Apple upgrade program store pickup

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  1. Juanefny macrumors regular

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    I just signed up for the Apple upgrade program and have a delivery date of early October. I was wondering if I went to the Apple Store on Friday and they happen to have the iPhone plus 128 gb black that I ordered, would I be able to just pick it up and use the loan I was already approved for toward the phone, or am I stuck with waiting for the phone to arrive in October?
     
  2. Surfer13134 macrumors 6502a

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    I would like to know this as well,but I don't think it would be possible :/ and I think since we already have one set up we can't have another one done. I hope I'm wrong though.
     
  3. edlex macrumors 68000

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    Yes I'm sure you can take whatever they have in stock and cancel the Oct delivery.
     
  4. troubleonline macrumors 65816

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    It is highly unlikely that they will have the model you ordered. If they did or you found it in store before October then you could just buy on the upgrade programme and cancel the original order. I think your chances are slim though.
     
  5. Juanefny thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought that the apple stores get a healthy amount of phones on launch day?
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    Without having to get a new pull on my credit report?
     
  6. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    You can do it, but it won't be for the loan you were approved of. It will have to be a new loan, and you cancel your other one.
     
  7. edlex macrumors 68000

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    Ahhh, that's the magic question. I would bet on them needing another pull and be pleasantly surprised if they don't.
     
  8. Juanefny thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sounds like I should just keep my current order and stay put for a couple of weeks... Wouldn't want to get up at the crack of dawn to have another pull on my credit in the *hopes* that they have a phone I like.
     
  9. troubleonline macrumors 65816

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    Even so you want a black plus model.......
     
  10. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    It truly depends on the store and availability that Apple ended up producing of a particular model. For the iPhone 5s launch, my local store got 3, yes 3 AT&T Gold devices. One 16GB, One 32GB, One 64GB. Thats it. I'm assuming Jet Black and Matte Black will be very hard to come by in store for the first month.
     
  11. Eorlas macrumors 6502

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    Blacks will probably have more existing volume than others, as it was probably anticipated to sell better. But may not have much availability because of demand.

    But also depends on the Apple's location as a major metro area will easily get more stock than rural...
     
  12. edlex macrumors 68000

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    So how did it go with you guys? I showed up at 9am for a 9-9:30am reservation window. Finally got in at 10:20am and the whole upgrade process took less than 15 minutes. I was the first upgrade that the specialist had done. Went very smooth other than the long wait in the reservation line.
     
  13. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502

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    Shouldn't be another pull. Well, technically, yes, but in reality, no. When the same merchant pulls credit more than once, all of their pulls within 30 days get lumped together on your credit report as one pull, not as multiples. Same thing with, say a mortgage - they hard pull for initial approval, usually once more mid-way through escrow, and one last hard pull before final approval to make sure nothing changed. In the case of the mortgage, you don't see 3 hard pulls on your credit report - you only see one. Or, you might SEE 3, but they only count as one. Same should apply in this case.
     

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