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Old September 13th, 2013, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know why Best Buy hasn't gotten in any Droid Maxxes? I've had one on pre-order since Aug 10. I call Best Buy and they keep saying "maybe the next truck. If I can find out a delivery date I may cancel and get one from Verizon, they have 5 on hand.

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Does anyone know why Best Buy hasn't gotten in any Droid Maxxes? I've had one on pre-order since Aug 10. I call Best Buy and they keep saying "maybe the next truck. If I can find out a delivery date I may cancel and get one from Verizon, they have 5 on hand.
It's called Verizon's hierarchy of needs.

1.) Verizon keeps all that they need

2.) Once all that Verizon needs has been met, they tend to feed the line below them.

3.) If the line below them doesn't have any then it's because Verizon is taking care of their needs.

4.) See rule #1
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What can be derived from this lack of availability? High demand for a popular phone? Or low production numbers due to a poor sales forecast?

Generally I can get an idea of how popular a phone is based on Amazon sales rank, but they seem to have had few to sell, with far out "ship by" dates.

Forum activity would suggest these phones aren't exactly a smash hit, though this is my first "exclusive to Verizon" device.
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I ordered from Amazon on August 25th and still have no ship date.
Now their web site says:
"Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock."
I'm not sure what that means for my order.

They have the mini ultra and X available now.
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I'm guessing they're getting Maxxs and selling them, then, because here's Amazon's sales rank breakdown:
Mini: 4,000
Ultra black: 20,000 (4 in stock)
Maxx: 24,000
Ultra red: 80,000
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I'm guessing they're getting Maxxs and selling them, then, because here's Amazon's sales rank breakdown:
Mini: 4,000
Ultra black: 20,000 (4 in stock)
Maxx: 24,000
Ultra red: 80,000
we are selling through maxx's like crazy at my store. we get shipments of 5-6 every day just to replenish what we are selling
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When I bought my Maxx on the 30th at a corporate store, the guy said there where 3 left, I got one, he got one and another employee. Who knows if it was true though. Their employees are not trained very well. My brother went in on Friday (I had to go with him) to pick up the LG G2. The sales lady knew nothing about it.

My brother patiently taught her about the phone (wireless charging a VZW exclusive, 2 tap screen to unlock, etc). He also asked for a quick window case. She said "this phone doesn't have one". My brother corrected her and she finally brought one out. They didn't even have an LG G2 on display.

Sorry for OT.

I think it's probably a combination of of low forecast (knowing the G2, Note 3 and iPhone 5s where all coming) plus more demand for the beast battery than they expected.
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Many bestbuy zip code are showing the maxx in stock as of today. all stores that come up when searching virginia beach area 23456 and ohio-44432.
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Amazon's open to orders again, but still not in stock and no ship date.

I looked again at the Sales Rank and found a different number for "On Contract Phones" (instead of all cell phones and accessories). Interesting numbers:

#1 HTC One
#2 S4
#3 S4 white
#21 Mini
#27 G2
#38 Moto X
#57 Moto X white
#67 Ultra Red
#68 MAXX
#73 Ultra

(these are all for service on VZW -- so for instance, HTC One on AT&T is ranked at #15)

So Amazon's selling this phone... but obviously "blackout" days aren't helping, nor (I imagine) does the constant "unavailable / no ETD" listing. Hopefully good news soon for you.
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What's ridiculous is that the HTC One on Verizon is and has been in-stock in every Best Buy near me, but the MAXX has never been yet. Good thing I gave up on Best Buy and went to Verizon corporate I suppose.
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I have been waiting on best buy just to price match amazon, but feel the 50.00 savings isn't worth it anymore . Might just give in and get from Verizon .
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I am canceling my pre-order with BB and going to Verizon. Verizon has lots of Masses on hand.
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They are starting to pop-up at Best Buys around DC and Philly. There was a store close to me, so I took my lunch to stop by and pick-up my phone. Unfortunately, there were two things I found out:

1. My phone didn't garner as much in the buy back plan as I thought it would. That's more on me than them;
2. They will not price match online retailers for cell phones anymore, so those of you waiting because of that fact, I would wait no longer. Here is the new(ish?) fine print from their website:

The Guarantee is limited to one price match per identical item, per guest and does not apply to: Contract mobile phones sold by any online retailer, the online prices of retailers not listed, the online prices of third party vendors (Marketplace vendors) on designated major online retailers websites, post purchase price match requests to competitor's prices, Best Buy for Business™, offers that include financing, gift card offers, bundling of items, free items, pricing errors, mail-in offers, coupon offers, competitors' service prices, items that are advertised as limited-quantity, out of stock, open-box, clearance, refurbished/used items, our and our competitor's Deal of the Day, daily deals, special hour sale event items and credit card offers, BestBuy.com Clearance & More and Marketplace items, and items for sale Thanksgiving Day through the Monday after Thanksgiving.

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I see just today that at least 6 stores nearby suddenly have stock. Only a day late and a dollar short. I don't blame Best Buy though. I'm sure they are upset about it too.
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Well no more online price match, that sucks.
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Also showing in stock at Amazon, finally!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/wireless/2407747011/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_cps_1_2_last

Currently jumped in rank to #8 in on-contract cell phones, BTW -- hopefully this bodes well for some more accessories getting made for this thing. (Sedio, spring clip holster please?)
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