Stupid question but should I queue up on launch day

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by act1980, Mar 17, 2015.

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Should I queue up on launch day?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. act1980, Mar 17, 2015
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    act1980 macrumors regular

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    Do you think the new MacBook will be popular enough to warrant a morning queueing up outside the Apple Store or do you think they will still have enough availability to go in the evening and buy one? I quite like the idea of the gold one but my guess is that it will be the most popular choice :cool:
     
  2. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Ha, no. It's a Mac. They simply don't get the attention that iOS devices do. You won't have a problem.
     
  3. crucius macrumors regular

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    On the other hand, this is a Mac that looks like an iOS device. It's beautiful, light, simple, and expensive. I'm sure it will sell like hot cakes, though I'm not sure anyone should queue in front of any Apple store...
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Not a chance it will sell out. This is beyond a niche product. I cannot see how anyone could think the new Macbook is a better buy than the macbook with retina at the same price.
     
  5. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Just pre-order and wait for the delivery truck..
     
  6. Soordhin macrumors member

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    No sense in queuing, i'm either in madrid, rome or paris, but not at home and i do want a german keyboard. Guess i have to order mine online.
     
  7. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Even though they say launch day is April, they do not guarantee you that all colors are available at each store.

    To me queuing is more of a social thing, you wanna joint the party go ahead, but so that you may get a popular gold that day, don't be disappointed if you don't, and definitely don't drive 150 miles and skip school.
     
  8. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    For some of us it is. I'm selling my rMBP and getting the new MacBook.
     
  9. Serban Suspended

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    I think the gold version will be less in quantity than others
     
  10. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    In the US? Not space grey?
     
  11. Serban Suspended

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    Just remember iphone 5s
    Apple is expected to sell more space grey and silver so..
     
  12. Elise macrumors 6502

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    I think the price point is probably a bit much for it to sell out. I think those early reviews will be quite critical.
     
  13. newellj macrumors 601

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    It probably won't sell out on launch day, but I think it will sell very well. I think your assessment is way off the mark, but only some time will tell. The 11" MBA doesn't sell all that well (I've read), so maybe this one will suffer from the same limited appeal. Apple's market research is usually pretty good.
     
  14. moxxey macrumors regular

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    Absolutely not, no. The main reason for the delay is for Apple to ramp up production, plus the cost of the device will make it prohibitive for most users.

    The 12" MacBook is a great device as an ultra-portable low-use second laptop. I'll leave my 15" at home, take the 12" on the road. For that reason, it has a limited audience, so you're not going to get hundreds of people rushing down to a store on release day, to purchase one!

    I'd assume most people will still plump for a 13" MBP over the 12" MB.
     
  15. act1980 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies everyone! I guess I'm just worried I won't get one on launch! ☺️
     
  16. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    I want the 1.3GHz BTO model and I don't think they will have that available on lApril 10th.
     
  17. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    If you want to ensure you get the device you want you probably should que up.
     
  18. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    I'm sure we will have to order online for that, which is what I'll be doing whenever they let us.
     
  19. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    If you want gold or silver, you should be fine on launch day if the poll on this forum is anything to go by...
     
  20. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    Exactly. There is no point of me waiting in line.
     
  21. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    This is one reason why I wish Apple would open up pre-orders. For those of us who are going for the 1.3GHz BTO option, that's just an extra week we'll have to wait if we can't order until April 10th.
     
  22. iRun26.2, Mar 18, 2015
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    iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    I know. I don't want everybody to be playing with their new 'toy' long before I get mine. I'm ready to buy right now!
     
  23. newellj macrumors 601

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    Are you really sure you'll get good bang for the buck on the 1.3gHz upgrade? I'm not arguing with you (believe it or not ;) ), but I don't think that I'd ever notice the difference in my own uses for this machine.
     

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