How do you know when your local Apple store has more stock in ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GC251114, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. GC251114 macrumors 6502

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    Hopefully not such a daft question guys.

    My local Apple store (UK) out of all models. Only pre orders or later left , & all walk in stock gone. No problem with this & to be expected.

    If i wanted to try & get a reservation for tomorrow (pick up) , how do I know if there’s any available in that store tomorrow ?

    Is there another site somewhere to check , or is it a case of just ordering via Apple & getting the 3-4 waiting time , & then seeing whether available for pick up ?

    Cheers for help guys.
     
  2. TinyChip macrumors regular

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    iStocknow.com

    Stock availability at retail stores and online.
     
  3. GC251114 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Perfect thank you.

    Any idea when this is updated ?

    Cheers
     
  4. bambooshots macrumors 65816

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    Do it old school: befriend an employee or manager at one.
     
  5. GC251114 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I like your style !

    Can you introduce me to an employee or manager you’ve befriended at my local Norwich store ?

    Cheers
     
  6. Smeaton1724 macrumors 6502a

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    The Apple stock checker will be going Live for the iPhone X at 6am tomorrow.

    https://www.macrumors.com/2017/10/31/iphone-x-reserve-and-pickup/

    Direct link to the reservation page:
    https://reserve-prime.apple.com/GB/en_GB/reserve/iPhoneX/availability
     
  7. bambooshots macrumors 65816

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    Sadly I cannot as I'm located in the Lone Star State.

    Best of luck searching though!!

    Ps, I hear istocknow is a reliable source. ;)
     
  8. gbdavid macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone tried the reservation page this morning? In the UK, 6:14am and after refreshing constantly, it's still showing the message: "Please check back after 06:00..." :(
     
  9. ventmore macrumors 6502a

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    Came up at exactly 06:00 for me. I was able to select the phone I wanted, and got all the way to picking a time slot, but when I pressed to complete the reservation, I got an error. Guess I was just too slow.
     
  10. gbdavid macrumors newbie

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    Oh how come! It's 06:24 and still the same page for me... it's really frustrating... I've tried quitting safari and starting again, clearing the cache, even went to a windows PC and tried on Edge... and also from a different network, and still the same page... I would be more hopeful if at least it showed a page saying "We are not taking more reservation, check again tomorrow" but nothing... still the same thing saying that it will open at 06:00 :(
     
  11. ventmore macrumors 6502a

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    I used the app, but that was showing the same message by around 06:10.
     
  12. Vampire14 macrumors regular

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    Same for me here in Australia! I was up at 5:45 and kept refreshing. It went live at 6:02 and had my model all selected, then had to pick a time and then BAM, no longer available! Try again tomorrow!
    --- Post Merged, Nov 3, 2017 ---
    Does this site show Australian stock levels, or is it the USA only?
     
  13. gbdavid macrumors newbie

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    Pfft... It's 10:23am and the page is still showing "Please check back after 06:00,..." it's either bugged, down or they didn't bother testing the reservations page... I would really expect at minimum a "Come back tomorrow, or we are not taking more reservations for today" message....
     
  14. ventmore macrumors 6502a

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    I’m guessing it means check back after 06:00 tomorrow. I’ll be up to see if they come back on again.

    Worst case...I have one that should “arrive by 1 Dec” anyway...but I wouldn’t mind snagging one sooner. :)
     
  15. pippakay macrumors member

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    set your alarm for just before 6a and check then. it replenishes right at six.
     
  16. gbdavid macrumors newbie

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    Didn’t happen to me... I woke up at 5.50, refreshed the page constantly from 5.55 until 6.10... then a bit less frequently from 6.10 until 6.35 and then I gave up... it never ever changed. I checked a few times through the day and it didn’t even change to something like ‘not taking orders for today’ or ‘check tomorrow’... Apple is just pretending that 6.00 hasn’t happened yet it seems...
     

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  17. pippakay macrumors member

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    huh. i didn't use that link, just used the regular apple.com at 6am to order the phone...and then was given an option for in-store pickup (which didn't show as available when i tried it a few minutes earlier). sorry it didn't work for you, though. are you in the usa? could be an america only thing?
     
  18. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I know Apple would not recommend this, but you can call your local Apple Store and when prompted, say 'manager' and then It will connect you with an Apple employee. You can ask if they have a specific model iPhone you were looking for, but they will not verify any quantity of any products in their store.
     
  19. Vampire14 macrumors regular

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    Yes a good idea, it’s worked for a fellow Australian with the Sydney Store. Just how accurate is the istocknow site?
     
  20. pat500000 Suspended

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    Unless they hesitate...." yea we got...wait..uh....not sure..." :p;)
     
  21. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    It's fairly accurate. I think it's also regularly updated, so if you're unsure, you could also check last minute if you're going to make a purchase that day for a specific store.
     

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