iPad Pro Right now, I am embarrassed going to the Apple Store.

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  1. StevenCP macrumors member

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    I visit my local Apple Store everyday at 5pm to check if they have any Apple Pencil or Smart Keyboard Cover. It's a small town and really not many people visit the Apple Store everyday. The staff in the store already know me... Really embarrassing right now...
     
  2. Mystro macrumors 6502

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  3. StevenCP thread starter macrumors member

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    'cause I am visiting the store way too frequently...
     
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  5. StevenCP thread starter macrumors member

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    Should have brought my thanksgiving costume...
     
  6. Renzatic Suspended

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    Your problem is you have too much of a sense of shame. Me? I'd be brazen about it.

    "My pencil in yet?"

    "...no."

    "WHY NOT! :mad:"
     
  7. StevenCP thread starter macrumors member

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    LOL! Lesson learned! Thank you for your advice!
     
  8. Ecoh macrumors 6502a

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    Bring them coffee and donuts when you go in. They will look forward to your visit and they just might put an item aside for you when they get stock.
     
  9. NonSoft macrumors member

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    Why not just call?
     
  10. FinalLogic macrumors newbie

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    Or they'll hide them when you're coming, to keep up their supply of coffee and donuts.
     
  11. CjonesHouston macrumors 6502a

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    They should be embarrassed for working at Apple right now. This is a terrible roll out. I love Apple but every year is getting worse. With their online preorder games. Hold your head up. You are the consumer. Without our money they wouldn't be able to operate.
     
  12. Piggie macrumors 604

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    I've always been embarrassed, probably not the right word.
    But I can't take an Apple store seriously.
    It's like going up on stage and pretending the cardboard painted scenery is real.
    Then I'd feel like this as smile at any designer type/branded store. I just can't accept the manufactured fakery that goes along with what's supposed to be an experience.
    Sorry.
    It's like a length of chain, draped over some fake silk, which itself is draped over some cardboard box's with fake crystals scattered about and some tiny spotlights.
    It's just a length of chain, which comes off a 100m long spool that's churned out by a machine all day long in a factory.
    Putting on a pretend show for me, wearing a branded outfit and trying to smile all day.
    It's just not real.
     
  13. StevenCP thread starter macrumors member

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    They won't set it aside for me when the pencil and keyboard come. They know once I get my stuff, I won't come in and bring them snacks anymore!
     
  14. StevenCP thread starter macrumors member

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    Sometimes I do call them. Apple store is just along my way to go home.
     
  15. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    l told you that you need to go at 12:30pm (I would even say 11am) and 7:30pm.
     
  16. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Not embarrassed, too sick of going there!
    I gave up.
     
  17. Macalway, Nov 20, 2015
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    Macalway macrumors 68000

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    Your embarrassed because your afraid they will see what an Apple junkie you are. It's terrible I know :)

    Just wait until you see the face palm. That'll do it :D No seriously, call first.

    I called a Mall I was right next to. This way it was unlikely they would be gone, but guess what? at least 4 other people came in to buy those stupid pens. They probably sold out while i was there. The whole thing was making me nervous, frankly. ....just too much.
     
  18. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    I have a higher I don't care what anyone else thinks of me than I thought.
     
  19. meldea macrumors regular

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    Over the past week, I've made multiple trips to my local Apple Store, including one trip today (after trying on Tuesday). No luck. My Apple.com order (from the day of release) is still saying 4-5 weeks.

    My frustration is that the timing of new stock is unpredictable. I wish they'd just hold all new stock deliveries until opening the next day. Then you could just go when they open, and be done with it. And it would be an improvement because you would know, reliably, when to go.
     
  20. erure macrumors regular

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    I totally know how you feel. I was only there 2 days in a row, and the Specialist I talked to yesterday saw me today and looked exasperated. This launch has been so effed up. I mean, why are they not rewarding the people who took the time to stay up to pre-order?
     
  21. DJLAXL macrumors 6502

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    Yup. Multiple trips and calls for me too since I got my Pro. I love it....but I need me a Pencil :oops:
     
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    You win the Internets because that reply was epic just like the IPP!:D
     
  23. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    They likely wouldn't know the answer. Apparently Apple didn't even bother telling them the iPad Pro was going to be available the day it was.
     
  24. MH01 macrumors G4

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    It's called Stockholm syndrome, soon they will side with you and keep a pencil/cover for you. Keep up the good work
     

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