Just reserved a 32GB when I really wanted a 64GB

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Virgo, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Virgo macrumors 6502

    Virgo

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    I really hate this reservation system. I couldn't get the webpage to load, and when I finally did, almost everything was unavailable. I'm looking to get a 64GB AT&T white in Manhattan. All I could find to be available was the 32 white in SoHo. I'm paying $749 so I figure I might as well pay an extra 100 for double the space... and idk how much I will need to store all the HD video, movies, music, and apps that I want.

    They should just let people walk in and buy the phones. How are they going to turn me away when I'm ready to drop $900 there, and they're just waiting for reservers who might or might not come in. >:[ uggghhh
     
  2. dtbratt macrumors 6502

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    I should start buying the unlocked ones here in Canada and offering them up to the US customers ;)
     
  3. Obscurelight macrumors 6502

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    I think this was really put in place due to overseas resellers
     
  4. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    I'm with you.

    Yet it's really easy & very common to be turned away. $900 is nothing to Apple. They're rather snobbish and arrogant. Its a power trip for the minimum wage employees.

    Because there's a mob mentality and a certain desperate mania to get the latest iPhone, Apple leverages that to their advantage. It's evident to those of us in business as we witness how Apple holds back phones and use matrix type distribution instead of more convention means. It's all designed to keep people confused anxious and ready to do whatever it takes to get their coveted iPhone.

    Look how well it works. Everyone gets worked up, even the press. Apple succeeds in making it a spectacle and the press eat it up. Only a guy like Steve Jobs could pull off this type if thing. It feeds the ego of fanboys as they brag that no one lines up for Androids. It's as though standing in line is an honor.

    How funny :)
     
  5. gloryunited macrumors 6502

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    I started to get pissed off by Apple now but their products are good. Damn!

    I feel for you.

    Oh btw, they only hold the reserved phones for an hour (or whatever the pick-up duration for you store is). Someone might not come, so I guess you should ask them if they have any spare 64GB. Good luck. ;)
     
  6. Virgo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. I will try asking them for the 64 when I stop in tomorrow, but the confirmation notice gave me a pick-up timeframe of 8am-6pm. So I doubt I'll have luck. I don't know if it's like this everywhere, or if the NYC stores are just being a lot more strict.
     
  7. SVT Amateur macrumors 6502

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    Go at 5:45. That way you can still get the one you reserved but have the possibility of picking up the 64 if they still have one on hand.
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Why would I buy them? I can get that myself States-side and probably cheaper too (with your 12% GST and all)
     
  9. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    People always second guess their purchases. But, you have to (at least I do) make a final decision on which product is the best. It saves me the headache of having to make exchanges.
     
  10. Virgo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll try this.

    Worse comes to worst, I'll take the 32 home tomorrow and try to see if capacity will be a real issue over the next 30 days... and maybe just exchange if necessary. I don't wanna wait... for our lives to be over

    Oh and this is all assuming they allow me to purchase as "Device Only" which has been hit or miss for some.
     
  11. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    It is why I got tow 64gb units on the first day, so there could NOT be any regrets!
     
  12. Virgo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Update:

    I went to the Apple store and waited in line between 5:30 and 6pm, and I tried very politely to get the 64, but they said they couldn't let me. The associate I was working with asked about my carrier etc, and I told him I wanted to get device only to use on T-Mobile.

    He told me that it wouldn't work, and I had to wait until the official unlocked version came out. I just smiled and nodded and told him I'd like to buy it anyway (hehe, us MacRumors people know more than the Specialists). Anyway, less than an hour later, I'm sitting at home with my brand new unlocked iPhone hooked up to T-Mobile network! (I was scared when using the MicroSim cutter, but had no problems).

    I have 30 days to decide if I wish to keep this capacity, and if I choose to upgrade to the 64 later, I can just pay the difference! Woot.
     
  13. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    So you are sticking with the 32?

    Not sure why anybody would need 64 to be honest.
     
  14. AmbiguousNinja macrumors regular

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    To be fair, only 5% gst. HST is 8% (13% total)...Actually I think that made my argument worse. :p
     
  15. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    There are people who do like myself. I had to keep deleting and swapping over content on my 32GB iPhone 4 as I kept running out of space. Granted I've not reached full capacity on my 64GB iPhone 4S but I've already gone over 32GB and will no doubt use more capacity in the coming months.
     
  16. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Wait until the next day and reserve a 64GB it makes sense you wait a few days and get the model you want. I think there's a time when all uncollected reservations go on sale to general public but don't know for sure.
     
  17. Virgo, Nov 8, 2011
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    Virgo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was just now able to reserve a 64 at the Fifth Ave store for pickup tomorrow. I'm going to exchange it and pay the extra $100.

    Funny thing is, I logged onto the reservation website at 8:54pm and it worked that early, with many device options available. No wonder I had bad luck the other day at 9pm exactly.

    I could see where the subsidized decision would be more fuzzy to some people ($299 vs $399) but full retail $749 vs $849 is a no brainer to me to get double the storage space. I'm gonna just throw everything and anything on it without worrying about it.

    Another reason local storage is more important to me is because of the crippling T-Mobile Edge network which decreases the convenience of streaming services.
     

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