Best Buy Pre Order for Series 4 Apple Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by tobyringle69, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. tobyringle69 macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone else pre-ordered a Series 4 Apple Watch through Best Buy? I had a large Best Buy gift card, so I felt compelled to shop there. I placed the purchase late Friday afternoon (9/14), and the confirmation states will ship/receive by Sept 21st. Too good to be true? I believe I have heard some horror stories of iPhone pre-orders with Best Buy.
     
  2. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    I placed an order but it doesn't give me a shipping date. Just says "Pre-Ordered. We'll let you know when it ships.".

    I'd be much happier in your shoes.
     
  3. antnard1 macrumors newbie

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    I preordered at Best Buy as well to take advantage of financing options + reward certificates. I placed my order around 03:20 EST and I think it said something like "Delivers on launch day" at checkout. It says "Get it by 9/21" when I view my order now.

    I don't remember Best Buy having stock available for pre-order during previous launch events and I'll be pleasantly surprised if this works out for next Friday!
     
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    Where are you viewing your order? Every time I log into their website or use the link they texted me to view my order I get a “sorry, something went wrong” page. If I check in the app, it says “we’ll let you know when it ships”.
     
  5. antnard1 macrumors newbie

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    Right on bestbuy.com > Order Status. The status is Pre-Ordered and it says Get it by Fri, September 21.

    I'm a little skeptical because I just checked the product page (here) and it's still showing that it can be ordered for delivery by Fri, 9/21... fingers crossed.
     
  6. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    Wonder why it’s different from one to the next...

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  7. mizzou-apple macrumors regular

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    Mine has always said, "We'll ship it by Fri, September 21". Thus I don't expect to get it on the 21st.
     
  8. Avenger macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm strange. I ordered the gold aluminum version this morning with the pink sand sports band and it says get it by the 21st in the app's order status. I had originally ordered Space gray aluminum but cancelled it. I've pre-ordered game consoles and games from them before with no issues.
     
  9. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Same here. Hope Best Buy surprises us though.
     
  10. vegastime macrumors regular

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    It definitely says get by 9/21? Mine says will sip by Fri, September 21. My email confirmation says the same thing.

    I pre ordered a series 2 from Best Buy, that was supposed to be delivered on launch day. They got them in late, so that didn't happen. Everybody got gift cards as compensation.
     
  11. Avenger macrumors 6502a

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    Just checked it. It definitely says by the 21st. Best Buy has been good with other online pre-orders I have made so we'll see. Never pre-ordered an Apple product from them.
     
  12. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I was up last night when the pre-orders went live trying to order through Best Buy. At first they didn't have all models live, some said Pre-Order in a Yellow Box, others still said coming soon. Took about 10 minutes before they updated, at least for me. I too had a gift card and wanted to use it. And this was on Bestbuy.com on my iPhone, as their app specifically said no pre-orders on the app. I then went to Apple's iPhone app and the ship dates for my model had already slipped a week. I went back to Bestbuy.com and refreshed and the model I wanted was there. Then I ordered. It says it will ship by 9/21. I hope I get it that day, but realize it may be the following Monday/Tuesday at the latest. Bestbuy.com didn't offer a pickup at store for Pre-Orders.

    FYI. I ordered a 44mm Space Black Stainless Steel Series 4.

    And my Gift Card paid for 1/2 of it.
     
  13. MisterAndrew macrumors 6502a

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    I preordered mine through Best Buy. 44mm space gray aluminum Nike+ with black sport loop. Order status page says "Get it by Fri, October 5." (Launch day for Nike+).

    Best Buy has been allotted a certain number of each for launch, so if it doesn't tell you the date, then that means they sold out and you'll get it later.

    "Pre-order now to reserve yours" (& "We'll notify you when it's ready to ship.") = Sold out, but still taking orders for future allotments

    If it says "Get it by" I would expect to get it on that date. If it says "ship by" then I would expect it a few days later.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 14, 2018 ---
    Best Buy still has 11 models available for launch day (Sep 21 or Oct 5 depending on model).
     
  14. tobyringle69 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I checked BestBuy's website again this morning out of curiosity. Now, the site states says "all pre-orders have been claimed". So fingers crossed for those who pre-ordered with an indication of "shipment by Sept 21st". Screen Shot 2018-09-15 at 9.31.40 AM.png
     
  15. Avenger macrumors 6502a

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    Seems like there is a good variety of the non-cellular ones still available.
     
  16. BigCanoe macrumors 6502

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    Mine is a Nike 44mm GPS in silver with sport loop. It says we will let you know when it ships.
     
  17. Anish89 macrumors member

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    I pre-ordered 44mm stainless steel gold at 2:22 CST best buy status: we’ll ship by Friday 21st hopefully i get on Friday Headed to Cancun Monday would love to test it in the water
     
  18. Avenger macrumors 6502a

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    They are probably stricter with Apple products but with video game pre-orders I would often get them a day in advance of release.
     
  19. Anish89 macrumors member

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    True
     
  20. playaproved macrumors 6502

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    I ordered a 44mm SBSS sport band for myself and a 40mm Pink Aluminum with Sports Band for the wife.

    Like some of you guys, I initially had trouble getting my orders in. Tried through the app, some said preorder, others said coming soon. Plenty of cart errors and out of stock messages. About 10 mins in, I was able to get my orders in. SBSS had to be shipped in, my wife’s was able to be picked up at my local store.

    Went back to see if I could order mine for store pickup as well, and no dice. It was mainly the aluminum models that were able to be picked up in store.

    Initially, my watch said ships on Sept 21st, but now it says ships by the 21st. Wife’s watch says ready for store pickup on Sept 21st. Here’s hoping that Apple delivers to BBY early, or that they drop ship for them. Either way, I should have it no later than Monday/Tuesday.

    Attached are screenshots of my order statuses. Hopefully they help someone out.

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  21. benboy12 macrumors regular

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    I ordered a 44 SS in Silver. Got delivery confirmation at 12:38 saying it will ship when available. I thought I had gotten in right when that particular model went live (SS models originally said coming soon on the website). Based on replies to this thread,
    I’m wondering if their stock was actually sold out.
     
  22. Porterhouse macrumors member

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    I was in Best Buy today for something else, and out of curiosity, I went by the mobile desk to see if they would have any Series 4 to sell on Friday. I suspect I've been the only one to ask based on the reaction I got. "You can preorder!" the rep told me.

    Of course, I knew that the preorders have all been spoken for, and now the website doesn't even give a date for shipping. But since I didn't have to pay for it, I let them take my information, and now if one comes in the store before my watch is shipped from Apple (around Oct 11), I'll have it a little earlier. (I highly doubt this is going to happen, but at least I've covered the possibility.)
     
  23. mustang52 macrumors member

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    I bought a space grey 40mm sports band and shipping says well let you know when it ships.
     
  24. ricktat macrumors 65816

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    I am wondering if Best Buy will have any SS models in stock Friday. Last year and the year before they had aluminum models on launch day.
     
  25. mustang52 macrumors member

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    I wasn’t really expecting launch day but I was hoping to have a set date. Of course the rep told me mine would be 9/27 I somehow don’t believe it.
     

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