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General DROID Bionic And Accessory Bundle Costco Discussion Thread (Including Q&A from YankeeDudeL)

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  1. Preach2k

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    Do i have to have costco membership for this??

    This sounds like an amazing deal, but will it work with the Verizon contract or will i have to pay the retail price for the phone?
     
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    Wow, even if they'd only thrown in the extra battery, it's a great deal.
     
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    maaaaaaan, i got a bunch of best buy gift cards to buy it at best buy mobile. and now this!?!?
     
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    Is there any indication how long this deal might last? I'd love to get this but I am hoping to get a phone in a couple months rather than in a couple weeks.
     
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    usually the accessory packs from costco are crap........

    hope this one's not.......
     
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    thats the same we used to sell for the moto droid's. x, d1 d2. they are pretty good stuff. the kit was 79 for the d2 and 99 for the x, due to hdmi cable. so if the costco runs out vzw should have them by christmas.
     
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    Can you use a Verizon branded gift card at the Verizon kiosk in Cosco?
     
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    Judging by your comment you work at costco's. How definite is this deal? And also, is there any kind of pre-ordering program at costco? I was going to pre-order from verizon but if this deal is real I'll just go to Costco!
     
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    Man, that settles it. I'm getting the Bionic.
     
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    Awesome! It sure looks from the ad that these are OEM accessories. That may have just sealed the deal for me. I hope I don't come on here tomorrow and find that this is a hoax. I'm getting more and more cynical these days.
     
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    CDMA Dual-Band LTE? It seems like they should have worded that differently.

    Nice pics!
     
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    No membership and no real money to get one - and it would not save me more than $50 anyway....well, maybe, if Moto amps up the price for these accessories....
     
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    My family has membership, so I'm covered. My dad loves, absolutely LOVES buying from Costco. 90 days to get a replacement phone if there's a problem? Awesome. 3 years of customer support? Great.
     
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    It says the accessories are a $160 dollar value?

    I dunno, I don't want to sound like a "hater" but this bundle seems kinda fishy to me. Are they worried that the Bionic won't sell as well as they'd hoped for or something? Seems like they're trying to give some extra incentives for you to buy the phone. Eh, maybe I'm just a skeptical person.
     
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    Don't worry, skepticism is a wonderful tool to have engraved in your brain.

    Costco always does things like this, need not worry.
     
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    I dont think it makes sense that Costco is trying to make up Bionics weak sales by doing a promotion that will result them with a bigger loss(assuming that "weak sales" theory is right)

    Many retailers does this, and this is mostly a promotion to get some new customers signed up. Amazon does this all the time with video games. They offer 20 bucks gc for 60 bucks game. The thought process is that, even though you may lose some money on a single transaction, you will profit in long term because that consumer will likely to be a returning customer.

    I know when i see an amazing deal and this is one.
     
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    Maybe this question should be put in the Verizon section, not sure, but lets say this deal is real, I will be going to Costco.

    My main thing is this:

    My main phone was due for an upgrade in February, and my wifes (2nd line) was due in June.

    In February I used my main phone upgrade to get her a new phone (basically she got a new phone on the second line, but we used the main line upgrade for it). If I was to go there to that Kiosk, can I use the second line upgrade? Or is that something that needs to be done inside a Verizon store?
     
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    Good Question - also, phones purchased at CostCo will be put on plans normally with VZW, right? And can I get this phone online at CostCo?
     
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    I have the same problem. I know that at Verizon Store, they allow you to do this, but i would like to know if i can the same at Costco.
     
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    Yepp. Did it with no problem back in February. They simply let me use my Main line upgrade to upgrade the 2nd line phone. Now I guess I need to do the same (Use the 2nd line upgrade to upgrade my main line phone)

    Sounds complicating, but if I can do this at the Kiosk inside Costco .... you'll know where to find me once it drops.

    Anybody know?:thinking:
     
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    Dumb question... will I be able to use my new every 2 verizon discount at the Costco kiosk?

    Though I'm a case user its hard to pass up free accessories. I'll probably sell the home and car dock to finance my case purchase, but hang on to the extra battery.

    Also, just heard today on the radio and confirmed on Verizons website that we now have 4G coverage here in town. YES!

    Eddie
     
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    i worked for vzw as a tech. no more now, but this type of set did show up for the moto droids. not bad as a bundle works out cheaper.
     
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    Probably not. We have two types of inventory, what's in store and what is home delivery. Phones are either one or the other, and if we run out, we can't order one online to be mailed. We have to wait until we get restocked. I'd find a friend, family member, or maybe someone who works there. You don't need a card to come talk to us at the kiosk, but you will need one to pay for the phone, as it's Costco's inventory.
     
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