No good deed goes unpunished.
In response to trying to order, I have received the following from Apple:
Thanks for starting your iPhone purchase online. To finish the process, come to the store you selected and look for a Concierge in an orange shirt. We'll help you complete your purchase, activate your new iPhone, and set it up for you. Find a store Make sure to bring these items with you:
? A valid, government-issued photo ID
? Your Social Security number
? A debit or credit card
We look forward to seeing you.
The Apple Retail Store team."
Of course, the whole purpose of trying to order online was to avoid standing in line one more time at a store. The last two times I have has to go to three stores in search of inventtory. This time I thought that I had broken the code.