What Lines?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by marc55, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. marc55 macrumors 6502a

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    Went to my local Best Buy a 9:55 this morning and there were about 15 folks in line; only about 10 for the iPad.

    Was out of the store by 10:30

    Setting up now
     
  2. overlyunderme macrumors regular

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    What could the other 5 people possibly be lined up for?

    :confused:
     
  3. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    What the hell were the other 5 in line for?
     
  4. master-ceo macrumors 65816

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    I'm still waiting on fedex. lol The apple store is only 10 mins from my house too. Oh well. Think I might swing by this evening and buy another smart cover.
     
  5. djransom macrumors 68040

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    Some people actually make it to Best Buy before they open daily and just manage to wait till they open. I've done it myself and have seen others do it.
     
  6. monkeylui macrumors 6502

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  7. marc55 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The store only had one line; some were for returns, others were for different departments
     
  8. Papillo macrumors member

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    Apple store around me has NO lines.
     
  9. pettifogger06 macrumors member

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    I was there. We were stoked about getting the new LG top load washer.
     
  10. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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  11. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    Preorders man. I preordered one butthen bestbuy was open and had them in stock with no line so i picked one up and will return the one i preordered once it arrives. I had a gift card for $170 at beatbuy so i figured why not
     
  12. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Free cookies!!!
     
  13. Educ8r macrumors 6502a

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    Target

    I walked straight into target and picked up a 64 gb wifi with a $60 gift card and saved an extra 5% with my Target card. There was only one person in front of me. The Best Buy store beside Target had about 15 people in line waiting for the store to open.
     
  14. Lukeyy19 macrumors 6502a

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    ha, did you get the new one with the improved spin cycle? i heard it's revolutionary.
     
  15. Papillo macrumors member

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    Plus reward zone pts. I have gift cards at apple, if not i would have bought at Best buy. heck they even offer interest free for 18mths on their cc.
     
  16. Cingular macrumors regular

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    I have over 1k in Best Buy Gift cards and the only reason i didn't pre order. Looks like I will be getting mine today without having to wait in line
     
  17. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    Waiting on FedEx! Suppose it's better than sitting out in the cold.
     
  18. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

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    When I worked at Best Buy, this always baffled me. People would line up almost everyday. Sundays, especially, because that's when the new "sales" start. I worked in the computer department, and half the time the computers in the ad were not even "on sale," just advertised.

    When the HP Touchpad was $99 and $149, the lines were huge. I talked to a few people in line, and I was surprised how many people actually didn't even know what exactly they were lining up for -- they just heard this thing that was $300/$400 was now $100, and thought it was a good deal because they heard about it from friends... :confused:
     
  19. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    If I would have known about that I would have been in line by 6 this morning!

    Still seems strange to me though, unless these people really need to get their shopping done asap..
     
  20. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Very very nicely done. Touché.
     
  21. diane143 macrumors 6502a

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    Hoping my local store still has some after work. When I called this morning to confirm using cash/gift cards, I asked about them selling out and she tactfully said "we have a good supply". I then asked if I could call before driving out to see if they still had 64gb in stock and she said they couldn't give out inventory over the phone. Going to be so bummed if I drive out and they don't have any, so I'll try to call anyway.

    Stopped by the closes Verizon as well, and they didn't have ANY 64gb in stock nor would they take my amex gift cards and cash, without a circular way of converting them to Verizon gift cards/
     
  22. tsekh macrumors member

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    If you don't want to wait for Fedex, just go in store and buy one and return the fedex one when it comes.
     
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  24. KPOM macrumors G5

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    The Samsung front-load is better, I'm sure. :)
     
  25. dgdosen macrumors 65816

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    15 minutes at my Apple Store

    I arrived at my local Apple store at 8:15 AM (UVillage Seattle) - and the line was already moving pretty quickly. I got a parking spot right in front (thank you early risers), enjoyed a complimentary cup of coffee, bantered with people in line for about 5 minutes and walked in.

    Then, after high-fiving five blue-shirted employees, out with a 32GB Black and back in my car by 8:30. The line was gone by then.

    Delivery Schmelivery
     

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