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  • iFail 4 Continues: No iPhones at RS Tomorrow?


    The hits just keep coming.

    In an oddly cheery-yet-gloomy Facebook post, RadioShack has informed its customers that "we are not able to fulfill all requests for the iPhone 4 on launch day." After chirping excitedly that "The Shack can’t wait until Thursday!" the post drops the bomb on its customers who pre-ordered (or made a Customer Request in "Shack" lingo). It does make the hopeful promise that "we will receive additional inventory when supply is available," before going right on to dash those hopes by saying they "have no timing information yet." KTHX!!

    A CrunchGear reader emailed John Biggs to say that a" RadioShack Store Manager just let me know that due to demand, none of the RadioShack’s were getting phones." The Facebook post notes that "select" RadioShacks "will have the iPhone 4 at launch." The post was not specific about which stores were the select stores, or how many there would even be: it could be a hundred, or it could be one or two.

    The RadioShack pre-order process has been a confusing experience for a lot of customers. Soon after orders began on June 14, RadioShack began taking "Customer Requests" rather than sales orders. Receipts issued from at least one store read "this request does not reserve a specific iPhone or guarantee availability for the customer."
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iFail 4 Continues: No iPhones at RS Tomorrow? started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 71 Comments
    1. mavrik101's Avatar
      mavrik101 -
      I work there and the preordering was a joke. Got a memo saying preorder did not guarantee the phone. so I asked why were we even doing preorders? Because they'll probably still get the iphone from us. Then found out NONE were coming to our district despite preorders. Then told we wouldnt even get any until the 29th, if even then! Stupid!
    1. cjh1452000's Avatar
      cjh1452000 -
      Another thing about radio shack, if you look at their facebook note, it says that a non-activated one is 649.99 (full retail price), yet full retail price from apple or AT&T is 599.99 for a person who is not eligible for any upgrade. I wonder if they're trying to make an extra 50 bucks from people who buy it from them who aren't eligible for an upgrade?

      Pssh, something is not right here.
    1. nitty09's Avatar
      nitty09 -
      I'm At Radio Shack In CT And They Only Have 1 Extra One 32GB Black waited Out Here For 16 Hours and counting da phone will be mines
    1. katmeef's Avatar
      katmeef -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      Didn't radio shack go bankrupt?
      Iirc it was only in Canada that they went bankrupt
    1. angelsinojos's Avatar
      angelsinojos -
      **** radioshack,i preodered the iphone on june 15, they said ok ok no problem.... And i went there and, they are: Tehy are all gone.. Sorry, wtf...????????
    1. face2face's Avatar
      face2face -
      Got my 32gb Iphone 4 this morning from radioshack.
    1. nautical79's Avatar
      nautical79 -
      Hahahaha im just gona wait til september when the i4 its tested im sure im not gona have trouble with it jajajaja people sleeping in the street, biting his nails in order to have the iphone 4, no sir it's not for me, just wait quietly to be released here in mexico, now I'm crying buhuhu
    1. back9player's Avatar
      back9player -
      anybody else having problems ordering online via apple.com because you have a FAN govt discount and/or family plan?
    1. billinaz's Avatar
      billinaz -
      Quote Originally Posted by back9player View Post
      anybody else having problems ordering online via apple.com because you have a FAN govt discount and/or family plan?
      Nope, I have both.

      Got 2 phones direct from Apple yesterday.
    1. KraKsX's Avatar
      KraKsX -
      I got one from radio shack (they made me also buy a bundle, if i didnt he wouldnt give me the iPhone4) and I got one from BestBuy.
    1. Pntbllfrk's Avatar
      Pntbllfrk -
      Well I just called radioshack and the manager answered the phone saying"thanks for calling Radioshack,home of the iphone 4G how may I help you?" Thats when I asked him do ya'll have any iPhones available. He said actually no, I was hoping to get some today however they havent sent us any yet. FAIL...how can you be the home of the iPhone when wal-mart at least had 1 on launch day?