kharris:Geektastic: It does appear that the email is misinformation. I rang the VF online shop and checked and despite VF official communications saying my order "has been dispatched" it in fact has not.
I asked the staff member why VF had lied in their email. She did not seem to have much of an answer...
Wow! Had they realised that people would get so pent up about it then I'm sure they would have changed it. Remember this is the same system that they use all the time, not just for the iPhone release so I'm not surprised by the message. Maybe they could have spent time and effort ($$$) to change their delivery system especially for this launch? No. They were trying to do you a favour by getting things ready early so they could dispatch as soon as they are allowed to, and yet you complain. Amazing. Maybe they should have just done it later and you could have waited longer.
Chill out dude.
As always, NZ people seem to misunderstand English.
It's a very specific language with defined meanings.
"Your order has been dispatched and will arrive within 2 days" does NOT and never will mean "your order will sit around in a warehouse for a while before we send it out". See the difference there?
If it is not the case that it has been dispatched or that it will arrive within 2 days, that email should have been delayed until such time as it was the case.