Security for in store pickups 9/19

Xultar

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Anyone worried about security after your devices are delivered or after pick up?

I'm concerned about someone following me to my car after I pickup in store. I plan on keeping my 6 plus on the down low for a while. I mostly rock my devices naked but this time I bought a case that covers the back completely. I am also planning to use my BT headset more often to keep the device in my bag.

My first thought though is making it from the store to my car without incident. I don't have anyone to go with me to pickup so I am concerned.
 

citivolus

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Sep 19, 2008
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Anyone worried about security after your devices are delivered or after pick up?

I'm concerned about someone following me to my car after I pickup in store. I plan on keeping my 6 plus on the down low for a while. I mostly rock my devices naked but this time I bought a case that covers the back completely. I am also planning to use my BT headset more often to keep the device in my bag.

My first thought though is making it from the store to my car without incident. I don't have anyone to go with me to pickup so I am concerned.
I would bring a backpack with you to the pickup, then put your new goodie in there before you leave the store. I highly doubt you will be tailed after leaving the store.
 

jlake02

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Nov 2, 2008
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Wow 2nd thread about people worried about getting mugged. WTF paranoid much? Man up, dude. :rolleyes::cool:






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carjakester

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put find my iPhone on and lock the phone before you leave. If it does get stolen, it will be a brick. (Literally if its the 6+)
 

Xultar

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It must be horrible to be scared or in fear for your safety all the time.

Detroit?

No, but we have had women attacked for their Mercedes & BMWs in that area recently. I'd have to be an idiot not to be concerned. It's an affluent area but people of all kinds in desperate situations do horrible things.

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dotme

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Oct 18, 2011
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Anyone worried about security after your devices are delivered or after pick up?

I'm concerned about someone following me to my car after I pickup in store. I plan on keeping my 6 plus on the down low for a while. I mostly rock my devices naked but this time I bought a case that covers the back completely. I am also planning to use my BT headset more often to keep the device in my bag.

My first thought though is making it from the store to my car without incident. I don't have anyone to go with me to pickup so I am concerned.
Hang back in the store and leave with a group of other customers, and try to park close. Activate in store so activation lock and find my iphone are enabled. If mugged, surrender the device. No tech is worth personal injury. But if you leave with a few other customers at the same time, I would think there's usually safety in numbers...
 

AppleRobert

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No lie. A gentlemen tailed me after I bought the last Moto 360 the BB store had in stock. It was broad daylight and people around so not much he could have done if he was planning something.
 

techspin

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Put it in a different bag and bring pepper spray. Better than carrying a weapon into the store as some people are advising. :rolleyes: Hell you're picking up the 6 plus. Buy Applecare and swing that monster like a brick if anyone tries to mug you.
 

Xultar

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Hang back in the store and leave with a group of other customers, and try to park close. Activate in store so activation lock and find my iphone are enabled. If mugged, surrender the device. No tech is worth personal injury. But if you leave with a few other customers at the same time, I would think there's usually safety in numbers...
My brother was a cop. When I told him about in store pickup he was concerned. He said to activate In store too. I wasn't planning on it but now I think I will. Thanks.
 

Xultar

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No lie. A gentlemen tailed me after I bought the last Moto 360 the BB store had in stock. It was broad daylight and people around so not much he could have done if he was planning something.
I like this idea too. I wasn't sure if I'd do AppleCare but having the ability to pay to replace a drop for $79 would make me feel less uptight about the device.
 

joeblow7777

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Sep 7, 2010
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I think that the concern over being mugged is a bit paranoid (maybe because I'm Canadian and that sort of thing doesn't seem to happen quite as much here), but if you are really concerned, the safest and easiest thing to do would probably be to have someone go with you. Muggers, even if their armed, will look for the easiest possible target, and multiple people will always be more of a threat to them than a solitary person.

Also, there's the common sense tactics like don't wave your phone around. Try to stay in public, well lit places. Be aware of your surroundings. And move with confidence, not fear. Again, muggers go for the easy target. Someone who looks nervous and uncertain will seem less likely to cause problems than someone who looks strong and confident.

It's like they say about being chased by a bear; you don't have to be faster than the bear, just faster than your slowest friend (lol). You don't have to be stronger or better armed than a potential mugger. Just make yourself a less easy target than those around you.
 

sobucky

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Oct 12, 2011
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No lie. A gentlemen tailed me after I bought the last Moto 360 the BB store had in stock. It was broad daylight and people around so not much he could have done if he was planning something.
Guess how I felt when I brought the new iMac and carrying it several blocks to my car... This is in NYC btw... The stares on the street lol