Will Apple stores hold an item?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jesusphreak, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. jesusphreak macrumors member

    May 24, 2006
    I'm supposed to get my MacBook replaced, but my local store hasn't had them in stock.

    Will Apple stores "hold" an item for me until I'm able to get to the store and pick it up?
  2. idkfa macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2006
    They should. Most other retailers will.

    When I bought my iPod at the Educational Store on campus, I asked them to hold one of the two arriving iPods for me.
  3. Rickay726 macrumors 6502


    Dec 29, 2005
    New Jersey
  4. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    maybe, maybe not. Just call them and ask. For a hot selling product I'd be surprised if they did ('cause then people would just call in advance and screw people actually in the store), but sense you have a product for replacement they might do it.

  5. bankshot macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2003
    Southern California
    When the iPod shuffle first hit stores, I was scrambling to get one for Valentine's day. I called several Apple stores that didn't have any in stock, and some that only had the 512 MB. I finally found a store near me with a few 1 GB units in stock, and they held it for me for an hour. I had to jump in the car and get down there quickly, but I made it.

    Policy could vary by store, or maybe not. We don't know, so it's just best to call.
  6. interlaced macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2005
    i bet they'd hold it for like, a day depending on the demand? from my previous job in retail, we'd only hold items until the end of the night and then the next day would be a clean slate unless they called again in the morning.
  7. gman71882 macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2005
    Houston, Tx
    They hold items as long as you come in the the day you request it. (later in the day)
    My sister had to catch a macbook at the Apple store after 2 unsucsesful visits, so she called and had them Hold one for her when they got a new shipment.

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