3000 in first hour

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  1. Scott-n-Houston macrumors 6502a

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    When speaking to a Rep by phone to make changes to my order, she informed me that they were overwhelmed with orders and had 3000 watches ordered in hour 1.

    Is it me, or does that found like "nothing"? 3000? For an international launch?
    If her number is correct, and 3000 was considered a lot, then I'll jump on the Apple is now run by idiots bandwagon.
    When forcing people to buy online, 3000 in an hour for all of the U.S. and UK is nothing.

    I'm guessing that her number is wrong or maybe limited to phone orders...
     
  2. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    Something tells me a standard specialist rep would not have access to that info. Probably talking ****.
     
  3. gwynne macrumors 68000

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    Skeptical. No way does a CSR have her hands on early sales figures.
     
  4. T-Will macrumors 6502a

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    How would a normal phone rep know how many watches Apple sold in an hour?
     
  5. mchoffa macrumors 6502a

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    If that's true, they all are posting here... I ordered 3 myself, 2 within the first ten minutes, 1 more ten minutes later
     
  6. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    a rep on the phone won't know that kind of information....

    (and i'm willing to bet at least 25% if not more like 50% of the orders places were multiples with plans of cancelling one or the other, since we weren't allowed try one ahead of the preorder)

    maybe..... apple will learn with wearables, to have try ons start a week or so before actual preorders, if they start getting mass cancellations (but then... they'll never admit that.... they'll used the hyped up double orders numbers to boost their "sales" figures
     
  7. Nebrie macrumors 6502a

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    Probably for that call center alone. In the past, people have gotten around the "Apple Store is still down" problem by calling in their order so a bunch of people probably did that again.
     
  8. dedufour41 macrumors regular

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    There were...

    ...almost 3,000 people on the forums last night just before launch alone... Had to be much more than 3,000 sold in first hour??
     
  9. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    3k? You sure she didn't mean 300,000?

    Get the f out of here! 3K...
     
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    The idea that 3,000 orders in an hour would overwhelm Apple is laughable.
     
  12. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    maybe 3,000 a minute :confused:
    If so and a CSR did have access to that information, then stock really stinks. I think the MR population did that in 15 minutes. :p
     
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  14. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah right! 3,000 in the first hour is a little low.
     
  15. Photography macrumors 65816

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    I guarantee you she was making that figure up (former Apple advisor here). Advisors don't have access to sales numbers.
     
  16. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    maybe she meant 3000 in the first minute. Even then, I think that is low.
     
  17. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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  18. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Seeing as this was a customer service rep, I bet she meant 3000 calls in the first hour.
     

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