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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. ealvinito's Avatar
      ealvinito -
      Sorry guys just got my phone call from BB that my iPhone 4 will be available for p/u tomorrow!! Glad I went with them. Everyone else failed!!!!!!!!!
    1. blindfreek's Avatar
      blindfreek -
      Quote Originally Posted by ealvinito View Post
      Sorry guys just got my phone call from BB that my iPhone 4 will be available for p/u tomorrow!! Glad I went with them. Everyone else failed!!!!!!!!!
      lol, I spoke to my Best Buy guy too...He said they have about half of the pre orders. But i made the cutoff on the list so ill be getting mine!
    1. drallith's Avatar
      drallith -
      best buy = fail, radio shack = fail. should of preordered and not been retarded, you would have yours now too.
    1. Cokeman's Avatar
      Cokeman -
      This is nobody's fault but Apples. I'm one of the lucky people that got my confirmed preorder canceled.
      I keep going back to wwdc, thinking about Job's saying this will be the fastest roll out ever. Yeah right you ****** that 1 up already.
      Here is a thought Apple, the 3GS sold 1 million the first weekend, the next model you release, you should have double what you sold for each country.
      Personally, I think they have plenty of stock. Apple is not dumb enough to release a iphone and only have 600,000 available. They are smart enough to limit the amount sold at a time to keep the demand high.
    1. SwatPac's Avatar
      SwatPac -
      I ordered mine at the at&t store. If i show up there tomorrow and my iPhone 4 isn't waiting for me, Someone is gonna end up at the the hospital, and it wont be me cuz ill be in handcuffs in the back of the police car. Im not one of guys who tend to yell at people who work for a company & have nothing to do with what happened, But I took the time out of my day to head over there on the 15th and spent 2 hours waiting cuz their system was down. That iPhone better be in my hands by 8:00 am tomorrow or so help me god!!!
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      Just got phone i'm happy lol.
    1. sean89503's Avatar
      sean89503 -
      Each Radio shack should get one iphone yep thats what i said one, friend works there and told me.
    1. rickybobby's Avatar
      rickybobby -
      i will pick mine up at walmart tomorrow at 8am
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      Quote Originally Posted by swatpac View Post
      i ordered mine at the at&t store. If i show up there tomorrow and my iphone 4 isn't waiting for me, someone is gonna end up at the the hospital, and it wont be me cuz ill be in handcuffs in the back of the police car. Im not one of guys who tend to yell at people who work for a company & have nothing to do with what happened, but i took the time out of my day to head over there on the 15th and spent 2 hours waiting cuz their system was down. That iphone better be in my hands by 8:00 am tomorrow or so help me god!!!
      dude are sure you want to go to jail for an iphone? Man think before you make a fool out of your self,if you have kids think about them before you pick up a case for a phone lol.
    1. SubCode's Avatar
      SubCode -
      But I'm glad you can let us know if it really is worth this additional wait...I will decide if I really need a cadillac when that corvette (android-evo) wants me to floor it.
    1. remag49's Avatar
      remag49 -
      ya i was thinking about the trade-in as well....
      all i know is that my family's two 32gb iphone 4 did not ship but our two 16 gb did
      from att
    1. dadon4sho's Avatar
      dadon4sho -
      How much u guy think these can go for on eBay? I mean pre-Order ones go for 900 imagine when it's on ur hands and can confirm! I'm thinking around 1200
    1. Retell's Avatar
      Retell -
      Hey guys. I've been working at radioshack for almost 3 years. I reserved a phone for myself and a friend of mine and was lucky to get that. It took almost 45 minutes to get 2 pins out of the system and the "preorder" was done in a matter of an hour. We have no official word from upper management but I was informed by our store manager that he doesn't think our store will have 4g's tomorrow. He says that stores likely to get phones are ones that have sold iPhones in the past via their ship to store program "selling what we don't have in our backroom". We had a total of 3 preorders and so far have none in stock. Even stores with 45 preorders will be lucky to get even 2 phones.

      I'd like to say that this is hardly Radioshacks fault. Apple told radioshack and bestbuy they could have preorders for launch day sales. Then the day before the preorder Apple pulled the chair out from under us and said "we cannot officially allot these phones for you guys because we don't think you'll fulfill your allotment and we need these phones to fulfill our stores." Rshack decided to revise their preorder and make it a customer reservation that was properly executed and assigned each customer with a unique reservation pin plus a $20 store credit upon phone purchase. Meanwhile bestbuy didn't listen about the preorder nor the white iPhone sales hault.

      Don't blame anyone but Apple for this ****.
    1. zmanforever's Avatar
      zmanforever -
      Wow this is crazy such a massive demand resulting in the systems set up to handle it crumbling...

      I am so glad my preorder is confirmed at Apple.
    1. jcal08's Avatar
      jcal08 -
      2 RadioShacks screwed me
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Didn't radio shack go bankrupt?
    1. delphipgmr's Avatar
      delphipgmr -
      i called our radio shack today (had a pre-order), they will not be getting them.

      the manager told me our region got 19 phones (there are 15 stores in our region)..

      next shipment hopefully is july 2.

      i called every Walmart, and none in our area are getting any.


      sounds like no 3rd party store is getting any, in fact, it sounds like the apple website was the only way to get one.
    1. Bronxboy99's Avatar
      Bronxboy99 -
      Best Buy called me today to set up my pick up time but unfortunately, they ran out of the 32gb so I have to settle for a 16gb. I'm having mix feelings but I really shouldn't complain.
    1. smooth22's Avatar
      smooth22 -
      Screw those lucky guys, i'll get minds in due time when a real jailbreak is out.
    1. bmdub's Avatar
      bmdub -
      Quote Originally Posted by jwalkd9 View Post
      i called radioshack yesterday to try to confirm my pre-order and ask what time they would be opening on thursday. they said they have not received and iPhone 4s yet and aren't expecting any for launch day. They also couldn't ell me when they will be getting them but they did say i was first on their list and that the first iPhone 4 they get will be put aside for me and i will get a call from them to pick it up. The guy on the phone also said that none of third party stores including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Radioshack will be getting iPhone 4s on launch day.
      All I can hope is that i get it soon, hopefully before the end of June.
      Before receiving my shipping confirmation this morning, I called 4 of the 5 Walmart stores in my area and they all said they would not have the phone.