iPhone 7 Norwich Chapelfield

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  1. Satanic Goat macrumors regular

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    Anyone else thinking of risking it and queueing?

    I've done it a few times in Norwich and it's always been fun and I've ended up with getting the phone I wanted.

    Seems like it might be a waste of time this year if rumours are to be believed though.
     
  2. Just_Joe macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I've done this a few times at Chapelfield and always managed to get the phone I wanted.

    I was going to queue up again this year, however there is apparently going to be no stock available for walk in customers. I would be gutted to queue up all night only to be disappointed and not get a phone.

    Guess it's a gamble!
     
  3. Satanic Goat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Chapelfield are definitely opening at 8am and closing at 7pm, seems strange that they would open special hours just to serve the handful of people that have managed to reserve them for in store pickup. Think I might risk it
     
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    Yeah good point! Think I might as well then. You buying outright or on contract/upgrade?
     
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    Upgrade Program, been fancying it since they announced it US last year. Slightly more expensive than through the carrier, but more convenient for me. I've had all the iPhones so I may as well commit! It will save me stumping up £900 every year midway through a 2 year contract. You?
     
  6. Just_Joe macrumors newbie

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    Yeah same, hoping to get a 128gb plus in jet black on the upgrade program. I'm hoping all this limited stock hype is just a marketing ploy to make the phones more desirable. What time do you normal join the queue?
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    *normally
     
  7. Satanic Goat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ive queued twice normally around 10. Last time was 2014. There was about 15 or so people there. In 2013, i was third in the queue at that time. I may go an hour or so earlier this year. I live in Bury, so I may finish work have a bit to eat then come over to Norwich.
     
  8. Just_Joe macrumors newbie

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    Fingers crossed that they have stock for walk ins. Will see you in the queue no doubt buddy.
     
  9. Satanic Goat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, fingers crossed mate. There is already a few queues overseas. Apple don't seem to have broken them up.
     
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    I've reserved mine, 7, Black, 128GB. Already been charged. Good luck for those hoping to just walk-in.
     
  11. Satanic Goat thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried reserving. Got in at 8:02 couldn't reserve what I wanted
     
  12. Dog182 macrumors member

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    I've spoken to two now from APPLE and they both seem to be saying there will be no stock for just walk ins
     
  13. callummiddleton83 macrumors newbie

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    I've spoken with several people frm apple and more or less been told the same. I've asked why and one apple rep told me thats it's about managing expections and not disappointing customers. She told me buy all means Q up but have a plan B ie reserve one and cancel if need be. Personally I can't see apple not having any stock for walk in customers on launch day
     
  14. Satanic Goat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Seems odd they would say "by all means queue up" if they knew they weren't getting any stock
     
  15. Dog182 macrumors member

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    I'm gutted i think they must have rubbish stock cause I pre ordered as soon as I could and still got a delivery date in October
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    Knowing what we know now. Are people going to bother queueing?/
     
  16. Satanic Goat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Looks like the rumours are true then. No Pluses available for walk ins. Was kinda looking forward to the overnight queue!
     
  17. Dog182 macrumors member

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    Yeah so was I. I guess there isn't much we can do. Doubt others stores will have them
     
  18. Satanic Goat thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just phoned the store and they confirmed it.
     
  19. Dog182 macrumors member

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    Sadly what I thought. Did you preorder at all?
    And what u think you will do now?
     
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    How did you call a store at this time..
     
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    It was 10 they were open.
    Wanted the upgrade program so couldn't pre order. Both Norwich and Cambridge never seemed to have a 256 plus in black. Probably have to keep checking...
     
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    Yeah I guess all we can defo big shame
     
  24. SD449 macrumors member

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    Anyone going to que hoping for a Plus Model? Seems pointless but I guess you have to hope...
     
  25. Satanic Goat thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was queueing at Chapelfield. 4th in the queue. Management came out and said definitely no pluses in the morning. So I've gone back home again.
     

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