Do you get a tracking number if you choose to ship to an Apple store?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Nosrettap, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2010
    I recently ordered a MacBook Air and I selected for it to be shipped to a nearby Apple store rather than my home. My question is, will I get a tracking number or is this only if you select to have it shipped to your home? I ask this because my order status changed to "shipping to store" (the stage after "shipped”) about 24 hours ago, but I have still not received a Shipment notification email or a tracking number. Thoughts?

    I'm in the US by the way.
  2. macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2012
    you dont get it. Its not your responsibility to track since still its under Apple's care.

    Ideally it will be show up 3-4 days earlier than the expected date you selected to deliver!

    Enjoy! :D
  3. macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2012
    I don't think you get one.

    I ordered a MBA on 7-30 (my first Mac in 10+ years!) and it gave me a pickup date at my local Apple store of August 8. I received an email at noon yesterday saying it was ready for pickup. If only I was in town!

    Hopefully you have a similar experience, good luck!
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2010
    I believe you guys when you say that you don't get a tracking number...but why not? I'd be interested to see where my package is at....Anyways I doubt it requires any more work on Apple's part to show the tracking info.
  5. macrumors regular


    Aug 5, 2012
    Why do you want it shipped to the apple store? There's very little convenience in that...
  6. macrumors 65816

    Jun 25, 2007
    Bellevue, WA
    I placed my order on August 3 and selected store pickup. Right now, it's Preparing for Shipment.

    If you mouse over for more info, I doubt Apple will give you a tracking number.

    We’ve received your order:
    We’ve received your order and will begin processing it soon! You can modify your order details once the order enters the processing status.

    Processing Items:
    We are processing your order now. You can modify your order details through online Order Status, or by contacting Apple Online Store Customer Service.

    Preparing for Shipment
    We're preparing your item(s) to ship. At this point, your order cannot be changed or cancelled. We'll send a Pickup Notification email to you when your item(s) are ready to pick up at The Apple Store.

    Shipping to Store
    Your item(s) have shipped and are on their way to the Apple Store. We'll send a Pickup Notification email to you when they're ready to be picked up. Please wait for that email before coming in.

    Ready for Pickup
    Your item is ready at the Apple Store. When you come to the store, just remember to bring the card you used for payment, or the order number and a valid photo ID. We'll need them to confirm your pickup.

    Pickup Canceled
    We've canceled your item for pickup at the Apple Store. We initiate a refund immediately after a pickup item is canceled.

    Picked Up
    Your item has been picked up from the Apple Store.

    We’ve billed you for Apple services only. You will not receive a physical item.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2012
    I don't know about the OP, but I travel for work so it is much more convenient for me to have it waiting at the Apple Store whenever I'm ready to pick it up. I don't want to have to deal with UPS/FEDEX/etc and trying to time the shipment - it's not worth the hassle to me. I also live 5 miles from an Apple store - so that helps!
  8. macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2010
    Mine went from preparing to ship to ready to pick up.
    Several days earlier than the estimate I might add!
  9. macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2012
    I too did the samething.. since Apple Mac requires sign-on delivery by the person who ordered. We need to at home when that Fedex trucks comes or rather go and pickup at store whenever you have free time! :)
  10. macrumors regular


    Aug 5, 2012
    THere's also the optino to pre-sign for delivery.

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