Bridgewater Commons, NJ

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  1. brishark007 macrumors newbie

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  2. AppleMan988 macrumors newbie

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    I'm thinking about going... does anyone have any experience on best times to get there?
     
  3. beanieman77 macrumors newbie

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    i will be there... not sure of the time though. also, i heard that the line forms by the parking garage? does anyone have any confirmation of this?
     
  4. brishark007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Usually line forms early, but doesn't start getting long until just after 5am.

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    I can confirm that in recent years the line starts outside movie theater entrance. Roof top floor of parking garage.
     
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    Ok. I am planning on getting there at 5 actually. Is the garage the right location?
     
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    Ok thanks. What time are you planning on getting there?
     
  8. brishark007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Probably between 12 and 3. Still trying to figure that out. Temps will be cold.
     
  9. AppleMan988 macrumors newbie

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    Somewhat random question but is there a bathroom accessible overnight before the mall opens up? Or do people hold your place in line? How does that work... I'd assume someone might need to relieve themselves at least once if they are there from midnight til 8am...
     
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    Not sure. I think some years they had a port a john set up.
     
  11. AppleMan988 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Do you think people will start lining up Thursday evening at the Bridgewater location? I'm worried about an iPhone 6 Plus shortage...
     
  12. beanieman77 macrumors newbie

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    I'm planning on getting there at 4 the latest. I have never camped out before so I can't speak to if that is earlier enough or not. I'm going for a plus as well.
     
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    Hey guys... Just called mall security to confirm some things. Doors open at 6:30 by the roof of the parking garage.... Ill be there around 3. Hope to see you guys there!
     
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    No. They were very vague. I mentioned the location and they told me that they have no information but that makes sense because that is the door they open at 6:30 when they open the mall.
     
  17. AppleMan988 macrumors newbie

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    Just spoke with a specialist at the Apple store who said security will be at the movie theater entrance. Sounds like this year they are trying to deter lines from forming until 5am..... "because it's a mall" they may ask people to stay in their cars before that time.

    Beyond that he was not very helpful. He didn't seem to really know what would happen if people tried to camp or line up outside the doors before 5am...

    If that's true I can imagine a scenario where there are 100 people in cars who then rush for the door at 5am... seems like more of an issue than just letting a line form...

    I was thinking about getting there between 2-3am but now not so sure...
     
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  19. brishark007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The worst possible thing that could happen would be to keep people in their cars until 5. There will be no way of knowing the order people showed up, and then at 5:01 there will be total chaos.
     
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    Update guys: Just spoke to a person at apple in store and the line is forming at entrance between Bloomingdales and lord and Taylor. They will let people in at 6 to then wait in front of apple store and take your reservation. I then proceeded to walk to this entrance and found 2 scalpers already waiting. Then that number quickly grew to 6. I might head out earlier now! That really pisses me off. Who's with me?
     
  21. AppleMan988 macrumors newbie

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    Hmm.. what time are you thinking? I probably won't go before 2am...
     
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    Holy crap. I was planning on 1am but now I don't know if I should leave now?
     
  24. AppleMan988 macrumors newbie

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    50 people already? I may go at 12:30/1:00 now... At this rate I'll be lucky to be in the first 150!
     
  25. beanieman77 macrumors newbie

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    I am going to head out at that time to I think. I'm shooting for a plus but I think I will be out of luck at this point.
     

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