1. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    I remember this from last year's launch of the 5. People were going online at 12:01am and purchasing online for in- store pickup the next morning.

    I am happy to report that I had success already this afternoon... as did the gentleman ahead of me. Got lucky late in the afternoon: purchased online for in- store pickup, had new phone in hand an hour later. Now setting up 64GB 5s in space gray.

    Crazy: with 5 in one hand and5s in the other, the 5 has five circles of signal strength... The 5s has... Three. ?????
    09-23-2013 09:10 PM
  2. BLiNK's Avatar
    haha, nice find and congrats!
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    09-23-2013 09:30 PM
  3. mrnserv's Avatar
    After a terrible disappointment of thinking I was getting a Sept 20 store pick-up from Best buy, I ended up ordering online from Apple for AT&T 64GB space gray on Friday and was on the 7-10 business day shipping list.

    This morning I saw option for Apple store personal pick-up opening up and found a couple stores with stock but 4 hours away, no go. Tried again this evening around 5-5:30pm and found at least 2 local Apple stores with stock. Had to cancel online order to release number for upgrade order and 1 1/2 hours later was in line at Apple store waiting for pick-up with a line of probably 10-15 people for personal pick-up and maybe 10 people for "maybe I'll get lucky and they will have one in stock I want" waiting. Luckily I was number 3 in line and with in 30 minutes I was able to walk out with an iPhone 5s, 2 weeks earlier than I was expecting from my online order.

    If you are lucky enough to have an Apple store nearby or more than one, keep checking for store stock and the personal pick-up option and maybe you will get lucky, it worked for me.
    09-24-2013 12:06 AM
  4. Peligro911's Avatar
    I did this last year with the iPhone 5
    09-24-2013 12:48 AM
  5. swarlos's Avatar
    I have a question about this. My Apple store is going to have 32 GB silver for Verizon but the website won't let me purchase it full retail.

    Will I be able to go in tomorrow and buy it at full price?


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    09-24-2013 12:58 AM
  6. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    I have a question about this. My Apple store is going to have 32 GB silver for Verizon but the website won't let me purchase it full retail.

    Will I be able to go in tomorrow and buy it at full price?


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    Has anyone given you an explanation for why it won't work? It is common - lots of buyers who don't have upgrades.

    I did just that. VZW phone at full price. It auto- checks for upgrade- if you're not eligible (I'm not) it gives you full price. On Apple.com. Should work the same way on the app, but that hung up in processing, so I used Apple.com.

    You can reserve for in-store pick up if you have already completed the purchase online and chosen in- store pickup (it lets you do this only if there is a device available at that moment). You can try your luck at the store without buying for pickup, but that is a crapshoot if others get there first.
    09-24-2013 01:51 AM
  7. swarlos's Avatar
    Has anyone given you an explanation for why it won't work? It is common - lots of buyers who don't have upgrades.

    I did just that. VZW phone at full price. It auto- checks for upgrade- if you're not eligible (I'm not) it gives you full price. On Apple.com. Should work the same way on the app, but that hung up in processing, so I used Apple.com.

    You can reserve for in-store pick up if you have already completed the purchase online and chosen in- store pickup (it lets you do this only if there is a device available at that moment). You can try your luck at the store without buying for pickup, but that is a crapshoot if others get there first.
    Thing is I am eligible but I don't want to upgrade because of my grandfathered unlimited data. Is there a way to circumvent it on the website?


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    09-24-2013 01:59 AM
  8. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    Thing is I am eligible but I don't want to upgrade because of my grandfathered unlimited data. Is there a way to circumvent it on the website?


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    Ahh, that makes sense. I'm not sure there is a bypass for that. There's no point in the process where it says" you have an upgrade- do you want to use it for this purchase?" (I didn't have an upgrade to decline, so, it wouldn't ask me. You may have to do that in person. Ugh- sorry!
    09-24-2013 02:31 AM
  9. Peligro911's Avatar
    Thing is I am eligible but I don't want to upgrade because of my grandfathered unlimited data. Is there a way to circumvent it on the website?


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    You might have to reserve it and let it think it's a upgrade and select option to pay In store then when you get there explain to them your buying full retail
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    09-24-2013 02:32 AM
  10. Peligro911's Avatar
    Thing is I am eligible but I don't want to upgrade because of my grandfathered unlimited data. Is there a way to circumvent it on the website?


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    Maybe select a another number on your account that does not have a upgrade so that way it gives you the full retail price ?
    09-24-2013 02:32 AM
  11. swarlos's Avatar
    You might have to reserve it and let it think it's a upgrade and select option to pay In store then when you get there explain to them your buying full retail
    Ok cool I'll try that thanks Peligro!


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    09-24-2013 02:33 AM
  12. swarlos's Avatar
    Maybe select a another number on your account that does not have a upgrade so that way it gives you the full retail price ?
    Only have one number LOL.


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    09-24-2013 02:33 AM
  13. Peligro911's Avatar
    Only have one number LOL.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    Ok then I would try my first suggestion lol
    09-24-2013 02:34 AM
  14. swarlos's Avatar
    Ahh, that makes sense. I'm not sure there is a bypass for that. There's no point in the process where it says" you have an upgrade- do you want to use it for this purchase?" (I didn't have an upgrade to decline, so, it wouldn't ask me. You may have to do that in person. Ugh- sorry!
    Haha it's all good! 😄


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    09-24-2013 02:34 AM
  15. swarlos's Avatar
    Ok so I tried to do it but once I get to checkout the pickup option is grayed out and says in store purchase only but on the 5S page where you can choose the models availability says Today for my Apple store.

    What gives? LOL.


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    09-24-2013 02:57 AM
  16. Peligro911's Avatar
    Ok so I tried to do it but once I get to checkout the pickup option is grayed out and says in store purchase only but on the 5S page where you can choose the models availability says Today for my Apple store.

    What gives? LOL.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    Might be gone I remember doing those and you have to be quick
    09-24-2013 02:59 AM
  17. swarlos's Avatar
    Might be gone I remember doing those and you have to be quick
    Dang. Still going to go early tomorrow LOL.


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    09-24-2013 03:00 AM
  18. Peligro911's Avatar
    Dang. Still going to go early tomorrow LOL.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    Ah I know the apple store your going too .. Good luck
    09-24-2013 03:02 AM
  19. swarlos's Avatar
    Ah I know the apple store your going too .. Good luck
    Thanks LOL. Went there Friday morning at 8 already knew there was going to be a huge line don't know if you remember the mall layout but it stretched almost down to American Eagle. Of course they only had space gray LOL.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    09-24-2013 03:06 AM
  20. Peligro911's Avatar
    Thanks LOL. Went there Friday morning at 8 already knew there was going to be a huge line don't know if you remember the mall layout but it stretched almost down to American Eagle. Of course they only had space gray LOL.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    I went there once and seen the line outside and i went to Verizon on blackstone and no one was there and walked in and out in 5 min at 10am on launch day lol
    09-24-2013 03:07 AM
  21. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    Thanks LOL. Went there Friday morning at 8 already knew there was going to be a huge line don't know if you remember the mall layout but it stretched almost down to American Eagle. Of course they only had space gray LOL.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    Good luck tomorrow!!!
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    09-24-2013 03:08 AM
  22. swarlos's Avatar
    I went there once and seen the line outside and i went to Verizon on blackstone and no one was there and walked in and out in 5 min at 10am on launch day lol
    Haha yeah should have did that! I also went to Best Buy right after and supposedly had Gold in stock so I waited then got inside and the guy who told they had it said they miscounted :/ so I ordered one but really want silver.


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    09-24-2013 03:10 AM
  23. swarlos's Avatar
    Good luck tomorrow!!!
    Thanks 😄


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    09-24-2013 03:10 AM
  24. Peligro911's Avatar
    Haha yeah should have did that! I also went to Best Buy right after and supposedly had Gold in stock so I waited then got inside and the guy who told they had it said they miscounted :/ so I ordered one but really want silver.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    Bestbuy in river park is a trap nobody knows how to use the roundabout lol
    09-24-2013 03:11 AM
  25. swarlos's Avatar
    Bestbuy in river park is a trap nobody knows how to use the roundabout lol
    OMG yes! Hate that thing so much! This ain't Europe haha.


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    09-24-2013 03:13 AM
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