MacBook Pro In-store pickup - how long will Apple hold it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by copydeskcat, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. copydeskcat macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2008
    Hi folks,

    UK resident here. I'm heading to the States on 12th December for a month and have decided on picking up a 15" rMBP (top spec) as a Christmas treat to myself while I'm there.

    I noticed today there's a Black Friday (RED) gift card of $100 on offer if I purchase on 28th November (presuming, of course, I can make a purchase online with my UK-registered credit card from here in the UK for in-store pickup in the States). It's a 15 day gap between purchase and pickup.

    If I can, does anyone know:

    - how long will Apple hold the purchase for me?


    - will I still get the (RED) gift card?

    Answers on a postcard....


  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    If you call the Apple store once it's been delivered they'll hold it for however long you want as long as it's reasonable.

    Be careful with customs on the way back!
  3. andeify macrumors 6502


    Jun 10, 2012
    Wont you get a U.S. keyboard and power adaptor though?
  4. copydeskcat thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2008
    Yeah. I'm not concerned about it though. I use keyremapper anyway and my current Mac Mini was purchased in the USA. I also have the world traveller adaptor kit.
  5. sebseb macrumors 6502


    May 24, 2014
    I spoke with apple and they said the store will keep it for 10 days. If you ask for longer they might agree.
  6. kevin4 macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2014
    Wow I'm in the same situation and I'm travelling on the 12th as well. It would be nice to get that gift card.
  7. Alimar macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2014
    New York State
    I had trouble getting to the Apple Store when I ordered my iMac for pickup. They extended it well beyond the five day limit. Call Apple, and plead your case, they may concede.
  8. calstanford macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2014
    Hong Kong
    British Keyboard

    Actually if you online-order from, you can select one of many international keyboards. UK keyboard (titled 'British keyboard') is one of the options.

    Two advantages:
    - it's basically like having a British Mac
    - it takes a few days to have it delivered to the store for pickup. Thus the time you'd ask Apple to 'hold' it for you is much less (a few days only most likely)

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