How fast is Apple's In store pickup?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mysteriouskk, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. Mysteriouskk macrumors member

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    I reserved a phone yesterday on apple.com, and I just wanted to know how long does it take to buy it?
     
  2. westcoastcyc macrumors regular

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    It depends on the store. Yesterday, they had me standing in the same line as everyone wanting to buy the iPhone. So it could be very quick, or it could be hours. It is best to go in the evening.
     
  3. milk242 macrumors 6502a

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  4. Menel macrumors 603

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    Took me 45min. It was slow. They had two lines, but they alternated between the show ups and the pre orders.

    It was tight, almost couldn't get on lunch break.
     
  5. fender4645, Sep 20, 2014
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  6. andyACEcandy macrumors 6502a

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    Ugh I'm gonna try my store's pickup around 3pm.
     
  7. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    Yesterday morning, it was a total of ~40 minutes, 35 minutes in lines, 5 minutes in store.
     
  8. Vihzel macrumors 6502

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    Depends a lot on the store but it can take a long time to pick it up right now.
     
  9. uchosen macrumors 6502

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    Probably still busy this weekend at all Apple Stores. Have fun.
     
  10. jev425 macrumors 6502

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    Not longer than 45 minutes for me. I showed up at opening time(8am) and they had two lines going. The pre-order line was only about 20-30 people while the walk-in was at least 250-300. The apple store I went to separated the store in half for walk-in and pre-order and had at least 10-15 employees on each side processing phones. They would take 8-10 people at a time from each line as people were finishing up their purchases.
     
  11. McPc macrumors 6502

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    I picked up at the downtown San Francsico store yesterday and waited in line for 1 hour. So much for my lunch...no coffee or treats being passed out that I heard were available at certain locations. Only Apple employees and police being treated to bottled water.
     
  12. Glene macrumors 6502

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    20 min max, in fact this morning they let me in before the store opened and took care of me - ft lauderdale galleria store -very impressive - not a reserve but a full pickup paid for online to store...
     
  13. ijen0311 macrumors 65816

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    I waited at least half an hour last night just to pick up cases.
     

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