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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Gobbles, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Gobbles

    Gobbles Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So I ended up having to work all day and was unable to pick up the phone. I know every town will be different but was just wandering if anyone knows how many where selling out in there area.



  2. thoffland

    thoffland Well-Known Member

    When I picked mine up today at ATT there was one guy in front of me. I didn't see anyone else coming into the store for one and I was there for about an hour. There was another family there getting iPhones, and I had to bite my tongue to keep myself from talking them out of it.
  3. Edge1978

    Edge1978 Member

    hmm not sure if they are selling out, but I remember Marc saying in another thread that they sold quite a few today. When I picked mine up there was only 1 other customer there buying an iPhone.
  4. Aatos.1

    Aatos.1 Android Enthusiast

    All four stores in my area have good inventories. The phones are selling well, you should be able to easily find one. You're going to really enjoy it. I am completely happy with mine.
  5. Gobbles

    Gobbles Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks you all so much. I was getting worried. Lol. I cant wait to wake up and buy one.
  6. KenG10

    KenG10 Well-Known Member

    Maybe they would be selling out if AT&T would have put out one or maybe two ads for this awesome phone??? :rolleyes:
  7. pinbak

    pinbak Well-Known Member

    The store I went to opened at 11, I was there about 1130 and was the first to buy one. Plus I had gone into best buy before the att store and there was 2 groups of people gettings phones but NOT the Inspire, plus at the att store there was a lady changing her plan and another guy getting an iPHone. I was there about an hour too.
  8. MarcMaiden

    MarcMaiden Android Enthusiast

    Yeah, we sold quite a bit, and the remaining stock is on reserve for people who said they were coming in on monday. While we had about 6 or so people come in and ask about the phone, most the rest of the customers were people we converted from Iphones

    my most notable experience was this:

    a nice lady came in wanting to upgrade to a pantech link (basic messaging phone) she said she already has an Ipod touch, and an Ipad and asked me if an iphone would be worth it for her. I asked her if her Ipad is the one that gets 3g and she said yes. I told her that the ipad with 3g IS an iphone with out the phone part so she would probably be better off with out a smart phone and paying for the data. As i was processing the upgrade, she heard my coworker ask me a question about my phone. She saw my phone and asked me about it. She asked me why I dont have an iphone. I told her that I love android, I told her the value of android and how its different then Ios. I told her I have an Ipad at home that bridges the very small gaps between android and Ios with things like netflix, but thats all coming to android anyways. Long story short, she asked to buy the Inspire, and as soon as i put it in her hand and was showing her how to use it, she was so happy and wanted to go home and rub it in her husbands face who just got the iphone 4.

    it was a good day for sure.
  9. Gobbles

    Gobbles Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Haha, that is an awesome story. I bet that lady is glad she came in today and not yesterday, otherwise she would have ended up with a pantech. lol.

    Thanks guys. I live in a pretty big city with 5 or 6 at&t stores so hopefully one of them has a spare inspire laying around.

  10. That's too funny lol I convinced a guy to purchase an inspire over an HTC surround in almost the same way lol
  11. Androidjunkee

    Androidjunkee Well-Known Member

    I have a kind of funny story about my Inspire purchase today

    I reserved the phone from RS the day you could reserve one. I kept calling over the week asking questions (accessories package, data package, upgrade questions, probably 2-3 calls) and from Thursday to Saturday called everyday seeing if I could pick it up early and that the manager told me if it came in early I could just pick it up (not true). I get to RS at about 1045 this morning waiting for them to open and when they finally did, which I was the only one there, I asked the lady how many people reserved the phone. She smiled and kind of laughed and said 'you were the only one to reserve it' LOL. I laughed and basically knew the entire week I had been calling and asking questions every day they probably knew me as 'the crazy Inspire guy' since NO ONE else reserved one. ha. Its funny because everytime I would call I thought in the back of my head that other people had to reserve some as well and there was no way of them knowing it was me. Wrong! lol
  12. hauss316

    hauss316 Newbie

    I walked into an ATT store around 11:30 and they didn't have the demos setup yet. They had the atrix stuff up minus the phone with a demo video playing. I asked the lady about the phone as I wanted to play with it before I purchased it, in which she had to setup a phone from scratch because they didnt even take them out of the box yet. I was the first to get it :)
  13. Faramir82

    Faramir82 Newbie

    I was the first to pick one up at the Best Buy I went to. Hopefully the mobile people that handled my phone will tell more people about it. One of the BBMobile people said she may get one to replace her iPhone4, she was really impressed.
  14. Oridus

    Oridus Android Enthusiast

    I had quite a few people come into my store yesterday. I believe we sold 12 out of 14... I sold 7 myself. I had a couple come in on Saturday asking about the Inspire, and showed them the unit my manager had won at a conference, so they said they would come back on Sunday to purchase. They did. The woman then went back to work and showed her co-worker the Inspire she just bought. About 20 minutes later, her co-worker came into the store and asked to speak with me... and waited while I finished selling another couple 2 Inspires, and told me he wanted to buy an inspire. He was coming from an LG Neon.... he was particularly happy with the Inspire and was super excited. Now i'm just waiting for my store to get Accessories for it... there were delays due to last weeks winter storms.

    All in all, we already sold more Inspires than we did Windows devices the first week of launch.
  15. gtalum

    gtalum Well-Known Member

    I was the first one to pick one up at my local store, but they only had 10. While I was there 2 others showed up to buy the phone, and at least 2 people called to see if they had them and to say they were going to come pick them up. Most people in the store, which was very busy, IMHO, were buying iPhone 4's.
  16. Oridus

    Oridus Android Enthusiast

    The funny thing is, the people buying the 4's are just sheep who don't look at other devices to see what's right for them.
  17. jdk2

    jdk2 Well-Known Member

    At Best Buy, they had over 120 VZW iPhone 4's in the case. The rep referred to it as a lifetime supply :D
  18. Gobbles

    Gobbles Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Baaaaaaa, woke up and started calling this morning and all the stores so far are sold out. The last one to call opens in a few minutes but I am expecting them to be sold out as well. Might be going to best buy, hopefully they have the phone still.
  19. Blanco720

    Blanco720 Android Enthusiast

    The att stores i went to were pushing the inspire HARD. anyone who walked in, INSPIRE, come check it out. 80% of the people who got one while I was there didn't even know it existed before they stepped foot in the door lol
  20. Gobbles

    Gobbles Newbie
    Thread Starter

    WOOOP WOOOOP. Called the last store and they had a few left. Guy is holding one for me. Leaving now. Thanks for all the help guys. I am so excited. I have had my current iphone 3g for 2 1/2 years. Def time for an upgrade.
  21. Oridus

    Oridus Android Enthusiast

    It's a beautiful thing to not be tied down to only the iPhone as such a powerful device on at&t.. The captivate just wasn't quite there... and people have told me (from a general consumer point of view) that they like the Inspire over the Captivate because it's easier to navigate... which in my opinion is true. It's just good to hear my customers say that....
  22. Blanco720

    Blanco720 Android Enthusiast

    Make sure you get an air-sickness bag because you are in for an unbelievable ride! lol
  23. Blanco720

    Blanco720 Android Enthusiast

    Ya, great time to be an ATT customer/employee. Finally you guys can sell the right phone to the right person, and the consumers have viable option. Its only getting better too!
  24. MassacrMan

    MassacrMan Android Enthusiast

    Well the store I just called said they have a case of them and that they cannot hold one for me, but I'll be there in a couple hours so I hope they have some when I get there.
  25. sarstube

    sarstube Member

    i'm kinda glad they didn't. i think all the marketing cost would make the phone more expensive. the price is crazy low.

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