Northern Ireland Apple Watch Thread

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Hexcruncher, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. Hexcruncher macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, any other people from Northern Ireland on here thinking of buying an Apple Watch?

    I pre-ordered the 42mm Stainless Steel with white Sport Band and after seeing it in person at Victoria Square was very happy with my choice. What did you guys think of the try-on appointments in Victoria Square if you went to one?
     
  2. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    I tried one on on Saturday and was seriously impressed. The 38mm was the right one for my tiny wrists, but I haven't ordered one yet. Holding off for a bit...if I can...

    Really wish they did reserve for pickup!
     
  3. Hexcruncher thread starter macrumors regular

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    Turns out now some shops appear to be able to do personal pickup "Soon" at certain shops. Mace on the Lisburn Road seems to offer it!
     
  4. jon8214 macrumors regular

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    i pre-ordered 38mm sport with blue band on Fri, haven't been for a try out yet. Who is it normally delivering over here? is it uk mail?
     
  5. CC117 macrumors 6502

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    Ordered 2 sport watches on Friday.

    Really hoping for 24th delivery as I'm working from home, ready to sign
     
  6. Hexcruncher thread starter macrumors regular

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    Any of you guys know if I can add myself as a contact so that I can show off digital touch and the heartbeat to other people? No one else I know is getting the watch until June.
     
  7. bigp2 macrumors newbie

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    I ordered a white Sport on Friday. Got a 24th-8th delivery, hoping it's more 24 than 8.
     
  8. andrewpturko macrumors regular

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    Do you have a link on this? Genuinely curious.
     
  9. Hexcruncher thread starter macrumors regular

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    If you add a watch to your basket Personal Pickup is now an option.
     
  10. andrewpturko macrumors regular

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    Interesting. It's always been a visible option for me, but never actually selectable.
     
  11. Hexcruncher thread starter macrumors regular

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    Same, However the Soon apparently means June
     
  12. redshovel, Apr 14, 2015
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    redshovel macrumors 6502

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    Northern Ireland Apple Watch Thread

    I pre ordered both the classic buckle and leather loop 42mm SS versions. Couldn't decide from the pictures which I liked best.

    I had a try on in Victoria Sq on Sunday. I was less than impressed in all honesty. Firstly I will excuse the staff member dealing with me - a more pleasant and polite individual would be difficult to find, plus I had also dealt with same staff member in the past regarding Apple Care for my iPhone and was most impressed with their efficiency.

    The try on immediately feels too formal when staff member opens up a felt display box with various Apple Watches inside. Then as you start to try on its replaced with an awkwardness - your standing, not sitting like you would be in a jewellers at this price point and the staff member is holding the watch like it is the crown jewels, uneasy with you even touching it as they place it on your wrist. Even after you assure them your confidence you can place the watch on your wrist solo they are clearly afraid you will drop it and/or have been trained to assist in every try on attempt. Even the slightest finger print placed on the watch, they are polishing it with a cloth. All too intense but clearly part of the sales pitch.

    As the try on units only have a demo loop the staff member had to interrupt another customer playing on functional unit beside me to answer questions. Again this was awkward and unnecessary - why do try on units only run demo loops?

    I was wearing my TW Steel 50mm that day. (Which I was asked to remove from the counter when I had taken it off - and not for security reasons - it was clear comparing it with Apple Watch was gonna cause an issue) 50mm is oversized for a watch I realise, but I own a few other watches around the 44mm size which is now somewhat standard for gents premium fashion/mid range luxury watches. Bottom line is the Apple Watch at 42mm is too small. It looked like a large-ish ladies watch on my wrist. This was only one disappointment.

    Next the classic buckle looked and felt like a cheap £7.99 strap you could by in any high street jewellers while the leather loop was comfortable and functional but just didn't look or feel like a premium watch strap.

    Overall I was very disappointed at both the Watch and the whole try on experience/sales method. The watch is well enough made but feel too small and the straps etc are way below par for the price points. The standing up try ons also do not work for this product and the entire process felt just....wrong!

    I won't cancel my pre order and will try it at home for a while to properly judge it but I feel confident this will be a time I will avail of my rights under distance selling regulations and be returning for a refund!
     
  13. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    This just means they can deliver it to a shop for you to pick up, instead of delivering it to your house. You won't get it any quicker :-(
     
  14. Hexcruncher thread starter macrumors regular

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    Northern Ireland Delivery Thread - Apple Watch

    So guys, the day is almost here!

    I'm sure some of you already have a confirmed delivery for April 24th. Why not share your order here and what area you live roughly?

    I have a 42mm Stainless Steel with White Sport band due for delivery tomorrow, in Lisburn.

    For the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch we had a thread and were able to alert people as to what area we were in and when our watches arrived, was helpful with estimating delivery routes and rough time estimates etc.
     
  15. Andylar macrumors regular

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    Have uk mail got a depot in the north ?

    Hav you ever had anything delivered from them before ?
     
  16. Hexcruncher thread starter macrumors regular

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    They deliver with Nightline over here in NI.

    Mine has been out for delivery since 8:33.

    Kinda wanna get the guys from the UK thread on here so we can discuss whenever our watches show up and estimate deliveries for other people.
     
  17. Ashielou macrumors newbie

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    Northern Ireland Orders

    I ordered my Pink Sports Watch 10/04/15.

    Confirmation email received 8.04am on 10/04/15.

    Preparing for Dispatch today (28/04/15).

    Delivery address is my work address in Belfast.

    Will keep you posted.

    A :)
     
  18. Johngrant macrumors regular

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    42mm space grey black sports
    Ordered 8.01 April 10!
    Conformation 8.03
    Preparing for dispatch this afternoon
    Delivery Newry area
     
  19. cjmeep macrumors member

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    Guna be ordering mine very soon. Guns get sport with white or blue band. Depends what is shipping quicker
     
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  21. Ashielou macrumors newbie

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    Yes. Mine has dispatched.

    Estimated delivery 8th May (I sincerely hope not)

    Has given me a tracking number and a delivery number but I cant seem to track either at the moment.

    A :)

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    UPDATE:

    Carrier is UK mail and order is currently awaiting pick up

    A :)
     
  22. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Mine originally said June, but changed to Preparing for Dispatch yesterday around 5, and then was dispatched this morning. Still says estimated delivery of June so I'm not sure if they're delivering it by tortoise...

    It says UK mail but there's no sign of it on the UK Mail tracking page yet.
     
  23. Ashielou macrumors newbie

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    Did you get an email from Apple confirming dispatch? It will give you an estimated delivery date on that. Mine order profile was still saying delivery by 08/05/15 but the email said 29/04/15.

    Mine is currently out for delivery since 8.19am this morning.

    A :)
     
  24. Johngrant macrumors regular

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    Mine out for delivery from 8.30 phoned nightline and they can't give a time just an all day window
     
  25. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Didn't spot that at all, but it says tomorrow, which I'm not complaining about!
     

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