Day off, want an iPhone 5S, Early AM. Help!

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  1. serialtoon macrumors 6502a

    serialtoon

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    I want to pickup an iPhone 5S 32GB in Space Gray. I finally have a day off and its 8AM SoCal time. Whats my best bet to walk in and pick one up retail? I dont have an upgrade to dole out, so I will be buying full price. I noticed that BestBuy has some and they arent opened for another 2 hours, but they HATE when you dont upgrade from them and they often shoo away non-contract purchasers. Apple *MAY* have some, but more than likely they wont. Anyone care to help me out?
     
  2. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    What do you expect us to do? Give your local apple store a call and ask them what they have.
     
  3. kenknotts macrumors 6502

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    Which carrier? I have a 32gb space gray Verizon for sale not far from you
     
  4. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    If Apple and your local carrier shops don't have any, I would try Best Buy, Target, Walmart or Radio shack.
     
  5. serialtoon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the hospitality, imagine if New York felt the same way?

    I'm on AT&T, unfortunately.
     
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    Did you check your local Apple Store(s) stock? You can buy online and pick up in store if they have what you want in stock. You can check on the Apple Store website.
     
  8. BC-2 macrumors member

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    I'm close to your area and I'm pretty sure the Irvine Spectrum Apple store had a decent selection (other than gold). You could also call the Apple store in Fashion Island, I think they also have a good selection. Having said that, I heard Best Buy gives $50 gift cards with a purchase so personally, I'd try a local Best Buy first. Hope you find one!
     
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  10. serialtoon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I thought they closed this method down for the time being. I was trying all last night to see if it would populate with the "Check in store" button, but it never did.

    Im in Long Beach, i have checked the BestBuy near me and 3 have "in stock" for 64GB models but not the 32GB models. Im ok with going to Irvine Spectrum, but only if they will have them guaranteed. Kind of a long distance to drive to just check if they have them.
    They have in the past. When iPhone 5 was available for buy online and pickup in store, i bought one, got my email to pickup, went to pickup and they made such a ruckus about me getting one online and how i "couldnt" do that and that they would honor it "this time only!".
     
  11. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a

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    Was at my local store at 8. No gold plenty back and a few silver.
     
  12. serialtoon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Apple Store or BestBuy?
     
  13. serialtoon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks everyone. I literally was able to just walk into the Cerritos mall and just buy one....normal. No weird lines or anything. 32GB Unlocked iPhone 5S Grey
     
  14. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    In SoCal you shouldn't have any trouble finding space grey at an Apple store.
     
  15. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    After reading on here, that is untrue.

    A verizon 5S will work the exact way an AT&T one would
     

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