New Apple Store in PA anyone Going??

MattyMac

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Im planning on going to the new apple store in Ardmore PA. Anyone else, or anyone who has been to a grand opening. What is a good time to get there if it starts at 10am...I want a free shirt!!!!!!
 

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count chocula said:
where is ardmore? i'm in harrisburg, is it anywhere near me?
This is my question as well- I would love an Apple Store a little bit closer to my house than the one at King of Prussia Mall. :)
 

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Actually I think it is about 10 minutes from King of Prussia mall. I live in nj and I dont mind driving to King of Prussia...dont complain:D
 

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count chocula said:
where is ardmore? i'm in harrisburg, is it anywhere near me?
Outside of Philly...near Haverford College. About ten miles further from you than King of Prussia is.
 

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MattyMac said:
Actually I think it is about 10 minutes from King of Prussia mall. I live in nj and I dont mind driving to King of Prussia...dont complain:D
I guess that I should not complain- but I do have to drive ~1.5 hours to get there and another 1.5 hours to get back. :eek: :cool:
 

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katie ta achoo said:
MattyMac, I showed up for my openings around 6 AM, and I wasn't even first in line! :D

Good luck :)
Im not trying to be the first in line. Just be number 800 in line? Do you think an hour early is safe??
 

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You should be able to ride an Amtrak train directly from Lancaster, since the store seems to be just north of the tracks. Since there is a SEPTA regional train there, it should be an easy ride for people from Philly and Micro Center in Radnor is pretty much right on the way, too. It was just off U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue) and the new Apple store is probably another 15 minutes west on the SEPTA train.

It's certainly cheaper than putting a store in the Philadelphia city limits.
 

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dmw007 said:
Yes, it is......but I want an Apple Store outside or within the
Harrisburg/Lancaster/Lebanon city limits. :eek: :)
Sure, once the area has an upscale mall. Where is the closest Macy's, Bloomingdales, Brooks Brothers, Gap?

Of course, Lancaster County has the greatest concentration of outlets, so when Apple starts selling for less...
 

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bousozoku said:
Sure, once the area has an upscale mall. Where is the closest Macy's, Bloomingdales, Brooks Brothers, Gap?

Of course, Lancaster County has the greatest concentration of outlets, so when Apple starts selling for less...
HAHAH yes an apple outlet would be sweet...my family is always in the Lancaster area for those outlets...especially the ones in Reading.
 

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bousozoku said:
Sure, once the area has an upscale mall. Where is the closest Macy's, Bloomingdales, Brooks Brothers, Gap?
Okay, rub it in... ;) :)

bousozoku said:
Of course, Lancaster County has the greatest concentration of outlets, so when Apple starts selling for less...
Maybe.... :)
 

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MattyMac said:
HAHAH yes an apple outlet would be sweet...my family is always in the Lancaster area for those outlets...especially the ones in Reading.
I used to go to both areas for Christmas shopping. I wish I could get to Reading China and Glass. They had some amazing deals on all sorts of good stuff. Orlando has outlet malls but they charge retail here mostly.
 

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MattyMac said:
Actually I think it is about 10 minutes from King of Prussia mall. I live in nj and I dont mind driving to King of Prussia...dont complain:D
Where in NJ? There are a number of stores in the state and you wouldn't have to deal with Philly traffic.

If it is Southern NJ you should give Sagemore a try (Marlton, NJ).

Hickman
 

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Im not trying to be the first in line. Just be number 800 in line? Do you think an hour early is safe??
Are you crazy!!!! At the opening of the Regent Street store in London, about 800 people camped outside overnight!!!! 2am is what i suggest.
 

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®îçhå®? said:
Are you crazy!!!! At the opening of the Regent Street store in London, about 800 people camped outside overnight!!!! 2am is what i suggest.

It may seem drastic, but your suggestion is probably right on ®îçhå®?.
 

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It's a suburban area - not a city. I really doubt that there will be too many people there.

As for traffic, you don't have to deal too much with Philly traffic since it is right near the junction of 76 and Route 1. Keep in mind Kelly drive and MLK (formerly West river) are both closed for the Dad Vail Regatta.
 

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Phat Elvis said:
It's a suburban area - not a city. I really doubt that there will be too many people there.

As for traffic, you don't have to deal too much with Philly traffic since it is right near the junction of 76 and Route 1. Keep in mind Kelly drive and MLK (formerly West river) are both closed for the Dad Vail Regatta.
There might not be too many people there, but finding a place to park will be difficult. I suspect that's why they chose an side street, since the parking is usually on one of them. All the towns along the main line could use a parking garage, even if it's only 2-3 floors.

I've had a habit of showing up for Apple store openings about 30 minutes prior to the opening and staying away from the rabid Mac-o-lytes in line. I still got two t-shirts but missed the third.

Hopefully, it's a good day to be there.