Pre ordering iPhone X from overseas, anyone done it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hectorvs, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. hectorvs macrumors regular

    hectorvs

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    So, this year I’ll be overseas when preorders open in the states. Given the time difference, 12am pacific will be 9am where I’ll be.

    I’m thinking I’ll VPN to a US proxy and just use the app normally to preorder. It’s potentially going to be slow af, but I don’t think I have any other option.

    Does anyone have experience with this process to preorder a US phone from europe?

    thanks!
     
  2. eVolcre macrumors 68000

    eVolcre

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    Don't need a VPN. Log on to the Apple store app as usual. All you need us a US credit card billing address and US shipping address and youll be fine. I've gone down this route multiple times.

    Set up apple pay and your shipping address in advance for a faster checkout. Maybe even favorite whatever phone you're looking at.
     
  3. MadDane macrumors 6502a

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    You don't even need a US credit card. I live oversees and have preordered iPhones in the US before, with an oversees credit card. You just need to go to Apple's website / app and order the phone like you normally would in the US. No need for VPN or anything.
     
  4. niji Contributor

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    when you used a foreign credit card to pre-order: was your purchase to be picked up at an apple store, or, was it delivered to an address?
     
  5. MadDane macrumors 6502a

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    I have only gotten iPhones delivered to an address. Although I have gotten a MacBook Pro and some other stuff delivered to an Apple Store, all using a foreign card. Basically, it doesn't matter where the card is from. You can do the exact same things whether you have a credit card issued in the US or abroad.
     
  6. eVolcre macrumors 68000

    eVolcre

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    Good point. But a couple of times I've had issues with expensive items being shipped to an address different from billing address.

    Might work but if you're ordering an X that few minutes of delay could mean a delivery date well into 2018.

    I'd use a card with the same shipping and billing address. OrPayPal. Or an apple gift certificate. All previously setup with Apple pay
     
  7. hectorvs thread starter macrumors regular

    hectorvs

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    Thanks for the tips, I’ll try and get a decent connection and hope for the best.
     

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