HTC EVO out of stock...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by italianwjt, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. italianwjt

    italianwjt Well-Known Member
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    You know, it just doesn't seem right. In two days it'll be two months since the evo has been released and people are still having a hard time finding the phone due to supply issues??? I'm starting to believe that there was a recall or a hault put on the evo due to manufacturer defects. Two months is ample time to get this phone pushed out into the market. Anyone else agree / disagree?
     

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  2. ultramodern

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    HTC just doesn't have the supplies to meet the demand (screen shortages). The incredible has been out since april and people still can't get their hands on them. I think its absolutely ridiculous that you still can't get either of these phones. I really want the Evo but I'm so frustrated I can't get them anywhere. HTC is really losing business. This whole shortage is making me consider preordering the epic when it gets a release date. I'll probably be able to get my hands on an epic before Evos are readily available. You blew it HTC!
     
  3. eieio

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    I think the demand for the Epic will be very strong, it will be interesting to see how Samsung deals with production.
     
  4. alienscape

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    I noticed at the local Sprint store that they would get like around 4 new ones in per day and they'd be gone within an hour. So try showing up at your local Sprint store RIGHT when they open and you have a shot.
     
  5. jgalan14

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    I know I got mine in amazon but now my neo wants one and he can't find it anywhere
     
  6. BetterMost

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    You just have to get on a list at Radio Shack or Best Buy and wait. You can't tell me you have been on a waiting list at one of these retailers for 2 months and you still have no phone thats impossible because I have had 4 since launch. Get on a list!
     
  7. bossyrn

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    I ordered mine online from Best Buy 2 weeks ago and got it in 5 days.
     
  8. jgalan14

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    mm no he havent get on the list lol I told him he was like mm idk it might ne longer on that but yet he doesny have his phone I'm happy with mine
     
  9. thekarens

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    Most places aren't taking lists. I got my Evo on launch day. My son then decided he'd like an Evo since he's due for his upgrade. I have called every Wal-Mart, Radio Shack and BB around here and there are none in stock and no one has a waiting list. The demand is so high they are just selling to first come, first served.
     
  10. ultramodern

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    I'm on a few radio shack and sprint "waiting lists" and haven't gotten a call. I've been on them for weeks. The epic is sounding sweeter every minute.
     
  11. BetterMost

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    Radio Shack has a list system in place. Your best bet is to go to several different R/S stores and get on all the lists until one of them gets stock. If they dont have a formal list system talk to the store mgr. and have one ordered just for you.
     
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  12. italianwjt

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    Sorry if I didn't clarify, I have an evo and have had it for a month. I just can't believe people are still having a hard time finding this phone, or believing its still out of stock.
     
  13. SubaruB4

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    Anyone know the odds of me getting a evo? I had my sprint Hero for 4 days (I'm a new customer) and I want to upgrade to the Evo.. To try to save me driving around if I call will they give me any info? I don't want my 30 days to end and I'm stuck with this phone...

    Having said that they said (Sprint CS) said I still get my $150 discount on the evo but I just make up the difference on the phone and the 4G extra price.

    I'm trying stores 50 miles from where I live and need be I'd do a little farther.
     
  14. SubaruB4

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    just an update I called a local sprint store as soon as it opened and about 45 min later I was out with my new evo :)

    much faster as far as the whole system is, the Hero would lag on changing screens..

    Plus I got annoyed that the phone would turn the display on in my pocket because the menu button would get pressed.
     
  15. jsm374

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    The sprint store near me, didn't have any phones, but the bestbuy store had 4 white ones.
     
  16. SubaruB4

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    The guy that came in the sprint store was looking for a white one but they did not have any and plus it's a BB only thing and BB was out of those too.
     
  17. rains_crusader

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    I am on my second EVO . I had a white one and returned it a weeks later. went back to my BB and last week decided i missed the EVO. everyone was out of them except for my local walmart! score.
     
  18. emuneee

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    Samsung launched the Galaxy S series globally and I haven't really heard of any shortages. Plus Samsung has an advantage because they design and manufacture the processor, memory, and the super AMOLED display...whereas HTC has to order all the parts from other manufacturers.
     
  19. blip01

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    I ordered on July 19th from Wirefly, just before they stopped taking new orders. Just received shipping confirmation today.

    I could not find one locally while I was waiting for Wirefly to ship.
     
  20. daystrom

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    Same here. Ordered EVO from Wirefly on July 20th, got an email today saying it will be shipping soon.
     
  21. Agent Jones

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    wow you guys must live either in the middle of no where, in a place where everyone has a smart phone. or not looking very hard... with my money being on the last one.....I travel alot for my job and every single BB, Sprint Store, and RS i walk into has a number of them in stock.
     
  22. 8100LT

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    We are an indirect Sprint dealer in a large city in the Midwest. Sprint is a small part of what we do, but we sell/activate about 500 new units a year. Our allotment is "0" and we have not been able to sell even one unit. The latest email from Sprint (8/4/10) is below:

    EVO Inventory Update
    Customer demand for the HTC EVO 4G continue to be at unprecedented levels and we continue to expect challenges for all channels given the inventory constraints. The issue is unrelated to any Sprint actions, unfortunately HTC cannot produce enough to meet the demand and this is compounded by a global parts shortage which is impacting all carriers. We will continue to keep you updated on the inventory status.

    8/8/10 White EVO Launch Delayed For Dealers
    Due to unprecedented customer demand for the HTC EVO, the launch of the white EVO is delayed until further notice. We are working hard to launch the white EVO and will update you when the new launch date is available.

    In other words, don’t hold your breath. We have several employee’s, including me, that are waiting and have been told it may be several more months if we want to get it through the discount channels. It is frustrating to sit through Sprint’s mandatory online service training classes and not have an EVO to use!
     
  23. CA_SteelersFan

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    I became eligible for upgrade 8/1. Noone had any in stock of course. Best Buy told me to call everyday starting 8/2. Called 8/2 and instead of having me call everyday, they took my name and number. Got a call this morning (8/6) that they had a black one ready for pick up and that they would only hold it a few hours. Oy!!! Needless to say, I'm getting off work early to pick it up.
    The BB is in Santa Clarita, CA (northern Los Angeles County).
    YMMV. Good luck to all in getting theirs!
     
  24. brumac

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    I guess I just got lucky then. Went in to the local Sprint Store (in a strip mall) and placed order. Was told it would be about a week or two. Got a call three days later that it was in and I could pick it up. This was all about two weeks ago. For those concerned about the 30 window for new customers, I was advised that these people automatically get moved up the waiting list when one comes in. Not sure about how fair this is to longtime customers but I wasn't about to pass up the phone.
     
  25. amiashu

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    where do you live Agent Jones. i live in miami and none of stores around here seem to have it in stock
     
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