I should have just waited for my Apple.com order. _

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wermy, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. wermy macrumors regular

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    I ordered an iPhone 6+ on the 23rd. It is supposed to be delivered towards the end of October. I got really impatient so I started watching for Apple stores nearby to have what I wanted in stock (128GB, ATT, gray or silver). Lo and behold, this morning one was available! I cancelled my online order, went through the order process for pickup in store, hit submit, and got "An error has occurred, please try again." I frantically try again... "This item is not available at the store you selected." Someone else bought it in the 30 seconds or so it took me to try placing the order. ಠ_ಠ

    Guess I'll just have to watch Apple.com like a hawk for a while.
     
  2. Roland Deschain macrumors member

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    I just got mine at the Apple store this morning (6+, 128, SG). Online status fluctuated between in-stock and not available at the location near me all morning, I'm guessing as they received the phones vs when pre-orders came in (I'm unable to pre-order for in-store pickup due to AT&T stupidity). I headed over to the store when they opened and, despite showing no inventory for the phone I wanted, was told they had plenty in back. In fact, they told me they got a "giant box" of 6+ 128GB in all colors and carriers.

    So it might be worth a trip over if it's not too far...or at least a phone call.
     
  3. tgi macrumors 65816

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  4. accountforit macrumors 6502a

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    You should have waited to cancel your pending order. That was your mistake.
     
  5. KuchiKopi macrumors regular

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    Why would you cancel your order first?! :eek: :eek:
     
  6. wermy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the tips, I'll keep trying using both the app and the website.

    I had to cancel my order to use an upgrade, else I'd be paying full price for the phone.
     
  7. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    Most people cancel because the preorders are taking a long time to ship, and they see the iPhone 6/6+ that they want in a nearby Apple Store/Best Buy/etc.
     
  8. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    If your original order was supposed to arrive by the end of October, in my opinion you'll for sure be able to find one in store before then. I expect people to be able to walk into an Apple store after the 15th of this month and buy whatever phone they want.
     
  9. thairs macrumors member

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    To the OP, same exact scenario literally happened to me last night/today. I was lucky enough to go straight to the store this morning after I got the error trying to get through on the App store for the purchase, and they had a few more iphone plus's left. I say stick with it and keep checking the inventory of your local retailers.
     

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