Best Buy or Apple quicker?

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  1. hashholly macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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 P6

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    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

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

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

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

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    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
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    Wallace macrumors member

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    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

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

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

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