Apple does do walk in Watch try-ons, if the store isn't busy

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by gladoscc, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. gladoscc macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2011
    Just a FYI, you don't need to have pre-booked an appointment for the Apple watch try on. I was in an Apple store to check out the new MacBook, and asked about the watch, and the Specialist asked me what models / bands I'd like to try on and showed me it in a few minutes. Great experience, but the store wasn't busy so YMMV.
  2. MasterRyu2011 macrumors 65816

    Aug 22, 2014
    I can vouch for that. I walked into an Apple store a couple of days ago around 6:30 PM and one of the reps approached me and and asked if I wanted to try on the watches. She said the same thing in that they were allowed to do that if they're not busy.
  3. JohnApples macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2014
    Ditto. I went there last Sunday and because I didn't schedule an appointment, I was only expecting to be able to walk around and look at the watches on display. It was actually fairly busy, and a rep approached me and asked if I wanted to be squeezed in to try on a watch. Told me there was a 5 minute wait, yet 30 seconds later I was trying on watches.

    Very satisfied with my experience!
  4. simsdaniel macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2012
    Sacramento, California
    On April 10th, I had an appointment which was a bit of a nightmare as the employee who helped me had no idea what they were doing and gave me the wrong sizes, ruining my initial thoughts on the Watch.

    Ended up going the next day as a walk in and was able to try the Watch's on right away along with being helped by someone who knew very well what they were doing.
  5. cbird007 macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2010
    Absolutely correct. Both myself and my son were able to get a walk-in watch fitting. We actually already have our watches pre ordered but decided to just go to the Apple store to check them out. We had one the employees approach us to see if we had an appointment but told him we didn't set up a RSVP for a fitting. He said they plenty of spots. He asked for our our Apple ID's and immediately got us an appointment. They had done this for several people while we were there. Glad we did and can't wait for ours to arrive.
  6. keatth macrumors 6502

    Aug 24, 2013
    No offense but this is common sense, same goes for Genius Bar appointments.
  7. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Both of my try ons a week apart were just walk ins.
  8. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68040


    Apr 7, 2012
    Same happened when picking up my Macbook, had three guys basically beg to do a try on, glad I did. Confirmed what I ordered, and was surprised how much nicer they look in person.
  9. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007
    So far, I've walked into the Apple Store every weekend, and for gits and shingles, I asked to try on an WATCH and got an instant appointment and try-on on the spot.

    I figure while I'm in the mall, I always stop by the Apple store, and Apple is keeping tabs on how many appointments I'm making, I might as well show them my interest in the WATCH and try on as many different models and bands as possible.
  10. BiZ22 macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2015
    Same here in Berlin :)
    no appointment needed if the store isnt to crowded.
    Had my 3rd try on a few hours ago :)
    Also they would have let me try different bands, but they just had the space gray 42mm sports in store to try on and no silver aluminum 42mm (the one i would prefer)
  11. stu.h macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2010
    West Midlands, England.
    Same here in Birmingham UK, popped down the day they went on sale for a look, got chatting to one of the reps and he said which did I want to try on.

    I'd already preordered and thus declined, but nice of him to offer! :)
  12. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    When I and my partner went to try on the watch on April 10, I had made only one appointment -- I had just meant to try it on while my partner watched. But the person doing the checkin just added another appointment on the spot. So we both got to try on the watches,
  13. SixtyK macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2013
    Last Saturday I had an appointment but arrived about 30 minutes early because I wanted to look around. I checked in and the rep said "We can take you now if you like".
  14. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2010
    not much of a line where I live. I have dropped in twice to visit my watch. ;)

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