RadioShack buyers?

Ttruvjr

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Jul 3, 2010
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Houston
Hey guys, I originally sold my 3Gs several weeks before launch (which resulted in 2 weeks of goPhone hell) to RadioShack and was royally screwed over by them. I put my name on 3 "ordering lists" and was even put on top priority on one. Luckily on launch date my girlfriend was willing to humor me and drive to the 3 retailers in the area (2 radioshacks and a best buy) and we ended up snagging a 32 GB ip4 at the best buy. Anyway, my question is did anyone ever end up getting an ip4 from RadioShack? I never got a call back or anything. The manager at the store near my house said they've gotten a total of 4 since launch. Thanks :)
 

StarbucksSam

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I actually did manage to get one in Wheaton, Maryland at Wheaton Plaza - he got 2 in and I was on his list and had been calling daily - very nice guy was quite helpful.
 

h1r0ll3r

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Dec 28, 2009
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When pre-ordering my IP4, I contacted all the surrounding Shacks and not one of them had any. Since they were on the bottom of the list (as far as Apple was concerned) I don't think they got a whole bunch of IP4's to sell. I ultimately had to go through AT&T to get one. Even now, whenever I pop into the Shack, they still don't have any IP4's. I don't think Apple thinks too highly of them at all. Walmart, on the other hand, did have quite a few IP4's on hand.
 

SAD*FACED*CLOWN

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Apr 5, 2010
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dude I'm in Houston! I got mine on the 16th from Memorial City mall and I only paid $22! I was on the waiting list for about 4 days! the 3GS trade in was sweet! and the other thing I noticed is at the shack they can't tell the difference between a 3G and a 3GS! there are so many Shacks in Houston I still have stores calling asking if I want one...the shacks in the "hood" on the South side had plenty and in Pasadena...if you want an iPhone 4 in Houston there is an abundance

iPhones are shipping to Radio Shacks every Friday and Saturday...not a lot granted but enough to fill demand
 

AAli1991

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Jun 30, 2010
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dude I'm in Houston! I got mine on the 16th from Memorial City mall and I only paid $22! I was on the waiting list for about 4 days! the 3GS trade in was sweet! and the other thing I noticed is at the shack they can't tell the difference between a 3G and a 3GS! there are so many Shacks in Houston I still have stores calling asking if I want one...the shacks in the "hood" on the South side had plenty and in Pasadena...if you want an iPhone 4 in Houston there is an abundance

iPhones are shipping to Radio Shacks every Friday and Saturday...not a lot granted but enough to fill demand
Houston, represent.

832!
 

Ttruvjr

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Jul 3, 2010
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Houston
Really?

I'm damn impatient. I guess if I had just waited I could have snagged it for ridiculously cheap. However, I ended up with an iPod touch which I traded for an Macbook.. So it all worked out in the end...
 

BlondeBuddhist

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Jun 7, 2010
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The Radio Shack here had 4 on launch day. Ha.. I wandered in the store a few days ago to kill some time (of course I was the lone member outside of staff), and when I asked the employee he said 4. However he also stated they have been continually getting them each week. He looked like he hated life.

Blonde Buddhist
 

Greenman85

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Jun 16, 2009
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Hey guys, I originally sold my 3Gs several weeks before launch (which resulted in 2 weeks of goPhone hell) to RadioShack and was royally screwed over by them. I put my name on 3 "ordering lists" and was even put on top priority on one. Luckily on launch date my girlfriend was willing to humor me and drive to the 3 retailers in the area (2 radioshacks and a best buy) and we ended up snagging a 32 GB ip4 at the best buy. Anyway, my question is did anyone ever end up getting an ip4 from RadioShack? I never got a call back or anything. The manager at the store near my house said they've gotten a total of 4 since launch. Thanks :)

why didnt you wait til they called you and then sold it to radio shack when they had your iphone 4? thats what i did. paid 10 bucks for my phone
 

Ttruvjr

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Original poster
Jul 3, 2010
23
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Houston
@Greenman85

I wouldn't have sold it early had they not assured me that they'd have "more than enough on launch date" and that I "would have no problem getting one." Furthermore, the employee who bought the phone from me told me AFTER the fact that the pre-ordering window had closed... Oddly enough he DID mention that he'd give me $150 cash for it that I could use ANYWHERE else to buy an iphone. Jerk. So, all they could offer me was my name on a priority list... So, I could have waited, but I don't know if any of you ever went back to a dumbphone after owning the iPhone... I couldn't handle it...
 

kmpoboy2

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Jul 10, 2010
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Alabama
I was put on a wait list on Radio Shack and 3 days later i got the call for my 32GB. The manager of the store ( btw, She's hot as hell), told me they were recieving shipments 2 times a week, but mostly for 32GB very few 16GB and the 16GB wait list was huge.

Funny fact, after I pick up my phone they have called me again twice, the lates one beeing this past saturday, even though I already have my IP4. Somebody forgot to erase me from the list. :D
 

galcian

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Jul 30, 2010
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NW Indiana
I'm so frustrated; out in Northwest Indiana most of the Radio Shacks only carry the 16GB with the 32GB coming in sporadically. In fact some of the Shacks did not even understand when I asked about it. I really want to take advantage of the trade-in but nowhere will even receive the 32s.
 

Subjugator

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Jul 10, 2010
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I go ton the "pre order list". On the launch day they got 4 phones in and I was number 5 on the list. Kinda sucked but they told me I would be first when the next shipment came in. The following Thursday they called me and told me they got 2 more in and I could come pick it up. Traded in my 3gs and everything went smoothly.
 

kallyq

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Apr 12, 2010
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I haven't read all the responses (it is late)
Radioshack finally called me two days ago and I got my iPhone.
 
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