Who is the best to order from?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bfh123, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. bfh123 macrumors regular

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    I've given up chasing the elusive unicorn (aka 6+ 64 gb) I've gone to stores, I've called other stores, I've used the seaturtle site (that still cracks me up), Idevicechecker, the applestore, etc. I'm going to order.

    Am I better off ordering from Apple or AT&T? Is one of them delivering faster?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ssl0408 macrumors 6502a

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    I always order from Apple because I don't like giving the carriers the sale. I ordered a 6 from Apple on 9/21 and it had an estimated ship date of October 9th but I'm getting it on the 1st. So in my opinion, Apple is better. AT&T gave me an estimate of 21 business days! Also, the carriers all have restocking fees.
     
  3. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Apple is shipping individual orders direct from factories as fast as they can manufacture them. AT&T is dependent on shipments from Apple. For obvious reasons, you're likely to have better luck with Apple. I was scheduled for 10/1-10/6 delivery on a 6+ 64GB SG ATT and I received it on 9/24.
     
  4. tonyy macrumors 6502a

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    I always go through Apple. Screw the carriers.
     
  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I've almost always ordered directly from Apple. Once or twice I've found stock at a lock AT&T store and bought there, but it's not a regular thing.
     
  6. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    Not necessarily. Apple's contracts with the major carriers surely gives them a lot of priority over individual shipments. However, timing is hard to predict as it is complicated.
     
  7. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    If carriers have priority, I'm not seeing evidence of it. Currently, online orders at Apple.com have been pretty constant at ships in 3-4 weeks. Meanwhile, AT&T shows shipping in 28-35 business days which translates to 5-7 weeks.
     
  8. linkgx1 macrumors 65816

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    Apple.com. They seem to have the best availability.
     
  9. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    The priority is most likely given to the stores themselves so they have stock. As for online orders, who knows. AT&T could just be way over-estimating to get people to go to the stores.
     

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