What happens if I don't pick up my reserved iPhone in-store?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by badlydrawnboy, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. badlydrawnboy macrumors 65816

    Oct 20, 2003
    Just got an order to go through via the iPhone app. I suppose I should be pleased, but I'd much rather have it delivered.

    If I do get through via ATT.com or Apple.com and place an order online, can I just not show up to the Apple store on June 24th? Is there any penalty (i.e. will I be charged)? Or do they just put the phone that was reserved for me back into the mix?
  2. Squid7085 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    No, Reserves are non-binding. Its really more of a way for Apple to make sure they have at least enough iPhones for the people that plan to show up. If you don't pick it up, they will just sell it to somebody that didn't reserve after a period of time.
  3. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007
    As it states in the email, if you don't pick it up by the closing of the store on June 24th, your reservation will be canceled and it will likely be sent into regular inventory, meaning it will probably be sold instantly.
  4. SDNikki macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2010
    I was thinking this too... However, do you suppose it will let you place an order online for delivery using the same line, if you already have a "reservation"?
  5. loganwhy macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2010
    Austin, TX
    I was curious about this too. I was wanting to get one on the 24th but I don't get paid until the 25th so I might have to wait until then.

    Does anyone know if I can schedule a reservation for the 25th?

    If not does anyone have any perspective on if they usually sell out on the first day. I live in Austin, TX to give a little location perspective.
  6. fishmd macrumors 68000


    Jun 18, 2008
    Sunny South Florida
    I almost reserved one in black even though I really want white and figured if over the next few days we hear more info about the white one coming soon, I would just order that one instead and not pick up the black one. The only problem with this though, is I think it might then make it so I could not order a white one at the discounted price because AT&T might see it as I already used my upgrade eligibility. Hum....:(
  7. gordian macrumors member

    May 3, 2010
    Yeah, because AT&T's system handled the "default" options flawlessly they've now added fancy order options. :rolleyes:

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