What's the estimated wait time for Seattle merch

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  • shermsherm Seattle, WaPosts: 708
    What is the etiquette for getting in the Imerch line by 9 a.m. I am heading over but don't want to contribute to any MERCH angst people are having - is there an orderly way to queue before 9 a.m.?
    I thought I read that on show days the tent opened at 9 and it said no line up before 7 am so you should be good.
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  • Chris1401Chris1401 Posts: 334
    As of 8:30 line is out the main queue area and now extends across the street. 
  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 7,844
    Chris1401 said:
    As of 8:30 line is out the main queue area and now extends across the street. 

    day of show! excitement! wow.... these merch lines are getting insane. hopefully everyone gets what they want.

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  • shermsherm Seattle, WaPosts: 708
    Chris1401 said:
    As of 8:30 line is out the main queue area and now extends across the street. 
    Damn, looks like I'm avoiding that again this morning. Thanks for the update.
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  • manitoumanmanitouman In My HeadPosts: 895
    Yup, confirmed we have been lined up across the street. Not sure how long this will take since the shop hasn't opened yet. Might move quick once it opens.
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  • n0_c0den0_c0de Posts: 38
    I got there Tuesday at 1:30 and was just outside the fence and was out with my stuff at 4:30. About 2 hrs 15min in the outside line and 45min in the tent. 

    If you are going bring sunscreen and water!! That line outside was hot!
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    IT ALL DEPENDS...
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  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 9,888
    sorry, this all looks like hell on earth.  
  • JbarkerJbarker AlbertaPosts: 528
    At 9:20. Merchtent and cattlegates full. 100 foot line up down occidental
  • pjl44pjl44 Posts: 3,523
    It seems late in Day 1 or Day 2 is the sweet spot for these things. One surge of locals right away then a second surge once the out-of-towners arrive.
  • manitoumanmanitouman In My HeadPosts: 895
    Just moved across street into lineup in front of tent....about 10 mins ago.
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  • pjpitt89pjpitt89 Posts: 1,323
    MayDay10 said:
    sorry, this all looks like hell on earth.  
    This is making me dread merch in Chicago. And yet it was so easy in 2016 at Fenway. Whyyyyyyy
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  • PJ-CubsPJ-Cubs Posts: 3,139
    pjl44 said:
    It seems late in Day 1 or Day 2 is the sweet spot for these things. One surge of locals right away then a second surge once the out-of-towners arrive.
    I don't think there is a sweet spot for waiting in line for merch for hours.
  • ikiTikiT USAPosts: 7,258
    pjpitt89 said:
    MayDay10 said:
    sorry, this all looks like hell on earth.  
    This is making me dread merch in Chicago. And yet it was so easy in 2016 at Fenway. Whyyyyyyy
    People in Boston?  Smart.
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  • JbarkerJbarker AlbertaPosts: 528
    At 9:20. Merchtent and cattlegates full. 100 foot line up down occidental. Line is travelling at approximately 0.05 miles per hour. 
  • manitoumanmanitouman In My HeadPosts: 895
    Just hit the first turn in the switchbacks...only 4 more to go before entering tent.
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  • shermsherm Seattle, WaPosts: 708
    MayDay10 said:
    sorry, this all looks like hell on earth.  
    I know. As much as I want a poster and a few other things I just can't do it. 
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  • manitoumanmanitouman In My HeadPosts: 895
    Sun feels good....could use a breakfast sandwich and a fat free milk. Maybe a coffee...
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  • Chris1401Chris1401 Posts: 334
    I was outside the 6 fenced switchback lines at 8:30 and am now through 3 of them. If this pace keeps up I’ll be inside the tent at 11:30 and possibly out by show time. 
  • Brutal. They sold out last night of some stuff I wanted but at least I was only there 3 hours. 
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  • Why isn't there a popup merch stand in addition like at Wrigley in '16? Sure seems more than one location is needed.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,437
    edited August 2018
    fmillan said:
    Got there at 2 pm, it took me 2:30 hours. The 2 t-shirts and the poster I wanted to buy were sold out.... people were buying like 20 posters each. I wish they would limit the qty.
    It is total nonsense that they don't limit the quantities. I would love to know why in the world they aren't bothering to.
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  • RP112579RP112579 Tinley Park, ILPosts: 2,956
    PJ_Soul said:
    fmillan said:
    Got there at 2 pm, it took me 2:30 hours. The 2 t-shirts and the poster I wanted to buy were sold out.... people were buying like 20 posters each. I wish they would limit the qty.
    It is total nonsense that they don't limit the quantities. I would love to know why in the world they aren't bothering to.
    Uh, they are limiting the quantities
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  • WSUFreakWSUFreak Posts: 112
    welp, just getting to town and was gonna do this but forget that, I'm headed to Georgetown 
  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 9,085
    Best move is to get to venue at doors and scoot to a merch stand farther from the entrance.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,437
    RP112579 said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    fmillan said:
    Got there at 2 pm, it took me 2:30 hours. The 2 t-shirts and the poster I wanted to buy were sold out.... people were buying like 20 posters each. I wish they would limit the qty.
    It is total nonsense that they don't limit the quantities. I would love to know why in the world they aren't bothering to.
    Uh, they are limiting the quantities
    Not according to several people who saw people buy huge amounts of each item. If they intended to limit the quantities, at least some of the people working the tents aren't bothering to do so from what I'm reading. Maybe some oversight is in order.
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  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 4,663
    PJ_Soul said:
    RP112579 said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    fmillan said:
    Got there at 2 pm, it took me 2:30 hours. The 2 t-shirts and the poster I wanted to buy were sold out.... people were buying like 20 posters each. I wish they would limit the qty.
    It is total nonsense that they don't limit the quantities. I would love to know why in the world they aren't bothering to.
    Uh, they are limiting the quantities
    Not according to several people who saw people buy huge amounts of each item. If they intended to limit the quantities, at least some of the people working the tents aren't bothering to do so from what I'm reading. Maybe some oversight is in order.
    The limits are on each specific item. If there are 18 different style shirts they are allowed 36 shirts and so and and so on. I think an overall limit is needed or a quick line. 
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,437
    pjpitt89 said:
    MayDay10 said:
    sorry, this all looks like hell on earth.  
    This is making me dread merch in Chicago. And yet it was so easy in 2016 at Fenway. Whyyyyyyy
    In 2013 people lined up for merch for up to 7 hours during a brutal heat wave. I couldn't believe people were willing to do it. I would only do that for a free house or something like that, lol.
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  • RP112579RP112579 Tinley Park, ILPosts: 2,956
    PJNB said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    RP112579 said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    fmillan said:
    Got there at 2 pm, it took me 2:30 hours. The 2 t-shirts and the poster I wanted to buy were sold out.... people were buying like 20 posters each. I wish they would limit the qty.
    It is total nonsense that they don't limit the quantities. I would love to know why in the world they aren't bothering to.
    Uh, they are limiting the quantities
    Not according to several people who saw people buy huge amounts of each item. If they intended to limit the quantities, at least some of the people working the tents aren't bothering to do so from what I'm reading. Maybe some oversight is in order.
    The limits are on each specific item. If there are 18 different style shirts they are allowed 36 shirts and so and and so on. I think an overall limit is needed or a quick line. 
    Yep, easy to buy a large amount of merch and still stay within the item limits.
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