Apple to offer in-store launch day pickup option for Apple Watch preorders

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  1. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040

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    this is for people who preorder in store, not online. it's on the front page
     
  3. AJsAWiz thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Received this answer from Apple (Apple Sales Specialist via Chat) today (regarding pre orders made on the 10th from home and reserving it for pickup in store on the 24th)

    "Yes that is correct, you order and pay online, the Apple watch if available can be picked up in the store, or in certain circumstances the Apple watch can be shipped to the store for pick up."

    I saw, no where, on Apple's site where they mentioned you had to pre order in store to reserve it for in store pick up. Please reference your source. specifically.
     
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    I hope that it's going to be like with the iPhone 6, that you will be able to reserve the one you want for a specific date and then come to the store and pay for it. There are as many answers from Apple Support as people asking so it's really hard to tell for sure just yet. Guess we gonna have to wait till 4/10 to find out...
     
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    I would take whatever they say with a pinch of salt as I doubt at this point they know anymore then we do.
     
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    On a related note, how do you think preordering will work in the app? Will we go to our favorites and checkout from there?
     
  8. kappero macrumors newbie

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    If you preorder and pay a watch for in-store pickup, for how long do you think they will keep the reservation ? I would really like to preorder one on the 10th, but I can't visit a apple store until May 7th.
     
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    How are you guys accessing the sales chat? As far as I know, apple removed that feature but I guess I'm wrong
     
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    Pickup reservation are being cancelled every Sunday around noon pst
     
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    Do you guys also believe that since this year it's Pre Order to ship or Reserve for a Store Pickup, that the Store Pickup option will have appointment times to try on and purchase your reserved (but not yet paid for) Apple Watch?

    Appointment times on the 24th for preorders made on 10th would make sense, would decrease chaos, and would save people from camping out (I know you cannot walk in and just buy one - but preorder people will still probably camp out).
     
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    It's not available in all of the stores, but in most you can get there by clicking here:

    [​IMG]
     
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    That would be my guess. Note that if they expect each session to last 5-15 minutes (average of 10), then the slots on the 24th are likely to fill up quickly. I would not be surprised at all if the quickest way for most of us to get the Watch is to order home shipment. Within minutes, the in-person reservations could be pushed out to May.
     
  15. AJsAWiz thread starter macrumors 68040

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    My understanding (from my chat with the Apple Sales Rep) is that you pay online then pick up in the store. If that is the case then what you are saying makes no sense to me.

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    Okay, and what would be their incentive for lying?
     
  16. rjlawrencejr macrumors 6502

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    This is the verbatim text from the website:

    Reserve for pickup in store
    Choose your Apple Watch online and make a reservation to buy it at an Apple Store. We’ll have it waiting for you when you arrive.


    I don't see where it says anything about try-on appointments.

    The way I take it is I pre-order on the Friday the 10th with an in-store reservation for pickup on Friday the 24th at the store I choose.

    Perhaps what is a bit confusing is that right below it says the following:

    Can’t decide which Apple Watch you want? Schedule a try-on appointment beginning April 10 at an Apple Store.
     
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    I wonder if pickup needs to be scheduled or walk in - I remember massive pickup lines when the 6 came out, would much rather schedule a specific time.
     
  18. vishalc macrumors regular

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    Yeah what I'm basically saying is that I will probably reserve it for store pick up because I am concerned that ship dates will get pushed back fast.

    What I mean is when we reserve for store pick up - we will probably have to wait in a line. And if we reserve for store pickup for the 24th itself and manage to get that day, then I'm curious as to how busy you guys think it will be. I know the iPhone store pick up reservation lines were significantly smaller than walk-in lines.

    The other point was that if they are letting us reserve the watch for store pick up, they are also holding that specific watch for us, letting us try it on quickly, and letting us pay for it right then and there.

    Basically my main point here: I was curious if they may open dedicated 10 minute time slots for this process. So that if you reserve your particular watch, you can reach the store at 10AM and be done at latest 10:30AM, instead of reserving your watch, and waiting in line behind all the people who reserved theirs.

    Yeah, I know about the separate try on appointments starting April 10.

    I just thought this would reduce chaos but ultimately I'm thinking this would limit the number of first day customers if they can't buy the watch by walking in either.
     

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