iPhone X - Christiana Mall - DE

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  1. Jeremyf21 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, just wanted to see if anyone has had any experience with the Christiana Mall Apple store on launch day. Not sure where to line up or how crowded it will be.
     
  2. SHKLMRE macrumors 6502

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    I’ve done reserve to pick up for this store on launch day for the 6S... you enter by the entrance closest to the Apple store. This entrance is right next to the urban outfitters. Which is nice because it’s literally a 35 second walk to the Apple store once you enter the doors. They usually have guards and start the line as soon as you enter through the doors.

    Since it’s a mall store they don’t let you in early, maybe 5:30am at the earliest. Also, since DE is tax free, this store sells some of the most iPhones of all Apple stores... so it might be a bit crazy.
     
  3. Jeremyf21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Are you going to be there this time around? Also what is the best time to arrive to ensure a successful outcome?
     
  4. SHKLMRE macrumors 6502

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    Yes! I reserved for in store pick up this time... so I’ll be in and out hopefully.

    If you’re a walk in customer, the earlier the better! I can’t say a specific time, but since the entrance is right by the Apple store, I would suggest lining up early... grab a nice close parking spot and be warm for the cold weather and you should be fine.

    Years ago I would camp out at various outdoor stores... I would do 24-48 hours of camping, so I can’t really say what’s early enough since I was always super early hahaha
     
  5. Jeremyf21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cool! Thanks for the info. I’ll probably drive by a few times and check the crowd status.
     
  6. SHKLMRE macrumors 6502

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    No problem! Definitely keep an eye out. And good luck!!
     
  7. Jeremyf21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I just talked with a Specialist from the Christiana Mall Store. And she said there will not be any iPhone X’s available for “walk-in” customers tomorrow. And also said that the best option is to purchase it online. I’m getting conflicting stories from them. I talked to two people yesterday they they said there will be a very limited number of iPhones available for “walk-in” customers. I want to get a straight answer.
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    Apparently the person I spoke to was misinformed about tomorrow and the iPhone X. I did a live chat with Apple and called the store again and both people said they there would be iPhones available for walk-in customers tomorrow.
     
  8. SHKLMRE macrumors 6502

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    So I do know that because this store is tax free, it might be a bit tricky. When the 6S launched, Apple didn’t offer walk in stock to the tax free stores. This could be a thing this time around, however I have not heard that I isn’t!!! So I don’t see why they wouldn’t have stock. Did you check with the store manager?
     
  9. Jeremyf21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, thanks. That’s my next move, I’ll check with the manager.
     
  10. SHKLMRE macrumors 6502

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    Yes! They will know best haha. Sometimes the specialist don’t know much at all about it either.
     
  11. Jeremyf21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sweet! I’m hoping I’ll be able to get my hands on one! I’ll probably stop by or give them a call here shortly.
     
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    Just confirmed at the Apple Store (I physically went there) there will not be any iPhones available tomorrow 11/3 for walk-in customers. Only for the people that preordered. Just wanted to give an update.
     
  13. SHKLMRE macrumors 6502

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    aww damn, i'm sorry. what's your backup plan?
     
  14. Jeremyf21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No problem. I’m not sure at this point. They recommended trying to reserve online and pickup in store starting Saturday. But said the availability is very limited.
     
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    I just called and they said they will have stock for walk in sales. Seems like they’re playing games or no one knows what the heck is going on. I specifically said I did not pre order so I would be coming in to purchase. She said they open at 8 but get there early and I should be good.
     
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    Well when I talked to a few folks at the store one of them said that management confirmed that only preorders are being fulfilled tomorrow. So I’m just going by what they said.
     
  17. Mcontrady macrumors newbie

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    Yeah. Dunno. I’ll probably line up and see what they say in the AM.
     
  18. SHKLMRE macrumors 6502

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    This is so conflicting. What time do you plan on arriving at the store?
     
  19. Mcontrady macrumors newbie

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    5 maybe? My wife wants to come because I think she’s on this kick to do things that I like to do, so it’s dependent on whether I need to drag her ass out of bed or not. This part may cause an unforeseen delay.
     
  20. SHKLMRE macrumors 6502

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    Haha I’m aiming for 5 too! Did you reserve for pickup?
     
  21. Jeremyf21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I’ll probably be there around 5 as well!
     
  22. SHKLMRE macrumors 6502

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    Great!! I’ll see ya then. I’m so excited I’m probably not gonna hey any sleep tonight.
     
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    I’m one of the lucky ones that got a pre order for store pickup. Based on how many people from a ways away that come to this store, I wouldn’t be wrong to think that people are camping outside the mall enterence where they normally would line up. Usually almost 100% people bussed in from NYC looking to send phones back to Asia. I’ll definitely take some photos if there’s a line in the morning to see how close I was too correct unfortunately.
     
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    Yeah I can only imagine. Last time I came to this store was for the 6S, but Apple clearly stated there wouldn’t be any walk ins available for tax free states
     
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    Let me know when one of you get to
    The store! I’m currently trying to crawl out of bed lol
     

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