'The lucky ones'

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by shenfrey, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    I keep hearing that those who got the 24/4 release date are 'the lucky ones', however I can't speak for anyone else but I don't feel lucky. I just feel like I woke up early enough and was quick enough to press "order".

    Should I be feeling lucky, is there more to it ? How do you guys feel?
  2. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a


    Jul 5, 2007
    Kauai, HI
    I feel lucky that my number one choice that day was available for the earliest shipping window
  3. JohnApples macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2014
    I feel sorta lucky, partly because the shipping dates slipped extremely fast (especially for the SG). Another reason I feel lucky was because there was a phone number error when I was trying to check out, and I had to fix it which wasted valuable seconds. Despite this, I still got the earliest window.

    Also, I fell for the "Get it faster" button lol!
  4. sb22 macrumors 6502


    Aug 14, 2012
    Depends how you look at it. I guess we were the eager ones. I know most of my friends didn't even know when it was on preorder and now the interest is building everyone's pretty pissed about the June delivery time.
  5. CodeSpyder macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2010
    Orlando, FL
    Feel lucky. It was tough getting into the system to order the Watch.
  6. simsdaniel macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2012
    Sacramento, California
    "The Lucky Ones" are just the ones that knew to use the Apple Store App from what I have seen.

    I went straight to the SS w/ link bracelet at 12:01AM but it already had delayed shipping. I don't think this one ever even had a 4/24 ship date. I ended up buying the Milanese as I already planned on buying it and it had a 4/24 date then ordered the Link separately which arrives one week after my Watch with Milanese.
  7. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
    First I'm not one of the "lucky ones". The Apple Store did not come up on my iMac (refreshed constantly), iPhone or iPad (using the Apple Store app) until after 3 am EST. I ordered at the soonest possible moment (when it finally came up), selected it from my favorites, ordered and only made it into the second delivery window (May 13 - May 26). Soooo, I would have felt very lucky, indeed, if I had made it to the first delivery window.
  8. meyer1131 macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2008
  9. shenfrey thread starter macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010

    That sucks. It's strange that the store worked for only some people.
  10. caligurl, Apr 15, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2015

    caligurl macrumors 68030


    Jun 8, 2009
    i used the app, had all my info loaded, store app crashed, got my order in.... had 24th stated when i hit the button and ended up with later date in email confirmation....
  11. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Just so you know some people who ordered 2-3 minutes after you may have ended up with a May or June ship date. So yes, you ARE a lucky one.
  12. hnic247 macrumors member


    Jul 5, 2011
    Lindenwold, Nj
    Yea I feel lucky. I set up Apple pay 15 minutes before pre order and successfully received a 4/24 launch date with the Apple Store app. I got a 42 sport with the black band
  13. Wallabe, Apr 15, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2015

    Wallabe macrumors 6502a

    Mar 15, 2015
    You make your own luck. Want it on the 24th? You should have set your alarm clock. Same thing with anything else. You want it, you've got to put in the effort.

    Setup your credit card, addresses, etc. once it goes live, there's no time for hang-ups.
  14. sparkomatic macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    Leather strap and classic buckle for the fiancee ordered at 12:01am from the app and both had 4-6 week ship time which makes me wonder if either of these were 4/24 ship times.

    After placing my order, I saw that the rubber straps were still showing 4/24 ship times. Probably should have ordered those and then just bought the leather straps. Oh well.

    I'm hoping my ship time is over-estimated :)
  15. Goldfrapp, Apr 15, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2015

    Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    I'm sure you meant to write 'the chosen ones'.
  16. Sodner macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I guess I thought I was just prepared as best as I could be and quick. But after some of the stuff I've read I guess I was lucky. Two watches ordered in two different orders and both in the first delivery window. And no I did not buy 2 so I can return one. One's for the wife and the others for me.
  17. philbo7 macrumors regular


    Apr 10, 2015
    Ardmore, Oklahoma
    I agree with your premise (you make your own luck) but it's not as simple as setting your alarm clock. I didn't even go to bed until I ordered. Was refreshing both my Mac (Apple web site) and iPad (store app) and actually got into the web site while the store app still wasn't available. It was probably :03 when I finally got in. I did manually enter in my info which might have wasted a minute. My confirmation email was at :07. I was left with the 2nd wave (May 13-27). My original order page did show the 1st wave delivery times. This is my first pre-order. Wondering if previous Apple products hinged on whether you were in the first 2 or 3 minutes of the start time...
  18. Gooberton macrumors 65816

    Jun 20, 2010
    I also fell for that, cost me a min , also I saw Milanese 42 was 4/24-5/8 so I checked the SS white band to see if it was 4/24 flat out, it wasn't so went back to my Milanese 42 and hit purchase with my pre entered debit card.
    All said and done it was 12:03pst I got my email
    Yea I feel lucky punk
  19. stevenlau macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2015
    i do think I am lucky as I did not use the Apple Store App but using the online store (It wasn't available till 12:02). I still managed to get the 24/4 delivery date with my 38mm Sports Black model! :D
  20. Gooberton macrumors 65816

    Jun 20, 2010
    Nope, hinged on if you were in first hour or so, but site and app were down sometimes for 30-45 min at first only certain people could get through, then you would get all the way through and it would be error start over
    I knew to go right to the app
  21. Jstill71 macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2014
    300am eastern is when they went on sale
  22. Gooberton macrumors 65816

    Jun 20, 2010
    Not online. The app came online at 3:01, the site came on after that Mabey 3:03- 3:05
  23. philbo7 macrumors regular


    Apr 10, 2015
    Ardmore, Oklahoma
    My experience disagrees with your statement. My confirmation email was 7 minutes after the start time and I didn't make the 4/24 range. It hinged on the first 5 minutes.
  24. Mike Delta macrumors 6502

    Mike Delta

    Sep 12, 2014
    Not all watches had a 4/24 date. The link band for example was 4-6 weeks right off the bat. Many people got up on time and had no chance of getting the model they wanted because it never had a 4/24 date.
  25. rihia, Apr 15, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2015

    rihia macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia
    I'm in Australia and to me it seemed like the servers for the store had to connect in America, on my windows pc, MacBook Air and iPhone constantly refreshing I could only connect via the iPhone through the app after 10 mins the preorder started... I managed to get the second delivery but boy I was a bit stressed thinking the watch would have sold out.

    I think most of the "lucky ones" where you guys over in the U.S.!

    Anyone on here from Australia?

    Ps I ordered the 42mm black sport

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