Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Mar 7, 2012, 09:37 PM   #1
Seraphx17
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Question Why Can't We Pre-Order to Pick up in Store?

Other than the first 20 minutes when it was literally impossible to order, I keep on seeing "Not eligible" on all of the models.

Has anyone been able to pre-order for pick-up?
Seraphx17 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2012, 09:38 PM   #2
Photography
macrumors 6502a
 
Photography's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
I would like to know the same thing as well. I want to pre-order to pickup in store, but am also seeing the not eligible status on the checkout page. I'm currently waiting to speak with an Apple live chat representative regarding this issue, and will post their reply here.
Photography is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2012, 09:39 PM   #3
Apple Corps
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: California
Good luck - I've tried to get an answer - no luck...
Apple Corps is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2012, 09:39 PM   #4
jlmac17
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Maybe they don't want the same incident that happened in Beijing?

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2012/01/...iphone-launch/
jlmac17 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2012, 09:42 PM   #5
bobsentell
macrumors 6502a
 
bobsentell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Alabama
Apple may want to leave some stock for walk-ins. And with only 8 business days until launch, it may just be too hard to ensure the proper product distribution required to handle pick ups.

I'm sure Apple has its reason that it'll share with us at... . . sorry. I couldn't type that with a straight face.
bobsentell is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2012, 09:44 PM   #6
Photography
macrumors 6502a
 
Photography's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Here's an official Apple representative's reply regarding pre-ordering the iPad online and picking it up in store:

Quote:
Currently due to the extremely high order volume, in-store pick up will not be an option. However, it'll ship to your address just as fast as it would be available in-store.

I can't say for sure when it will become available. I would recommend checking back tomorrow morning to see if it's available!
Photography is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2012, 09:47 PM   #7
nick7138
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Apparently, I was one of the lucky ones. I was able to get it for instore pickup just before it went down again. According to a representative:
That order option is having difficulties with the high volume today. It will be eligible for instore pick up still.
nick7138 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2012, 10:23 PM   #8
EIGHTYTHREE
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Because the store would be 100x more crowded than its already gonna be...they would have to have armed guards at the door like a Vegas pawn shop! Apple stores are crowded enough when there isn't even a new release item,so you would have people who waited overnight for the launch and people waiting for in-store pickup, and this doesn't include all the extra people who are around just cause of hype. Where do you think all these people will fit? It just doesn't make sense to have total in-store pickup for this type of launch. Its just not safe.

and the other simple reason is the amount of stock readily available.
__________________
13" Late 2011 MacBook Pro 2.4GHz, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB HD iPad 3rd G Galaxy Nexus

Last edited by EIGHTYTHREE; Mar 7, 2012 at 10:29 PM.
EIGHTYTHREE is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2012, 10:41 PM   #9
theman510
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2009
The option to pick up in store was unavailable to me all day. I just tried now and was able to select pick up at then Apple store in Rockaway, NJ.

Im sort of still on the fence about if I want to upgrade, if I put the order in now can I cancel before the 16th with no problem? I want to see how much I can sell my iPad 2 for before determining if I want the new one.
theman510 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2012, 11:01 PM   #10
Photography
macrumors 6502a
 
Photography's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
I'm also able to select pre-order with pick up in store option in NYC at both the Fifth Avenue and Grand Central stores.
Photography is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2012, 11:26 PM   #11
Seraphx17
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Yep, it looks like store pickup just went live. Now the question is what time will they let us in!
Seraphx17 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2012, 11:33 PM   #12
maclook
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Are deliveries held until 5pm or are they delivered normally throughout the day
maclook is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2012, 11:39 PM   #13
Seraphx17
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Good question. Last I heard is that they are still deciding.
Seraphx17 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2012, 11:39 PM   #14
note235
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by maclook View Post
Are deliveries held until 5pm or are they delivered normally throughout the day
i believe throughout
note235 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2012, 11:40 PM   #15
sluggozmom
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Massachusetts
I was just able to pre-order for in store pick up at the Nashua NH store
sluggozmom is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2012, 11:44 PM   #16
SporkLover
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
I would believe they would want to keep the stores clear for the folks trying to buy an iPad in store.
SporkLover is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2012, 11:46 PM   #17
LFMNX
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Load on shipments, capacity in store for space, number of sales transactions, number of customers etc. Apple is masterful at supply chain management. They spread it out to minimize problems.
LFMNX is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2012, 11:49 PM   #18
MR1324
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
i would just order for shipment and avoid the crowd. no matter what shipping option you choose, you will probably receive it on launch day based on what's happened in the past.
MR1324 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2012, 11:55 PM   #19
jpl88
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
anyone knows how long apple will hold onto my ipad for instore pickup if I'm not able to go to the store on the day they invite me to pick it up?
jpl88 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2012, 11:56 PM   #20
MR1324
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpl88 View Post
anyone knows how long apple will hold onto my ipad for instore pickup if I'm not able to go to the store on the day they invite me to pick it up?
i remember past emails saying something like "pickup before 9PM on launch day or else your unit will be given up for sale."
MR1324 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 8, 2012, 12:00 AM   #21
Seraphx17
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
For people who have done this in the past, can you just walk in and immediately pick it up? Or do you have to wait in line?
Seraphx17 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 8, 2012, 12:00 AM   #22
Photography
macrumors 6502a
 
Photography's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
I just preordered for pickup at the NYC Fifth Avenue store.
Photography is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 8, 2012, 12:01 AM   #23
zpilot
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Why anyone would want to do an in-store pickup on launch day is beyond me. Especially for an iProduct!
zpilot is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 8, 2012, 12:02 AM   #24
jpl88
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by MR1324 View Post
i remember past emails saying something like "pickup before 9PM on launch day or else your unit will be given up for sale."
thanks - I guess with this policy they only charge customers when they pick up the item not when they place it online?
sounds like I'll have to "time" my purchase so that in store pickup falls on the right date.
jpl88 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 8, 2012, 12:03 AM   #25
Photography
macrumors 6502a
 
Photography's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by zpilot View Post
Why anyone would want to do an in-store pickup on launch day is beyond me. Especially for an iProduct!
Several reasons:
  1. I live in an apartment complex with an unattended lobby, and I don't want people stealing a $500 iPad since I won't be home to sign for it.
  2. I will be working and won't be able to be at home all day to sign for it.
  3. I can go and pick it up at my own convenience at the 24 hour Fifth Avenue store.
Photography is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pre-Order online at 12:01 PST and pick up at the store (iPhone 5S) dilbaggins iPhone 20 Sep 17, 2013 04:43 PM
IPhone 5 in store pre-order and pick up domanny iPhone 7 Sep 18, 2012 04:00 PM
Pre-Order Online to pick up in store Enrique Fontela iPhone 11 Sep 13, 2012 11:57 AM
Pre order and pick up at store? timize iPhone 2 Sep 13, 2012 12:09 AM
Pre-order for store pick-up day after launch? shahidhaque iPhone 5 Sep 10, 2012 08:20 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:29 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC