Separate line for reservations

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  1. bmwguy80 macrumors member

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    Just received an email from Apple. Looks like there will be a separate line for reservations...

    When you come in to pick up your iPad, you'll be directed to a line for those with reservations. We'll have Specialists ready to help you set up your iPad, free workshops, and more. We look forward to seeing you at the store.
     
  2. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    this is obvious. but the majority of people there in the morning will be the ones that have reservations anyway i would imagine. so the line will be long.
     
  3. Tycoonguy macrumors regular

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    I still haven't received a single email about my reservation. Is this the first one you've received?

    Never mind. The second I posted this I got the same email.
     
  4. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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    This is what I received a few minutes ago:

    When you come in to pick up your iPad, you'll be directed to a line for those with reservations. We'll have Specialists ready to help you set up your iPad, free workshops, and more. We look forward to seeing you at the store.
    Sincerely,
    The Apple Retail Store team

    Pickup Date and Time
    April 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Please note that your reservation will be held only until 3 p.m. on April 3. After 3 p.m., iPad will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
     
  5. bmwguy80 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, seems obvious, but you never know with Apple.

    Well, I received the initial confirmation email for the reservation. I'm pretty sure this is the only other email I've received from them.
     
  6. bmwguy80 thread starter macrumors member

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    It also sounds like the people doing the selling won't be the people helping with the setups... so the line should hopefully move fairly quickly.
     
  7. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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    I think Apple has learned from mistakes over past launches. I have expectations that Saturday will be one well oiled machine at the Apple store.
     
  8. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Got me e-mail a few minutes ago.

    So pumped!!!! I can't wait! 64GB WiFi here I come.
     
  9. Skull21 macrumors regular

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    I got the e-mail as well. Do we just show up with a print out of the e-mail or how will the employee know I reserved one?
     
  10. bmwguy80 thread starter macrumors member

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    Probably couldn't hurt... but if I were a betting man I would say your name is in a database somewhere.
     
  11. RMXO macrumors 6502a

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    I would bring a copy just in case & I figure Apple to have a list of all the reservist. Got mine this morning and only three more days to go. Finally the wait is about to be over for some of us. :D
     
  12. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

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    The email went to my iPhone so I'll just bring it up on that. :D
     
  13. teege macrumors member

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    Crap, reserved a 16GB iPad and want to switch to 32GB. Any chance I can still get a 32 on Saturday?
    :(
     
  14. Alicia4065 macrumors regular

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    I got my email also and can't wait for Saturday.

    Alicia
     
  15. chhhrrriiisss macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't have the money to pre-order the iPad in time but I have it now. I'll be getting out of work on Saturday at around 2PM and I would like to go to the apple store to pick up an iPad if they're still available.

    What do you guys think the chances are that they'll have some still available? The store is about an hour from my house so driving to the store only to be turned away empty handed would be a huge bummer. So my question is this: Go to store after work on Saturday or pre-order for April 12th shipping?
     
  16. bmwguy80 thread starter macrumors member

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    I would say just give the store a call when you get off work. They should be able to tell you what the situation looks like. Good luck though! :)
     
  17. chhhrrriiisss macrumors 6502a

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    I was thinking about that. I just didn't want to have to be one of many people calling them to ask about the iPad on release day.
     
  18. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You'd have to wait until after 3PM and hope there are some left. Best advice is to buy the 16GB around 2:30PM and wait until 3PM to see if there are 32GB models left. If there are, you can always return the 16GB (or sell it), and if there is not at least you still got the 16GB model.
     
  19. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    If you reserved one, you have until 3pm to pick it up. I wouldn't worry they decide at 1pm no one is in the "reserved" line and sell them. I think your fine as long as you show up prior tot he 3pm deadline. If no reservation, it's a crap shoot if they still have them. Calling would be smart, as they will know approx. how many they have left and what the lines look like.
     
  20. chhhrrriiisss macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have one reserved. I probably should have found somewhere else to post my question sorry. I guess I'm gonna have to call on Saturday.
     
  21. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Yeah that's your best bet. I'm still unclear why you didn't reserve one as you didn't need to have the money up front or anything, and it wasn't a lock in to purchase one.
     
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  23. chhhrrriiisss macrumors 6502a

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    I guess I didn't read into it enough. I had no idea you didn't have to pay until you picked it up. Silly me!
     

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