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Jun 7, 2007
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ok ok...we all know ..at least by now....the store closes at 2pm....lines forming before....I'll be on the line.....now....how are Apple and att going to handle the rush when the doors open? at they gonna have the phones stacked up on a shelf for us to pick? or are we gonna have to bum rush the sales guy?
are they gonna take a few at a time.......this is mind boggling....I ...we all need to know before someone gets trampled....apple should post something on how the will control the crowd...anyone called Apple or att to see what they are doing about crowd control?
 

IPhone_Chica

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Jun 14, 2007
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I expect Apple stores to be more organized than AT&T stores. Heck AT&T associates weren't even trained til this week and seem to know next to nothing. This is a recipe for disaster. I expect angry consumers at AT&T come friday.
 

Kyled8888@gmail.com

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Jun 22, 2007
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I'm not expecting lines either, but I'm preparing for long lines, just in case. I am definitely getting an iPhone, lol. Not much demand in Southern Mississippi though :p
 

MomPOM

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Jun 20, 2007
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I would assume that Apple will have something in place. Either wristbands or tickets. I really hope that ATT has something set up or else just has someone "bouncing" at the door, letting a certain number of people in at a time. I would imagine if the lines are crazy they have to do something like that for fire code. I know the ATT store I'll be at is tiny so I can't imagine that many people are allowed in at one time.
 

Knowsall

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Jun 17, 2007
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Damn...now Im thinkin I may be in for a 3pm stakeout. 3hour wait. Damn.
Last time I had wristbands handed out to me for tickets was a Motley Crue show in 84 when they were good heheh
 

JackBauer

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Jun 16, 2007
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#12
Can someone explain wristbands for me? Is it where your wristband has a number on it, and if you don't have a wristband, you can't get a phone?
 

thedwp

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Jun 24, 2007
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I think for the Apple stores who are not located in a mall, they will have their act together...for the ones in the malls, they are going to have to rely on mall security for help because first of all, they are going to have to deal with a line outside the store in the mall, you know their not going to let us sit in the stores, then MOVE all of us out when they close...as for the ATT stores, I think it all depends on the managers. I called my store and she told me that they were going to stay in constant communication with the crowd letting everyone know how many phones are left.

Honestly, I don't think there will be mass craziness anywhere other than the big Apple store cities.
 

MomPOM

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Jun 20, 2007
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Can someone explain wristbands for me? Is it where your wristband has a number on it, and if you don't have a wristband, you can't get a phone?
If they do wristbands, they'll probably come out and hand them to people at 6:00. They'll hand out as many as they have phones. If you have a band, you get a phone. They are sometimes numbered but sometimes they'll just let people purchase their phones in order they are in line.

I remember ToysRUs did something similar when a bunch of Wiis came in. People were clutterd outside the store, not even in line. An employee came out with the slips that they use to purchase bikes and stuff. If you had a slip, you got a Wii. then they escorted everyone into the building to the area to purchase them.