Just bought an extra strap in store!! (Toronto, Canada)

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  1. markol macrumors member

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    Stopped by the Eaton centre just now and they apparently got a shipment of bands today. Theyre not displayed yet so you have to ask them to get it from the back. I picked up a 38mm black sport band. They seemed to have a lot of selection from what I saw on the employees screen.

    Hopefully this means other stores are starting to carry them as well?
     
  2. sincere11105 macrumors 6502

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    They were supposed to start selling this week or next.
     
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    It is too funny, after weeks of waiting my 42mm white sports band arrived this morning... on the same day I could walk right into the store and buy it immediately (I'm also in Toronto). It is this type of thing that gets old really fast (going to the trouble of ordering early online which seems to have zero advantage).
     
  4. markol thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, it sucks that that's how it turned out. I talked to the employee and he said that they should be expecting actual watches to be carried in store very soon as well.
     
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    Wonder if Apple will make a song and dance about it, or it they will just quietly for sale.
     
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    Yesterday I read someone posted there were sport bands available in an Apple Store near me, it was right after my online order changed into PFS.
     
  8. nasa25 macrumors 65816

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    just got my extra pink band today that I ordered on May 4th. Pretty odd that I could've just walked into the store and picked one up today with basically no extra wait (i'm in the toronto area as well)
     
  9. Michael887 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey there! Do you know if they had any 42mm ones? Might be passing by there later today.


    I was at the Markville Shopping Centre (Markham, Ontario) store earlier this morning, and they only had them on order. The employees said to expect them early next week.
     
  10. fddc99 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks.. saved me a trip... I was heading to markville tomorrow am...Now I won't bother.

    Anyone from GTA know re: fairview, yorkdale, and/or markville updated?

     
  11. AtheistP3ace macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, ordered a green band a few weeks ago. Saw they were in stores now, ran down to Philly Walnut street store just moments ago and bought one then cancelled order online.

    EDIT: anyone who is interested in Philly area they only had sport bands but they had every color and size available in the store.
     
  12. glendroid macrumors newbie

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    Nothing in Edmonton, Canada yet. Checked both Southgate and West Edmonton Mall
     
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    Isn't it at least some advantage that it came to your house delivered at the same price versus you having to go to an Apple store and use your time and gas (or public transit)? That still has value to me as someone who loves 25 miles from the nearest Apple store.
     
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    I have no idea. I got the band shipped. My local store is Mapleview in Burlington. Maybe I'll go by there later and see what they have
     
  15. FCDP macrumors regular

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    Any chance they had some 42mm Milanese loops at the Eaton Centre location?
     
  16. Michael887 macrumors 6502a

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    Whoops, my bad! I thought your were the OP.

    Anyways just for the record when I was at Markville, the employee said they only had sport bands on order. No loops, links or buckles. I'm assuming (for now) that those will remain web exclusive.
     
  17. profets macrumors 68040

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    That's my local store as well. I wonder if they've gotten any.

    I've got an order for a Milanese Loop band on order that's still a month away. I wonder if they'll start getting more bands besides the sport next week.
     
  18. DJTJ macrumors regular

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    was gonna call markville when they open at 10. I have a wsb on order charged this week but still preparing to ship. I'll just run over and buy one if they have them in stock
     
  19. Michael887 macrumors 6502a

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    For anyone still interested:

    Called two stores about a half hour ago.
    Fairview Mall (Toronto) had Black and Blue Sport 42mm employee was otherwise not very helpful.
    Markville Mall (Markham) has all sport colours in 42mm. Not sure about 38mm tho.

    Neither store had anything but sport bands.

    I have not physical visited either, this is what the employee manning the phone told me.
     
  20. fddc99 macrumors newbie

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    was able to pick up a 42mm black classic buckle at markville this am... they said it was there only one. They do appear to have sport bands.

    They are not on display, but instead with limited quantities in the back.

     
  21. DJTJ macrumors regular

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    i just sent a friend and she was told none in stock!! (Markville mall)
     
  22. DJTJ macrumors regular

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    just got off the horn with the store.

    they have 42mm white, black, green, and blue in stock at this moment. I didn't ask about 38
     
  23. fddc99 macrumors newbie

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    Fairview did have 42mm black loop...if anyone is interested.
     
  24. JulesK macrumors 6502

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    Bethesda has sport bands

    Picked one up this AM because I got tired of waiting on the one I had ordered, which is stuck in PFS since Wed. (Of course, now changed to shipped, but I'll just return it.) Didn't have any of the leather loops. The first one they brought down was the wrong on (space grey). Took them a bit to find the right one, as none are on display. It's a small store, however.
     
  25. Michael887 macrumors 6502a

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    Just returned from the Eaton's Centre with a black leather loop!

    That was the only non-sport band for the 42mm in stock. Not sure about their 38mm offerings.

    Good luck, everyone! The wells are a flowin!
     

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