How far will you go to get an iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hatcher146, Jun 4, 2007.

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How far will you go to get an iPhone?

  1. camp out a week before?

    1 vote(s)
    2.6%
  2. camp out a couple days before?

    1 vote(s)
    2.6%
  3. camp out the night before?

    17 vote(s)
    43.6%
  4. get there on the 29th and pray they still have some?

    20 vote(s)
    51.3%
  5. Order online

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. hatcher146 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    im just curious to see how far people will go to get an iPhone

    will you camp out for a week?

    camp out a couple days before?

    get there a day before, june 28?

    go to the store on june 29th(and pray they still have some)?

    or order online?(sorry didnt add that to the polls)

    also, how many units do you think each cingular/apple store will get?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    #2
    Personally I was planning on ordering one online with my HE Discount. I certainly wouldn't camp out.
     
  3. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    #3
    i wouldn't count on there being an education discount. but like you, i was going to order one online.
     
  4. JNB macrumors 604

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    I was thinking of a different "how far." God, I'm sick. Been hanging around MR too long...
     
  5. marksman macrumors 603

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    If I can pre-order online I will certainly do that. Even if it meant waiting an extra day or two to get one, it is a sure thing versus taking your chances getting lucky at a store.

    I hope that they do have online pre-orders. As that is the route I would prefer to go.
     
  6. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    I'm camping out as of right now...nothing but old Doris Day movies, John Waters films and old Wonder Woman reruns on the TV and Wayne Newton, Boy George and Bette Midler on the stereo until I have an iPhone. :p
     
  7. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    #7
    I am going to head to the store an hour or 2 before they open, nothing more. I am also not going to drive any crazy distances to get it.
     
  8. iMichael72 macrumors regular

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    #8
    No camping out for me. I might take off that day, but otherwise I'll just go after work.

    If I get one the same day, great. If not, I'll be bummed, but I'll be OK!
     
  9. Eric1285 macrumors 6502

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    I'll probably head over to the AT&T store right after work on the 28th and camp out all night. I don't think I'll even keep it for myself, but I do want to buy one and play with it and perhaps write up a review for my blog.
     
  10. brandon6684 Guest

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    I won't be back in the states until August, hopefully there will be ample supplies by then, though I'm still trying to get a Wii.
     
  11. kymac macrumors 6502a

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    #11
    ..wait.. you can't find wii's? im pretty sure that there are ample supplies of those everywhere..
     
  12. brandon6684 Guest

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    No one is selling them online yet, at least are regular price unbundled and there are none near where my wife lives, or at least they don't stay on the shelves long
     
  13. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a

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    #13
    I live right down the street from cingular. I will keep a eye out all week as soon as the first guy appears the show is on I'll be there with my lounge chair and my retro rainbow Apple shirt, 2 days or 7, I don't care. Plus my previous 2 year commitment just expired 2 months ago. As well as my half of our tax return has been set aside for this baby.
     
  14. Eric1285 macrumors 6502

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    I think getting there at 8 or so the night before will be plenty. That was the deal for PS3/Wii (assuming that they're not doing midnight launch...if that's the case, then people will probably have to leave work early that day or skip it alltogether if they want a shot at getting one). Remember, rumor has it that Apple is only going to be shipping about a quarter million of these at launch. Compare that to the Wii which shipped something more like half a million units, yet was (and still is!) impossible to find. Worse comes to worse, if you really want one, you can pay someone $3k+ for one on eBay or try one of those free iphone deals.
     
  15. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Im getting one inside the mall... you cant camp out the mall ;) Plus a friend of mine knows the manager :D
     
  16. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    #16
    Since a new contract is required...this eliminates alot of ebayers. Camping out may not be necessary.

    I don't think I will camp, but may take a day off of work.

    If there are online pre orders (fingers crossed), I will do that for sure...waiting a few days for it to ship won't bother me too much.
     
  17. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    #17
    I think I am 3 miles from a Cingular so I'm guessing no more than that?

    Actually I have no desire to get one.
     
  18. Eric1285 macrumors 6502

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    That's not going to stop the eBay people. Early termination fee is like $200-250. The iPhone will be easily going for $1500+ on eBay, if not up to $3000.
     
  19. Gonzlobo Suspended

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    #19
    I'll click "add to cart" and get it when I get it.
     

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