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Old May 19th, 2013, 02:26 PM   #101 (permalink)
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I finally pre-ordered mine. After weeks of contemplating, I ordered it from Wirefly for these reasons:

1. $180 for upgrade w/o rebate (Amazon and other retailers were charging $200)
2. $12.50 cash back w/fatwallet
3. Wirefly will refund difference if the price drops within 30 days of purchase (& prices usually do drop within the 1st month)

All in all, I saved $32.50 so far (probably will be more cuz the price match). The only downside is it will probably take 4 days for shipping. Hopefully, they'll ship it tomorrow so I can get it on Thursday.

Oh, BTW, it does state on their website that they will ship the phone at "Verizon's release date". Also, you can cancel your pre-order as long as they haven't shipped the phone.

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I finally pre-ordered mine. After weeks of contemplating, I ordered it from Wirefly for these reasons:

1. $180 for upgrade w/o rebate (Amazon and other retailers were charging $200)
2. $12.50 cash back w/fatwallet
3. Wirefly will refund difference if the price drops within 30 days of purchase (& prices usually do drop within the 1st month)

All in all, I saved $32.50 so far (probably will be more cuz the price match). The only downside is it will probably take 4 days for shipping. Hopefully, they'll ship it tomorrow so I can get it on Thursday.

Oh, BTW, it does state on their website that they will ship the phone at "Verizon's release date". Also, you can cancel your pre-order as long as they haven't shipped the phone.
It'd be awesome if the price does drop within that 30 days and you can get more money back.

I was a cheapskate upfront, and went with the cheapest option I could find which was Newegg (Simplexity - which owns Wirefly, also handles the orders so it's supposed to ship on launch date as well). But I couldn't pass up the $159 with no tax and free overnight shipping.

I am hoping it actually ships sooner!
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nope. it won't. it's easy to come up with a general idea of how most android users use their phone. just look at the top selling apps in the playstore and that will give you a really good idea. you're in a bubble if you think the large majority of android users need more than 8gb of space for apps. even the 32gb king, rush, acknowledges this.

add to that, an sd card is said to be included which will provide space for media so it's not taking up internal memory.

if sales were going to be hurt by lack of 32gb device, we would see that already. the fact is it hasn't hurt sales at all.

people disappointed by lack of 32gb. even the media is making somewhat of a deal out of it, but the reality is that most people aren't heavy gamers or loading huge apps.


that said, my 16gb is on the way and my 64gb card is in the process of being loaded up with all my media as we speak.
You can say whatever you want, but I'm an average customer with average needs and I won't buy a 16 GB model.
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You can say whatever you want, but I'm an average customer with average needs and I won't buy a 16 GB model.
and that's your prerogative. however, if you use more than 8gb of app space then you're incorrect in thinking you're a avg android user. not arguing, just stating the obvious.

good luck finding a device that fits your needs or patiently waiting for the 32gb s4. if i were you i wouldn't hold my breath though.
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and that's your prerogative. however, if you use more than 8gb of app space then you're incorrect in thinking you're a avg android user. not arguing, just stating the obvious.

good luck finding a device that fits your needs or patiently waiting for the 32gb s4. if i were you i wouldn't hold my breath though.
This is a common thread with friends and co-workers. This issue comes up frequently. We are all average users. Just because you say it isn't so doesn't make it true.

Like I said, the 16 GB is barely sufficient while a droid X 2 years ago was more than so. In another year, this will effect far more people than it does now and it effects enough that Verizon should be very concerned....except that they probably know this. My guess is this is intentional as a way to coerce upgrades given that the average user with a 16 gb model will be running out of app space in another year or so.

I think Verizon knows exactly what they're doing and they figure the incremental business they'd get now would more then be offset by the repeat business that they wouldn't get a year from now as those who have to upgrade but otherwise wouldn't had they bought the 32 GB version up front.
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After hearing some people getting theirs shipped out early, I just ordered (well, "preordered") mine via vzw.com

To keep unlimited data, I paid $649.99 full retail for a white S4.

Since most people who are expecting it Tuesday ordered way before me, I am hoping for shipment Wednesday!
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This is a common thread with friends and co-workers. This issue comes up frequently. We are all average users. Just because you say it isn't so doesn't make it true.
it's not statistically possible for everyone to be an avg user.

storage sizes grow not because of app size, but because people are storing more media on their device. with the advent of high def cameras on mobile phones those pics and vids are also using up more space. people are storing more music on their phones. app sizes aren't growing exponentially and actually show signs of getting lighter with better development, not heavier (with the exception of games). and even in regards to games i expect developers will be forced to accommodate sd storage for databases and such at some point. mainly because sd storage is cheaper than buying a phone with higher capacities.
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It'd be awesome if the price does drop within that 30 days and you can get more money back.

I was a cheapskate upfront, and went with the cheapest option I could find which was Newegg (Simplexity - which owns Wirefly, also handles the orders so it's supposed to ship on launch date as well). But I couldn't pass up the $159 with no tax and free overnight shipping.

I am hoping it actually ships sooner!
I canceled my Wirefly order & ordered through Newegg. The free overnight shipping is what got me. That along with it being $7.50 cheaper.
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1-2 hours after my preorder now and I just got notification from credit card company that my card was charged.
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Folks, look at it from Verizon's point of $ view (though it sucks for customers):

Let us assume for easy math Verizon can sell 1,000,000 S4 16gb, but could sell 10% more if they added a 32gb. That would be 1,100,000 total units, but then the current pricing would stand out. They would adjust the prices down accordingly, where if they just sold the 16 (as they are), they could (are) be charging a higher price for a super hot phone and their coverage map to draw people in. If we consider the net gross margin after average customer rebate claim rates, Verizon will make millions more selling just the 16gb, in spite of 10% less. The 32gb weight would have to be a lot bigger than 10% to alter anything.

Long term, it would make more sense to focus more on the extra 100,000 and the mix of new customers in that total, but Verizon is increasing their install base already. Better then to focus more on the device margin instead. AT&T are opposite, since their actual weighted install base is stagnant to declining. For them, it makes more sense to offer the larger model to hopefully draw in more customers for the long term. This is also why they are getting devices like One and the LG Pro. AT&T is bringing in premium devices to draw in and keep premium service customers. They are hungry for customers and Verizon is milking theirs.

Of course, considering Sprint and Tmo's plight, you would think they would do the same thing. Perhaps there is some accuracy that the 32gb available for launch were already allocated.
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vzw isn't making money on device sales. it's all about contracts and services.
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I canceled my Wirefly order & ordered through Newegg. The free overnight shipping is what got me. That along with it being $7.50 cheaper.
I did mom's through Wirefly because I noticed that Bank of America's Add-it-Up had $50 cashback with upgrades... took a screenshot to be on the safe-side. It's all the same though, goes through Simplexity -- same company that powers a lot of retailer's websites for cell-phone sales. (i.e. Radio Shack/etc)

I saw mention of free overnight shipping via Newegg, but when I continued through the pages, standard shipping was the free option, 2 day and overnight were still more. For mine I actually paid full retail pre-ordering from Verizon since I'm constantly going over 2GB of data...

Edit: Just saw that I have a tracking number for my full-retail phone ordered yesterday (5/18) around ~4 PM Eastern, and due to get it Wednesday afternoon Interesting logistics.. they even did a Sunday FedEx pickup @ 1:35 PM in MEMPHIS, TN
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I saw mention of free overnight shipping via Newegg, but when I continued through the pages, standard shipping was the free option, 2 day and overnight were still more. For mine I actually paid full retail pre-ordering from Verizon since I'm constantly going over 2GB of data...
That's strange that it wasn't offering you the free overnight shipping through Newegg. It was definitely free of charge for my orders, and going through the pages now (even after clearing cookies) it has the "Free Overnight Shipping" badge and when you go to the actual page it still says "Next Business Day by FedEx - FREE"

I'll be upset if I find they sneak on shipping fees when they do the credit card charge.
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That's strange that it wasn't offering you the free overnight shipping through Newegg. It was definitely free of charge for my orders, and going through the pages now (even after clearing cookies) it has the "Free Overnight Shipping" badge and when you go to the actual page it still says "Next Business Day by FedEx - FREE"

I'll be upset if I find they sneak on shipping fees when they do the credit card charge.
Odd, I'm sure if yours said that you're fine. It's possible that when I went through I still had some old cookies from the Wirefly or Walmart version lingering and perhaps it got confused on my end. Going back and looking at the Wirefly receipt it does show the $50 BOA Cashback as a line item, so that's always a good sign.
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Edit: Just saw that I have a tracking number for my full-retail phone ordered yesterday (5/18) around ~4 PM Eastern, and due to get it Wednesday afternoon Interesting logistics.. they even did a Sunday FedEx pickup @ 1:35 PM in MEMPHIS, TN
Are you saying you ordered a Verizon Galaxy S4 through Wirefly yesterday, and it shipped out today?
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Are you saying you ordered a Verizon Galaxy S4 through Wirefly yesterday, and it shipped out today?
I think he's talking about the phone he bought at full-retail through Verizon.
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Just checked my order status and see that my S4 has already shipped. Estimated delivery 5/22. FedEx. How nice. Getting excited now.
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FedEx has scanned my phone 7 times and it has not left Memphis yet. It was scanned 3 times Sat, 3 times Sunday, and once Monday. The first scan said "picked up". Then there are two "in Transit". The one from Monday morning says "shipping information sent to FedEx.". I wonder how many more times it will be scanned before leaving Memphis.

And my delivery time slipped from Wed 430 PM to Wed 7 PM. Thanks FedEx
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FedEx has scanned my phone 7 times and it has not left Memphis yet. It was scanned 3 times Sat, 3 times Sunday, and once Monday. The first scan said "picked up". Then there are two "in Transit". The one from Monday morning says "shipping information sent to FedEx.". I wonder how many more times it will be scanned before leaving Memphis.

And my delivery time slipped from Wed 430 PM to Wed 7 PM. Thanks FedEx
Mine is exactly the way you described it.

Now Wednesday by 7
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FedEx has scanned my phone 7 times and it has not left Memphis yet. It was scanned 3 times Sat, 3 times Sunday, and once Monday. The first scan said "picked up". Then there are two "in Transit". The one from Monday morning says "shipping information sent to FedEx.". I wonder how many more times it will be scanned before leaving Memphis.

And my delivery time slipped from Wed 430 PM to Wed 7 PM. Thanks FedEx
Exactly the same thing for me...my "Package Buddy" app gave me those "updates".

I prefer UPS over FedEx BTW. Are they doing Moonshine in Tennessee??
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FedEx has scanned my phone 7 times and it has not left Memphis yet. It was scanned 3 times Sat, 3 times Sunday, and once Monday. The first scan said "picked up". Then there are two "in Transit". The one from Monday morning says "shipping information sent to FedEx.". I wonder how many more times it will be scanned before leaving Memphis.

And my delivery time slipped from Wed 430 PM to Wed 7 PM. Thanks FedEx
Mine is the same way. I don't mind the time changing so long as the date doesn't get pushed back
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My FedEx says 5/21 by 7PM. My wife got the white one and that FedEx number is saying 5/22 by 7PM. Hope I get mine tomorrow!
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vzw isn't making money on device sales. it's all about contracts and services.

From a gross margin stand point on the their P&L they certainly are making more money. Positioning the 16GB at the current price point means they take less of a hardware hit, which means they make more money
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From a gross margin stand point on the their P&L they certainly are making more money. Positioning the 16GB at the current price point means they take less of a hardware hit, which means they make more money
device cost is probably a capex for the carriers. cost is spread out and depreciated over time. not necessarily a hit on their p&l.

so it's more like they're selling it at less of a loss over time than selling for a profit. this is why the contract and services are more important. they incentivize the customer to sign up to get the phone cheaper, and they get their money back (and then some) with what we pay in contract fees. of course, if you're paying outright to keep your grandfathered unlimited data then all of this is moot.
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Can we keep this thread as a pre-order/shipping thread? You guys can take the bickering about how much profit Verizon makes and their marketing strategies to a new thread.
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Can we keep this thread as a pre-order/shipping thread? You guys can take the bickering about how much profit Verizon makes and their marketing strategies to a new thread.
sure. my s4 is still on track for delivery tomorrow.

the 16gb version, that is.
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I called FedEx. They said nothing happens over the weekend even if the tracking says picked up on Sat - so Monday is the "official" ship date. For those who paid for overnight, you should get it Tue. I did not pay extra so I get two day service-- so Monday is the ship day, Tue is day one, Wed is day two. Mine will arrive Wed.
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Has anyone that preordered from wirefly or newegg seen an update yet?

I ordered from Wirefly a few weeks ago and haven't seen anything change. Cancelled it today and went with NewEgg since it was a couple bucks less and free overnight shipping. Holding out hope that I'll have my phone by Friday. Anyone with experience using these companies with preorders?
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I called FedEx. They said nothing happens over the weekend even if the tracking says picked up on Sat - so Monday is the "official" ship date. For those who paid for overnight, you should get it Tue. I did not pay extra so I get two day service-- so Monday is the ship day, Tue is day one, Wed is day two. Mine will arrive Wed.
How were people able to get overnight delivery? That wasn't an option when I preordered mine online
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How were people able to get overnight delivery? That wasn't an option when I preordered mine online
Anytime I have ordered a phone or accessory from Verizon it has never given me an option for shipping. It just generates the shipping type on its own, plus its always FREE so I guess I can't complain.
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I live in PA. My phone was in PA on friday. Estimated delivery date of tomorrow but I figured if its in PA, Ill have it Monday (today).
Nope, the phone is now in Tennessee. lol
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Ordered yesterday (Sunday) around 6PM. Card charged within an hour.
About 1 hour ago, it was just shipped out. It is in PA.

Estimated delivery: May 22, 2013 7:00PM
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Hmm lets see here...
I live in New York and my phone started out in Pennsylvania...
It is currently in Tennessee...call me crazy but I think it's going the wrong way!
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Nope, the phone is now in Tennessee. lol
Mine shows the same? I can never figure the logic of shipping something starting 10 minutes from my house to Memphis, TN, then back to PA, what is that all about? I would have easily drove to UPS to pick it up on Saturday, or today?
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Hmm lets see here...
I live in New York and my phone started out in Pennsylvania...
It is currently in Tennessee...call me crazy but I think it's going the wrong way!
LOL, I am in the same boat, when I saw it go out on Saturday and it was in PA I thought it would arrive today for sure.
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Same thing here... the phone was literally an hour away, and now it says it's in Memphis, TN. I'm about an hour from Philly, PA.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 02:54 PM   #139 (permalink)
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Fedex main hub is in Memphis, TN

Probably sent there for "sorting"
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Old May 20th, 2013, 03:04 PM   #140 (permalink)
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Fedex main hub is in Memphis, TN

Probably sent there for "sorting"
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I just pick up this kind of stuff in stores. So much easier. No wait time until release. Faster Just pay for it and go.
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I just pick up this kind of stuff in stores. So much easier. No wait time until release. Faster Just pay for it and go.
Considering everyone who already ordered looks like they are going to get it before release, I don't think it applies this time.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 09:43 PM   #143 (permalink)
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Fedex main hub is in Memphis, TN

Probably sent there for "sorting"
Certainly.
Just seems like a colossal waste of money for FedEx though.
So many packages start near their destination and travel farther away before getting sent out for delivery.
Thats extra packages on trucks which means less room for packages that actually NEED to get sent that way. Extra packages being sorted in that facility when they could have just been shipped from their prior location which means paying more people for unnecessary sorting of packages which should never have gone to that facility in the first place.
Extra driving to transport all these packages to seemingly unnecessary destinations.

Funny thing is there was a FedEx truck literally right across the street from me today. Guess itll be an extra trip for that guy to come back tomorrow when common sense would dictate that my package should have been on his truck today.

That is just a ton of waste. How can a company operate like that? Imagine how much theyd save if they somehow streamlined it.
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Certainly.
Just seems like a colossal waste of money for FedEx though.
So many packages start near their destination and travel farther away before getting sent out for delivery.
Thats extra packages on trucks which means less room for packages that actually NEED to get sent that way. Extra packages being sorted in that facility when they could have just been shipped from their prior location which means paying more people for unnecessary sorting of packages which should never have gone to that facility in the first place.
Extra driving to transport all these packages to seemingly unnecessary destinations.

Funny thing is there was a FedEx truck literally right across the street from me today. Guess itll be an extra trip for that guy to come back tomorrow when common sense would dictate that my package should have been on his truck today.

That is just a ton of waste. How can a company operate like that? Imagine how much theyd save if they somehow streamlined it.
The asset FedEx is managing are planes. I guarantee that the majority of packages leaving your neighborhood are not being shipped to a neighbor, but are headed to various locations across the country. FedEx brings everything to Memphis then re-sorts it so the plane heading back to your neighborhood is full of packages for your area.

And the sorting is not done by humans. It is all high speed conveyor belts and electronic sensors. I saw a piece on 60 Minutes that showed the mad rush every night in Memphis. They unload planes, re-sort, and re-load planes all within an hour. Amazing....
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Considering everyone who already ordered looks like they are going to get it before release, I don't think it applies this time.
Exactly, those who pre ordered for the same price they would pay in a store are receiving their S4's a few days earlier than everyone else.
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The asset FedEx is managing are planes. I guarantee that the majority of packages leaving your neighborhood are not being shipped to a neighbor, but are headed to various locations across the country. FedEx brings everything to Memphis then re-sorts it so the plane heading back to your neighborhood is full of packages for your area.

And the sorting is not done by humans. It is all high speed conveyor belts and electronic sensors. I saw a piece on 60 Minutes that showed the mad rush every night in Memphis. They unload planes, re-sort, and re-load planes all within an hour. Amazing....
Interesting. That makes some sense then. Still seems it could be more efficient.
My package is back in PA as of a couple minutes ago.
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Exactly, those who pre ordered for the same price they would pay in a store are receiving their S4's a few days earlier than everyone else.
Stores release them Thursday and it doesn't look like they are being delivered today - so maybe 1 day earlier than everyone else.

Thursday can't get here soon enough. I'll definitely be there right when the store opens. I showed up at open for the GNex (expecting a line) and was the only lonely sole there for during the 30 minutes it took to purchase. Even the store employees didn't know about it
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My status shows on FedEx vehicle for delivery.
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I ordered from Best Buy and now thinking I should have just gone th VZW route. I want to do the VZW payment plan for a full retail price device but not sure how I can do it at this point.
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