I had decided to buy an Apple Watch 2 after seeing the early reviews but wanted in-store pickup. This option wasn't available on or before launch day in Australia, so on the off-chance I walked passed the Sydney Apple store at about 10.30 on Friday. There were some crowd barriers going around the side of the building, but the line for phones and watches was only about 30 people long, just I decided to join it, not expecting them to have much stock. I have to say, the whole process was pretty easy and stress free. Within a couple of minutes a store employee took my order, and sent me a reservation e-mail with a QR code. I had wanted the Sports band in black, but they only had the space grey with nylon strap, but it looked quite nice so I just went for this choice. I actually think it's nicer looking that the plastic band, and probably more secure, although I expect it will be harder to clean if it gets dirty or sweaty. So within about 20 minutes I was paying for the watch - all pretty easy! The on-line purchase had 3-5 weeks delivery time, with the attendant hassle of waiting at home to sign for delivery, so the in-store purchase was surprisingly simple. I really hadn't expected for them to (a) have stock & (b) have such short waiting times. I'm still exploring the capabilities of the actual watch, but it seems to be very well executed, and is pleasingly fast. I'm definitely glad I held out for a v2 release - the water resistance and GPS made it much more compelling. John. --- Post Merged, Sep 17, 2016 --- Oops, I made a typo in the title. How do I edit it?