What's your biggest preordering concern?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BeyondtheTech, Jun 14, 2010.

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What's your biggest preordering concern?

  1. I don't have any concerns, it's going to happen no matter what.

    24 vote(s)
    22.4%
  2. You don't get the approval from your spouse, parent, or significant other.

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  3. You won't get the color you want.

    18 vote(s)
    16.8%
  4. You won't get the capacity you want.

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  5. Your credit card or debit card won't authorize the charge.

    9 vote(s)
    8.4%
  6. You find out your not really eligible for the right price.

    10 vote(s)
    9.3%
  7. You don't get paid or properly funded tomorrow.

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  8. It will be sold out by the time you preorder.

    20 vote(s)
    18.7%
  9. The Apple Store website will be overloaded.

    20 vote(s)
    18.7%
  10. You got on the wrong queue or place to preorder.

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  1. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

    BeyondtheTech

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    #1
    Admit it. You're excited and you're still not going to receive it for a week and a half. But, in the back of your mind, you've got this gnawing concern, don't you? With so many variables at play, something could go wrong...
     
  2. NYY FaN macrumors 6502

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    #2
    I need to order 2 iphones for 2 eligible lines and I need them shipped to LA where I will be visiting family.. concerns up the *** for me
     
  3. wingnut8 macrumors 65816

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    #3
    My concern is having to see another thread about preorders.
     
  4. DaftDrunk macrumors regular

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    #4
    No actual concerns, just a personal one. I hope I'm awake when the FedEx guy knocks!
     
  5. mbsaeger macrumors 6502

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    #5
    My concern is that preorders on apple online are taken before 10am EST because after that I won't be home to order it!
     
  6. JayDude132 macrumors 6502

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    that i wont be holding an iphone in my hands on the 24th. I better be! I dont know if i should go the route of getting it shipped to my house or ordering from Radio Shack. RS seemed like a good deal until now, they are all saying they are unsure if they will DEFINITELY be there on the 24th now or not. And i dont want to risk not being home when FedEx arrives at my house though...
     
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603

    rgarjr

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    #7
    Owned
     
  8. emaja macrumors 68000

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    #8
    My biggest concern is that someone will screw up and I will lose my unlimited data.
     
  9. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    #9
    I'm pre-ordering, getting up at 8 AM, and going downstairs at 8:30. Then I will wait until however long it takes for the FedEx guy to come.

    While most people will be camping out at the Apple Store, I'll be camping out in my living room.
     
  10. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    #10
    I actually want the white one this time and apparently there won't be any. I'll have to decide at the time what to do. It's not that I don't like the black model, it's just I'd like to switch it up after two black phones.
     
  11. Kyliec89 macrumors member

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    I am concerned that I wont be able to use the 250 dollar gift card I got as a gift to buy the iPhone with. Well meaning girlfriend didn't know it wouldn't be easier to use cash.
     
  12. Goaliegeek macrumors 6502a

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    #12
    Thing I'm worried about is if I am able to buy unsubsidized. I have a little less than a year left on my current AT&T contract and don't want to renew. I'm happy with paying full blow $599, but when I did a 'test buy' with a 3GS (went through the ordering process but didn't actually buy) for grins, there wasn't an option for full price. just upgrade options. Any ideas?
     
  13. Built macrumors 68020

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  14. citron230 macrumors 6502a

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    #14
    no $h!t. I can't take it anymore. :rolleyes:
     
  15. apple3g040193 macrumors 6502

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    Heres an idea dont click on them just saying.
     
  16. wingnut8 macrumors 65816

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    #16
    But there aren't any other threads to click on...
     
  17. BeyondtheTech thread starter macrumors 68020

    BeyondtheTech

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    #17
    There's always the "New Thread" button. ROFL
     
  18. Geckotek macrumors G3

    Geckotek

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    #18
    ^THIS^
     
  19. billy3785 macrumors regular

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    #19
    my concern is honestly picking the right way to preorder.

    if i go through apple i will have to wait in lines til who knows when starting god knows how early.

    i cant have it shipped because i go into work at 1pm, plus fedex doesnt deliver to my apartment door, they deliver to our concierge who takes their sweet time getting us packages

    picking up at the att store means i have to wait til friday.

    so i am leaning with just dealing with the apple store
     
  20. walds11 macrumors 6502a

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    #20
  21. MnkyPwz macrumors member

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    #21
    Just curious, for all those concerned about not being home when FedEx arrives. Why not simply do the pre-sign option. I did this with my Mac Pro last year and it worked great. Simply print the sheet sign it, tape it to your door, and Viola.

    Now of course this option should be avoided if you live in an apartment building or the like, but otherwise you should be ok.
     
  22. Figbash Acrobat macrumors 6502a

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    #22
    Ditto.

    That and GUILT :( from me lady who is just getting my old 3G (her first iPhone, doesn't really want this one, admits she won't appreciate it).
     
  23. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    #23
    My mom forgot her premiere account password. Im worried apple will ask for account info and ill get screwed.
     
  24. Ramphex macrumors 6502

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    #24
    my biggest concern is that I'll fall asleep before the genius apple web-designers that get paid like 100k a year will update the store.
     
  25. Figbash Acrobat macrumors 6502a

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    #25
    I would be too. Happened with me iPad. But I finally got the manager to refund the gift card (in ca$h) and then used my credit card to pay. Was angry, then sad, then happy! Good luck.
     

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