Trafford Centre, Manchester UK

Dodgeroo

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In the UK news? thread, there are plenty of people mentioning that they will getting theirs from the Trafford Centre. Of course, we don't know if there will be pre-orders, in-store reservations or anything yet, but if I can't pre-order mine then this is where I will probably be.

If so, it will be my first trip to an Apple store. I have a touch, iPhone and Macbook, but all were ordered online. Any experience from previous launches (esp at the Trafford Centre) that anyone can share?

Also, where abouts in the Trafford Centre is the store? I'm not too mobile, so the less walking I have to do to get there the better! :eek:
 

Streethawk

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In the UK news? thread, there are plenty of people mentioning that they will getting theirs from the Trafford Centre. Of course, we don't know if there will be pre-orders, in-store reservations or anything yet, but if I can't pre-order mine then this is where I will probably be.

If so, it will be my first trip to an Apple store. I have a touch, iPhone and Macbook, but all were ordered online. Any experience from previous launches (esp at the Trafford Centre) that anyone can share?

Also, where abouts in the Trafford Centre is the store? I'm not too mobile, so the less walking I have to do to get there the better! :eek:
Mobility scooters are available from next to John Lewis if you need them. The store is between John Lewis and Selfridges, its on the upper level. If you are approaching from John Lewis end, its on your right.
 

Dodgeroo

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Thanks for the info Streethawk. Fortunately, I'm not quite at that stage, though I do walk with a stick. I'm hoping not to get bowled over if there is a mad rush! ;)
 

TerryJoyce

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So I know the details of the date of release and ordering info is not out yet but who is thinking about going to the Trafford Center to wait in line??

Has anyone been to the Trafford Center before with the previous launches? Do the center allow you to stay in the building or do we have to wait outside??

Terry
 

Boblister

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So I know the details of the date of release and ordering info is not out yet but who is thinking about going to the Trafford Center to wait in line??

Has anyone been to the Trafford Center before with the previous launches? Do the center allow you to stay in the building or do we have to wait outside??

Terry
I was there for the iPhone 3GS launch. It was a very civilised affair and very friendly. The Trafford Centre opened early just for the event. No other shops open so no other shoppers there, it was very eerie at first. I joined a line of around a dozen which grew over the hour or so before the store opened. People were let into the shop a few at a time so it didn't get crowded. They even provided us with coffee and I think it was cookies.
 

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TerryJoyce

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That sounds good. I am just now thinking do I take the morning off work and go down and join the queue or order online.

What time were people there from??
 

TerryJoyce

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Sounds like I don't have to go the night before like in the USA. Now just wondering if there is anyone else who is going to be there. Oh and seek permission from the wife.
 

Pointer

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I'll be at the Trafford Centre on launch day if we are allowed to pre-order for pickup in store. I really hope we get some sort of pre-order details before Monday.
 

Boblister

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I'll be at the Trafford Centre on launch day if we are allowed to pre-order for pickup in store. I really hope we get some sort of pre-order details before Monday.
You should be able to order and pickup in store. I don't think you will get any more details before Monday. Thats why they have said we hear on Monday.
 

Streethawk

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I'm actually off work already that day, off to a bike meet in the Yorkshire Dales for the weekend, but i dont leave until early afternoon so a trip to the TC in the morning, synch to Netbook in Starbucks and check everything works ok, then off to the 'dales with my iPad on my bike :D

I should be pretty easy to spot, being dressed in bike kit and lugging my crash helmet around.
 

iPaddy

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I'm torn between Trafford Centre/Arndale.
Which will have bigger and better queues + free food? :D
 

Dodgeroo

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Likewise :(

Shame, but at least I avoid an early morning nightmare of wrestling with public transport.
 

Streethawk

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Undecided yet, i'm going to go into the Arndale store this afternoon and ask how they expect the in-store launch to work. I i have to be there at stupid o-clock in the morning then that's fine. I'd rather do that than wait on the postie when i have to be away on hols by 2pm.
 

Boblister

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I am not giving up on the idea of collecting on 28th. I was looking forward to it. Apple sales person said there is a good chance that you will be able to select pickup a bit later on.
 

iPaddy

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Given that I've pre-ordered, do you think it'd be a total let down if I queued anyway and bought a new set of earphones instead :D

Just to soak in the atmosphere.
 

Boblister

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Given that I've pre-ordered, do you think it'd be a total let down if I queued anyway and bought a new set of earphones instead :D

Just to soak in the atmosphere.
Not a let down at all. There may be the free coffee again, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and lots of witty banter :)
 
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