“We’re sorry to inform you there is a delay…”

“We’re sorry to inform you there is a delay…”

Update: as June 23rd, the general public can now pre-order Amazon Echo (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) with an “in stock” date of July 14th.


In case you’ve ever wondered if I get special privileges from Amazon for being a blogger, here is evidence that I don’t. 😉

My Echo was supposed to get here by 8:00 PM today, but it’s been delayed…for months.

If this stays accurate, it will literally have been more than six months between placing the order and getting the device…but gee, it will be able to do a whole lot more. 🙂

I plan to do another post today, but I’m guessing some people have been anxiously awaiting my first experiences with the Echo and were counting on my estimated delivery date…

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This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

4 Responses to ““We’re sorry to inform you there is a delay…””

  1. Lady Galaxy Says:

    Maybe by then it will arrive via drone:

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Lady!

      That would be cool! I think our dogs might especially appreciate it. 😉

  2. Joe Bowers Says:

    Hi, BC
    Sorry to hear about your delayed Echo, but I was skeptical about that trick you used to move up your delivery date. Do you actually know if it worked for anyone, i.e., they actually received something considerably earlier than originally promised, or does it just change the date on your order page, without actually effecting the shipment? I didn’t see, when you originally posted about the “trick,” how that could change the availability of the item, but I also can’t see any reason Amazon would provide a new delivery date when the availability of the Echo had not changed. Weird.
    Joe Bowers

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Joe!

      I’ll check with the community and see what they say.

      I can see how it would have worked…it would be a case of changing position in line, not getting another one made. Of course, now that I think about it, I wouldn’t want to take somebody’s else place…didn’t think about it that way before.

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