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Old February 11th, 2011, 08:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Costco selling Inspire 4G Early!

According to a thread on android central, costco is selling them right nor for $50 new contract.

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Old February 11th, 2011, 08:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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True I just returned from Costco with my friend who was out of contract. It only took 30 minutes and just $50 + tx. No other fees. I'm waiting till Sunday to pickup mine from AT&T.
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I can't wait to get mine now!! I hope we can root this device sooner rather than later. Also, since I am not the primary account holder, will I need that person to be with me to get the phone at Costco?
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I just called my costco, they're selling them too. I'll be there tomorrow when they open!

Edit: My Costco cannot sell unless your eligible for upgrade, and the upgrade cost at this store is $80. Looks like I'm still waiting until Sunday.
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Anyone know if they're selling it off-contract? Price?
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Edit: My Costco cannot sell unless your eligible for upgrade, and the upgrade cost at this store is $80. Looks like I'm still waiting until Sunday.
Looks like I'll have to wait another 9 days before I can upgrade my phone. That's OK with me, but I'll still play around with it this coming Monday.
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I just got back from Costco. I asked if they were selling the phone. He said "No, we're not supposed to sell those until Sunday...AT&T would get mad." Then he tried to sell me a Samsung Focus with Win 7. GTFO DUDE!

The price is $79 there instead of $99 at AT&T.
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I don't know how Costco rules address the primary account holder. I've always been the primary account holder.

However I do know how it's handled in an AT&T store since I'm one of those people that actually reads the terms & conditions, and the contract as well.

Am I a nerd or what ?

As far as Costco charging an $80 fee, that's outrageous.
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According to a thread on android central, costco is selling them right nor for $50 new contract.

Lol, I forsee Costco getting a stern "talkin to" from AT&T/HTC..... there's lots of trouble to get into for releasing product early. L.O.L.
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Lol, I forsee Costco getting a stern "talkin to" from AT&T/HTC..... there's lots of trouble to get into for releasing product early. L.O.L.
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Costco rules! Typing from mine right now- $50 and gave me a holster and car charger.
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Wow, I figured with Amazon having it at $100, nobody could sell cheaper than that. Guess not. Should see if anybody has it free with contract.
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Just got back from Costco with mine , It was not on display, had to ask for it, 79 plus taxes (ca)
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I went to the ATT store a couple of hours ago. No sale. The guy I talked to didn't know anything about the phone. He went back to his manager and found out that they had them but couldn't sell them until tomorrow
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Just ran and picked mine up after reading this thread. Got it for $79 and the salesman said he wasn't supposed to do it but didn't care. Works for me!

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Just ran and picked mine up after reading this thread. Got it for $79 and the salesman said he wasn't supposed to do it but didn't care. Works for me!

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My local Costco (Colorado) refused to sell it even after I told them other Costco were selling it. The girl who was helping me said they received a email this morning that they were not to sell it until Sunday morning.

I was going to try another Costco but figured it wasn't worth the hassle.
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I got denied at my AT&T store. Was told they were under strict orders not to sell it till tomorrow. She said they'd hold one for me, but I won't have time to go back and will need to go to a different store on Monday.
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At Costco: Let's see, beer - check, toilet paper - check, tomatos - check, milk - check, and one HTC Inspire 4G ---CHECK! It wasn't in their computer, which caused havok in the checkout line, but they manually pushed it through and I was golden.

Yup, I'm now in the Inspire Fanboi club. Coming from a Blackberry, this is like being tossed the keys to a Ferrari. Expect to see a lot of me here now, as after weeks of fixating on choosing a phone I can get on with things!

[edit] I should add that when it was powered up and my account swapped over, the all-important "H+" appeared WITH the up and down arrows, indicating that it really was running on HSPA+ at the high speed. After the battery's charged I'll do a speed check.
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For those that have one around, Fry's Electronics is also selling them (I saw them sell 2 today to some lady)
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I tried at a local WalMart and was also denied. The clerk said that the phone had been removed from the system until this morning (Sunday) due to having a few let loose early.

On a side note, he also said they received 15 iPhones for VZW. Not one had been sold as of late last night.
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I picked mine up earlier today at Costco. It took them nearly 20 min to get the battery door opened, they weren't kidding when they said it was difficult.
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Going in this morning. Since Costco opens an hourly earlier than Best Buy, will try my luck there.
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I should post this elsewhere, but the guys couldn't get my battery door open either. However, *I* was able to open it by sticking my fingernail in there and wedging it open. So glad I didn't let them continue trying and end up dinging up a brand new phone.
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Just got back from Costco with mine , It was not on display, had to ask for it, 79 plus taxes (ca)
did they tax you on retail price or sale price ?
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sale price.
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radio shack wanted to tax me on the 449

i said hell no and left
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bigdickman, i had the same crap from RS here as well. to top it off - store mgr. wanted me to buy at least $20 in accessories to get it at no activation price. what is RS smoking?
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Does Costco sell it without contract/activation?
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