Ordering iPhone 5S online delivery

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wvanderark, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. wvanderark macrumors member

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    Hello!

    I am planning on ordering the 32GB 5S online right at 2:01AM central time. What are my shipping options? How long does it usually take to arrive?

    Let me know...Thanks!
     
  2. KaijuRed macrumors regular

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    3 to 5 business days.
     
  3. mizaco macrumors member

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    Can't you order at midnight and schedule it for a in-store pickup the same day?
     
  4. KaijuRed macrumors regular

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    Nope.
     
  5. mizaco macrumors member

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    Not what Apple Store Online Chat said.
     
  6. billycuth macrumors 6502a

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    bull crap. I've asked several times and they say they do not have that information.
     
  7. deeddawg macrumors 603

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    CSRs are often the last to know about such details. I would be skeptical of any answer they gave other than "I don't know"
     
  8. mizaco macrumors member

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    I asked if that is something I can do and they said 'ordering online is your best bet'. So perhaps the person I spoke to was an idiot but I didn't feel so confident in their response.

    I'll order it online at midnight and then pickup another one at the store that same morning. If I get the one in the morning I'll cancel the online order that same day.
     
  9. Zimmy68 macrumors 65816

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    I keep seeing this but what happens to your eligibility?
    Once you order at midnight, you just commited to a two year contract.
    Now, the next day, you walk into a store and they have a phone in stock.
    You sign up for another contract and hope they cancel the first?
     
  10. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

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    No you can't pick up only delivery, and it's probebly 3-5 days, if you could pick up the phone at the store I don't think anyone would be standing in line.
     
  11. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816

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    If order from carrier=2 days
    apple=3-5
     
  12. richard371 macrumors 68000

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    We will have a pretty good idea of the supply and demand here in about 30 mins once Asia can order. I certainly hope its not a 4-6 weeks delivery due to limited supply I am hearing rumors of.
     
  13. mizaco macrumors member

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    I don't give a **** about contracts. I pay for the phone in full. Gonna cost me $700 per phone after tax.

    If you wait more than a year to get the latest Apple gadget you don't belong here. This place is for the extreme Apple addicts. :)
     
  14. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68020

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    Agreed, not a good idea bc your upgrade is used on the online order. Takes a while to get your upgrade back, if you are even able to cancel the online order in time. Would suck being in the store with a phone and no upgrade to use.
     
  15. richard371 macrumors 68000

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    I can guarantee many will try to order a phone at 12:01 am and will get them at the stores and turn around and cancel the online order if you order at 12:10 am in it says 2 to 3 weeks that could move up after 1000s of orders are canceled.
     
  16. Zimmy68 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, it totally works if you are paying for the full phone.
    But I see others on here with your plan expecting to use the contract price.
    They will be in for a rude awakening when it shows no eligibilty at the counter.

    I want a silver 64GB so I think my only option is to order online at 3AM anyway.
     
  17. Steviejobz macrumors 68000

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    All the responses in this thread are at best guesses. You will know in 15 hours.
     
  18. mizaco macrumors member

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    oh we got stevie jobz over here
     
  19. billycuth macrumors 6502a

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    who pay full price AND the subsidized rate plan?

    no thanks.
     
  20. ERIC273 macrumors 6502

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    I've spoked to two separate Apple sales senior advisors, and one senior Customer Relations rep, and I got two yeses and one no.
     
  21. mizaco macrumors member

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    told ya. too vauge. that dude is cluelesss
     
  22. ERIC273 macrumors 6502

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    Welcome to Apple Online Store. My name is Manuel, How can I assist you today?
    
    Hey! IF I order the iPhone 5S online later tonight, how long will it take to get to me?
    
    lme
    
    I will be happy to explain.
    
    Of course.
    
    The shipping time will depend on the volume of iPhones being sold. When you place the order, when you get to the shipping section, it will tell you the expected delivery date.
    
    Do you have any additional questions that I may answer for you today?
    
    Is there a chance it will be available for in store pickup?
    
    When you get the the same section, if that option is there then you can select it.
    
    Do you have any outlook on whether it will be?
    
    I truly couldn't say.
    
    Why is that?
     
  23. iLuvMyMacToo macrumors regular

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    Woohoo! I just ordered online from my carrier and delivery will be on Monday (it's Friday here now) 64GB iPhone 5S :D
     
  24. CoriG macrumors 6502

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    The orders went live in Australia and Asia already? Doesn't that put those of us in the US at a disadvantage since we have to wait until 12:01am PST? How is that fair?
     
  25. Kealohilani macrumors 6502

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    Apple likely allocates certain stock to Australia, Asia, and the U.S. So theoretically, they aren't touching U.S. stock. That's my theory at least.
     

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