holidaying in US in summer, can I reserve to pickup?

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  1. MrMister111 macrumors 68000

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    I'm coming to holiday to the US from the UK in the summer, I have an Apple ID, account etc, but all UK. I know I can reserve for pickup now to a UK store, but obviously US is cheaper, so how do I reserve for pickup in a US store?

    Can I? how? or would I need a US account? I'm presuming you still won't be able to just walk in and buy, and we will only be shopping one of the days when there so its a one chance only!

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  2. BenAigen macrumors regular

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    Just walk in and buy - depends what you want is in stock at the time.
    See the pinned discussion "Apple Watch availability in US Stores" above.

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  3. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    OP - You should know that if you buy in the US and you live in the UK, you won't have warranty for your device. Warranty is only valid in the country it was purchased in.
     
  4. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Walking in though may not have what I want... Sports 42mm black probably.

    I thought the warranty was universal not just country specific...
     
  5. Donstil-nl macrumors 6502

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    No need to reserve. Just walk in and buy. If they don't have you walk to another :)
     
  6. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Located in the terms and conditions:

    "IMPORTANT RESTRICTION.
    Apple may restrict warranty service for hardware products to the country where Apple or its Authorized Distributors originally sold the device."

    It says "may" but thats a risk that one needs to take into account.
     
  7. Speedman100 macrumors 6502

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    Probably not something of concern at all, but your charger wouldn't have the right wall prongs.
     
  8. BenAigen macrumors regular

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    OP could buy a travel plug in the USA that is compatible with UK.

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  9. MrMister111, Jul 7, 2015
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    Do Apple watch come with a charger? Is the lead just a normal USB on one end though? If so I wouldn't be bothered and just use my iPhone charger.

    Worried on warranty though, wouldn't buy if don't know for sure...

    Can't walk to another store though, as I say we'll only be shopping 1 day (thank goodness ) and only 1 Apple Store there. That's why I'd prefer to reserve to ensure, although not sure how if I only have a UK account
     
  10. KPOM macrumors G5

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    The stores in big cities have most of the models in stock now, apart from the Space Black Stainless Steel. Even the Modern Buckle Watch is available, though specific colors can be patchy at times. As far as warranty support, I think it's just the iPhone where they enforce the local country warranty.
     
  11. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Is the Orlando stores classed as big stores then please?

    Also as my Apple ID and sign in for the store is in UK, how do I go about reserving in a US store? Can you from web store online?

    As I say we'll only be shopping for the 1 day so rather than walk in would rather know it's there ready in case.

    thanks
     
  12. lg251 macrumors 6502

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    Never had issues with Apple before to honor warranties outside the product's original country purchase. Never even brought up by them. I would not worry if I was you!
     
  13. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Just got to try and get one now...on the day I go to that store... Unless can find out how to reserve in another country with my UK apple account.
     
  14. lg251 macrumors 6502

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    I reserved from a Canadian account in a US store and it worked. I used a canadian mobile phone number to confirm the reservation number. It might work with a UK number. Doesn't cost anything to try it ;)
     
  15. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So you logged on a day before on your Canadian account and then chose a US store to pickup from? Was third just normal www. Apple.com/store? Then went into store and paid via credit card as normal?

    Do you have to give a phone number for reservation? I can as taking my mobile abroad?
     
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    Apple Geeks will put together the combination watch/band that you want. Spaceblack is the only thing that is near impossible to find in the stores.
     
  17. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ah....was wanting a normal sport black with black band think, not wanting to be too flash! Think it's the one that looks the most that will blend in, although only very briefly seen them and never tried any on
     
  18. lg251 macrumors 6502

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    I went on www.apple.com (US URL) and from there found the watch I wanted, clicked on it and selected "Reserve in Store". It then prompted me the list of stores that were holding the watch and chose the appropriate one for me. From there, they will ask you to log in your Apple ID account (doesn't matter which one you use) and then give you a code to text to a phone number. Try texting to see if you get a reply with the confirmation code. If so, you can then proceed with the reservation (it's same day reservation only though).

    Hope this helps.
     
  19. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    Instead of not worrying, one can just ask them about the warranty situation at the time of purchase. :) That should clear up any lingering doubts or such right then and there.
     
  20. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So looks like only options I have is to walk in on day, or try and reserve on the day via the web on the morning and how it's in stock.

    I'm also not sure what size to get, either the 38 or 42. I'd prefer the 42 for bigger screen for my aging eyes, but unsure as I have skinny wrists. Can I reserve 2? A 38 and a 42? Does it put a hold on a credit card when you reserve?
     
  21. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    It didn't ask me for any credit card info when I put mine on reserve.
     
  22. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Great so it's only a reserve and not an obligation to but as such? Hopefully can do 2 a well then?
     
  23. Rlong405 macrumors member

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    Why don't you try both on at a UK Apple Store before you go to US. You will then know which one you want rather than having to try and reserve two.
     
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    I wonder if he can buy the device in the U.S. and come back and buy the warranty for it in the U.K. ?
     
  25. MrMister111, Jul 18, 2015
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    That's the problem, don't think I'll get to an Apple Store to have a look before going to US though.
    Buy the warranty when back in UK? Don't understand what you mean, if I buy in US then it comes with warranty there, just need to confirm that it use international warranty.
     

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