More problems with inventory cause Verizon to push out dates.
It seems that Verizon is making changes to dates related to the Galaxy S3 which seems to show they are having inventory problems. We know that the Galaxy S3 is a very popular phone and at the largest US wireless carrier, they appear to be having problems with inventory to keep up with demand. And yet the phone has not even been release to the public yet. It is still only available for pre-order on their web site. If you go online today to pre-order the phone, you will see that it now has a ship by date of July 19th. The previous dates where showing July 12th a few days ago.
It seems that things are continuing to change for Verizon. Earlier today, we reported on the delay of the launch date to July 12th, which is a disappointment for many. It was expected to be tomorrow, but that has now slipped with no official announcement from Verizon. Only the listing on the home page of their web site is the notification from Verizon. As to why the date slipped to July 12th for release can only be the topic of speculation at this point. The most obvious one is a lack of inventory because of “overwhelming demand” for the Galaxy S3.
It does seem that there is some confusion at Verizon for the Galaxy S3 with delivery and shipments not being done on a first in first out method. It seems that limited inventory, especially for the 32 GB version may be causing problems. We can hope that the delay in the launch will allow for Verizon to get additional inventory to stores so that they have enough Galaxy S3 phones to sell. This looks to be at the expense of those who are pre-ordering this week by delaying the ship by date to July 19th.
All of this is continuing to change with no official comment from Verizon. We hope that this is the last of the changes in dates from from Verizon.