Are the stores going to be sold out?

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  1. fud122 macrumors member

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    Realistically do you think Apple stores are going to be sold out of of Leopard on Friday? I haven't ordered but I live a few blocks from the downtown Toronto Apple store. So I was thinking I can just go in there and buy a copy after 6 but I dont want to go if its going to be all crazy and hyped up with people fighting for copies and huge lines etc...(this is not the PS3 or some must have tickets... just some software so Im hoping its not too wild) Thanks!
     
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    When the iPhone came out, my local Apple store didn't sell out until Monday morning (2/7). I think that 10.5 will have a small response, so I think you'll be fine. Apple will be well-prepared.
     
  3. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    There is no way in H it's going to sell out. No way. You'll be able to walk in a 8pm, put your $ down and walk out with your very own copy easy as pie.

    Apple is making tons of copies...more than the iPhone. A lot of people (like me) are pre-ordering, and others will be delaying purchase for a few days or longer. Maybe you won't get a shirt, but you will get a copy of 10.5.
     
  4. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    Don't worry about it:

    1. This is software as opposed to hardware (iphone). It costs Apple almost nothing to make a go-jillian copies as opposed to manufacturing phones.

    2. Only people with Macs can even buy Leopard... and that's about 3% of all computer users right now. The iphone market is much, much, much larger, so many more people got excited about it.

    3. A great majority of Mac owners won't upgrade on day one. Some won't upgrade ever.

    So after the first few hours of excitement and free tshirts, everything will be back to normal.
     
  5. jstad macrumors regular

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    There will be plenty in stock on Friday. I promise or I will send you mine :p
     
  6. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    Tell you what, if your store sells out, I'll GIVE you my copy. That's how confident I am that they won't sell out ;)
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I'm getting mine at the ATT store since the lines should be shorter. :confused:
     
  8. unity macrumors 6502a

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    When Tiger came out I waited in line for two hours before I got my copy. The store ended up being open an extra TWO HOURS longer then predicted, and they still had copies to spare... mouse pads on the other hand.....
     
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  10. andresrw macrumors member

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    and sold out in Miami on saturday?????

    What about saturady?
    I only can go on Saturday to Aventura Mall in Miami.
    :confused:
     
  11. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    if you're fine on friday....should be fine on saturday.
     
  12. Dm84 macrumors regular

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    I want to buy a MacBook Pro friday night. Will it have a Leopard upgrade disc in the box?
     
  13. sweetice2007 macrumors 6502

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    im going to my shop on friday i decided to cancel my orders online cos i kept changing my mind and i really want a geeky :apple: tishrt
     
  14. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    if not, then they'll give you a disk
     
  15. Dm84 macrumors regular

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    Ok, because I'd be really annoyed if I had to go through the mail in procedure.
     
  16. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    don't leave the store without leopard!
     
  17. Island Dog macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think anybody will have a problem finding a copy at an Apple store.
     
  18. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i sure hope not
     
  19. Ariez macrumors regular

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    Software never sells out. Even if it does it will be in stock a week later because its so easy to print them.
     
  20. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    yeah, but who wants to wait a week?
     
  21. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    There is a definite possibility that MacBooks, or any other model of computer, will sell out as people have waited for Leopard to be included. Definitely go early if you are buying a computer.
     
  22. tdhurst macrumors 601

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    Uh...

    Yeah, you go ahead and do that. Let us know how many copies of Leopard att&t was allotted.
     
  23. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i think most are waiting on new Macbooks though
     
  24. Mal macrumors 603

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    Actually, I believe it's up to 8.1% per a recent article on this very site (or it may have been on MacNN).

    Anyways, to help the OP, preorders have been over double that of Tiger, which could mean overall better sales and selling out quicker in the stores, or it could mean fewer people waiting in line and you won't have any trouble. Your call.

    jW
     

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