iPhone supply running low with AT&T, some Apple Stores

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  • Reply 41 of 79
    solsunsolsun Posts: 763member
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    Originally Posted by schoolboytim View Post


    I live in Southern California and I went to 2 stores, one in Costa Mesa, and one in Whittier, and they both did not have ANY iPhones on hand. ZERO. They told us all they could do was have us place orders and we would get them before the stores even got their shipments. They said that we could have them by earliest on Tuesday (July 3rd)



    Only a few AT&T stores in my area had iPhones actually on hand.. and I was told that those stores only received 20. (And the line at the Brea mall was 2,000+ people strong)





    Um, no... The Apple store at Brea Mall was NOT 2,000+ people, it was 250 max.. I know because I was there.
  • Reply 42 of 79
    dfilerdfiler Posts: 3,420member
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    Originally Posted by jeffhrsn View Post


    I'm sure someone, somewhere might say the same about a phone costing $25. It's all relative. $600 is not necessarily "big bux" to someone else. Lumping all prosperous people's children into the "unbearable" category is a bit presumptuous and not always likely to be accurate.



    I'd go even further than that. Outright hatred of the rich demonstrates an attitude of simple bigotry. Spoiled children are as likely to have bad attitudes as those who grow up in poverty. The rich and poor are equally naive at times about the eachother's lives and lifestyles.
  • Reply 43 of 79
    desarcdesarc Posts: 642member
    this is going off topic, but i have to agree. i said earlier that i would much rather have kids who are healthy, well behaved, respectful and responsible than have enough money to give each of them an iPhone. [and again i'm not buying my 2 year old or my 4 month old an iphone].



    ...back on topic: there were about a dozen people in line with me friday who said they were putting their phones on ebay for $2000. i mentioned at that time that i bet there would be way too many people with that idea and that he wouldn't even be able to make up the sales tax on the phone. he laughed at me. one just sold for $885. ohh well. i may not be rich but i'm not selling this thing for a $250 profit. ...another just sold for $705
  • Reply 44 of 79
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,953member
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    Originally Posted by desarc View Post


    this is going off topic, but i have to agree. i said earlier that i would much rather have kids who are healthy, well behaved, respectful and responsible than have enough money to give each of them an iPhone.



    I think the two don't necessarily correlate. Having one doesn't mean you can't have the other, it's not mutually exclusive.



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    [and again i'm not buying my 2 year old or my 4 month old an iphone].



    I agree that would be silly.
  • Reply 45 of 79
    lfe2211lfe2211 Posts: 507member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by desarc View Post


    this is going off topic, but i have to agree. i said earlier that i would much rather have kids who are healthy, well behaved, respectful and responsible than have enough money to give each of them an iPhone. [and again i'm not buying my 2 year old or my 4 month old an iphone].



    ...back on topic: there were about a dozen people in line with me friday who said they were putting their phones on ebay for $2000. i mentioned at that time that i bet there would be way too many people with that idea and that he wouldn't even be able to make up the sales tax on the phone. he laughed at me. one just sold for $885. ohh well. i may not be rich but i'm not selling this thing for a $250 profit. ...another just sold for $705



    No,no,no!!! You were correct. Only 2 phones have sold thus far, both by either scammers or newbies who don't know any better. The number of bids for the newly listed phones is very low. The Buy-It-Now & Make=an-Offer formats for riduclous prices are receiving no offers at all. Those who bought iphones thinking they would make a killing this weekend on ebay were dead wrong--for now. If the iPhone turns into a Nintendo Wii epidemic--very high demand, very low supply, that will be a different story. Then a 10-40% premium over retail would be achievable as is seen every day with the Wii.



    Edit: My data are based on an advanced search on ebay of completed listings to date.
  • Reply 46 of 79
    jack6294jack6294 Posts: 3member
    50 sounds like the right number. I live in a small podunk town in the deep south and was # 32 in line. I waited less than an hour.



    As for as kids with iPhones, I'm a dentist who bought one for my 16 year old daughter. It is cheaper than a MacBook and I get my laptop back. She put up $200 of her own money from baby sitting. Anyway she was eligible for a new phone and I wasn't and I get to play with it.



    Our family will all have one eventually, we have 5 Macs and 5 iPods and eventually 5 iPhones in one form or another.
  • Reply 47 of 79
    freenyfreeny Posts: 128member
    I was #76 at my att store (Union Square NYC) and the last phone was sold to someone about 10 people behind me.
  • Reply 48 of 79
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ajhill View Post


    AA (Apple-oholics Anonymous)!



    ajhill, you're a genious!
  • Reply 49 of 79
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jack6294 View Post


    I live in a small podunk town in the deep south



    Dotham?
  • Reply 50 of 79
    jack6294jack6294 Posts: 3member
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    Originally Posted by britwithgoodteeth View Post


    Dotham?



    farther west about 4 hours. Hurricanes Rita and Katrina went to either side of us.
  • Reply 51 of 79
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 20,407member
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    Originally Posted by britwithgoodteeth View Post


    ajhill, you're a genious!



    \ Please see the last sentence of post #3. (Darn, one doesn't get called a 'genius' very often, and when I was, I wasn't........) \
  • Reply 52 of 79
    onlookeronlooker Posts: 5,252member
    The AT&T guy said that AT&T stores sold out nation wide yesterday when I was in there asking questions about my plan. He also said the state of Michigan sold out in between the time that his store shut their doors to customers on Friday to set up for iPhone and re-opened at 6:00PM to sell it.. (Michigan in a different time zone obviously.)

    His store sold out in an hour and a half = 300 Phones.
  • Reply 53 of 79
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
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    Originally Posted by lfe2211 View Post


    Here's the latest headline story from Bloomberg.



    Apple's IPhone Sells Out at Most AT&T Stores, Swamping Network



    "Shoppers snapped up as many as 200,000 iPhones the first day after the device went on sale June 29, according to Global Equities Research. While it was still available at all 164 Apple stores yesterday, AT&T said most of its 1,800 stores no longer had the phone in stock. AT&T is the only mobile-phone service that works with the iPhone."

    ]



    I didn't read the article but it sounds like they aren't including online sales. I know many people that have no problem waiting to receive their iPhone in the mail. Add at least 25% to that number.
  • Reply 54 of 79
    jverginjvergin Posts: 1member
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    Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post


    As of Saturday night 8pm.... a salesperson at Apple Store in Troy, MI told me their supply of iPhones was getting extremely low.... but still had both models.



    I got an 8GB from the Apple store at Somerset at 10:30am. I was the only one in the store. Well me and about 20 employees. They told me they were running low too.
  • Reply 55 of 79
    onlookeronlooker Posts: 5,252member
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    Originally Posted by jvergin View Post


    I got an 8GB from the Apple store at Somerset at 10:30am. I was the only one in the store. Well me and about 20 employees. They told me they were running low too.



    Hey you there! Welcome to the Appleinsider forums jvergin. We get a little excited, maybe a bit crazy, and sometimes Apple fanatical around here but don't let that scare you away. Enjoy your stay.
  • Reply 56 of 79
    lfe2211lfe2211 Posts: 507member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    I didn't read the article but it sounds like they aren't including online sales. I know many people that have no problem waiting to receive their iPhone in the mail. Add at least 25% to that number.



    You are correct sir! On line sales are not included. I have no idea as to what percentage OLS would add to the total--no basis for even making a guess.
  • Reply 57 of 79
    I bought an iphone this morning, but I haven't even taken the plastic off the box. I am afraid that I have made a mistake, after reading some other threads. My old phone is a Nokia 6682 that has given me grief from day one. I have been looking for a replacement and had not found one. My contract with Cingular was up in December and I have been hesitant to enter into a new one. Did I make a mistake? The Apple store I was at, said they were almost out of phones and all of the AT&T ones were out yesterday. The Apple store said they got a few this morning and I bought the last 8 gig.
  • Reply 58 of 79
    backtomacbacktomac Posts: 4,579member
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    Originally Posted by HHansen726 View Post


    I bought an iphone this morning, but I haven't even taken the plastic off the box. I am afraid that I have made a mistake, after reading some other threads. My old phone is a Nokia 6682 that has given me grief from day one. I have been looking for a replacement and had not found one. My contract with Cingular was up in December and I have been hesitant to enter into a new one. Did I make a mistake? The Apple store I was at, said they were almost out of phones and all of the AT&T ones were out yesterday. The Apple store said they got a few this morning and I bought the last 8 gig.



    Not if you look at the results of this poll (gratuitous self promotion) or this report from CNN.
  • Reply 59 of 79
    dstranathandstranathan Posts: 1,717member
    Sold out here in KC MO
  • Reply 60 of 79
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 20,407member
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    Originally Posted by HHansen726 View Post


    I bought an iphone this morning....... Did I make a mistake?



    I don't think so, since I happen to think it is greatest consumer product I have ever used. And, I have used a lot of them.



    But if you're in doubt, you should probably return it, so that some deserving person with less doubt can enjoy it?



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