That's a good question. My confirmation email from Verizon says "Deliver by 11/03/2017" but My Verizon app says "Estimated to ship Nov 3, 2017". I hope I get it next Friday but it's hard to say.
I was told in a chat with the agent I had when I ordered the phone that it'd be shipped by 11/3 and arrive by 11/6, however in the confirmation email I received it says arrive by 12/6. Wonder if any clarification exists on this.
You should get it on release date. I ordered the 8 for my wife and hers said "ship by" and had the release date. She got it on the release date.
Rest assured that it'll arrive on launch day. Verizon's language regarding shipping can be a bit confusing to those who haven't dealt with their pre-order system before. Even though you're saying ship by, trust me, unless the is some huge issue that affects more than just your order, you'll get it on launch day. Congrats on ordering your new phone and I hope you enjoy it!
During pre-order its always deliver by although it can be confusing. I've tracked this question before on here to better understand it. If your confirmation emails says a date that is the deliver by date.
Thx bd94s10 and Loquat! thats the answer I was hoping for. Couldn't believe it when i got the pre-order in almost 10 minutes before 12:01 pacific, with a delivery date of 11/3. but was disappointed when I got the conf email with ship by 11/3
i have a tracking # from fed ex and it red letters it says : per shipper instructions package will not be delivered until the scheduled delivery date which is Nov 3rd for me. Hope that helps