iPod Touch launch in UK a real shambles
Posted by Fox on October 6, 2007 at 10:56 AM
It's a fucking joke. I've been sat with my £269 ready to go for over a week, and I'm unlikely to get my hands on an iPod Touch this weekend, a full 7 days after the official launch and shipping date. I've just made my usual round of phone calls to my local retailers and/or checked the stock availability on their web sites, but the outlook is grim.
Seems that closest I'll get to buying one is online at Comet. They'll have it here on Wednesday. None of their shops have them in stock though, and I want the pleasure of walking in to a shop and handing over the cash.
So here's how it's worked out today. Tesco online and the huge Tesco Extra in Great Yarmouth don't have them, you'd think that with a few hundred trucks making deliveries throughout the night, that one of them would have an iPod Touch in back.
Argos don't have them, but they'll take your cash without committing to an actual delivery date. These bastards in Great Yarmouth have massive POS shouting "New iPod Range in Stock" hanging in the window. False advertising, tossers!
Curry's will take your money online, but don't actually have them in stock. The store manager in Great Yarmouth is pleasant enough, but really, really vague on delivery dates. Not too bright when it comes to answering why he has the huge "New iPod Range in Stock" POS in the window.
John Lewis in Norwich will tell you to "Check their web site. When you see it in stock online, it'll be about a week before they get it in the store".
I tried the 3 smaller 'Apple Authorised' retailers in a 40 mile radius of my home, best answer I got was 2 weeks.
So, as a consumer I'm pretty fucking pissed off, as an advocate of 'most' things iPod via thing blog I'm embarrassed. How can I sit here, blogging that iPod rocks, when I can't get my fucking hands on one. Wankers!
Update: MacWareHouse has 200 16GB iPod Touch in stock (Friday 19th October).
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