Camping at a Mall with an AAPL store inside..?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by richpuer, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. richpuer macrumors 6502

    Nov 15, 2010
    tips? Obviously security wont let you stay inside overnight. Im not even sure they let you stay in the parking lot because of loitering laws...Whats the best way to camp at a mall?

    Since there are several entrances, do people just wait outside in different areas and rush and claw their way in to be at the front of the appl store when the malls open at 9am? Or does AAPL actually set up a designated area outside the mall for people to wait and hand out numbers?
  2. JCL macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2011
    Find a hiding spot and stay overnight.

    Bathrooms, closets, run away from mall cops all night while calling them blart.
  3. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    At my mall, the line usually starts outside of the doors until the mall doors open. Then the line is guided in by security to the Apple store.
  4. richpuer thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 15, 2010
    oh its a bit more civilized than I had pictured
  5. rdrr macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2003
    Tip though... Don't think the order you are standing in line outside the mall will equate to the same order outside the Apple store. As soon as the door opens its a mad rush to the store. People have in the past mistakenly thought that there was a gentlemen agreement. Then were escorted out of the mall without an iPhone after making a scene.
  6. jtp098 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2010
    some malls won't let you stay at the doors it really does vary by mall. Kinda like black friday! once you get enough ppl they can't do much :D
  7. richpuer thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 15, 2010
    dear god. the there is a mad dash once the doors open..may have to rethink this strategy
  8. asolana macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2012
    For the iPhone 4 my mall didn't allow people to line up outside of the doors until 6. I got there at roughly 4 and stayed in the car until the clock turned 6 when I rushed to the doors along with all the other people. Luckily, I got there 2nd, and it was smooth sailing from there. Good luck on Friday, I preor.dered this time around.
  9. TheAmericanStig macrumors newbie


    Sep 13, 2012
    I kind of camped for the 4 - everyone showed up to the mall at about 5AM and was guided by security outside the doors. Mall security and police actually told everyone to leave at 5AM - then realized they had a "situation" on their hands and there was a bum rush to form lines at about 6 or 7. It was like reorganizing the middle east, with no guns. Several lines and no one is sure which one is the "right" one, and lots of uncertainty. #Firstworldproblems.

    This time, I preordered. :D
  10. DMHmac macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2012
    Definitely glad I pre-ordered.

    I have never lined up before but it sounds to me like a nightmare. I'd also be extremely tired and wouldn't even want to play with the phone once I got home.
  11. dabigone macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2008
    Luckily there isn't a Jordan release the same day!

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