Apple's attitude annoys me

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by jmorton10, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. jmorton10

    jmorton10 iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2011
    Messages:
    355
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    I am a network admin at a huge car dealership. I also do all the computer repair & purchasing for them (99% PC's).

    Yesterday, our GM called me & said they where doing a huge promo & wanted me to go out & purchase 14 ipad 2's. When I informed them they where on back order until way beyond when the promo was supposed to take place, he basically just said "forget it then, we'll go in a different direction with it".

    One of the sales managers who is a mac user, said "it's no big surprise, Apple has always done things this way. They come out with a fancy new product, promote the hell out of it & then you can't get it for two months. That's how they keep the price high. They could care less if you buy somewhere else"

    I have an ipod 2 on order & I won't cancel the order, but I definitely see why our GM would not want to deal with a company that has a cavalier attitude like this.


    ~John
     
  2. Mountainbikermark

    Mountainbikermark iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Messages:
    1,393
    Thanks Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Colonial Heights,Va
    Ratings:
    +6 / 0
    I guess y'all don't get many new release phones either?
    It's not just Apple. I'm not defending them at all but they got caught with their pants down and then Japan moved a few inches and the ensuing after math which caused more problems.
    Tell the GM not to plan B to a Xoom as it's not ready for prime time yet. Again I'm not defending or promoting Apple, just stating facts.

    Support Our Troops!!
    This post was Tapatalk approved. Sent from my Incpad
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2011
  3. JJK

    JJK iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    389
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Thailand
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    It is the initial demand that is responsible for the back orders. All their products create a hype and the daily production quantities can not cover this first hype. After a few weeks / months it becomes more stable and then there is stock available.

    The other solution would be that apple first creates a huge stock. What business would want to do that.

    Besides the car industry has the same problems. In Europe you have to wait for 4 months to get your car.
     
  4. Eitel

    Eitel iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Nashua, NH
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Sorry, but I had to laugh at this. How many people where in a waiting list for the Chevy Volt when it came out?
     
  5. col.bris

    col.bris Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,753
    Thanks Received:
    513
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Brisbane , Queensland Australia
    Ratings:
    +600 / 1
    I guess apple manufacturing 2.5 million ipads a month and still short supply means nothing oh well we recently did a promotion for Asus laptops i5 model for a great price. Order 4 months ahead of promotion 100 stores average 40 -60 per store. Guess what they never arrved in time Upset customers no end as it was a major catalog item. At least you were told it was on back order.
     
  6. ipaduser434

    ipaduser434 iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Messages:
    223
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    No idea, as I shy away from Government Motors. But I do recall quite a waiting list for the Toyota Prius a few years back.
     
  7. RAC

    RAC iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    615
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    Why not use the original iPad?

    The iPad 2 isn't a major improvement on the original iPad.

    The only thing that I can think of that might be relevant for a promo campaign is Video Mirroring via HDMI.
     
  8. col.bris

    col.bris Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,753
    Thanks Received:
    513
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Brisbane , Queensland Australia
    Ratings:
    +600 / 1
    They have cleared stock of original ipads world wide manufacturing stopped early Jan
     
  9. SweetPoison

    SweetPoison iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Messages:
    14,913
    Thanks Received:
    132
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Sacramento, California
    Ratings:
    +134 / 0
    Can you still purchase the original?
     
  10. SweetPoison

    SweetPoison iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Messages:
    14,913
    Thanks Received:
    132
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Sacramento, California
    Ratings:
    +134 / 0
    Well ~ there ya go!
     
  11. gdenton55

    gdenton55 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Verizon

    My Verizon ordered a 32GB iPad first gen Monday and I just received it via FedEx today. You may want to call a Verizon store. They are out of 16GB but the 32GB cost me $399.
     
  12. DontUnderstandMyIpad

    DontUnderstandMyIpad iPad Guru

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2011
    Messages:
    3,193
    Thanks Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Outside my iPad, or was it inside?
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0
    Yes, you can. There are still various resellers clearing their stocks.

    Amazon is a great place to look for anything.

    But the main question is, whether iPad 1's do the job.
     
  13. SweetPoison

    SweetPoison iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Messages:
    14,913
    Thanks Received:
    132
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Sacramento, California
    Ratings:
    +134 / 0
    That makes sense ~ I have been wondering if you can still get the original.
     
  14. GlenL

    GlenL iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    192
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    LOL!!! car guys... Come on!!!

    My friend waited 1 YEAR before his Toyota Prius got delivered!!

    Classic pot/kettle situation!!!
     
  15. mobi1

    mobi1 iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2011
    Messages:
    239
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    iPad 1 is not sold anymore. You will struggle to find them in shops. Most ipad 1s which are still available are likely to be refurbished units.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

why apple annoys me