I didn't get mine!
So there is a post about"I got my iphone 5" and I think it's worth making one for the ones who coudnt get one so others can learn from it.
I went to Target, they said they only selling the pre-orders.
Went to Radioshack: No 64gb for AT&T
Went to 2 AT&T stores, they only had the 16gb. Called a 3rd one and they ran out of everything.
Went to Best Buy, they said they are onlly giving the pre-orders.
All of that between 7am and 9am.
MISSION FAILED. I am so pissed.
I didn't even bother trying the apple stores. Those lines are crazy.
I don't know if I should give up for the day, I'm in new york
Last edited by cocochannel; 09-21-2012 at 09:21 AM.
- 09-21-2012, 09:15 AM #2
- 09-21-2012, 09:18 AM #3
- 09-21-2012, 09:22 AM #4
- 09-21-2012, 09:26 AM #5
i pre reserved mine at best buy 64gb black at&t.
went in there yesterday for laughs and said they didnt get any and wouldnt for at least a month.
took my chances and went to the local at&t store.
opened at 8am.
was there at 715 with about 25 people already waiting.
got out at 1015.
now i did get a 64gb but in white not black.
so ethier when my sister gets her upgrade in a month ill give her the white and she will get the black one for me.
otherwise when best buy gets it ill just return the other one and suck up the restock fee.
i say usually by now whats out is out.
they may or may not get any more today (last year one store got 2 shipments on launch day for the 4s)
so its possible but not probable.
- 09-21-2012, 09:28 AM #6
- 09-21-2012, 09:29 AM #7
- 09-21-2012, 09:40 PM #10
- 09-21-2012, 09:47 PM #11
at 9am the apple store near me had no line whatsoever. Everyone was already in and out. It was very shocking because the iphone 4 event had a huge winding line. At another apple store when the iphone 4 came out, people were camping out (outdoor mall) and they had the inner section arrange into a giant queue. My friend preordered from att on the 14th around 7am, and his wasnt even shipped out. I got mine from Verizon and it arrived today.
- 09-21-2012, 09:49 PM #12
- 09-21-2012, 10:12 PM #13
- 09-21-2012, 10:14 PM #14
- 09-21-2012, 11:04 PM #15
- 09-21-2012, 11:07 PM #16
- 09-22-2012, 01:19 AM #17
Of course some of that depends on where you live too but if you are smart and or have the time to be at a store early there is no reason you can't get one on day 1 without a pre-order.
- 09-22-2012, 01:41 AM #18
Last week I pre-ordered a little over an hour after it was available and got stuck with the 2 week shipment when I was working in NYC. That was okay, life goes on, yeah? And then I got back to L.A. and was still waking up east coast time. Every morning waking up at 5AM and thinking why I couldn't wake up a 1/2 hour earlier for that fracking pre-order.
Thursday night I check my 2 week order status and I see that it can be cancelled. So Today I get up at 5AM and drive to the nearest Apple store - lines around the block AND down the alley - not worth it. Driving back home I pass an AT&T store and see about 5 people in line.
I go home and dream of iPhones for a while then at 7AM I am in that line at AT&T - maybe 40 people. 45 minutes later the AT&T rep comes out, counts the line and then says that everyone in line will get an iPhone. GREAT! I go online to cancel my pre-order only to find out that I can't. It is in "ready to ship" mode with a 10/05 delivery date. What-WHAT-what!?! "Ready to ship" but I don't get it for 2 weeks?! Are they reading my iPhone bedtime stories before they put it in a box? This is not a Zinfandel in an aged oak barrel, this is my new phone and it should get to me now!
I know what is coming, but I ask AT&T lady anyhow. She confirms my fears - I have already accepted the contract with my 2 weeker so I can't get one today. I ask if I can just buy one without any subsidy and she says that my contract is already attached to the phone I ordered so I can't change it anyway until I get the 2 week phone. I ask if I can just buy a phone at full price and not have it attached to anything and she looks at me like I asked her for a Samsung Galaxy at 8AM on the 21st of September.
I walk away at least happy that there is one person in line closer to their iPhone.
And then I had soup for lunch.
- 09-22-2012, 01:59 AM #19
So today, I walk by an at&t store, I'm like let me go and ask u never know.
So I asked this chick do you have the iphone 5, she' s like no sorry... pause... only 64gb.
Im like yaaayy! girl this is WHAT I WANT! She's like ok.
So this guy takes care of me. I show him my ID and he says it's expired. (It expired last week.) I''m like heere is my college ID, my Gym ID, My credits card. you can see on the pictures its me. The point of checking ID is if you are the right person. He's like let me ask the manager. The manager comes and say no you need a non-expired state ID and treats me like ****. Im like does passport work, he's like yes. I ask if he's got a lot of 64gb left he says yes about 20. Im like ok let me go home ill be back in 20min.
I go home get my passport, I get to the store excited. They make me wait online again and as soon as its my turn he's like oh the customer next to you on the other register is taking the last phone. Im like dammmmn this is not fair at all. AT&T is just terrible, worse experience ever.
Now I have no phone and super depressed. (Im not depressed just because of the phone but this is adding to it)
- 09-22-2012, 03:38 PM #21
I didn't get mine either.... but for a different reason.
Pre-ordered on the 14th... got confirmation for the 21st. Everything was perfect. Received the box, and no iPhone box, no iPhone, no NOTHING... except for my receipt and some paperwork and pamphlets from Verizon and Asurion.
Needless to say, I'm LIVID.
Stopping the cc payment, made a claim and Verizon and FedEx.
- 09-22-2012, 04:17 PM #22
- 09-22-2012, 04:58 PM #23
Well, if you really wanted one you could've gone to your local AT&T store around 4am, waited until 8 am for them to open, be in the store and out with an iPhone 5 in under 15 minutes.
To me it was worth giving up some sleep to keep my sanity. Totally worth waiting 4 hours to be number 3 in line, rather than driving all over town going crazy looking for a store that has some.
- 09-22-2012, 05:50 PM #24
- 09-22-2012, 05:52 PM #25
Did anyone else report this happening? Or am I really the only one? Needless to say, this has not been a good day so far.