Scope (?):  All Topics
Solstice
professor
1 6 2
11 4 1
Hot or Not?
0

Buy.com Phrasing Fuzziness

submitted on March 25, 2009 by Solstice in "Stores / Merchants"
I've been seeing the following message on Buy.com quite a bit more lately.

"In Stock Soon: Usually Ships in 2 to 3 business days"

This is different than the typical message of:
"In Stock: Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days."

I'm starting to think this is Buy.com's way of saying its on backorder, but with them not actually wanting to outright admit that.

Just wondering if other people want to start treating this message as such, in terms of flagging deals for being on backorder.
 

Favorite
  Comments
  • 19317
    overaged
    apprentice
    1 1 1
    Posted by overaged on March 25, 2009
    [reply] 0 1
    to me that means they don't have the item yet. and "soon" is a broad term. Soon could be tomorrow, a week or even a month.
    I think it should be classified in the same manner as a back order item.
  • 19373
    Solstice
    professor
    1 6 2
    11 4 1
    Posted by Solstice on March 26, 2009
    [reply] 0 1
    Anyone else want to chime in on this one.
    So far its 2 to 0 in terms of treating them as being on backorder.
  • 19390
    MikeG
    learner
    Posted by MikeG on March 26, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    Well, before we start classifying a lot of them on backorder, I would like to hear some experiences from people who have ordered a 2 or 3 business day message. IMHO, 2 or 3 business days does not constitue backorder.
  • 19392
    overaged
    apprentice
    1 1 1
    Posted by overaged on March 26, 2009
    [reply] 0 1
    no, 2-3 days does not constitute backorder.

    I haven't seen the message yet but I don't go to buy.com much either.

    I thought that it just said that they would have the item soon.

    Can someone give me a link to a specific item so I can see exactly how this message reads?

Leave a Comment (members Sign in to comment)

Name

E-Mail (will not be published)

2 x 3 = ?

Emoticons

'Mr Green''Neutral''Twisted''Arrow''Eek''Smile''Confused''Cool''Evil''Big Grin''Idea''Red Face'

(more)


 

Browse by tags