Carrier Strategy to get your iphone 5s

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  1. jamesapp macrumors 6502a

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    Hello,
    Just curious what a good stategy to get my iphone 5s is?

    Like what is the best way to get an iphone 5s if when they announce it?
     
  2. swish2351 macrumors 6502

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  3. Motherload0211 macrumors member

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    Options....

    1. Pre order from Apple online for the 30 day return policy.

    2. Stand in a long line at any Apple store for the release

    3. Make an appointment for the iPhone at any Apple store

    4. Go and stand in line to one of the Carriers. Only 14 day return policy

    5. Wait until the reviews are out, than buy at the Apple online store


    Options 1 and 3 are best
     
  4. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Preorder from Apple and wait at home comfortably for your iPhone delivery.
     
  5. justabrake, Aug 24, 2013
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    I have the apple store app with my CC hooked up and READY :p

    one more thing is it's better to use a CC then a debit card, I believe it is !
     
  6. Cody21 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple Store app and my credit card. Just pre-order and wait.
     
  7. bigcstyle4 macrumors 6502

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    Last year preorders sold out very quickly. I preordered at 5 AM (they started at 3 AM eastern) and I didn't get the phone until a week after launch, while they were available at two Apple Stores to just walk in and buy. If you're planning on preordering, make sure you get on immediately.
     
  8. boshii macrumors 68040

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    That's the hardest part. That 3 AM EST lockup is killer.
     
  9. AFDoc, Aug 24, 2013
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    AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    Really? You're asking what's the best way to buy a product you wish to have..... I do worry.
    I say buy your phone online with the apple store app. Best way IMHO

    Guess the saying is true, common sense isn't very common.
     
  10. radiologyman macrumors 6502

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    The strategy is to get in on the launch day. I'm on AT&T premiere and for several years I was not able to order it through AT&T on launch day as premier servers crush under overload. Apple.com servers are slowing down considerably and it may take several hours until one can get trough. Apple store app is probably the best way.
     
  11. AFDoc, Aug 24, 2013
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    AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    Yes, apple store app is what I used for my i5's. Was in and out of the app with my purchases and sat back and laughed at all the people posting here on MR about the servers crashing ect.

    Don't hold your breath.... hp jack will be on bottom.
     
  12. apple-pride macrumors member

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    I was just going to wait in line at the local Apple store. I want to be number one so I think I will leave two days prior.

    I have never waited in line before so I think it will be fun. Especially if the headphone jack will be at the top this time!
     
  13. r3m1 macrumors regular

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    Are you serious? Its been a long time since people have been standing in line at any apple store for a product. In Europe, you can walk into any Apple store on a launch day without having to claw your way through people.

    These days are gone.
     
  14. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    1, Be Patient.

    2, Wait for the early adopters to start providing feedback.

    3, Walk into my Uk Local Apple Store and buy it Unlocked and Open to all ....Networks, if I like whats under its hood.

    :D
     
  15. Gary500 macrumors regular

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    I walked in last year on launch day and there was barely a line. All the people who preordered got it way later. :D:p
     
  16. Robster3 macrumors 68000

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    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::eek:
     
  17. bigcstyle4 macrumors 6502

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    Sadly this is true. I don't think I would preorder again.
     
  18. Motherload0211 macrumors member

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    Yes I am. Some stores have long lines and others perhaps do not. Luck of the draw. In the USA, florida last year, some Apple stores had some long lines at the first opening. You are in Europe so your post was not accurate for all.
     
  19. boshii macrumors 68040

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    Personally, I prefer the convenience of having the phone delivered to my door over having to go to my Apple store.

    I can wait a few extra hours.
     
  20. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    I prefer to walk in to an apple store as I like to check the phone for scratches or scuffs before walking out again. People seemed to have many build quality issues with scratches and scuffs last time.
     
  21. HM Apple macrumors member

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    On line with apple app. Kind of fun to wait for the store to re-open at launch, then with account #'s pre loaded, it can be ordered and confirmed in less than a minute. Sometimes the first stock for immediate delivery sells out quickly, and when that happens can go to two weeks availability. Be ready at 12:01 AM Cupertino time.
     
  22. apple-pride macrumors member

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    Can't you order online, pick up in store and cut everyone in line?
     
  23. Sc5sdanny macrumors newbie

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    What about when purchasing from tmobile? Is is better to buy at the store or online?
     
  24. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    This. I waited over night at my local Apple store for the iPhone 4. I'm glad I did it, lots of fun, etc. However, I wouldn't do it again.
     
  25. Kealohilani macrumors 6502

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    I'll be waking up at 2:30 am local time to preorder online. Part of the fun of the experience is fighting with servers to finally get your order in. Also, can't miss the opportunity to obsessively check tracking numbers and the ordered/shipped thread.
     

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