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post #1 of 25
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so I'm at the coconut point store in estero, Florida. Me, my GF, and buddy from work. We have been waiting since 10pm. It is now 2:30am. Besides the security guard, we are the ONLY ones in line. Every 20-30min people inside the store pull back the black curtain to peek at our gigantic waiting line LOL. Luckily I've got my iPhone. Bidding on ebay and drinking sparks orange.

Thought there was a larger hype than this, but no crowd. IMHO I dont believe apple did a very good job with marketing this.
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post #2 of 25
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Originally Posted by Footloose301 View Post

so I'm at the coconut point store in estero, Florida. Me, my GF, and buddy from work. We have been waiting since 10pm. It is now 2:30am. Besides the security guard, we are the ONLY ones in line. Every 20-30min people inside the store pull back the black curtain to peek at our gigantic waiting line LOL. Luckily I've got my iPhone. Bidding on ebay and drinking sparks orange.

Thought there was a larger hype than this, but no crowd. IMHO I dont believe apple did a very good job with marketing this.

Jacksonville Town Center Mall cops kicked us out...told to come back at 7.
post #3 of 25
I hope to be in line in an hour. I'll check back then with the rest of you line dorks then and we can make fun of geeks. ;-)
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post #4 of 25
30 people at the AT&T store in Newburgh NY. I was actually scheduled to have a meeting with Verizon Wireless in New Jersey this morning and it got cancelled at the last moment so I jumped on line. Luckily I had shorts, sneakers, and a t-shirt in my trunk. Standing in line in a suit would have been funny. LOL
post #5 of 25
close to 100 people in line at Knoxville tn apple store. I'm at the back.
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close to 100 people in line at Knoxville tn apple store. I'm at the back.

it's a total cluster here. No one has walked out yet, people inside confused looking. Over 200 in line now.
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post #7 of 25
Very Sad.
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it's a total cluster here. No one has walked out yet, people inside confused looking. Over 200 in line now.

20 minutes for the personto walk out
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post #9 of 25
second person has yet to walk out. This sucks cause I got a plane to catch. They do have bottled water out though.
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second person has yet to walk out. This sucks cause I got a plane to catch. They do have bottled water out though.

30 min for first person to walk out...in wyomissing, pa
post #11 of 25
Three in 40 minutes. Way to go apple. This was a bad idea to activate in store.
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Three in 40 minutes. Way to go apple. This was a bad idea to activate in store.

Yeah I hate that idea. Wish that you could activate at home like on the original. That was a stroke of genius.

BTW didn't know you were in Knoxville. I'm right up the road(i-75) in southeastern Kentucky. I've been to the West Town Knoxville store before. Anyway I plan on venturing out later today to my local ATT store and I'll report back on the activity here.
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wow. I feel for you. #4 just walked out.
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post #14 of 25
it's official. The system is slow and this was a bad idea. People are getting pissed at line speed.
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Yeah I hate that idea. Wish that you could activate at home like on the original. That was a stroke of genius.

BTW didn't know you were in Knoxville. I'm right up the road(i-75) in southeastern Kentucky. I've been to the West Town Knoxville store before. Anyway I plan on venturing out later today to my local ATT store and I'll report back on the activity here.

wow. We are close.

It looks like I am going to have to abandon line. Maybe the Madison wi store will have some this evening.
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wow. We are close.

It looks like I am going to have to abandon line. Maybe the Madison wi store will have some this evening.

I think that getting a phone at the ATT will be the better move this time around. I don't think they'll see lines as larger as Apple stores will.
post #17 of 25
Yikes, sounds awful. When you get through, let us know what the most time consuming part of the process is or where it broke down. Thanks, you're a trooper!
post #18 of 25
had to leave the line at the door. There about 5 people doing transactions and 40 employees trying to sell you mobileme and accesories.

Let us hope Wisconsin has phones when I land there.
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post #19 of 25
Took me 14 minutes total. Hooray for living in the sticks!
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complete disaster. Store can't unbrick at local ATT store, says demand has overloaded the system. told us to go home, get on itunes. been on itunes trying to connect for 45 minutes. my other iphone is disabled. The store in Bham Al sold out in 40 minutes. This is pathetic!
post #21 of 25
I should be in Madison at 2 pm local. I to to the apple at the same mall name as the one I left this morning. Should be interesting and I hope they have phones left. CNN is reporting problems like what you stated just watching here on the airport.
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post #22 of 25
made it to the Madison wisconsin store. Another line about 35 deep. Seems I can't shake lines today. should have a phone unless they run out because I am here till they close.
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post #23 of 25
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made it to the Madison wisconsin store. Another line about 35 deep. Seems I can't shake lines today. should have a phone unless they run out because I am here till they close.

in car and syncs phone, called wife. Madison can move a line.
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post #24 of 25
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I was in and out in 15min. Very easy. I was the FIRST person to receive and iPhone at my location.

Now just trying to get this original iPhone activated for the GF.
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post #25 of 25
I arrived at about 8:20 at my local AT&T store. Despite my desire to have an iPhone 3g on day 1, it was not my priority today due to more pressing matters. Soon after my arrival (still second-to-last in line, the store manager comes out and says that he's pretty sure that they don't have enough stock on hand for everybody and that they got shortchanged in the inventory allocation despite supposedly being the highest volume AT&T store in the northeast. Anyway when I got to be the 15-20th person in line, people started coming out without bags. At this point the store went into "direct fulfillment mode. We went in, paid, and an order was placed that would ship an iPhone with our name on it directly to the store where it will be held for us. As an added bonus, if we are able to find one, they will cancel the order and fully refund our money. I'm off to the Apple store which is a bit further away tomorrow morning to see if I can get my hands on one, having been reassured by the AT&T rep that I can bring in my reeipt and they will cancel the order.
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