reserve in store (WiFi) - wait time?

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  1. c.s. macrumors regular

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    Since iPads are out of stock everywhere in Dallas, I did a "reserve in store" at my local Apple store. Any experience with how long people have had to wait?
     
  2. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    I just did the same thing here. Hopefully not too long.
     
  3. FlavaFlavez macrumors member

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    Just picked mine up today. Only 3 days, reserved wednesday.
     
  4. bods macrumors newbie

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    For a 64GB I had to wait a whole 40 mins at the Florida Mall. I think this is the best way....
     
  5. noah82 macrumors 6502a

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  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Reserved a 32GB at 3 pm and had the email by 11 am the very next day.
     
  7. c.s. thread starter macrumors regular

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    update: only took 3 days!
    location - Frisco, TX
     
  8. sean.jost macrumors newbie

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    At Memorial City Mall (Houston) I reserved a 64GB last Thursday and got it today.

    At First Colony Mall (Sugarland) I reserved a 64GB last Friday and got it today as well.
     
  9. scarboni21 macrumors regular

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    Reserved Friday night and got the email at11 on Sunday. The reservation was going to run out on Monday at 6pm
     
  10. Apple all life macrumors 6502

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  11. BOSS10L macrumors 6502a

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    Reserved mine last Thursday, got the e-mail to go pick it up today. This is my first post using it. I love it!
     
  12. pspiegel macrumors member

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    I may be missing the obvious but where on the apple site is the reserve in store link? I can't seem to find how to put my name on the list on the site...
     
  13. Stoney79 macrumors member

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    I can't seem to see it either. Can you order store pick-up online or do you have to order in the store?
     
  14. c.s. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Have to do it in-store.
     
  15. gwynne macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, it's a little thing you log into w/your iTunes account on one of the concierge/activation zone machines. It seems to be a pretty quick process but you do have to do it in-store.
     
  16. Tulipone macrumors 6502

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    Typically the volcano does its bit to stop me from going to the US (last Saturday), the ash starts to clear and it looks like flights *may* restart and now Apple runs out of iPads in store. Things are not going right for me!

    Maybe I'll have time to order when (if) I get there.

    Chris
     
  17. Farplaner macrumors 6502

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    I just tried calling to see if I can do it over the phone, and was denied (they said it has to be in person).
     
  18. fishmd macrumors 68000

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    Yes, this absolutely must be done in the store. Although I really don't know why. It takes all of 30 seconds if that. They just select the model type you want and you type in your .Mac ID and password. :rolleyes:
     
  19. coachingguy macrumors 6502a

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    My example:

    I was in the Twin Cities (MN) for a meeting. When I called around Everyone was out. So I reserved a 32gig Friday late afternoon at the Southdale Apple store. They said, as well as the confirmation email, that they'd be contacting me "soon"

    So nothing Saturday. I call about 3pm and they're "All Out". I finally leave on Sunday after calling again. Make the 4 hour drive home. Get to work on Monday. At 9am I get my "Your reserved 32 gig iPad is in waiting for you to pick up until 6 pm Tuesday"

    I cancelled the reservation as I was not going to make the drive again.

    I'll get my ordered iPad by the 27th...

    By the way, the apple case if backordered like 3 weeks!

    Coachingguy
     
  20. scotty56 macrumors regular

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    Reserved mine last Friday, got the confirmation that they had it waiting for me yesterday morning. I now own an iPad!! Three days seems to be norm for the reservations.
     
  21. fishmd macrumors 68000

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    Hey after you guys reserved one I the store, did you get any confirmation email etc. ? Or did you just get the email notifying you when it arrived in the store?
     

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