Verizon exaggerating "shortage"?General


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  1. ryanx27

    ryanx27 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Verizon keeps increasing the "will be shipped by" date on their site -- first it said "shipped by 5/7", now it says "shipped by 5/14".

    I ordered my phone late last night, got a shipping notification this morning. I'll have the phone tomorrow.

    Is Verizon trying to make people think the phone is backordered so they'll pull the trigger and buy now before further possible delays? I have to admit, it worked on me... :eek:
     

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  2. Scincidae

    Scincidae Active Member

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    Same for me, ordered two last night and they probably will be here tomorrow.
     
  3. brichi

    brichi Well-Known Member

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    no, i think maybe certain areas maybe have shortages so they are playing it safe
     
  4. ryanx27

    ryanx27 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes but you are asked to put in your zip code before you can shop for phones and accessories. Wouldn't they take into account your area when you do that?
     
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    rushmore Well-Known Member

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    Best Buy is not. They are having to juggle supply from one store to another just to meet pre-orders. Perhaps Verizon held back supply, but Best Buy deals with customer's being mad, either way.
     
  6. Rubik76

    Rubik76 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't be at all suprised if those two functions are completely seperate. The initial zip is to see whether the features offered by the phone are available in your area. I'd bet money that order fulfillment is completely seperate, and the ship date is a factor of the longest expected time based on inventory in all their warehouses.

    And it's a "ship by" date, not a "ship on" date.
     
  7. BBock727

    BBock727 Well-Known Member

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    Apple is notorious for playing up shortages and playing up demand. Im glad Verizon got in on the action. It will benefit all of us if Verizon android phones start selling well.
     
  8. Scincidae

    Scincidae Active Member

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    Best Buy and VZW Stores both don't have any/many in stores and can both order them for you. There seems to only be a short supply for immediate sale but they can order more and have them shipped within 24 hours.
     
  9. ryanx27

    ryanx27 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    This is true, before I ordered yesterday I called my closest 2 stores to see if they had the Inc in stock. Both places said that all the stores in town (Miami) were sold out. However, they didn't mention anything about being able to order them and have them shipped to me, though... do they still get commission on that?
     
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    kenyu73 Well-Known Member

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    Better have customer suprised with an early delivery then having forum monsters posting complaints on the forums and threatening to call the Verizon CEO for false "Promises"! Oh lordy, I hate threads and posts with users tired of promises. /=
     
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    emmur0 Well-Known Member

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    I ordered mine through a CSR today. all stores in N.E. are sold out.
     
  12. Howie

    Howie Well-Known Member

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    I think it's 1) Verizon trying to hype up the device (which it doesn't need) and 2) glitches in their order system. During the pre-order many people received their orders that were places days after those before (which showed as "received order")
     
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    Smudgie Well-Known Member

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    I just ordered mine (about 5 minutes ago) and was thinking that I was going to have to wait till the 14th or so. This is good news if it happens to me meaning that I could have the DI in hand by the weekend.
     

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