Anybody pre-ordered way late?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jian, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. jian macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2008
    San Francisco
    So I was gonna preorder it the minute it went live, and was even able to get the 4/24 day, but I wasn't really sure about it and didn't press the final pay button.

    Anywhoooo, I went to a local Apple Store and tried it in person, still wasn't sure..until Sunday morning when I finally went, "okay, I know I will order one and I am just convincing myself right now, so might as well put in the order."

    So there it is, June delivery with hopes to get it a few weeks earlier (hopefully mid-late May.

    Anybody else on the same boat but can't wait to get it? Hopefully Apple lets customers to buy one in person, then I will just do that and cancel my back ordered AW:cool::cool:
  2. 3rdiguy macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2012
    Yes. I preordered today. I will try to order early 4/24 morning to see if in store pickup is available and if so, I'll cancel today's order. Mine now just says available to ship:June. Don't know if it's true
  3. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2012
    San Francisco Bay Area, California
    My birthday is at the end of May, but I wanted to see how well the watch is reviewed once the general public gets it. Now there's no way I'll get one in time for my birthday, so I might wait until Christmas. No big hurry for me, it's not a 'must have'.
  4. AbeFrohman macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2011
    I was logged in at 12:01, but only to book the first try-on appointment I could get. I knew I was risking them selling out, but wanted to be sure. Had my try-on Friday, 4/10 at 10:15, bought a gift card to cover my choice, then ordered when I got back to my office around 11:30. June shipping date, but I'm confident in my selection and will be happy when it arrives.
  5. macness macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2011
    Vancouver Canada
    What do you mean by "order early 4/24 morning"? I thought there would be no inshore stock? and how would it show up as in store pick up?
  6. mobidutch macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2012
    Don't count on it. Apple would have a lot of frustrated customers if they started allocating stock for in-store pickup for orders placed 4/24, before shipping to customers that pre-ordered 4/10.
  7. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a


    Jul 5, 2007
    Kauai, HI
    I agree. Apple has made a HUGE deal about preorder only and no in store inventory until it catches up. It would piss off a LOT of people to mess with that and would cause a lot of preorders that have NOT shipped to get cancelled as people try to run to get them in stores.

    I for one am SICK of people in the big cities getting access that is impossible if you do not live near a flagship store.
  8. vi2867 macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2006
    Eastvale, CA
  9. ksuyen macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2012
    I just pre-ordered a second watch today. Delivers to be expected 15/5/15 - 28/5/15. Not too bad. It's SS White sport band.
  10. stevenlau macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2015
    why dont you just pre-order it first then cancel it after you have your try on session?
  11. MagicTorch macrumors member

    Sep 8, 2007
    I was planning not to order (how would I justify the expenditure, 1st gen concerns etc)...started considering the Sport model around Weds last week, but really wanted the SS model.

    Anyway, launch day came & I purposely avoided logging onto the Apple Store to avoid temptation....but on Saturday, I logged onto the Apple Store out of curiosity....the only model that still had a delivery date of 24th April to 8th May was the SS Watch 38mm with Black Classic Buckle, which is the model I feel is best for me (want something I can wear with formal clothing, 5ft 2" male with skinny 150mm wrists!). This watch was waiting for me! Pulled the order trigger mid afternoon on Saturday & have a delivery date of 24th April to 8th May. The availabilty date had slipped to June by Saturday evening, so I ordered just in time :)
  12. 3rdiguy macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2012

    Well at least I finally preordered and it does say June and I hope that doesn't slip to July.
  13. GReeeeN macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2015
    I pre ordered the sports the minute it went live for 4/24 delivery, but then ordered the SS 2 days later as I haven't completely decided.

    I'll probably stick with the sports as I still can't justify $300 extra for SS, been to 2 appointments, tried on multiple bands, etc

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