Best/Fastest way of buying iPhone 4

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

  1. w00143881 macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2008
    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

    Jun 28, 2007
    Portland, OR
    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

    Apr 19, 2008
    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


    Apr 22, 2010
    Southeast USA
    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

    Oct 4, 2008
    1. grab a rock.
    2. enter apple store.
    3. break glass.
    4. grab iphone
    5. run.
  6. THX1139 macrumors 68000


    Mar 4, 2006
    Is that you Van der Sloot?
  7. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2009
    Dallas, TX
    I did that but waited till, 5. I was on my way home my 7:30
  8. Alonzo84 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    How are you going to enter the store before you break the glass?

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