Genius Bar

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Aperture, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. Aperture macrumors 68000


    Mar 19, 2006
    Hey Guys. All the available times at the Genius Bar for today are booked. I don't have ProCare and would like to schedule for tomorrow. The online Concierge is only showing today's times. Do you know when it will show tomorrow's available reservation times?

  2. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    Just head into the store, you can often be asked and placed on a standby list. That way if anyone who is scheduled for an appointment flakes and is a no-show, you get seen.

    Just did this myself yesterday. :)
  3. dricci macrumors 6502a

    Dec 15, 2001
    I would never recommend this. While stores will try to accommodate you if you just walk in, generally stores are staffed pretty much around the reservation system. Add in emergencies for ProCare customers and issues that go over the booked time, and a genius bar can literally crumble apart causing poor service for everyone and a lot of stress on the staff. The very least you can do is call in and try to speak to a manager or genius team member to see if they can accommodate you "on paper" if it's an emergency, so they can at least have a heads up of how many people they'll be dealing with that day. When they know you're coming, you generally have a much better experience than if you walk in as a tech is trying to get out on his lunch break and feels the need to rush through things and maybe miss something obvious..

    just my .02...
  4. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    Um, have you been at a Genius bar before, dricci?

    It's their store policy.

    Walk in.
    Go to a store demo Mac.
    Click "Concierge" on the desktop.
    Sign in.

    You are now on the standby wait-list.

    Seriously. I would know. I just spent three hours in an Apple store on Wednesday. That is their policy.

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