(Watch S2) When might 'pick up in-store' become an option? On sale day?

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  1. Nick.haley macrumors member

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    Anyone know from experience when the greyed out / not clickable option of 'pick up in-store' becomes available on the Apple Store?

    Midnight London time? Midnight California Time?

    Stores are opening at 8am in London which of course is midnight there... so I'd have to queue and try and purchase online for pickup at once :rolleyes:
     
  2. robbo747 macrumors member

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    I'd be interested in the answer to this question too.
     
  3. CVC, Sep 15, 2016
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    I read (sorry, can't find where) that in store pick-up will be available starting Saturday. I'm hoping Best Buy or Target will have the option for launch day.

    Edit: just checked the Apple Store app and it said that in-store pickup will be available on Friday the 16th.
     
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    Hoping to grab one for pick up at my Apple Store. If not will order and wait:)
     
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    I asked an Apple advisor online and they couldn't tell me what time the system will allow to reserve for instore pickup. I suggested 6am but they said it could be earlier.
     
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    Maybe this is another 3am EST get up early deal?
     
  7. BrownManUPS macrumors 6502a

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    I spoke to an Apple salesperson on the phone. She said in the past the option has been available usually a "little while after" and that they typically keep stock for those who preordered first and walk-ins on launch day before they open it up for general pickup. Of course she also said "you never know this year." ... Per usual, Apple doesn't tell anyone anything so your best bet, if you really want one, is to check periodically beginning 12am PST tonight and in regular intervals thereafter.
     
  8. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

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    That's interesting because I don't think you could pre-order a watch for in-store pickup last week.
     
  9. Carac macrumors regular

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    In the past the in-store pickup option has started becoming available about an hour before the physical store opens.
     
  10. Nick.haley thread starter macrumors member

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    Certainly hasnt gone live at midnight UK time...
     
  11. troubleonline macrumors 65816

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    Nope ☹️
     
  12. Nick.haley thread starter macrumors member

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    Set the alarm early then ... :groan: (but at least we get to line up some something RIGHT?) ... does remind me of that article that came out about Angela Ahrendts and how she wanted to get rid of that part of the "experience" ... I mean surely it won't be great if the stores have hardly anything :/
     
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    What time is next alarm set for? I've gone for 3 and 6
     
  14. Nick.haley thread starter macrumors member

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    Gotta be 6. Haha can't be getting excited middle of the night! Good luck!
     
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    It's 8:45am Friday here in Japan and it still isn't an option
     
  16. Nick.haley thread starter macrumors member

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    Ohhh Crap! What time does the store open? 8am? Are you in a line or hoping to pickup and go down?
     
  17. pesos macrumors 6502a

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    Lol so I got up early and went to the Omotesando store but staff let me know they didn't have any editions... so I hopped the train to ginza but same story there... headed to shibuya and same deal again. So I'm still in line here to get my wife a stainless then I'm gonna head to the watch-only store in shinjuku just in case. Prolly gonna end up having to mail order and have my father in law bring the edition to the states for me
     
  18. Nick.haley thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, woah. Worrisome! So if you get a chance to go to the watch-only store that would be so great if they do have Editions, because that hopefully would point to there being Editions in London's/ watch-only store; Selfridges ... but again who knows
     
  19. pesos macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not getting my hopes up but I'll update either way. I ordered one for delivery in the US but we really want the suica enabled watches since we come to Japan so often
     
  20. Nick.haley thread starter macrumors member

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    Awesome. Thank you. Yeah have any or if they had any. But I hope you're lucky!
     
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    Here in the US they removed the available for pickup starting Friday the 16th and replaced it with not available for pick up. Don't know if that is in preparation for going available or if it's just going to be not available for awhile.
     
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    Similar to the iPad Pro 12.9" launch. They took down available for pickup the night before and then that morning I was able to order for pickup. I'm betting it's available for pickup tomorrow. It would make sense because it mean less congestion with all the iPhone pickups.
     
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    They're for sale in Australia now but the 'pickup in store' option is still greyed out. Might take a few days
     
  24. pesos macrumors 6502a

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    Watch only store has them on display but won't let me in lol. I have a reservation to come back this evening and try it out. But they don't appear to have any stock either.
     
  25. Carac, Sep 15, 2016
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    That happened for the iPhone 6 and other times as well. The "will be available for pickup" is always a placeholder until the day before when it becomes "unavilable" until near the time the physical store opens in the morning when stock has been logged into the system.
     

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