To many, being first is a necessity. To us, it is a requirement. While we do not have great news for our customers, we still anticipate to be the first to carry the Galaxy S III, but the date has been set to the 29th. Our supplier originally gave us a firm date of arrival for the 25th, but has failed to follow through with the promise– putting us in a compromising position with our reputation and name. We anticipate having the Blue, 16GB Galaxy S III before the White. At this time we are not trying to assume a delay from Samsung; but the White is expected to arrive June 1st.
This update will cause many customers to want to cancel and try and find a better option to secure the hottest device of the year. While we cannot stop anyone from cancelling their order, we can only promise to provide you with the most up to date information possible to allow you to make an educated decision regarding your pre-order and whether to keep it with Negri Electronics. Although our promise of an early ship date of the 25th has fallen through, we want you to know that your order is safe and secure and will ship promptly on the 29th. If for any reason you wish to cancel prior to this ship date, you can and it will be of no conflict to call or email our NegriCare staff to do so.
For those of you who are keeping your order, you have been sent an email regarding the situation with a special offer; showing you why we are the best at what we do. We trust that you will do what you feel is right; whether that be to cancel or keep your order with Negri Electronics. We appreciate the opportunity that was given to us to provide this great device for you and we will not let you down.
For those of you who have not ordered yet, you can plan on your order shipping the same day, May 29th, 2012.
Please feel free to email NegriCare with any of your questions or concerns.
Thank You For Your Support,
Ryan J Negri
Founder & CEO
Negri Electronics Inc
Update: 5/28/2012 10:19AM PST – We have heard of several unofficial delays of the Samsung Galaxy S III. While these delays are not related to our first shipment of stock, we are told to expect the first shipments to arrive Thursday, 5/31. The anticipated 5/29 ship date was a miscommunication between our distributor and warehouse management. We were told that stock would arrive by 5/29, but not to “us”, but to our distributor. We had hoped to have them on time, as promised, but it looks as if we will see the first batch land 5/31 now. In regards to the delay that you are reading of on various forums and blogs – we have confirmed that there is a delay in the UK, and that they were only issued WHITE Galaxy S III. We are also told of a delay in HK (Hong Kong), and are told that HK will only see the Blue Galaxy S III. Our stock is not from the UK, nor HK, rather a better, more ‘localized’ source and is confirmed to be 90% Blue Galaxy S III. Our thought is that Samsung was so eager to push these devices out that the quality check was incomplete. You may recall the same issue with the Galaxy Nexus from the UK that was literally recalled after it was shipped to it’s distributors. While this is not the case with the Galaxy S III, it may very well be the same issue. Samsung knows how to generate interest in their product, and they feel that any press is good press. Just think of all the people complaining about the delay, generating more interest in the product – it’s a unethical marketing practice, but it works. Although it makes resellers look foolish for offer/providing dates that they are unable to deliver on. (Yes, Us). We apologize for the delay, not only on Samsung’s behalf, but ours too. We do our absolute best to provide the most up to date and honest information possible and avoid at all costs any misleading information; even if it means losing pre-orders. Please bookmark this page for all important updates, and follow us on Twitter for the quickest way to update you all. Thank you for your support and your patience and more importantly your trust.
Update: 5/29/2012 9:22AM PST – We have discontinued using this post for updates. Instead we will post a new update found here.