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bls8195

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I am not sure about the Apple store in the mall, or I should say outside the mall currently, but there is a small line at the AT&T store in webster, about 5 people from what I could tell, I came back home to get snacks, and movies, etc and I will head back out probably around 1am
 

sonicwind

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AT&T r sold out at fondren and chimney rock. I'm about 200 in line at galleria.

Edit: 184th actually and the line is not moving too fast.

Edit: I decided to leave at 9:15. I would have expected to be in line another 2 hours. The required activation really slowed things down. That's so retarded it's making have second thoughts about using Apple products. I got a free Smart Water out of the deal though, so it was all worth it.
 

streborhcaz

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For anyone in line or that bought the 3G in and around Houston post your experience. And if the store still has more, etc.
 

bls8195

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I went to the AT&T store in Webster, and was number 8, and got my 16 gb white iPhone, they said they had about 100 in stock, and there was about 125 or so people in line
 

sonicwind

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I called the SugarLand Apple store at 11 and they said the line wait was 1 hour. I went back to Galleria first at 11:30 and the line there was at 3 hours+. So I drove to SugarLand and the line was 3+ hours an hour of which was routed outside and in the sun. My guess is there will be lines all day as people trickle in. They can't really do the transactions fast enough to actually sell out. I've decided I don't really want one that bad. I'll get one later.
 

piyf420

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AT&T store on Bay Area across from the mall is sold out. But they will have more Saturday 10:00am.
 

tgwinn

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I went to the store on HWY 6 in missouri city...got in line at 6am this morning and was out and on my way with my 8gig by 9:45 am...they said they only had about 8 or 10 more phones left then and would be sold out by 10am...but they sent me home without activating it because of the problems..i still am trying to get it working.. :( but at least i got one. :D
 

iAttorney

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I was at the Sugarland First Colony mall Apple store today. I got there a little before 5:00 am and was 7th in line. By the time 8:00 rolled around I would say there was going on 100 people in line. I got in the store at around 8:30, and was set up with the purchase/contract side with absolutely no problems (thanks Bill, the Apple specialist who helped me!).

I go to the genius, plug 'er in, and around 30 minutes later, the manager comes out and tells us the system is down, and we can activate from home. So I pack up my stuff and proudly walked out as the FIRST person from that store to take home a 3g. On the way out, there looked to be at least 150+ people in line, half of whom security made wait outside. It looked really bad.
Sadly, I have still been unable to activate and am stuck with a shiny new piece of nothing.

My advice to the rest of you is to go to an Apple store only. AT&T are sold out (or will be shortly). You can bet that some people will not wait in a line all day because of server outages, and the crowd may thin. If you can leave work early, it may be best to get there around lunch. I fear the after work crowd is going to be just as bad.

As far as stock, the Apple employees seemed to have no worries. One guy even told a peon to go outside and tell people that even though they would be waiting for a long time, no one would walk away empty handed. Encouraging for some I guess.....
 

sonicwind

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I'm asking myself why would I or anyone else put themselves through this just to have a product a few days ahead of other people. And the only answer I can come up with is some sort of mental aberration is causing a distorted view of value in the patient. I recommend heavy medication and seclusion from society.