New York City - walk in

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  1. tigerchen macrumors newbie

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    any thoughts on the best place to try for a walk-in iphone4 in new york city?

    i'm thinking the 5th avenue store is probably not a good idea... would best buy, or at&t store be better?

    how early should i go camp out? any suggestions or advice? thanks!
     
  2. RKilbane20 macrumors 6502a

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    I dont no which store from New York i saw but they had 907 reservations so i would say get there early.
     
  3. ludawg23 macrumors 6502

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    Well, you can't go to AT&T stores as they won't start selling to the generally public until the 29th.

    This is New York City, every Apple store will be ridiculously packed on Thursday. Good luck.
     
  4. JMax1 macrumors 6502

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    I kind of want to stay away from the 5th ave one like the plague... i was thinking the Soho or 14th St... Or maybe the best buy in Union Square?
     
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    I'd just wait until 1am and go up to the 5th Ave store. They usually have stock at the end of every launch day. By the next day, it will be slim pickings.
     
  7. tigerchen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ah ok, do you mean 1am on the 24th or the 25th?
     
  8. viper3885 macrumors member

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    Don't even bother with best buy. My best buy has over 40 pre-orders and they are only getting 2 32gb and 3 16gb in as of now.
     
  9. Lara F macrumors 6502a

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    They'll all have ridiculous lines but either W. 14th St. or UWS should be the least worst of the lot. SoHo is in a very tourist location and many attempting to avoid 5th will head there.
     
  10. alee macrumors 6502

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    25th
     
  11. tigerchen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    will lining up at 5am on the 24th be too late?
     
  12. alee macrumors 6502

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    Should be fine... I would guess a hundred or so people in line by then.
     
  13. markel253 macrumors regular

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    theres 18 million people in nyc. every single store will be crowded, maybe except the ones in the ghetto areas.
     
  15. VTAb182 macrumors regular

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    Is this all of them, of just NYC?
     
  16. alee macrumors 6502

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    all of them
     
  17. tigerchen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i hear there are ppl waiting outside of the NYC stores already....it's pretty humid out!
     
  18. tigerchen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    anybody know how long the lines are at nyc apple stores? what time do you think we have to get there in order to be able to get a walk in phone?
     
  19. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    Now. I think there are already a bunch of people lining up, and with no reservation or pre-order, you may have some trouble. Wait for a couple more replies though before you head out for the day...
     
  20. DaftDrunk macrumors regular

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    Do a youtube search for the iPhone 3G launch at the 5th avenue store, the line will stretch around the block.
     
  21. JMax1 macrumors 6502

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    I'm at the 14th st store and there are about 30 of us so far!
     
  22. ludawg23 macrumors 6502

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    Any updates on various stores in NYC?

    Soho?
    14th St?
    5th ave?

    My iPhone is getting delivered tomorrow but wanted to purchase a bumper and also check out the iPhones on display.

    Staying away from the 5th ave location...that place is ALWAYS a madhouse.
     
  23. xqb4dpx macrumors member

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    I'm sure we'll be able to walk in by the weekend. They get shipments of stock almost every day at the 5th ave store. It's a mess for a reason: they practically never run out of stock.
     
  24. xqb4dpx macrumors member

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    Wow that's little. Everyone seems to forget that store exists ... Don't forget about the new Broadway & 71st(?) store, too.
     
  25. ludawg23 macrumors 6502

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    Should have been more specific...wanted to try to go during lunch today.

    May be a bad idea huh? haha
     

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