Are you ordering sight unseen?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by profmatt, Apr 7, 2015.


What's your sequence?

  1. pre-order, then visit Apple Store, then confirm

    67 vote(s)
  2. visit Apple Store, then order

    10 vote(s)
  3. Pre-order, then wait hopefully/trust Apple

    103 vote(s)
  4. do more research after release

    5 vote(s)
  1. profmatt macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2015
    Do you plan on visiting an Apple Store before confirming your purchase (e.g. pre-order, but maybe cancel or change once you've seen the real thing) or are you just going for it?
  2. jaymc macrumors 6502


    Nov 10, 2012
    Port Orchard, WA
    Yes I am... just gonna order the SS w/link band asap.
  3. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a


    Jul 5, 2007
    Kauai, HI
    My closest Apple store is a plane ride away. I will not be able to get to a real one until May 13 in Berlin so I have trust I like it. I am sure we will have a TON of people post who HAVE seen it in the store and I also expect many will take pictures.
  4. Watabou macrumors 68040


    Feb 10, 2008
    United States
    Nope, just going for it. SS with Black sport band. I already decided on 42mm vs 38 by trying on the print outs.

    All there is left is to play two waiting games. :)
  5. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a


    May 11, 2009
    It's not a Russian bride in a crate. There is a return policy :D
  6. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    I'm still on the fence.

    I need to know more about it before deciding whether to buy or not.
  7. eagleglen, Apr 7, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2015

    eagleglen macrumors 65816


    Oct 2, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    Thank you. I think the ability to exchange or return a preordered watch at their local Apple Store is often overlooked by a lot of the people that are extremely worried about their purchase. I'm also pleased with the fact that store reservations can be done without actually buying it first. So if you do change your mind with what you've preordered, you can reserve the one you'd prefer and take the one you received with you to exchange for it. Obviously this must be done within the return policy window.

    With the iPhone 6 scarcity at launch, you had to order online for in store pick-up, so if you wanted to exchange the one you pre-ordered, it was extremely difficult, particularly if you were using a subsidy from your carrier. Otherwise, you had to gamble the store had what you wanted by visiting it in person.
  8. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    I'm very confident I will be happy with it so I will be preordering it sight unseen. That said once I have preordered it I will still try to make a reservation in store to check it out so I can get hands on with it before I get mine.
  9. Curryzz macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2015
    haha made me laugh :D:D


    SS with link braclet 38mm. going to trust apple but also going to have a quick look in the apple shop a week after..
  10. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    preorder, and then go to the apple store to see one in person. I know what model I am getting, but I want to see if before 4.24
  11. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    where's the option that says, preorder, wait, mindblown
  12. telefono macrumors 6502


    Dec 17, 2007
  13. AreYouIn? macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2009
    I would have to drive 2 hours to get to an Apple Store. I'll be ordering online and hoping I made the right decision when it comes in. I did the paper cutouts and I'm still trying to decide if I want 38 mm or 42 mm. Hopefully everyone who post pics of their in store try on will also post wrist measurements.
  14. DanUC6 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 6, 2007
    I am planning on ordering and making an appointment. I'm on the fence with leather loop sizing. I am ordering smaller and if the appointment I need bigger I will preorder that one and cancel my first. Boo-ya!!!
  15. GmDude66 macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2010
    PA, USA
  16. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    I'm pre-ordering site unseen. I've been holding out for this item more than any other since the iPad. I won't be able to monitor my use in a few days. I will need to monitor it over a year.
  17. kurzz macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2007
    I think I've watched enough youtube videos, seen enough screenshots until my eyes bleed...I'll just order it and get it in my hands as quickly as I can and return it if by some miracle it's grossly different than I thought it would be.
  18. profmatt thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2015
    To answer my own question . . .

    I live about 20 miles from a physical Apple Store, but I'd rather not bother. So I'm pre-ordering at 8.01am (UK time) and trusting that I'll love the thing when it arrives.
  19. menace3 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Yes I am. I thought about reserving at the store to pick up, but I think i rather be home waiting on the UPS man who will take his sweet ass time
  20. Cory Bauer macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2003
    I'm not ordering until I try it on, as I'm still torn between the 38mm and 42mm and want to make an informed decision; a paper cutout on your hand is one thing, but that doesn't factor in the dimension and height of the watch itself.
  21. dalestrauss macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2013
    Midland, TX
    I'm afraid that fence sitters will only get splinters this time (as in an opening day sellout with deliveries sliding to June/July).

    I don't buy the negative press and vocal naysayers who are underwhelmed with the Apple Watch. This one is going to sell better than any Gen 1 Apple device on the (1) design (puts all other smartwatches to shame), and (2) notifications/replies, regardless what cool software is down the line. So many people get tired of dragging out phones (pockets, purse, backpack, across the room) to check a mail/message/call. This ability to triage communications on a good looking watch is going to bring in the herd of buyers. All the other stuff it can (or will be able) to do is just gravy.
  22. camtechman56 macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2015
    Warren, pa.
    I've watched the videos, seen the pictures, and measured my wrist. What else do I need to know? Just its function, and until I receive the watch, there is no way to know this! So I'm all in, sight unseen:cool:...
  23. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    Are you ordering sight unseen?

    Yup. I've had my eyes closed since September. It's been tough, but I won't open them until I feel the FedEx guy place the box in my hand. My other senses have strengthened, so I'm sure I'll be able to smell him coming.
  24. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    I'm patient and don't mind waiting until I'm ready. I've managed to survive for 51 years without a smartwatch so another few months or so until I'm sure about the Watch isn't going to do me any harm. :)
  25. MrLoL macrumors 6502


    Jan 20, 2014
    I'm ordering and I'll wait for unboxing to see it first sight.

    Unboxing with sight unseen is always exciting.

    I did it with the iPhone 6, it was an incredible surprise.

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