Updated:They sold my RESERVED iPhone!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nascars321, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. nascars321 macrumors member

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    So I went to my local Apple Store tonight to pick up my reserved iPhone 6s Plus. After waiting in line I finally go in to get my phone. I give the guy my name he finds my reservation. He says I'll be right back. He leaves. 10 minutes later he arrives with no phone. They are sold out of my model. Actually all 6s plus was sold out. He goes talks to a manager. He then said all we can do is take your name and call when we get one. I said ok so tomorrow? He said we have no idea. The manager never came over and talked to me. I asked to talk to him. He basically said sorry we will call you when one gets in. My question is how can this happen?
     
  2. KRG macrumors regular

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    That wasn't supposed to happen. Your store screwed up.

    My store was flawlessly organized, I was so impressed. They were doing it in groups based on reservation time so it was not a free for all, and my phone was reserved for me only and in my hands within minutes.
     
  3. DoofenshmirtzEI macrumors 6502a

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    I would take that right upstairs to the man, Mr. Cook himself. Make sure that store comes to his attention.
     
  4. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    OMFG

    It happens. A busy, busy, busy day.

    They will take care of you.

    Get over it.

    Shame on you.

    Time out.
     
  5. jeproks macrumors newbie

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    Same thing happened to me. 2 reservations and only 1 available. Expressed my frustration and I received a free leather case.
     
  6. mikenjinoda macrumors newbie

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    It happened to me this morning. I showed them my confirm email and everything and they just kept apologizing saying my model is sold out. Soo what was even the point of preordering?

    I should have argued and gotten something free out of it lol.
     
  7. nascars321 thread starter macrumors member

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    I didn't get anything from the manager other than a sorry. That's it. He was to interested in going home then trying to make things better.
     
  8. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    Shows the stores just want the devices out the door as quick as possible, they don't give a damn about customers or they would ensure this doesn't happen.

    Name and shame the stores...
     
  9. DoofenshmirtzEI macrumors 6502a

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    I'm serious about taking stuff like this to Tim Cook. This seriously hurts Apple's reputation and erodes customer confidence. I have no doubt that store managers have a way to hide stuff like this from ending up in their reports, so the only way for upper management to hold stores to account is for customers to go right to the top.
     
  10. azfalcons Suspended

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    Really? That's your response? Pretty childish
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You should take this up to Barack Obama.
    How dare they run out of stock...
     
  12. duaneu macrumors 6502a

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    That was the first thing that popped into my mind too before I even opened the thread.
     
  13. KRG macrumors regular

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    It's not simply running out of stock. When someone reserves a phone TWO weeks in advance, they have plenty of freakin time to get organized.

    If you ordered a phone two weeks in advance, and they carelessly sold it to someone that randomly walked in, you'd be pissed too.

    Apple had enough phones for every confirmed reservation. I'm sure of that. This is a store screw up.
     
  14. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. The store screwed up.
     
  15. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    I agree that is not acceptable and should be escalated. Reading the title I was expecting this thread to be about Best Buy, and I was going to say this is the reason you order from Apple.
     
  16. briankeith513 macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly, thats just terrible customer service. If it's "reserved", it shouldn't even be possible to run out of stock on a device that's "reserved". The manager should have come out him or herself, without you having to ask, and they should have apologized and promised to do whatever it takes to get you one as soon as possible, and offered a free case. That's how you keep Apple's rep for great customer service going, despite mishaps like this.
     
  17. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    name of store, manager and employee you spoke with. take it as high up as you can. pester them every day, hell wake up and go to the store first thing in the morning tomorrow.
     
  18. JPiper macrumors newbie

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    Definitely a screw up. But the screw up could easily have been somewhere in the shipment phase, and the store didn't end up with all the phones that were reserved. There's no certainty that your reserved phone was sold to a walk-in.
     
  19. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    But any reasonable system would get a list of orders, a list of phones and match the two before the store opened. If one was missing, take it from walk-in stock and ensure all reservation could be fulfilled first.

    If this phone is unique (don't see how it could be) and wasn't shipped to store a call or email explaining that is more than a reasonable expectation to have...
     
  20. DoofenshmirtzEI macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but 1) there's no way for a customer to tell that, and 2) that just means someone else needs to take the heat. Time to deploy the Tim Cook. Has laser targeting and immense firepower capability.
     
  21. pudcraft macrumors regular

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    sorry, but....bahahahahahaha

    i'm a dick, i know
     
  22. Monkey2673 macrumors newbie

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    Sounds like someone sold a reserved phone to a friend.
     
  23. menist macrumors regular

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    If I paid full price for it and they sold it to someone else, I would of made a scene. Its inexcusable, total f-up on their part.
     
  24. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I took it as a terribly misguided attempt at a haiku.
     

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