Ordering iPhone from Apple online after 10PM

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Wicked1, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

    Wicked1

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    was anyone able to order online after 10PM and pick up at their local store?

    I spoke to customer sales support and they said that they have been selling out in 3-5 minutes, so when I login at 10:30 or so, they are all gone.

    Just curious if anyone has had luck with this
     
  2. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    just wait a couple weeks for the hype to die down a little, you have a 4S, you're going to live
     
  3. PN4 macrumors member

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    I have, you have to start trying at around 9:55. When I got mine it was 10:01pm.
     
  4. cababah macrumors 68000

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    Or you could log in at 10 and get one? If you get it in within 5 minutes, you can see a lot of them available but they do not last long. Just be quick. I have 10 or so nearby Apple stores so it is pretty easy to find one in stock within 20 miles.
     
  5. Wicked1 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Actually I have a Black 16GB 5 I got on release day, but I am giving this to my son, and I really need at least 32GB, maybe even 64GB, but I have just been unable to get one. I tried ordering from AT&T, but let's just not go there ok, needless to say I still have no phone.
     
  6. PN4 macrumors member

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    You're in luck, 32gb black is the most common one that I have seen available T 10pm the last few nights.
     
  7. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    I'd give you some pointers, but then I'd have more competition. ;-)

    Suffice to say that yes, inventory appears, and yes, inventory disappears VERY quickly.
     
  8. haxrnick macrumors 6502a

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    I had no problems getting mine but it was in an area that isn't very popular.
     
  9. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    Isn't there already a thread or two on this subject. We need to hide the New Topic button better and make the Search button more visible.
     
  10. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Apparently people are, try logging in at 10.
     
  11. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Huge thread on this topic here. I'm not the search police, I want you to get the information you need. It appears success is highly dependant on location.

    Edit: Holy Smokes! Just like trying to get an iPhone at 10 PM I'm too late. Well played, dfinecy. :)
     
  12. dfinecy macrumors regular

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    MUHAHAHAHA...if only I was this successful in actually getting an iPhone 5 at 10 PM ;)
     
  13. Kaze105 macrumors member

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    I ordered from at&t, but is it possible to pick it up from apple store?
     
  14. shashinca macrumors newbie

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    i'm new to smart phone. i'm curious why 16gig is not enough for you? I'm just trying to figure out which one to get.
     
  15. childoftheko4n macrumors regular

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    i was actually able to land a 16GB white tonight in charlotte NC. it appeared that NC in general got a few different models scattered about. Didnt last long though.
     
  16. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    1 - Read existing threads. They have lots of information.

    2 - If you buy from ATT, you get it from ATT.
    If you buy from Apple, you get it from Apple.

    3 - Yes, lots of people have success online.
     
  17. n4uaj macrumors member

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    Northlake or SouthPark? And what time did ya start looking?
     
  18. childoftheko4n macrumors regular

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    South Park. I was about to take the one in greensborough (i think it was?) though.

    I had the items in my card from previous nights and was referesing from like 9:55 onward. Order was finalized (as far as email i got) at 10:03.
     
  19. Zac7 macrumors 6502a

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    What carrier? I have been trying for Verizon and haven't found one in the eastern time zone. Tried Orlando to NYC to Michigan. Not one. I started at 9:58 and kept looking till 10:10.
     
  20. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    So I won the 10:00 lottery tonight for my missing 16GB White AT&T.

    Here's what you need to know:
    - It updates early. 9:54 yesterday, 9:57 today. 10:00 is too late to check in NJ.
    - Have the phone in your cart ready to go well in advance. Apple doesn't delete carts. The phone I paid for tonight was put in my cart on Friday. Just go back to the cart page and refresh it until the " pick up " option becomes available.
    - Have a credit card already attached to your Apple ID, and make sure you know the security code on the card and can type in your password in 1 shot.
    - These things go *extremely* fast. Make sure there won't be any validation errors - badly formatted phone numbers, etc. Last night I missed out because I missed the terms of service checkbox.
    - You haven't locked up the phone until you hit the place order button and it comes back a success. Everything before then, you're on the clock, and need to be fast, perfect, and decisive (say if the nearest store with stock is further than you'd like).

    I completed mine by 9:58 and got the confirmation email at 9:59. Speed is king. Anyone checking at 10 near me would only see stock at NYC flagship stores, and those were gone by 10:03.
     
  21. Kaze105 macrumors member

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    1. I have read and searched and didnt find anything hence my post.
    2. Apparently not, someone else pmed me they got it from apple after ordering from att.
    3. Dont even know what this is about as I didnt ask if people have success online.
     
  22. BENJMNS macrumors 6502

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    I didn't work that quick. Tried at 10 but got mine at 1015

    There is no method to this madness. Roulette.
     
  23. Zac7 macrumors 6502a

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    Do it on your phone via the app? Or computer? If via phone how do you "refresh" to see when the option is available.
     
  24. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    I was successful on the Mac, but a couple days ago I had been trying with the app too. It works in much the same way (the cart saves, etc.). If you view the cart, click the individual item, and click the "Cart" back button, it will refresh the cart and show the pick up option if it's available. The only thing I was less trusting of is if it was caching my inventory search results.
     

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