Anyone else on a wait list at Best Buy?
I didn't pre-order a iPhone 5 last Friday because I simply wasn't sure yet which carrier I wanted to go with (currently on Verizon, but AT&T and Sprint offer better deals). Anyways, after doing some research and deciding on AT&T, I went to Best Buy Tuesday night to talk to their mobile center staff about their expectations for the iPhone release. They told me they didn't expect to have any iPhone 5's in stock for walk-ins on Friday since they expect all their inventory will be used to fulfill pre-orders, but he believes that they will be able to fulfill pre-orders with their first shipment. Anyways, since they weren't taking pre-orders anymore, I went a head and put myself down on their waiting list for a White, 16gb iPhone 5 on AT&T. I was the second on the list for that specific model. I am restricting myself to buying the iPhone 5 at Best Buy since I have the buy back program on my current iPhone 4.
Anyone else on a waiting list at Best Buy to buy their iPhone? Did your Best Buy say anything about when they expect to be able get an iPhone to you? I assume Best Buy will honor the waiting list before they allow walk-in buyers, correct? Obviously, this all depends on location, I'm just trying to get a rough estimate.
- 09-20-2012, 12:19 PM #3
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- 09-20-2012, 02:46 PM #6
I'm not asking about preorders. I'm talking about the waiting list they have where they will call you and hold a phone for you to pick up once they have iPhone inventory that is not used for preorders. From what I understand. People who preorder will get their phones first, then any left over will be held for a specific amount of time for those on the waiting list, and then any extra will be for walk-ins.
- 09-20-2012, 04:46 PM #8
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- 09-20-2012, 11:15 PM #12
I pre ordered an iPhone 5 (White, 16GB, VZW) for my mom since she's using a trade in towards the iPhone 5. She's not to worried getting it right away if it doesn't come in tomorrow. Hopefully I get the email for her that it does tho. Mine is on its way from VZW.
- 09-21-2012, 12:57 AM #13
I'll keep in touch with my local store tomorrow and find out if there are any extras of the other sizes.
Edit: I only say it this way because I worked for Best Buy Mobile for 5 years until a month ago, so I know how this process works.
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- 09-21-2012, 05:21 AM #16
We all have our reasons for choosing which carrier we choose.
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- 09-21-2012, 09:38 AM #19
well i pre " reserved " on friday the 14th.
went in yesterday to ask and he said no at&t 64gb in the tristate area (ma,ct,upstate ny)
for at least a month.
so i took my chances at at&t since they shipped out all there pre orders.
i waited 3 hours and got a 64 white.
so when best buy gets black ill suck up the restock.
since i have the buy back program and rz points. towards my premium membership (need to spend 2500 dollars in a year)
walked out of at&t today with a 536 bill without the upgrade fee on the bill itself.
oh and i got the unlimited 4g data too.
so that is possible as well.
- 09-21-2012, 10:04 AM #20
- 09-21-2012, 10:54 AM #21
I wasnt sure which provider I wanted yet, so I pre-ordered both an AT&T and Verizon phone 32Gb White last Friday. I can just not pay for the one I dont want and use the two $50 gift cards towards the one I do. I too got the email yesterday that neither would be available today. I think Im going with Verizon. Best Buy called me last night wanting to know if I'd take the black version of the phone and that I could get it today. I said I'd rather wait for white. It is hard to believe I turned dow an iphone5 on release day. They said I was the next in line for pre-orders.
- 09-21-2012, 12:53 PM #22
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