Pre-gaming Pre-Orders : Tips and Tricks

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  1. janicewilson macrumors newbie

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    This is my first time joining the pre-order madness. What should I have at the ready come game time? Any tips or tricks?
     
  2. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    Know what carrier you are going to have it on. If you have an iPhone iPad use the Apple store app since it will remember preference and enable quick one press purchases. Know what product you are buying. phone, storage, color, payment plan. etc
     
  3. janicewilson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, @hovscorpion12! I was recently mugged and haven't a device to download the app. Am I doomed using the website? Do most folks that order at this ridiculous hour make it into the pearly Apple gates?
     
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    I am sorry that happened to you. Apple website is defiantly the first choice. the second is your carriers website (VZ, ATT..etc). The third is say BestBuy.
     
  5. janicewilson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    (Smiling) It sucked. But life happens.

    Thanks for the feedback!

    Alright:

    I've the Apple's web page queued.
    I've all my specs ready to go.
    I've my credit card copied and ready for pasting.
    I've my location pick up queued. (I'm in for the iPhone Upgrade Plan.)

    Anything that I'm missing?
     
  6. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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  7. ultravisitor macrumors 6502a

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    If you're doing Apple's upgrade plan, then you're not buying a phone tonight. I believe you're only making a reservation.
     
  8. janicewilson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    (Laughing!) Noted!
     
  9. janicewilson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But I've gotta have all my specs prepped, no? And a credit card?
     
  10. jsmith189 macrumors 65816

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    Sucks that you can't use the app, that's the quickest from my experience. Sorry about your mugging! Just don't give up. It could take anywhere from 1 to 30 minutes for the website to come back up, so don't get discouraged.

    And as obvious as this sounds, it's also a good tip lol. Set an alarm for a few minutes before.
     
  11. ultravisitor macrumors 6502a

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    They don't run a credit check until you get to the store for your appointment.
     
  12. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    00 Wide awake 00
     
  13. janicewilson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I appreciate the condolences!

    And thank you! That's a damn good tip. 30 minutes is a good chunk of time to persevere!
     
  14. engelke2010 macrumors 6502a

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    I actually did fall asleep for about an hour, but just woke backup. Just to be safe, I did set an alarm.
     
  15. janicewilson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Interesting. So only specs and reservation location. Got it.

    Thanks!
     
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