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Topic # 23698 7-Jul-2008 14:11
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Line up thread for Queen street, join here!

List your hopes and dreams and other suggestions!
Any special clothes you'll bring to identify you.
General advice on chairs, rubber duckies, sun tan lotion or wolly socks needed for the que.



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I'll start.

Hopes: I hope I get on on the night.
Clothes: Big puffy jacket
Advice: Ear plugs to protect your ears from all the screaming geeks, pest repellant. 

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Reply # 143838 7-Jul-2008 15:04
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How about:

* Credit card/cash/EFTPOS/IOU to buy the phone
* A spare limb (arm or leg) to actually pay for the iPhone plan
* Chair to sit on
* Quick escape route planned to minimise chances of getting mugged/killed for your new toy
* Lots of caffine/water/BZP laced party pills to make the wait easier
* Noose to hang yourself when you find out the phones are sold out before you get to the front of the queue

Think that should do it .......

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  Reply # 143840 7-Jul-2008 15:05
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Oh, most important, a second person to hold your place in the queue for the toilet breaks!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 143889 7-Jul-2008 16:27
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Which store is that? the one down the bottom, or the one in the middle?

Wish I was 18 and had time to  camp out, :(

I would hard.



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  Reply # 143905 7-Jul-2008 16:44

The middle one, just down from the corner with National Bank and Whitcoulls - opposite Parallel Imported hehe

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  Reply # 143925 7-Jul-2008 17:09
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Man I'm so there! :) What time do you recon will be good to line-up from?
:)

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  Reply # 143926 7-Jul-2008 17:11
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Im definitely in.

However, what exactly do you think you'll need to sign up? I mean, i dont have a credit card (thankfuly)

im alrready on 'on account'. However, I am not the account "holder" as such but i have authorisation on the account.. SO what now? Im paying for it though..?





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  Reply # 143957 7-Jul-2008 18:25
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To sign up all you need is ID (passport, license etc) and possibly proof of address.  If you already have an account, take ID and a copy of your bill.

As to where to meet, either outside the Vodafone store, or perhaps somewhere like Bugerking just down the road?

Does anyone work in town, possibly late on a Thursday night ;-)  who can scope out the store???

Just as a heads up, when Star Wars screened in Newmarket as a midnight opening, I went to that, got there at 10:30pm and there where FOUR people in front of me.  Mass numbers didn't really start until after 11, by 11:30 the queue was getting long.  Anybody else been to a midnight release to compare?

As for getting in touch why dont we just txt each other when we get there?

Then if anyone is keen we can go the pub afterwards and play with our new gadgets!  Assuming we all get one....

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  Reply # 143958 7-Jul-2008 18:27
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Cool sounds fat, what time do you recon we'll have to be there?
I'd do 16hours if I have to....but hmmm....

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  Reply # 143973 7-Jul-2008 18:48
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  Reply # 143975 7-Jul-2008 18:50
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timbosan: To sign up all you need is ID (passport, license etc) and possibly proof of address.  If you already have an account, take ID and a copy of your bill.

As to where to meet, either outside the Vodafone store, or perhaps somewhere like Bugerking just down the road?

Does anyone work in town, possibly late on a Thursday night ;-)  who can scope out the store???

Just as a heads up, when Star Wars screened in Newmarket as a midnight opening, I went to that, got there at 10:30pm and there where FOUR people in front of me.  Mass numbers didn't really start until after 11, by 11:30 the queue was getting long.  Anybody else been to a midnight release to compare?

As for getting in touch why dont we just txt each other when we get there?

Then if anyone is keen we can go the pub afterwards and play with our new gadgets!  Assuming we all get one....



Sounds like a good idea, actually.

So because im under 18 (oh did I mention that earlier?) will it matter? or am i going to have to bring along mommy to enjoy the lovely wait as well :P





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  Reply # 144001 7-Jul-2008 19:34
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rebeltrousers: Cool sounds fat, what time do you recon we'll have to be there?
I'd do 16hours if I have to....but hmmm....

I'll very likely be lining up, depending on the contract prices. I've also been wondering about how early to queue up. At Macworld this year I lined up at 4:30AM, which was five hours before the keynote and managed to get a great seat. I doubt there will be as many Mac/iPhone obsessed people in Auckland in July as San Francisco in January, but I guess it really depends on how many units they have available (which I doubt they will officially reveal). I was thinking of lining up around 6 o'clock ish, depending on feedback I get on how long the line is from friends who will be lining up or in the area.

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  Reply # 144054 7-Jul-2008 20:24
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Well, I saw the guy on TV who is selling his place in the queue on trademe, and he is lining up 18 hours before, which is a bit extreme, almost guaranteed on being first in line.

I reckon anybody there before 6pm is far too keen and a bit of an Apple fanboy ;-)

So how about we aim for 6pm, I can come straight from work then!

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  Reply # 144058 7-Jul-2008 20:28
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timbosan: Well, I saw the guy on TV who is selling his place in the queue on trademe, and he is lining up 18 hours before, which is a bit extreme, almost guaranteed on being first in line.

I reckon anybody there before 6pm is far too keen and a bit of an Apple fanboy ;-)

So how about we aim for 6pm, I can come straight from work then!


Haha, yeah fair enough..
I think im gonna' go extreme though.

I might leave here (whangaparaoa) at around 4.30am on thursday or just after 6am just so i miss the traffic... Hate traffic..


But yeah. I want to know who's interested to see if anyones actually gonna' turn up :P





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  Reply # 144074 7-Jul-2008 20:49
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Aaroona:
timbosan: Well, I saw the guy on TV who is selling his place in the queue on trademe, and he is lining up 18 hours before, which is a bit extreme, almost guaranteed on being first in line.

I reckon anybody there before 6pm is far too keen and a bit of an Apple fanboy ;-)

So how about we aim for 6pm, I can come straight from work then!


Haha, yeah fair enough..
I think im gonna' go extreme though.

I might leave here (whangaparaoa) at around 4.30am on thursday or just after 6am just so i miss the traffic... Hate traffic..


But yeah. I want to know who's interested to see if anyones actually gonna' turn up :P


4.30AM????  That's EARLY!!!  Or do you mean 4.30pm??  Either way, queuing outside a store that is still open during the day (Thursday) on a busy part of Queen Street could be either fun or a real drag.  But you may be 2nd in the queue behind 'Selling my place in the queue on Trademe' man.

I will see you about 6.

Oh, all of us who are going to the Queen St store should PM each other our cellphone numbers, and if a large-ish group of us are going to meet there at a certain time, lets organise it a bit?  Comments, ideas, suggestions?

And a 'what to take' list:

Chair
Umbrella (Auckland s**t weather)
Money
ID
Vodafone Bill
PSP/laptop/other electrical item (could start a LAN on Queen Street!)
Warm Clothing
Change of underwear when you finally work out how much you are paying Vodafone

See you then!
:-)

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  Reply # 144081 7-Jul-2008 20:54
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Yeah sounds like a cool idea!
My facebook group with 1 member hasn't seemed to take off.
I just DON'T want to miss out! :)

Sounds as if we could wait til the morning and then bown up to any old store and get one....BUT it's the "sounds as if" in that that I'm not happy with!

So it sounds as if some people might just turn up after work etc?
:)

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