For those obsessively checking order status

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by brianld, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. brianld macrumors member

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    PSA of the day ... no doubt several of you have done this already, but I'm sure someone out there may not be aware and will benefit from it:

    Save yourself some clicks and time by just monitoring your order status page for changes via something like watchthatpage.com

    Add the URL in the format of https://secure2.store.apple.com/us/order/guest/WXXXXXXXXX/email_prefix@email_domain.com

    where WXXXXXXXXX is replaced with your actual order confirmation number, and of course email_prefix and email_domain are replaced with your actual email (e.g. john_doe and gmail.com).
     
  2. mbhforum macrumors 6502a

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    You can also use the iOS app "Deliveries" and use a widget and add your Apple Order # to it.
     
  3. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    This for me, just because I use the Deliveries app all the time anyway.
     
  4. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    Oh my god, I've had Deliveries for a long time and had no idea you could do this. Thanks!

    I'll have both going on though just in case.
     
  5. jonfarr macrumors 6502a

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    Too bad the deliveries app doesn't do best buy.com
     
  6. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I have to keep checking even though I know it won't change for a while. It cures the Apple Watch boner temporarily.
     
  7. mbhforum macrumors 6502a

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    I personally like Parcel better than Deliveries because I found their push notifications almost instantaneous. However, I installed Deliveries once again for the Apple "watch".
     
  8. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    I have deliveries but mostly watch this site for the 1000 posts the second ANYONE starts getting shipping notices.
     
  9. ckiggins macrumors 6502

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    I'm in the 4/24-5/8 camp, but the Deliveries app for me just shows "Delivery Date Unknown." It doesn't state the range.
     
  10. co.ag.2005 macrumors 68000

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    hmmm. I'm in the 5/13-5/27 camp and Deliveries says 5/27. I can't wait to see what date it is updated with later this week or next week.

    the 2nd one I ordered this past Sunday (with a June date) says "Delivery Date Unknown"
     
  11. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

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    I have a life and haven't checked my status since I placed the order. I'll know it's coming when I get a knock on the door from the delivery guy.
     
  12. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    I just imagined if malicious person gives a direct URL to cancel their order, that would be sooo evil.
     
  13. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i use delivery all the time once i get a tracking number.... had NO FREAKING CLUE it did apple!!!!!
     
  14. Bobster89 macrumors newbie

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    For those obsessively checking order status

    EDIT - working now, put the wrong email address in
     
  15. co.ag.2005 macrumors 68000

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    is your order number correct? I had this happen the first time I punched in the order number, but I had a typo. Fixing the typo resolved the issue.
     
  16. Gooberton macrumors 65816

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    What the hell is a widget
     
  17. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    Exactly why I will not trust anyone outside of Apple with my order number. Never know when an accidental bug would be discovered.

    I don't mind logging into my account once or twice a day to check status.
     
  18. Rayban macrumors regular

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    Can't you just turn on "order status" notifications in the Apple Store app?
     
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    A software widget is a relatively simple and easy-to-use software application or component made for one or more different software platforms.

    A desk accessory or applet is an example of a simple, stand-alone user interface, in contrast with a more complex application such as a spreadsheet or word processor. These widgets are typical examples of transient and auxiliary applications that don't monopolize the user's attention.


    Wikipedia
     
  21. Southernguy macrumors newbie

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    Ditto!
     
  22. brianld thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, doing that also, though as many of us have discovered, it doesn't parse that "04/24-05/08" date very well. And I'm lazy so in theory I'd just get an email instead of obsessively checking the Deliveries app every hour. ;)
     
  23. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    LOL, same here. Never occurred to me that I could use the app for Apple deliveries as well. Duh! :eek::D
     
  24. nathanalf macrumors regular

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    Have been using the app for years now, and purchased the Mac one (solely to support the dev, as well as for the notification center widget on my Mac) and I NEVER knew that this app did this. So nice that I don't have to constantly type in my password now!

    And I know, I don't have to *constantly* be checking it. But I'm too excited. Sorry 'bout it :D
     
  25. Donstil-nl macrumors 6502

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    Well I have a life so I will not automatically be at home if the delivery comes.

    That's why i have to check the Page so I can see when he comes and I know when to pause my life and have to go wait for the dude.
     

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