General

Text Alerting Issues

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Below are the text alerting issues we have been experiencing.

Our popularity over the past few years has grown substantially. As a result, it appears that we have tripped several flags at multiple mobile carriers when it comes to our text alerts.

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IMPORTANT: Not getting alerts?

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Are you subscribed to one of our hotter items and not receiving alerts?

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Fido.ca SMS Alerting Turned OFF

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

UPDATE 2017-02-13: Fido.ca texting turned back ON. Please visit this page to ensure you have set up your Fido service. Send a text to 3436 with “Allow nowinstock.net” to ensure our messages are not blocked.

2017-02-09: Wireless carrier Fido.ca SMS alerting has been turned off. They are blocking our text alerts from going through. If you want Fido turned back on, you subscribers need to talk with Fido. The same thing happened with T-mobile and users spoke up. T-Mobile contacted us to resolve the issue. It works, you just need to let them know how you feel… https://twitter.com/Fidomobile

AOL.com Email Delivery Issues

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

To our users who use AOL for their email: Email alerts destined for aol.com, prior to 11:00 AM today, have been TURNED OFF as AOL continually delays our emails.

Option 1

We suggest you log in and change your email to another provider. Then turn on email alerting for your items in order to continue receiving our alerts in a timely manner. Gmail remains the most trust worthy provider.

Option 2

If you would like to ignore our above advice and try to continue receiving email from us to your aol.com email address, you will need to log in to your account and turn email alerting back on for each of your items. If you proceed with this method, there is clearly no guarantee on the delivery times.

Sorry for this inconvenience, however, once we reach a certain threshold with AOL, deliveries of emails tanks. Smaller queues to AOL seem to pass, but as they grow into the thousands issues arise.

 

Guide to Acquiring a Hatchimal or NES Classic Locally

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Hatchimals

This guide only applies to acquiring a unit locally.  The information contained in this guide is compiled from the discussions on our Hatchimal tracker page as well as the NES Classic discussions. For a chance at online inventory, sign up for our free alerts. Follow the steps and read the notes below to increase your chances of acquiring your item locally while also helping to set your expectations:

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Cyber Monday 2016 Sales Live

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Cyber Monday 2016 Top Picks

Below are the some of the best sales we’ve seen. Most offers will expire on Nov. 28, 2016 @ 23:59 PM PST.

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Cricket Wireless TEXT Messaging Updated

Friday, March 18th, 2016

It’s been a while since we first started experiencing issues with regards to TEXT messaging and Cricket Wireless USA(more…)

Walmart Canada Tracking Halted

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

UPDATE 11/30/2016:  Walmart Canada tracking has resumed.

As of March 11th, 2016, all Walmart.ca (Canada) tracking will cease. This is the result of Walmart.ca removing their affiliate program which we rely on to support the site and keep it free for you the subscribers. If anything changes, we will update this post.

Google Fi Text Alerting Added

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

We have added Google Fi to our list of mobile carriers for text/SMS alerting. We are using the gateway address “@msg.fi.google.com” as reported in this announcement from Google.

Given that Google Fi relies on both the Sprint and T-Mobile networks, our hopes are not that great that this system will be reliable given our past experiences with both these carriers. Regardless, please let us know if you receive your alerts or not in the discussion below or via our contact form.

Yahoo Mail Delivery Issues

Friday, November 15th, 2013

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If you are looking to sign up with NowInStock.net for email alerts, or already signed up with a NowInStock.net account, you should be aware that we are encountering alert delivery issues with Yahoo! Mail. There is nothing we can do on our end. This is an issue that crops up every year once we start delivering mass amounts of in stock and/or pre-order email alerts. All other email providers are delivering our mail in a timely fashion. As a result of this delay, it is highly recommended that you use a different email provider (Gmail, Hotmail, etc) if you are planning on using “email” alerts. TXT alert delivery is not affected by this.

How to Fix the Issue:

  • If you are signing up for the first time, just select a different email provider account (such as Gmail) when signing up.
  • If you are already a NowInStock.net account holder, it is high suggested that you change your account username/email address within your account. Not only will this fix any potential delivery issues this year, but also into the future. This can be accomplished by logging in and using  the form on the left hand side of the My Account page.

I know this might not be the most optimal solution, but we have contacted Yahoo! Mail and the issue goes unresolved. When alerts are sent, our mail queue backs up with delayed Yahoo mail. Basically they are throttling delivery to the point where some email deliveries will be worthless as stock will be gone by the time the email reaches your inbox.

Thanks!