Went over to Radioshack, bought an iPhone 4. No preorder necessary.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by benguild, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. benguild macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2003
    That's what's up. :D
    They had like 10 of them in the back, I saw the shelf. This was on Thursday by the way.
  2. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2007
    Savannah, GA
    When did Radio Shack start carrying AT&T?
  3. ref26 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 13, 2008
    As they become more readily available, it gets harder to wait for a white one!
  4. unlimitedx macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    It seems that I can reserve an iPhone to pick up at the store any weekday this week too on their website.
  5. benguild thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2003
    They carry every carrier they can so that they can convince you to switch and get more commissions from carriers. (seriously)
  6. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2007
    Savannah, GA
    Wow......never noticed AT&T there. Congrats on the new phone.
  7. felixthea macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2010
    You can schedule in-store pickups through Radioshack.com?
  8. Surrylic macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2010
    Similar here... I called to ask if they were getting any white models in, and they said weren't taking any more pre-orders but could put me on a waiting list... and apparently I was on the top of the list, so the day after the launch I was called and told there was an extra black one if I wanted it... I said sure, cause two people in the same apartment with a white iphone could get annoying.

    So, one day after launch Radio Shack had received more iPhones, when a local walmart and two AT&T stores (!!!) weren't getting any. Weird.
  9. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Collins Colorado
    I see no way to reserve on their website. It says to check your local store for availability.
  10. benguild thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2003
    Seriously I just called the store and asked if they had any. They did.
  11. DynaFXD macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    East Coast
    U serious? Or am I missing the question? Since before the iP4 launch Radio Shack, Best Buy, and Walmart were all announced as vendors to have iP4's on Launch day. Radio Shack even had the nifty trade in program for your old iPhones if you did not want to mess with selling it on your own. So I guess the best answer to your question is at least as far back as June 24 ;)
  12. JLEW700 macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2008
    Any problems such as antena issue or yellowing or proximity sensor or anything?
  13. benguild thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2003
  14. phearx macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2010
    Let me clear up things, since I work at radioshack. For one we carry every carrier except verizon, and that includes pre paid phones. Also we don't do pre orders for the iphones, generally what happens is a sales associate will ask for your information and when the phone becomes readily available we contact you and first to come gets the phone. And yes we do make commission on phones just like every other wireless carrier, so I dont see your point?
  15. Makaveliarts macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2010
    I have a Q, If I put my name on a list at a Local Radio Shack for an iPhone when they do not have the store listed up on their site, will they even get one? I ask this because The local AT&T and Walmart do not have or are not selling them either, and I do not want to wait for my Apple online order.
  16. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    One of you must be very lucky.

    I live in central NJ and none of the Radio
    Shack stores in the area (and that is 5 stores)
    have had an iPhone since launch.

    Furthermore, I was in NYC last week and
    went to prominent Radio Shack stores in
    Port Authority and Herald Square and both
    reported not having any phones since launch.

    Meanwhile banners still hang in the Radio
    Shack store advertising the phone and if
    you call, you hear "Thank You for calling
    Radio Shack home of the iPhone 4."
  17. TheScappian macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2007
    I called my local Shack. They answered

    SHACK GUY: "Thanks for calling Radio Shack, home of the new iPhone 4, can I help you?"

    ME: "Do you have any iPhones"


    ME: "Yea, thats what I thought."
  18. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    Yeah, I mean, why is Radio Shack even
    bothering? Why are they touting themselves
    to be "home of the new iPhone 4" when clearly
    most stores haven't had any iPhone 4s since launch?
  19. phearx macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2010
    Honestly even though I work there, I would say your best bet would be to pick it up wherever you can get it. Simply because being on a list doesn't guarantee you a phone when they get it in, even if you are at the top of the list.

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