So nobody went to walmart and target...FAIL

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  1. FatalDesain

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    I mean maybe south florida is different but all the apple stores were packed lines out the wazoo, people sitting on the floor all day. People selling their first gens for like 200 bucks and then nobody I mean like maybe three people at walmart, maybe like 10 at target. Do these people not use the internet on their ipads? Do people not shop at walmart or target anymore?

    Is there something cool about buying from apple stores. Maybe it's cool to say hey look at me standing here just waiting. My walmart had like 70 and and I bought like 4 just to ebay. It was sad because they had a rope but nobody in line.
     
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    I really enjoyed getting my iPad at Target here in the South Bronx. There WAS a huge line, and only by coming and hour early did I even get it. They had about 50 iPads and they sold out in 40 min.

    Target should have gotten more iPads.

    Everyone in NYC knows the Apple store on 59th street is a madhouse even on a normal day... so today?... oy. forget about it!
     
  3. Tarkio

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    I was in line for 1 1/2 hours at an Apple Store in Boston. No big deal. They served Pete's coffee to everyone in line, gave us vouchers so we knew that the model we wanted was reserved and ready when we got in the store. Very pleasant staff, and hundreds of buyers got the exact carrier, model, covers, etc. they wanted.

    What's wrong with that??
     
  4. tweeter

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    Our Walmarts either said they weren't getting them or they didn't know. I'll venture out tomorrow in search of one.
     
  5. freebirdforever

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    Mmmm coffee
     
  6. Futurebird

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    That sounds like a better way to do it. At target they would just yell out what was left from time to time.

    "ONLY 15 black ones left! 9 3G!"

    Not as slick... but it was a smaller operation.

    But, I got to meet a lot of Apple computer users in my neighborhood-- so that was cool.
     
  7. qnet

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    I just went by Target to check and, of course they were out. The guy i talked to said they only got 5. I knew I wouldn't get off work early enough to get one and, I'm glad I ordered online.
     
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    I went to the Apple store in Troy Michigan at first. I got there at 2:30 and was about 200th in line. I had a friend that went to walmart at 3:00 about 20 mins away and he was the 3rd person in line. I left rushed over there and at 3:30 i was the 5th person in line and as you got there they handed out sku's so you know what you had.

    Wish i would have just went there first i was checked out and in the car by 5:05, i can't imagine how long it took to check the 200 people out then they probably would have not had any white 16g left like i wanted.
     
  9. tzimisce

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    But Apple shops are cool. Look at all that glass and burnished steel and clean, postindustrial styling (which their devices kind of resemble), not to mention their youthful-looking and helpful staff*.

    Even standing in the queue amidst other fans and talking to each other about stuff and absorbing the vibe and energy of the location adds immensely to the whole Apple experience. I can't think of another technology vendor which has anything that comes even close. (I'm sure there are some who feel that they're too cool to be part of that scene, and that's perfectly fine, too.)

    *Actual skill and product knowledge may vary according to your location and luck, of course.
     
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  10. Futurebird

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    I agree, but today was not ready for the stress. The NYC stores are just so intense ... and the people there can be a little too serious!
     

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