why does Best Buy get things before Sprint themselves do?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hendodo, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. hendodo

    hendodo Well-Known Member
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    Sprint were sold out of Evo's for a while, but Best Buy always seemed to be getting a shipment. Then how the he'll do they get the white Evo a whole 2months before Sprint gets there own product?
     

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  2. edlex

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    Sprint doesn't ever want to be in a position to compete with retailers. They need the distribution they provide to increase their customer base so they will always allow the retailers to get shipments first before they do. Sprint is in the business of selling wireless service, the phones are just an excuse to bring new customers and keep the ones you have happy.
     
  3. EarlyMon

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  4. mikebz5

    mikebz5 Active Member
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    I don't think BB does get them first. Don't trust the Sprint online store. Call sprint and place an order. When I got my EVO, online store showed out of stock. I called and placed my order and had my EVO 2 days later.
     
  5. MsRandall

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    I am sure a percentage of customers buy from Sprint only ...so its not that BB is getting it first. BB has the phone available when Sprint has sold out.
     
  6. njbianco

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    I believe there more worried about keeping retail stores stocked then their website
     
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