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Link2999
Sep 1, 2010, 02:01 PM
*signs*

Been waiting for this forever, well at least a year. My Delivery Date is September 10th which works out perfectly because I'm home all day on Friday :D

((All this talk of delivery dates make it sound like I'm having a baby xD))



cgoodwin22
Sep 1, 2010, 02:03 PM
Can't wait! My wife got me a 64 gig itouch on 8/17...i'm returning it to best buy tonight.

MsMerryMac
Sep 1, 2010, 02:08 PM
Woot! I ordered as soon as the page refreshed and have my confirmation number. I can't believe how giddy I am about this...sickening!:D

cgoodwin22
Sep 1, 2010, 02:10 PM
what type of shipping did you guys do? i went with 2-3 day shipping for $10

CrazedMuggle
Sep 1, 2010, 02:10 PM
If no ones there to sign for the delivery, what happens? I have school all week and my parents aren't home during the day so I'm not sure what to do...

Link2999
Sep 1, 2010, 02:11 PM
1 Day for me, can't wait any longer and Friday is the best possible day of next week for me to get it.

cgoodwin22
Sep 1, 2010, 02:13 PM
If no ones there to sign for the delivery, what happens? I have school all week and my parents aren't home during the day so I'm not sure what to do...

yeah i wonder also...the box can't be that big...they could just put it in the mailbox!

Link2999
Sep 1, 2010, 02:13 PM
If no ones there to sign for the delivery, what happens? I have school all week and my parents aren't home during the day so I'm not sure what to do...

FedEx will leave a note on the door scheduling a redelivery date (they'll give you the date on the note), if there's nobody to pick it up that day then they'll try one more time. After that you'll need to pick it up at the FedEx shipping center (which you can do at any time as long as it's there and not out for delivery).

skiltrip
Sep 1, 2010, 02:16 PM
Just preordered two! Sept. 10-14 delivery window. woohoo. The 3rd gens are going back!

LuckyRice
Sep 1, 2010, 02:20 PM
aww man, mine isn't coming until the 13-16 window ..... and i probably woulnd't be able to get it until the week after that since i'll be in dorm T.T

32gb with engraving ^^

Blackened
Sep 1, 2010, 02:21 PM
If no ones there to sign for the delivery, what happens? I have school all week and my parents aren't home during the day so I'm not sure what to do...

They'll leave a note and you'll have to pick it up either at the post office, UPS, FEDEX or whomever they shipped with.

cgoodwin22
Sep 1, 2010, 02:23 PM
Just preordered two! Sept. 10-14 delivery window. woohoo. The 3rd gens are going back!

going back where? did you recently buy one?

ryan102
Sep 1, 2010, 02:24 PM
hmm can't check my status, keep getting 'Can't connect to application instance' message when I go to order status

skiltrip
Sep 1, 2010, 02:25 PM
going back where? did you recently buy one?

Going back to Apple. I needed to get them before Sept, and at the time, expected the Apple announcement to fall mid-Sept. So I lucked out with this Sept. 1 date.

TorontoLRT
Sep 1, 2010, 02:26 PM
September 13th to 16th delivery window. I think it's later and longer because I'm in Canada, but at least I still get free shipping!

johnnyboy360
Sep 1, 2010, 02:27 PM
got mine preordered!!!10-14th!!!!i cannot wait!!!!been waiting since christmas for it and it did not dissapoint when i saw it!!such a sexy looking thing!!!

skiltrip
Sep 1, 2010, 02:28 PM
They'll leave a note and you'll have to pick it up either at the post office, UPS, FEDEX or whomever they shipped with.

It might very well be Indirect Signature via Fedex. This means that if you aren't home to sign, they leave you a little piece of paper you can sign, and then leave on the door. They'll try again the next day, and that piece of signed paper will serve as your signature.

Also though, the last time I got something shipped Fedex from Apple, they emailed me a Fedex sign-off sheet, allowing me to "pre-sign" for the package. Basically you print it out, fill out the very short form, sign it, and leave it on your door. Same deal, it'll serve as your signature and Fedex leaves your box wherever you tell them to (there's checkboxes on the form for Front Door, Back Door, Garage, Other, etc).

FearNo1
Sep 1, 2010, 02:29 PM
I prob wait until amazon has them in stock as I don't want to pay sales tax. Guess its finally time to upgrade my 1st gen touch.

ryan102
Sep 1, 2010, 02:31 PM
oh just read my confirmation *im a numpty for not doing it earlier*. Says mine is expected 9th-14th Sept wooo. What model did everyone order? I got 32gig

redking31591
Sep 1, 2010, 02:36 PM
I've got to wait till my school's tech store gets them in stock. the store lets me charge the iPod to my bill and pay it out. can't wait.

MsMerryMac
Sep 1, 2010, 02:38 PM
I went with next day delivery because honestly, my husband is about to tape my mouth shut if I talk about this for much longer! Still nine days is nine days too long!;)

pcuser94
Sep 1, 2010, 02:39 PM
32GB
I ordered it about 30 minutes ago and i still have not recieved my confirmation e-mail. Anyone else having problems like this also?

Link2999
Sep 1, 2010, 02:41 PM
32GB
I ordered it about 30 minutes ago and i still have not recieved my confirmation e-mail. Anyone else having problems like this also?

That's fine. My confirmation email for my MBP took around 24hrs. As long as it shows up under your current orders you'll be fine.

pcuser94
Sep 1, 2010, 02:42 PM
That's fine. My confirmation email for my MBP took around 24hrs. As long as it shows up under your current orders you'll be fine.

well, there lies another problem, i dont have an apple account and i didnt make one, I ordered it as a guest, I have no idea why. Will I still be fine?

FearNo1
Sep 1, 2010, 02:45 PM
apple's web site charges sales tax right?

pcuser94
Sep 1, 2010, 02:46 PM
apple's web site charges sales tax right?

Yes.

bmw3wags
Sep 1, 2010, 02:47 PM
I made the mistake of clicking the 8gb instead of the 32gb can I change it somehow?

ryan102
Sep 1, 2010, 02:48 PM
well, there lies another problem, i dont have an apple account and i didnt make one, I ordered it as a guest, I have no idea why. Will I still be fine?

Did you print out the order confirmation at the end?. You don't really need to be at a computer or get the email. Just check your order for when its meant to be delivered and check your bank account. The money usually comes out right away, long as you got those 2 things your sorted :)

pcuser94
Sep 1, 2010, 02:53 PM
Did you print out the order confirmation at the end?. You don't really need to be at a computer or get the email. Just check your order for when its meant to be delivered and check your bank account. The money usually comes out right away, long as you got those 2 things your sorted :)

They said my order was confirmed and gave me a ship date of September 10-14th. Im just a little nervous about not having confirmation. And my debit card is showing a balance of $326 less then it did before so they deffinetly charged me for it. Damn New York sales tax so high.

Link2999
Sep 1, 2010, 02:58 PM
They said my order was confirmed and gave me a ship date of September 10-14th. Im just a little nervous about not having confirmation. And my debit card is showing a balance of $326 less then it did before so they deffinetly charged me for it. Damn New York sales tax so high.

Don't worry you'll be fine.

hammerbeard
Sep 1, 2010, 02:59 PM
64gb totally perpendicular

zenntench_oni
Sep 1, 2010, 03:00 PM
32GB iPod Touch & 16GB iPod Nano Silver...
now wheres my order conformation email >.>

LadyEnoki
Sep 1, 2010, 03:01 PM
http://blogs.computerworld.com/16872/first_look_apples_new_music_products

How did he manage to go to a store that already has them? They all say at Apple that retails should not have them yet...

ryan102
Sep 1, 2010, 03:01 PM
They said my order was confirmed and gave me a ship date of September 10-14th. Im just a little nervous about not having confirmation. And my debit card is showing a balance of $326 less then it did before so they deffinetly charged me for it. Damn New York sales tax so high.

yeah don't worry :). This is the first time I ordered through Apples website for anything and I've not got my email from them. It's all gone through if they took the money and gave you the estimated dates for delivery. Just wait now

pukifloyd
Sep 1, 2010, 03:12 PM
does anyone know when it will be available on amazon? (when was it available on amazon last time?)

i want to wait till it comes out on amazon...want to save some money and want to try it before too :)

MsMerryMac
Sep 1, 2010, 03:22 PM
well, there lies another problem, i dont have an apple account and i didnt make one, I ordered it as a guest, I have no idea why. Will I still be fine?

I didn't order as guest (don't know why you would not create an Apple account) but my confirmation e-mail took about 1 hour. Still, their site is so overloaded that the link within the email to check the status times out, not that it has even shipped yet, but would assume that they are just really backlogged. Give it a few minutes.

Outrun1986
Sep 1, 2010, 03:25 PM
I have gift cards to certain stores so I can't preorder, I have to order whenever the stores get them in, and I have to figure out how I am going to spend my gift cards.

pcuser94
Sep 1, 2010, 03:47 PM
I didn't order as guest (don't know why you would not create an Apple account) but my confirmation e-mail took about 1 hour. Still, their site is so overloaded that the link within the email to check the status times out, not that it has even shipped yet, but would assume that they are just really backlogged. Give it a few minutes.Minutes? I'm going on 2 hours.

cambookpro
Sep 1, 2010, 03:51 PM
http://blogs.computerworld.com/16872/first_look_apples_new_music_products

How did he manage to go to a store that already has them? They all say at Apple that retails should not have them yet...

Um, let me think. Judging by the crowd in the background, blurry pics and 'FaceTime 1' on the iPod, I think he was at the event and playing around with test units. :o

squeeks
Sep 1, 2010, 03:54 PM
Ordered.

Will cancel it from apple if amazon is going to release the same day, no tax from amazon.

cgoodwin22
Sep 1, 2010, 03:58 PM
32GB
I ordered it about 30 minutes ago and i still have not recieved my confirmation e-mail. Anyone else having problems like this also?

it took about an hour or so, but i received a confirmation email.

MCRunning
Sep 1, 2010, 04:05 PM
Ordered.

Will cancel it from apple if amazon is going to release the same day, no tax from amazon.


Here is the pre order page for amazon, just pre ordered mine no tax ftw!

Apple iPod touch 32 GB (4th Generation) NEWEST MODEL (http://amzn.to/b6wMEZ)

pukifloyd
Sep 1, 2010, 05:45 PM
Here is the pre order page for amazon, just pre ordered mine no tax ftw!

Apple iPod touch 32 GB (4th Generation) NEWEST MODEL (http://amzn.to/b6wMEZ)

Thanks for the link.
Another question, when do they start reducing the price (on amazon)? The 3rd gen ipod touch is $260 for 32gb...

bigm978
Sep 1, 2010, 06:02 PM
They said my order was confirmed and gave me a ship date of September 10-14th. Im just a little nervous about not having confirmation. And my debit card is showing a balance of $326 less then it did before so they deffinetly charged me for it. Damn New York sales tax so high.

Sales tax here in knoxville is almost 10%

sarmo187
Sep 1, 2010, 08:37 PM
I talked to an Apple Rep. she told me that they wont ship it out till next Wednesday, and she also told me that their free shipping is 3-5 day so all of you that spent the extra 10 was pretty much a waste. SHE even said "i would go with the free shipping, its pretty much the same" so yea i guess ill get mine next Friday :D

fel10
Sep 1, 2010, 08:48 PM
I thought about pre-ordering, but I think it will be faster if I pick it up at the Apple Store next week!

pcuser94
Sep 1, 2010, 09:07 PM
7 and a half hours latter i get the email confirmation

unr1
Sep 1, 2010, 09:09 PM
ordered 6 hours ago but no email confirmation. I ordered from the UK store though.

unr1
Sep 1, 2010, 09:10 PM
7 and a half hours latter i get the email confirmation

lol ok

unr1
Sep 1, 2010, 09:14 PM
Sep 2, 2010 at 03:53 AM GMT - Order number WXXXXXXXX
View order details
Not yet shipped
Estimated Shipping: 5 - 7 business days
Estimated Delivery: 09 Sep, 2010 - 14 Sep, 2010

zenntench_oni
Sep 1, 2010, 11:19 PM
Anybody else taken "next day shipping"?

Abscissa
Sep 1, 2010, 11:42 PM
If I preorder one, I wouldn't do next day shipping. When I ordered my MacBook I did standard and it was here in 2 days from about 1000 miles away. Apple seems to ship well IMO. I don't know about my current touch because I got it form Bestbuy for $250

Vesuvio Cat
Sep 2, 2010, 12:06 AM
Ordered 2nd day shipping.. it seems like too big a jump for next day, considering it ships in one week.

Code.Red
Sep 2, 2010, 12:22 AM
Is anyone able to check their order status? When doing a single order check by entering the Order #, I get "Apple's Online and phone Order Status services are temporarily unavailable due to a scheduled upgrade to our systems.", and when I try to check the order status after having been logged in, I get a plain "An Internal Server Error Has Occurred."

Hopefully it will be resolved by tomorrow.

OpenLaszlo
Sep 2, 2010, 01:30 AM
Anybody else taken "next day shipping"?

Absolutely. I've been waiting a month and a half for the new iPods and I'm not waiting any longer to get my dazzling 32GB iTouch!

harinic
Sep 2, 2010, 01:43 AM
Hi,

I just bought(Aug-15) a new IPOD touch from APPLE online store.
Now I see they have introduced a upgraded version.
Is it possible for me to return and get the Upgraded version.
I haven't used it still.

pcuser94
Sep 2, 2010, 02:04 AM
Ordered 2nd day shipping.. it seems like too big a jump for next day, considering it ships in one week.
Pay a lot extra and get it in 8 days
Pay $10 extra and get it in 9 days
Pay nothing extra and get it in 8-11 days
makes no difference to me
i took the free shipping because either way its going to get to me soon and a day simply doesnt make a difference for me.

vanzantapple
Sep 2, 2010, 02:14 AM
I need to find something else to spend my time on for 10 - 14 days. I've been mostly Apple this and Apple that for about a month. Now I have to wait for the 32GB to arrive. It was a heck of a decision between this and the iPad but the Touch won.

unr1
Sep 2, 2010, 02:49 AM
where do these ship from? Or does it depend on your country.

7even
Sep 2, 2010, 03:43 AM
Faster shipping might be a waste, people.. last time I ordered an iPod with standard shipping, it shipped Sunday and I had it on Tuesday..

zenntench_oni
Sep 2, 2010, 06:10 AM
well actually i live in the middle of nowhere called Hawaii, so im guessing next day shipping is good for me lol. Hawaii always has the lame shipments.

nigameash
Sep 2, 2010, 07:11 AM
I've been waiting for this since last year! Finally :)

aznguyen316
Sep 2, 2010, 11:17 AM
just curious why many of you that can't wait or wanting next day.. do you not have an Apple Store nearby? Or is there a risk it won't be in retail same day as they start shipping from apple.com? I'm going to be getting mine from Best Buy though, hope since it's a next week release they'll have their shipments ready too.

skiltrip
Sep 2, 2010, 11:43 AM
Hi,

I just bought(Aug-15) a new IPOD touch from APPLE online store.
Now I see they have introduced a upgraded version.
Is it possible for me to return and get the Upgraded version.
I haven't used it still.

You are just outside of the 14-day return period. But, call Apple TODAY and see what they can do. They may let you return the other one. Just call, but don't wait! Seriously. Apple is usually pretty cool about extending your return period if you're not to far out of it. I know this from experience.

pcuser94
Sep 2, 2010, 11:55 AM
Faster shipping might be a waste, people.. last time I ordered an iPod with standard shipping, it shipped Sunday and I had it on Tuesday..
Actually it shipped on monday, nothing ships on sundays

aethelbert
Sep 2, 2010, 12:16 PM
Actually it shipped on monday, nothing ships on sundays
In the likely event that they ship from China, then stuff does move on Sunday since fedex and UPS both run transpacific air freight service seven days a week. Nice attempt to sound intelligent, though.

cgoodwin22
Sep 2, 2010, 12:54 PM
Hi,

I just bought(Aug-15) a new IPOD touch from APPLE online store.
Now I see they have introduced a upgraded version.
Is it possible for me to return and get the Upgraded version.
I haven't used it still.

yeah, my wife bought me the itouch on 8/17 for my birthday. i returned it last night without a problem. they have a 30 day return policy, thank god!

pcuser94
Sep 2, 2010, 01:19 PM
In the likely event that they ship from China, then stuff does move on Sunday since fedex and UPS both run transpacific air freight service seven days a week. Nice attempt to sound intelligent, though.
Nice job removing all doubt that i am not intelligent

Elastic Love
Sep 2, 2010, 07:34 PM
IPOD TOUCH 32G (4TH GEN) PRSNL-USA
PC544LL/A $299.00 1 $299.00

Ships: 1 week
Delivers: Sep 13 - Sep 15
-----------

Ordered mine earlier today! I would cancel and order from Amazon.com and save the $24 in sales tax but it's really not worth it that much considering I would probably get it faster from Apple anyway. It sucks that my window is Sept 13-15th UGHHHHHHH. I want it on the 10th hell. :mad:

maus
Sep 2, 2010, 08:05 PM
Just wondering why people are preordering. Won't these the new iPods be in stores next week?

Bozley0621
Sep 2, 2010, 08:14 PM
I went with next day delivery because honestly, my husband is about to tape my mouth shut if I talk about this for much longer! Still nine days is nine days too long!;)

Ditto with my coworkers and me....but with anything gadgety.....I'm the office gadget whore.

skiltrip
Sep 2, 2010, 08:18 PM
Just wondering why people are preordering. Won't these the new iPods be in stores next week?

I guess one or more of the following...

1.) We're hoping Apple actually ships them in time to have them arrive at our doors on launch day. (The way Amazon does with new book pre-orders).

2.) Even though it's unlikely, we dread the moment when we finally get to the Apple Store, and they say "we have no more 32GB's left, sorry! Want an 8GB?".

3.) We just get satisfaction out of having the order in place. No uncertainly about when certain stores will get them. We have our Delivery Date estimation already.

PeachieSky
Sep 2, 2010, 08:27 PM
^ And to add onto that, several sites have discount prices on pre-order for ip4g and they also offer free shipping with no sales tax. Can't beat that imo. :cool:

maus
Sep 2, 2010, 08:37 PM
^ And to add onto that, several sites have discount prices on pre-order for ip4g and they also offer free shipping with no sales tax. Can't beat that imo. :cool:
If you know of a Canadian site, please let me know. :)

Anyway, it just seems like people are getting estimated shipping dates of September 16th. I'd rather try my luck in store than have to wait a week for the UPS guy to show up at my door.

Ballingbrad23
Sep 2, 2010, 08:38 PM
i ordered the 8gb yesterday with next day shipping and it said it would be delivered the 10th. today i changed my mind, cancelled the order and ordered the 32gb with next day shipping and now it says it will be delivered the 13th. WTF!

skiltrip
Sep 2, 2010, 08:50 PM
i ordered the 8gb yesterday with next day shipping and it said it would be delivered the 10th. today i changed my mind, cancelled the order and ordered the 32gb with next day shipping and now it says it will be delivered the 13th. WTF!

For one, the 8GB are in less demand than the 32GB. In the first 24 hours I'm sure they racked up quite a list of pre-orders for the 32GB, and now you're much further from the top of the list, knocking your order back a few days.

Maybe you'll get a surprise and it'll come sooner.

I don't know if this information helps or hurts, but a few minutes after the Apple Online Store came back online yesterday, I ordered and 8GB and a 32GB, and both are due to arrive on the 10th-14th with free shipping. So it always pays to get in on it early.

Ballingbrad23
Sep 2, 2010, 09:06 PM
For one, the 8GB are in less demand than the 32GB. In the first 24 hours I'm sure they racked up quite a list of pre-orders for the 32GB, and now you're much further from the top of the list, knocking your order back a few days.

Maybe you'll get a surprise and it'll come sooner.

I don't know if this information helps or hurts, but a few minutes after the Apple Online Store came back online yesterday, I ordered and 8GB and a 32GB, and both are due to arrive on the 10th-14th with free shipping. So it always pays to get in on it early.

Yeah that info definitely hurts lol. Oh well, I guess the 32gb is worth waiting a couple more days for.

joe1946
Sep 2, 2010, 09:48 PM
IPOD TOUCH 64G (4TH GEN) PRSNL-USA $399.00 1 $399.00
Ships: 1 week
Delivers Sep 10 - Sep 14 by 2-3 Day Shipping

PeachieSky
Sep 2, 2010, 10:18 PM
Apple iPod touch 64GB 4th Gen
Ships: est. 2 week

Happy I'm getting it but quick question. Is the Applecare worth buying?

VyseTheLegend
Sep 2, 2010, 10:24 PM
Apple iPod touch 64GB 4th Gen
Ships: est. 2 week

Happy I'm getting it but quick question. Is the Applecare worth buying?

You have up to a year to purchase it. As long as you get it before the 1-year expires, you're fine.

Generally, it's a good investment for the peace of mind alone, but it also increases the resale value.

PeachieSky
Sep 2, 2010, 10:28 PM
You have up to a year to purchase it. As long as you get it before the 1-year expires, you're fine.

Generally, it's a good investment for the peace of mind alone, but it also increases the resale value.

Ah ok. Well I didn't buy directly from the Apple store but it was an authorized Apple store...if that makes sense (Mac Connection). lol Does that warranty still go for authorized apple stores too?

Edit: Nevermind! Found the answer to my own question. :P Yes it does for those who are wondering as well.

tjsdaname
Sep 2, 2010, 10:34 PM
I ordered a 32gb model at about noon today, it ships in 1 week and the delivery date is 13-15th

7even
Sep 3, 2010, 01:54 PM
Actually it shipped on monday, nothing ships on sundays

I'm going by what the FedEx tracking page said. Either way it was outside China on Monday already, soo...

unr1
Sep 3, 2010, 02:38 PM
i ordered the 8gb yesterday with next day shipping and it said it would be delivered the 10th. today i changed my mind, cancelled the order and ordered the 32gb with next day shipping and now it says it will be delivered the 13th. WTF!

lol owned
This is why you pre-order early and know exactly what you want. A few days isn't going to kill you. You may even get it earlier than you expect :)

unamused
Sep 3, 2010, 03:10 PM
i preordered on amazon...


Why do you guys like paying for tax?? not to mention, i have free prime (student) so that means i get free 2nd day shipping!!

if i were to buy it from apple, it would be in store so i could get it instantly, but i would rather wait then pay the tax on a 300 dollar item.

skiltrip
Sep 3, 2010, 04:35 PM
i preordered on amazon...


Why do you guys like paying for tax?? not to mention, i have free prime (student) so that means i get free 2nd day shipping!!

if i were to buy it from apple, it would be in store so i could get it instantly, but i would rather wait then pay the tax on a 300 dollar item.

I get taxed from Amazon and Apple the same NY sales tax. For a lot of us, it makes no difference. The only tax-free options are newegg.com, and sweetwater.com, and neither will probably have the new models immediately.

joe1946
Sep 3, 2010, 04:39 PM
I just cancelled my 64GB iPod Touch G4 order with the Apple Store and ordered with MacMall and EBATES 2.5% cash back plus $5 sign up bonus and no NJ sales tax.

vanzantapple
Sep 3, 2010, 05:20 PM
You have up to a year to purchase it. As long as you get it before the 1-year expires, you're fine.

Generally, it's a good investment for the peace of mind alone, but it also increases the resale value.

How does buying a store warranty increase resale value? Is it transferable? :confused:

CrazedMuggle
Sep 3, 2010, 05:23 PM
i preordered on amazon...


Why do you guys like paying for tax?? not to mention, i have free prime (student) so that means i get free 2nd day shipping!!

if i were to buy it from apple, it would be in store so i could get it instantly, but i would rather wait then pay the tax on a 300 dollar item.

Amazon actually has taxes in Canada so it makes no difference as to where I order it except that I get a free engraving, and fast and reliable shipping with Apple. It's fairly easy to make a choice. :)