potential new release date - 6/20?

MadDog31

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Because you would think they would want it to start at the beginning of the week. I hope they're right, but just basing it on a phone call to a Cingular store seems like conjecture to me.
From what I can see, why not have it released on a Wednesday...thereforee that's two days of news that'll be out there to hype it up (even more). I'm not sure about you guys, but I don't watch much news on the weekends besides MAYBE Sunday evening if I'm lucky.

Giving it 2 days to simmer on the news (CNBC, MSNBC, etc) during work days will create a buzz...not to mention radio shows, etc. I'm just throwing thoughts out there, but to me why not mid-week?
 

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From what I can see, why not have it released on a Wednesday...thereforee that's two days of news that'll be out there to hype it up (even more). I'm not sure about you guys, but I don't watch much news on the weekends besides MAYBE Sunday evening if I'm lucky.

Giving it 2 days to simmer on the news (CNBC, MSNBC, etc) during work days will create a buzz...not to mention radio shows, etc. I'm just throwing thoughts out there, but to me why not mid-week?
I guess it's as good as any other day, but it's out of the norm.
 
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I agree with you, the waiting list issue is a joke, and very misleading. Let's say that a store has a waiting list of 400 customers. Just think how long it would take to call all those people. Then what if there is no answer and no voice mail or other way to leave a message?

Or what if they get the person on the phone and that potential customer has all these questions they want answered. They would be on the phone forever. It's nonsense.

Based on past use of waiting lists, they are useless. What happens is the moment the product becomes available, the store fills with people ready to buy on the spot. The store is not going to refuse to sell to these customers and just put the product on the shelf and save it for someone on the list. Especially since that person may have changed their mind or can no longer afford it, or any one of a thousand different reasons.

The stores that are run by experienced managers are the ones that are not waisting their time by maintaining a waiting list.

They are smart enough to know that this phone will sell itself and dealing with a waiting list is a waste of time and money.

I agree. I think they just made these lists up to shut people up so they wont have to deal with annoying customers constantly asking. I'm sure it was easier to say "Yeah, sure, put your name on the list" rather having to explain that cingular HQ would not allow waiting lists and why, etc...
 

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I agree. I think they just made these lists up to shut people up so they wont have to deal with annoying customers constantly asking. I'm sure it was easier to say "Yeah, sure, put your name on the list" rather having to explain that cingular HQ would not allow waiting lists and why, etc...
EXACTLY! Hammer meet nail.