Iphone 5 IN STORE PICK-UP's...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lzyprson, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. lzyprson macrumors regular

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    I searched the first two pages of this forum and couldn't find a similiar thread... My apologies if i'm beating a dead horse with this...

    Has anyone who selected in-store pick up instead of typical shipping had luck getting their iPhone 5 sooner than 3-4weeks? The guys at Apple recommended that I take this route instead of getting it shipped to my home. They said it would certainly increase my odds.. especially for the 64gb model. I do know people who miraculously bought them at At&t Stores as well as apple stores, but that was all luck (they were there when the shipments arrived).

    Anyone?
     
  2. nefan65 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, definitely faster. I opted to not order on the first day. Wanted to sell my iPhone 4 first. One week after launch, I had it sold on Friday afternoon, went on Friday night and ordered for in-store, and picked up Saturday morning.

    Perfect phone too...no dings, scratches, etc. Walked out activated and ready to roll.
     
  3. tucker3434 macrumors regular

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    It's what I did. I ordered last week. I saw that occasionally they popped up "in stock" in my local store. I decided to cancel the 3-4 week order and try my luck. I'm going to pick up my white 32g after work.

    I think you have I get a little lucky with it. They update at around 10 pm. I was on at 1030 when i found one. I checked again after my order and they were sold out again.

    I had tried earlier in the week but didn't get through in time. That was frustrating.
     
  4. lzyprson thread starter macrumors regular

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    So.. log-on preceisely at 10:00pm, Select In-store, make payment, and they will notify me? Thanks to the both of you for responding.

    Much appreciated...
     
  5. Geffen macrumors 6502

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    This is how i bought my iphone 5 16GB in white I was told from the Apple store to go online after 10pm and purchase one and use store pickup. I didn't see any available at my Apple store the first night but the second night i was able to purchase the 16GB in White. Once you check out you'll get an email to let you know when its ready for pick up which i received at 7:30 am the next morning letting me know my iphone was ready for pickup.
     
  6. lzyprson thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's terrific... There are two apple stores near my house so maybe it will help better my odds. Thanks for your response!
     
  7. tucker3434 macrumors regular

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    I think the exact time can be a little hit or miss. Both times i found stock was a little after 10. Also the delivery dates are sporadic (some days they get a shipment, some yet don't).

    I didn't care much about which one I got specifically so I put them all in my cart an checked every night (for a whole 3 nights) for stock. Cast a big net if you aren't picky.
     
  8. chocoyo00 macrumors regular

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    I've noticed people having an easier time getting a phone with the online reservation system starting this week. I got a 16GB VZW white on Monday, and after I order mine there were still several ones available up until 10:30pm when they finally sold out, so as long as you're ready at 10pm sharp it's very likely you'll get one.
     

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