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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bigbill25, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. bigbill25

    bigbill25 Newbie
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    On Monday night I put in an order for the car dock at verizonwireless.com. It said "In Stock!" and had free overnight shipping. I was happy.

    Tuesday morning I get an e-mail from verizonwireless saying that the dock was back ordered. I called my local Verizon store to see if they had any. "I think they are our across the country" was the reply. I was sad...

    Anybody know where there is stock?



  2. baka

    baka Well-Known Member

    took me forever to get one too. just gotta wait it out man. if you cant find one at the local verizon or online, try bestbuy or just google it...
  3. bigbill25

    bigbill25 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Have tired. Best Buy doesn't even list it on their website. The Motorola site shows it as "coming soon". Googling it just gives a bunch of universal docks...
  4. dusttones

    dusttones Newbie

    Hmm...I ordered one yesterday from verizonwireless.com and got it today. Well, if anyone else orders it from vzw you can use this code and get it for $23.99 w/ free overnight shipping: acc20
  5. JackT

    JackT Well-Known Member

    I kept hoping that Motorola would offer the one from their site soon since it comes with a charger, but I have lost faith that they are going to offer it.
  6. jpetersen5

    jpetersen5 Member

    I ordered one on Monday as well from vzw.com, got a shipping notice and it was supposed to be delivered yesterday, but FedEx had a bad address...

    Delivered today.
  7. mikespe

    mikespe Member

    I have been having a hard time finding a decent UNIVERSAL mount for my Droid her locally! I went to 5 stores today: Walmart, Pep Boys, Target, Big Lots, Best Buy...Could not find ANY window or dash mounts that would fit the Droid under $30 and even they weren't any better than the $10 ones on eBay!!!! I guess I will have to order one from eBay and wait. I can add a magnet to turn on the car mode...
  8. Russellmaniakw

    Russellmaniakw Well-Known Member

    After looking in the obvious places, I cannot even find the car dock on the Verizon website. Is it no longer listed while out of stock or something? Can someone post a link if they can find it?
  9. bigbill25

    bigbill25 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Monday it was there and listed as in stock.
    Tuesday it was still there but it said out of stock.
    Today it's not even listed...

  10. bigbill25

    bigbill25 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So, here's the end of the story:

    Last week, I noticed the car dock was back on the verizonwireless.com website, so I called customer service with my order info and they said it was still out of stock... Yesterday, I got fed up and entered a new order using a different e-mail address. Today, I received my car mount for the new order. I call customer service back:

    VW: Can I have your order number?
    Me: (old order number)
    VW: That is still out of stock. I had someone call about this earlier too. We usually get things back in on Thursdays.
    Me: So, if I submitted a new order yesterday, I shouldn't have received one today?
    VW: Uhhhh. No...
    Me: Please cancel this order.

  11. dcorn

    dcorn Well-Known Member

    This is nuts, I can't believe they didn't expect demand to be high on a dock that actually lets you use your google nav correctly...
  12. bigbill25

    bigbill25 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I just can't believe they didn't fill the backorders before shipping new stuff.
  13. baddriver

    baddriver Well-Known Member

    I ordered last week by phone directly from Verizon Wireless. Couldn't find it on the website either. Called up and they shipped it that day, came two days later.
  14. e39e60

    e39e60 Well-Known Member

    If you need a good charging cable (I already had one) the ones at Best Buy come with the cable. Something fishy with the VZW packaging.

    I haven't tried but often if you order something to pick up you get a 10% off coupon that MIGHT work on cell accs. Plan accordingly cause the docks are $40.
  15. bigbill25

    bigbill25 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    If you order online, the promotion code "acc20" will give you 20% off...

  16. e39e60

    e39e60 Well-Known Member

    But not a charger.
  17. FrayAdjacent

    FrayAdjacent Android Enthusiast

    WalMart for the charger. Found one for $15, which works fine. No wonky screen issues. WalMart also recently sent me a $5 gift card as a promo... so it cost me $10.

    Just ordered the dock. $25 shipped... not bad!
  18. bigbill25

    bigbill25 Newbie
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  19. woffles

    woffles Lurker

    I would of had mine today but the salesperson at the Verizon store put on need a signature for a 24 dollar piece of plastic. If they are going to do something like that they should ask you if you want that option. If it was a 500 dollar phone that would be a different matter. With the snow we've had it isn't worth trying to drive all the way across town to get it myself. Oh well, have to wait another day. It's so cold, the universal mount I've been using fell off the window. The foam on the sides sometimes hits the camera button so I'm looking forward to the custom mount.
  20. t4bz

    t4bz Newbie

    A quick "thanks" for the code...worked for me still...I already have a dock but I "needed" two...one for both cars :)
  21. FrayAdjacent

    FrayAdjacent Android Enthusiast

    Sweet! I didn't know (or forgot) that they make flush fit USB power jacks. I'm so going to get one of those. Eventually.

    Oh, and hey, you can get that charger and a 3' cable for $0.01 with it. Not bad.
  22. FrayAdjacent

    FrayAdjacent Android Enthusiast

    Got a tracking number on the car dock shipment. According to FedEx, I should have it tomorrow. w00t!
  23. bigbill25

    bigbill25 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    The only problem with that cable is that it isn't a 90 degree cable. The connector on the Droid comes out the bottom when in the dock, so can interfere with the dash. For a penny,however, don't pass it up!

  24. johflo88

    johflo88 Well-Known Member

    have you tried "fommy.com" they've difference kind.

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