Ordering on-line versus really close Apple retail store?!?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dezlboy, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Dezlboy macrumors regular

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    Okay, flame away. Although I work about two subway stops (20 min or so) from an Apple Store, I am thinking of ordering the iPhone via the Apple on-line store. Why? Cause it's more exciting to track the delivery and have it delivered. Also, I would rather activate it myself (just because?).

    Okay, does anyone else have this "Fedex Fetish" ? :eek:

    Thanks
    Dezlboy
     
  2. daihard macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure you're not the only one. I'm not one of them though. :D
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I'd rather go get it from the store because if there is an issue I can turn around and return it. Unless there is a price difference, I'd prefer not to wait for delivery.
     
  4. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    I need things now, now, NOW if possible, so I don't like ordering online :D
     
  5. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    Yeah if i can get it now that is the way to go for me but i have no problem having to wait if that is my only option but a fetish for tracking FedEx?

    It is amazing what other people think is entertaining :cool:
     
  6. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    +1

    I'm all about the instant gratification. :D
     
  7. Gin Gin macrumors regular

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    I'd much rather shop online in most cases, avoid the lines & crowds. When the UPS/FedEx truck shows up it's like Christmas, even though I already know what's in the box.

    Got the 3G S on launch day, ordered from at&t. No way would I have gone to either the apple store or at&t store on launch day. I really hate crowds. Besides, the only reason I got the thing is because I got $100 discount & had to order through at&t to get it. :)
     
  8. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I would get stuff from the on-line store more, but since I am paying state sales tax anyway I'll just get it locally and save the time it takes to ship.
     
  9. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    This. While on the one hand it's kinda exciting to wait anxiously for something to show up in the mail, it's also torturous. I damn near lost my mind this past June.
     
  10. Dezlboy thread starter macrumors regular

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    FWIW...I ordered my iPhone from the Apple Store online. Just seemed like more fun than going down to the retail store a few miles away.

    Anyhow I get to have the package delivered in front of my co-workers! :D
     
  11. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    I'd only order online if I wanted to add a bto option. Otherwise, I pretty much have to go in person since I live in an apartment building without a doorman. Fedex will come while I'm at work for a few days and then I'll have to pick up the damn thing at the distribution center anyway. I did it once and never will again. That distribution center was horribly disorganized and the staff breathtakingly rude.
     

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