How many were forced to purchase 8gb?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ubersalad, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2008
    Store I was at had 10 of each, and most people went for the 16gb black leaving with only 8gb left.
  2. Givn2Fly13 macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2008
    The ATT store I went to ran out of 8 g before I was let in the store. I was # 16 in line. I got a white and a black 16, and I got the last black 16. The 30 or so people left in line had the choice of.....white 16..thats it.
    This store had a total of 30
  3. Loonytik macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2008
    Forced? No, no, no, no.....if you bought an 8GB you weren't forced to buy it. You chose to buy it because you somehow convinced yourself that you couldn't wait. Its what we in the business like to call impulse buying.
  4. cmeriptahoe macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2007
    I am amazed that you would buy an 8 that you didnt want just to have it on the 1st day. Why not wait another couple of days and get the 16 that you actually want?
  5. Bosox3 macrumors regular


    Feb 7, 2007
    Forced? no way. There will most likely have more 16gb ones in the morning.
  6. alexplank macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
    they had a uniformed cop at the local att store for security. He held a glock to my head and told me to buy the 8gb. :apple:
  7. MojoWill macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2008

    its GLOCK numnuts
  8. ~*allison*~ macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2008
    Somewhere You've Never Heard Of, NJ
    Seriously, who held the gun to your head? No one forced you to buy the phone. If you wanted the 16 that bad, you could've just waited. I mean, really, it's been how long you've been waiting for the 3g anyway? What's a couple more days?
  9. esvienne macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2008
    I... really wanted the 8gb black phone- so did my boyfriend. But unfortunately we were one of the last people able to get the iPhones in stock, and were forced to get white 16gb. Blah. It's funny how highly coveted the white one seems to be- I don't particularly want it. I asked the lady if I can exchange it once they get black back in stock and she said sure, within 14 days and for a 10 dollar restocking fee.
  10. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Really...a gloch, eh? If he had a glock, I might have been nervous...
  11. Phatzer macrumors regular


    Nov 3, 2007
    I wouldnt say forced, but instead when I was told they only had 8GB iPhones left, it made me realise that its all I need, I dont have enough music or whatever to fill anywhere near 8GB let alone 16GB. Perfectly happy with the decision, and £60 in pocket too!
  12. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007
    I waited in line for 4 hours only to find out they only got 2 16GB, I passed on the 8GB. I am a miserable effer today, but it wasn't worth sacrificing what I really wanted.
  13. werkedm3 macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2007
    You were not forced to buy anything. I, like many others, was forced to leave empty handed. Consider yourself lucky
  14. albeli macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2008
    I wanted a white 16GB and ended up with an 8GB black. I asked about ordering a white one, but was told it would take 5-7 days to come in, which seemed crazy long. I wanted the white more for the look than the capacity, and I knew 8GB would suit my needs and also like the look of it a lot, so I went for it. My store got 40, I was number 30-something in line, and I got one of the last ones. They were completely sold out before I walked out.
  15. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    The store I went to sold out in this order:

    16 gig white (all the cool people live by me apparently)
    8 gig black
    16 gig black
  16. ogdogg macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2008
    You will buy whatever 3G iPhone is available (waves hand).
  17. ubersalad thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2008
    If you guys knew the amount of time it requires to sync these applications, you would be more inclined to get the 16gb.

    I rather sync music and movies than applications, but in which case, 16gb would be much better. Also, it's not like you a choice to upgrade when 16gb is available, and you will be stuck with 8gb.
  18. Nicolecat macrumors 6502a


    Apr 2, 2008
    I agree...not to mention the drama associated with launch days.
    i.e...just about every thread going right now. (esp...that got lynched in vegas thread that is now closed.) :eek:
  19. marbles macrumors 68000


    Apr 30, 2008
    EU mostly
  20. NJDevils44 macrumors regular


    Dec 6, 2006
    Man I'm pissed, I showed up, stood in line for 30 minutes, I was #11 in line, and then they tell us not that they sold out of, but didn't even receive the 16GB models and to try again next week. WTFFFF I live in Vancouver btw.... wtf is up with that?
  21. ubersalad thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2008
    If you showed up at 6:00 and found out that by the time you get to the line, you could only buy an 8gb black and you are looking for 16gb white. I consider that to be "forced", and the fact that you can't upgrade once you commit.
  22. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
  23. cmeriptahoe macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2007
    That's not forced. All you have to do is wait until 16gb white comes into stock. You just HAD to have the COOLEST new gadget on the FIRST day so you decided to forego the item you actually wanted for a lesser product. Kids in Africa are forced not to eat because they don't have any food. You weren't forced to buy the new iPhone when you went to the store. You had a choice.
  24. ubersalad thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2008
    I am not referencing "force" to that extent. Assuming the scenario, you are in line for the "last" available phone and it is an 8gb black. Were you "pressured" to make the decision then to purchase the 8gb or not?
  25. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    I'd agree. I had the choice to get a 8GB, or wait. I chose to wait. I guess some decided to get an 8GB and see if they could upgrade later, but the O2 rep I spoke to got narky when I mentioned that possibility (so I imagine they don't have a policy yet).

    If you bought an 8GB, when you wanted a 16GB, you made that choice to buy, over waiting.

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