1. Touchpaddle's Avatar
    It is currently 2:47AM on November 2. I am sitting in front of the local Best Buy store
    typing this on my Verizon Galaxy Nexus. Why does it matter if it's a Verizon? Well....
    there is zero data coverage in this part of the town from T-Mobile and AT&T.
    My Verizon GN? It's getting a somewhat respectable 11mbps down, as tested on
    speedtest.net.

    Why am I not in my warm bed? It's 36 degrees right now. My arms are semi-frozen.
    At least the rest of my body is relatively warm, thanks to a sleeping bag.

    What am I doing? I'm waiting to buy the iPad Mini. Best Buy will start selling them at
    8:00AM. Just before this store closed last night, the manager came out and told
    me and the other people waiting in line that tickets will be handed out at 6:00AM.
    There are 27 tickets available, according to her. I'm #22 in line.

    It just occurred to me that I'm like that guy in the Samsung Galaxy S3 commercial
    sitting in line waiting for the "new" iPhone. Almost. I'm here because my niece
    wants the iPad Mini.

    I got bored.. what else was there to do? so I chatted with the other 39 people in line.
    (remember that there are only 27 tickets available at this store... so the 12 people
    behind #27 are probably counting on one of us "lucky" 27 to give up and go home
    before 6:00AM, yeah, like that'll ever happen)

    Anyway, I took a poll and asked everybody in line what phones they were carrying.
    It appears that I'm the only one with an Android phone, a Verizon Galaxy Nexus.
    The rest were: 31 iPhones(4, 4S, and 5) and 2 Blackberries.

    If you're still reading this.... I apologize. Does this thread have any meaning?
    Probably not... but at least I am the only Verizon Galaxy Nexus owner, among
    other "idiots"(well... I'm also not very bright, otherwise I wouldn't be here in the
    first place!)

    Oh, those iPhone owners are watching me type this on my Galaxy Nexus
    right now. I just wish there is another Galaxy Nexus(or Galaxy S3) owner
    here so I can do the trick with NFC, by touch the two together. Should
    have brought my spare Galaxy Nexus with me.

    Thee more cold hours to go....

    Edit: I also wanted to give this Best Buy some credit for having the decency
    to provide a couple of giant pots of free hot coffee for us. (although it's
    somewhat lukewarm by now)
    Kunji likes this.
    11-02-2012 03:01 AM
  2. carracerz14's Avatar
    I can't believe people actually wait in line for stupid crap like this. Especially for an ipad?

    Pointless thread is pointless.

    Sent from my RAZR MAXXIMUS
    Bears likes this.
    11-02-2012 03:06 AM
  3. Touchpaddle's Avatar
    I can't believe people actually wait in line for stupid crap like this. Especially for an ipad?

    Pointless thread is pointless.

    Sent from my RAZR MAXXIMUS
    Apple just invented the new iPad Mini, so it's twice as special, no?

    Didn't I already make it pretty clear that I am an *****? (along the other
    38 people in line...who fortunately can't see what I'm typing) At least
    my excuse is that I'm waiting in line for my niece. The rest of them are
    iPhone nuts!

    I'm so glad I have the Verizon version of Galaxy Nexus. My laptop is
    tethered to it, with unlimited data, streaming Amazon Instant Video
    in high def.
    11-02-2012 03:20 AM
  4. tx_tuff's Avatar
    Pointless yes, but I had fun reading it. By the way you should get your niece a Nexus 7
    11-02-2012 03:21 AM
  5. carracerz14's Avatar
    Oh jeez, apple just invented another product that is exactly the same, just a different size! What a shocker!!!

    But seriously dude you have went with the nexus 7

    Sent from my RAZR MAXXIMUS
    11-02-2012 03:22 AM
  6. Tower72's Avatar
    after reading about the disappointing display from reviews..i decided to skip this all together. I have about $700 in apps from when I owned the iPad 2 and iPhone 3g/3gs, and while it sucks that I cant use them since I dont own any Apple products atm, this is skippable..Keep warm!!
    11-02-2012 05:18 AM
  7. pool_shark's Avatar
    You're a trooper.
    I have never and will never wait in line for hours or spend the night to purchase anything.
    11-02-2012 08:32 AM
  8. jasoraso's Avatar
    Hope you got what you waited for.thanks for the entertaining read. Must have felt a little surreal around 4am, when your brain probably started feeling the lack of sleep, probably starting to feel like being in a real life Samsung Commercial.

    I took my 2 boys and 2nephews to wait in line at a best buy when they were blowing out touch pads. Unfortunately, the manager didn't tell us how many tickets he was going to hand out. We were numbers 33-38, and he only had 31 tickets.

    My kids still recall that night whenever we pass that best buy.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    11-02-2012 08:42 AM
  9. gregs1213's Avatar
    You should encourage everyone in line to get a Nexus 7 instead.
    svfd757 likes this.
    11-02-2012 07:39 PM
  10. yosteve's Avatar
    Here's hoping they don't give out tickets randomly...
    11-02-2012 08:33 PM
  11. dobermans rule's Avatar
    Well good job for you! Isn't it awesome to sit with other people that dont have signal, yet you have signal! It's an amazing feeling.

    Sent from my Droid Incredible 2 using Android Central Forums.
    11-02-2012 08:46 PM
  12. turdbogls's Avatar
    I feel really bad for this guy....i went to sams club last night where they had 20+ in stock.

    actually got to play with one.
    overall, it was pretty nice feeling/looking.
    super thin, easily held with one hand (not as easy as the N7 but i could do it, i have size L gloves)
    didnt like the cold metallic feeling of the back...was not a fan.
    screen was nice, but i did notice a difference when put side by side with the N7
    smooth just like an i pad should be.
    but i was bored with the OS (as ususal) within 5 minutes.

    funny thing is, they had the N7 and ipad mini side by side and someone trying to convince the people that extra $180 was worth it on the mini. seeing them side by side like that was a big mistake because the nexus was every bit as nice and smooth as the ipad.
    11-05-2012 09:21 AM
  13. zero neck's Avatar
    ima order my mom one on the internet. definitely not waiting outside for it. sorry dude.
    11-05-2012 07:28 PM
  14. gollum18's Avatar
    Hmm you failed to mention sprint in your statement, what's up with that?

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    11-05-2012 11:05 PM
  15. yosteve's Avatar

    Anyway, I took a poll and asked everybody in line what phones they were carrying.
    It appears that I'm the only one with an Android phone, a Verizon Galaxy Nexus.
    The rest were: 31 iPhones(4, 4S, and 5) and 2 Blackberries.

    If you're still reading this.... I apologize. Does this thread have any meaning?
    Probably not... but at least I am the only Verizon Galaxy Nexus owner, among
    other "idiots"(well... I'm also not very bright, otherwise I wouldn't be here in the
    first place!)

    Oh, those iPhone owners are watching me type this on my Galaxy Nexus
    right now. I just wish there is another Galaxy Nexus(or Galaxy S3) owner
    here so I can do the trick with NFC, by touch the two together. Should
    have brought my spare Galaxy Nexus with me.

    Thee more cold hours to go....
    I feel really bad for this guy....i went to sams club last night where they had 20+ in stock.

    actually got to play with one.
    overall, it was pretty nice feeling/looking.
    super thin, easily held with one hand (not as easy as the N7 but i could do it, i have size L gloves)
    didnt like the cold metallic feeling of the back...was not a fan.
    screen was nice, but i did notice a difference when put side by side with the N7
    smooth just like an i pad should be.
    but i was bored with the OS (as ususal) within 5 minutes.
    Op, how is the mini?

    You know what they say about Large gloves...

    They fit large hands!
    11-06-2012 01:36 PM
  16. Touchpaddle's Avatar
    Op, how is the mini?
    !
    She returned it two days later and got a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 instead.

    All I said to her was: "I TOLD YOU SO!!!" (because I told her Android was way better than any iPad, big or mini)
    11-08-2012 11:41 AM
  17. voghan's Avatar
    She returned it two days later and got a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 instead.

    All I said to her was: "I TOLD YOU SO!!!" (because I told her Android was way better than any iPad, big or mini)
    You should have gotten her a Nexus 7. That is a great little tablet.
    11-08-2012 10:33 PM
  18. Bears's Avatar
    I can't believe people actually wait in line for stupid crap like this. Especially for an ipad?

    Pointless thread is pointless.

    Sent from my RAZR MAXXIMUS
    Apple just invented the new iPad Mini, so it's twice as special, no?

    Didn't I already make it pretty clear that I am an *****? (along the other
    38 people in line...who fortunately can't see what I'm typing) At least
    my excuse is that I'm waiting in line for my niece. The rest of them are
    iPhone nuts!

    I'm so glad I have the Verizon version of Galaxy Nexus. My laptop is
    tethered to it, with unlimited data, streaming Amazon Instant Video
    in high def.
    Thanks for the laughs
    carracerz14 likes this.
    11-09-2012 08:53 AM
  19. JNMEATON's Avatar
    She returned it two days later and got a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 instead.

    All I said to her was: "I TOLD YOU SO!!!" (because I told her Android was way better than any iPad, big or mini)
    noiw that just made my day..................... i have an Ipad, Ipad2 and SII................ my next tablet (that my kids cant touch) will be the Samsung...........thx for the laugh...
    11-09-2012 09:52 AM
  20. gregs1213's Avatar
    I would have waited for the nexus 10..
    11-10-2012 01:54 AM

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