Waiting at Walmart

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  1. TheAppleGeek macrumors 6502a

    TheAppleGeek

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    What time should I arrive at Walmart, Thursday morning? I know Higgs1 said they will begin selling iPhone 4 at 8AM, but my local Walmart(s) aren't sure if its 8AM or 9AM. I was thinking about getting there two hours before they sell.

    I doubt anyone else besides MR members and guests will see the spreadsheet of iPhones available at Walmart at launch. So, is it good timing at Walmart, or should I get there earlier?
     
  2. Gagoots macrumors regular

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    I'm here right now. You're not getting in front of me.
     
  3. iManny macrumors newbie

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    It really depends on what area you live in, if its a bigger city then a few hours couldnt hurt, but if its smaller maybe play it by ear. Ex: My walmart is 24 hours so they are gonna let the lines start at 12 am but we get a lot of people that come in, we had 3 lines for the new moon release at midnight and lines started at 8pm. So it all depends on your location.
     
  4. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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  5. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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    Lol, quite funny that most wal marts are getting between 1-6 iPhones - most less than 3!

    There's going to be a lot of pissed of people come the 24th, haha
     
  6. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure you heard this, but just in case, you know they are supposedly not getting any 32GB models, right?
     
  7. dieburnbot macrumors 6502a

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    Haha have fun waiting at walmart mine already shipped.

    [​IMG]


    Please ignore that outburst I'm not that much of a dick. :) I hope you get one.
     
  8. dread macrumors 6502a

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    Why is the tax so high on your order
     
  9. accrane macrumors member

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    You will get your on phone on thursday, like everyone else.
     
  10. dieburnbot macrumors 6502a

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    My tax is high because I'm in CA one of the 3 states along with RI and MA that have to pay tax on the unsubsidized price.
     
  11. TheAppleGeek thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I'm now considering getting there about three to four hours earlier. The need for the White iPhone in my area is getting the best of me.
     
  12. Higgs1 macrumors 6502

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    damn i'm in MA & was hit with like $43 tax, ur tax must be even higher than ours @ 6.25% YIKES thats ridiculous
     
  13. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    Damn, that's like 2 bumper cases right there!
     
  14. bundu macrumors member

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    Say hello to the underpaid and abused workers at Wal-Mart for me.

    Of course, nobody cares as long as they get their new shiny iPhone!!!
     
  15. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    OFFICIAL WAL-MART LINEUP STRATEGY: If there's a person in front of you, leave. Inventory will be depleted.
     
  16. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    If you're going to WalMart you better hurry. The line has already started, you're behind this guy.
     

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  17. dieburnbot macrumors 6502a

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    lol I love that website. The first time I found it I think I spent like 2.5 hours looking at the pics. :\
     
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  19. TheAppleGeek thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ^ About what, exactly?

    I'm becoming very anxious regarding Thursday morning. I don't want to risk not getting an iPhone on Thursday. I thought about going to RadioShack first to see if they had any iPhones, but now it's sounding like a bad idea.

    I actually just came across it tonight. Pretty funny stuff.
     
  20. 8mpg macrumors regular

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    Most stores are getting 0-1 phone. Some really busy stores might get up to 5. Just dont see a sense unless you plan on camping out and making sure you are first in line
     
  21. TheAppleGeek thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, my Walmart is getting three iPhone 4's and 5 3Gs'. I never got to pre-order, so this is the best option, currently.
     
  22. Bawstun macrumors 65816

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    Not to change subject; but, well, okay, to change subject:

    How is it legal to charge tax on a unsubsidized price? For instance, if you're paying $199l, how the hell is it legal to charge you tax at 6.25% in Massachusetts for a price that you're NOT paying. You're NOT paying the $599, so how can they charge you as if you were? I seriously debate the legality of this and I've contacted several lawmakers already at my city hall. This has to stop.

    Sure, it's not a TON of money, but it's an unfair practice to be certain. I just don't see how it makes any sense. It's Apple & AT&T's decision to subsidize the phones, they should eat the sales tax differential, not the customer.
     

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