I just got a call from Bestbuy where i pre-ordered the 32g White. The manager stated that he has gotten word from Bestbuy and they will not be available until summer sometime. Could not give a date. He also stated that there is now no guarantee that people will get their phone on launch date. He stated that Apple cannot guarantee that Bestbuy will receive their shipment for the 24 launch. He offered me a 32g Black when they arrive. He said that if they do not receive the product then he will call me to reschedule my appointment.
This just pisses me off!! Anybody else get the phone call today?
I thought maybe a 5% shot at getting the white one. Above and beyond the whole white fiasco, the whole day was a disaster imho. They should make the launch exclusive to Apple and then they are the ones to take the responsibility for processing more orders than they can fulfill. 3rd party vendors like BB have no idea or communication with them to pull the plug on promises to customers.
Yeah....kind of had to see that coming with the white one. But I am surprised they couldn't guarantee their supply for release day. Guess Apple may be pulling back some to try and help themselves and AT&T out.
A situation like this is why I decided going to a 3rd party vendor (BB, Radio Shack, Walmart) was something I wanted to avoid as much as humanly possible.
Best Buy dropped the ball a few months back when my son pre-ordered a limited edition xbox game. We showed up to pick up the game the morning of...they simply told us they didn't have any left. I almost flipped. My son was pissed because with every pre-order (from any retailer) you recieive exclusive in game content. Needless to say we went to every store that sells video games around and no luck. Best Buy screwed us big time.
I'm guaranteed because my girlfriends brother is the manager of the best buy i went to. so YES I am guaranteed to get it the 24th. They are receiving the shipment of iphones anywhere from the 23rd (night time) to the 24th (morning before store opens).
I just came from the Best Buy in Collegeville, Pa. I pre ordered a 32gb Black for myself and a 32gb White for my wife yesterday. I went back today to check on the issues with the white model. The guy said he wasn't supposed to say anything, but that he saw the inventory and they are getting 10 whites on the 24th. I guess I won't know for sure until next week, but I thought I would pass the info along.
BB told me there inventory showed them getting 20 white 1s so i placed the order lol...I got that call yesterday, like every1 else i really didnt expect BB to have them and apple not, either way tho iam pissed that we (every1 who wanted a white 1) dont know y there is no white iphone or even when it will b out for us to buy. They said sorry for the web pgs not taking orders, but nothing to the people that r left wondering y the white is a no show.
Well, my wife works for bestbuy and she told me today that they got an email from district. The email said that "bestbuy is not guaranteed the iPhone 4 on the release date." Does this mean that they aren't going to have them launch day? Not necessarily, but they're also covering their *** in case they don't get them on the 24th.
That's why I preordered mine at bestbuy and reserved one at the closest apple store as a back up. If I hear any updates on the matter I'll be sure to post it on here for everyone if someone doesn't beat me to it.
My girlfriend and I both prerdered iPhone 4s from BB yesterday. Hers was a 16gig white and mine was a black 16gig. So after hearing all the doubts about the white etc etc we went in today to try and figure stuff out and he said on the 24th they are getting 20 of each black model and 10 of each white model. They said that this particular store had a low amount of white preorders when they were told to stop taking them so the ones they have for the white ones will be filled for sure on launch day.
I went back into BB today to see what the deal was about the white version and if they are even getting iPhone 4s at all. I used to work at this BB and still know all the management team and they said that they aren't getting any whites in period. They are going to have to try to figure something out for the people that pre-ordered the white version. I had a white pre-ordered and my manager friend told me straight up I wouldn't be getting it at launch. They would only be getting a hand full of Black models. Maybe it's store specific, but my local BB is not getting white for sure and barely getting black. Very lame indeed.