Best Buy Delays Galaxy S4 Pre-Orders On Sprint For 2-3 Weeks


Customers who pre-ordered a Samsung Galaxy S4 on Sprint through Best Buy have begun receiving emails to inform them that their handset will be delayed by up to three weeks. The device is now expected to reach customers between May 9 and May 20.

The email, which was obtained by Android Central, reads:

We’re sorry, but the fulfillment of your recent pre-order is taking longer than expected. We expect it to arrive between May 9 and May 20. To keep you informed of its delivery, we’ll send tracking information once the item has shipped.

If you prefer, you can cancel this order at any time. To do so, please call us at 1-888-BEST BUY (1-888-237-8289). If possible, please have your order number handy.

If we don’t hear from you before the order is shipped, we’ll assume you still want this item and accept this delay.

Once again, we’re sorry for this inconvenience, and we’ll do our best to make things right.

This is certainly not the news you want to hear when you’re waiting for your brand new smartphone, and if you’re a little impatient you could always cancel your order and try to get it elsewhere.

However, the supply issues for the Sprint model have been well-documented recently, so there’s a chance you won’t find one anywhere else, either. You best bet may be to try Sprint directly.