"SHIPS TODAY" = big fat lie.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zahque, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. zahque macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2006
    so, we went from "ships today" to "getting to my house somewhere between June 23 and June 27th."

    it wouldn't bother me so much if the keynote didn't dedicate an entire slide to the word TODAY ten times the size of God.

    what gives? this seems like blatantly false advertisement.
  2. Marrakas macrumors 6502


    May 23, 2012
    Store just changed from 5-7 business days to 7-10.
    Guess it turned out more popular than they expected.
  3. MUBiomed macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2010
    I completely agree with you. Phil shouldn't have made such a big deal about it if he could not deliver.
  4. zahque thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2006
    and PS - you think they would have anticipated the demand. the fact that it went from "ships today" to "5-7 days" to "7-10 days" in just under a few hours is also irking.
  5. sevimli macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2007
    In fact, I was keep refreshing the apple store website, when it became online Retina MBP was showing up the 5-7 days shipping option only, while other MBPs were showing "ships today" or "in stock".

    I talked to CSR and got the "due the high demand..." story. :mad:
  6. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2007
    Savannah, GA
    Seems like most stores are saying they will have them in stock tomorrow so sounds like they did ship today.
  7. bbnj62 macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012
  8. zahque thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2006
    re-diculous. like they couldn't imagine there would be this kind of demand.
  9. Mac'nCheese Suspended


    Feb 9, 2010
    So some shipped today and the rest will have to wait. Big deal. What did you think would happen, they have an unlimited supply?
  10. zahque thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2006
    1) no one is reporting that their order shipped today. 5-7 days has been the earliest reported shipping time so far.

    2) no, i don't expect that they would have an unlimited supply. i do expect, however, that they would have some reasonable estimate regarding the number of launch day orders they would receive, and that "ships today" would not become "ships in a month" in a matter of hours.
  11. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    It's your own fault for not ordering immediately when it said ships "24 hours" :p
  12. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    i'm hoping that they will be in stores later this week
  13. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    While I don't disagree with you, Apple is notorious for wildly optimistic claims.

    The best way to avoid disappointment is to remember, like other large corporations, trusting Apple is questionable :)

    There's a very wise saying: "buyer beware". This is especially true when it comes to Apple.
  14. JS3 macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2010
    Probably does ship today from china thats why it will take so long. They are all on a freighter crossing the pacific.:rolleyes:
  15. NJRonbo macrumors 68010

    Jan 10, 2007
    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but mine shipped yesterday.

    If you read more posts here on Macrumors you'll find others had their units ship yesterday as well.

    So, Apple wasn't giving a big fat lie after all.
  16. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    They did ship today you just weren't quick enough. Also its good business not to saturate the market with your goods. If they dont sell then you have stock laying around costing you money. If you fulfill orders as they come in you have no surplus, thus saving you money. I do agree they could produce a few more before they launch though but pent up demand equals more prolonged interest in the product. ;)

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