Suggestions on how to camp out?

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  1. aquadisiac macrumors 6502

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    I will be camping out at a VZW store that will be opening early at 8am on release day. The salesguy advised me to be there at 6am but now im thinking maybe get there around 10pm the day before?

    Do people just put chairs in line and sit? I wanted to park in front of the store and wait for security reasons but now im not sure. My BF said he will come with me but i dont believe him...

    I could take my dog but she's a small pomeranian and cant protect me. It's a somewhat sketchy area so im a bit wary. :(
     
  2. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    If you're in front of an Apple Store, it is generally recommended to go there at around 10PM. HOWEVER, if you're in front of a VZW, I think 4AM-5AM is sufficient. Waiting in the car with a view of the Verizon store is also a good thing to do, just don't fall asleep, others could show up pushing you further back in line. As soon as one person shows up, get out of the car and wait in line.
     
  3. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Do you have an Apple store near you? They're generally very brightly lit.

    Generally, people do put chairs there and sit. You can either do one of two things: have your BF wait with you until a couple people show up then he can leave OR park the car outside of VZW and wait until someone shows up in line.
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    There was a long line already for me when I camped for the 4 in 2010. got there at 9pm

    Never again
     
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  6. leenak macrumors 68020

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    Take a bucket as a personal porta potty, lots of water, some snacks, a blankie, some red bull and you should be good to go.
     
  7. astral125 macrumors 6502

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    lolled
     
  8. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Replace red bull with beer
     
  9. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    Poop before you head out. You won't be able to leave the line to poop.
     
  10. aquadisiac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    True. The Apple stores in GA are inside malls though not sure how that would work. Yes i might have to make BF wait till ppl show up good ideas thanks.

    LOL :p
     
  11. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    You would have to park outside the mall or line up outside. At whatever time they open early (mall walkers), I suppose you can line up outside the store inside.
     
  12. aquadisiac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks
     
  13. adam044 macrumors 65816

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    I'd go full out tent, why not. It's like black Friday for apple!
     
  14. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    I don't know ATL's laws but pepper spray won't hurt. Well... not to you :)
     
  15. aquadisiac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was considering this but we dont have a tent. :(

    Very good idea. I could also borrow a friend's German Shepherd.
     
  16. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    I have a yorkie, he's small but feisty. I could also borrow my friend's siberian husky, but he's still in his puppy stage sooo :(
     
  17. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    I would have to agree and say this is probably your best bet. Unless you have another friend who would be willing to wait with you so you would have someone to talk to after your boyfriend leaves and they could stay with you.
     
  18. aquadisiac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Same friend also has a Husky but she's a little crazy so i will go with her GS sister.
     
  19. magpie maniac macrumors 6502

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    The weather late Thursday and into Friday is supposed to be pretty nice in the ATL area. I wouldn't bother with a tent. Chair and a cooler should help mark your territory.

    As far as security, don't bring valuables. If you can't legally carry a means to defend yourself, you'll have to rely on strength in numbers. With like-minded, cooperative people around, it's unlikely that there'd be trouble.

    I'd loan you my 95-pound male German Shepherd, but we're about 480 some odd miles northeast from you. ;) He looks fierce, but he's a sweety.
     
  20. aquadisiac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow this is serious business. its kinda fun lol. Here are the girls
    [​IMG]

    And here's my dog:
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  21. magpie maniac macrumors 6502

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    Nice dogs! :) Here's a photo of my Otto taken when he was about one and half. He's three and a half now.

    [​IMG]
     
  22. aquadisiac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Aww he's so handsome. The GS is A little over 2 and her name is Xena. :)
     
  23. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    I'm an Atlanta native (there aren't many of us around here anymore). :) What area are we talking about? If your store is in a mall, call the management office to see what their provisions are for the situation.

    Your Pommie looks like a toy for the Shepherds. :D
     
  24. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    I usually put a foley catheter in so I don't have to get up to piss.
     
  25. bushman4 macrumors 68000

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    Get there at least a day or two ahead of the launch. Reason is that this launch will be big and supply will be limited.
     

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