In-store pickup: How early to arrive?

tengorazon

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I have a pickup window for Friday between 8-8:30 a.m. Based on past experience, how likely am I to get in and out during that time window? Should I arrive early, say at 7 a.m.? I'm planning to go to work afterward, so don't want to spend all morning at the Apple Store.

Separately, do you think I can trade in my old iPhone at the same time?
 
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OneMike

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Depending on the store they may not even let you get in the checkin line until it’s your time frame. I’d definitely try to confirm before you waste time going extra early.
 

tengorazon

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I can understand that for later times, but 8 a.m. is when the store opens. So I imagine there will be people lined up early so they can be first in the pickup line when the store opens.
 

myname70

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Guys, can I pick up my phone from the store outside the mentioned pickup window ? I have ordered it for Friday 17:00-17:30, but if I miss it, can I go Saturday ? I guess Apple will keep my ordered and paid phone till the moment I will pick it up
 

OneMike

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I get it. I’m just saying if you’re 8-8:30 pickup and that’s the first group.

I’d imagine at most if you get there at 8 at the back of the line for that group you should be out in 30.

If you get there at 7 you’re waiting a minimum of an hour just for the store to open and still might not be first.
 

tengorazon

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True. I wonder how many people they schedule for each time slot. That said, I've walked in for my last two iPhones, and I like the pre-opening energy, so I'll probably arrive early anyway.
 

BrettDS

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Guys, can I pick up my phone from the store outside the mentioned pickup window ? I have ordered it for Friday 17:00-17:30, but if I miss it, can I go Saturday ? I guess Apple will keep my ordered and paid phone till the moment I will pick it up
They will hold it for 21 days, so you’ll be fine picking up on Saturday.
 
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cmsdock

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True. I wonder how many people they schedule for each time slot. That said, I've walked in for my last two iPhones, and I like the pre-opening energy, so I'll probably arrive early anyway.
i wonder this as well since i'm actually picking mine up for the first time.
 

Buddhake

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They will hold it for 21 days, so you’ll be fine picking up on Saturday.
N.B. The "hold for 21 days" is for paid items (which all of us are), but for anyone looking that might be doing a reservation that morning, the hold is only for that business day.