Anyone pre-order from Target?

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  1. boiee macrumors member

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    Was at Target yesterday for household goods and wandered in the electronic section. Cell phone sales rep saw I was playing with the iPhone and asked if I pre-ordered phone. Told him I did (6s Plus in Space Grey with 64 gigs) through AT&T's website (only because I have an available 2 year contract upgrade; cross upgrade from a family plan) and my delivery date is mid to end of October. He was amazed and told me he still has available pre-orders available for 6s Plus with a delivery date of September 27 for a $25 reservation fee.

    Who else pre-ordered through Target? Are they legit? Can they successfully do a cross upgrade?

    Any thoughts or feedback would be great. Thanks!
     
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    $25 non-refundable fee or a deposit? If the former, why would someone pay an extra $25 for a phone that you can still preorder will launch day delivery (in most cases).
     
  3. appygirl82 macrumors 6502a

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    The 6 plus is FAR from available on launch day. It's basically back ordered up to 4 weeks or more now :(
     
  4. braddick macrumors 68040

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    It isn't an additional $25. That fee goes toward your balance when you pick up your reserved iPhone. It is only if you decide not to complete your agreement Target (potentially- they're pretty good about returning it actually if you ask) keeps the $25.
     
  5. digitalcuriosity macrumors regular

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    I never knew so many people wanted these newest and greatest,new phones so badly.
     
  6. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    You must be new to Apple products.
     
  7. digitalcuriosity macrumors regular

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    My first was an Apple II computer,now how new am I to Apple products?
     
  8. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    Because you said you had no idea how popular they were...
     
  9. Ninerboy81 macrumors regular

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    The way it works at target is you reserve one and to prove your seriousness on the reservation you have to purchase a $25 gift card to target. You can used the gift card on the spot for anything you like or use it during the purchase when the phone comes in. Also target can do what you call a "buddy upgrade" but target did stop the 2 year commitment upgrades so it's hard to believe why this guy would say that. Good choice on pre ordering though because If the phone doesn't come in you can still use the gift card to buy anything there, it's target! I shop there for everything.
     
  10. digitalcuriosity macrumors regular

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    Thats not what i posted. I posted i had no idea so many were wanting ,the newest and greatest new phones. Myself would still be using my Apple iPhone4 if not my service provider got hard nosed with new contract pricing. So I got a new SamsungIII and a new service provider.
    Now I am back with an Apple iPhone6 and see no reason to upgrade for a touch screen item and a stronger Alloy body. Yeah i know much much more.
     
  11. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Ok, so it's a deposit. That's what I was asking. Thanks.
     
  12. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    As I said, you must be new to Apple then. The iPhone's have always been so popular that people camp out and wait up all night to preorder.
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    Agreed, this is normal and has been for years. I mean people camp outside of the apple store for the opportunity to buy a phone. Its been one crazy ride these fast few years
     
  14. digitalcuriosity macrumors regular

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    I see people camping out every black Friday many times a Month before at BestBuys. I see them in tents sitting in chairs freezing to death.
    Yes I know people have always camped out for the greatest new offering from Apple,they must really want that new Apple stuff BADLY.
     
  15. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    You must be new to understanding good sarcasm.
     
  16. geoff5093, Sep 15, 2015
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    Please tell me what was sarcastic about the post that I quoted...
     
  17. digitalcuriosity macrumors regular

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    Maybe it's you not understanding my postings, and their meaning.
     
  18. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    Keep reading around the forums and go a month back in posts. People here start talking strategy for the best way to approach the preorder so they can increase their chances of getting a phone on launch day. What provider, what site, what model. There are polls held asking who is getting what. Then on the night of preorder its a mad rush to get into overloaded servers and get your order processed. People want the phones, badly. Many are satisfied with their current device and didn't jump on the bandwagon but many people did for the first time or to update from a previous model. I was up at 2 with a plan that will deliver my update on the 25th.
     
  19. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    Yes, sometimes you have to consider the source (uniformed Target employee) ;)
     
  20. Jessem1133 macrumors 6502

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    Preordered from target last year. What a fiasco.
    Do a search for this same topic a year ago. Long story short...they didn't deliver for many people lol.
     
  21. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

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    Pre-orders from stores other than the carriers or Apple rarely go well. I wish you luck.
     
  22. KdParker macrumors 601

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    This really depends on the the third party cellular vendor that is working at the Target store. If they are any good then they will be able to do any of the upgrades and transfers needed. If that hurdle is crossed the biggest concern is if that particular Target store gets any phones on launch day.

    Keep in mind you are not pre-ordering a phone you just getting on a reservation list and you want to be first on that list for a better chance of getting a phone. If you missed the pre-order I would look into getting on several lists at different stores and if you go to target frequently the $25 'deposit' can still be spent at the store even if you don't get the phone from them.


    I did this Target 'pre-order' thing with Target when the 5s came out and it worked out fine, but I also got a standard phone then too (space grey/ 16g). So best of luck if you missed the pre-order train.
     
  23. jhearty99 macrumors 6502

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    Here is how preordering at Target works. You put down a deposit and they take your reservation. On launch day, they receive like 3 16gb silver iPhone 6s from Apple and you get a phone call saying your phone is on backorder. Best of luck.

    With the supply so low on the 6s Plus, I would be shocked if any 3rd party retailers receive them anywhere near launch day.
     
  24. lesliechelle macrumors newbie

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    I did a pre-order with Target last year for the 6 Plus. I was assured that Target would send me an email saying that my phone is ready for pick up on the day of the launch. Fortunately, I went on with my plan to stand in line at Verizon to get a phone... because it was probably about TWO MONTHS later when I finally got my Target email saying I can pick up my phone.
     
  25. Surfer13134 macrumors 6502a

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    I also pre ordered from target last year as well. I accidentally slept through the preorder for Apple so I quickly got up and waited outside of target until 10 AM until the mobile guy got there. So I was the first one to preorder my phone and he basically guaranteed I would have the phone come launch day. Yep never happened. People warned me last year about target failing to come through,so I'm doing the same now. Stay away from target of you want your phone on launch.
     

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