Online order vs. Regular store checks? Need advice!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by filbertmm, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. filbertmm macrumors newbie

    filbertmm

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    Okay, here's my situation:

    I was first in line at my T-Mobile store today, but they had no 7+ phones.
    He took down the phone I wanted (black, 128 GB) and said he would call me as soon as they got one in and I'd be the first to get it, since I was first in "line."

    Online, that phone doesn't ship from T-Mobile until November. The 256GB ships a little earlier, but I don't want to pay the extra up front $100 + fees for space I don't need.

    So here's the question, do I trust this guy to get me a phone or do I order online and wait until November? It seems impossible that he won't get a phone in store before November, right? But if I'm wrong about that and wait even longer to order online, the ship date may slip even farther.

    I talked to T-Mobile, and with Jump you can only have one new phone associated with each line, so if I do the online order, I won't be able to still take the in-store phone if it comes in, because my line won't be available for Jump. So I have to pick one or the other as the best route forward.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Stereo macrumors member

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    If you're looking for the plus, likely they won't have one anytime soon. It's out of stock every where.
     
  3. Steve686 macrumors 68030

    Steve686

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    Just wait a few days or a week.
    The guy either calls you or he doesn't. In that time, see if shipping estimate times drop.
     
  4. vishalc macrumors regular

    vishalc

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    No. You should check when Apple's website opens reservations tomorrow. Keep checking everyday online if they're in stock and you should get one within a week.
     

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