I really do not want to keep repeating my self here but if you look around, NO ONE has had their Gray model shipped out yet for the S8+ and very little have been shipped out on gray around the world.
All of them back been black models. I can give u around 6-7 links showing this as well. Even MobileSyrup posted a update on their article saying so. All images of the phones that have been shipped out for the s8+, have been black.
AS for the past, while yes this has happened before, the stores get some devices to give out to their walk ins. As of why u never got urs, really do not know.
In the end, this is something that is happening to all carriers around the world. To blame Rogers is kinda out of the world as they aren't responsible to make the devices or shipping from the manufacture. This is something Samsung is responsible and has not answered anything when they have been asked.
Hey, not for one second do I think it is wrong to blame Rogers. They could tell us what is going on but they won't. I am buying it from Rogers, not Samsung so I don't accept Rogers hiding behind Samsung saying its out of our control. If I buy a new Ford and have an issue, I don't get to call Ford and complain, I have to go to the dealer to get it fixed. Rogers is no different. The fact that Bell and Telus are in the same boat is irrelivent!
IF Samsung does not give them the okay to say what they want, how is that Rogers fault? The manufacture has to give the carriers the green light to make any comments regarding shipment delays from them.
In the end this is something Samsung should be announcing and letting us know. AS it stands, no one has had their gray ones in S8+ shipped out and no carrier has made any comments. You can search it up and see it for ur self. Actually it is relitvie as they have not shipped out any gray ones as of yet and made no comments either. So their customers are in the same boat as we are here.
Again i see it from your point but i see it from the other side after doing the research.
I posed a question to the Samsung community forum. If I hear anything I will let everyone know.