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SR 7

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Original poster
Apr 30, 2009
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has anyone had any luck?

truly embarrassing its been almost a month and yet you can't get a phone.

Not even the +, just the regular iPhone.
 

Bobioden

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Sep 23, 2007
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has anyone had any luck?

truly embarrassing its been almost a month and yet you can't get a phone.

Not even the +, just the regular iPhone.

Last time I talked to them, I was told the only way to get a phone was to place an order. The 6 plus would not be delivered until middle to end of December. I went to the Apple store and got one that day.
 
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T5BRICK

macrumors G3
Aug 3, 2006
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has anyone had any luck?

truly embarrassing its been almost a month and yet you can't get a phone.

This happens every year. I had to wait until the end of October before I could find a 5s last year.
 
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Learylvr.

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Nov 18, 2011
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I'm not sure about AT&T , but my daughter walked in to a Sprint store an hour ago and got the 6+. She was gonna have to wait weeks if she ordered online. My neighbor bought a 6 yesterday at a AT&T last night. Good luck, I know its frustrating beyond belief...
 
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SR 7

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Apr 30, 2009
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you would think after what 6 years now they would have this **** figured out.

Stop rolling out other bs products like a bigger screen iPad if you can't fulfill your current orders.

Hey I am selling a Nike Air max 500055 but I have 10 billion orders still to fulfill bt **** it lets roll out the Nike Air Max 5000065s next week.
 
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mtneer

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Sep 15, 2012
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Shortages drive buzz and drive a feeding frenzy with people snapping up whatever is available, right or wrong, for fear of getting stocked out. Impulse buys are hugely profitable than thought out purchases. It's not a trick limited to Apple or tech companies - car salesmen, realtors and others use it all the time. It's well known, just accept it.
 
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deeddawg

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Jun 14, 2010
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you would think after what 6 years now they would have this **** figured out.

Considering the sales figures, it seems they're doing just fine... :cool:

I have experience in supply & production management and working at that kind of scale is very tough with lots of tradeoffs; my guess would be any customers lost due to the backlog cost far less than the hundred of millions of dollars and thousands of temporary workers to spike production enough to satisfy such initial demand without shutting down previous model productions several months early.

I do recommend anyone with good ideas on how to do things better submit their resume to Tim Cook. I bet he'd prefer to serve customers immediately vs. making them wait and would eagerly hire someone who could solve the problem.
 
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tigress666

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Apr 14, 2010
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I do recommend anyone with good ideas on how to do things better submit their resume to Tim Cook. I bet he'd prefer to serve customers immediately vs. making them wait and would eagerly hire someone who could solve the problem.

Yep. This whole myth that Apple does this on purpose to create headlines is believed/perpetuated by people who don't understand marketing.

You don't want people not being able to get your product. Because you give them time to think about if they really want it. You want them to buy while the impulse is hot. Not give them time to realize they don't really need it or that there is some other product that does what they need just as well if not better.

That's exactly why Apple doesn't like offering a lot of options. Too many options and you confuse the customer who has to think of which ones he/she wants and might make him want to go home and consider it (This is also why car manufacturers don't offer all the options a la carte but just have a few packages. So if you want that sunroof you also have to get power locks).

You lose customers when you don't have the product readily available for them. Sure, the hardcore will wait around, but many will just go find something else that will work or will start to really think if they need that purchase.
 
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deeddawg

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Jun 14, 2010
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You lose customers when you don't have the product readily available for them.

True, although this also has to be balanced against the cost to keep that quantity of customers. You don't do yourself any favors spending more to keep a customer than the revenue that customer would have generated. It's a tough balancing act any time you have very "peaky" demand. Especially when it seems to drastically exceed even the most optimistic estimates every year.

It's a tough nut to crack, the simplistic armchair quarterback "solutions" aren't.
 
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SR 7

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Apr 30, 2009
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Yep. This whole myth that Apple does this on purpose to create headlines is believed/perpetuated by people who don't understand marketing.

You don't want people not being able to get your product. Because you give them time to think about if they really want it. You want them to buy while the impulse is hot. Not give them time to realize they don't really need it or that there is some other product that does what they need just as well if not better.

That's exactly why Apple doesn't like offering a lot of options. Too many options and you confuse the customer who has to think of which ones he/she wants and might make him want to go home and consider it (This is also why car manufacturers don't offer all the options a la carte but just have a few packages. So if you want that sunroof you also have to get power locks).

You lose customers when you don't have the product readily available for them. Sure, the hardcore will wait around, but many will just go find something else that will work or will start to really think if they need that purchase.

100% accurate, only bored people who think Apple is Life are the ones that believe all this B.S.

I went on launch day and they didn't have the 6+ in 64gb available as my impulse buy was to get the iP6 16gb and 6+ 64gb, ... 3 weeks later i have come to the decision i only want 1 phone and its the 6 at 64gb only because it isn't a necessity at the moment, just a luxury.

they just missed out on what, $799?

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True, although this also has to be balanced against the cost to keep that quantity of customers. You don't do yourself any favors spending more to keep a customer than the revenue that customer would have generated. It's a tough balancing act any time you have very "peaky" demand. Especially when it seems to drastically exceed even the most optimistic estimates every year.

It's a tough nut to crack, the simplistic armchair quarterback "solutions" aren't.
 
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nolegirl01

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Aug 22, 2012
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Checked the apple website at 1am the other night last week and was able to do a personal pick-up at a local apple store for an ATT, iPhone 6+ 64GB Space Grey for my husband.

The next day, I checked the Best Buy website and was able to do a next day delivery on an ATT iPhone 6 16gb Space Grey for my mom.

Then the next day, I called all my local target stores and was able to find a store that had an ATT, iPhone 6+ 16GB Space Grey for my dad.

So I got 2 iPhone 6+ and iPhone 6 all ATT in like 3-4 days.

Good luck you guys! Be persistent, it will happen! :)
 
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megapopular

macrumors 6502a
Aug 21, 2007
737
10
has anyone had any luck?

truly embarrassing its been almost a month and yet you can't get a phone.

Not even the +, just the regular iPhone.

Embarrassing? The phone is popular. Who's embarrassed? Apple? Hardly.
 
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