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Old Nov 13, 2005, 07:13 PM   #1
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dumb question:

when a website (say ebgames.com) refers to a product that "ships on" a specific date, what exactly does "ships on" mean? Does it mean that the product leaves the manufacturers warehouse on this date or does it mean that retail outlettes will be releasing this product for sale on said date?
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Old Nov 13, 2005, 07:16 PM   #2
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I always thought of it as of the date on which a product is shipped out to you(customer).

I might be wrong though.
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Old Nov 13, 2005, 07:58 PM   #3
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Of course it is the date shipped to customer. Why would they post "This is the date that our supplier should ship this product to us".
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Old Nov 13, 2005, 08:00 PM   #4
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It's the date that it ships from them to you.
However, if the product is delayed for any reason, they may not change it on the website in time.
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Old Nov 13, 2005, 08:43 PM   #5
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so it is the date it will be in stores then?
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so it is the date it will be in stores then?
I don't think dates are always the same when comparing web stores to B&M ones.
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Old Nov 13, 2005, 08:55 PM   #7
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great, thanks for clearing that up for me!
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