Apple Saturday | November 18, 2004
This Saturday sees the launch of the first of several Apple stores in the UK. The stores opening has been eagerly awaited by Mac geeks all over the country, some going as far as to sneak pics of the building site from a nearby roof.
I did entertain the idea of queuing up for the opening in order to get my hands on a legendary Lucky Bag. However I read on one site that the length of the queue at the SF store opening was 200 by 6am, 500 by 8am and a whopping 1,200 by 10am. As we’re a nation of professional queuers (lucky I didn’t let my spellchecker change this to what it wanted to change it to!) I bet people will already be there with tents and sleeping bags.
With only 200 lucky bags to go around, even getting the first train to London would have been too late and I’m really not up for pulling an all-nighter, no matter how great the contents will be. For those people willing to brave the Nov cold, they will end up with £700 worth of stuff for a measly £249. Expect to see these bad boys on ebay.co.uk within minutes of the store opening. I’m planning to head up around 9am on the off chance that I’ll bag one of 2,500 opening day t-shirts. considering one person sold an opening day T-shirt on ebay for $510, it may not be such a bad investment. Hell, I may try to pick up two!
The stores are supposed to be amazingly well designed so I’m looking forward to checking out the genius bar, the theatre and the legendary glass staircase. I just hope to god they don’t do the whole high five thing here.
After the store I’m planning to head over to the other big Apple event of the day, MacExpo2004. I’ve never been to a Mac Expo before so an looking forward to test driving some games, checking out the latest peripherals and maybe doing a spot of Christmas shopping. I’ll probably be there from 12pm onwards so hope to see a few of you there.
Posted at November 18, 2004 7:39 PM