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The Carphone Warehouse does, but you don’t?

After reading Ewan’s article on the iPhone it reminded me of my trip I took to my local high-street on Friday. Now, being a contributor on SMS Text News, I only thought it was my duty to pop into the o2 store, and the Carphone Warehouse.

Firstly I stepped into the o2 store, and I was greeted by one of the sales assistants in there, but I wasn’t going to buy anything, I wanted to know one simple thing.

“Do you have any iPhone 16GB’s in stock?”

Now, if you’ve been reading over the past three or so weeks, you’ll probably be aware that the iPhone 16GB is something of a rarity. So I suppose none of you would be surprised when the o2 sales-person replied back with “ehh, no”.

I then asked whether he knew when he was going to get any in, the response this time was a “Hmm, I don’t know”.

Helpful, wouldn’t you say?

The Carphone Warehouse which is next door to the o2 store had a a sign in the window “iPhone 3G 8 and 16GB in stock!” – And so I ask, and the sign is correct.

How is it possible for the actual network shops to be out of stock, when a general mobile retailer can?

I’ll be popping down later in the week, so I’ll see if they have anything in then; although I seriously doubt it.

7 replies on “The Carphone Warehouse does, but you don’t?”

There's quite a lot of questions over how o2 has managed it's iPhone 3G stock. For example, stores in the North of England with bucketloads of handsets gathering dust whilst M25-zone stores are completely sold out…

That is what I call bloody ridiculous! You would have thought o2 would have managed their iPhone stock a lot better than they have, and that Apple would have produced enough of the devices to withstand the demand.

It would appear to me that their PR/Marketing/Sales departments are a little worse-for-wear.

I also would be equally annoyed, had I been wanting an iPhone to find out that the o2 staff have absolutely no idea about when they are getting any in.

As I said, I'm going back down on Wednesday or something, so I'll see if they have managed to get any in.

Samantha.

There's quite a lot of questions over how o2 has managed it's iPhone 3G stock. For example, stores in the North of England with bucketloads of handsets gathering dust whilst M25-zone stores are completely sold out…

That is what I call bloody ridiculous! You would have thought o2 would have managed their iPhone stock a lot better than they have, and that Apple would have produced enough of the devices to withstand the demand.

It would appear to me that their PR/Marketing/Sales departments are a little worse-for-wear.

I also would be equally annoyed, had I been wanting an iPhone to find out that the o2 staff have absolutely no idea about when they are getting any in.

As I said, I'm going back down on Wednesday or something, so I'll see if they have managed to get any in.

Samantha.

There's quite a lot of questions over how o2 has managed it's iPhone 3G stock. For example, stores in the North of England with bucketloads of handsets gathering dust whilst M25-zone stores are completely sold out…

That is what I call bloody ridiculous! You would have thought o2 would have managed their iPhone stock a lot better than they have, and that Apple would have produced enough of the devices to withstand the demand.

It would appear to me that their PR/Marketing/Sales departments are a little worse-for-wear.

I also would be equally annoyed, had I been wanting an iPhone to find out that the o2 staff have absolutely no idea about when they are getting any in.

As I said, I'm going back down on Wednesday or something, so I'll see if they have managed to get any in.

Samantha.

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