Best Buy or Apple quicker?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by hashholly, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. hashholly macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2008
    Hi All,

    Im looking to get a Black Stainless Steel 42mm Apple Watch and trying to figure out where i should place my order for quickest pickup/delivery.

    Both Best Buy and Apple have estimated ship dates of 3-4 weeks, a bit longer for store pickup.

    For people that have placed their orders with extended ship/pickup dates...did Apple or Best Buy get it to you quicker than their estimation? Did you choose store pickup or delivery?
  2. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    I personally prefer to just buy things from Apple directly, so I can go into the Apple store and get it sorted.
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Apple, from my past experiences, has always delivered ahead of time. They typically predict a later ship date, but deliver sooner than most third party stores.
  4. Mike84 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010

    I have been more successful with Best Buy when it comes to the AW2.
  5. exxxviii macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2015
    Order from both. Then, cancel which ever one ships last. Simple.
  6. metblack328i macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2016
    Got mine from bestbuy in 2 days. They just happened to have one jn stock
  7. hashholly thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2008
    Thanks for the suggestions.

    When you placed your order, did it give you a 3-4 week delivery estimate or did it actually show it was available for 2-day delivery when you placed the order?

    Looking for info from people who ordered with a 3-4 week delivery estimate.
  8. Wallace, Oct 25, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2016

    Wallace macrumors member


    Oct 9, 2003
    BB was also much quicker for me. Took less then a week from ordering and picking up in-store. I tried Apple directly and said 3-4 weeks and after 1+ weeks I canceled the order since BB send me an email that my AW2 is ready for pick up.

    AW2, Sport, Space Grey
  9. metblack328i macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2016
    In my case, it was already in stock (justs that morning they updated)
  10. sasidhar90 macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2016
    I ordered 42mm Black Stainless Steel watch today from best buy. Will update if get any notification.

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