Have the lines started?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by LadyHoneyBabe, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. LadyHoneyBabe macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2010
    People are starting to line up at the Apple stores. I wonder if the lines will be long by tonight.

  2. below sea level macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2009
    I'm wondering why people still feel the need to line up when they can have the thing delivered to their home on the release date.
  3. GeekLawyer macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2007
    The post is coming from inside the house!
    Perhaps these are people who missed the pre-order or in-store reservation cut-off date?
  4. Maximillian macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2008
    Some people didn't have the cash on hand to buy one when pre-orders started. So they reserved and are going to pay when they pick 'em up.
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Some people get off on the whole being first in the line etc. They will get there goodie bags and a photo with the press.
  6. gwynne macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2010
    We're getting a lot of mixed messages about whether we'll really be seeing Saturday delivery, so at this point I'm kind of wishing I'd reserved in-store.

    (Granted, the mixed messages are the result of hundreds of people calling 1-800 numbers for Apple and UPS, terrorizing the CSRs, and then being surprised when they get a lot of different answers--but we still don't know so it's nerve-wracking.)
  7. bigm978 macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    At the past two iPhone launches in our mall, Apple has bought Cinnabon cinnamon rolls for everyone in line.
  8. LadyHoneyBabe thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2010
  9. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68020

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    I'll be working by the time the delivery man comes by my house. Would rather pick it up tomorrow morning and have it to mess with while stuck at work tomorrow afternoon. :D
  10. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2005
    I'd rather get up early and wait in a quick reservation line instead of wait around all day reading iPad news online and wondering when the UPS guy will show up.
  11. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City
    For the same reasons I goto live sporting events, or a bar to watch a game vs sitting at home? I'm not a hermit, I enjoy interacting with people, I do things for the experience. Standing in line at a launch event for something your interested in can actually find yourself talking to a live person and learn things you would never find out sitting at home waiting for a UPS truck.

    The iPhone 3G line ended up giving me a new customer for my business, which has actually led to some decent sales. Sitting at home would have never done this. I made a new friend, a new customer and earned some $$ from his business in the process.

    It's not about "i love waiting for hours in a line" it's about the experience of interacting with people and being at the event.

    Not directed at you, but this type of thinking in general terms, is exactly why people don't' get Apple's products, it's about the experience not about every technical detail from how many USB ports, cameras, gigs of memory, GHz the CPU has etc...

    Think Different :apple:
  12. 3N16MA macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2009
    Don't be like Phil and have your wife line up for you.

  13. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

    Sleazy E

    Nov 24, 2009
  14. 3N16MA macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2009
    Actually you will find many of the people that line up for events like this (PS3, Wii, XBOX 360, iPhone) are hermits and only come out of their caves for a launch.
  15. ngenerator macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
    None here in one of the two Apple stores Milwaukee. It's nice working in the mall area, that way I can keep an eye on if a line starts up ;)
  16. phpmaven macrumors 68040


    Jun 12, 2009
    San Clemente, CA USA
    Are you serious? People are actually lining up already? Wow, I am excited to get mine from UPS tomorrow, but line up the day before, you really have to be over the top for that ;)
  17. rkdiddy macrumors 65816


    Mar 19, 2008
    OC Baby!
    That episode was classic. Definitely one of the best new shows on TV.
  18. LadyHoneyBabe thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2010
    yes, heard it on the news already.
  19. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2008
    Las Vegas
    Phil <3 <3 <3

    My question is this:

    Is lining up really necessary?

    When I got my 3GS I waited a few days and then just went into the store.

    Can I do that, or are you guys thinking there will be shortages?

    Since this thing will merely be to replace my iPhone will surfing on the sofa I think I can handle waiting a few more days. I don't need to have it on Saturday.
  20. msduncan macrumors 6502

    Jan 27, 2010
    Current preorders ship April 12th. So there will probably be shortages for the next week or two.
  21. Nebrie macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2002
  22. alia macrumors 6502a


    Apr 2, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    If Phil had just RESERVED one, then his wife could have overlsept until 10 AM, and it wouldn't have mattered. :p It was kind of a ridiculous plot hole to have him that obsessed over it and not to have reserved one for pick up. Thus are sitcoms however.
  23. jreuschl macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2008

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