When do you think I can just walk in and buy an iphone5?

bidoof01

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Aug 2, 2011
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I've been checking apples site stock the past week and just give up. Always out of stock even when I'm there at 10pm or a few minutes early. I don't want to order it online and have it shipped to me in 2-3 weeks, but I might just have to. With holidays coming up, I think stock would be dry well after Christmas.
 

NewToMac11

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Mar 6, 2011
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have you tried to do the reserve for in store pick up at 10 pm deal thats been talked about on here?

but for other than apple store, i was able to pick one up at sprint store today with out ordering or anything.
 

NovemberWhiskey

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if you mean with certainty, I would say after the holidays, so maybe Jan-Feb.

You might get lucky one of these days, but I wouldn't count on it anytime soon.
 

NovemberWhiskey

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if you mean with certainty, I would say after the holidays, so maybe Jan-Feb.

You might get lucky one of these days, but I wouldn't count on it anytime soon.
 

mellofello

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I strolled in and snagged 2 on launch day with 0 line. My area is a bit over saturated with apple stores
 

Mrbobb

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I suppose one naturally assumes, "hey I am here in person, surely you have a phone in stock for people who actually bother to show in person?" or you are impatience, but then you KNOW in your head, that's not how todays works.

U haven't been paying attention. There are threads here about the "10 p.m." thing. READ! work the system. Pacing around is not gonna make anything happen.
 

ManuCH

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It all depends on where you want to buy it: on launch day, sometimes in the afternoon, a relative of mine just walked into the AT&T store in Jackson, WY, and bought an iPhone 5. No lines, nobody around. But hey, that's Wyoming :)
 

tymaster50

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i walked into radioshack the tuesday after the iPhone 5 came out. Took a fair bit of calling around though but I found one kinda close to me. Walked out with 16gb vzw iphone 5 instead of att :/
 
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