UK Apple online reserve?

Marco123

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 14, 2012
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I have tried for the last three days to reserve an ip5 using the online store reserve system. But I have not received one email to make me aware of any in-stock.
I know that you need to make a new order each morning and if there is one in stock then you receive the email but it's an extremely frustrating system because it's the only way to get one in-store but there is no way for them to alert you when more arrive.
What time do you usually receive the email if you get one reserved?
 

clukas

macrumors 6502a
May 3, 2010
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I have tried for the last three days to reserve an ip5 using the online store reserve system. But I have not received one email to make me aware of any in-stock.
I know that you need to make a new order each morning and if there is one in stock then you receive the email but it's an extremely frustrating system because it's the only way to get one in-store but there is no way for them to alert you when more arrive.
What time do you usually receive the email if you get one reserved?
I spoke to apple about this, and whenever the reservation system is live, it means they are getting new stock. The computer then selects (randomly apparently) those lucky people who get an iPhone. If the reservation system is switched off as it was saturday, then they are out of stock and are not expecting any. The Apple sales person said that they themselves have no clue when they get new delivers and that only manager knew.
 

dancarney

macrumors newbie
Sep 13, 2012
16
0
Trying to get one for the wife - put in two reservations today at two different stores. Both came back positive with emails to arrange collection!

Luck of the draw.
 

bandofbrothers

macrumors 601
Oct 14, 2007
4,773
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Uk
Trying to get one for the wife - put in two reservations today at two different stores. Both came back positive with emails to arrange collection!

Luck of the draw.

Stores ?
Colour and gb ?
Contract or sim free ?

Oh and well done.

This is my 5th attempt

:D
 

dancarney

macrumors newbie
Sep 13, 2012
16
0
Manchester Arndale & Trafford Centre

16GB Black
Contract Upgrade

Just lucky, I guess.
 

Chic0

macrumors 6502
Jan 16, 2008
344
9
UK
After a week of trying, I finally got an email from Apple at 730pm saying they have an iphone reserved for me! Only remembered to do it today at 11am.

Basingstoke
iphone 5 white 32gb
Sim free
 

Chic0

macrumors 6502
Jan 16, 2008
344
9
UK
UPDATE: Just realised I pasted the wrong serial into the online checker. Just copied the serial from my new iphone. details below......

Week 38
Factory C3 China
 
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dancarney

macrumors newbie
Sep 13, 2012
16
0
Mine (arrived Oct 1st) is a week 39 - absolutely flawless.

Collected the wife's iPhone 5 today, and that's a week 38 - there are a couple of very small marks where the body joins the sim tray. Have to look carefully in the right light to see them, but wife wasn't bothered.