WTH NONSENSE preorder time 10pm friday?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bomikepa, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. bomikepa macrumors member

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    so i called the general number and spoke to someone in ipad sales and they INSISTED after asking over and over again that the PRE ORDER TIME was 10 PM on FRIDAY?

    I dont think thats the truth....can anyone confirm this??

    I was thinking MAYBE 10PM thursday...but FRIDAY???

    im lost....anyone else have input?
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    This is all the information everyone knows, this is the only information Apple has made public.

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_ipad

    Apple Press Release
    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2012/10/23Apple-Introduces-iPad-mini.html
     
  3. Noisemaker Guest

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    If I worked customer service and had someone call to interrogate me over a preorder time that I likely don't even know, I'd most definitely string them along to waste as much time as possible, then give them an intentionally wrong time out of spite.

    Mostly because I have a great amount of disdain for people who demand things and act entitled. :)
     
  4. bomikepa thread starter macrumors member

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    no need to lie, a simple we do not know yet or call back tomorrow and we may know would suffice. But giving random incorrect information is not a good way to go.
     
  5. MR1324 macrumors 6502

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    did you think to call back and talk to someone else? why would anyone on macrumors know better than them?
     
  6. rockyroad55, Oct 24, 2012
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    rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    OP should have searched and see what time past iPad preorders started.
     
  7. JS82712 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see why you are so concerned..it's not like the mini will sell out quickly like the iPhone 5 or something.:rolleyes:
     
  8. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    It's ok OP, just ask if your allowed to stay up past your bed time that night. :)
     
  9. AzN1337c0d3r macrumors 6502

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    Aren't you being paid to tell people these things (if you know) or tell them that you don't know (if you don't know)?

    Wasting a customer's time just reflects poorly on you and your company.
     
  10. Noisemaker Guest

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    If I were working customer service, I imagine I'd be a few days away from an intentionally messy suicide, so I really doubt I'd care about anything mentioned.

    Hypothetical, of course. I'd never work customer service under any circumstances.
     
  11. dmelgar, Oct 24, 2012
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    dmelgar macrumors 68000

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    When have past preorders started?
    I couldn't believe the iPhone sold out so soon. I expected 7-8 hours. No way did I imagine 55 minutes.
     
  12. ITS ME DAVID macrumors 6502

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    There stating that iPad mini screens are in shortage also so these might sell out fast
     
  13. 8a22a, Oct 25, 2012
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    8a22a macrumors 6502a

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    Or you could just tell us and save us the time. :)
     
  14. amammad macrumors regular

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    Believe me, with your attitude, they wouldn't want you! :rolleyes:
     
  15. LaNex macrumors 6502

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    The basic M.O. for those who want to pre order online seems to be (from my personal experience in the past) - keep an eye on the Apple website and wait until the store goes down. Then hang about here until someone tells you it has come back up. Or take advantage of some of the twitter / web / whatever services that will tell you when it has come back up. Or add to the server bashing and refresh the store yourself. Then you will know what time pre orders start. Then participate in the frenzy of pre ordering.
    Or don't.
    ;)

    IME of previous Apple product launches, pre orders have started anything from on the turn of midnight on the day stated, or eight am on the day stated. Or somewhere in between.
     
  16. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I would be totally shocked if it was anything but 12:01 am PST
     
  17. Hello... macrumors 6502a

    Hello...

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    I agree, my alarm is set for 3 AM EST.
     
  18. rdale macrumors newbie

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    You'll be an hour too early. Remember that the US uses Daylight Saving Time, so I assume you guys aren't in the country right now. I'd shoot for midnight PDT / 3am EDT instead.
     

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