How are you preordering your Apple Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by walshy1009, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. walshy1009, Mar 20, 2015
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    walshy1009

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    Hey guys!

    I'm getting really excited for the preorder day and launch day for the Apple Watch! (I'm getting AW Sport, Blue Band, 38mm)

    Just interested as to how you peoples are going about pre ordering your own Apple Watch whether it be in store reservation, pre ordering off of apple.com & midnight, waiting in line, etc.

    Also, if anyone is interested in starting a Skype group convo so we can have a cliche "Apple Watch Preorder Party" that'd be awesome!

    Hope you're all as just excited as I am! :)

    PS: Sorry there's no poll. I don't have the option to create a poll :p

    UPDATE: It would probably be wise to have apple.com open on a few computers come pre order time as if one chokes, you have another computer there that will probably do the job. Also, the Apple Store App is known for usually working the best come pre order time as well. I don't know how...
     
  2. Bonestle macrumors member

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    Apple Store App. There's no Apple Store in my state unfortunately.
     
  3. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502

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    Omg there is someone as excited as me!!! :D :D :D I'll be preordering using the Apple Store app. Is that possible or do I have to go to Apple.com? I'll be staying up until 2AM central time to order. I don't care if I have to work that day (part time lol) or have to work that day!! Im interested in that Skype party!!! Sounds
    like fun!!! I'll be getting the 42mm SS with sports band :)
     
  4. Cayden macrumors 6502a

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    I'll be buying it online but also setting up a reservation to try one on the next day so I can make sure what I bought is the right choice. 42 mm SS with link braclet for me
     
  5. walshy1009 thread starter macrumors regular

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    You will be able to pre order using the Apple Store App (i did that with my iPad Air 2) and the Apple Store App is the one thing that usually works & preorder time as the website on PCs and stuff are usually still down. Be sure to regularly re open the app come preorder time.

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    Very nice!
     
  6. technosix macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not.

    Once Apple proves they have a truly compelling use case and they are delivering on it, then I'll consider a gen two watch.

    This is the most interesting project I've seen from Apple simply because of the unknowns and the fact that theirs nothing riding on it.

    They don't need the money
    They don't need it to be successful
    They're all but untouchable

    This is the best position Apples been in during a new product launch.
     
  7. zea mays macrumors 6502

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    I assume the preorders will work as they have in the past. I will possibly do in-store pick up as I have class in the morning and I'm taking the rest of the day off to play! I usually set my alarm for 2am and pre-order as soon as the store goes live. However, we still don't know what the time will be. I'd be surprised if it's different, but look forward to confirmation!
     
  8. walshy1009 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Here's a chat log from an online chat I had with an Apple Specialist as I was asking about times and in store reservations. Keep in mind, this is an Apple Store Australia expert as I'm from Australia. Copied and pasted into a word document.

    See attached..
     

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  9. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    Apple Store App. It's the only reliable option, historically speaking.
     
  10. zea mays macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! I am anxiously waiting the confirmation from Apple :)
     
  11. walshy1009 thread starter macrumors regular

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    True that! When I ordered my iPad Air 2, the Apple website on my Mac & PC weren't working with the same message says "We'll Be Back"

    However, the Apple Store App worked straight away so I got a feeling that'll be the case with the Apple Watch preorders.
     
  12. Esoom macrumors 6502

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    I plan to do it in my underwear or naked from the Store App
     
  13. bumpylumpy macrumors member

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    Can you pay with Apple Gift Cards using the Apple Store App? I don't see any option for it in the Payment section; it only has a spot for a credit card.
     
  14. largefarrva macrumors 6502a

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    I'm curious about this too. We currently have $175 in Apple store gift cards from credit card rewards and would like to use them to help pay for one of our watches in three weeks.
     
  15. walshy1009 thread starter macrumors regular

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    All retailers have always been 50/50 on allowing online orders using gift cards you should use in store.

    As for Apple allowing the use of gift cards for online purchases? That I don't know unfortunately.
     
  16. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Of the Apple Store app, which ever is working. Personally I'm going for the Space Gray 42mm Sport. I hope there are enough left as it seems to be the most popular model out of all of them.

    I'm so excited to finally get the Watch in my hands. I have been waiting since Sept to get it!
     
  17. Razdom macrumors member

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    When is payment took on preorders? Immediately or on dispatch? Thanks.
     
  18. dubv23 macrumors member

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    I wanted to use the app. If it will not accept my Apple gift card then I will have to use the website.
     
  19. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    On dispatch/ship
     
  20. walshy1009 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Have both up on launch night..
     
  21. dubv23 macrumors member

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    That was exactly my thought as well. I hope the app works though because i have not had the chance to use apple pay yet. I was looking forward to giving it a shot.
     
  22. Tycho24 macrumors 68020

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    Both!

    I'm preordering a 388mm Grey Sprort online, then... at some point in the interim before it arrives, using the app to secure me a fitting of the exact model I ordered; as a preview. :)
     
  23. walshy1009 thread starter macrumors regular

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    388mm... hehe
     
  24. Tycho24 macrumors 68020

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    Haha.... I'm cheap! =P

    Actually... I measured my Movado Museum Piece & it measured the same circular. It seems an amazing size for me... I hope the format change doesn't skew that too much.

    Edit: my biggest concern is THICKNESS...
    My Movado is quite slim & I appreciate that.
     
  25. walshy1009 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I'm 15 & my wrist size is 160mm so i don't see my wrists growing 50+mm in 2-3 years.

    If anything, I'll get another Apple Watch maybe Gen 3 or even Gen 4 time.
     

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