Best/Fastest way of buying iPhone 4

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by w00143881, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. w00143881 macrumors newbie

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    I can order it online and have it shipped in 3 weeks or I could wait it out hoping a local Apple store gets a new shipment. I live in Oakland,CA (3 stores within 20 miles)...Which would be faster? I want it for a trip i'm taking on July 20th.
     
  2. Peabody macrumors regular

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    Tuesday, 7AM - AT&T Retail Corporate stores. Find one as far away (within reason) from any Apple Stores. More likely to have less folks in line.

    An AT&T store rep offered me his cell # so I could call him at 6:30AM and get a line update before I headed over. Might see if one in your area is willing to do that.
     
  3. w00143881 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I called and they told me that they have about 50 for non pre-orders. I was told to stand in line around 4am. Sweet.
     
  4. Domino8282 macrumors 6502a

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    Dang it, can't believe I was out of the loop on this.. Anyone know the status of affairs at most AT&T stores as of the morning of July 1?

    Will they be getting daily shipments after the double-shipment from the 29th? Weekly? I would go camp out this morning at 4am (7/1) if I thought they were getting more in...

    Almost to the point where I just want to order online from Apple so I can stop worrying about finding one and just wait. Anyone know at what point it's too late to cancel an online iPhone order if one shows up in-store? Or would that muck-up the whole contract eligibility thing?
     
  5. candamo macrumors newbie

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    1. grab a rock.
    2. enter apple store.
    3. break glass.
    4. grab iphone
    5. run.
     
  6. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    Is that you Van der Sloot?
     
  7. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

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    I did that but waited till, 5. I was on my way home my 7:30
     
  8. Alonzo84 macrumors 6502a

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    How are you going to enter the store before you break the glass?
     

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