View Poll Results: Number of Storms Available at your VZW store on Storm Launch Day?

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  • 0 units available.

    5 3.97%
  • 1-5 units available.

    17 13.49%
  • 6-10 units available.

    29 23.02%
  • 11-20 units available.

    23 18.25%
  • 21-50 units available.

    34 26.98%
  • 51-100 units available.

    10 7.94%
  • 100+ units available.

    4 3.17%
  • "I didn't ask." or "I don't know how many were available."

    4 3.17%
11-21-08 01:12 PM
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  1. JamesJ's Avatar
    How about a poll to make it easier to see how many Storms were available at your VZW store on launch day?

    My wife and I were first at Simpsonville, SC store this morning. Store opened at 8am. There was a total of about 7-8 of us there waiting outside the doors about 45 min. before opening time.

    Our VZW told me they had 11 Storms.

    We were going to get two Storms, but after fiddling around with a display unit for a bit, I decided to hold off getting one for myself until I had some quality hands-on time with her Storm. My wife got the Storm without even looking or touching it. LOL

    I can tell you that comparing my first hands on impressions of the iPhone vs. Storm..... I was more impressed with the iPhone right off the bat. I could take or leave (leave is what I did) the Storm this morning without much of a second thought.
    11-21-08 08:25 AM
  2. fredrickyoon's Avatar
    At the Boston store located at 340 Washington Street, I got mine this morning, #9 in line. The store had 100 in stock, and by the time I left this morning, there were around 80 people. An employee greeted every one of us and wrote down our names to be helped. When I left, the list had 80 people on it.
    11-21-08 08:27 AM
  3. DizzyGoldfish's Avatar
    Wow. Looks like 20 is the magic #.
    11-21-08 08:29 AM
  4. jbjtkbw007's Avatar
    Yeah, thank GOODNESS for DuLac. They were just letting people in to order for delivery. I left. I just wanted to play with a demo.
    11-21-08 08:30 AM
  5. Blackberry4Life's Avatar
    My Store had only 11....And I was # 12 in line!!!!! They ordered mine and say It'll be here Wednesday.
    11-21-08 08:32 AM
  6. JamesJ's Avatar
    Wow, my store opened the door and before allowing anyone in said they would allow the first 3 in line to come in and check in. Then, they'd gradually let the next person in line to come in and check in to ensure that nobody got rooted from their place in line.

    They were very friendly, organized, patient. Everyone in line was having a good time too, despite the cold.
    11-21-08 08:34 AM
  7. madisonjar's Avatar
    my store had 20, and i was number 6, moved up to #3, because of a very nice agent who has helped me alot in the past
    11-21-08 08:35 AM
  8. crackberrykyle's Avatar
    3 in CHICAGO!! just dumb.

    the most any Chicago store got was 11. it's very confusing.....

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    11-21-08 08:36 AM
  9. Blackberry4Life's Avatar
    They handed out Storm flyers with numbers on them @ my store.
    11-21-08 08:37 AM
  10. bmike74's Avatar
    I can see the Coral Gables Store from my office window and although it opened at 8am, there are still people in line out the door. I assume that means that there are a bunch there, as I have a hard time believing that people are waiting to be listed. However, after reading all of the other forums, I am seriously rethinking my decision to get one of these.
    11-21-08 08:42 AM
  11. BBStorm31's Avatar
    My store started with 30 and got another shipment of 50. They sold the 30 and have about 30 more people in the store. So about 20 left.

    I had to work today and can't go until tonight. I pre-ordered two via phone so hopefully that goes through but I might try to cancel that if they still have some. The guy at my store said I can order through him and get it in two days.
    11-21-08 08:43 AM
  12. jakeh0's Avatar
    They TOLD me 30-40 units and then the next day said 5.

    ****ing bull**** IMO
    11-21-08 08:44 AM
  13. phillypharm's Avatar
    My store only had 6! 40 of us in line. I was lucky number one. Six am baby

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    11-21-08 08:47 AM
  14. BBLou's Avatar
    My store wouldn't say how many they had but the rumor was 20. I was #16 in line and when I got in, they were all gone...bummer. Ordered 3 for delivery.
    11-21-08 08:48 AM
  15. phikai's Avatar
    My store said they had 6. I was there first, but got number 2 in line. Glad I got mine.
    11-21-08 08:48 AM
  16. jwlms's Avatar
    Just got mine in Kalispell and was told each store in Montana got 30 and are getting more this afternoon. Crazy that the bigger cities are getting less than 10!
    11-21-08 08:50 AM
  17. camoko's Avatar
    Hollywood Fl... 10 units and sold out within seconds... I got mine!!!
    11-21-08 08:51 AM
  18. JKaytheISH's Avatar
    11-21-08 08:55 AM
  19. zacko's Avatar
    Just picked mine up in southwest Missouri. Was told there were 16 phones available. I was number 7. There were 9 people in line before 8 a.m. Despite what some on here are reporting, I signed up for new service, ported my old number and messed around with my new storm without a hitch. It is running .65 and is currently going through the switch device wizard, but I don't have any complaints yet.

    Also, what's with all the "thumb fatigue" comments? It doesn't appear any more difficult to push than a button on a Bold.
    11-21-08 08:56 AM
  20. msnpitt's Avatar
    Well, the Harlem store in NYC had about THREE! I was 13th in line, so needless to say, I didn't get one. But, I ordered at the store, and they guaranteed overnight deliver by NOON tomorrow. I felt badly for the store personnel, as people were PISSED OFF! About 10 minutes before they opened the gates, I noticed that the first 2-3 people in line disappeared (they had been there since 2am), but no one seemed to know where they went. I think that the store pulled them inside and did the sale. Then, when they opened up to the rest of us, they just said that they didn't have any. The thing that really irritates me is that I called the store last night, right before closing, and they gave no indication that they had only three.
    11-21-08 08:56 AM
  21. Steve Lokenheimer's Avatar
    6th in line and at store open there was well over 30. There were 30 phones with 5 reserved for returns and that is Robinson Town Center, Pittsburgh
    11-21-08 08:56 AM
  22. TheMilkyWay's Avatar
    I was #9 in a line of 40 or more in south Florida. They sold out their SIX!!! That really pisses me off. They are shipping mine "overnight" Fedex and am supposed to receive it
    tomorrow morning. I understand the hype and marketing thing but ths is crazy. Now they can say
    it was a huge success with pictures of people waiting in lines! I too have a sour taste in my mouth with VZ
    tactics. Even ATT had many more iPhones available during their launch. Did I tell you hopissed I am
    With this VZ tactic?

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    11-21-08 08:58 AM
  23. stevecito's Avatar
    I was #7 in line, the store rep told me that they had 60 of them! There were much more then 60 people in line. I bought 2, and felt kinda guilty about it, but ****, I was there in the freezing cold at 6am!
    11-21-08 09:00 AM
  24. Chrisy's Avatar
    i probably have the smallest store! 2 employees. 0 Storms here.
    11-21-08 09:00 AM
  25. NCLITEMAN's Avatar
    I got to my store at 8:30 and they had just sold the last of their 31 that they had this morning. They are getting 31 more this afternoon and they are calling me and holding one for me when they arrive. THey are also getting more tomorrow.
    11-21-08 09:00 AM
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