Im home... empty handed!!!! UPDATE....

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  1. anim8or macrumors 65816

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    Thats me home before the store even opens!!!!

    Stood for an hour only for the store manager to come out and say they had 5 16GB iPhones and the first 5 in the queue all wanted them!

    I was in 10th place, they had 8 8GB!

    Morningside, Edinburgh, UK
     
  2. iPhoneItIn macrumors newbie

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    If wait for 4 hours and that happens I'm going postal.
     
  3. Waterpolo820 macrumors regular

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    oh man I'm sorry, that sucks :( hopefully here in California I won't have that problem..
     
  4. anim8or thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Dude that sucks! Sorry! :(

    That makes me wanna get up and go get in line NOW.
     
  6. iPhoneItIn macrumors newbie

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    I have $14 piece of crap GoPhone. I NEED a new phone this morning...not willing to camp ALL night to get one though.
     
  7. anim8or thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Who thinks i should get my ass down to one of the stores opening later today?

    There is a store in a shopping centre that is also across from a Carphone Warehouse!!!?
     
  8. yogamonkey macrumors 6502

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    I'm totally shocked they only had five 18Gb. Wow. Sorry you left without one. I guess anyone thinking 'oh I'll just wander down at lunch' is going to be sorely disappointed today.
     
  9. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    I wonder if other countries are getting iScrewed compared to US stock...
     
  10. anim8or thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, they will be!

    The fact is that i got up early, at least i thought so, and i still was just close enough to get A phone in the queue.

    13 phones in total i was in 10th place and there were 4 people behind me, the guy in last place is lucky i left now!!!

    I guess already having one stopped me getting up even earlier!

    Just wish that the online upgrading thing would work and would get me a phone in less than a month!!!

    12/13 in a high street store, thats a joke!!!!!!
     
  11. ivan123 macrumors member

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    At the launch store in auckland they had 100 16GB, at 12:01AM and 0 16GB at 5AM, I strolled in at about 10:00AM and picked up the last 8GB model left.
     
  12. hefnur macrumors newbie

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    You've got Cameron Toll (CPW and O2 - I think?), Fort Kinnard (they used to have a phone shop, not sure which one), St James Centre, the Gyle(CPW), Princes Street(CPW * 2), think there is a CPW just off London Road umm, not sure where else.

    I would maybe try the Gyle because I doubt it'll be too busy and at least if you don't manage to get one you can get coffee/breakie fairly easily.

    Good luck!
     
  13. anim8or thread starter macrumors 65816

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    100 16GB!!!!!!

    Why have the UK been so screwed?

    Is it because O2 did the worst job of selling the 1st Gen!????
     
  14. anim8or thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hey hefnur!

    I dunno, im quite down hearted now! I dont wanna wait another couple of hours only to be dissappointed again!
     
  15. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Least the manager came out and told everyone. Thats the decent thing to do rather than wait till you all get inside.
     
  16. anim8or thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, i would expect that though... not fair to let people hang on.

    At least it was only an hour of my day wasted!
     
  17. ivan123 macrumors member

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    i am talking about the first store in the world to start selling the iphone 3g
     
  18. anim8or thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Good Point!
     
  19. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Fair enough. I have a colleague who didn't get through on O2 and we had originally intended meeting at our local store near work. She showed up just after 7 and is number 34 with another 20 or so behind her.

    But no sign of the manager to tell them how many are available. I really think O2 have been bitten by their previous OTT launch that few people showed for and just aren't expecting this demand - I know the guy in that store on Tuesday when I spoke to him was sure they'd have lots left. :rolleyes:
     
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    According to a friend in line at the o2 store at the o2 arena they only have 77 units, no idea on split though
     
  22. Devil's Refugee macrumors 6502

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    UK sucks again

    That is bloody dreadful. I was going to head down to that store this morning too but I had a sleepy daydream about 6am about owning a white iPhone, and after looking at the unboxing photos of them in another thread I'm glad I stayed in bed !

    Once again, UK are screwed over by O2, not Apple. I blame O2's complete lack of competence in handling the pre-ordering, management information gathering and stock ordering from Apple.

    Why so limited numbers ? Why no White 16Gb option ?

    Pathetic :mad:
     
  23. tallyho macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. Rumour has it that the Apple stores *are* selling the white 16GB. So I'm waiting and getting one from Buchanan Street Apple Store (eventually...days?...weeks?)
     
  24. benjd macrumors newbie

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    Hahah are you serious? Some people...
     
  25. fastbite macrumors 6502a

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    But if you want to upgrade you have to do it with 02 or CPW so you are screwed (with the white one) for now.
     

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