iPad iPad Order Slipped - and I'm not happy...

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  1. TheDeviceUser, Oct 22, 2014
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    TheDeviceUser macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered my iPad Air 2 within minutes of appearing online with a 64GB Space Grey WiFi + Cellular Configuration.

    I was given a shipping date of 22nd - 24th October, and I've just logged on and found to my absolute horror that shipping has slipped to 28th - 31st October! I'm not happy one bit. I wouldn't be so unhappy if it has slipped 1/2 days, but over another week. That's not good.

    I don't feel it's acceptable to tell a customer it's coming by the 24th and then change it to the 31st...

    Thoughts? I was going to try John Lewis.


    UPDATE: Good News! Just went on and found that it's changed back to 22nd - 24th with Delivery 22nd - 24th with Express Shipping. Very pleased :)
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Its called an estimate for a reason. The slippage happens, and it has nothing to do with being acceptable. All things being equal, its a luxury item and waiting another week isn't the end of the world for most people.
     
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    Those are always estimates and should be adhered to emphatically, IMO. It stinks that it slipped, but what recourse does anyone have? It's down to supply and demand and logistics. Things change and we should be adaptable to those changes.
     
  4. TheDeviceUser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But an estimate of 22nd slipping to the 28th is bad..
     
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    Its frustrating I understand, and I'd be bummed out too, but I've seen worse with apple before. I ordered a laptop years ago and it slipped nearly a month. Was I happy no, but there's not much you can do about it.
     
  6. TheDeviceUser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Any chance I could just pick one up in store? Do we have any idea when cellular models go on sale?
     
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    I was able to get two iPhone 6 plus models by ordering online with local pickup. It took a bit of work but I kept doing this every morning around 6:00am my time. I found that Tuesdays and Thursdays were the days that I was successful.

    I had to do it in two different orders because I was switching carriers and I couldn't transfer a second line during my initial purchase.
     
  8. steve-p macrumors 68000

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    Check again. Many of us whose dates slipped today have now reverted to the original date.
     
  9. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    My date slipped.

    I cancelled and ordered from John Lewis.

    Next day delivery and 2 year warranty, arrives tomorrow.
     
  10. Q-Dog macrumors 6502

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    You could try some other brand of tablet. I hear there is little demand for them, so should be plenty available.

    This part in bold takes the prize for today's most ridiculous, overly dramatic internet quote. Just relax, it's not the end of the world.
     
  11. MariozPOC macrumors newbie

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    Yesterday an AppleStore "officer" :) told me they expect to have them from friday........

    AppleStore OnLine already shipped mine and today I got the info I'll receive it tomorrow :)
     
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    simply cancel the order and buy it at a local store today.
     
  14. mgroot macrumors regular

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    For me the reverse happened. My initial email said in-store pick up on the 31st and now it says the 24th
     
  15. chizdippler macrumors newbie

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    Entitled techies are so obnoxious.
     
  16. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Honestly I bet you can walk into the store in 2 days and buy one.
     
  17. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    I don't believe there has been any official word about the cellular models release date. I preordered and the cellular model still isn't shipping even though the WiFi models are.
     
  18. Motawa macrumors 6502

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    what is your status? "preparing to ship"?
     
  19. TheDeviceUser, Oct 22, 2014
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    Sorry if i was. :(
     

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