14-21 Days?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ephailey, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. ephailey macrumors member

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    I stayed up til 2 a.m. central for the preorder. Could not get order thru, apparently to the number of people on line. I then got up early and ordered at 7 a.m. My acknowlegment I got back says 14-21 days. I assume this really means 14-21 days? Anyone receive this message in past and then receive on the first day?
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Everyone who ordered it from AT&T got the same. The email response shows delivery for the 14th. The 14-21 days thing is likely just a canned response.
     
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    It's called expectations management. If they deliver on the 14th, you will be delighted. If they take 21 days, well, they told you so...
     
  4. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    Smart business! lulz
     
  5. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    I ordered via AT&T at about 5:30 and never say the 14-21 day shipping thing. Mine always say BY the 14th.

    I hate to say it but orders that went through at 7am might be waiting till AT&T replenishes stock. I am sure that AT&T has only a finite number of units on hand.

    What does your status show. It should show In Process and waiting for shipping. It should not show 14-21 days for shipping. Sorry:(
     
  6. bgro macrumors 6502a

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    Mine originally showed 14-21 days. Now it doesn't show any date. Just says "In Process". Preordered 10/7 ~5:30am EST
     
  7. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Mine says in progress, pending shipment. The order status page says "Pre-ordered devices will ship on or around Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011."

    http://www.att.com/wirelessorderstatus

    Take it fwiw. Not much. :)
     
  8. macguy360 macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered my iPhone at approximately 12:45 PST when ATT opened up their preorder page. I received 2 emails, both of which stated I would receive the phone on the 14th. No 14 to 21 day email.
     

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