Bestbuy ROCKS trading in my Hero for a EVO


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  1. robwerden

    robwerden Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just finished talking with best buy and they are going to give me a $113 gift card for trading in my Hero and they will sell me the EVO for $199 even though I only renewed my sprint contract 1 month ago.

    So im getting the EVO for $87!!!!!!!!!!
     

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  2. Vald

    Vald Well-Known Member

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    how did you pull that off
     
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    robwerden Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    They dont care when you renewed your contract, they just want to sell phones and the contract rules dont seem to apply to them. I made them check my cell number to be sure because Sprint wont do anything until you are 1 month to the end of the date.
     
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    robwerden Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Im still going to wait for the bug reports though before I trade up, just incase the EVO turns out to be a battery hog or something
     
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    JB in AZ VIP Member VIP Member

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    But the EVO won't be out for what, 3 weeks? Do you have it in writing that BB will do this for you when it is actualy available to be purchased? Just skeptical.
     
  6. Vald

    Vald Well-Known Member

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    did you get this in writing?
     
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    robwerden Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    robwerden Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ya, I did a chat session with them
     
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    just sold mine on ebay last night for $200. it sold in 5 minutes through buy-it-now. then I went to preorder the Evo at best buy today at noon. sick timing
     
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    robwerden Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I might go the ebay route if you got that much. Crazy thing is I only paid $99 for the Hero brand new
     
  11. Vald

    Vald Well-Known Member

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    i'm blind, nevermind
     
  12. robwerden

    robwerden Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    its there, look harder. lol
     
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    what do you do if my bestbuy doesn't carry sprint
     
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    robwerden Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    online trade if you have no local bestbuy
     
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    well we have a best buy but for some reason they don't carry sprint
     
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    robwerden Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    ya I just did it again and it said $135 for the other hero, not sure which I have though either way its better than paying retail for the EVO
     
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    xbrokdikdogx Well-Known Member

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    I just did this and it showed $106. That's interesting. Wonder what they will be giving out come the 4th or 5th. This might actually get me to go to the Evo if Best Buy will sell it to me for $199. Even though I would rather skip the Evo, this is too good a deal to pass up since I just got my Hero in March.
     
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    How can you be sure that you will be able to get the EVO for $199? I just got my Hero in February and it sounds too good to be true to only pay $80-90 for the EVO only 4 months into my contract. I love my Hero don't get me wrong, but I want that snapdragon processor....and stock 2.1...
     
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    xbrokdikdogx Well-Known Member

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    lol, the squeaky wheel gets the oil. Start trying to get Sprint to let you upgrade.
     
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    Can anyone else confirm this statement?
     
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    robwerden Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Like I said, bestbuy rocks!

    Check it your self, goto best buy website and start a customer service chat session and tell them you want to know your price for an EVO. They will ask for your primary cell number on your sprint account and your zip code then tell you if you are upgrade eligible. If you are a brand new sprint customer then probably not, but I had a contract for 2 years and just extended my contract for an additional 2 years and bought 3 Heros from Bestbuy on April 11 2010. They want your money and they want contracts through them and not through sprint direct.

    Sprint told me when I went to the sprint store to go to best buy for a better deal than they could give me when I bought the heros
     
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    Is this legit though? Will Sprint honor the switching of the phones on an account that isn't yet up for upgrade? If so, that's pretty key!!

    I definitely wasn't planning on getting an Evo until my upgrade was eligible, but if this is real, why the hell not!!

    I think I'll be waiting a week or two minimum after launch to get hands on reviews and bug reports though.
     
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    robwerden Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Lets put it this way, I upgraded my 3 samsung instincts on April 11th 2010 at bestbuy to 3 HTC heros 4 months before my contract was done. And that was my first 2 year contract.

    Sprint has no choice in the matter or they risk losing best buy as a sales point. The majority of people dont know what back room deals bestbuy does to get the insane prices and services they offer. I mean to offer me the $113 trade in value for a phone I only paid $99 for is insane, and thats why they are bestbuy.
     
  25. ToxicToastKatz

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    Holy crap! If I can get the Evo for $199 despite not being eligible for an upgrade, I'm gettin' me an Evo! I may even talk the wife into it too because she can apparently get $188 for her TP2!
     
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