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  Reply # 145662 9-Jul-2008 19:43
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UPDATE ON CHRISTCHURCH!!

Walked in the store and browsed for awhile, talked to one of the sales team and asked the specific questions

Me: Hi I was wondering if I'm allowed to ask anything regarding the iphone

Sales: Er... depends what you want to know

Me: If I choose to pay upright and go on the cheapest you chooe 20 plan (20 bucks a month) could I just do that and have no data plan because I wish to just use wireless wifi from home to browse.

Sales: You,... cooould!? however iphones have automatic update on them which you cannot turn off and it will automatically charge you per mb of use even if your not  on a data plan (bullsh**)

Me: Oh right,.. well anyways will it be sold out? is there any way I can pre order it?

Sales: Sorry we dont do pre orders, you can come at midnight tommorow and "hopefully" there will be enough, maybe you should line up outside? (she says this in a absolutely serious way)

Me: (I look out side and there are ZERO PEOPLE a big fat 0 and just one security guard that never use to be there standing around.) Er.. yeah, no thanks I'm not staying out in this weather,... (quite frankly nobody will,.. its kiwi land haha)


CHCH on wednesday 7:30 pm ----- CURRENTLY ZERO IN LINE cept the security guard.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 145691 9-Jul-2008 20:16
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Maybe the security guard is lining up?!

I do think its ridiculous. Stupid uni student Yell 
Uh! AUT! Worse! Physiotherepy! I wonder if he's buying outright or signing up to one of the ridiculous plans that he probably can't really afford properly. Not a good look to students complaining of high course fees exactly is it?!
(Oh wait - he's using his student loan to fund the plan isn't he?!)
PATHETIC!!!
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Master Geek


  Reply # 145695 9-Jul-2008 20:22
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Student loan is only available for course fee, unless you're not receiving student allowance, in that case you can borrow living cost.
I don't think $1000 allowance for course related fee wouldn't fit for buying iphone unless he's majoring IT and very good writing skill. Smile
Anyway, any more than 4 people on Auckland still?

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  Reply # 145698 9-Jul-2008 20:24
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iphone is like a computer, and they are covered by course related costs. Doesnt matter since most people just put transport on the form at the start of the year.




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  Reply # 145712 9-Jul-2008 20:39
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Marmion:

Maybe the security guard is lining up?!

I do think its ridiculous. Stupid uni student Yell 
Uh! AUT! Worse! Physiotherepy! I wonder if he's buying outright or signing up to one of the ridiculous plans that he probably can't really afford properly. Not a good look to students complaining of high course fees exactly is it?!
(Oh wait - he's using his student loan to fund the plan isn't he?!)
PATHETIC!!!
[end rant/]



I think the news reported that his friends will buy him the iPhone if he remained 1st in line until the opening at 12.01am Friday.

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  Reply # 145807 9-Jul-2008 22:44
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Guess Wellingtonians have more sense than jafas, nobody waiting for the iPhone outside the Lambton Quay store as of 8.30pm. Just the lone relativly friendly security guard with a good book was camped out. I asked if anyone had qued and the response was "I can't comment, I've been told it's confidential."

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Reply # 145810 9-Jul-2008 22:51
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allsteve: I asked if anyone had qued and the response was "I can't comment, I've been told it's confidential."


Queueing for iPhone is confidential??? Surprised




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  Reply # 145814 9-Jul-2008 22:59
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Queueing for iPhone is confidential??? Surprised


I think the guy just had that response all worked up for any question. Ah the madness.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 145868 10-Jul-2008 03:49
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No one will go there at MIdnight I rather stay at home drinking beers.. 250 dollars per month will supply my boy with lots of milk !!! VF you are disgrace



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  Reply # 145938 10-Jul-2008 09:26
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How did the lone security guards cope overnight?

The end is in site now.  Keep those updates coming in.

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  Reply # 145949 10-Jul-2008 09:45
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aimsy007: Keep those updates coming in.


Yeah, anyone got an update on the numbers in line in Auckland?

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  Reply # 145963 10-Jul-2008 10:02
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I'm considering lining up at the welly store almost as a joke, it looks like it would almost be fun to be the first to get one and actually probably quite possible!

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  Reply # 145967 10-Jul-2008 10:06
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paradoxsm: I'm considering lining up at the welly store almost as a joke, it looks like it would almost be fun to be the first to get one and actually probably quite possible!


Haha yeah. I've got nothing better to do, hate these long uni/tec holidays.



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  Reply # 146042 10-Jul-2008 11:59
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Updates anyone?

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  Reply # 146077 10-Jul-2008 12:58
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nobody in line at wellington as of 12:40.

about 12 people milling around in the shop but no signs of a line.



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