When where you able to pull the trigger on your pre-order?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Technodynamic, Apr 12, 2015.

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when did you get your apple watch order in?

  1. ordered between 3:01am - 3:05am

    89 vote(s)
    80.9%
  2. ordered between 3:05am - 3:10am

    10 vote(s)
    9.1%
  3. ordered between 3:10am - 3:20am

    5 vote(s)
    4.5%
  4. ordered after 3:20am on launch day

    6 vote(s)
    5.5%
  1. Technodynamic, Apr 12, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2015

    Technodynamic macrumors 6502

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  2. AustinBoilers macrumors newbie

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    I set my alarm for 2:59am. Logged onto the Apple Store app on my iPhone, refreshed until the watch was up, used the "favorites" link to go right to the watch checkout, used Apple Pay, went back to sleep at 3:02am. April 24 - May 8 ship date.
     
  3. KPOM macrumors G5

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    You may want to clarify that the times above are Eastern, not Pacific. I set 2 alarms and managed to sleep through both of them. I woke up around 5:00am EDT but still got a 4/24-5/8 shipping window on the stainless steel with Classic Band.
     
  4. Sludgepond macrumors regular

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  5. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    Did mine on the way home from a night shift on the train. Used the apple app, put in my card security code. Order went through at 08.24 am (UK). Got 24/4-8/5 delivery date despite being 23 minutes late.
     
  6. Technodynamic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    good point... put a note on the first post.
     
  7. edlex macrumors 68000

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    My confirmation email was time stamped 3:03am eastern time so I guess I must placed the order through the Apple Store app within the first minute or so. SS 42mm w/Milanese loop with a 4/24-5/8 shipping. I was waking up every hour until about 2:40am and just stayed awake refreshing the app until the site came up. Went to favorites and could barely see but managed to press buy now, entered store password, card security number and completed purchase. Then proceeded to binge on macrumors for another 2 hours.
     
  8. uwdude macrumors 6502a

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    I needed to use a gift card, and not really knowing if trying to get it applied the next day would work or screw up the order (large gift card of $450, so I wanted to use it for sure), I had to use the website. I think it came up around 3:05-3:06, something like that, and my confirmation email says 3:08. So basically using the gift card and website screwed me out of the April date, I'm in the May 13-26 group. I'm hoping that because I'm presumably one of the first in that group that I may get moved up. I ordered the SS with black sport band.
     
  9. JulesK macrumors 6502

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    Same, except it was 4:00am Eastern for me. Fortunate that it was my first choice.
     
  10. Technodynamic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ~80% of the people here were in the first 4 minutes. Makes sense, we knew best!
     
  11. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    It didn't help me any, still have a May 13th ship date. :(
     
  12. Teach4 macrumors 6502

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    My order is stamped 1:09. I just kept checking back on the Apple Store app on my iPhone.
     
  13. nwlondonlad macrumors 6502a

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    SS Black sport band 08:04 (UK time) April 24th
    SG Black sport band 08:05 (UK time) May

    1 minute makes a hell of a difference
     
  14. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    I woke up about an hour before orders went live (8am here), but it was about 8:05 when I managed to get in front of a computer to order.

    I very quickly looked through what was available (I was on the fence between several models), saw that the 42mm/SS/Space Black link had been pushed back until June which made my decision much easier. Went straight in for the Classic Buckle which still had 24/04-08/05 delivery estimates.

    Managed to complete checkout in about 5 minutes, got the email confirmation almost immediately after.
     
  15. 3rdiguy macrumors 6502a

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  16. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    3:01 and I'm still getting 4-6 weeks. I think those who ordered within the first minute should get priority shipping.
     
  17. RiddlaBronc macrumors 6502a

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    Ordered placed at 3:03 for a space grey 42mm black sport band
    4/24-5/8
     
  18. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

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    order placed at 00:03 (PDT) and delivery dates offered at the time was May 13 - 27
     

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