Come Friday I will be relying on NYC MacRumors to secure me a 5S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Phonzoxd, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Phonzoxd macrumors 6502

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    So I will be at work. There is an authorized Verizon store (so not a corporate store) near me where I can check at lunch if they are still in stock, but I doubt it.

    So come time after work, will be asking you guys which shops in manhattan still have what I want; which is a Gold 16GB 5S.

    I will need you to check all 5 Apple stocks in Manhattan, as well as any Corporate Verizon store in the downtown area.

    The first store Imma check is the Verizon store on Wall Street, and work my way up.

    So please guys, when you go to get yours, help me out a little and ask your rep how their stocks look for the 16GB Gold 5S. Your help is appreciated.

    I will bump this thread come Friday morning.
     
  2. OneMike macrumors 601

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    Good luck. That's probably going to be tough to get that late.
     
  3. swish2351 macrumors 6502

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    Haha are you serious? Who would do this? Just save all their numbers right now, then call them all and see which have it...
     
  4. oaktree macrumors regular

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    Wow! Just wow!
     
  5. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Why don't you phone them?

    Stock is going to be scarce so I don't think you stand a chance TBH.
     
  6. ethanlee macrumors regular

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    Or you could just call them yourself. Or save some trouble and use TalkTo.
     
  7. fark macrumors regular

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    If you play your cards right, the OP will let you buy one for him.
     
  8. morecowbell macrumors member

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    Does the apple store generally have a coffee bar or a red-bull promotion or something similar on launch day for those who camp out? When I camped out for the original Iphone, I was awake for something like 52 hours straight. When I finally got to my car I was so delirious that I wound up leaving the phone on the roof while I put my tent and bongos in the trunk, drove off, and well, I had a Motorola Star-Tak for another year.
     
  9. EvilQueen macrumors 6502

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    Bongos?

    LOL Sounds like you were in a Samsung commercial.
     
  10. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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  11. F123D macrumors 68040

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    I'll just answer your question right now. No store will have the gold 16gb 5s when you get off work.
     
  12. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Are you really asking people here to go look for inventory?

    And, even is somebody did, you know it could change RAPIDLY in minutes, right?



    NOBODY here knows:

    a) How many phones each store will have
    b) How many of each color
    c) How many of each carrier
    d) How many of each size

    and most important:

    HOW MANY OTHER FREAKIN PEOPLE WILL ALSO BE TRYING TO GET ONE!

    Why do people keep asking?
     
  13. Spacial macrumors 6502

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    This suggestion may contain too much common sense :)
     
  14. Steviejobz macrumors 68000

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    Sure dude. I'll start in Soho and work my way up to Grand Central and report back. I plan on giving a dude who is waiting near front of the line $100 to grab me a phone. So I'll be in and out and able to report.
     
  15. smizzle macrumors regular

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    Hey can someone check all the Apple and Verizon stores in the Pittsburgh area for me as well? I actually have off but I was kind of hoping to sleep in since its my vacation day. Thanks in advance!!!
     
  16. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    If you'll pay my airfare to New York, put me up in a very nice hotel, pay my place of employment off so I get a few days off, and spot me a couple hundred bucks for dining and shopping, ill do it!
     
  17. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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  18. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    Or you could come in a bit earlier, and go to one of the many stores in the area.

    IMHO I would not bother, I am just ordering online or over the phone. I can wait a week or two
     
  19. kazmac macrumors 601

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    easiest way to try - order online and wait for it to arrive

    Why not set your alarm to pre-order the Gold 16gb 5s at 3:01 a.m.?
     
  20. lienhart macrumors 6502

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    Maybe he wants it that day, instead of having to wait :D

    Personally I'm not buying online cause I'm doing a cross upgrade and I know that can get messy if you're not doing it at your carrier's store so I'm willing to try.
     
  21. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Current rumor is that Verizon iPhone 5s models will be hard to come by for quite a while, particularly if it's not Space Gray. There are allegedly a lot less CDMA stock than there is GSM/AT&T stock.

    So, unless you're waking up at 3AM eastern to order online, or equally early to wait in line in front of a store, I wouldn't count on getting a Verizon iPhone 5S on launch day, or for weeks afterward.
     
  22. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Hey buddy,

    Don't:
    Bump your threads.
    Expect others to do something for you for nothing.
    Expect others to do something for you in general.
    Start a thread telling someone you're expecting them to do something.


    Do:
    Go buy a phone yourself at a store that has stock.
    Call stores and ask about stock.
    Take time off work if it's that important to you.
    Take some personal responsibility for your own purchases and do the work yourself.


    Welcome to MacRumors.
     

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