Someone Already Camped at Sydney Apple Store

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  1. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Ugh, camping on a sidewalk for a week and a half doesn't sound fun.
     
  3. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    I simply don't understand this. I have things to do with my life. It might make sense for a single person with lots of vacation but nowhere interesting to go (again, bizarre), and IF this were the only way to get one on launch day.

    Myself? I'll set my alarm for 2:55AM, pull my phone over off the side table, preorder from my phone, turn it off and go back to sleep. I'll have my phone at roughly the same time as they will. (I do a MyChoice hold from UPS and pick it up at the hub on my way to work on launch days...usually have it by 8 AM). Even if the hold isn't possible, I might (oh my gosh!) have to wait until the evening to play with the new phone.
     
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    Maybe he's queueing for the Apple TV and not the iPhone :p
     
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    some like the excitement and interacting with others but comes with being on the news and poked fun on WTF they're doing by everyone posting it on social media. I never have or never will setup camp to get a phone. I've been lucky enough to receive all of mine (3GS, iP4, iP5 -got that one a day early & iP6) on launch day before 10:30AM thanks to FedEx. No need to miss work.
     
  6. LKN macrumors 6502a

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    If Apple decide to launch the phone mid October, i doubt he would carry on camping. He'd probably pack up and go home!! Lol
     
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    My brother in Atlanta said that six Asians were camping at the Atlanta store but were told to leave.
     
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    How do you get UPS to hold the package for you on the day of delivery ? Please ilaborate on this. I would love to go
    this route as well.
     
  10. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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  12. TheMacApple macrumors regular

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    Probably watching star trek reruns in the tent
     
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  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There's some correlation between enjoying Star Trek and camping out for a new Apple device?
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Is that because of their race/ethnicity?
     
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    i always wondered how those people pee without losing their spot in line
     
  17. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Depends
     
  18. bushido Suspended

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    wow you just opened my eyes and beamed me to the 4th dimension with that answer
     
  19. nia820 macrumors 68000

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    People like this have either generous vacation time policies or they have no jobs. If I told my employer I wanted to take a weeks off to camp outside of a Apple Store he'd probably tell me don't bother coming back.
     
  20. digitalcuriosity macrumors regular

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    You think someone is paying some of these people, to stage all this camping out stuff?
     
  21. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Well I heard welfare in Aussie is much higher than the US. So that seems legit getting pay to buy your next iphone. Thanx Obama.
     
  22. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    Yes, some are. They're open about it too. It's publicity.
     
  23. TheMacApple macrumors regular

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    Only the ones that do...know
     
  24. dave2010 macrumors regular

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    That's just a homeless guy. Sydney house prices are ridiculous
     

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