Apple store sells 3 iPhones in 3 hours

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by geeb, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. geeb macrumors regular

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    My local store is crumbling.

    O2 systems are down and only 3 sales have gone through in 3 hours.

    Great to see Apple computers running XP in VMWare to process orders in Internet Explorer
     
  2. coolant113 macrumors 6502

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    are you serious there running windows xp virtually?? WOW:apple::apple:
     
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    I started the process at 0802 at the Apple Store Lakeside and it is now 1120hrs and I am still waiting for the O2 server to authorise the contract. A total absolute farce !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Five phones sold in three and half hours !!!!!!!
     
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    Photo of the day!! GOLD MEDAL :D
     
  7. minga macrumors member

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    I can beat that, apple bluewater has done 1 in 3 hours
     
  8. yogamonkey macrumors 6502

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    Bluewater and Lakeside would have been my fallback options if I hadn't upgraded online. Sounds like hell.

    Then again, sitting at home waiting for a delivery is annoying too :D
     
  9. EricBrian macrumors 6502a

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    Well, those hand held devices they use to do checkout here in the US are running Windows Mobile.
     
  10. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Going to my local McDonalds for a drink - I saw their highest take in a hour was around £400. Pity McDonalds can get more sales done in an hour than O2 selling iPhones... :S
     
  11. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    my o2 store in bedford was doing loads of sales, about 12 an hour (well not loads, but more than most) with the upgrade process working as well (after a shaky start) and i even got the last 16gb iphone!!! :D ;) :) :D ;) :) :D ;) :)
     
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  13. Nicholas.C macrumors 6502a

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    where abouts in bedford do you live?!?!
     
  14. rprince macrumors newbie

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    We can beat all of you!

    Apple Southampton: 0 in 3.5 hours!!!
     
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    Gold :cool:
     
  17. AndyUnderscoreR macrumors regular

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    You'd have been better off at the Lakeside O2 shop, I walked out with the 11th (and LAST) 16Gb phone just 2 hours and 15 minutes after the store opened.

    It only took them 75 minutes after opening to count the 11 16Gb phones they had and tell people after me that they were out of luck... of course they *didn't actually get the count right* and had to come back 5 minutes later to tell the 12th guy he was not getting the one they promised him.

    I wouldn't trust O2 to run a bath, let alone a phone shop.
     
  18. sneeks macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    Last I heard Apple Glasgow have still not sold any but have a store full of people patiently waiting from 8am today.
     
  19. alFR macrumors 68020

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    Lordy. Bet they're wishing they'd stuck to the iTunes activation now.
     
  20. mavis macrumors 68040

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    I've got that beat. And hour and twenty-five minutes to set up just ONE iPhone (mine) ... I'd like to see someone top that. ;)
     
  21. geeb thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think Southamptons 0 (zero) sales wins.
     
  22. minga macrumors member

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    Arrived apple store bluewater - 6.30am

    Sat on provided seat until 08.02am

    first person in store to applause

    Sat at computer 08.02am - 12.10pm with very friendly and extertaining mac genius.

    Informed O2 serers to be taken offline until 1pm

    Had lunch and now back waiting for my expert to try again...
     
  23. geeb thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just had a call form Apple store...servers are running 13:00 GMT
     
  24. geeb thread starter macrumors regular

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    OMG, just had another call...servers are down again!
     
  25. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    why?
    i was at the bedford 02 branch - upgrades worked for a while, went down, came up again (as i was doing it) and afaik went down again
    but at about 10, all seemed ok to me...
     

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