In store pickup experience?

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  1. citivolus macrumors 6502a

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    I've never done an in store pickup on an iPhone launch. What's it like? In store pickup for iPhone 8 on 9/22 is still available for my local store whereas shipping it to me is 2 weeks out.
     
  2. cnotes2019 Suspended

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    Any time I'm in an Apple Store is heaven so this will be much more than any ordinary day
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Crowded! Unless you are one of those who think no one bought a 8 or 8+, it will be busy. The Apple store is the last place I would like to be at on introduction day but you had little choice.

    Hope you enjoy!
     
  4. YUP123 macrumors newbie

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    Loooong lineups. If you've already been billed for your iPhone make sure you mention this to the person you check in with, last year I spent a good 30 mins waiting in line until they realized mine was paid for, after that it was a quick in and out. They lumped everyone into the same line at my store.
     
  5. Droidbricker Suspended

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    You walk into the store, get checked in and wait around until an Apple employee escorts you to a table where you will wait more. Also sitting at the table are a bunch of old lady’s that are having Apple employees walk them through setting up thier phones and using basic features. At that point you’ll realize why you’ve been waiting so long. Eventually an Apple employee will bring you your phone, try to upsell you on AppleCare and accessories. Then you leave.
     
  6. cnotes2019 Suspended

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    They didn't do that at the store I went to but I don't mind the extra time in there
     
  7. boast macrumors 65816

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    Crowded, long lines, patience tester. I remember the first time I did it I thought the appointment time actually mattered, lol. Not something I want to do again.
     
  8. magpie maniac macrumors 6502

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    Dear, lord. I always dread going to an Apple Store. Too many guys wearing skinny jeans and girls with blue hair. ;)
     
  9. matty.p macrumors 6502

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    Depends on the store really. I did it last year, had a 2pm appointment, waited maybe 15 minutes in line and had about 4 people in line ahead of me. I used my lunch break and was back within about 45 minutes to work. It was easy. But I have heard horror stories also. I think the bigger stores tend to be more of a problem just because the lines get out of hand.
     
  10. ectospheno macrumors regular

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    If you purchased a new phone/watch and selected a pickup window then its the usual fast, nice experience you always have at an Apple store. It is also fast and nice if you are then for any reason other than a phone/watch.

    If you want to purchase a new phone/watch but haven't already then enjoy the line. It will be long.
     
  11. citivolus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    At what point do you select the time? I guess when Apple emails you to say the phone is ready for pickup?
     
  12. ectospheno macrumors regular

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    I preordered using the app. Inside the app it made me select a pickup time. This may be because my local Apple store is quite busy all the time.
     
  13. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    They might just give you an all-day window if you’re store isn’t “heavily” trafficked. I’ve done non-launch day pickups before and their weren’t appointment times.
     
  14. PeterRollback macrumors regular

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    Go to the store and pick it up, its a great experience and they celebrate you getting a new phone! Its better than plain old shipping.
     
  15. Menel macrumors 603

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    When I got my 6. Lot of people. Got there at opening and massive winding line of people who were camping since the day before or whatever.
    I got in line 3rd in the reservation line, and was back to work by lunch. In and out fast and pleasant.
     
  16. YUP123 macrumors newbie

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    Should have mentioned... The lineup was outside the store :(
     
  17. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    I actually have a 5-5:30 appointment. Would've chosen sooner, but have to work.
     
  18. Renho macrumors 68000

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    But if you make a reservation it’s actuslky really easy. In and out in 20 mins..
     
  19. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    The experience is so epic. There's nothing like it that even comes close, not even sex.
     
  20. Renho macrumors 68000

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    When you order it ask’s you to pick a time if you select in store pickup..
     
  21. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I have only done in store pick-up for my MBP, iMac, and AppleTV. And it was a very nice experience with the good looking ladies talking with me as I waited (iCandy) :). I cringe at the thought of iPhone pick-up on release day. Long lines for sure.
     
  22. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Enjoy! Our Apple Store is packed on a regular day and I am not so found of crowds. Even with an reservation, not sure if I could enjoy it. My 8+ and AW3 will arrive at my office this next Friday.
     
  23. JOHNGAETANO macrumors 6502

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    For any true Apple and tech fan, store pickup only enhances the total experience.
     
  24. dallas112678 macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you have to deal with the "geniuses" at the genius bar... Oh god it's cringe worthy.
     
  25. OneMike macrumors 603

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    When I did in store pickup for the 6S Plus on launch day it was pretty bad. It could've just been the particular store, but it took about 2 hours.

    I did in store pickup for the 7 Plus as well. Not on launch day and it was less than 5 minutes.
     

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