Hundreds line up for Apple Store Crabtree Valley Mall grand opening (with video)

A crowd of people that easily exceeded three hundred waited patiently this morning for Apple latest retail store grand opening. Apple Store Crabtree Valley Mall opened this morning at 10am EDT in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is North Carolina’s third store after Charlotte and Durham. To celebrate the Grand Opening, Apple is featuring a week of exciting events. In the store, Apple will have a variety of unique and educational presentations, demonstrations and workshops — all free of charge.

The first 1000 people that visited the Apple store received a free Apple Store Crabtree Valley Mall T-shirt. Some of those should be hitting eBay soon. Visitors also entered the Grand Opening Sweepstakes to win a Digital Lifestyle Collection valued at $2229. The winner will receive a 17-inch flat-panel Intel Core Duo iMac, an iPod nano, a Canon PowerShot SD450 digital camera, a Sony Handycam CCD-TRV138, and an HP Deskjet 5440 printer.

MacDailyNews reader Wayne Sutton has posted photos of the event via Flickr here.

Video of the line of people waiting for the Grand Opening of Apple Store Crabtree Valley Mall:

Dirtect link to the video via YouTube:

Video of the doors opening and the line beginning to file into Apple’s new Crabtree Valley Mall store:

Direct link to video via YouTube :

More info about Apple Store Crabtree Valley Mall:

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader Wayne Sutton ( for the photos and videos.]

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  1. No tongue.

    OT: I just setup my folks with a new 20 inch iMac and a MacBook Pro with Airport Extreme wireless. That was cool. Very easy. I just inherited an old grape iMac in the process. I’ll add it to Ampar’s Mac Museum.

  2. Went to Target today and tried to play with the Apple boombox. The iPod had no music loaded on it. So how are you supposed to try out Apple products if they aren’t prepared to be tested.
    This is why Apple products will suffer in Bestbuy, target and compUSA. The store displays are awful. Good thing apple has a local store less than a mile away.

  3. I got tired just watching the walk through in that eternal line. Boy when Asta La Vista comes out, I just know there’ll be even longer lines at the new Dell Stores™.

    I went to buy some ink jet at a local Best Buy today and went to check out the Mac display given all the recent press releases and hype. Let’s see, where to start?

    Well, They had a very old, ragged looking iBook 12″ that wouldn’t even turn on, A 17″ iMac with a busted LCD and a MacBook with a couple of keys missing. We’re talking class ladies and gentlemen. By the way, the “Apple” section was way off to the side of the department like a red-haired stepchild.

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    MDN Magic Word: “ill”. MDN does it again!

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