Walmart is so bass-ackwards

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by protobiont, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. protobiont macrumors 6502a

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    Since my apple.com preorder slipped to "ships in 2 weeks", I went to the nearby Walmart to see about their pre-order process. Despite all the news coverage saying they would have preorders (at a discount no less) starting at 8AM today, no one in my store knew anything about it.

    I can't say I'm surprised, but you'd think that something that is making national papers would at least be communicated to employees.

    Just thought I'd share.
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    I wouldn't even bother with walmart...I feel like they only get about 10 devices at most.
     
  3. protobiont thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed, just figured it be worth a shot, since it was only 5 minutes from my office. If I was able to reserve one - then lucky me...
     
  4. b166er macrumors 68020

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    I won't defend Walmart but I have to say its very possible the news ran with a story that wasn't true.

    Where I work this happens almost weekly. Something is on tv, people come to me asking about it and it's 100% wrong.

    Good chance Walmart just sucks though.
     
  5. flamingoezz macrumors member

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    same experience for me...associate had no idea..managers got memo's but hadn't read yet. they didn't even have the cards you purchase to reserve..so basically i put my name on a list.

    im first, so IF they do get a 32GB white verizon phone, ill get it..i would say that is about a 10% chance considering a previous poster is right, they will likely get around 10 phones, spanning 2 colors, 3 storage sizes and possibly 3 carriers.

    a friend who works for verizon said that in the past 2 iphone launches, they didn't sell out until the second day, so i may just try my luck there on my lunch break that friday


     
  6. Btrthnezr3 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I had called my Walmart last night and they had no idea. I ended up waking up to preorder. Now it's on Walmart's website. Oh wells.
     
  7. flamingoezz macrumors member

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    can't preorder through the site though...it tells you to go into the store to do so

     
  8. Btrthnezr3 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I know...it wasn't on the site yesterday afternoon so I called my store to confirm and they had no clue. So I didn't want to deal with it. I would have had to call in late to work which is a pain in the ask.
     
  9. UHFrank macrumors member

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