iPad 2 Launch - Apple Store Bullring Birmingham

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  1. Uzzyy macrumors newbie

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    Hey, I Was Thinking Of Going Down To Queue Up On Friday 25th

    Not Sure What Time I Would Start So Thought Id Ask What Time Others Are Thinking Of Queue'ing Up!

    But Yeh Sure If Anyone Else From Birmingham Is Thinking Of Heading Down .. Give Me A Shout !
     
  2. DyManic macrumors member

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    Really not sure what to do.

    Last year for iPad 1 I just went to my local PC World at about 11am on launch day - walked straight in with no queues and purchased one.

    Somehow dont think it will be that easy this year.

    So undecided on whether to head to the Bulllring or PC World (M6 junction 9) after lunch if its a 5pm launch.
     
  3. Uzzyy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I dont think it would be a 5PM launch in the UK because Apple Store are not taking any genius reservations for the whole day
     
  4. DyManic macrumors member

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  5. uzit macrumors regular

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    Its been confirmed now that stores will open at 5pm. Anyone queuing?
     
  6. DyManic macrumors member

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    Think I am going to order online then try my luck at PC World at about 3pm as I live closer to there. If I get one from PC World will cancel or sell on my online order.
     
  7. randystand macrumors 6502

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    I want to queue...depends if i have someone to come with me. I am supposed to have University in the afternoon but planning on attending lecture in morning, then coming away at lunch time so i miss the practical session which is something minor this week. If that's the case then i'd probably be at the store at 1pm ish. If no one wants to come with me, then i'll just order online.
     
  8. Uzzyy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Same Kind Of Situation With Me Aswell RandyStand Mate, What Time Do You Think People Will Start To Queue?
     
  9. uzit macrumors regular

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    I personally will head there at 12/1pm. iPhone loaded with Podcasts! :p Anyone want to be line buddies so if anyone want to visit the que we can hold each others place?
     
  10. Frankydan100 macrumors regular

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    Im just ordering online, dont mind waiting bit longer and I hate queuing....
     
  11. Uzzyy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeh Sure, I'll Be Line Buddies If I Go Down It Will Prob Be Before 12

    Which iPad You Going To Buy Mate?
     
  12. randystand macrumors 6502

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    I'm thinking i'll be there 12;30/1pm. Hopefully. Is that early enough?
     
  13. Uzzyy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm Im Not Sure, This Will Be My First Time Queue'ing
     
  14. randystand macrumors 6502

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    Same here. Sureley like 4 hours in advance is enough.
     
  15. Uzzyy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I Have A Feeling People Will Start To Queue As Soon As Bullring Opens LOL
     
  16. randystand macrumors 6502

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    Nah demand ent gonna be that high i don't think.
     
  17. uzit macrumors regular

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    I will be getting the 16gb wifi black. I maybe going early to city centre at around 9/10 as I need to do something beforehand, soo I be the first bunch there...hopefully. :p
     
  18. doubtofalex macrumors member

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    Hey guys, whos going to be turning up there now? I think im gonna be going there now, would rather rely on Apple than my local Vodafone!

    PM me if youre going!
     
  19. Silentbubb macrumors newbie

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    Generally a lurker on this forum but I thought I'd register and say that I'll be going to the Bull Ring on Friday.

    Thinking about getting there about 10am so it would be great to have line buddy, as seven hours is going to be a loooooong wait!
     
  20. randystand macrumors 6502

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    I'll be there, around 12:30-1pm depending on getting away from Uni quickly. 4 hours before is surely enough. If not, then that is ridicolous.
     
  21. Silentbubb macrumors newbie

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    After the buzz coming from America of shortages and long lines, i'm wondering if this might persuade more people to turn up early.

    This is the first time I've queued for a launch so I've really got no idea what to expect.
     
  22. alexmace macrumors newbie

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    I was working on the assumption that it'd be going on sale at 9am, so I'm actually staying the night before in Birmingham anyway, so I'll probably be hanging around in the general area from fairly early on.

    I think I'm going to bring a fold out chair, a book and some food to keep myself occupied during the inevitable long wait. Line buddies appreciated; although my wife is joining me at some point, although not until some point in the afternoon because she is sane.
     
  23. KaPOWitsCHRIS, Mar 23, 2011
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    Same here.

    Anyways, I should be there about 1:30 - 2PM if anyone wants to queue with me then feel free.
     
  24. beng10 macrumors newbie

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    Long way away (but the same goal)

    Probably a bit too far to travel ;), but the Sydney queue started yesterday. Same as you guys - confirmed 5pm launch.

    If you fancy keeping us entertained through the night we're on Twitter at @iPad2onday1 or https://www.facebook.com/iPad2.sydney
     
  25. Silentbubb macrumors newbie

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    Fold out chair, good book and some food sounds like a great plan.

    Think i'm sorted to get there about 10am.

    You can't miss me big guy with a big beard!
     

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