What if you camp out all night & are #31 in line... but find out they only have 30!

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    user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    Just curious,

    Purely just hypothetical #'s of course: But what if you camp out all night in a big line. You are not sure what spot you exactly have but you are sure all this hard work will pay off (turns out you actually are #31 in a line of 100 or so and are feeling good about your chances).

    Then 8am rolls around, finally, and they tell you:
    :eek:

    What would you do? I KNOW this sort of situation will come up for someone here. So how would you respond after camping out all night just to miss out by --->||<--- much?
     
  2. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    First world problems!!!
     
  3. Shrink macrumors G3

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    The real question for me is....why in the name of all that is rational would anyone camp out over night to buy some electronic device?

    But that's just me...:p

    ;)
     
  4. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    Thank you!
     
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    What if the Moon was made of cheese? Would you eat it?

    If I were in that situation, and there is no way I would ever put myself there, I would be disappointed, and would probably come back another time.

    But allow me to reiterate, I would never put myself there - in line, camping out. Never.
     
  7. Steviejobz macrumors 68000

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    SO they can have it 7-10 days before you!!!! They will be that much cooler for a whole week. Hard to put a value on it.
     
  8. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    Well one would hope store would take down their name for first in line in next shipment.
     
  9. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Extremely hard! :D
     
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    Aren't you an expert in the irrational? You should go out tonight to a line and hand out business cards.
     
  11. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Great idea...but I try to avoid taking on hopeless cases!

    Bad for my batting average...

    ;):D
     
  12. wxman2003 Suspended

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    Plus most people won't know they have the 5s since they look like the 5 from a distance, unless the owners are annoying and have to show everyone. In that case, look for people with a few lumps on their heads.
     
  13. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    odd enough that probably does happen every year. That's why I never camp out ever :D
     
  14. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    I believe some places do line counts before they open.
     
  15. Rafterman macrumors 68000

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    I think that person should kill themselves immediately.
     
  16. Tammster macrumors 6502

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    I think it's really cool that some people are passionate about this (Im guilty). I told my husband I feel like tomorrow is Christmas... I think it's sad that other people might not feel this feeling. To feel like a kid again, just for one day. It's remarkable.
     
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    it's not just you
     
  18. user-name-here thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sure, but the premise is the same. You just spent all night camping out, and around 8am they do a line count and you find out you are just 1 - 2 spots away from where they ran out. What would you do? How would you respond?

    I know this sort of situation is going to come up for some of the members here.
     
  19. Steviejobz macrumors 68000

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    Truth is, if I were guaranteed the phone of my choice if I got to the store at 5am I'd consider it. But it isn't worth the risk of losing 3+ hours of life and up having a color or size I dont want. For me, that is worse than waiting the extra week vs. the upside of having it sooner. Besides, I'm married with kids so I dont go out much and dont have anyone to show off the cool new fingerprint thingy too anyway. ;)
     
  20. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    how do you want me to respond... It's not like they can make an iPhone appear from thin air... I guess I would ask for some type of reservation for when the next shipment arrives or a freebie for my time if no one came to check on the line or had limits beforehand.
     
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    What if you camp out all night & are #31 in line... but find out they only ha...

    I never understood the camping out stuff, though I suppose I'd consider it if it was a tailgate-like event with friends and booze!

    If I was #51 for 50 iPhones, I suppose I wouldn't care much, as long as I got some booze in the process.
     
  22. user-name-here thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Anyone have this scenario happen to them yet? Hope you all get your iPhones but I'd assume it will happen to a good few.
     

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