How do i reserve one?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by tehBrad, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. tehBrad
    Offline

    tehBrad iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    19
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Hello,
    I'm am almost brand new to this forums and to apple products (i have an itouch) but i have never been to an apple store. I was wondering how do i reserve an ipad for the 3rd? Do i do this online or do i have to camp out the night before pre order?

    Thanks beforehand if anyone knows
  2. Snoopyto
    Offline

    Snoopyto iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    7
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Gainesville, FL
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Reservation

    I have yet to deal with Apple on a new release. But I am curious when Apple will charge my credit card. When I ordered my iPhoneGS from the ATT store, I was charged at that point.

    The reason I am asking is that I have money set aside from the iPad, but if they are not going to charge right away, I should get an apple gift card.

    Any advice welcome.
  3. codyhinson
    Offline

    codyhinson iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Messages:
    35
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    tucson arizona
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    hi, you will be charged when you order from the apple on line store it is a reservation int he sense that you will get a ipad with payment when they become aviable, i hope this was helpful
  4. KiltedTim
    Offline

    KiltedTim iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    115
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I'm not sure how you come to this conclusion.. For that matter, to be honest, I'm not sure what you're actually saying.

    With a very few exceptions, it is not legal for a company to actually charge a credit card for good ordered before they are actually shipped. They may 'authorize' the charge, which, if using a debit card as opposed to a credit card, may lock the funds in your account and make them unavailable for up to 30 days, but they will not actually process the debit against the account until the product is ready to ship.

    In the case of reservations, no-one here can address the specifics of how it's going to work unless we have a stealth Apple employee on the forum and I doubt they will answer the question either.

    I think we'll just have to wait till Friday to find out. That said, the reservation system should ensure that you do not have to camp out at an Apple store to get your iPad.
  5. codyhinson
    Offline

    codyhinson iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Messages:
    35
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    tucson arizona
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    well as i said and no need for you kilted tim to be rude and think or elude i don't know what im saying, i will inform you my bf works for apple in tucson arizona so id do have a apple insider here beside me and its apple policy if you pre-order a product you will pay then and there so it can be shipped when available. So before you decide to question peoples knowledge learn to ask them if they have a insider to answer the question
  6. DG~X
    Offline

    DG~X iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Messages:
    796
    Thanks Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Uganda
    Ratings:
    +19 / 0
    Your pretty late on it but not too late. If you go to your nearest apple store and reserve it. You'll probably get it 2 days after launch. Amazon.com you can also get it. But you'll probably get it 1week and 3days after launch.
  7. rag1247
    Offline

    rag1247 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Messages:
    25
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    ft lauderdale
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I believe with one of the reservations for the iphone, apple stated that it did not guarantee availabilty when you got to the store

    without the final details no one knows how it is going to work

    Richard
  8. IpadOne
    Offline

    IpadOne iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1,247
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Asia
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Ipad is not for free, but is good for cook

    Cody i don't see Tim to be rude, he is right on what he say but seem's you insist on you're wrong thinking ... so what we have to say ??
  9. KiltedTim
    Offline

    KiltedTim iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    115
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    My intent was not to be rude or insulting. I'm simply stating fact. Your original post was extremely confusing to me. You seemed to be saying that you will be charged when ordering and charged when the product is delivered to you (pick up or otherwise). This doesn't make logical sense to me. Which did you mean? The laws regarding charging for product prior to shipment are pretty clear. It's illegal for a vendor to charge for a product that is ordered for delivery prior to shipment. Pre-ordering for pick up starts to enter a gray area. I suspect the charge may be 'authorized' but not actually completed until pickup/shipment. Authorization of a charge and actually processing the charge/debit are two completely different things, though they may appear to function the same way to the end customer, especially when a debit card is used instead of a credit card.

    I apologize if you took offense. That wasn't my intent.
  10. IpadOne
    Offline

    IpadOne iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1,247
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Asia
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Ipad don't cook, but can make you hungry

    Tim is for this reason in PayPal you have the function conflict, because until you don't have the product in hand you can cancel you're reservation ... for a debit card is a little trouble, but you can request to be refunded ... as i do online sale (and soon lot of Ipad products will come out) so i agree with you as we know well the rule of the E-commerce :D
  11. JCW0207
    Offline

    JCW0207 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Brighton, MI
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Pre-Order vs Reservations

    I spoke to Apple customer service today (Thur, 3/11) @ 1-800-MY-APPLE. They told me that there is no difference in delivery/availability between Pre-Order and Store Reservations. If you Pre-Order, the WiFi units will be delivered (not shipped, but delivered) to you on April 3rd. They also indicated that you could also pre-order the 3G models tomorrow and they would be delivered in "late April".

    I am thinking that Pre-Order may be a safer bet for delivery than a Store reservation. I suspect that each store will be shipped "x" amount of product based on previous market activity. Obviously there could be a chance that any specific model may sell-out. And with pre-order, you avoid the crowds.
  12. Finnedog
    Offline

    Finnedog iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    266
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Dakotas
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    Didn't mention when this preorder would start did they??
  13. gpaisnd
    Offline

    gpaisnd iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Messages:
    14
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Reserving an iPad

    Hi everyone,

    I've spoken to 2 different Apple sales people on the phone and this is what I've been told so far.

    You can order by phone tomorrow morning (7am EST or 8am EST for biz). You can either pick it up at an Apple Store on April 3rd or it will be delivered to you on April 3rd. I'm having it delivered as the closest Apple store for me is 2.5 hr away.

    Credit card is not charged until shipped--but it doesn't hurt to confirm this at time of order.

    Couldn't answer me about Apple Care or warranty.
  14. Max
    Offline

    Max iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    344
    Thanks Received:
    62
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Ratings:
    +62 / 0
    I remember before the first shuffle was released (and open for pre orders) I simply walked into the apple store and reserved one in my name, and when they were released I got a phonecall from the store that they had one put away for me. No money upfront!
    But then, that might have been more of a "reservation" than a pre order! :) Heck, there will be plenty to go around, I wouldnt worry so much what time of the day I will get mine!
  15. wot_fan
    Offline

    wot_fan iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    404
    Thanks Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Chicagoland
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0
  16. KiltedTim
    Offline

    KiltedTim iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    115
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I'll be preordering for pickup at my local Apple Store (Crocker Park, Westlake, OH. I'll be the one in the Green Utilikilt if anyone's in the area and wants to make it a party).

    I have terrible luck with FedEx and UPS deliveries in my high rise apartment building. They don't even bother to ring me from the lobby and more often than not, they come before the leasing office opens and I end up having to go pick it up myself from FedEx after 4PM. I've lost count of the number of times I've complained about their poor service.
  17. AbblePC
    Offline

    AbblePC iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2010
    Messages:
    281
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Pa. USA
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Pre Order - Reserve

    I think all Apple retail proceedures aside, we can all logically agree there is a difference in the two terms. How people decide to use them or popularize thier use on the Internet with todays e-commerce is another.

    Logically though, Pre Order is to Pre Order a product or service, await its availability and be charged according to US or Federal laws that says the customer paying can or will not be charged until said product or service is shipped, delivered or rendered. It's a Pay for something now get it later type of reservation.

    Reserving on the other hand can be assumed to be the reservation of a product or service and is closely related to pre ordering, but can hold a difference when an item is not in stock or available inventory and needs to be reserved for consumption once the customer is ready for it.

    "To reserve a table for two at a restaurant, or tickets for a show."
    These items are there, ready for use, however the consumer is not. Afterward, just not at the moment they are reserved or at a pre determined time, the consumer is ready and the goods can be delivered upon.
    (Think of how a claim check used to work or still does for a retail store that was out of a sale brochure item. You submitted a claim ticket for a later delivery to the store and paid for the item upon pick up of the reserved item then.)

    This is how I see it.
    When you apply this thinking to the iPad pre orders.
    It seems as with pre pay (most often holding a charge for up to 30 days) for final shipping of the iPad once it's available to ship. So you hold an order open as a reservation and pay when they ship it.

    Reserving it will mean, once the iPad is available you either visit the physical store and pay for the reserved item at pick up or you claim it online via e-commerce and pay at the time of shipping.
  18. IpadOne
    Offline

    IpadOne iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1,247
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Asia
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    you guy's are lucky as i am rely on a friend in NJ for pre-order and pick it for send me .... no apple store in my area (Asia)... so until i don't get the Fedex tracking number i will be worry

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

apple.com-walden

,

how do i reserve an i pad 5?

,

how do i reserve one of the ipad airs

,

how to reserve an item on apples website

,

ipad 5 released and whe can i reserve one

,

reserve product on apple online store

,

www.ireserve.apple.com/au