Vodafone spins it a bit far
Vodafone spokesman Paul Brislen would not reveal exactly how many handsets were sold, but said it was “in the thousands”…A delay was expected between when the stock ran out and when Vodafone was able to resupply the iphone, but Brislen says a “surprise shipment” has arrived and shop shelves are now being replenished to meet strong demand.
Oh come on, are Vodafone seriously saying that their inventory management is so poor that they totally forgot about a mystery ‘surprise shipment’ of iphones?
Hey Paul, you aren’t dealing with a bunch of extremely rich 5 year olds here so spinning us a line about unexpected shipments of mobile phones isn’t going to impress anyone very much.
Vodafone are on a slippery slope here, guys, stop treating your customers like morons!
Update: I see they actually appeared to have paid the guy who supposedly camped out for an iphone, so not only do they BS the public, make prepay customers pay for customer service with a seperate fee, but they also have a very bad inventory system for iphones… they seem to have lost direction.