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Old February 22nd, 2011, 01:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Xoom now listed on Amazon

No price yet but says available 24th. Wonder if can be purchased tax free?

http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Android-Tablet-Verizon-Wireless/dp/B004NNVHUC

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I'm curious if there will be a back order or it'll be shipped right away. Nonetheless. another option.
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Default XOOM - on amazon.com available NOW

Just a friendly heads up! Available for purchase and ships in 24 hours. Just bought mine!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004NNVHUC

Listed for $829 without contract, kinda sucks but it beats 9.75% sales tax in TN!
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Just a friendly heads up! Available for purchase and ships in 24 hours. Just bought mine!
Yea but they do the same thing as wirefly, they tie you into their own 6-month smoke and mirrors discount

You don't get a discount, and get you're on contract for 6 months. That and its not eligible for Prime Shipping, so no $3.99 next day
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Yea but they do the same thing as wirefly, they tie you into their own 6-month smoke and mirrors discount

You don't get a discount, and get you're on contract for 6 months. That and its not eligible for Prime Shipping, so no $3.99 next day
Prime, I understand....but what 6 month discount?? It was actually $829!
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On a side note, its also available on Verizon's website.. you get free overnight shipping.
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Prime, I understand....but what 6 month discount?? It was actually $829!
thats my point if you cancel your data plan at any point in the next 6 months, you get charged $250

If you buy it from Verizon, this is not the case

i.e. you're on a 6 month contract with Amazon basically, cancel with verizon over the next 6months, amazon nails ya with a $250 fee

they do this by claiming they're discounting it for you at checkout from $999 to $799 problem with that is...its not $999 anywhere... its $799 everywhere
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I didn't purchase any service. I found the clause in question:

"For specific answers regarding service-plan cancellations, please contact your carrier directly. Note, should you cancel your service with the carrier within 181 days, you may also be subject to an additional fee in accordance with the AmazonWireless Instant Discount Terms and Conditions."

I won't be canceling any plan, even if I return it.
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I didn't purchase any service. I found the clause in question:

"For specific answers regarding service-plan cancellations, please contact your carrier directly. Note, should you cancel your service with the carrier within 181 days, you may also be subject to an additional fee in accordance with the AmazonWireless Instant Discount Terms and Conditions."

I won't be canceling any plan, even if I return it.
Oh yea I see, you can pay $30 more and get it as "phone only". Still, verizon will overnight it to ya for free :/
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Oh yea I see, you can pay $30 more and get it as "phone only". Still, verizon will overnight it to ya for free :/
$30 more vs. sales tax on $800 in TN ($80). I saved $50 and get it a day later. I can live with that!

Thanks though for the heads up on the 6 month deal. I'll be staying away on anything with a contract.
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My plan was to buy it with month to month service and maybe cancel it later or keep it, depending on how I would be using it. But I don't think it is fair to be charged a $250 fine by Amazon when I cancel a month to month contract, so I ended up buying it without Verizon service for $829.

It's not a month to month contract when you still have to pay a fee to cancel after a few months. I don't know how they can legally get away with something like this. It nearly seems like they are preying on people that don't read the fine print. In my case their greed ruined a deal for Verizon. At the time I bought it I did not know that Verizon is also selling them online.
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You could cancel and then go through Verizon or is it too late for that?
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You could cancel and then go through Verizon or is it too late for that?
Amazon doesn't charge sales tax but Verizon does. So even if I end up activating it on my own later it is cheaper through Amazon. But I still hate Amazon for using such shady sales tactics.

They say by keeping the account active for 181 days they are passing along an instant discount. And you have to pay $250 if you cancel earlier. But at the same time they sell the device without contract (and therefore without the discount) for only $30 more. So the discount you get is only $30 and the fine for canceling earlier is $250. That is not fair.
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Yea but they do the same thing as wirefly, they tie you into their own 6-month smoke and mirrors discount

You don't get a discount, and get you're on contract for 6 months. That and its not eligible for Prime Shipping, so no $3.99 next day
Just wanted to clarify some things about purchasing the XOOM from us for you.

We are offering 2 Different rate plan options for the XOOM tablet.

Option 1: If you choose the month to month plan, you will pay $799.99 for the Xoom, but you will NOT be required to maintain the monthly service for the 181-day minimum or be liable for any fees from us for changing the plan prior to 181-days.


Option 2: If you choose the 2 year rate plan, we are selling the XOOM for $599.99, but you will be required to maintain the service contract for a minimum of 181 days.

Both options are available on our storefront now.

I hope that this helps to clarify any questions you all have about our deals on the XOOM. If there is anything else that I can do to help, or you have other questions I can answer, please feel free to PM me.
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Does anyone know why Amazons price for the xoom off contract is 829.99.
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So it is a 30.00 fine for not getting service.
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No price yet but says available 24th. Wonder if can be purchased tax free?

Amazon.com: Motorola XOOM Android Tablet (Verizon Wireless): Cell Phones & Accessories

I noticed that when I was searching for accessories a day or so ago...
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Amazon doesn't charge sales tax but Verizon does. So even if I end up activating it on my own later it is cheaper through Amazon. But I still hate Amazon for using such shady sales tactics.

They say by keeping the account active for 181 days they are passing along an instant discount. And you have to pay $250 if you cancel earlier. But at the same time they sell the device without contract (and therefore without the discount) for only $30 more. So the discount you get is only $30 and the fine for canceling earlier is $250. That is not fair.
Wirefly and amazon are crooks when it comes to contracts. They supposedly say they are "Passing along" a discount, so if you cancel you have to pay them $XXX. Which is BULLSHIT. IF you buy it for the same price from a verizon store and cancel within the first 6 months you only pay the ETF, NOT an ADDITIONAL FEE, which is what Wirefly, Letstalk; etc charge.

If you want a XOOM or frankly any phone either go into a Verizon Store or Bestbuy. Either one does not make you agree to a secondary contract.
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Default Any idea when Amazon ships Xoom?

I ordered the Xoom WiFi for my wife. Amazing, I was going to get the ipad 2 for my wife but the delays in that led me to do some research on both sites like this and mac sites. Thanks for the feedback on this site. I think most general media really made the Xoom sound like a weak also-ran vs the iPad 2 but I have to say, to me it looks like the real deal across the board (I own EVO and wife has iphone so exposed to both android and ios).

At any rate, pre ordered the Xoom WiFi yesterday from Amazon and just curious if anyone has any info on when these guys will likely ship the device? It hits stores on the 27th (Sunday) which is weird, would think a Fri launch would have been much better so maybe Amazon gets/has the product in house now and will start getting it out so we get it by Monday/Tues next week?
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Here's a link to the Amazon Xoom:
Amazon.com: MOTOROLA XOOM Android Tablet (Wi-Fi): Computer & Accessories

At the bottom of the page there's a Ship Date discussion. I would expect people to post there once they start getting tracking numbers.
Thanks for the tip about the discussion at the bottom. I just read all of that, and it was kinda funny to see semi-paranoia set in! I'm very IMpatiently waiting for my wifi model to come in!
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Same here! I have exams just around the corner, and all I can think about is getting my Xoom and using it! ARGH!!!! Here's hoping Amazon can get these shipped out on Friday...
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Anyone cancel their order based on the Samsung G-Tab announcement?
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Anyone cancel their order based on the Samsung G-Tab announcement?
Definitely not. I considered it but I do worry about their updates, and an OS like honeycomb, being new, is going to need updates. There is also the question of whether it will really be released in June.
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I almost cancelled, then I saw it was Samsung, and that it will have Touchwiz. Those two reasons were why I'm still sticking with Xoom. Xoom will have updates much faster than any other tablet coming out, and like NCTurner said, a "baby" OS like Honeycomb will need constant updates.

The great thing about the Xoom is that it will only get better, and at a faster rate than any other Honeycomb tablet coming out.
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Haha, yeah, I kinda wrote that wrong. Being that the Xoom is like the Nexus of tablets, it will get updates faster than any other tablets running honeycomb. Thus, it will be better than future tablets coming out, OS-wise.

Does that make sense? Or am I butchering the explanation again lol
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Default Weak estimated delivery

I pre ordered early last week and my estimated arrival date is March 31 - April 4....usually AMZN gets my orders shipped before the est delivery date. I don't know why I feel like an impatient kid about this, it's for my wife not even me (I actually surf web w/my EVO a lot vs a laptop) but I want to get this thing. Anyone think I should cancel the order and just take a shot at Staples, Best Buy, etc on Sunday?

My gut feeling is that these guys under order, given how bad the stores are doing they want inventory lean. When I wnated the EVO I had to pre order it and wait I think a cpl weeks at Best Buy last June...

Or I guess I should just act like I'm 33 and wait for it...
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Default Xoom Wi-Fi on Amazon.com

Thought I would post this for anyone who cared to save a little money.

You can buy the Motorola Xoom (Wi-Fi version) for $599.00 at Amazon.com.

The kicker here is you can get their Super-Saver shipping for FREE and there is NO sales tax unless you live in (Kansas, Kentucky, New York, North Dakota, or Washington).

The shipping says 5 - 8 days but my Xoom is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow and is shipping from Texas going to Indiana. So it is only taking two days.


Anyway I hope this information helps save some people some money.

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Default WIFI Xoom Amazon Price Drop $589.

Just noticed Amazon has the Xoom now at $589, $10 price drop. Without tax and free shipping, it could be the best deal.

I contacted Amazon to see if they will match the price. The online chat agent won't honor it. So I called them. The agent also said they won't match if the price difference is not significant. But she gave me a $10 promotion discount in my amazon account. =)
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$589.00 today. :-)
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Sweet!

Oh and my super saver shipping took 2 days to get to me, showed up a day early!
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Here's a chat I had with Amazon regarding the price drop:

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Me:I purchased the Motorola Xoom Wifi and the price was reduced before I even received it in the mail.

CHHAVI:I am so sorry about this.

Me:It's frustrating that I am being penalised for preordering a product

CHHAVI:We only do the price match for $20 and above. So i cannot do the price match on this order however as a goodwill gesture i will issue $10 promotional credit on your account. You can use that credit in the future for further purchases.
I will send the email confirmation for the promotion.

Me:oh thank you

CHHAVI:Your welcome.
Is there anything else I can do for you today?

Me:no, that was quick. You addressed my concern, thank you
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Amazon is selling at $589 too.
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I got it for $589.99 but then paid $12 for 2 day shipping because I'm anxious
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Does Amazon have price protection, like BB?
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Read my post here

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