Cut Your Losses & Order The White Sport Band Now

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ericgtr12, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    Since we now know it's not based on when you placed your order, but inventory, anyone else whose orders are held up based on the band you chose considering a new order with a band you know they have?
     
  2. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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  3. ericgtr12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Any update on the status?
     
  4. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    Still processing.
     

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  5. SilentLoner macrumors 65816

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    haha any success? To be fair it should go by placement in the queue based on stock levels
     
  6. ericgtr12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't feel fair when you have no idea going in, especially to those of us who were on the button within 2 minutes of the store opening while others are placing orders within the last few days and are shipping.
     
  7. lsutigerfan1976, Apr 23, 2015
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    Tried this last night. Cause you crazy ppl swore they had plenty of the white ones. And were shipping out before the others. And now it is stuck in processing hell like my other order. ###
     
  8. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    I honestly thought everyone would go for the "cheap" one and that the the SS would be fine. I originally wanted a SG sport because I'm not jazzed about $800 on a first gen product I'm not 100% I want. As soon as I placed that order at 2:03 cst it was already bumped. I said screwed it ordered the SS and now I sit without that too. lol wildness I tell ya! :p
     
  9. leeingham macrumors 6502

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    This is my issue. People that got up at silly am to pre-order are still waiting but people that ordered like a week ago have already shipped purely as Apple didnt build enough stock of certain bands and colours. Bit stupid if you ask me
     
  10. ericgtr12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for sharing, if it's any consolation you're helping out a lot of us with the decision making process. Fingers crossed for you. :)
     
  11. nrubenstein macrumors 6502

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    This is what happens when you have greater variety and choice. When there are a small number of choices, it's easy to build enough of each, or at least guess the proportions. The larger the number, the harder it gets.

    You build what you can and catch up with demand. What exactly do you expect? Prescience? I mean, Apple has a good track record recently, but that is still asking a lot.

    IMHO, the choice here was to either delay launch for a month or two, or launch with limited supply. They went for limited supply. It is what it is.
     
  12. Vanilla Face macrumors 6502

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    It is based on when you ordered. There are numerous different configurations. Someone getting an Apple Watch Sport before someone that ordered an Apple Watch with Link band before them isn't a big surprise.
     
  13. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

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    I must've missed this... the ship dates have been June since the day of the pre-order. Where is the evidence that people who ordered this week have already shipped? This doesn't make sense.
     
  14. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    It would seem Apple would have made more people happy if they had packaged the watch and bands in separate boxes. It would have been much easier to satisfy the demand for the different combinations by just picking up one of each as required to fulfil the order.
     
  15. ericgtr12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly.
     
  16. djransom macrumors 68040

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    Check around some of these threads you will be pleasantly surprised at some of the orders that were placed as recently as early this week that have shipped out.

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    End of the day, no matter what Apple had done they weren't going to make everyone happy. Once the supply catches up with the demand all will be forgotten until the next product launch.
     
  17. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    ordered blue sport last night. shipping today.
     
  18. boysdontcry66 macrumors newbie

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    Ordered a white 38 sport on 4/10 at 5:15 PM... still processing... Seems like the best bet is going with the blue band...
     
  19. ericgtr12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if those who already have two orders risk losing one of them by ordering a third in an attempt to get an earlier roll out.
     
  20. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    I bought pink specifically because I thought no one else would've ordered it thus easier for me to get tomorrow.

    White was my second choice and those are shipping. I should've done white. 3:02 AM 4/10.

    Pink is reminding me of the White 3GS scenario.
     
  21. Vegasryn macrumors 6502

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    Proof?
     
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  23. mattburley7 macrumors 68020

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    how do we know the white one is shipping quickly? proof?
     
  24. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    just the stats from trolling this forum for last week. you know what ones are shipping vs not shipping.
     

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