New info on reservation times?

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  1. spoa94 macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone have any new concrete information (like from an apple retail employee) about whether or not reservations can be made at 12:01 just like pre-orders? Apple's website is still kind of ambiguous about this. Thanks
     
  2. DeafRaiders macrumors regular

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    Was going to make an appointment, but the UK appointments starts at 8.01am 59mins before the store opens, I might as well go and stand at the doors before they open.
     
  3. spoa94 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah through reading these forums it seems like the UK fans are getting the short end of the stick
     
  4. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    I was planning to get to my Apple Store arounnd 7.45 and pre-order and book a try-on appointment for 9am sharp if permissible and then hopefully if Apple confirm, order for in-store pick up for the 24th and cancel my pre-order.
    Still not sure as to what we can and can't do as there are so many conflicting stories
     
  5. spoa94 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    EXACTLY! Conflicting stories. I just want to have my game plan set
     
  6. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    Apple retail staff must know what the process is by now. I wonder if ts worth calling a retail store
     
  7. Branoic macrumors newbie

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    Is it only possible to try on at a store on the 10th (ie one day only), or will it be possible to try on at any stage from the 10th onwards?
     
  8. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    I'm from the UK and was chatting to a specialist. Here's what he said:

    "At the moment there is no option to do that [reserve], pre-orders are what is available at the moment."

    So, if you want one on release day, pre-order!
     
  9. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    I will give my local retail call a call late this afternoon just to confirm.
    These try-on appointments make me laugh. From my understanding, you make an appointment to try on a watch and when you decide what you want you then have to order on line for home delivery that make take months to arrive if demand is high

    Such a fragmented process
     
  10. darthbane2k macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. Try-ons should have commenced a day (or several days) before preorders take place.
    Now people who book a try on appointment in order to make a final decision are at a disadvantage.
     
  11. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    anytime from the 10th onward.
     
  12. SNGR macrumors newbie

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    This makes no sense to me.

    If there are no reservations for in store pickup, on the 24th there won't be any Apple Watch sales in the EU Apple Stores?
    Apple previously stated you'll need a reservation on the 24th to buy in store, sounds very conflicting to me...
     
  13. murray macrumors regular

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    My plan for tomorrow is to get to my local Apple Store crazy early, buy a Watch in the queue using the Apple Store app, and when appointments open, book a try-on appointment and reserve one in store for collection.

    If I can't do that, I'll keep my original online order.
     
  14. iMacoo7 macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know where they reservations tab will be located? Ive been wondering where and how this will work for a while now, with nothing concrete to go on...
     
  15. Mathletics macrumors member

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    I'm assuming these reservations will be made from the stores tab on the iPhone app and then by selecting your store -> reservations
     
  16. Branoic macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Do you *have* make to pre-arranged appointment, or can you just go in-store and say you'd like to try one on? I want to go in store next Monday, but I don't know what time I'll get there at so I don't want to be tied to an appointment time.
     
  17. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    You have to make an appointment to try them on. If you just show up, they will probably let you know what times are available, but so you do not waste your time I would plan ahead.

    The same thing happens now when you walk in to have something looked at. They make you schedule a genius appointment.
     
  18. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    Having.just called Apple UK, the girl said that even they aren't sure if pre-orders for in-store pick up can be made. When I remarked that there are only a few hours to go she said to keep checking the site for changes
     
  19. MeFromHere macrumors 6502

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    If they aren't busy when you walk in, they'll help you right away. Alas, they are usually busy.

    Expect the Watch specialists to be very busy at first, so the odds of getting immediate walk-up service are pretty small.
     
  20. profets macrumors 68040

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    Watch purchases only online for launch(?)

    Seems like Apple's confirmed this - not sure if someone's already shared this or not:

    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/201...re-Preview-Online-Pre-Order-Begin-Friday.html

     
  21. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Have you been recently? Even when they are not busy they still give you an appointment, it just could be 5 minutes out.

    That is how the 2 stores by me do it at least. It started about October last year.
     
  22. leeingham macrumors 6502

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    I found out that pre-order is the way forward and getting it to your house and they might have some left on launch day if you wanna try your luck walking in.
     
  23. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    Well then they must not have made that many watches because my husband's company has a wide demographic of tech and fashion oriented men and women from 17-60's who can easily afford Apple Watch and not one single one of them is interested in the least in Apple Watch. Even the ones who were rabid to get the last IPhone say they are uninterested until they see one actually in use. I predict a lot of our friends and colleagues will eventually become interested but other than my sister-in-law they're not biting yet. So for projected demand to already outstrip supply tells me they have few watches or we are hanging around unusually disintersted people.

    Maybe I'm just being negative because something about this Angela Ahrendts exec rubs me the wrong way. Which is sad, because as a woman I normally would be excited to see another woman high up in the Apple organization. But so far there is something about her reign that is sucking the life out of this launch for me. I'm sorry if I offend anyone with this post. I'm not here to bicker. Just stating how I feel at the moment.
     
  24. MeFromHere macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, but it's just a formality. They put in my appointment, and then take me immediately.

    I think they just do the appointment so the statistics are more accurate. It may vary from store to store. The manager looks better if they process more appointments.
     
  25. DeafRaiders macrumors regular

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    I just walked in and ask to see them and wait for a few mins and got to try it on.
     

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