First things first:
Actually, I don't want to start topics with anti-derail notices, but I asked a moderator to keep a close eye on this topic, so any derailing replies are under surveillance.
Please keep in mind that this is a troll-sensitive topic, I welcome any participation and opinions, but let's stay on topic please.
I'm going to camp outside an Apple Store rather soon for the next iPhone release.
Why am I doing this?
I want a specific color and capacity of my choice, so I should secure myself a place in line rather soon, out of experience the usual times for chosing from the full range are in the early night before launch day, so that's why.
I know I can have it delivered to my door, but I prefer getting it in an Apple Store, funnily my first purchase in an Apple retail Store.
Delivery on launch day is a big big question mark, because the Apple online store has no more contractual subsidies, so you're always buying full price and unlocked, get it through a carrier or retail store and I just don't trust delivery.
On another note, I actually like the idea of camping:
Getting to talk to others who are just as impatient and crazy as you, socializing and talking or playing games!
I'm definitely down for that and I'll probably bring at least one friend, so it's all thumbs up for me, no annoyances and I think it can't hurt doing that.
Mind you: I'm not taking days off for this, I'm a college student, so go me
If you think this is an Apple phenomenom, think again:
Harry Potter midnight launches with lines starting in the early evening, Call of Duty midnight launches, etc etc...
I'd do this for any product I fancy getting my hands on early, whatever brand it is as long as the value satisfies the traveling cost and "rarity" after a couple of hours of sale is given... You know what I mean.
Feel free to contribute your experiences, your opinions and anything else you might wanna dump in here.
(pictures or videos of you camping? Tips what to bring?)