Any Bestbuy success?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by chiefs1968, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. chiefs1968 macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2016
    Only because I get rewards with purchases from Bestbuy but anyway....did anyone have any success walking into a Bestbuy and purchase a stainless steel series 3 with LTE?
  2. jthiele87 macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2017
    I did. I had to drive an hour and a half away though. Bought it online for store pickup.
  3. CobraPA macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2011
    Lansdale, PA, USA
    Not SS, but got a Nike+/LTE I was looking for last Fri. Online said they had it in stock, but the first salesperson I talked to doubted they would have it because a lot of pre-orders were still waiting. He was surprised when they had one left. Anyone could have walked in before me though, as my attempted online order was cancelled on my way down to the store.
  4. fixius macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2016
    I ordered 9/26 with estimated shipping date by October 20th. I’ll be very surprised if it happens by then. I’ve seen no movement, and I know some others ordered online with estimates of October 13 and now await a November 13 arrival.
  5. CobraPA macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2011
    Lansdale, PA, USA
    Yeah, shipping is somewhat slow now, however, Apple stores and BestBuy still seem to be getting stock shipments beyond the pre-orders. I noticed a lot of 38/42 gold aluminum watches in my area in the last week or so. Some just showed up in online stock listings in the last half week.
  6. fixius macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2016
    I should add my order was for a 42MM Stainless Steel Space Black...
  7. rwilliams macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    I got a Series 3 stainless steel for same day pickup from Best Buy a couple of weeks ago by just checking the app throughout the day.
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Best Buy is one of the stores that you can always check daily and their stock will fluctuate. Sometimes their website also is not up-to-date or accurate for in-store inventory near you, so you can also call as well.
  9. omegis83 macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2014
    There’s a couple GPS+LTE models showing Oct 19th delivery on Best Buy right now.
  10. MJ22 macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2017
    Same here. I placed an order (SG aluminum 38mm) that was supposed to deliver by 10/13 but I got tired of waiting. I’d been checking the “pick up today” stock for Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile within 1.5 hours away. Reserved it, picked it up on Columbus Day, canceled my original order. It seemed to me like the Best Buy Mobile stores got more of them in stock, with the gold and Nike models being the most popular. But they’re starting to get the other ones too, and both sizes. I’m glad I did that. I think I’d still be waiting on my original order.
  11. pirarre macrumors 6502

    Feb 10, 2010
    Is the Best Buy Apple Watch 3 cellular / GPS models unlocked?
  12. Senfinger macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2017
    They are not carrier locked by default... (Will only work on the agreed networks)
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    I purchased 2 of them prior to my Apple one coming from China Direct... So if you keep an eye out, BB definitely gets them in sporadically! Just keep checking via in store pickup option or one of them said $5 extra and we will deliver next day to house/did that too.
  13. pirarre macrumors 6502

    Feb 10, 2010
    Cool.... because when one of the people was checking out, it said “ATT AW3 Cellular/GPS” and the customer was on Verizon. So they didn’t buy it.

    I was thinking that maybe the Apple watches were just like the cellular iPads (unlocked).
  14. Zorn macrumors 65816


    Feb 14, 2006
    I ordered the SBSS Series 3 from Best Buy last Monday. It said it would ship out by 11/3, but it actually shipped on Thursday last week and arrived the following day. However, I noticed that now, the SBSS model no longer shows a date, and simply says they will email you with availability after you order, so not sure if that means they ran completely out of stock.
  15. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I got the nike + version the day after it hit stores. They had various SS in stores too. You can look up the watch and band combo you want and then select "in store pickup" and it will show you which stores have it. You can pay right there online to make sure it's reserved.

    I was thinking about the SS but I couldn't justify the price. The watch finally has LTE, and is everything I've ever wanted, so I probably should have splurged, but my s2 look good as new (sold it now) and my reason for wanting the SS was the screen and only the screen.

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