Potentially some very good news
I work in the telecommunications industry and seeing notices from Canadian carriers is part of my job.
I just received an email from Bell stating that preorders for white z10 must be stopped immediately due to inventory constraint.
To me, that means preorders are exceeding what they have in stock. That is awesome.
- 02-01-13, 05:24 PM #7
- 02-01-13, 05:27 PM #8
Yep... just was on their site and followed the pre-order process and only the black one is there. But it also does say pre-order from January 30th to February 2nd. I didn't look at the dates before today so can't say if this was always the case or if it has been adjusted.
- 02-01-13, 05:35 PM #12
I've said it before re: iPhone and WP, so for the sake of consistency I'm obligated to point it out here, too:
With Just-In-Time manufacturing and supply-chain, supply constraints are kind of artificial. I have a sneaky feeling that these are sometimes "gamed" to create the impression of overwhelming demand.
- 02-01-13, 06:00 PM #15
Chris U's blog post today alludes to reports of lineups in the UK and quick sell-outs. THIS is actually very encouraging, since it displays actual consumer behavior (as opposed to inventory levels, which manufacturers have some control over).
- 02-01-13, 06:09 PM #16
I just walked over to my Bell store and asked...They now have a POS code so they can take your money on a deposit basis but not in full yet...I have been on their "store" pre-order list for a week now but paid deposit and am now "in the system".
I'm confused (as they are too) as to how it's going to work Tuesday...They said they are likely opening early (8am) but not confirmed yet...I "might" get my phone but they won’t guarantee it?? I asked why..."well we have to distribute the phones by quota...i.e. so many to new customers, so many to existing clients...so many to paid in full sales (not on 3yr contract) etc.
Sooo...I asked...are you going to have the phones here in store for Tuesday? "Yes, of course"...and I'm number 9 in your system?..."yes"...Are you getting more than nine phones?..."oh yes...way more". But you can't guarantee I'll get mine as a paid in full long time existing customer even though I'm number 9 on the list and have now (number two) pre-paid the deposit?..."No".
Clear as mud.
I'm so confused!!
- 02-01-13, 06:25 PM #17
my Z10 reservation is for Virgin Mobile through Future Shop. I was perusing Virgin Mobile's site to see if they had a buy outright price yet and it indicated that presales for the Z10 were no longer being accepted. Perhaps this is why..
- 02-01-13, 07:48 PM #19
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Have you seen the bids for Z10's on ebay? Well over the $600 no contract price, white z10's (that I lean towards) are over $1000. I got a notice this week from Bell about upgrading my 9810 and might be waiting for a bit since I didn't pre-order.
- 02-01-13, 08:11 PM #22
- 02-01-13, 08:20 PM #23
Hopefully good news, but is it possible since it's going on sale tuesday, and they shipped out devices yesterday, that they just decided to close pre-ordering? Or in the past have you still been able to pre-order a device say, the day before it's in stores?
It would just seem kinda pointless to pre-order it this coming monday...
- 02-01-13, 08:21 PM #24
- 02-01-13, 08:38 PM #25
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