So is there any walk-in stock at the Apple stores...?

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  1. DDustiNN macrumors 68000

    DDustiNN

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    Anyone seen any watches for walk-ins?

    I’m heading out in a few hours to pick up my phone. Hoping I can snag a SS watch since my pre-order is 2 weeks out.
     
  2. xenaki macrumors member

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    I was able to get a 44 Space Black SS this morning when I picked up my phone. Last one though so not sure how much stock they’d have at this point.
     
  3. dsr2 macrumors regular

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    Was able to get a smaller grey aluminum this morning. No line at my local store in NJ. Traded in a phone and walked out with the watch. No problem.
     
  4. terps2005 macrumors member

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    I got a Space Black 44mm in Arlington, VA. They had gold SS but no plain SS.
     
  5. gatorknight904 macrumors 6502a

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    Fort Worth store did not get any stainless steel sport band models; silver or black. I was 2nd in line and had to go Silver Milanese.
     
  6. DintheD macrumors newbie

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    Just picked up an SG 44 Alu GPS model at Apple Twelve Oaks in Michigan. They seemed to have nearly every model in stock, and had received shipments last night and this morning.
     
  7. Briel525 macrumors newbie

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    I was able to walk in the Durham southpoint Apple store at 10:45am , got a appointment for 11am, for a 44mm sg , no problem,
     
  8. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    I'm looking for SBSS and there's nothing available at my local store.
     
  9. DDustiNN thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh wow that’s actually where I was gonna go. Did it seem extremely busy, or less than usual?
     
  10. Jason Honer Suspended

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    I really want a 44mm Nike watch but I’m pretty sure the wife will NOT approve it. Ugh.
     
  11. Cnasty macrumors 68040

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    Interesting that people are getting stock by walking in but the Apple online has none in stock and istock also.

    I am assuming they arent updating for launch day.
     
  12. seattlecard macrumors member

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    Better to have a happy family and home than an Apple Watch!
     
  13. Winryito macrumors regular

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    Vancouver BC Canada here. There were plenty stocks at the apple store for everything besides gold SS Milanese loop(gold SS sport is available).
    I just grabbed the gold SS sport and ordered a separate Milanese loop(just the band) on the website.
     
  14. SHKLMRE macrumors 6502

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    My local Apple store wasn’t doing walkins for Apple Watch sales, but they did report some stainless models that were in stock and will be available for hold tomorrow morning once the app refreshes and reservations are allowed.
     
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    Sounds like you need a new wife.
     
  16. StoneCold X macrumors regular

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    Just went to the Columbia, MD store and was able to get a SBSS 44mm. Wanted the Sports Band but didn’t have it.
     
  17. Jeremy3292 macrumors member

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    Greenville, SC store opened at 8am today. I showed up at 12pm, small line outside. I was able to get my Apple Watch S4 40mm GPS only. They had a lot of watches still in stock 4+ hours after opening but not everything obviously. Waited in the line for 30 minutes or so until I was able to checkout with an Apple employee. Very pleased.
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    Apple shut off in-store pickup online for the past few days. All preorders for in-store pickup were reserved almost immediately on last Friday, 9/14. Apple has a separate stock available only for walk-in purchases on launch day (today).

    I've always wondered if the "preorders for in-store pickup" are actually not even a separate stock allocated to a specific store at all. They are just held in Apple's warehouses and then once the allocated stock for preorders nationwide is depleted, they just ship the preorders to the respective stores where consumers purchased their preorders for in-store pickup at. So essentially each store is allocated a specific stock for walk-in purchases only on launch day and all the preorders a week prior were just shipped to that store for those who reserved them. IMO FWIW
     
  18. Jason Honer Suspended

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    Is Apple working on releasing one of those? iBride, perhaps?
     
  19. mlw4411 macrumors member

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    I kept checking the Apple store and it showed no watches available. Decided to drive in to see and they had plenty, not all configurations, but they had watches. Walked out with one. This was the Germantown, Tn. store.
     
  20. ales876 macrumors regular

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    I was checking today at our store in Munich, actually just to look if I made the right choice with the 44mm and asked the brave question if there was one in stock, she just smiled and said you should have come earlier.
     
  21. DDustiNN thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I went to my local store at about 2:30 and was able to get a SS gold Milanese and 256 gold Max. There were a ton of people there and I had to wait in line to get in. But before getting in line, they asked what you were looking for, checked stock, and reserved them for you. It was a really great system.

    My silver SS is still on backorder for October 5th. Though they did have that one too. But I decided I wanted to try the gold out and see if I like it.
     
  22. satchmo macrumors 68020

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    Which one costs more...Apple toys or a wife? :)
     
  23. M5RahuL macrumors 68030

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    Just walked into a TMobile store and picked up a Space Grey/Gray 44mm.. They had a bunch!
     
  24. Porterhouse macrumors 6502

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    I got one! I figured since it was after 3 pm, there wouldn’t be any chance, but I’m undoing it right now.
     
  25. Jason Hensley macrumors 6502a

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    The Best Buy I visited today had cellular models available
     

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