View Full Version : Apple Store Chadstone Lineup

18th May 2010, 06:22 PM
Hey Guys, will be heading to Chadstone store at 6am to lineup, if any other mactalkers want to meet up before hand at the closet entrance to Apple Store Chadstone we can all have a mini MacTalk meet whilst waiting in line together! :D

Oh yeah Pm me for details.

25th May 2010, 04:49 PM
For the mactalk guys that are meeting at Chadstone, let me know if you want to make it earlier as its an 8am opening.. ?? :P counting down the sleeps now! :D

26th May 2010, 03:04 PM
I was going to line up at 3am. But Im unsure whether the parking lot would be open at that time.
Also I've noticed that Coles and other shopping centres open at 6am. Does this mean that the centre will open all areas? Or will there be barriers.
I'd love to find out which is the closest door to the apple store.

Lol I sound paranoid.

26th May 2010, 03:56 PM
I have just spoken to centre management and they lock the car park until 7am, the centre wont open their doors until 7am as well, so i'd imagine you would be waiting outside the carpark on princess highway from 3am till 7am in the rain, as it will be bucketing down, with the coldest night on record forecasted! haha :)

Unless you go ninja style and jump the fence.

Management said that you can go and park in coles carpark when it opens at 6am and then make your way to the entrance and await till it opens! :)

nai777 if you want to meet up with us send me a pm and will let you know the details as we will be at the closet entrance to the store.

27th May 2010, 12:17 PM
I've made the decision to line up tomorrow at Chadstone, but don't know the best entrance/carpark? Anyone give me any pointers? Doesn't seem like it will be worth getting there before 7am.

27th May 2010, 01:06 PM
Has it been confirmed that any of the stores will actually have stock on the day??

I would consider making my way down to the Sydney store, but only if there is a confirmed chance of actually getting a shiny new toy.

27th May 2010, 01:08 PM
Hey guys, change in plans/meet time, just read this article on the age:

Melbourne braces for iPad mania (http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/tablets/melbourne-braces-for-ipad-mania-20100527-wfxy.html?autostart=1)

they will be handing out tickets in order of first come first served!

27th May 2010, 10:59 PM
Hey guys,

any update on numbers? Where is the nearest parking?

27th May 2010, 11:09 PM
Upstairs near the MYER entrance (it's kind of on a slope). Dandenong Rd entrance (there's 2 main ones, it's the one furthest away from Chadstone Road).

Don't go in where you see MYER, that'll take you to the new section.

If you're coming from the city, this is the best entrance: chadstone shopping center - Google Maps (http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=chadstone+shopping+center&sll=-37.888436,145.081286&sspn=0.033666,0.071754&ie=UTF8&hq=shopping+center&hnear=Chadstone+VIC&ll=-37.888673,145.081329&spn=0,0.574036&z=12&layer=c&cbll=-37.888515,145.081397&panoid=wzFC-LIt94RM_Ugl3oWBnQ&cbp=12,4.04,,0,-0.58)

If you come from the other side, just take this entrance (as it has lights to turn right): chadstone shopping center - Google Maps (http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=chadstone+shopping+center&sll=-37.888436,145.081286&sspn=0.033666,0.071754&ie=UTF8&hq=shopping+center&hnear=Chadstone+VIC&layer=c&cbll=-37.889117,145.081984&panoid=p5YZL000HzSnoC2viScq_A&cbp=12,19.59,,0,4.37&ll=-37.888944,145.082016&spn=0,0.44323&z=12)

Park near where it says MyChemist on this map: chadstone shopping centre - Google Maps (http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=chadstone+shopping+centre&sll=-25.335448,135.745076&sspn=74.049667,113.466797&ie=UTF8&hq=chadstone+shopping+centre&hnear=&ll=-37.887098,145.083228&spn=0.004191,0.006925&t=h&z=18)

Once you walk in the doors there, at the first intersection, turn right and keep walking for about 100m.

It's actually closer to park underground as you can get closer to the entrance, and there are escalators taking you pretty close to the store once inside. Which entrance is the one they're going to have security at I have no idea, the Apple Store sits smack bang in the middle of Chadstone.

28th May 2010, 01:13 AM
How many folks are there?

28th May 2010, 03:14 AM
Can i know how many folks at chadstone now?

28th May 2010, 04:01 AM
Just about to head down now. Will post once I get there.

28th May 2010, 04:29 AM
Thirty or so people inside, out of the cold. Coles carpark is open, enter via the coles entrance, and follow the tape!

28th May 2010, 05:51 AM
Here at chadstone now about 80-90 people in the line at the moment, get inwhile they last!

the gaffer guy
28th May 2010, 07:31 AM
Where are you Chadstone people? Why no posts? Too cold

28th May 2010, 08:41 AM
Got my ipad ! Was there at 5 am about 50th person there. And about 200 people behind me! They still have ipads left but 64gb 3g are in hot demand reckon they will sell out first!