Walked right into Best Buy and got one!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by paulie6978, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. paulie6978 macrumors 6502a

    paulie6978

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    Woke up at 330am and was going to wait at verizon but fell back asleep

    woke up at 8 again and ran over to my local best buy in philly and it was a GHOST TOWN.....

    the best buy guys says " we only have 32gb models" i said great thats what i want!

    i was in and about with an hour with my new iphone 5

    no waiting, no lines!!!!!!!!

    good luck to everyone else today!!!:D;):):):):)
     
  2. iamhammill macrumors 6502

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    I hit the ATT store on 16th today about 7am. Was out the door by 8:30 and decided to walk by the Apple store on Walnut. That place was a zoo! I told people in line to hit the ATT store for no wait and they all looked at my like I was crazy!
     
  3. paulie6978 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    LOL the best buy in south philly was dead

    the guy told me i should play the lottery i was so lucky LOL
     
  4. SlyMac macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I never understood why people go to the apple stores when the carrier stores down the street are much less crowded.

    I got to my local Verizon store at 7:30 and walked out with my phone about 45min later. They had about 50 people there but were organized and efficient.
     
  5. ugp macrumors 65816

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    Some people insist on buying them from an Apple Store.
     
  6. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    thats pretty awesome. i say to myself i will never stand in line for this type of stuff but maybe i should of taken a shot? i always like to order directly from apple.
     
  7. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for letting us know. We were all sitting here wondering when you'd come post. Awesome for you.
     
  8. Webnasty macrumors member

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    Noice! I had a feeling if you used your head you would be able to find some stores you could cruise in and out of. This is the first time I have preordered since the original iPad. Fortunately I work at home. Unfortunately I work at home so I am obsessively looking out of my window. OCD 1, Productivity 0. Wish I had not gotten up at 3am last Friday and just walked into an AT&T store today...
     
  9. paulie6978 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    actually i thought it would be beneficial to the forum troll
     
  10. iamhammill macrumors 6502

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    In a sea of geeks today, this is by far the nerdiest thing I've heard.
     
  11. biosci macrumors 6502a

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    They won't carry the 64gb ones? Or just 32gb?
     
  12. paulie6978 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My best buy said they only had 32gb in


    I spoke to the rep who helped me and he said AT&T was completely sold out as if noon yesterday and they only had verizon
    Phones left
     
  13. mbhforum macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, I thought Best Buy only had pre-sales and I read nightmares about them fulfilling even those. You must have lucked out. I waited outside my Verizon store at 1am (bought into the Internet hype) and ended up second in line, but easily could have shown up at 5-6am and been in the same position. They wouldn't reveal their total inventory, but I estimated around 40-50. They sold out of the Black 16's in 2 minutes. I never understood why people go to the Apple store too, but I think they just want to be part of the experience. If you want to wake up at 9-10am, then you have really no choice b/c most carriers would have sold out by then. Hats off to Verizon though as they were extremely organized. This was the Verizon store in East Northport, Long Island, NY.
     
  14. marcelo4527 macrumors member

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    Was your iphone unlocked??
     
  15. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    smh

    any att phone purchased at full price will be unlocked. any verizon subsidized or not.. will be unlocked.
     

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