Time to cancel online order?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Marco123, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Marco123 macrumors 6502a

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    I want to buy a 5S on release but I am unable to make it to an apple store until 5PM due to work commitments.
    If I order online at midnight but happen to purchase one at the apple store that evening would I still be able to cancel the online order orcisvthere a chance that it would be to late to cancel?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Ryan Burgess macrumors 6502

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    I highly doubt you'll get an iPhone 5s at 5pm on launch day, so I'd order online and just wait the extra 3 days or so for delivery.

    Idk about the cancellation times though.
     
  3. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    I'd be more worried about your upgrade date changing than an order cancellation. There's always a return policy if you do not cancel it in time.
     
  4. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I'm also going to assume you probably won't be able to get one at 5pm on launch day..
     
  5. OneMike macrumors 601

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    We also may be surprised so who knows. They could have tremendous stock.

    I really don't think 5C is a failure. With that stock who knows.
     
  6. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    No.

    I posted a thread about this, as others have too. If you order online, your upgrade will be "utilized" when your order is placed and confirmed well within a few hours of placing it. Having the upgrade restored is a difficult and time consuming process, and may threaten your ability to pick one up in store later that day.
     
  7. Kurso macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure if they have phones in stock they can grab a phone and cancel the online order but if you order online why go through the hassle? The stores will be a zoo.

    Of course I'm making the assumption that if you order online they will have a phone for you in a reasonable amount of time. It would not surprise me if stores get the bulk of the inventory and online orders ship a week later.
     
  8. ant1298 macrumors 6502

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    Speaking from the UK, I spoke to some employees in the Apple store and they had little idea on stock levels but assured me if I wasn't there in the morning my chances of getting a 5s were slim to none. They couldn't comment on restocking either. Just my 2 cents on picking them up.

    So for the OP, I'd order online and wait :)

    Anthony
     
  9. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    What size you going for? If you want the 64gb version you may still be in luck by 5. If not either order and wait on the delivery or take a sickie!
     
  10. infernohellion macrumors 6502

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    Was told that as well last year but I dropped by after work and there was still stock. Didn't get anything tho as I pre-ordered online. Too bad that isn't an option this year.
     

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