MetroCentre Store opens Saturday!

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  1. leon44 macrumors 6502

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    :D
    Just got the email, 10am Saturday morning! 1500 free tshirts!
    Anyone else gonna be there?
    (It's the largest shopping centre in Europe, in Gateshead, UK)
     
  2. bigchrisfgb macrumors 65816

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    I'm at work but even if I wasn't I wouldn't go there. I prefer to go to Newcastle for my shopping so all of my Apple store purchases are from the one in Eldon Square. I hate the Metrocentre, it's the reason why Gateshead town centre isn't as good as it could be or ever will be, and it's the reason why Newcastle doesn't figure so highly anymore for retail sales thus bring a higher end of retail to the area despite the Metrocentre only being about 2 miles away.
     
  3. leon44 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Newcastle vs. Metro Centre, I reckon it's six and two threes, Newcastle has more shops but metro centre's got free parking and it doesn't matter if it rains, at least theres more choice, I've never been to Gateshead town centre like, that's probably why lol
     
  4. bigchrisfgb macrumors 65816

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    Newcastle is easier for most people to get too, infact for myself I have to travel through Newcastle in order to get to the Metrocentre. I think the free parking is the only thing the Metrocentre really has going for it, most of the big name retailers are in Eldon Square in Newcastle so it doesn't matter if it snows, rains etc.

    At the end of the day though I think it's positive news for us having 2 Apple stores within 2-3 miles. Cities like Edinburgh and Leeds still don't even have one store.
     
  5. ConnorTurnbull macrumors 6502

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    I am. Very excited but I live equal distances away from Newcastle and Gateshead so neither is nearer.
     
  6. mattyb94 macrumors newbie

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    I'll be there. I'm the same as ConnorJack, live the same distance from both. I just go to where we fancy really.
     
  7. leon44 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Must be nice, I live north of Morpeth, so really I'm nearer Eldon Square, but MetroCentre is easier to get to (straight down the A1 :D), what time u thinking of getting there?
     
  8. mattyb94 macrumors newbie

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    I don't know yet, i got to the Eldon Square one at 8 and was pretty close to the front and was the first from South Shields :) might get there for half 8/9 saying as it's opening an hour later than Eldon Square. You?
     
  9. leon44 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was thinking 8ish too, but then again the MetroCentre doesn't open till 9 on a Saturday (which is probably why the opening is at 10), unless that's just when the shops open cos I don't wanna que in the cold outside the Red doors lol
     
  10. mattyb94 macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, as long as I'm in the first 1500 to get a T-Shirt then I'm not too bothered where I am :)
     
  11. ConnorTurnbull macrumors 6502

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    MetroCentre opens at 9 so probably not much point going before then.
     
  12. leon44 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what you want us to do ;)
     
  13. mattyb94 macrumors newbie

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    Haha, could be on to something here. He said on Twitter last night that he's queueing from 6/7 :p
     
  14. ConnorTurnbull macrumors 6502

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    Haha, you saw through my plan! :p

    But in all seriousness, I will be queuing a good few hours before opening :D Doubt i'll be first though.
     
  15. mattyb94 macrumors newbie

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    I think you stand a very good chance if you do, as I say I got to Eldon Square an hour before opening and I was first from South Shields(Got mr in the Gazette) and was in the first 50 ish. Save me a space up front ;P
     
  16. ConnorTurnbull macrumors 6502

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    Less than 8 hours to go, guess I'll see you all there!
     

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