Other When does the Apple Store update for release date walk-in inventory?

DDustiNN

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I have a watch for October 5th delivery, and a second phone for in-store pickup at an Apple Store that’s farther away than my usual. If there’s a chance I can get walk-in inventory and order for pickup at the closer location, I’d do that and cancel the current orders.

What time should I check the website?

Or is this even a thing? Can you order on release day, or are they strictly for walk-in customers?
 

STOCK411

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I have a watch for October 5th delivery, and a second phone for in-store pickup at an Apple Store that’s farther away than my usual. If there’s a chance I can get walk-in inventory and order for pickup at the closer location, I’d do that and cancel the current orders.

What time should I check the website?

Or is this even a thing? Can you order on release day, or are they strictly for walk-in customers?
Im doing what I did last year....

someone can correct me if I am wrong but they update the "stock" online around 6AM is local time.... So I will either reserve a phone early sat morning at my local apple store, or get in line an hour or two before they open and snag a phone (i only waited 1.5 hours the Sat after launch day last year and was able to get an X) The line was like 65% smaller than the day before
 

DDustiNN

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You should be able to walk in any time tomorrow and seek to purchase, even though you may have to wait in line a while.
Well sure but that’s not what I was asking... I’m wondering if their website gets updated with in-store inventory and I can order it for pickup, so I can go to the store that’s closer to me. If they don’t have it, I won’t go, and I’ll go to the farther one where my pre-order is waiting.
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Im doing what I did last year....

someone can correct me if I am wrong but they update the "stock" online around 6AM is local time.... So I will either reserve a phone early sat morning at my local apple store, or get in line an hour or two before they open and snag a phone (i only waited 1.5 hours the Sat after launch day last year and was able to get an X) The line was like 65% smaller than the day before
Why Saturday? Are you saying the inventory won’t be updated until then, and the Friday stock is strictly for walk-in customers?
 

BasicGreatGuy

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Well sure but that’s not what I was asking... I’m wondering if their website gets updated with in-store inventory and I can order it for pickup, so I can go to the store that’s closer to me. If they don’t have it, I won’t go, and I’ll go to the farther one where my pre-order is waiting.
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Why Saturday? Are you saying the inventory won’t be updated until then, and the Friday stock is strictly for walk-in customers?
Yea, you should be able to do that although if I remember right, last year several stores had delays with displaying correct store inventory for part of the day last year.
 

DDustiNN

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Yea, you should be able to do that although if I remember right, last year several stores had delays with displaying correct store inventory for part of the day last year.
I see. So I guess just keep checking after 6am. Well that’s a start! Haha
 

STOCK411

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Well sure but that’s not what I was asking... I’m wondering if their website gets updated with in-store inventory and I can order it for pickup, so I can go to the store that’s closer to me. If they don’t have it, I won’t go, and I’ll go to the farther one where my pre-order is waiting.
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Why Saturday? Are you saying the inventory won’t be updated until then, and the Friday stock is strictly for walk-in customers?


Reserving a phone online to pickup tomorrow will be extremely hard. You will have better luck reserving for pickup sat (again I THINK they update stock online around 6 am)
 

DDustiNN

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6:09 and still nothing. The watch changed to “order” but no store pickup available. The phone still says “pre-order” and also has no store pickup. I’ll keep checking periodically.
 

Arni99

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6:09 and still nothing. The watch changed to “order” but no store pickup available. The phone still says “pre-order” and also has no store pickup. I’ll keep checking periodically.
Here in Austria it's 12:11 p.m. and still not available for store pickup. Perhaps not sufficient quantities available yet.
 

DDustiNN

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Guess I’ll just make the longer drive today. The closer store is half the distance but didn’t have it available at the time I ordered. Better than waiting 2 weeks like my watch I guess!
 
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