Chance of getting an 8 on launch day without preorder?

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  1. puma1552 Suspended

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    Missed the boat on in store pickup preorders, not gonna deal with shipping delays and missing delivery, etc.

    what are my chances of getting one this friday in either of these situations:

    1) lining up an hour before store opening with other non preorder schlubs
    2) just walking in friday late afternoon/evening

    im looking for a silver verizon 8 in 64GB. is it possible or a complete waste of effort?
     
  2. titrau macrumors 65816

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    I make preorder on 8+ very quick via wimdow vista pc HP
    and it process really well , after complete order only take around 10 minutes ....

    I think sometime pc computer run behind apple apps but there still available stock ....
     
  3. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040

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    I, personally, think that your chances are pretty good. And I don't think you will have to stand in line. I'm basing that on the pre orders. In fact Sams Club is still taking pre orders . . . well the last time I looked.
     
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  5. titrau macrumors 65816

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    2017 already ... everything online
    why people want to make them busy ....
     
  6. Fireball Dragon macrumors 6502a

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    What are the chances of walking into an Apple Store after 11am on Friday and getting an iPhone 8? I'm not one to queue up for hours before the stor opens.
     
  7. Adelphos33 macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone 8 models generally should be readily available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Your particular carrier/storage/color model may not be at every store, but it seems likely you should be able to get an iPhone
     
  8. Fireball Dragon macrumors 6502a

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    Cheers. I'd be buying it sim free from Apple (UK), guess I'll just have to casually pop in and ask.
     
  9. tkukoc macrumors 65816

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    Shouldn't have any issues. Had a co-worker order one last night, received shipping confirmation this morning. Plenty of them to go around on this release. So heading to the store on release day, I can't see any issues other than maybe limited in certain colors but that's always the case.
     
  10. Fireball Dragon macrumors 6502a

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    Cheers, mate. I have preordered online (64GB / Space Grey) and it delivers 27th Sep - 4th Oct. Hope I can find one in-store before then.
     
  11. GoingDark macrumors 6502

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    Chances of getting one at an Apple Store day one are pretty good, but I'd say you'd have an even better chance getting one from a carrier store like Verizon or a third party electronics retailer like Best Buy. Most "Day 1" Apple people will be more likely to go to the Apple Store instead, leaving these other stores with plenty of stock.
     
  12. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    In the US last year, I just went to the AT&T store at like 6-7PM after I got home from work. Obviously, Jet Black was in demand last year and they didn't have any of those on launch day. The other colors for the 7 were readily available (albeit, not at all storage capacities). The 7 Plus, I think they only had Gold and Rose Gold left.

    The Apple Stores had even better stock levels (except for Jet Black of course). I think every single carrier configuration was available when I checked the in-store pickup option. I was doing an iPhone 6 trade in (for $650 credit) that's why I got mine from AT&T.
     
  13. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    I would hope there is a long line, but no shortage. I think it won't be bad this year, except for the iPhone X.
     
  14. QueenTyrone macrumors 6502a

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    Your chances will be good, the phones aren't backed up at all
     
  15. puma1552 thread starter Suspended

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    Were you checking the in-store pickup option on launch day?

    Ideally I'd just go to work in the morning like usual on Friday, and then the in-store pickup option would become available again on Friday and I could reserve one Friday morning for later that day. I'm just not sure if the in-store pickup option is going to even show up online on launch day.
     
  16. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    I think I checked on Saturday out of curiosity after I'd already gotten my iPhone, actually. :p
     
  17. ABC5S Suspended

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    How about hoping for a short line and no shortages instead?
     
  18. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    There will be plenty of iPhone 8/8Plus this week. The majority of users upgrading are those with 6 or maybe the 7. But, most users with 7/7Plus aren't upgrading to 8. They will stay with 7 or move up to 10.
     
  19. Surfer13134 macrumors 6502a

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    What model and Carrier? I just ordered an 8 Plus SG for att last night and showing it wont be here until the 26th-3rd.
     
  20. tkukoc macrumors 65816

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    I believe he ordered an unlocked SG 8 256gb. He said he was shocked because it said 1 to 2 week wait (I see it still says that currently), but got shipping info almost right away.
     
  21. Surfer13134 macrumors 6502a

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    O dang, Well then theres hope for me! I should of just ordered it on Sunday where I could still pick up in store. I originally ordered it on Friday when preorders went up then canceled it, Then changed my mind again and ordered it again lol

    Even if I have to wait an extra week that still isnt bad at all. Apple usually overshoots the expected delivery day anyways.
     
  22. cleebrown93 macrumors regular

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    I am going to walk into ATT after work Friday and grab one, I bet they will have stock.
     
  23. titrau macrumors 65816

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    I doubt “sold out” just the night right before they changed to no in store pickup they had every single model/color/size at all my 4 of the local stores around me. I think they just stop those prior and then reopen on Friday for in store pick up.
     
  25. titrau macrumors 65816

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    So people who waiting inline this yrs has alot chance to get it...,
    At least first 100 people good to go ....:cool:
     

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