Monday, May 22, 2006

Any Other Retailer In History?

* Photo courtesy TUAW

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) reports:

"[Google Maps] ... estimated the line [for the opening of new NY City Apple Store] to be .45 miles long.

For retail and marketing number crunchers ... this must be an interesting and rarely seen phenomenon. What other store in THE HISTORY OF RETAIL has lines like this for their grand openings or even for big sales? Are there any comparisons? Other than the lines for The Star Wars films?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was at the Disneyland 50th anniversary (July 17, 2005). It was an insane line, and when I got home I did my best to measure the distance using MSN (I tried google, but maps insides the parks weren't detailed enough to be accurate). If I recall, it was more than a mile, maybe even 2. I'll have to measure it again and let you know.