Free band à la free leather case for iphone 6 debacle

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by EdisEdward, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. EdisEdward macrumors 6502

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    for those of you preordering the iphone 6 and 6+, you may recall that many people were able t ocall apple and get a free leather case for messing up the preorder process. if there are any issues tonight, you think apple will give out free bands?
     
  2. Supermallet macrumors 65816

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    Why not let the pre-orders actually happen first before worrying about getting free stuff?
     
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  4. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Call immediately after placing your order for a free upgrade to the Edition model, OP.
     
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    looks like we are getting a free band. they really screwed up this time. i will be emailing them tongiht
     
  8. LiemTa, Apr 23, 2015
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    What part of this launch was messed up? You received a window and orders are coming in tomorrow. No promises were broken.
     
  9. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    That's right. OP, if you want any chance at a free band, you'd better hope your Watch arrives after May 8th.
     
  10. tagy macrumors regular

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    +1 Where is the mess up?
     
  11. Qrispy macrumors regular

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    For the people who are too stupid to figure it out themselves, no one's mad because they're not getting it launch day, they're mad because idiot cheaters placed orders for the same model after us and are somehow magically getting the watch before.
     
  12. bulbousnub macrumors 6502

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    Apple's official line is that they're not extending any form of goodwill for the Apple Watch launch.

    Trust me, I've been in touch with people inside of Apple Executive Customer Service - they would have given me a leather loop just to shut me up if they could have.
     
  13. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    Everybody always wants something for nothing. Apple doesn't owe you anything.
     
  14. SafariX macrumors member

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    Why? Please explain why you deserve a free band.

    If you were promised 4/24 - 5/8, is it May 9th?

    WHY DO YOU DESERVE A FREE BAND?
     
  15. segrobja macrumors regular

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    He deserves a free band because he feels entitled to one. Thats how this generation thinks.
     
  16. doeboynmek macrumors member

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    cheaters?
    idiots?

    It's logistics, get over it. Show me proof that someone got the EXACT same model that you ordered, and had a later window, and are getting the watches before you.

    Just because people in June are getting watches, doesn't mean they're getting them before your model, people in june and may getting shipping notifications are with watches that have an overabundance of stock. You can't say "Oh someone got a blue sport band watch before me but I ordered a stainless steel link and that's not fair"

    There are different SKUs, some are short, some have a surplus. It's logistics., learn it.

    From a logistical standpoint it doesn't matter if you ordered at 12:01PST or 12:30PST, if you ordered and got the same window, you are put into a batch, depending on where models are shipped, the 12:30PST could get it before the 12:01PST, this isn't apple's fault this is just how these things work. It would take you MUCH longer to get your watch if Apple implemented a system in which orders are put into batches but rather in a linear format with people arranged by time.
     
  17. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    How does one cheat at ordering? Please let me know so I can cheat too.
     
  18. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    I order the SS BSB confirmed at 2:03cst and people that had 2:09 and 2:10 conformations for the exact same watch has already been shipped, if you would read up on some of the other threads you would know this instead of just assuming people are whining for no reason.
     
  19. SafariX macrumors member

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    has your ship window been exceeded? Is it May 9th?
     
  20. Qrispy macrumors regular

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    His reply to me made me so embarrassed for him I wasn't going to say anything, but you hit the nail on the head. There's been reports in the double digits of people ordering the 42mm SS BSB after me and yet somehow getting it before. Really wish some of these kids would actually do some research before running their mouths.
     
  21. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. The sense of entitlement is strong in the OP.
     
  22. Qrispy macrumors regular

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    Are you trolling? How many times do we have to say it's not the ship date, it's the fact we're being skipped over in line before you children understand.
     
  23. doeboynmek macrumors member

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    Did you read my thread? Your time doesn't count, all that counts is your window. This is how any logistical nightmare like the apple watch would be handled. If I have a watch in Florida, and there's a gentleman that ordered at 12:30 and was promised a window of 4/24-5/8, and then I have another guy in California who ordered at 12:02 and was promised the same window, I will not ship the watch out to California to get it to that guy faster.

    It's all done in batches, and then as they are put into distribution centers, they are sent out per window, not per time ordered.

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    Again, show me someone ordering your exact watch with a later window than you, getting it first.

    Jesus christ this thread obviously didn't study any form of business administration, logistics or anything to do of the sort.
     
  24. Qrispy macrumors regular

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    I'm sure you have a masters degree in whatever argument you're currently in. Internet kids are too funny.
     
  25. RichardMZhlubb macrumors member

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    No one ever said it was a line. Apple is fulfilling preorders in presumably the most efficient way possible, which doesn't necessarily mean first ordered/first delivered. If they get you your watch by May 8, they've done everything they said they would do.
     

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