Midnight launch for 24hour Walmart?

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  1. wesk702 macrumors 68000

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    I was able to snag an iPad 3 on launch day 00:00. Does anybody know if they will start selling the iPhones at midnight too?
     
  2. LyndaP macrumors member

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    I have the same question - midnight in what time zone?
     
  3. carelesswhisper macrumors member

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    If this is true then Walmart is where I'll be on Thursday!
     
  5. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    I bet you who will know the answer....maybe WALMART! Call and ask them :rolleyes:
     
  6. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

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    Idk if they're gonna have a midnight launch, but I know that they're selling the 5C for $79 and the 5S for $189 :D with 2-yr contract of coarse.
     
  7. ewils19 macrumors 6502

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    Come on that's way too much effort!!! :rolleyes:
     
  8. carelesswhisper macrumors member

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    If you've seen my other posts (and others' posts as well), which obviously you have not, you'd know that calling hasn't led to much information since no one seems to know.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    If it was such common knowledge that nobody knows then why start another thread?

    No I didn't read any of your posts on other threads. Do you read all the posts by the people you quote?

    It took me 2 min to find out if my local Walmart will be open at midnight for the iPhone launch.
     
  10. carelesswhisper macrumors member

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    Congrats.
     
  11. TAI182 macrumors regular

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    I just called my Walmart. The guy said that they won't be able to begin selling until 8:00 AM because the carriers will be unavailable to activate the phones at midnight.
     
  12. rman726 macrumors 6502

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    Do they ever sell iPhone's for the off-contract price?
     
  13. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    This.

    8 a.m.

    No sooner.
     
  14. silver8ack macrumors regular

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    I called my local walmart and they said 9am. I think they're a bit slow.
     
  15. arom macrumors 6502

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    Just called my local 24hr Walmart. Electronics dude confirmed they will sell them tomorrow starting at 9:00AM, no sooner....
     
  16. DollaTwentyFive macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think they are physically allowed to leave a retailer prior to 8am local time. This is to keep it fair for all retailers.
     
  17. silver8ack macrumors regular

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    I'm thinking of driving over to walmart to see if they'll screw up and give me one early.
     
  18. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    I talked to them last week. The guy told me it's not about what they're "allowed" to do, it's that the mobile center doesn't open until 0800 and Walmart is not doing anything special to pay people to be there any earlier; they probably haven't even thought about it. Those are simply Walmart employees, not AT&T or Verizon (etc.) employees.
     
  19. Trauma1 macrumors 6502a

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    But not every Wal-Mart has a specifically designated Mobile Center. There are some that simply sell them in the regular electronics department that you can freely walk up to at any time of day.

    Also:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=17947905&postcount=11
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=17948005&postcount=20
     
  20. doug in albq Suspended

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    This is quite possible at Walmart.
     
  21. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    But are they getting silver?
     
  22. TAI182 macrumors regular

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    I called my local Walmart earlier this afternoon. The lady told me their entire shipment was only 3 space gray phones.
     
  23. Epic Xbox Revie macrumors 6502a

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    but when are they on sale?!
     
  24. TAI182 macrumors regular

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    I was told 8 AM.
     

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