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Old 03-29-2003, 11:57 AM   #1
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amazon ships redhat 9 how?


at the amazon.com they say they have redhat 9 and sell it but redhat says that it will be on the sells on april 7 th so how?

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...977815-9722566
 
Old 03-29-2003, 12:28 PM   #2
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SuSE 8.2 doesn't come out until April 15, but Amazon is shipping it too.
 
Old 03-29-2003, 04:04 PM   #3
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because amazon is the 800 pound gorilla of online sales, that gets you bumped to the front on the line as far a product availablity.
 
Old 03-29-2003, 04:28 PM   #4
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plus theres a diference between the 'release' date and the date it actually started shipping. in order to be placed on the retail shelves on let say the 15th, it had to ship much earlier, (travel time from the manufacturer, time spent at the warehouse, travel time to the local store, time spent in the stores stock room, plus a possible embargo as far as the earliest date the product can be on the shelves) amazon doesn't have to deal with most of this, they just ship directly from a regional warehouse, or in some cases, have the manufacturer ship directly to you.
 
Old 03-29-2003, 05:46 PM   #5
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If it's the same as with the books, they aim to have it with you on the release date.
 
Old 03-30-2003, 05:34 AM   #6
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yea, i ordered suse 8.2 friday, should get it around april 4, also from amazon
 
Old 03-30-2003, 07:25 AM   #7
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So if I order it with next day air shipping, will they actually get it to me before the release date? It says it is available..
 
Old 03-30-2003, 04:17 PM   #8
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i would think so , though it takes 1 or 2 days to ship. i ordered suse on friday, they emailed me and stated shipping date is april 2 and delivery date is the 4th.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 08:11 PM   #9
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amazon.co.uk has RH9 on 'preorder', it's all up front that the item won't ship until it's released.

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Old 04-01-2003, 03:15 PM   #10
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Well...

the main www.amazon.com site has it as available and will ship in 24 hours.



Word up to that....
 
  


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