06-29-2010 01:46 PM
06-29-2010 01:52 PM
Auuuuugh, waiting for best buy sucks. I feel like a baffoon. I wish I didn't have to work til 8. I really don't think Best Buy's going to call until sometime in July at this point. I should have just woken up at some ungodly hour and stood in line, it's less embarassing than waiting for BB to call. Sigh.
06-29-2010 02:59 PM
06-29-2010 03:16 PM
Holy Caesar's ghost! I just got my iPhone!!! Wooohooo. Trust me, I was in the same boat as everyone here. Checking the BB Forum every friggin day since pre order on the 15th. I basically had enough. I was convinced BB wouldn't get me my phone until god knows when. Cause why?? Cause they don't know when they'll get the phones either! Long story short, I was #60 on the pre order list thinking that was a solid number back on the 15th. Of course we all I know the only solid pre order number was 1-5 on the list. Lol. Friggin joke.
So what did I do? I called first thing in the morning to my local AT&T store in Orange County, CA at around 8am when I first got into work. Of course they said they were sold out already and they told me I should call again in a couple hours because they were expecting another shipment. So I called around 11am and they said they had some 16GB available in black and that there was a line and he couldn't give me any more info on stock. I took an early lunch and jetted over there to come and find I was like 8th in line. The store was not hectic at all. I was in and out within 30 mins tops.
Guess what that means? I'm going to BB later to return my gift card. Sorry BB but I'm not sorry. I pre ordered to avoid a line. I guess a 30min line isn't so bad. I've been stressing to get a phone on launch this whole time. I should've told myself the launch date was the 29th to begin with. That would've saved myself a lot of headachs!
06-29-2010 03:32 PM
I wonder how many others finally gave up? I got sick of getting the run around from best buy. going to get my gc refund after work, when they ask why I'll show them the brand new iphone 4 they couldn't provide me with.
06-29-2010 03:37 PM
Exactly right? Same thing I was thinking... I wonder how many other people gave up too... Cause everyone should give up now and go to AT&T! Drop what you're doing and gogogogogo.
06-29-2010 03:38 PM
I gave up on Best Buy the day the iPhone4 came out. I got mine from Apple on release day. I def recommend going to Apple or AT&T. Best Buy is a joke. I am #6 and STILL haven't been called. I left my pre-order open just to see how long it will take Best Buy to fulfill a #6 pre-order. Coming up on a week late. Horrendous.
06-29-2010 03:44 PM
Just called AT&t, they said they got some today and were out. They said they were going to get some tomorrow but that there was a "list" of course. At least she let me get on the list over the phone, and she said they will go through the list as they come in.
06-29-2010 03:46 PM
Yeah, I gave up and went to AT&T today. Before, my Best Buy store had at least been some-what patient and willing to give me updates about where I was in the line, when they might get more, etc. But I think the long hours and the hundreds of "Where is my iPhone" calls are starting to get to them because now as soon as I say the word iPhone I just get a "WE KNOW NOTHING!!!" sort of response.
No hard feelings against that store or its employees, I sympathisize with the crappy situation they are in. But when there is another store right down the street with iPhones falling out of their ears, handing them out to walk-ins, it just seems dumb for me to wait on Best Buy. The only reason I went there to begin with is because I have $165 worth of gift cards (plus the $50 I got for the pre-order, so $215) but I'm just going to use all that on a White one for my wife when that comes out. Or, if Best Buy decides to end their relationship with Apple before that comes out (which I would not blame them for after this hahaha) I'll buy a new Xbox or something...
Anyway...AT&T has tons it seems. If you can't or don't want to wait, I would go there. Otherwise, good luck to you!