- 11-22-2012, 10:13 AM #1
"This item is currently unavailable. Due to tremendous demand we're currently out of stock of this item and are unsure when more will be available."
Doesn't say backordered anymore. I signed up to get an email from Amazon when the Yellow is available.
This is fun...NOT!!!
11-22-2012, 10:23 AM #3
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Is any company ever ready for demand? This happens at every Iphone launch. My sister waited 4 weeks for her IP 5 and she ordered it the day it went on pre-sale. Seems to me like people just aren't patient for devices that they will forget about in a years time.
- 11-22-2012, 10:35 AM #5
Nokia has to make devices for carriers all around the world, with many different specifications. They can't just stock up with millions and hope that the made the right amount for each carrier.
Carriers are the ones that order the phones from Nokia. They are the ones that tell Nokia how much initial stock they expect they need.
If carriers are wrong by a large amount (like with the cyan and yellow), we end up with a big backorder log because these phones aren't made at the snap of a finger.Talk to me about Windows Phone, Windows 8, XBOX, art, animation, design, or anything! Be sure to follow me on Twitter and friend me on Facebook (say you're from here or I may not accept)
- 11-22-2012, 02:45 PM #6
The thing is companies have to weigh the advantages and disadvantages in investing in more hardware manufacturers. Demand will always be high in release, and nokia could buy the facilities needed to cater to the public's demand in a timely manner. But in two months that enormous amount of demand won't be there, so they'd be losing money.
Now that all that is said and done, they did an awful job estimating demand for the device and should have invested in more manufacturers, because it seems that this phone will be more popular in the long run than what they thought.
- 11-22-2012, 03:13 PM #8
(Incidentally, HTC had serious issues meeting demand too, especially with "multiple colors," which is a stocking and inventory nightmare. If you make "too many" of one color, people won't buy it. Make "too few" of another, and people still won't buy the color that you've got in stock.)
- 11-23-2012, 11:09 AM #9Talk to me about Windows Phone, Windows 8, XBOX, art, animation, design, or anything! Be sure to follow me on Twitter and friend me on Facebook (say you're from here or I may not accept)
- 11-23-2012, 02:11 PM #15
The Nokia launch is a disaster because they've sold out of all the phones they can manufacture... but still, also a disaster because nobody has heard of the Windows Phone handsets and nobody wants one, thus they're not selling any. Makes sense after enough RDF, I s'pose. ;)
- 11-23-2012, 02:19 PM #16
So you think by complaining, you will get earlier stocks? If it does, we'll good luck to you. If not, just shut it and wait for the phone to come. Or you can get an android/iOS. We don't need people like you.
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- 11-23-2012, 02:26 PM #19
Complaining about the wrong thing is therapeutic also I guess.
Complaining to AT&T got me about $62 in discounts for my trouble. But then again, at least I complained to the ones really responsible for my order.
...and judging by the bolded part... you're still waiting too? Come on... let's hear you vent. You know you want to.
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