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Old 10-21-2008, 04:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Um...OK...so...today I called my local AT&T store and asked when they'd have the Bold in stock. Really, I was hoping for the chance to get one early or at least reserve one, if possible. I was told, basically, 'Still no word. Possibly December, hopefully November.'

WHAT?!?
I'm certainly no expert, but is that a good sign? I mean, it is an AT&T-owned store, and the release date is about five full days away. Shouldn't the information have filtered down to agents by now? I saw the story on BGR w/ the rest of you, so I thought 10/27 was pretty firm...
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's as firm as every other date.
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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We have received no word on a release date in the corp. Stores!

It can't be delayed if ATT hasn't announced a release date.

Heck we didn't even know about the 16GB iphones until they were delivered by fedex when they were first released last year
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It also sounds like there's a guy who just had a similar conversation with a Best Buy rep if you look at the "Bold on Oct. 27" thread.
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OK. But there was also an Ebay Auction for an AT&T branded Bold in an AT&T box on eBay. Unless someone is exceptional at Photoshop, that gives me some hope that it is imminent.

In general, most of my experience with typical floor salespeople in places like Best Buy and AT&T is that they don't know much about what they are selling, even when the product is right there in stock.

I cannot tell you the number of times I have had some salesperson insist that a certain feature isn't available in the product I am looking at, only to determine that in fact the feature IS available and clearly documented.

Also, remember that in many cases, a floor salesperson would rather sell you something they have in stock TODAY then tell you something better that might be here next week and hope that you will be back.

Don't give these off-the-cuff opinions that much weight. And quit losing sleep here...it is just a phone. Your life is not going to change dramaticlly when you finally do obtain one of these.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Oh No... More "The Young and the Restless for Bold" and "Day of our Bolds" to be continued... ;) (now where did I put the couch?)

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Hahahaha... "As The Bold Turns"
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Delay sounds credible to me--- here's why. AT&T had the NYC launch party on what-- Oct 16? They didn't even have a couple of hundred working models ready to be given out. Seems to me impossible to get 100,000 units (or whatever the right number is) produced, shipped and received all by Oct 27, when they didn't even have a couple of hundred units working 11 days earlier.
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they didn't have them because the technical acceptance date from AT&T was not until 10/20. However, it was actually pushed up to TA on 10/17. The device will ship with 167 (from what I am being told). The device was approved by AT&T on 10/17 so release is iminent. I still feel 10/27 is realistic.
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Best Buy has them in stock with a store sales date of 10/26, retail stores should have them at 10/27 in locations. Also .167 is sad if that is the release, .162 is much better.
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OK. But there was also an Ebay Auction for an AT&T branded Bold in an AT&T box on eBay. Unless someone is exceptional at Photoshop, that gives me some hope that it is imminent.

In general, most of my experience with typical floor salespeople in places like Best Buy and AT&T is that they don't know much about what they are selling, even when the product is right there in stock.

I cannot tell you the number of times I have had some salesperson insist that a certain feature isn't available in the product I am looking at, only to determine that in fact the feature IS available and clearly documented.

Also, remember that in many cases, a floor salesperson would rather sell you something they have in stock TODAY then tell you something better that might be here next week and hope that you will be back.

Don't give these off-the-cuff opinions that much weight. And quit losing sleep here...it is just a phone. Your life is not going to change dramaticlly when you finally do obtain one of these.
That does not mean anything, we had an AT&T Bold in stock at our store back in August. It was a prerelease unit, but was AT&T branded.
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