14-21 Days?

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

  1. ephailey macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2009
    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


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    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


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    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

    Jun 28, 2008
    Smart business! lulz
  5. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    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

    Jul 6, 2010
    South Florida
    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


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Mine says in progress, pending shipment. The order status page says "Pre-ordered devices will ship on or around Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011."


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

    Feb 23, 2011
    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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