Not that I haven't posted enough of my own speculalions, and while "one stop browsing" seems like a good idea, I would think that one thread with several hundred posts would get a little convoluted(sp)
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High level insider over on HoFo states that Nov 9 looks good for the in-store release. no word on how phone orders will shake out. (pre-order only, or order by phone earlier than instore) also appears that stores will be opening an hour early the week of Nov 9th to accommodate expected heavier than normal store traffic.
oh... and hal1... the thread is already created and stickyed by a mod... i doubt arguing is going to change his mind. consolidation is a good thing at this point.
I just got off the phone with VZW CS...he wouldn't give me any release info (could tell he new more than he was saying tho), but he said that if you registered for the updates you will get a 1 week heads-up before the in-store date. He also said that the online, in-store, and by phone availability would be the same. He only used a hypo for pricing that started at $400 retail and my GF called yesterday and got a $500 retail tag. I tried to get a pre-order...he put me on hold and said he asked his higher ups and could not get me a pre-order.
No surprises here I know...just spreading what I heard.
Stores will only have 5-10 and will sell out in seconds ...so they advised ordering online.
Thats all I know ....
The price point is exactly in-line with the hypothetical I got from CS. The rep told me that I get my $100 off for the New Every Two and then "let's say you get $100 for mail-in rebate and the phone is $400, then you only pay $200"
So, if you were quoted $199 and your eligible for the N.E.T. discount, the price point may be dead on (after rebate).
And the sell-out factor was a fear that has me edging towards a phone/web order...plus I hate crowds and lines.
Last edited by theevis; 10-15-08 at 05:49 PM.
Reason: Forgot something
So if Verizon has 2400 stores and the phone is hitting the 9th... That means that at 10 per store, VZW only has 24k phones hitting opening week? Figure online will have access to 100k+ that leaves alot of phones for Best Buy to sell the next week.
This thread was created to try and keep all rumors in one place. Several posts were removed because they just want to down talk the thread. If you cant contribute to the thread, please save yourself the time and dont post!
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