Waiting list email, what time does it come?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Kibbe17, May 12, 2010.

  1. Kibbe17 macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2010
    I am on the waiting list for apple to hold a 32gb wifi+3g when my turn is ready. I have gotten the "We'll be in touch soon about your iPad" email (Monday) and was wondering what time exactly is the email is sent out. Does it come right when the store opens? Or as soon as they get the shipment? Do they get the shipments right when they open? Or possibly before they open?

    What time did you get your email telling you that you have 24 hours to pick up your reserved iPad?
  2. geekmommy4 macrumors 6502


    Feb 10, 2008
    I got the message at 8:08am saying that my iPad was available for pickup.
  3. JeffMorse macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010
    I'm in the Los Angeles area. I added myself to a list on the 4th, and another on the 5th. Today I got both notices. One around 9:0am, the other at 2:42pm.
  4. DJY macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2003
    Canberra AUST
    I think it is location dependant...
    Florida Mall told me yesterday - they often don't get their daily shipment (if indeed they receive any) until mid to late morning.

    I ordered yesterday morning in person....
    received my "we'll be in touch soon" quite quickly...
    and hopefully will be able to tell you what time I receive a confirmation email (ideally) tomorrow or Friday!
  5. jettie1767 macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2003
    New Jersey, USA
  6. shady825 macrumors 68000


    Oct 8, 2008
    Area 51
    When I was on the list I was calling the store everyday asking if they had gotten the shipment for that day.
    I happened to call the day I got my iPad. I called at 10:30am. They had already received the shipment for that day so I thought I was out of luck but at about 4:30pm same day i got the email.
    Point being, Im pretty sure there is some "processing or sorting" that goes on after the shipment arrives. The store actually notifies you I think. It's not automated directly from Apple if that makes sense..
    If your store already got the shipment for the day I would say you still have a chance. I got my email 6 hours after the store received the shipment.

    EDIT: Just checked my saved emails. Reservation was placed on 4/22 6:12pm
    Received pick up email on 4/27 3:55pm
  7. Nikos macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2008
    New York
    Thanks for the info everyone, I was wondering about this as well. Waiting to receive this magical email.
  8. DrMaturin macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2008
    10:56 AM yesterday eastern time for me. A pleasant surprise since I only put myself on the list the day before.
  9. yukio macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
  10. luckymother macrumors newbie


    Aug 21, 2008
    I'm in northern California (Santa Rosa). I called the Apple Store yesterday day at 9:18 am to order a second 64GB 3g iPad. I received an email at 11:07 am saying that it was in, picked it up at noon.

    I ordered the 1st iPad on May 6 and received it may 10. Wife did want one until she played with mine.
  11. DJY macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2003
    Canberra AUST
    12.26pm today.
    ordered from Florida Mall on Tues.

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