How easy is it to walk in and buy iPhone 5

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  1. netddos macrumors regular

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    Guys how easy is it to buy iPhone 5 from Apple Store in the US?

    Can I just walk in and likely to purchase iPhone 5 or am I stretching my luck too far?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i know the carrier stores in my area have plenty. not sure about apple store
     
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  4. chester427 macrumors newbie

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    duke where are you located at? Have no luck in Pennsylvania!!!!
     
  5. thaghost macrumors 6502

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    Walked into radio shack and got one for my wife and I.
     
  6. Jnardis macrumors 6502a

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    My local apple store had stock for all providers all weekend.
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    colorado lol
     
  8. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    Depends on where you live. I can't find a Verizon Black 64GB model in the Metro Detroit Area (if anyone knows of a place, please message me!).

    Others have posted that there are stores around them with stock.
     
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    VMMan prefers VMExercise :D
     
  12. TreoRenegade, Sep 24, 2012
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    Check the home page at CultOfMac. Looks like Apple will be starting some sort of "personal walkin" at locl stores thing tonight at 10, presumably west coast time. You order via app, then walk in tomorrow and pick up. But read carefully.. I was rushed.
     
  13. richpuer macrumors 6502

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    pretty easy. i only waited 1.5 hr on launch day and strolled out with a new 5. i didnt even get there before 8am..after i got mine, the line was getting shorter...aapl store said they had plenty left for everyone.
     
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    Went to my local Apple Store shortly after opening to pick up 3 pre-orders (lightning cables and 2 6th gen iPod Nano) and they told me that they got slammed that morning with iPhone purchases. A guy came up to my salesperson and asked about a Verizon 16GB. All Verizons were out except for possibly a 64GB Black. Demand still seems to be really high.
     
  16. vbtwo31984 macrumors regular

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    5th Ave Apple store in NYC is all sold out, I asked around 8:40 this morning. They told me to come check tomorrow or Wednesday at 8:00.
     
  17. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    basically unless you are in a major city like New York, you can probably walk in and pick one up no problem.
     
  18. nolegirl01 macrumors regular

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    No luck in Tampa, FL! Apple store has no att phones left, all att stores that I called within a 20 mile radius are all sold out, including radio shack and best buy....If any one in Tampa know of a place that has them in stock please let me know!!!!! Thank you :)
     
  19. lockerc18 macrumors 6502

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    Check out the store in Grand Central. I know someone who was on line there for all of 20 minutes and got the phone he wanted, on 9/14. He goes through GC every day and there evidently hasn't been huge crowds there, not like at the store over on 5th. That one's been crazy.

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    Was in the Best Buy in Danbury CT yesterday. They said they were totally sold out, and wouldn't see any more phones for another couple of weeks.
     
  20. aria64 macrumors newbie

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    no luck!

    NO luck in Silicon Valley. I went to or called to both Apple Stores in San Jose, Los Gatos and even Palo Alto. I've had no luck all week. And for online reservations, all of our stores are unavailable for pickup. You'd expect more iPhone 5s in stock here considering Apple HQ is down the street.
     
  21. gemnilocs macrumors 6502

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    I tried today and no luck...both Apple stores and Verizon stores were out of stock. Verizon said I could order and it would ship on the 19th and a couple of Apple stores mentioned the 10p-4am ordering for store pick up. #losangeles
     
  22. KoukiFC3S macrumors 6502a

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    No luck here in Orange County, CA. Tried 2 verizon stores and 4 apple stores.

    Bought mine on craigslist.
     
  23. Sheik Yiboudi macrumors member

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    No luck in the Cincinnati/Dayton, OH area. I haven't tried the Apple store yet, but a bunch of AT&T stores and Sams Club have been all out every time I've gone.
     
  24. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    Bummer, I'm not getting mine for a few weeks so it should be better by then.
     
  25. adeedew macrumors regular

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    Beyond easy. Walked in launch day early evening to swap our my dead on arrival preorder 20 min line. Next day at another store there was a line of 10 people. Sunday at another store noticed no line all in LA area
     

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