What time are you going to start queuing for Snow Leopard?

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  1. Tutankhamark macrumors member

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    Hey guys, I was wondering what time people are planning on going to Apple Stores to pick up a copy of the new OS. The stores here in the UK open at 10am and I have never been to a product launch before so what time do you recommend I start queuing in order to be near the front (first 20ish maybe?).

    I will be going to the Sheffield, Meadowhall store in the UK by the way.

    Thanks
     
  2. iBlue macrumors Core

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  3. arkitect macrumors 601

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    ^^
    :D:D

    To answer the question:
    If my Macs were just vanity toys I'd probably be falling all over myself to get inline. Since they're not and I use 'em to earn a crust, I'm taking it slowly.
     
  4. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    Don't count on it being a major release, or a release party at all. Thats What I have been told.

    So I WILL buy it tomorrow, but in the evening time on my way back from a theme park :D

    -omi
     
  5. OllyW Moderator

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    I don't think it's going to be a big event, even Apple don't seem to be making much fuss about it.

    I'm getting mine in the afternoon after I finish work. I think if you turn up just before 10 you won't have to hang around too long.
     
  6. sammich macrumors 601

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    I will be queuing by my mailbox waiting for the mailman to bring me my pre-order tomorrow. I like living in Australia :D
     
  7. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    Sometime mid-afternoon. I won't be queuing. Just going to pop down to the store after I do everything else that needs done. Don't even know if I'll install tomorrow. Will definitely be reading up on Macrumors tomorrow for known issues before I go ahead with an install.
     
  8. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

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    Since the nearest Apple Store is 70 miles away, I will not be going there to get my copy. I will however be going to Best Buy to purchase the family pack. I'll do that after my homework is done, and I go to the doctor.
     
  9. fcamilleri macrumors member

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    I preordered my family pack so it comes in tomorrow.
     
  10. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    You just want to go and see the cute brunette at the Bullring store!!!
     
  11. OllyW Moderator

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    I'll get it from Merry Hill if they have it tomorrow. I only venture into Brum if I've got no other choice. ;)
     
  12. tabasco70 macrumors 6502

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    I am planning on strolling in when I get there, and pick up a copy and leave.
    Nothing special.
    It's not hardware.
    And it seems like normal users are that psyched about it, so if there is a crowd, it won't be too big.
     
  13. jamin100 macrumors 6502

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    Its a reseller in Merry Hill isnt it?
    I'd rather get it from there too but whats this about a brunette in the bullring store :)

    Could be making a trip there instead!
     
  14. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    No, they really aren't are they? Whats strange is that the iPhone ads over the last few days have been almost annoying, they are so frequent....

    Maybe its just Apple anticipating the SL sales? and forking some dough over for commercials? :p
     
  15. OllyW Moderator

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    Yes, it's upstairs next to M&S.

    The staff aren't as pretty, but it'll save me a couple of hours if I can get it from Merry Hill.
     
  16. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm not.

    That's why we have pre-orders for. I'll gladly wait until UPS or FEDEX to drop off my package. If it arrives tomorrow great, if not, it will be here monday. I'm looking forward to it, but as others stated, its a major release and I'm not going to lose any sleep if it fails to arrive tomorrow. I lived this long without it, another couple of days won't kill me.
     
  17. mattyb240 macrumors 6502a

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    My friend who works in the bull ring thinks it might be a 6pm launch to co-inside with the us stores? But they aren't able to confirm. Anyone heard anything similar?
     
  18. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I haven't heard anything yet... but I will go to my local Apple Retail Store (which is only about 15 minutes away from my workplace) as soon as work's done. Can't go any earlier because they don't open early enough. :eek:
     
  19. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    I called the BullRing store this morning and they said it was just going to be a normal sale. No t-shirts or special launch. I may get it first thing, depends where I am.
     
  20. Barbie macrumors regular

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    snow leopard goes on sale in england at opening time - 10am

    that is confirmed by an apple employee I know ;)
     
  21. drlunanerd macrumors 65816

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    Yep, as evidenced by their sloppy bug testing in the GM build ;)
     
  22. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    It's a pretty good shop at Merry Hill, just a pity you have to suffer Merry Hill.

    I was in there on Tuesday buying a new battery for my MBP and they said they would be opening as normal and selling from when they open at 10am. Bit fed up that I ordered my copy from the Apple store. I work 2 minutes from the Bullring but thought they would be doing the silly 6pm thing.
     
  23. Deefuzz macrumors 6502a

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    Just going to pop in on my lunch break around noon and pick it up.
     
  24. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    If the Apple Store were giving away t-shirts, like they have in the past, I'd be there. Alas, I just ordered it this time.
     
  25. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I am not. I will wait a couple of weeks to see how it plays out.
     

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