How soon should I stand in line?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by FX4568, Oct 11, 2011.

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When?

  1. 30 minutes before

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  2. 1 hour before

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    3.7%
  3. 2 hours before

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  4. Get yo campin' gear.

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  1. FX4568 macrumors 6502

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    Okay, I live in the Westwood area, and I will go to the Verizon store...
    Anyone has a general on how many minutes/hours should I be there before it opens?
     
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Let's see; on original iPhone Launch Day "standing in line was about 6-7 hours for some people" that woke up in front of their local Apple Store after camping out ALL NIGHT, as the line wrapped around the store! Now, the police/security won't let you campout in front of the stores...:eek:
     
  3. FX4568 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But... its westwood! Darn it. to skip class.... or not to skip class................ so tempting.
     
  4. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    You stand in line as soon as you see people lining up... But by that time it would probably be too late.
     
  5. FrankieG889D macrumors member

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    I would say no later than 5am Friday morning... but that just to be safe.
     
  6. Mademan12321 macrumors 6502

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    I would start about 6 hours beforehand or sooner
     
  7. FX4568 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  8. gta50419 macrumors 6502

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    Just get there the first hour that the store open. 9am sounds good.
    It's not a redesigned iPhone 5 so there shouldn't be any more then 10-15 people in line.
     
  9. Surely Guest

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    Make sure you hit up Diddy Riese for an ice cream sandwich before you get in line.:D
     
  10. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Depending on which classes you'll be missing, (some will require a notetaker) and how many iPhone 4S' will be available, so it's a hit and miss situation...:eek:
     
  11. Markiie macrumors 6502

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    Sleep the night would be best.....
     
  12. FX4568 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have 1PM classes, and the store opens up at 8AM. So, if I line up around 6:30AM - 7:30AM would that be possible to get my stuff before 12:30pm...?

    Hahaha I should get diddy riese as my trophy.
     
  13. bushman4 macrumors 68000

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    The sooner the better. Last year Apple had reservations for the Iphone4. So basically you were guaranteed a phone as long as you had a reservation. This year its strictly pre-order or waiting on line.
     
  14. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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    Worst advice on this thread. Judging by pre-orders, this is a bigger launch than the iPhone 4. Good luck just showing up at 9.
     
  15. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    last year I got in line at 10pm and it was already quite long....just saying
     
  16. FX4568 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Grrr..... But westwood....? They are all too rich to stand in line...
    Im still so confused, anyone from actual westwood tried to stand in the iphone 4 store orders?
     
  17. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    Dude, UCLA is right there. That's a crap ton of college students that will be in line for the iPhone. What are you even thinking?
     
  18. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Wonderful! I live in a high-end area of Seattle, however, I also know there will still be lines.

    Go early!
     
  19. tguilliams macrumors member

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    Yeah man, the earlier the better. I know it's not in your area but I know of at least 5 co-workers who are getting to the Polaris Apple Store around 12:30 am or so. If not a little earlier.

    I would have been right out there with them but I got the sense to pre-order and not have to deal with the mess. I've already done a Verizon iPhone 4 line and the iPad 2 line this year, I'm good for the year.
     
  20. FX4568 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So wake up at 5:15 AM and walk to verizon all the way from my dorm................. Anyone else in westwood is coming to the store?
     
  21. isoft7 macrumors 6502a

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    If you're not already in line you're not going to get a phone. :(
     
  22. FX4568 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But... its only 1:30 pm........... I should go visit the store later tonight to see how many people there are
     
  23. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    Worrying about things like this are why I pre-ordered my phone!
     
  24. isoft7 macrumors 6502a

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    :D

    Seriously, I think if you show up around 5am or so you'll be fine.

    I get the vibe that the stores will be well stocked this time around, and that most of those who wanted the upgrade have already ordered online.

    The only exception is with Sprint, they will gain a lot of new customers tomorrow, if you want to pick one up at a Sprint store, I think you'd be out of luck no matter what you do.
     

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