So, is the 5th avenue Apple Store completely sold out as well?

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  1. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    As the topic says, does anyone know if the 5th avenue Apple Store is completely sold out as well?
     
  2. GadgetAddict macrumors 6502

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    All NYC Apple stores are sold out. Correction, ALL Apple, Best Buy, Target, Walmart etc stores are sold out..
     
  3. Good.Shepherd macrumors member

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    CNBC mentioned yesterday that the 5th ave store sold more than 7.4k ipads in the first two days.

    That number just seems silly to me, it's so high. But if so, that's pretty amazing.
     
  4. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    The scalpers were going gangbusters buying them up in New York
     
  5. joesegh macrumors regular

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    Yeah it's pretty damn annoying. The Soho store had a line around the block at 9 a.m. this morning, despite the rain.
     
  6. zinka macrumors regular

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    Why does it seem high? NYC has about 3% of the US population, PLUS apparently some VERY well-organized Chinese export gangs.
     
  7. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    I would be curious to hear the numbers from this weekend? I bet they wait till friday to say in the first week of the iPad 2 we sold XXXXXXXXX
     
  8. Good.Shepherd macrumors member

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    That's just a lot of stock to move in 29 hours. Of that they were only open about 17 hours or so. That makes it a sale of 441 per hour, or 7-8 per minute, every minute they were open. That is a huge number, especially with the time it takes to swipe a cc and talk with people about cases, etc.

    Not an impossible number. Just a big one.
     
  9. kvizzel macrumors 6502a

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    Then you have to calculate how many workers there are.

    I for one, think it's possible and reasonable.
     
  10. ssb333 macrumors member

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    5th Ave store all sold out along with SoHo, UWS, and 14th Street. Waited 2 hours on the line for the SoHo store today, but came away empty handed. Then headed to the 5th Ave line. Way too many Chinese scalpers they buy out the iPads as soon as it becomes available. It's like they are camping out there. As soon as someone gets a whiff they call the others in and clear our the store. Very annoying.
     
  11. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Of all the places to get one, NY has to be one of hardest. What with the scalpers running around.
     
  12. byeehaaw macrumors 6502

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    when does 5th ave usually get shipments? Do they get it like at 4-6am? and if so is that when they go on sale? or do we have to wait til the morning? anyone have any experience with this or knowledge about their shipments?
     
  13. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    Apple's online store should show in-store stock like Walmart or Target.
     
  14. GCY macrumors regular

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    I heard they've been selling them at around 8-10am the last 3 days. The question is...do they sell them at other times throughout the day?
     
  15. GadgetAddict macrumors 6502

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    No they don't. Once they start selling in the morning they are sold out within an hour max and that's it.

    I might try my luck tomorrow and I'm torn between going to W14 or UWS.
     
  16. TH3D4RKKN1GH7 macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't heard much about what's going on in the Upper West Side. That is there new store, I wonder how much they're getting. I'm going to try my luck at W14 tomorrow, simply because it's in walking distance lol.
     
  17. GadgetAddict macrumors 6502

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    What have you heard for W14? And what time are you going if you don't mind me asking.
     
  18. zinka macrumors regular

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    Huh? The store is open 24/7/365.

    That store can move a LOT of volume. You should see it on Black Friday.
     
  19. TH3D4RKKN1GH7 macrumors 6502a

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    I went to W14 on Monday and was about 20th in line, they got zilch. A couple guys on the board said they've got stock Tuesday and yesterday. A fellow Macrumors poster PM'd stating there were about 150 people (rough estimate) yesterday morning. I'm going to wake up at 6 and head down. I'll get there by like 6:25-6:30 on foot. Knowing my luck they probably won't have any, or I'll have to settle for a 32GB White. Don't think I'll buy a black one. I really want the white.

    Click the link in my sig and you'll get a picture of what I look like if you decide to come down tomorrow.
     
  20. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Exactly. We stood in line at 5th Ave on March 11th. At one point a store employee passed down the line counting heads, and told us we were #370 and #371. When sales began at 5 pm, we were in and out with our iPads by 5:45. So say they could sell 400 iPads in an hour. And the report is they sold 7400? That could be done in 18 and a half hours. Actually, no. Each person in line could buy as many as 2 iPads, though we only bought one each. But it doesnt take longer to ring up two iPads as opposed to one, so they can potentially move up to 800 iPads an hour. So they could have sold the reported number of iPads in under 10 hours.
     
  21. joesegh macrumors regular

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    I'm hoping that by Friday or Saturday the Soho store has gotten some stock. The demand is crazy right now.
     
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    Any sense of what kind of stock they get, is it a mix. Looking for AT&T 3G but not sure the stores get any stick at all of those.
     
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    3G AT&T Availability in Stores

    Are AT&T 3G models total long shot by (in NYC)? Does anyone know of stores restocking these?
     

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