Is lining up at 8pm on Thursday night too late?

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  1. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    Minneapolis area - we have 5 apple stores. I want to line up around 8pm Thursday night to get an iPhone X. Is that a reasonable time to secure a phone?
     
  2. DaveOP macrumors 65816

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    Drive by and see if anyone is there. Once you see a few people, that's when it's time.
     
  3. The Tos macrumors 6502a

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    Check with the store management to verify they are allowing overnight waiting.
     
  4. Jayjew macrumors 6502

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    Any updates? I'm thinking of going to the uptown location unless there's a better one?
     
  5. MultiMediaWill thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Around what time were you thinking? We have 5 stores around so I'm hoping it's not too bad.
     
  6. Jayjew macrumors 6502

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    Like 5-6? Am.

    This will be my first time so I honestly have no idea. It's also cold here, so I think that helps us.
     
  7. JOHNGAETANO macrumors 6502

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    I am going at 5am, and hope things work out for me. It always comes down to the stock. For every 1 person in line, assume they are buying two phones. Nobody buys just one (Ebay). I assume each store will get 200 phones of each carrier.
     
  8. ichii macrumors 6502a

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    Back when I was a youngin I waited in line around 11-12pm the store opened up at 8am. I don’t know if they even did preorder at the time.
     
  9. Renho macrumors 68000

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    yup, drive by. that's what i did last year and i was second in line. As soon as i saw that first chair around 6pm i put mine out there...
     
  10. jfreak623 macrumors 6502

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    this reminded me when the iPhone 4 launched, the apple store in louisville was not allowing people to line up overnight and we hid in the bushes at the mall and as soon as we saw them forming lines again we ran like hell lol
     
  11. Renho macrumors 68000

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    bahahaha are you serious? Oh man the things we do for little devices...hahah
     
  12. Jayjew macrumors 6502

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    Dude, I have to wait overnight? I'm bringing weed...
     
  13. billycuth macrumors 6502a

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    I got in line at 3 AM in 2012 and was like 12th in line. So I think 8 PM will be fine, lol.
     
  14. Jayjew macrumors 6502

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    So.... if I do 3am....
    --- Post Merged, Nov 2, 2017 ---
    Are we all from Minneapolis?
     
  15. MultiMediaWill thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I will be at uptown tonight. I can post an update here when I get in line
     
  16. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    If I was gonna lineup for one at an Apple Store, that’s about the time I would show up. 5 AM is way too late.
     
  17. Jayjew macrumors 6502

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    Would you hold a spot? Text me. I'll send my number.

    I'll play it off like we're besties or something hahaha
     
  18. MultiMediaWill thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I will not hold a spot (already coming with a couple friends), but I will update you on the line when I get there.
     
  19. Jayjew macrumors 6502

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    What time are you thinking you'll be there?
     
  20. MarcMller macrumors regular

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    same;).


    i plan on lining up around 11-12pm tonight. idc.. im hoping it takes long to get it so i can skip work the next day.. my work already said if its getting late and im still waiting to go in i can not come in.
     
  21. MultiMediaWill thread starter macrumors 68000

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    by 8 or 9pm
     
  22. Jayjew macrumors 6502

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    lol I work at 9am...
     
  23. MultiMediaWill thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I took off work tomorrow. Just go in a little late. They open at 8am anyways.
     
  24. Jayjew macrumors 6502

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    I know. But I figured I could buy it outright and walk out and go to work.
     

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