No More Reserve in Store?

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  1. nidserz macrumors 6502a

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    Hi everyone,
    Yesterday an Apple employee helped me out and told me the reserve iPad in-store website. The iPad was still an option, but when I tried today it was no longer there (on the Canadian site).
    I went to the US website and there was a banner with the iPad but it now says:
    Not sure if it just the website that I can access at home or even the in-store website that employees let you sign up on. Has anybody tried putting their name on a list today? If it is gone, that sucks because I can't buy an iPad anytime as they aren't available anytime. The reservation system is/was great. Thanks.
     
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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  3. nidserz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, there are a bunch of Apple Stores in my city and the current shipping time in the Canadian store is "June". If it was 7-10 business days, I would order online no problem, but I don't want it to be like June 28th, as I am pretty sure I can get one in store before then. I was just curious if they have stopped this program within the stores as well, as I haven't made it to the store today.
     
  4. md63 macrumors 6502

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    Reserve is much faster than online order.

    What's the wait for an online 3G order? 2 weeks? Two days ago I went to the 5th ave store and put my name on the wait list to pick up a 64gb 3G which was "not" available. Before I left the store I received the email telling me that my iPad had arrived. I then put my name on the list for a 64 gb wifi and received notification that it had arrived about two hours later. The wait list is much faster than ordering on line.

    Sent from the beach from my 3G iPad with unlimited data. Thank you AT&T. :D
     
  5. nidserz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I called a store in Toronto and they said I could be on the reserve list.
    However, I ordered online for now as I can't go to a store for another 10 days (out of town). Ship date is just "June" still. If I can get back and go to a store and pick one up before the online order ships, I can just cancel. Thanks for the advice.
     
  6. Shinigami301 macrumors regular

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    7 working days for an order placed for two 64gb 3G and a 64gb wifi unit in mid May. Had to get special dispensation from Apple to order three units at once (had to explain why and what they would be used for). According to the tracking data, all three shipped out of China on separate dates and arrived FedEx on the same day which was three days ahead of the projected delivery date.
     
  7. lilo777 macrumors 603

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    Could it simply mean that there is no need to make any reservations because iPads are/will be available in stores? I happened to visit a Best Buy nearby one hour ago and they had a sign that said that they had iPad 16 and 64 GB in stock. No need to reserve ;)
     
  8. DocStone macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, I just wanted to chime in.

    I did not want to wait 7-10 days so I called my local store and reserved it on the phone. TWO days later I got a call it was in! I went and picked it up. That is the way to go. I wonder why the X'ed it.
     
  9. nidserz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the advice again. I guess Apple is slowly meeting the demand of iPads and stores are getting stocked more frequently (less wait times).
    I have ordered online, but will definitely call my local store the night before my flight and hope it comes within a few days and can cancel my online order.

    Glad you guys are enjoying your iPads! Can't wait for mine.
     
  10. BaronStein macrumors regular

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    It took me 8 days to get my 2nd iPad from in store reservation. So, it still takes a while to get them via reservation... At least in my case. It also varies with the store location, iPad model etc.
     
  11. MaxPower49 macrumors 6502a

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    I also noticed that you can no longer reserve online to pick up in the store.... does this mean they are able to keep them in stock now?
     
  12. nidserz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, still a lot of shortages across the US and in Canada from what I see.
    You can still get on the reservation list in-store or on the phone (at least in Canada you can call in, not sure about other places). Hope that helps.
     

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