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  1. Todd M

    Todd M Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I asked this in the main thread, but it got lost in the website leak earlier today, so I will ask it here!

    I asked if I preorder does that guarantee that I get it on release day? Or does that simply mean I paid for it early? A member replied that I got it on release day. The second part of my question would be this:

    Do you specify a store to go to or is it shipped to you and arrives on the release date?

    I have never preordered before so I am not sure what to expect, and if I should preorder or go to the stores in hopes the lines are too long. It would be nice if I preorderd it and could pick it up from the store on release day, but I am not sure how that works with VZW.

    TIA
     

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  2. QrafTee

    QrafTee Well-Known Member

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    I didn't realize you could pre-order phones. I supposed it would be shipped to you; faster shipping at your expense.
     
  3. spmwilson

    spmwilson Active Member

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    I asked verizon if you can preorder the device and they said no and to be here in line the day of release.
     
  4. Gevis

    Gevis Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing the fact that the website is now password protected that that was for employees.
     
  5. varaonaid

    varaonaid Well-Known Member

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    That's strange. Often you can preorder their devices. They overnight it for free, standard M-F. I'm wondering if we'd get it release day as well because I's much rather do that w/ no lines or mail in rebates. Did you call the VZW main number or your local store? From what I understand, the reps work on commission...
     
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    dm33 Well-Known Member

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    If you pre-order it and don't like it, whats the return policy? Can you return it to a store or have to mail it back? Do you have to pay for return shipping?
     
  7. QrafTee

    QrafTee Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure you do have to pay for return shipping. If you get it from VZN, I think you should be able to return it back to a VZN Corporate store.
     
  8. NCX Designs

    NCX Designs Well-Known Member

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    I'm new here but don't hold that against me,

    Verizon when they ship a phone always include a return shipping label in the FedEX express box

    you do NOT pay for return shipping, and there return policy is 30 days from date of activation, hopefully this clears that up a little
     
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    jrenewill Well-Known Member

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    I want to tag on to your question and ask another....

    What if I have a droid within the 30 day period that I want to return for this phone. How do I use preorder to do that? Do I go into the store on the 19th and tell them that and give the droid back?

    Thanks in advance!!!
     
  10. MathewS81

    MathewS81 Well-Known Member

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    I have a question, my NE2 kicks in on the 29th. Will they let me use that if I preorder it on the 19th?
     
  11. defkorn

    defkorn Well-Known Member

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    If I remember correctly from when I got my Motorola Droid, the pre-orders were for new Verizon customers only. Since you already have an account, you'll probably have to go to the store and try your luck.
    With the Droid, they had them a couple days early, so the rep I was talking to got all my info and set one aside for me. Then on release day, I just walked in and paid for it, no waiting in line. Granted, she probably shouldn't have done that, but it all worked out in the end.
     
  12. Xoji

    Xoji Active Member

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    Verizon released a new site earlier today, within the last hour at most, with preordering available on the 19th. As for how Verizon handles it, it might just be mailed to you. But from what I can tell Verizon does free overnight shipping on all orders. Since they have officially announced preorder information, I would just try calling your local Verizon store or authorized dealer. They should be able/allowed to provide you with more information now that it's official.
     
  13. Todd M

    Todd M Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for all of the replies! I actually got my answer on the email that VZW sent after signing up for the preorder! It's at the bottom of the email...

    HTC Incredible (TM) is a trademark of HTC. DROID is a registered trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. and its related companies Used under license.
    Pre-orders placed online before 4pm local time on 4/28 will be delivered 4/29
     
  14. MathewS81

    MathewS81 Well-Known Member

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    Nevermind this question. I asked Verizon through the website and they just sent me a response:

    AWESOME!!!
     
  15. Blaven

    Blaven Active Member

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    I was reading through and saw your first post and was just about to respond and saw that you did the same thing i did. I got mine pushed up by almost 4 weeks! :)
     
  16. Todd M

    Todd M Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I think I am stupid. I got all excited to do a pre-order of this bad boy, and I was just told by a CSR that I won't be able to preorder it for the two year pricing because I am on the annual upgrade. Since it's online pre-order only, I would have to pay full retail price for this.

    I will have to wait and try my chances at the stores on Launch day. Or, I have to wait to call in on launch day to get the yearly pricing and have it shipped and get it the next day.

    Damn... :(
     
  17. Jedi54

    Jedi54 Well-Known Member

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    I know what I'll be doing on the 19th.
    make sure you guys consider WHERE you'll be on the 29th so that you can sign for the package.

    ie; I'll be at the office from 9-5 so there wont' be anyone at my house to sign for the package so I'm going to have it shipped here.
    No sense in pre-ordering only to have to chase the UPS guy around for 2 additional days because you weren't home. ;)
     
  18. MathewS81

    MathewS81 Well-Known Member

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    Luckily for me I work Sunday through Wednesday. The 29th is a Thursday, giving me my whole weekend to play it. :D
     
  19. Blaven

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    Yup i learned my lesson with getting my phones before, i'm having mine shipped to my work also :)
     
  20. miked53

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    My HTC Droid Incredible is on order.

    I needed to add a line because I had to give up my company cell. I preordered the Incredible (today is 4/15/10). It could be because I added a new line and upped my minutes, whatever.

    The sooner you order, the sooner you will get it. No lines on the 19th or the 29th. I bet I will get the phone on or before the 29th.

    Now if I could get accessories ordered before the phone is released...
     
  21. Jedi54

    Jedi54 Well-Known Member

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    safe to say you and I will be quite unproductive on the 29th.
     
  22. Xoji

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    Seriously. I'm thinking of working a few extra hours before the 29th, to leave work early that day. Just so I can sit at the doorstep like a kid waiting for the ice cream truck.
     
  23. miked53

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    ...you will not be productive several days before the 29th.

    Do you think VZW wants to wait until the last minute to mail all those parcels to people? They will probably mail them with USPS so they won't get to the customers as fast as when they are mailed with FedEX.

    More on this in a couple of days...
     
  24. Topshelf

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    Anyone know the answer to this? I'm on a month-to-month contract with my BB Curve right now and would like to pick the Incredible up on a 1 year contract. Everything I see shows a $70 increase when going from 2 to 1 year contracts which is fine with me. But will I still be eligible for the $100 mail in rebate? I'd really hate to miss out on that.
     
  25. athenslb57

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    I highly doubt you get it before the 29th (release day).
     

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