UK iPhone - Reservations

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by martymcr, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. martymcr macrumors member

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    #1
    I went into my local O2 store today (small town in Cheshire).

    I was able to reserve an iPhone and was assured they would hold it for me - can't get there until 7pm on launch night.

    Lets hope they stick to their word!!
     
  2. TheChillPill macrumors regular

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    I personally wouldn't rely on it - o2 retail are similar to Dixons, Currys etc in as much as they are poorly trained and will basically do anything for a sale. By telling you they'll keep one, they know you'll go there to buy yours - so if they don't sell out, it's at least one extra sale they wouldn't otherwise have (if that makes sense?).
     
  3. bigandy macrumors G3

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    let me be the second to say

    good luck with that.


    :p
     
  4. zed2 macrumors 6502a

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    I phoned my local O2 store (High Wycombe), and they said that they were not reserving any phones. It would be a first come first served basis on the 9th.

    ---Zed
     
  5. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    Mine said they had reached there allocation.

    So I think il be going to an apple store on launch night.
     
  6. Leemo macrumors 6502

    Leemo

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    Having worked in an o2 store I find that a bit of a generalisation - the store I worked in was great, everyone was very well trained and honest with customers.

    -Leemo
     
  7. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    I'm sure that's right Leemo but do you have any comment on the suggsestion that iPhones can be reserved?
     
  8. Frozentoast macrumors 6502

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  9. ibanana macrumors 6502

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    lie
     
  10. Leemo macrumors 6502

    Leemo

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    We were never really supposed to reserve phones full stop, but at my store we used to keep them for a few hours if people were popping down - no longer than that though.

    Stores have been told not to reserve iPhones for people - although your mileage is clearly going to differ with managers at different stores maybe diverting from the rules slightly.

    From what I've heard about stock allocation though you'll be fine with going to an o2 store on the day.

    -Leemo
     
  11. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the info Leemo. As suspected.
     

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