How to order online at 10pm?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cennix, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. cennix macrumors member

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    How does exactly does the interface look? Whats the difference from the way it looks now. I need to prepared and ready to not waste any time at all when the time comes around

    Thanks
     
  2. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

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    I agree 100%. No one knows but it WILL look different:)
     
  3. VeryQueasy macrumors newbie

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    This is how I got my iPhone 5.

    it's very simple, if you go to the site right now the "buy now" button will be grayed out. Once it hits 10:00 PM you just go through the process of picking out your phone like you were ordering it online. Once you have it all picked out, when you check out it will have an option for store pick up. Once you click that, it will show you what stores are available for pick up. If you don't see a store you'd be willing to drive to, you just close out.

    One thing to note, the stores available seem to vary throughout the first hour. My fiance for instance got hers at a store that was around 30 minutes away from where we live. Since she got one, I cancelled my pre-order from apple.com and did the same reservation and a store 5 minutes from my house had one available. So keep trying throughouth 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM. If you don't have any luck passed 11:00 PM I'd just try the next day.

    Good luck! Love my new 5!

    Edit: Just incase you need it, here's the actual link. It's not just the regular apple.com store it's the retail version of the online store. http://www.apple.com/retail/iphone/
     
  4. CSMchris376 macrumors regular

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    You might want to use the Apple Store app on the iPhone to order. You can reserve for pickup once you get to around the next to the last screen for ordering. If they don't have stock, you can always cancel the order.
     
  5. martiansoldier macrumors 6502

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    Here's what I did:

    I used my iPad Safari browser to order. Around 9:45 PM on 09/27, I added the phone to the cart and the store pick up option was greyed out. Did some other stuff in between and refreshed my iPad browser around 9:58 PM. The store pick up option was available and 3 out of 7 stores in the Houston area had the model I was looking for. Selected one of the three stores and paid. By 10:01 PM, I had already placed my order and received an e-mail 10:04 PM with the order number and that the order was being processed.

    8:07 AM on 10/28, I received the 'We're ready for you' e-mail and picked up the phone on 10/29 around 4:30 PM.
     
  6. BrandonZ macrumors 6502

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    anyone know if it goes by local or pacific time?
     
  7. cennix thread starter macrumors member

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    Is it possible to buy it device only full price? i spoke to the specialist at my retailer and he said you can buy it device only for that carrier but i dont see some sort of option for that.
     
  8. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Pacific.
     
  9. BrandonZ macrumors 6502

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    Thanks.
     
  10. gMacbookPro macrumors member

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    can it be device only?
    it seem like u need a plan with it.
     
  11. cennix thread starter macrumors member

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    thats what im asking, but the associate told me that in the store it would work i just get how to do it online
     
  12. fins831 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought you went to apple.com and put the phone in the cart, and refreshed it for in store pickup....I didn't know it was a separate retail site. I don't even see where you can place the order in the cart on retail site
     
  13. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    It is most definitely local. The stock updates for me at 10PM EST and I'm in Michigan.
     
  14. martiansoldier macrumors 6502

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    It goes by local time, not pacific because I completed my order at 10:01 PM local time in Texas.
     
  15. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    You must order with a line or as an upgrade on a line but you can cancel it when you pick up the phone. They do a return on the phone and plan then they ring you back up for just the phone at full price.

    Some stores have refused to do this - saw a couple reports in the online reservation threads. I had no issues at my local store though.
     
  16. cennix thread starter macrumors member

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    Well i was on apple.com, but i just dont understand how its possible to to even get to the screen where you can put in store pickup and buy it for full retail

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    hm thats a bit of a pain, its weird how they say i can buy it device only if i want i just dont know how i would do that online
     
  17. BrandonZ macrumors 6502

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    I'll try tonight. I've tried pacific but I'm in eastern with no luck. Maybe tonight will be better.
     
  18. iphone529 macrumors regular

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    for those of you that have bought a phone this way, what model do you have, 16gb, 32 or 64, I cannot seem to get a 16gb black to be in stock anywhere close to Philadelphia.
     
  19. dizmonk macrumors regular

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    32GB Black (Boston)

     
  20. ANMA dojo macrumors regular

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    it all depends on what iphones the stores have in stock at that time.
     
  21. McBoberts macrumors newbie

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    Not Philly, but same for me. :(
     
  22. miguelq macrumors regular

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    If i didn't see other people getting phones, I would think this is the biggest SCAM ever...i try religiously every night for at least 20 min with no luck.:mad:
     

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