Emergency how to get iphone on friday?

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  1. mistax macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2009
    need to pickup a 32gb iphone for my mom now since she wants one @@. I have an apple store by me and i was thinking if i get in line @ 1am i should be fine. anyone have a better recommendation of where to go to avoid supppppperrrlong waits.
  2. GFLovesMy9Inchr macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2012
    I'll sell you an unlocked 32gig for $1200.

    PM me if you'd like it. I'll overnight it to you and you will have it a day early as well. This was my "test" phone given to me two weeks ago. It's like new, and the final production. Comes with all packaging.
  3. chrise2 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2012
    Kill someone leaving the Apple store. If murder isn't your thing, get in line now.
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    There's no super secret way of getting the iPhone friday. You're stuck doing what millions of others will be doing waiting in line. You can check stores a little more off the beaten path like radio shack, walmart and best buy but many people are probably already doing that as well.
  5. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
  6. leenak macrumors 68020

    Mar 10, 2011
    Tell your mom that her iphone will come in a couple weeks and order it from Apple.com.
  7. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
  8. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
  9. Sebrina macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2012
    LOL, millions... thousands mayyyybe. Even that might be a high number last year when the 4S came out I was on Verizon walked to my store at 7am thinking I'd better get there an hour early ended up spending a 1/2 hour in my car until person number 2 finally showed up.
  10. CallOfDuty macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2012
    Sounds like your mom is either a bigger apple fan than you or you're just overreacting to her commands (No offense!).

    Almost every single AT&T/Verizon/Sprint and Apple stores will have super long queues. Even suburb stores will have lines too. And don't forget the campers! There are always hardcore campers who camp days before. Yes, days before.

    But if you can camp at 1am, there is a good chance you will always be the first few.

    OR Ask her to keep the fangirl in her for a few days!
  11. UnseenLlama macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2007
    Indianapolis, IN
  12. applefan022 macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2010
    Little Rock, AR
    Obama just declared a state of emergency just now.
  13. lcs101 macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2010
    That's just inconceivable.
  14. bsmith4832 macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2010
    North East, USA
    This really made my LOL!!

    Also, agreed. Get in line now and you'll (more than likely) get one. However, I'd tell my Mom she has to wait in line with me - what the hell do I look like? ;)
  15. kds786 macrumors regular


    Jun 25, 2010
    Go to an obscure small-town Wal-Mart if you are close to one. I did that for the 4 and was the only person in line for HOURS. I got there at 3 or 4 am and the next person in line didn't show up until about 6 or 7 am, and then the line started forming. They only usually carry 2 per store so get there early just in case, but I found out that I could have shown up at 5 am and still been ok. But I did call the store ahead of time and ask did they have any iPhones, how many, and did they expect a long line. They answered easliy, yes, 2, and probably not.
  16. Inf4life macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Need iPhone 5 on Friday = emergency.

    1st world problems
  17. magpie maniac macrumors 6502

    magpie maniac

    Aug 24, 2007
    This is the first time I've ever seen "obscure" and "Wal-Mart" in the same sentence.
  18. Jnava420 macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2011
    Lincoln, NE
    That crazy?!?!

    Is it really gonna get that crazy over the weekend? I mean the last product I can remember being hard to get was the IPad 2 (was first at best buy ha!) it took about a month I think to see good in store stock. I understand the preorders sold out fast but past iPhones have been very well stocked especially at apple stores.

    Does anyone really think that they will be so sold out that someone who didn't preorder can't get one by the weekend with a little work (calling around) they might have to settle on a color/capacity so I get why they wouldn't want to buy one but the point being the store has iPhone 5 for sale, I feel like stores will have some kind in.
  19. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    With the word "emergency" in the title this does not deserve a response.

    And, even so, the question has been asked and answered in a few dozen new message threads in the past two days. Can you not read one of those?
  20. DMHmac macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2012
    If it's an emergency then quickly go out now and get a 4s, they have them in stock and you won't have to wait.
  21. orangecrushv macrumors regular


    Jun 30, 2010
    I think you can call 911 for an emergency, see what they recommend...
  22. upmygreen macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2012
    It is an emergency that you absolutely need that iphone 5 on friday for mommy dearest? Are you picking up the dry cleaning afterwards? I strongly suggest avoiding wire hangers.
  23. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2011
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