Apple, VZW, Walmart, RadioShack, etc.?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RealEyes, Sep 17, 2012.

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Where is the best place to camp/expect to get the iPhone 5 in hand on the 21st?

Poll closed Sep 27, 2012.
  1. Apple Store

    42.9%
  2. Verizon Store

    28.6%
  3. Radio Shack

    14.3%
  4. Walmart / Best Buy

    21.4%
  1. RealEyes macrumors regular

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    #1
    I'm looking to get the iPhone 5 on the morning of 9/21. What would my best bet be?

    I could arrive there about midnight on thursday and wait in line until the doors open.

    I don't have an upgrade coming to me so I'm looking to get off-contract Verizon phone. I was pretty clear at the Verizon store that I wouldn't want to pre-order unless I could pick it up on the morning of 9/21 and I just got to the store when orders were pushed back to the 26th.

    Which place sounds best? I live in Southern California near the Mission Viejo Apple Store.
     
  2. zachnelson macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Yes.
     
  3. RealEyes thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    Awesome!
     
  4. mykelala01 macrumors 6502

    mykelala01

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    Go to the Apple store and pay whatever price they offer you. Most likely around $500 for a 16 GB iPhone 5. Mission Viejo store is a cool place to go. Or if you want a bigger store South Coast Plaza.
     
  5. RealEyes thread starter macrumors regular

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    I would think it would be better to avoid a bigger store like South Coast Plaza because there would be more people/a bigger line?
     
  6. mykelala01 macrumors 6502

    mykelala01

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    but usually they got more stock than the smaller store. Base on my experience during the launch of iPhone 4. I tell you I fall in line for 15 hours on Sherman Oaks store. And end up, going home without a iphone. They made a list, which I sign up, and end up getting a call back a week later. Fortunately the next day I went to the Santa Monica store which is a bigger store and luckily got me a 32 GB iphone 4. If you will remember, iPhone 4 was a big thing back then. It is the first phone with retina display. And At & T is the only provider offering it. And no other big store offering iphone back then. If I recall Bestbuy is the only store carry the iPhone.
     
  7. griffinmeyer macrumors member

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    Orange County, CA
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    Good day, fellow south orange county resident (I live in rancho santa margarita). I would highly suggest visiting your local verizon store, as it will most definitely not have a line as apposed to the mv apple store or the one at irvine spectrum. best of luck to you
     

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