Camping out- what time?

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  1. MAClover143 macrumors member

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    I got the v1 iPhone in December so I am not familiar with the camping out process.

    If the iPhone goes on sale at store open what time should I be at the store (btw I am going to a store on Long Island)

    If it opens at 6 what time should I go then?

    I want my iPhone asap but the camping out would just be with my friend for fun rather than being first in line.
     
  2. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    I highly doubt you will have to camp out for it. Not even remotely close to having the buzz the last phone had.
     
  3. AboveTheChaos macrumors regular

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    That's what I was thinking too. At first my buddy want to go really early, but I just don't think they'll run out or anything close to like it was the first time around.
     
  4. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Your major cities might have lines, but most places wont. Last year I got there at 4:30 (AT&T) and I was 5th in line.
     
  5. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    i am camping out if it is a am launch but a 6pm launch i will get there at 6 or 7 am
     
  6. Donz0r macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going after work, so I'll be there at like 5pm, an hour early, does that count? ;)
     
  7. sara123456 macrumors member

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    won't the shops just start selling them at 9am when they open on the 11th of July?
     
  8. ipodtouchy333 macrumors 65816

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  9. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    maybe
     
  10. sara123456 macrumors member

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    The shops close at 5:30 in the uk I can't see them staying open just to sell the Iphone maybe I am wrong but it seems a bit weird to me.
     
  11. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    The hype will be equal, if not more this year due to price and and talks about it.



    I got to my AT&T store at 2PM and i was about 35th-40th in line, and i ended up getting the last phone. People came within about 2 minutes after me and they waited that long for nothing. I'm not taking any chances.
     
  12. M0bile macrumors regular

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    The iPhone 3G is the first one to be released in my area (didn't have AT&T in Marquette when 2G came out). Employees at the store said they've been getting a lot of calls and I doubt they'll have a huge stock of 16 GB Black ones so I'm going to be there Thursday night. Besides Halo 2 it'll be the only thing I've camped for so I'm doing it for the experience. My friends said they'd come hang out with me and we're going to BBQ and bring a Hi-Fi so it should be a good time. :cool:
     
  13. sara123456 macrumors member

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    I really can't see that many people getting the iphone on the 11th were I am from as everyone I know in stuck in a contact and the only way out is to pay up until the end. I am lucky as my contact is up but there is no way I am going to be waiting outside when I am spending nearly £900 :)
     
  14. djransom macrumors 68040

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    You would be surprised at the things people camp out for. I speak from first hand experience ;)
     
  15. timmypv15 macrumors regular

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    Alittle off topic, but I love when people say this phone or that phone is an "iPhone-Killer", but honestly, what other phone has people camping out for? None.
     
  16. Trent0341 macrumors 6502

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    I was thinking that I wasn't going to wait in line but two things made me change my mind:
    1. The phone is being released in 22 countries. Unless :apple: upped there production dramatically (10x?... 20x?) then there won't be as many to release in the US as last year.
    2. Lower [initial] price. America seems to prefer payment plans instead of paying for it up front.

    I'll be there probably around 1-2pm.
     

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