Waited an hour outside of ATT store today to no avail

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  1. snoozeallday

    snoozeallday OT Supporter

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    They came out and told me and the 20 people behind me they only had 3 left after we waited over an hour. I asked why they didnt just count the iphones and then let the people in line who couldnt get one know. They said they were told that they couldn't give that information out.

    Bullshit.
     
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    As bad as that is you should have just waited :dunno:
     
  3. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    i think he is entitled to get the phone as soon as anyone else. they should have had adequate stock and additional staff to accommodate whoever wanted to buy a phone on the first day at opening.

    whoever is in charge of distribution and allocation dropped the ball plain and simple.

    i got fucked like this too. waited in a 100 person line out in the fucking bookdocks no less for a store who stocked 20 phones :ugh: x11ty
     
  4. nsxrebel

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    My local store sold out this morning, only 100 phones were available. I just sold my iPhone on craigslist for $300 earlier today. I have to be at work tomorrow at 8, so I won't be able to be there in line to get it. Luckily my friend manages the store, so he'll set one aside for me, I just have to pay for it tonight. Now the question is, should I get the 8Gb or 16Gb in white? My friend said they might only be getting 8Gb tonight.
     
  5. hsmith

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    :rofl: and that is your own stupid fault

    it was well advertised they would get 20-40 phones at the apple store

    if you saw the long line and still waited, you rolled the dice

    i saw the line and left, i can wait till next wek
     
  6. Pitt

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    better be more for sunday... or I may :wtc:
     
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  8. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    all of the apple stores here advertised having sufficient stock to last throughout the day. 300 people lines were served nonstop from 8AM-1AM at 3 different malls i know of here in houston...

    i dont see how anyone who wants the phone is to blame. this is only the biggest phone drop of all time and you think its the customers fault there arent enough phones?
     
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    Getting staff isn't as easy as you seem to think it is. Can you imagine Apple doubling their staff to cater for this for ONE DAY? It would be ridiculous, just ridiculous to hire that amount of staff for a single day.

    Even if they did, the lines would still be huge because the shops are only as big as the shops, there are only as many tills as there are tills and after they did all that, people will still sack ride Apple just as much as if they didn't bother at all.
     
  10. snoozeallday

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    Update.

    Walked into the mall tonight at 10:30PM. Waited in a 3 person line, got a phone, was out by 11:10PM.

    GG fuck ATT stores :bowdown: Apple store. Had all 3 versions available.
     
  11. Ant

    Ant Serious Business.

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    I'm hanging out waiting for the apple store to open. If I don't get one today. I'll just wait for the hype to die down.
     
  12. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    i am fully aware of the ramifications of employing/working more staff for this, but when you have lines several hundred people long ALL DAY, you think they are losing money? every phone they sell probably covers the cost of that employee for the day and then some.

    part of the reason there are lines is because fire marshals don't allow too many people inside the stores. there are maximum occupancies and they can be fined for exceeding that. all the stores i went to yesterday had police/fire regulating the number of customers..
     
  13. Ant

    Ant Serious Business.

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    just got mine...

    I did a restore instead of setting up a new iphone, and everything seems good.

    it's funny though instead of ATT for the carrier, it says iPwnd still
     
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    But the people waiting in line will still get a phone eventually. They won't lose any money and they know this. I don't think they'd waste it on staff.

    Plus the lines at the stores all make for good hype and get Apple some free publicity.
     
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    6 hours at Apple this morning for my 16GB black.
     
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    3 hrs for a white one. I didn't have to wait in line as my friend had 2 reserved for me ;) , but his store only got 8Gb phones for today. I ended up going elsewhere for a white 16Gb
     
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    :rofl: @ not knowing how SCLM works.

    You pwnt yourself with stupidity but you have to blame someone else, right? It's the American way. :ugh2:
     
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    Got mine today, 3hr wait for a white one :wiggle:

    Apple store btw
     
  19. Pitt

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    I'm trying tomorrow.

    fuck throwing away an entire day sitting in lines.

    golfing FTMF:bowdown:
     
  20. tehaviator

    tehaviator what u think badass that me

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    I camped out starting at 2am...got mine, I was the 4th person in line :)

    Fucking waited a year for this day
     
  21. Pitt

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    apple store I went to opened up at 9 instead of 11. :ugh:
     
  22. YourMomOnRyeBun

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    You and every other idiot in line are just feeding the hype. They don't release a "ton of phones" on the release date so that you guys WILL line up outside the store and help create the hype. Essentially they are buying free marketing. If you REALLY want the phone, you will go back to the store every day until they get one in stock, so they aren't losing any business.
     
  23. TheWeasel

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    All 4 Minnesota Apple Stores are outta iPhones right now. You'd think at least the Mall of America would have some. Wonder if they'll put another Apple Store in the Mall of America when it expands.
     
  24. Drloveless

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    lmao who cares? iphone this, iphone that, im sticking with 2 g, not worth the contract prices, and waits.
     
  25. nsxrebel

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    wrong, it's worth it.
     

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