No Apple Watch In Retail Stores Till Summer (Support Team Said)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by MICHAELSD, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    After having been transferred to Apple Support to ask about Apple Watch availability in retail stores, they had told me that no retail stores will receive inventory until all pre-orders are fulfilled and that Apple Stores most likely will not stock them until summer. Just passing the info on. Order online.
     
  2. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    Apple Watch will not be available to purchase in stores for a while. Probably until October. However Apple Watch is available for purchase now on Apple online Store with shipment in June.
     
  3. MICHAELSD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    You sound like a member of their support team.
     
  4. sam223 macrumors member

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    When I was in for my try on I was told the watch will be in stores for the "general public" for purchase on the 24th! Maybe very limited stock for reserve and purchase just like the iphone 6
     
  5. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    The resale market for these watches is going to be nuts.
     
  6. Wallabe macrumors 6502a

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    By Apple's standard, July is still Early 2015. :D
     
  7. boobie12 macrumors 6502

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    It has been already said stores will not be having watches at launch and only way to buy them is online
     
  8. TallManNY macrumors 68040

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    Folks who laughed at the Edition being a waste of money starting at $10,000 are going to have to eat crow when that watch starts selling on Ebay or in stores for 100% markups.

    I'm glad there are no in store purchases for a while because the scalpers would be out in force if there was. It is much harder for the scalpers to buy large numbers if they need to use a credit card and purchase online.
     
  9. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    A number of journalists have suggested the lines are no longer particularly "fun" like they used to be. Maybe this is to curb scalping, but I think overall the issue of supply is the real problem.
     
  10. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

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    I was told at the Apple store today that you could pre-order the watch online early am on the 24th for store pick up that day.
     

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