Reserved Line vs. Purchase Line ....question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by SafariX, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. SafariX macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2004
    I am in line at the Arden Fair Store in Sacramento.

    Anyone know if they will start selling iPads to the "Purchase" line prior to 3 pm?

    The security guards mentioned that reserved is 9-3 and the purchase line is after 3....

  2. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    The Apple store I just picked up mine from said

    "We will not sell iPads to non-reserves until ALL people who reserved have been served"

    A few people didn't like that, but pretty much says you're not getting one till 3PM or everyone that reserved picks it up.

    May vary by location..
  3. ipoddin macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Apple store in LA told me they will start selling to non-reserved at 10am. Reserved gets theirs at 9am.
  4. DreamPod macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2008
    All depends on how many extras your store happened to have gotten.
  5. RMXO macrumors 6502a

    Sep 1, 2009
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    Richmond, VA store was alternating reservist & non-reservist. The reservist line was around 50-75 & non-reservist was double that.
  6. comcor macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2009
    Apple Store in Milwaukee (Mayfair mall) is doing 10 to 1 ratio of reserves to walk-ins.
  7. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City
    This is how they are doing it here, was in the store at 9, out at 9:05 wohoo. Was 14th in line until they split it up, 5th in the reserve line and they probably let 15 in the door at 9am. The Apple store here had lots of cases, docks, and by looking at the stack of iPads, easily had 400+ on hand.

    The line was about 160 to 200 when I went in. Glad I got in line early enough.
  8. raremage macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2005
    Orlando, Florida
    At Millenia Mall (Orlando) they have two lines. They're taking from both lines, but the reserved line seems to be moving a bit faster. I got in line at 9:00 AM and waited about an hour to hit the store. Just getting ready to sync to iTunes now.
  9. dgdosen macrumors 65816


    Dec 13, 2003
    Any others with word on how the non-reserved lines flowed?
  10. sharp65 macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2007
    When it first opened here at 9am they were just doing reserved, but after the first few batches they were alternating and letting about 5-6 non-reserved in a time. The people who pre-orderd entered the store and stood on a line to get their ipad, the other people were assigned to their own specialist who would help them out.
  11. Revelation78 macrumors 68000


    Dec 18, 2008
    North Carolina
    Well I feel sorry for those that didn't reserve one. I was at the Park Meadows mall Apple store and there were about 150 in line for the reserve. The employees stated that the non-reserve purchases would be waiting a bit. There was another 150-200 in the non-reserve line.

    Some are going to go home empty handed...

    So far I'm loving this thing.

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