AT&T will not take Iphone Order!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by johncocktosen, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. johncocktosen macrumors newbie

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    I stop in the AT&T Store on 125th St (Manhattan) after seeing long lines at Apple's Store on 14th St. this afternoon (Monday).

    Me: "I'd like to order the Iphone. I'll be porting from Verizon"

    Desk Agent: Sorry, the "backorders are full and we can't take any new orders".

    Me (clarifying, in shock): "So what you are saying is that you can not take any new orders for an Iphone to be shipped"

    Desk Agent: "Correct"

    W....O....W......
     
  2. luckygyrl83 macrumors 6502

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    hahaha thats funny. Guess you'll be waiting a weekish...
     
  3. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    isnt that better than the rep lying to you ? now you dont have to wait that long to get yours at the Apple store.
     
  4. johncocktosen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well......i don't know if i can wait three or four hours+ in line at an apple store in manhattan. my clients would be pissed off at me and i'm certainly not losing business over the inability of Apple and their "partner" AT&T to product launch 101.

    i will wait. reconsider if i really do want to move from verizon and BB to these bumbling idiots at at&t. and apple as well given what i've been reading.
     
  5. cwilson71 macrumors newbie

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    I wonder if the backorder deal is on a store by store basis? I ordered one from my AT&T store in Sacramento yesterday and they had no problem taking my order at the discounted switcher price.

    I saw the line at the local Apple store on Friday, laughed a little, walked out and went to work. I can wait a couple of weeks, it is no big deal but a lot of people are acting like it is.
     
  6. mimitche macrumors newbie

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    I tried placing an order on Saturday and was told the same thing- they're not even accepting orders for delivery/direct fulfillment at this time. This was at the AT&T store in Sterling, VA, off of 777.
     
  7. knshdion macrumors newbie

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    Definitely a store by store basis. The one near me is still taking orders and admitted that they do receive orders available for walk-ins. I'm in the DC metro area.
     
  8. dvdlovr24 macrumors 6502

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    I guess us bumbling idiots at AT&T should order a phone for you that might take a long as a month to get. Wouldn't you rather us tell you we can't take orders right now instead? It's only a phone.
     
  9. brinycbri macrumors 6502a

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    call around..there are still some that take them
     
  10. johncocktosen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well guess i'll eat my words because i did wait in line at the 5th avenue store. it did take about 4 hours yesterday (Tuesday) morning. i got there around 7am (line of 200?) and they started running our of 16gb blacks about 50 people after me.

    i wouldn't do it again or recommend it, though. they even ran out of the anti glare protectors.
     

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