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Delivery from the online Apple store

I'm looking at the prospect of getting a new laptop, and fancy something from the Apple lineup. I really can't cope with the QWERTZ keyboard layout, and I see from the online store that they will do one with an English language layout if you buy online. My concern is about delivery. If I'm not in when the delivery man comes by (more than likely to be the case), will it end up at my local post office (handy for me, as it's just round the corner), or in some inaccessible UPS/similar warehouse in an industrial estate that will be a pain to get to? Anyone have experience with their delivery methods?
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Old 28.06.2012, 20:54
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Re: Delivery from the online Apple store

What if you go directly to the store...have you tried that?



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I'm looking at the prospect of getting a new laptop, and fancy something from the Apple lineup. I really can't cope with the QWERTZ keyboard layout, and I see from the online store that they will do one with an English language layout if you buy online. My concern is about delivery. If I'm not in when the delivery man comes by (more than likely to be the case), will it end up at my local post office (handy for me, as it's just round the corner), or in some inaccessible UPS/similar warehouse in an industrial estate that will be a pain to get to? Anyone have experience with their delivery methods?
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What if you go directly to the store...have you tried that?
Can the US-keyboards (or rather: non-Swiss) be ordered in the (physical) store nowadays?
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Re: Delivery from the online Apple store

I do not know but it is worth trying



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Re: Delivery from the online Apple store

Asking in the physical store involves a trip to Zürich, while asking on the forum can be done from my sofa
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Re: Delivery from the online Apple store

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Can the US-keyboards (or rather: non-Swiss) be ordered in the (physical) store nowadays?
I am probably misinterpreting your question slightly but I "ordered" a UK keyboard from the Zurich store. I got the German keyboard and they "repaired" it with the UK one and I picked it up about 5 days later. Buying same day I am not sure. Not sure sure whether the OP poster wants UK or US keyboard layout but it is good to know either is possible somehow. I got the impression that they had US keyboards in store but I am guessing here a little.

To answer the OP - Not sure on Apple Store delivery methods - does it not give a hint on the website who delivers for them on the website when attempting to order?
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Re: Delivery from the online Apple store

I order a lot of stuff from the Apple on-line store and it is delivered by a courier service. If not home they leave a note in the mailbox and you have to call them and arrange a new delivery or pick-up the parcel yourself from their warehouse. The warehouse is approximately 30 KM from where we are, so this is not an option we use unless extremely important.
I do sometimes order at our local Apple dealer, and they do order stuff in, and sometimes even have on the shelf, versions with US keyboard.
Delivery from the Apple online store have become very slow and even stuff they list as shipping within 24 hours sometimes takes two weeks to reach you, with no option to pay for faster delivery.
If you have a good dealership ask them if they can get it in as this is possibly faster than the online store.

Hope this helps.. :-)
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Old 28.06.2012, 21:16
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Re: Delivery from the online Apple store

How about giving them a call from your sofa?

http://www.apple.com/chde/retail/bahnhofstrasse/



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I order a lot of stuff from the Apple on-line store and it is delivered by a courier service. If not home they leave a note in the mailbox and you have to call them and arrange a new delivery or pick-up the parcel yourself from their warehouse.
Similar experience, but in my case he actually called to find out when there would be someone around before he made the delivery....
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