
    7am: If line is present, no one should be updated/informed
    8.30am: Daily dl, beef up security
    9am: Store opens, prepare for riot
    9.01am: Store leaders approach line and announce no Watch today
    9.02am: Assist calm customers on online purchases, security to hold down customers who become aggressive
    3pm: Start selling the watch edition only
     
  19. PhillyGuy72 macrumors 6502a

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    And I'm not going there tomorrow. I heard from a few "yes there will be a few in stock in stores." Others saying "No, no stock."

    Whatever the case, I'm staying in bed...going to work as usual. I'll get it in store when it shows up.

    I'm curious to read everyones hands on experiences and opinions before I even buy one anyway.
     
  20. JayHova macrumors member

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    Interesting... That would really piss people off if they end up selling watches tomorrow at some locations.

    Did the employees or security say anything to stop you from lining up? With all the confusion and misleading information, you'd think Apple stores would tell customers lining up there wouldn't be any instore watches for sale -- heck, even put up a sign or something.
     
  21. whatos macrumors 6502a

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    I don't work on Fridays. My watch is due around 9:30 AM.

    The afternoon promises to be very interesting. Thanks to Apple failing to ship but a fraction of what many people expected, that's created a wonderful opportunity to conduct an Apple Watch Auction.

    So far there are five confirmed owners who like myself are getting their watches in the morning. None of us are emotionally attached to the watch so they're going to be auctioned off.

    At my work alone 35 people are going to bid since their watches aren't going to show up for weeks or months.

    It's going to be fascinating to see what they auction off for since the salaries are very high for those participation. Hard Core Apple Faithful they're extremely eager to get one of these watches.

    Plus based on the interest before the meeting broke up tonight, we could have as many as ten watches for auction.

    I'll be keeping mine since I have experiments planned, but I'm the only one.
     
  22. heeloliver macrumors 6502a

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    Oh....god. Now THIS is brand loyality. Lining up...for NOTHING.
     
  23. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    Wow.

    Apple obvoiously set the price too low.

    You have never had something. It is bcoming available and rather than wait a few weeks you are willing to pay a premium to be first. Hello, ypu have too kuch money. Please feel free to send the excess to me.
     
  24. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    They are not selling the product in store. It's online only until June at the earliest.

     

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