Pre-ordering Apple watch in UK

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by AtticusRyan, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. AtticusRyan macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2012
    I'm currently living in a country where the Apple Watch won't be released on Apr 24.

    I have a friend in the UK who is coming to visit on May 3.

    Two questions:

    - Can I place a preorder on on Apr 10 from outside the UK and pay using a non-UK credit card, for delivery to a UK address?

    - How long after April 24 can I expect before the order is delivered to London metro?

  2. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    This is what Apple says about using non-UK cards.
  3. AtticusRyan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2012
    Any ideas what these two things mean:

    "Please note we can only deliver within the same country that you are ordering from." -- does this mean the same country as in CC or as in IP?

    "Apple accept most credit/debit cards from within the UK and outside of the UK. However you may be asked to provide additional documentation before Apple can process your order." -- what sort of additional documentation?
  4. Vundu macrumors 65816


    Jun 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    Can't you transfer the money to your friend and get them to order to be on the safe side?
  5. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    Possibly proof of ID. Having a credit card from a different country (or even a different shipping address) can be a sign of fraud.
  6. almostirish macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2013
    Im planning to do the same, if it doesn't work i will make the trip to the UK for a weekend and combine it with a mini holiday.
  7. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    It would probably be easier for your friend to order and pay for it initially and for you to then pay him back when he comes to visit you.
  8. Steve514 macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2015
    Does anyone know what time I can pre order the apple watch I live in the United kingdom.
    I will be ordering on line.
    Do I need to stay up to midnight or do you think it will be later ?
  9. Totalkharnage macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2010
    Halifax UK

    Usually 8am in the UK
  10. dilap macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2014
    London, UK
    As said, it is usually 8am, however just 8 hours to the American (Pacific) pre order time. Midnight there is 8 am here.
  11. Steve514 macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2015
    Yes I'm starting to think maybe just stay up and just keep trying , some may say sounds sad but I've been waiting for the apple watch for around year and a half now.
    Can't believe it 7 days to go.
  12. Steve514 macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2015
    I've just checked the uk Apple store
    It now says pre order 10.4.15 8.01 am for the apple watch
    Well that answers that one.
    Thank you

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