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Best Buy Delays Some iPhone 7 Plus Orders, Offers $100 Promo Code as Compensation

Some customers who pre-ordered an iPhone 7 or an iPhone 7 Plus from Best Buy are getting some bad news less than 24 hours before the official launch date, with Best Buy sending out delay notification emails this evening.

We've heard several reports from disappointed customers who are now seeing delayed shipments of their iPhone 7 Plus models that were originally scheduled to deliver on launch day, September 16. It is not clear if Best Buy has also delayed some iPhone 7 models.

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According to the emails customers are receiving, they can now expect to receive their devices on October 7, a full three weeks after launch. As compensation for the delay, Best Buy is offering customers a free $100 promo code to be used on a future Best Buy purchase.

Yesterday, Best Buy also began notifying customers who pre-ordered the Apple Watch Series 2 that their devices would be delayed. Customers who originally had a delivery scheduled for 9/16 will not get their new watches until September 28.

Supplies of the iPhone 7 Plus and the Jet Black iPhone 7 are highly constrained, leading Apple to announce that no iPhone 7 Plus models and no Jet Black iPhone 7 models will be available for walk-in purchases tomorrow, with stock having been fully depleted during pre-orders.


Apple recommends customers instead place orders for the iPhone 7 Plus online, where many models list shipping estimates of two to three weeks, and up to November in the case of the Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus. Apple Stores are expected to have some iPhone 7 stock available for walk-in customers, and carrier stores may also have very limited quantities of the iPhone 7 Plus.

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39 months ago
Honestly, basically getting the device $100 off just to wait a few weeks would be great lol.
Rating: 13 Votes
39 months ago
Best Buy just giving out money this week.
Rating: 11 Votes
39 months ago
Congrats Tim on a well planed launch! LOL
Rating: 9 Votes
39 months ago
WOW it was 50.00 now it's 100.00. Not sure what is causing all the delayed deliveries but at least Best Buy is stepping up and comping their customers.
Rating: 7 Votes
39 months ago
Note to self, never preorder anything at Best Buy.
Rating: 7 Votes
39 months ago

Best Buy just giving out money this week.

maybe it's apple who is giving out the money to best buy customers since they took the phones slated for best buy and are getting them instead to the iPhone upgrade program users.
?
Rating: 6 Votes
39 months ago
Samsung bought up all iPhone 7 as they need the batteries..
Rating: 6 Votes
39 months ago

Note to self, never preorder anything at Best Buy.

Note to self, always preorder everything at Best Buy.

By the time the iPhone 7s rolls around, they'll be paying $500 for delayed pre-orders!
Rating: 5 Votes
39 months ago

maybe it's apple who is giving out the money to best buy customers since they took the phones slated for best buy and are getting them instead to the iPhone upgrade program users.
?



absolutely correct. its not a coincidence that their watch orders were delayed as well, BBY sold some/all of their stock back to apple, so apple could fulfill its overwhelming demand, and still have some for sale in stores....bc some one greeting the fedex guy isn't as good a PR image as a happy customer coming out of a store with a new iPhone...

Lesson learned won't be preordering from BBY again
Rating: 5 Votes
39 months ago

Don't know if thay actually happened but doubt it either way.

well, apple did somehow come up with more phones for those in IUP..
https://www.macrumors.com/2016/09/14/iphone-7-upgrade-program-stock-improves/

they had to come from somewhere.
Rating: 5 Votes

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