Why is it so hard for Canadians to get an iPhone 4?

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  1. NinetyFour

    NinetyFour Active Member

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    Okay, so I have been trying to get an iPhone 4 from Rogers for about 3-4 weeks, and I have not moved an inch on the waiting list. The employees at Rogers say they only receive 3, maybe 4 iPhones at a time, and they don't even know when the shipments come, its all random. I was also put on the waiting list 3 weeks ago. I was told by the employee that I was 30th in line. I called today and I find out that I am actually 130th. If this rate of production continues, it will be May of 2011 before I can get an iPhone 4.

    Any other Canadians been experiencing this? What do you guys suppose is the best course of action?
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    GazaIan Well-Known Member

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    Are you waiting for a White iPhone 4 ? that could be a huge reason.
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    nope just a plain black one
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    can you order directly from apple? wait times are much less.
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    ordering from apple costs roughly $700. if I buy from Rogers with a contract, it's $160.
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    ummmm, you cant buy it on contract through apple w/ rogers?

    i know i could have with ATT here in the states and never stepped foot in the apple store or ATT stores.
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    Maybe because everyone wants one??

    That's why I went on launch to buy one.
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    Even the Apple stores are out of stock and the employees have no idea when they'll come. Any suggestions?
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    I went to the Apple store in Square One, and they said that you can choose to buy one with any of the carriers and we'll give you the price of $160 on the spot.

    And if you think Canada is bad... check out iPhone 4 waits in Hong Kong and China. People in China are paying like 12000 (over $1500) for one of the iPhones. It's absolutely ridiculous.

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