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vtecryder00

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Hi everyone. I am new to this site. Just have one question concerning the iPhone. Will I need to camp out in front of the corp. store just so I can get one. Any info would help. I just don't want to camp out and the shipment is not there or there. Thanks
 

wjp09

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Im not sure sorry. However Please direct any camping related questions or coments in the new camping thread.
 

ColsTiger

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Hi everyone. I am new to this site. Just have one question concerning the iPhone. Will I need to camp out in front of the corp. store just so I can get one. Any info would help. I just don't want to camp out and the shipment is not there or there. Thanks
Apple stores should give you the best chance to actually score an iPhone on release day. I would expect them to have a better supply than the corporate Cingular/At&t stores.
 

bulls6pack

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Sorry if this has been brought up before. When the previous iPhones went on sale, everywhere you turned you heard about people camping out at At&t Stores and Apple Stores in anticipation for the phone. Did anyone here partake in these festivities? Was it worth it? Make any friends, or have fun doing it? Call me crazy, but Im considering it this time around. Kind of sounds fun!
 

seanwes

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I camped out for the 3G with a few friends that also wanted to get the new iPhone. it was mostly for the fun of it. I was 8th in a line that ended up being about 200. made some new friends, watched movies on our old iPhones hooked up to battery power speakers. it was definitely an experience. practical? not really. would I do it again? probably lol
 

impaler

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Sorry if this has been brought up before. When the previous iPhones went on sale, everywhere you turned you heard about people camping out at At&t Stores and Apple Stores in anticipation for the phone. Did anyone here partake in these festivities? Was it worth it? Make any friends, or have fun doing it? Call me crazy, but Im considering it this time around. Kind of sounds fun!
Nope. Waste of time. Ordered next day through AT&T via direct fulfillment. Got it in 7 days.
 

psylichon

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I'm only 31, but I'm already hardened. Waste of my time. I'll wait it out until it's convenient to go pick one up... a day or two :)
 

styfle

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I barely even waited for the dark knight on opening night. I went like 30 minutes before (11:30) and didn't actually get into the midnight showing since it was sold out but they had the 12:10 showing still available. I can't really wait a full day for the new iPhone.
 

Europa

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I got in line at an AT&T store in Vegas two hours before they opened on 3G iDay. I was #30 in line. I was in line for a total of about 3 and a half hours. It was well worth it. I just wish they handed out 3G T-Shirts instead of water.
 

Sharunda

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I did not camp out, didn't even consider it. We went on July 15th early in the morning and were like 20th in line and it was GREAT! It was uneventful and we got our phones. Simple, easy. When we were leaving the line was down the street and around the corner. There was a guy who looked like Russel Brand ushering people in wearing an orange iPhone shirt. (Of course that had nothing to do with anything. I just remembered that guy) We didn't have him going in.
 

JWiPhone

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No way will I camp out for this new iPhone, no matter how badly I want it. One of my pet peeves is long lines. :) I will probably do most of the credit processing online and then show up a few weeks later and get the new iPhone at my local Apple Store.
 

dturner

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I'm sure the camping out thing can be as fun as you make it, but not for me. I got the V1 about 2 days after release. I swore up and down I wasn't getting the 3G, so it was about 2 months after release before I got that one.
 

We Beat U

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My wife and I didn't wait in line for V1. We won't this time either. We'll probably wait and buy the new one about a week before they drop the price by $200....just like we did last time. :mad:

I'm still waiting to spend my gift certificate though
 

reas0n

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i camped out for both V1 and 3G it was worth it both times i was the 2nd Person in line on iDay 1.0 and 5th in line on iDay 2.0 but ended up being the first person to get one cause nobody in front of me had credit cards lol i waited 9 hours the first time around and 6 hours the second time around and i think it was worth it ive met a lot of cool people i still see from time to time and had ALOT of laughs it was a cool experience to say the least i'll definitely being doing it this time around just to be one of the first to have it you know... im one of those impatient people who would die if i had to wait 7 days for my phone to come in the mail lol:cool: