Has anyone gotten an iphone without a reservation?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iBaloney, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. iBaloney macrumors 6502

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    I called a local apple store today and they said they were saving all the shipments for those who have reservations. I was wondering if anyone was able to get an iphone by just walking in w/o a reservation since this whole reservation thing started?
     
  2. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    To me the reservation thing is a great idea poorly executed because not allowing walk in customers a chance to buy one is crazy.
    At least set aside a few for walk ins.
     
  3. antman2295 macrumors 6502

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    I walked in to at&t on launch day, and got a 32GB and a 16GB black :) The last of each. Didn't even have to wait, and the rep told me that there was a line all the way around the building waiting since 7:30 the night before... Needless to say, I was happy.
     
  4. matttye macrumors 601

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    Yeah, walked into my O2 store the other day and got one of the last three phones available.
     
  5. kousuke18 macrumors regular

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    I got mine without a reservation. Walked in to the apple store and was put into a queue as well as given a card indicating which iphone 5 configuration I wanted. The wait was about 1-1.5 hours. Prior to this, every phone store I contacted (both small and big) were all sold out or didn't have the configuration I wanted.
     
  6. PurpleHeart macrumors member

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    when was that? Ever since the reservation system kicked in, stores seem to be repeating 'please go online and reserve'
     
  7. formulatwo macrumors member

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    Interesting. Apple Stores out in Phoenix are not talking walk in customers unless it is for sprint.
     
  8. Maximus66 macrumors newbie

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    Check this out. I got tired of waiting and came across a site called milo.com. I was able to check who had stock available in my area. It looks like quite a few of the RadioShacks had phones in stock. The very first store I called had the two Verizon models I was looking for, so of course, I broke all kind of laws to get to the phones because they said they couldn't hold them for me, as it's first come first served. So from here on out, I will go to RadioShacks to get my phones if I don't pre-order. BTW, I don't think they carry AT&T models- only Verizon and Sprint.
     
  9. kousuke18 macrumors regular

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    It was this monday. Also, this is an apple store in Canada so maybe that's why?
     
  10. gemnilocs macrumors 6502

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    thanks for the tip, i just passed this on to others. Maybe i will get lucky too.
     

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