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What does backorder mean????

Started 1266012459 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1266014555 by Lola
Hello...I know this has been written about before but, I can't remmember. I ordered a Barbara Bixby bracelet it did not say waitlist or any thing like that and when I checked the order it says backorder??? What does that mean??Thanks...

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Teapot12660127621995 PostsRegistered 7/31/2006
The dictionary says back order means waiting to restock. Not so sure what the Q means, though.

MandiNee12660133592262 PostsRegistered 7/31/2007
> The dictionary says back order means waiting to
> restock. Not so sure what the Q means, though.
I think that's what Q means, Teapot.
And Lola, I think a "Waitlist" order has 45 days to fulfill. If the item comes in within 45 days it will be automatically shipped to you and your cc will be charged. The chance to get an item on the Waitlist is very high. A "Backorder" doesn't have a time frame but if Q can't fulfill they'll email you. My experience is that you have a much better chance for a Waitlist item than a Backorder item.

imaclothes­hog126601337621136 PostsRegistered 2/12/2006
It means that they let you place the order, promised it to you and made the sale and then after the order was placed, realized they did not have enough quantity to fill the order. So you are backordered. That means they will ship yours out to you as soon as they get one in stock, and you are ahead of all the people that are on waitlist.

"If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it". ~Erma Bombeck

imaclothes­hog126601343021136 PostsRegistered 2/12/2006
No I was told by a CS that backorders are filled before waitlist orders because backorders are a sold item they just made a mistake so they will get it to you before they fill waitlist orders.

"If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it". ~Erma Bombeck

~Lassie~12660135524804 PostsRegistered 1/3/2008
it means... you might be waiting a long time for your
item... thats if you get it at all....
and..........they charge your card and you can't cancel
online..you have to call CS to remove it..
I have been on backorder for months for a couple of
different things....
from a leather jacket to LG's spackle..
Goood Luck ~
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~Ginger Ale~

it wasn't me ~

Lola126601355767 PostsRegistered 1/31/2007
I guess I should have wrote that it looks like QVC has already billed My credit card..I always thought if they did not have a item it would be waitlisted...?:|

MandiNee12660136942262 PostsRegistered 7/31/2007
> No I was told by a CS that backorders are filled
> before waitlist orders because backorders are a sold
> item they just made a mistake so they will get it to
> you before they fill waitlist orders.
Really? That's not what I was told by (another) CS. LOL I have had one item with the status of Backorder for about two years now. I tried to cancel it said I couldn't cancel online. When I checked that item number it was no longer available. LOL So I just let the order hang. I hope it won't get shipped, I don't want it anymore!!! :^O

imaclothes­hog126601377921136 PostsRegistered 2/12/2006
Yep that is what a CS told me. Maybe they don't have their story straight?
I have always been able to cancel a backorder online when I wanted to, not a problem. Strange.

"If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it". ~Erma Bombeck

imaclothes­hog126601381721136 PostsRegistered 2/12/2006
a 2 yr backorder??:| wow and I thought 2 mos. was a long time.

"If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it". ~Erma Bombeck

MandiNee12660141322262 PostsRegistered 7/31/2007
> a 2 yr backorder??:| wow and I thought 2 mos. was a
> long time.
No kidding! I actually forgot about that order LOL until not too long ago when I re-arranged my A-D orders and I found it - the 2yr backorder. It should be included in the Guinness Book of Records!!! :)

imaclothes­hog126601433821136 PostsRegistered 2/12/2006
:^O
wow I was on waitlist for something for like 6 mos. one time and I thought that was a long time.
I think after 2 yrs I would have forgot what I ordered!:^O

"If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it". ~Erma Bombeck

Lola126601455567 PostsRegistered 1/31/2007
Amphitrite Thanks...I have be buying from QVC for years and this has never happen before. And the fact that you can not cancel and it shows on My credit already was strange since it says backorder......[.I mean really.... I know what the word backorder means] Thanks again..

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