even if you pre-order, wont you still be waiting in line?
If you were to pre-order on the 15th and arrange to pick it up in the store...
Wouldnt you still have to wait in line? I cant imagine what the lines are going to look like and it probably wont be moving at a fast rate. And who knows if the Apple stores are going to have enough inventory for everyone in line.
So what are the benefits of pre-ordering if you have to wait in line and if they sell out by the time you get in the store?
Is is better to have it delivered???
- 06-08-2010, 01:38 PM #2
If you order online, you can pick up at the store and they usually allow you to go right on in and pick it up, bypassing the line. The best part is you can take it home and activate it yourself. I am still debating about waiting online or pre-ordering and getting it there. It depends on the money situation.
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- 06-08-2010, 02:01 PM #4iPhone Newbie
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With as smooth as the rsvp went for my iPad in store, I will be going that same route.
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- 06-08-2010, 04:52 PM #11
If it's anything like when I pre-ordered my iPad go and get it in store. If you preorder I beleive they have two lines one for preorders and the other longer line for people waiting to get it. So if you preorder you wont have to worry about the phones selling out unless you don't pick it up in time. They charged my card 3 days before my iPad arrived. The problem with having it delivered is if there's alot to be delivered you may have to wait for your delivery. So people standing in line might get it before you
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- 06-09-2010, 01:16 PM #18
My wife is currently on a Verizon month to month, and I can upgrade my 3GS for $18, so I want to buy 2, one for her and one for me. With her being a new ATT customer, do I need to go to an ATT store or can I still pick them up and activate them at home through iTunes?
- 06-09-2010, 05:07 PM #19iPhone Newbie
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Probably a stupid question...
I too am new to the "pre-order game". This will be my first year pre-ordering an iPhone and I am thrilled! Only problem is Pay Day for me is the 17th and pre-orders start on the 15th... will I still be able to pre-order the phone two days later, or does Apple put a limit on pre-orders and I run the risk of not being able to pre-order?
Thanks in advance for the probably-stupid-clarification!
- 06-09-2010, 05:24 PM #20
Obviously if you could pre-order, and have it delivered before you even woke up, everyone would have it delivered to them versus picking it up.
But, UPS delivers until 7 or 8p.m. I believe, and some people just don't want to wait for the delivery.
UPS delivers around 2 at my house...I don't mind waiting until then.
But if what you say is true, looks like everyone will have to wait for the delivery or not pre-order and still end up waiting...but in line.
- 06-09-2010, 05:28 PM #21
Pre-orders will continue until it's release the following Friday, the 25th.
If I remember correctly, these ship directly from the factory in China.
So if you ordered it on the week of the release, I'm sure you'd have a less chance of it being delivered on it's release day. But since you're ordering it the Friday before, you should be fine for release date delivery.
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