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  Reply # 1126033 10-Sep-2014 19:25
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Geektastic: I agree - I think it will be rarer than hen's teeth for a while unless you want that naff gold colour with 16Gb in it...!


Sounds like a Tui billboard.

I'm getting the Iphone 6plus in 16GB Gold..... Yeah Right!

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  Reply # 1126035 10-Sep-2014 19:27
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TwoSeven: I am always on the S models as that's when my VF plan usually  expires. So I will be after a 6Plus-S  (sounds like a clothes size) next year.


Sometimes Vodafone can be nice and let you resign after 18months... then you could be on the every 3rd version.

I am going to put this out there......Iphone6S for.... Sapphire.

Lets see this in 12 months.

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  Reply # 1126089 10-Sep-2014 20:19
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Was quicker to order via apple site last year and get it shipped from China. That was a lot quicker than VF here for outright purchase.

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  Reply # 1126126 10-Sep-2014 21:30
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Behodar: In the US, pre-orders open a week early. I'm therefore guessing that it'll be released in NZ on 3 Oct.


I was talking to Apple Support (NZ) today via web chat. 

They said NZ doesn't have preorders, and that the 26th Date is a purchase date. 

That said, I imagine the shipping time will be 3-4 weeks (to allow carriers to sell contract only). 


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  Reply # 1126128 10-Sep-2014 21:32
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mattbush: Was quicker to order via apple site last year and get it shipped from China. That was a lot quicker than VF here for outright purchase.


Was wondering about this today. 

 

Can you remember how long the shipping time was? 



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  Reply # 1126143 10-Sep-2014 21:49
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wiidsmkr91: I was talking to Apple Support (NZ) today via web chat. 

They said NZ doesn't have preorders, and that the 26th Date is a purchase date. 

That said, I imagine the shipping time will be 3-4 weeks (to allow carriers to sell contract only). 


Nice! I plan to buy on a contract anyway so that sounds good :)



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  Reply # 1126173 10-Sep-2014 22:36
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Am I the only person in the entire world who thinks the expression 'pre-order' is a redundant nullity?

Surely you are just 'ordering' it?! 

It's as bad as the nutty 'earthquake-prone buildings'. Find me a single building in the world prone to earthquakes! No building, ever, anywhere has been prone to earthquakes! The Ring of Fire region is prone to earthquakes - buildings are not! The correct expression would more correctly have been 'earthquake vulnerable' or 'earthquake damage prone'.

English is a very specific language and I must confess to being a bit pedantic when it comes to the modern idiom of just making up new expressions instead of using perfectly good existing ones or just inventing ones that make no sense.





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  Reply # 1126186 10-Sep-2014 22:50
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Geektastic: Am I the only person in the entire world who thinks the expression 'pre-order' is a redundant nullity?

Surely you are just 'ordering' it?! 

It's as bad as the nutty 'earthquake-prone buildings'. Find me a single building in the world prone to earthquakes! No building, ever, anywhere has been prone to earthquakes! The Ring of Fire region is prone to earthquakes - buildings are not! The correct expression would more correctly have been 'earthquake vulnerable' or 'earthquake damage prone'.

English is a very specific language and I must confess to being a bit pedantic when it comes to the modern idiom of just making up new expressions instead of using perfectly good existing ones or just inventing ones that make no sense.


lol, at least keep the rant ON your opening (relevant) topic? :P

AFAIK "pre-order" means ordering before you have, or are able to set, a delivery date... so new word has a more specific meaning?

In my primary school English classes, i strongly advocate stepping away from boring cliches, and Dahl is famous specifically FOR making up new, more descriptive words for things... ?


Snozzcumber anyone?



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  Reply # 1126188 10-Sep-2014 22:55
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PhantomNVD:
Geektastic: Am I the only person in the entire world who thinks the expression 'pre-order' is a redundant nullity?

Surely you are just 'ordering' it?! 

It's as bad as the nutty 'earthquake-prone buildings'. Find me a single building in the world prone to earthquakes! No building, ever, anywhere has been prone to earthquakes! The Ring of Fire region is prone to earthquakes - buildings are not! The correct expression would more correctly have been 'earthquake vulnerable' or 'earthquake damage prone'.

English is a very specific language and I must confess to being a bit pedantic when it comes to the modern idiom of just making up new expressions instead of using perfectly good existing ones or just inventing ones that make no sense.


lol, at least keep the rant ON your opening (relevant) topic? :P

AFAIK "pre-order" means ordering before you have, or are able to set, a delivery date... so new word has a more specific meaning?

In my primary school English classes, i strongly advocate stepping away from boring cliches, and Dahl is famous specifically FOR making up new, more descriptive words for things... ?


Snozzcumber anyone?


pre-order means literally 'order before ordering' - a nonsense!





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  Reply # 1126197 10-Sep-2014 23:07
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Geektastic:
PhantomNVD:
Geektastic: Am I the only person in the entire world who thinks the expression 'pre-order' is a redundant nullity?

Surely you are just 'ordering' it?! 

It's as bad as the nutty 'earthquake-prone buildings'. Find me a single building in the world prone to earthquakes! No building, ever, anywhere has been prone to earthquakes! The Ring of Fire region is prone to earthquakes - buildings are not! The correct expression would more correctly have been 'earthquake vulnerable' or 'earthquake damage prone'.

English is a very specific language and I must confess to being a bit pedantic when it comes to the modern idiom of just making up new expressions instead of using perfectly good existing ones or just inventing ones that make no sense.


lol, at least keep the rant ON your opening (relevant) topic? :P

AFAIK "pre-order" means ordering before you have, or are able to set, a delivery date... so new word has a more specific meaning?

In my primary school English classes, i strongly advocate stepping away from boring cliches, and Dahl is famous specifically FOR making up new, more descriptive words for things... ?


Snozzcumber anyone?


pre-order means literally 'order before ordering' - a nonsense!


Perhaps pre-purchase-order order?

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  Reply # 1126217 11-Sep-2014 06:13
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Perhaps it should be, give us your money and we'll send it out at some point in the future, but we are not going to tell you exactly when.

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  Reply # 1126219 11-Sep-2014 06:50
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Its like when call of duty always goes over budget, They release a pre order because all the kids will purchase it and they will be on Forbes again.




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  Reply # 1126221 11-Sep-2014 06:57
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Geektastic:
PhantomNVD:
Geektastic: Am I the only person in the entire world who thinks the expression 'pre-order' is a redundant nullity?

Surely you are just 'ordering' it?! 

It's as bad as the nutty 'earthquake-prone buildings'. Find me a single building in the world prone to earthquakes! No building, ever, anywhere has been prone to earthquakes! The Ring of Fire region is prone to earthquakes - buildings are not! The correct expression would more correctly have been 'earthquake vulnerable' or 'earthquake damage prone'.

English is a very specific language and I must confess to being a bit pedantic when it comes to the modern idiom of just making up new expressions instead of using perfectly good existing ones or just inventing ones that make no sense.


lol, at least keep the rant ON your opening (relevant) topic? :P

AFAIK "pre-order" means ordering before you have, or are able to set, a delivery date... so new word has a more specific meaning?

In my primary school English classes, i strongly advocate stepping away from boring cliches, and Dahl is famous specifically FOR making up new, more descriptive words for things... ?


Snozzcumber anyone?


pre-order means literally 'order before ordering' - a nonsense!


Reminds me of the George Carlin skit on pre-boarding a flight.




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  Reply # 1126222 11-Sep-2014 07:01
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Geektastic: English is a very specific language and I must confess to being a bit pedantic when it comes to the modern idiom of just making up new expressions instead of using perfectly good existing ones or just inventing ones that make no sense.

I'm at TechEd and I've heard "Internet of Things" quite a bit this year. That implies that it's a separate Internet (one specifically for "things") but it's actually the same Internet that we're using today!

I'd never thought about pre-order, but it seems that you're right; you are just ordering it for future delivery, just like when you order anything else.



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  Reply # 1126241 11-Sep-2014 08:29
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Behodar:
Geektastic: English is a very specific language and I must confess to being a bit pedantic when it comes to the modern idiom of just making up new expressions instead of using perfectly good existing ones or just inventing ones that make no sense.

I'm at TechEd and I've heard "Internet of Things" quite a bit this year. That implies that it's a separate Internet (one specifically for "things") but it's actually the same Internet that we're using today!

I'd never thought about pre-order, but it seems that you're right; you are just ordering it for future delivery, just like when you order anything else.


Absolutely!

And I agree with the whole Internet of Things - what nonsense.

Are computers, mobiles etc not 'things'?!





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