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Topic # 109754 25-Sep-2012 22:51 Send private message

So it seems both Vodafone and Telecom have sold out of the iPhone 5 in pre-order sales, so what does that mean for the rest of us?

Is all the NZ stock up for pre-order? Or do they have a limit? They said certain stores will be open at mid-night, and most of the Telecom stores in Auckland will sell them on the day, but are these actually going to be available for sale to the general public?

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  Reply # 691414 25-Sep-2012 23:06 Send private message

Why do you feel that pre orders consumed all stocks?



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  Reply # 691416 25-Sep-2012 23:20 Send private message

The Telecom site says "sold out" under all the models, but doesn't specify if its just a certain amount of stock, or all stock.





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  Reply # 691417 25-Sep-2012 23:22 Send private message

I think he has seen these..

https://www.vodafone.co.nz/iphone5/buy/

Online pre-orders for all models have been very popular and, for the moment, we?re out of stock. On this page you can check out the cost of a mobile with a plan but for the moment you will not be able to place an order.


http://www.telecom.co.nz/mobile/mobile/iphone/iphone5/
We?ve sold out of our pre-order stock, but great news is that the wait is nearly over. We will be launching the iPhone 5 across 34 Telecom stores nationwide on Friday 28 September. Stock is limited so be in quick.


And the ~8 week delays now expected in the US..

NBR released an article recently..

http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/iphone-5-first-weekend-sales-top-5m-%E2%80%93-how-compares-iphone-4s-ck-129400

Looks like the perferred sales method is with a contract too, so there may not be many handset onlys at all

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  Reply # 691418 25-Sep-2012 23:25 Send private message

That's just pre order stock that is sold out

iPhone 5 - Pre-order SOLD OUT

We?ve sold out of our pre-order stock, but great news is that the wait is nearly over. We will be launching the iPhone 5 across 34 Telecom stores nationwide on Friday 28 September. Stock is limited so be in quick.

The stores are listed so you can check what store is near you

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  Reply # 691428 25-Sep-2012 23:36 Send private message

Certainly a bit of an unknown. Hard to know what stocks Apple has for online orders, or what delays there may be when NZ stocks are out. No contract option for me, I am still in contract, but I won't be going into any contracts from now on.

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  Reply # 691430 25-Sep-2012 23:40 Send private message

Online is like another store, sure they have stock but not all of it. There are midnight releases + the stores get stock too.




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  Reply # 691438 25-Sep-2012 23:47 Send private message

They don't cite sources, but these guys claim to know the numbers and say 10,000 units for FV

http://www.iphonewzealand.co.nz/



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  Reply # 691460 26-Sep-2012 01:00 Send private message

Damn, so outright purchase isnt available for Telecom iPhones on launch day? Any word on Vodafone iPhones?





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  Reply # 691470 26-Sep-2012 06:05 Send private message

tardtasticx: Damn, so outright purchase isnt available for Telecom iPhones on launch day? Any word on Vodafone iPhones?


Vodafone (and Telecom for the iPhone4) haven't allowed outright purchases at launch for the last few models. I would highly doubt this will change.

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  Reply # 691496 26-Sep-2012 08:08 Send private message

My friends partner got a call from Vodafone the other day and got the IPHONE 5 offered to him what he took on a new 24 month contract.

My Contract has just finished but no phone call :-(.

Not that I would downgrade to an IPHONE anyway.

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