continued Best Buy woes - anyone else?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by westo, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. westo macrumors newbie

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    I know, I know... "you should have ordered from Apple!". Trust me, I tried. I was up at 6am eastern trying to navigate the apple online store and was at it all day between it and the AT&T site. I actually finally got through on the AT&T site, but did not order because it said it couldn't guarantee for launch day. Doh!

    Anyway, I headed on down to Best Buy and was # 13 for a 32GB - and a "virtual" gurantee to get one. I wasn't promised, but was strongly led to believe I'd get one...

    Lo & behold, I still don't have a phone or an idea of when BB will come through. I have an open order at the online store for a 7/14 shipping which I'll cancel if BB gets it before then, and am considering heading to the apple store tomorrow if it isn't too nuts as they're getting a shipment tomorrow.

    Anyone else in teh same boat?

    Paulie
     
  2. ijen0311 macrumors 65816

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    I was #13. (They got in 8, supposedly).

    After getting a bunch of BS crap answers from them, I decided to go wait in line at Apple Thursday morning. I got tired of their back and forth nonsense. I never cancelled my pre-order though, but still haven't heard anything on it.
     
  3. Rooskibar03 macrumors 65816

    Rooskibar03

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    You never know what you might find. I work about 40 minutes away from the house, I have my name on a list at every BB and Apple store on that side of town.

    Saturday night at 6 I'm on my way home and on a whim I call the BB near the house and the guy tells me they gave 3 still in stock. Score!

    Hit the phones, be nice and you never know what you might find.
     
  4. ballerchild macrumors newbie

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    Sorry to hear. I had no problems whatsoever with my preorder at Best Buy. I was actually close to #40 on the list at my store for a black 16gb and I managed to get a call the night before launch and scheduled an appointment for 11am on launch day. Walked in and left 30 mins later with a brand new, perfect iphone :D
     
  5. phearx macrumors regular

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    To be honest it wasn't BB's fault, it was actually Apple and At&t who over sold it and couldn't keep track of the pre orders because the systems went down. I work at a radioshack and we were expected to get at least 20 iphones, but only got four. I understand your upset, but you cant really blame the people working at Best Buy on the number of phones they got.
     
  6. TSX macrumors 68030

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    My BB store got about 40 iPhones, they said they had 31 pre orders in before they had to stop taking them.
     
  7. ellelittle macrumors member

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    Ordering through Apple didn't guarantee you one on launch day either, there were a number of people that had their orders magically cancelled by Apple/ATT.
     
  8. westo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually, I understand it's not BB's fault, and I am not upset with them at all I am sorry if I gave that impression. In fact I just called to check on it for the first time since they called me to tell me it wouldn't be in stock on the day of launch. Both times I have spoken to employees at this particular BB (Burlington MA) they have been helpful and pleasant. Unfortunately, they can't give me any information at all. I know they only received 2 32GB phones on launch day, and since I am #13, I may be out of luck for a bit. Of course, I can brave the hordes tomorrow, but I canwait on BB for the time being... I have a 3GS (& 420) to help ease the pain.
     
  9. BladesOfSteel macrumors regular

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    Really!?!

    I haven't read anything about that, at all . . . especially here!

    :confused:

    </sarcasm>
     
  10. irish1313 macrumors member

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    I was #6 and #7 at my local BB. They received 6 16's and 1 32. My wife got the 16 and I am patiently waiting for the 32's to restock. I am first on the list for the 32. On a side note, the manager did "save" me the only 16 that was not pre ordered, giving me the option of taking it. BUT - I could not return it for a 32 based on company policy. I thanked her and told her to surprise the next person walking in for an iPhone and tell them " we have 1 left".
    Still waiting.
     
  11. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    I got lucky. I pre-ordered mine at Best Buy (Torrance, CA) I was #38. Initial shipment they didn't really get that much. But the day of, they got a bunch more and they called me to set up an appointment. Too late to come in, so I came in on the 26th instead and got to use my $350 RZ certs that made the phone practically free!
     

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