European Apple Watch Series 3 Pre-Order Thread

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by MaximTV, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. MaximTV macrumors 65816

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    Creating this thread for the european users because it seems like there are some differences with shipping (eg. we can't track our orders by reference on the UPS site).

    My current order status is 'Preparing to Ship' and the delivery date is Sep 22. :)
     
  2. fodaveg macrumors regular

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    mine is still on preparing to ship too.

    are we the only europeans that order the S3?

    we were so much people on late 2016 mbp EU thread!
     
  3. MaximTV thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oh man.. I remember these times haha.

    I think I've seen one other european guy.. but yeah we're not a lot of european users here who've ordered the AW S3.
     
  4. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68020

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    My white ceramic is still showing as processing. Delivery date 25-27th September. Monday will be a bummer as I will be work so i am hoping it might be with me by next Friday.
     
  5. fodaveg macrumors regular

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    i thought the difference in models was only in US/EU but in UK you have more options than we at spain... seriously apple!?!?!

    look at this!
    https://www.apple.com/es/watch/

    https://www.apple.com/es/shop/buy-watch/apple-watch


    the only options are S1, S3 nike, S3 (non-lte) standard with standard plastic strap
    not hermes, not ceramic, not lte, not new nylon strap by default...
     
  6. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68020

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    I think that ownership and sales per head, the UK is Apples second largest customer base
     
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    We do pay a hefty price but I don't think we are screwed as much as other European countries
     
  9. tomnavratil macrumors 6502a

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    I've ordered from German Apple Store last night (42mm, Sports, GPS+LTE) and stuck at 5-6 weeks. Do you guys reckon it will be shorter than that or no luck?
     
  10. MaximTV thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's always possible that you will receive your order sooner than stated on the order confirmation. Maybe your delivery date will change soon, but don't expect too big of a change.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 16, 2017 ---
    It's so annoying not to be able to track the order like the US guys.. We know no shipping progress at all until the last second lol.
     
  11. tomnavratil macrumors 6502a

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    Alright, thank you, I really hope so as it did change for a few people already however not having my hopes up. Very true, wish they've offered it in Europe as well!
     
  12. AidenL macrumors 6502

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    Ireland here, ordered the SS 42mm with white sports band, on preparing to ship also.

    I ordered from the UK as I wanted SS, so will have cellular which I can't use here!
     
  13. SadChief, Sep 17, 2017
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    Order placed this morning :D for a SS 42mm GPS+cellular space black wth Milanese loop, to be delivered to Apple Store Montpellier (southern France) on Sept. 22th. I was very lucky indeed, it was the only one of this model available for launch day. It appeared only early in the morning today that they had one available.
    So I did cancel my order placed last Friday at 9h01 with standard delivery between October 6th and 13th :).
    There is also one S3 white ceramic 42mm available at Apple Store Montpellier for Sept. 22th, should someone in France be interested in.
     
  14. MaximTV thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Still nothing on UPS's website. I guess they're batch shipping everything to Prague, CZ and then giving each parcel over to DHL Express.
     
  15. fodaveg macrumors regular

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    that's what i said on the global thread.

    since ups is the chosen to deliver worldwide from china to warehouses AND also is the chosen to deliver to homes in the US they have the tracking since the beginning because is on the same company. we won't ever have an early tracking because of that. our tracking will begin when our watches go out of the EU warehouse with the final company that delivers it to our homes.
     
  16. MaximTV thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The first and last ever global tracking that I had for an order from Apple was in 2015..
     
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    and it was from ONE carrier?
     
  18. MaximTV thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yep, UPS
     
  19. Quirinus macrumors member

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    Ordered from the Belgian Apple store friday morning, 38mm silver, delivery sept. 22nd. My first AW and i can't wait :)
     
  20. fodaveg macrumors regular

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    it's my first watch too.
    i've bought it mainly because of apple advertising. it seems that if i buy one i won't be fat and i'll live until 130 or 140 years.

    can't wait to have it!! :D
     
  21. eiprol macrumors 6502

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    Ordered a 42mm Series 3 (non-LTE, we don't have much of a choice in Spain) an hour after launch. Updating from Series 0...

    Status: Preparing to ship, delivery due to 22nd.

    On the Spanish store, You can still order any Series 3 now and get a 22nd delivery date btw :/
     
  22. MaximTV thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Do you guys think that we'll receive some shipping notifications in 1-2 days?
     
  23. baldachin macrumors member

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    Hope so, but then again, they can move parcels rather fast inside europe.. so even if they get going on Wednesday, there still would be enough time to reach everyone on Friday.
     
  24. reserves macrumors member

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    I've ordered many items on launch day, they have always been delivered on time, not sure what everyone is worried about.

    It'll arrive on the delivery date Apple state, it's Apple, not Dell.
     
  25. baldachin macrumors member

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    This is all part of the hype. Don't worry about us. ;-)
     

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