The amazing stories we hear: I just called Radio Shack

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  1. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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    So I called my local Radio Shack and asked if he had a 64GB black, Verizon (I have an AT&T one, but am looking to switch). He says "Apple corporate headquarters" told Radio Shack that the pre-orders are backed up til "February". LOL.
    Raise your hand if you believe that. :D
     
  2. richmds macrumors regular

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    Calling RadioShack to get answers is like shaking the magic 8-ball.
     
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    Indeed! But I figured, folks keep saying they have stock, why not see if they have stock.

    And they did not, and told me a "story".
     
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    Ha Ha Ha...how true. I remember when they used to ask for your phone number when buying batteries too.
     
  7. LapsangSouchong thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Don't they still do that?:)

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    good lord, of course I'm not trusting Radio Shack.:D I wouldn't trust AT&T either!
     
  8. nefan65 macrumors 65816

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    I don't know? I haven't been in an R/S for years.
     
  9. LapsangSouchong thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ha. Me neither!
     
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    I was buying some wire for a project and the guy tries to sell me batteries and wants to know when my cell phone contract is up and offers me $10 credit if he can run a check on it. No thanks.
     
  11. Ohsnaps!itsjeff macrumors newbie

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    Rule #863488 of life: Don't believe what retail employees say. If they don't know, they'll BS you.
     
  12. nefan65 macrumors 65816

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    Wow...that's nuts.

    That sounds as bad as the cell phone guys in the middle of the malls. You walk by, and they attack you with questions about your cell service, etc. WTF?
     
  13. LapsangSouchong thread starter macrumors 65816

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    and make up stuff lol. Exactly.

    But then, I was just in Verizon and the guy told me the Verizon iphone 5 COULD do simultaneous voice and data. So I asked him to show me.
    He was quite surprised (and a little schooled). :D
     
  14. richmds macrumors regular

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    They dont ask for phone number now they want your email.

    And if you dont provide it they try to inform and educate you that you are missing out on a lot of really great promotions and services that Radio Shack offers and there is no charge for this service.
     
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    you ever think that maybe this is what they are told, these kids make $9 bucks a hour and really have no clue whats going on, so maybe he was told that and really thinks that.

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    I did it, got a $5 coupon off off anything they sell, worth it to me.
     
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    I think you kinda missed my point. But thanks for the reply.
     
  17. nefan65 macrumors 65816

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    HAAA! Too funny. At one time they could do that to people. But there's too much info on the Interwebs now, along with online ordering. I just use the brick/mortar to physically hold the devices, etc...
     
  18. gapperonduty macrumors 6502

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    I panicked and called one near my house and the man said one shipment is expected tomorrow. No idea whether it is ATT, Verizon or Sprint, but it is coming...

    raise your hands if you rather believe THIS! :)
     
  19. LapsangSouchong thread starter macrumors 65816

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    HA. Cool. You gonna go in there?

    I just called Verizon locally and she said no local stores have any and they will "ship October 26". Who knows if that's true either lol. That's what Verizon on the phone told me last night, so it's at least THEIR party line.

    I love my Iphone5, but am way over AT&T service here. Too bad I'll have to go without for a while after I return this one.

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    Yeah, he very boldly walked me over to a display model and launched youtube and a video and then made a call. Whoops. He looked kinda mortified.
     
  20. richmds macrumors regular

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    The ones around me are staffed with middle aged men with that thousand mile stare of hopelessness in their eyes.
     
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    The guy on the phone was definitely not a kid. I'm betting 30s or 40s.
     
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    You can check RadioShack inventory online at RadioShack.com everyplace around me is sold out except the shack, even called and confirmed!
     
  23. gapperonduty macrumors 6502

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    I always call them to greet good morning and ask for changes in stock anyway...

    so i will call tomorrow and see if there is any truth to this debacle of iphone buying experience !:)
     
  24. gapperonduty macrumors 6502

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    Many stores are quoted to have in stock by using the radio inventory online, but after calling to check, no stores has them...
     
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    I can see that happening. Fortunately in my area it was displaying correctly.
     

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