10/18/2011, 02:38 PM
Well, other than canceling my order, my only choice is to have "Patience" and "Hang in There".
After the 6-8 week email (9/7) came I actually managed NOT to obsessively check my status and this thread. I got the "all orders to ship by Oct 31st" email on 10/4. It was after I received the first "within two weeks" email (10/6) that I started checking more frequently, and then people started posting that they were getting shipping notices. Then the HPO#s started to pass mine. I'd like to believe that the "requested date" is an accurate matrix. If they are working through the "requested date" of the 23rd, then the first "within two weeks" email would be correct, which gives them until the 20th.
I received my second "within two weeks" email on 10/15, which would put it at the far end of the 6-8 week email.
What gets me is, we're approaching two months now. When then sent the first "2 week" that was 6 weeks. Exactly how much time does a company like HP need before it can accurately predict x customers ordered 16GB and y customers ordered 32GB so we need this many of each, which will take this long to process. I can't help but wonder if some of the order fulfillment TP are being diverted as sales incentives. i.e. '...and we'll throw in some free TPs...". Would anyone that's sat here waiting put it past it past them at this point? It certainly fits some of the actual HP stories I've read on this thread.
I really really really want some company to purchase WebOS from HP and really make it a success. If for no other reason than to really drive home that HP is incompetent and that their handling of WebOS was one of the top 10 biggest business blunders. Lets not forget, there were other companies interested in buying WebOS, but HP out bid them.