For those who stood in line... how fast does it move?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by terzinator, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. terzinator macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2011
    Not sure why I'm posting this, but just curious how long it would take a line of 100 people to get through the store and out with their phones? Is it, what, like 5 minutes per transaction? (Yeah, I know multiple people are helped at once...)

    So, maybe the question is, how fast does that line move?

    Just curious, is all.
  2. richpuer macrumors 6502

    Nov 15, 2010
    well, when the store is closed, the line doesnt move at all. the worst kind of lines because u stand there knowing it wont move. but once the store opens, its quick. best to just wait for the store to open and then get in line so you dont have to sit there just standing around doing nothing
  3. terzinator thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2011
    GET. OUT. :p
  4. carelesswhisper macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2011
    When I was in line there were only about 20 of us. I was number 10 and once the doors opened, they took in 10 at time. I got in line around 0640 and once they let us in, it took about 25-30 minutes to get my phone. I had no idea it would take that long just to purchas a phone, but the sales reps push a lot of crap on you, which takes more time. Plus their machine to transfer contacts wasn't working.
  5. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    I got to my mall at 745. I was probably 100 or so in line was out by 10. They have 1 line outside. send in 10-15 at a time. then there were 2 lines inside. the last line seemed to move the slowest because the apple sales people were taking their sweet time grabbing new people out of line. showing people macs or just talking to other employees instead of picking up the pace.
  6. jaseone macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2004
    Houston, USA
    I lined up around 8:30 and it only took me about 5 min to be in the store.
  7. Topher227 macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    I arrived at the Westfarms store at midnight and was 49th in line.

    They opened the store around 7:55 and I was in no later than 8:20.
  8. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    number of variables you can plug in to your Cray Computer

    type of store
    how many carriers that store supports
    response from carriers - which will move up and down all day
    capability of the reps
    complexity of each persons transaction
    how many accessories they buy
    insurance, etc
    number of reps working
    phone availability

  9. terzinator thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2011
    yah, don't need a formula... just lookin for anecdotes
  10. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    Sure, one guy just walked in and got a phone.
    Another waited 2 hours.
  11. bayourock macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Apple Store in NOLA... Got there for 10am.... Was about 60-70 ppl behind....

    Took about 3 hours...

    Not too bad, I had a few podcast I needed to catch up on anyway....
  12. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Took me 3.5 hours to get my phone this morning.
  13. Cowboy1629 macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2012
    In & out in 15 minutes. Got to the store about an hour before it opened and I was second in line.

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