Yesterday I went back to that same Metro store to purchase the Connect 4g that the saleslady said she had and would sell me two days earlier. She said that she was out of the phones now and that she could call another store to see if they had any. Here's where it gets shady, when she asked the clerk from the other store if they had any in stock she didn't say Connect 4g! She asked if they had anymore Esteem's in stock. So I see this two ways:
1. She is an idiot, can't read, or hear. As I picked up the prism shaped promotional box with the picture and the name of the phone right on it and I said "Connect 4G".
2. She tried to bait and switch me, charging me $409.00 for a 299.99 phone.
Either way I was disappointed because I couldn't purchase the phone or get any pics of it. Hell, I don't even know if she had it in the first place. I managed to sell some equipment I didn't need to get the extra money for it too. Since Ære is so well regarded around here I'm gonna wait for for the official release and hope the price really 329.00! I'm gonna wait for it to come out on the website because I don't want to do business with any of the stores around here except for the corporate store and that one is to far away. I've been to a few of the independent stores in my area and when I do business with them it feels like they are trying to take me for a ride.