USA Apple store locations that had no walk-in launch stock on iPhone X?

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  1. jmpage2 macrumors 68040


    Sep 14, 2007
    In the meet-up forum for iPhone launches there were a couple of locations where it was reported that Apple employees greeted line waiters with the news that there was ZERO walk-in stock available and that they only had stock needed to fill scheduled orders.

    I believe one was in Delaware.

    Is anyone aware of this or could we use this thread to compile a list of Apple Stores where this happened?

    It would seem to be a pretty big deal for a corporate Apple store to have zero phones for walk-up purchase with what is inarguably one of the most important, if not THE most important, product launches they have had in years.
  2. geraldem macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2015
    yes regarding Delaware store. but was able to get walkin device at Atlantic City store. there are 6 different apple stores in about a 75 mile radius in Philly area. But Delaware store is the busiest by far since it is tax free.
  3. Joe Rossignol Editor

    Joe Rossignol

    Staff Member

    May 12, 2012
    It sounds like it's because Oregon, Delaware, New Hampshire, Montana, and Alaska don't charge sales tax.

    Montana isn't really affected because it has no Apple Stores.

    The rest seem to be, plus Washington since a reciprocity agreement generally allows Oregon residents to cross the state border and pay no sales tax there as well.

    Apple disallowing walk-in iPhone X purchases in these states as an anti-scalper measure seemingly.
  4. jmpage2 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Sep 14, 2007
    Interesting if that's the case.

    Have they done this with every launch? It seems that they could at least publicize this info to customers that in some cases waited all night only to be told they couldn't be serviced.

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