Retail Purchasers Walking into Store Getting 42MM SG

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by rickshill, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. rickshill macrumors member

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    And most of us in launch window are still stuck on processing????

    This photo was from guy in front of line at only USA store selling today!
     

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  2. shanew212 macrumors member

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  3. Two Stacks macrumors member

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    its not ridiculous.

    one store in the country with <500 watches ain't a big deal.
     
  4. AbsoluteMustard macrumors regular

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    This has to be part of the contract that the store had with Apple. They had to be guaranteed some stock at launch.
     
  5. shanew212 macrumors member

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    It is when 500 people who preordered two weeks ago don't get theirs.
     
  6. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    Not really. If you get yours during the window in which Apple promised you a watch, it's no big deal. If you get it outside that window? I agree, and I'll gladly grab my pitchfork and meet you out in front of Apple HQ.

    You see, that store? They were promised those Apple Watches (they preordered, too) before they opened preorders for you, so in reality, they were first in line. Make sense?

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    Yup. And I am sure they were promised their stock before Apple started taking orders. Apple knew how many of each device they'd be sending those stores and those watches were not part of the inventory they anticipated having for preorder deliveries to individuals in the first place.
     
  7. SixtyK macrumors 6502a

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    That's the exact model and size I ordered.

    As long as I have it by May 27 like I was promised, cool.
     
  8. leenak macrumors 68020

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    You all could've flown to LA and stood in line all night long if you wanted :)
     
  9. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    angela b**** told us NO IN STORE AVAILABILITY

    liar!
     
  10. leenak macrumors 68020

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    She said no Apple store availability, these weren't Apple stores.
     
  11. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    Pretty certain that the stores got to place preorders before the public. Apple then allocates what the stores will receive.

    A buddy owns cell phone store chaon and told me he orered 250 6's when they were launching and received 6 for launch day.
     
  12. Apfpilot macrumors regular

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    I actually wrote to Tim about this last night and received a response from him. Beyond the standard, processing within models as received he added:

    "For context, there is only one boutique in the US which has a small number of units."

    As it was signed Tim and not someone from the executive support team when I have done this in the past it leads me to believe that it was really him. Whilst it doesn't necessarily make me feel better I do appreciate a response.
     
  13. rickshill thread starter macrumors member

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    I only have one issue with this.....lets take a look at another store that was not selling any units which were not fully fuffiled in preorder launch window


     

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  14. jtrue28 macrumors 6502

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    False.
     
  15. Apfpilot macrumors regular

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    Which part?
     
  16. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

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    I called my local Apple store they said they don't have it...I suggest u guys call yours.
     
  17. jtrue28 macrumors 6502

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    His email inbox is not managed by him. Anyone who thinks they're getting a sincere personal response from one of the busiest men on the planet is a little naive.

    /realspeak
     
  18. Apfpilot macrumors regular

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    Well no, but steve did respond to emails personally from time to time and when I have gotten a response from that email in the past it was never signed Tim. Usually it was something along the line of - Tim forwarded me your email etc... I'm a member of the executive support team and I can help you...
     
  19. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    What's the issue?
     

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