Best Buy S4 preorder

eclipse01

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So i’m guessing my “we’ll ship by Friday the 21” means I won’t actually get it until after the 21st? Unless they overnight it I guess.

Anyway my shipping still says it has n ot shipped
 

tobyringle69

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In the same boat. After talking with a couple different BB reps, it does not appear they have any certainty as to when it will actually arrive. A little frustrating.
 

StarShot

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Haven't a clue as to how Best Buy preorders work. I ordered mine on Apple's website and go an email this morning that said it had left Hong Kong and would be delivered on Friday (21st).

Good Luck
 

Jeremy3292

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I'm pretty certain only Apple DELIVERS on the release date for products. Retailers receive product and SHIP on release date.
 

StarShot

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I'm pretty certain only Apple DELIVERS on the release date for products. Retailers receive product and SHIP on release date.
Just to clarify your comment, I know ATT delivers on opening day if the order was placed early enough. For several years, I got my iPhone from ATT because I couln't get on the Apple site. This year it was reversed and I got on the Apple at the "witching hour", but wasn't able to get on the ATT site at least for 15 minutes after preorder opened. After that, I didn't try ATT again.
 

Jeremy3292

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Just to clarify your comment, I know ATT delivers on opening day if the order was placed early enough. For several years, I got my iPhone from ATT because I couln't get on the Apple site. This year it was reversed and I got on the Apple at the "witching hour", but wasn't able to get on the ATT site at least for 15 minutes after preorder opened. After that, I didn't try ATT again.
Yes, I was specifically referring to Apple Watches. iPhones you are correct. I have received new iPhones from Verizon via FedEx on release day before.
 

Vanilla35

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Just to clarify your comment, I know ATT delivers on opening day if the order was placed early enough. For several years, I got my iPhone from ATT because I couln't get on the Apple site. This year it was reversed and I got on the Apple at the "witching hour", but wasn't able to get on the ATT site at least for 15 minutes after preorder opened. After that, I didn't try ATT again.
Phone's are received ahead of time and have been in bed with manufacturers for a while. Apple watch is an accessory device (although LTE now has monthly payment options), but they will receive the device from apple and then ship it afterward, I'd expect 2-4 day delay (although I've never preordered from them in the past). Not a big deal imo, but it's an alternative for other reasons.
 
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