Reserved, but now I want to pre-order.... Can I change it?

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  1. meridotz macrumors newbie

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    So I reserved my iphone, but now feel like I want to pre-order it for pick up. Does anyone know how to change a reservation to a pre-order?
     
  2. Chrisrokc macrumors regular

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    To change this through Apple you need to do this.....

    1. Cancel Reservation/Pre-Order
    2. Go to AT&T Corporate store to have upgrade status re-added to account
    3. Go back online and do the Pre-Order


    I know this because I decided to cancel my 16gb 3GS to get a 32gb 3GS. Problem is that the Apple system does not sync back with AT&T after the cancelation. Apple tells you to either way 24 hours to 7 days or call AT&T. When you contact AT&T they will tell you they can not do it over the phone. So you must go to a AT&T store and have them order then cancel an iPhone 3GS to reset your account.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. davidlw macrumors 6502a

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    How do I cancel the pre-order on Apples website, I cannot find it.
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    What's the difference between reserving it for pick-up and pre-ordering it for pick-up (at the Apple store)? I thought pre-ordering was for shipping to your doorstep?
     
  5. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    What happens when you go the the apple.com store and try to pre-order the phone. Does it give you the price that you had gotten for the reserved phone? If yes, then i think you could just place a preorder ( i think)
     
  6. davidlw macrumors 6502a

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    Reserving at the Apple store is just getting pre authorization done so the process goes faster once you stand in line and hope to get a phone. At AT&T you pre-order/pre-pay for the phone and you will get a phone that day if you ordered by June 12, after that the phone will be shipped to your house/office and that delivery date is unknown.
     
  7. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    I had preordered a 16gb and wanted to change it to a 32gb one. I called apple and they said they would cancel my 16gb order and i could immediately place the order for the 32gb one. The second order was the correct subsidized price that i was expecting. I asked the agent if my subsidized status would be effected and she said no, place the new order after i cancel it.

    edit: Just to clarify, i preordered mine for shipping, pickup.
     
  8. meridotz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Pre-order vs. reserve

    You can pre-order to pick up at an apple store, which I think guarantees you a phone, whereas a reservation does not. Though the idea of having it delivered directly to my home is fabulous, I'd rather wait online for a few hours early in the morning, than sit at home all day waiting for Fedex. I have to work later in the day, and if I miss Mr. Fedex... Ugh.

    I don't know if I'm being paranoid, I don't mind waiting in line for hours as long as there's an iphone at the end of that time. To wait for hours and walk away with nothing would be super frustrating, so I worry that a reservation was the wrong way to go.

    This is my first iphone, I have no idea what to expect in terms of stock at my apple store! I don't need to be first, I just don't want to wait for nothing. Thoughts?
     
  9. Chrisrokc macrumors regular

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    When I went back through it said my line was not able to upgrade. If it says this then you have to do what I said.

    To cancel your iPhone order you may have to call Apple. That is what I did. But I think you might be able to do it by going to order status.
     
  10. JosephBergdoll macrumors 6502

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    I did this same thing today but I still had the upgrade pricing... I called the Apple store and they say that your account will not be billed if you don't come and pick it up. We'll see what happens tomorrow...
     
  11. JosephBergdoll macrumors 6502

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    The "reservation" I accidentally placed is not showing up in my account, only the preorder... is this good or bad?
     

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