Dont Sweat Delivery Dates---Heres why

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  1. ttexxan macrumors regular

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    My wife works in the industry and told me from reliable source that people will be pleasantly surprised on the 24th. She stated--- extending shipping times are not a true reflection. She stated many with May shipping dates will be arriving on April 24th.
     
  2. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Well that's cleared that up then, awesome.
     
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  4. James Manesh macrumors member

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    I also remember reading that they are trying to under-promise, over-deliver. One way to find out.
     
  5. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    Don't get my hopes up that the 2 week gap is for nothing, I don't want that disappointment come the 24th
     
  6. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    Really? And what's your "reliable source" or can't you tell us as it's top secret?!?!
     
  7. macsplusmacs macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to forget that i ordered one. That way sometime between now and June I will get a nice package delivered and I will be happy.

    :)
     
  8. Costino1 macrumors 6502

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    ok...

    There was a production issue due to the nature of the glass, hence why the low inventory at launch

    I have a June shipping date and am expecting a mid-late May arrival.

    Doubt I'll get it before then
     
  9. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

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    as much as I'd like mine early (I'm away on holiday from 1st to 12 May)...I'm not sweating any dates....it will arrive when it arrives.
     
  10. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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    100% in agreement.
     
  11. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Fixed that for ya :)
     
  12. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    He...says quite clearly that his source is his wife...who works in "the industry".
     
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    Frequenting macrumors forums is probably not the best way to forget. Just sayin'... ;-)
     
  15. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

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    Giving a range is a standard business practice it's a cover your ass move.

    If they tell us 4/24 and it doesn't come then we're all on the phone with apple trying to get a discount or something free
     
  16. ttexxan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats exactly what she said when I asked her about the delivery---She stated they will often under promise so it looks like they are over delivering. She stated a common practice.

    Works for a Major Marketing firm in the tech industry---They actually monitor about anything you can think off---from internals of a computer to where computer paper actually located on the shelf at Best Buy and how effects retail sales.
     
  17. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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    especially if being delivered by UPS.
     
  18. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    Yes. I can read. OK then. Who's his wife's "reliable source" or is that a top secret??
     
  19. Gooberton macrumors 65816

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    Can you ask her if mine is on the delivery truck today , I have a good feeling
     
  20. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    It's all about managing expectation....

    If you say something will take 3 weeks to deliver and you deliver in 2, you are awesome.

    If you say something will take 1 week to deliver and you deliver in 2, you are an as*hole.
     
  21. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    I want to believe you, I really do.
     
  22. baller1308 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought this was kind of a known thing. Make the estimated delivery date as late as possible so when it ships/arrives early customers are happy because they got their item sooner than expected. Rather than having a set date and having customers be in a bad mood, even if it is only a day late.
     
  23. parallax33 macrumors regular

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    Awesome! :eek:
     
  24. AbsoluteMustard macrumors regular

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    I hope it comes the 24th since I am having it delivered to my work. 25th is a Saturday and the office will be closed. First world problems.
     
  25. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    Sorry, my incredulity was aimed towards OP, not at you or your reading comprehension. This is obviously commonly-known information, not some secret insider information that is shocking to us. ;)
     

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