1. Android Forums is going down for maintenance at 6:00PM Central time. We apologize for any inconvenience! Shouldn't be down too long.
  2. Check out our app, Forums for Android! Download and leave feedback here!

EVP preorder vs bb vs radio shack

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by droidtime, May 13, 2010.

  1. droidtime

    droidtime Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    38

    Mar 26, 2010
    168
    11
    38
    Hey guys, now that we have a release date. How do you plan on pre-ordering the phone? I spoke with a EVP rep who said that if I were to pre-order through them, they would get the phone to me on release day, and maybe if I'm lucky, sooner than the actual release date. How does pre-ordering at The Shack or BB work (I know about the $50 gift card for BB)? Will there still be lines? Is the phone guaranteed on day 1? Any possibility of actually getting the phone earlier? :)
     

    Advertisement

  2. RedWingsFan

    RedWingsFan Well-Known Member
    68

    May 10, 2010
    365
    108
    68
    I think the benefit from pre-ordering from Best Buy is you don't have to mess around with mail in rebates.
     
  3. droidtime

    droidtime Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    38

    Mar 26, 2010
    168
    11
    38
    Yeah, the general consensus on the forum is that you don't have to deal w/ MIRs if you go through BB or RS. Thing is I'd hate to have to camp out at 1 and wait for the store to open at 10 AM.
     
  4. jackbean

    jackbean Member
    15

    May 13, 2010
    11
    0
    15
    $20 accessory credit with RS preorder. I'm leaning towards RS.
     
  5. ImmaSlave4U

    ImmaSlave4U Well-Known Member
    43

    Radio Shack's pre-order offer is set to begin tomorrow, Friday May 14th, according to a local store in my area. As stated, you don't have to deal with the hassle of mail-in-rebates. And their website says they're offering a $20 accessory credit if you pre-order by May 31st! Cell Phones from RadioShack

    You buy a $50 non-refundable gift card and they hold your phone on the 4th & 5th for you to pick up...thats according to the guy at RS that I spoke with a couple hours ago. I plan on going there tomorrow! KD
     
  6. horadin

    horadin Well-Known Member
    58

    May 1, 2010
    180
    21
    58

    I just stopped by my local radio shack and they said they don't do the rebates either, that along with the $20 accessory card has me sold on pre-ordering it there. So I tried. It is not in their system yet!

    They said it will be tomorrow 5/14. And they will hold your order for 2 days for you. Not that I won't be there on the 4th waiting for them to open up!
     
  7. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Well-Known Member
    143

    May 4, 2010
    1,584
    220
    143
    Can BB & RS apply company discounts? Can they verify codes before I pre-order? Would hate to pre-order then show up to turn phone on just to find out they cannot apply discount properly. And while I'm asking, what's the bill cycle date (pre-order date or date the phone is activated)?
     
  8. mojaxs

    mojaxs New Member
    5

    May 10, 2010
    2
    0
    5
    Can some one please tell me what EVP is?
     
  9. eSanto

    eSanto Active Member
    16

    Dec 10, 2009
    27
    5
    16
    I would like the know the answer to this as well.
     
  10. droidtime

    droidtime Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    38

    Mar 26, 2010
    168
    11
    38
    Just pre-ordered at BB. Guy said that he MIGHT be able to apply the corporate discount. No guarantees. I figure theres no real accessories I want to buy at RS. Only thing I want for my phone is a SGP.
     
  11. RedWingsFan

    RedWingsFan Well-Known Member
    68

    May 10, 2010
    365
    108
    68
  12. Spincycle76

    Spincycle76 Member
    5

    May 10, 2010
    7
    0
    5
    I want to pre-order, but will be doing it out of contract, anybody done this yet? At RS or BB what was the off contract price?
     
  13. RedWingsFan

    RedWingsFan Well-Known Member
    68

    May 10, 2010
    365
    108
    68
    Are you a current subscriber? If so, the discount rate is already on your account.
     
  14. Bek

    Bek Well-Known Member
    133

    Apr 1, 2010
    908
    485
    133
    Database Developer
    Chicago burbs
    I called my local BB and they stated that they're NOT taking pre-orders for people who are not eligible for an upgrade or new line activation. This is being discussed in the best buy pre-order thread.

    As for Radio Shack, my local Shack was useless - the fella didn't even know that they were going to do a pre-order.
     
  15. LisaFitz

    LisaFitz Well-Known Member
    58

    Apr 11, 2010
    167
    13
    58
    Teacher
    NY
    Radioshack preorder gets you a $20 accessory credit, BB doesn't -
     
  16. horadin

    horadin Well-Known Member
    58

    May 1, 2010
    180
    21
    58
    That is because it has not shown up in their system yet. They start pre orders tomorrow.
     
  17. droidtime

    droidtime Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    38

    Mar 26, 2010
    168
    11
    38
    Best Buy will price match. I went ahead and called them a couple of hours ago.
     
  18. njbianco

    njbianco Well-Known Member
    46

    Nov 5, 2009
    434
    8
    46
    Male
    metro detroit
    best buy is always ridiculous priced out of contract if you are getting out of contract like i am id go with sprint.
     
  19. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member
    163

    Jan 16, 2010
    1,871
    200
    163
    Male
    Mad Scientist! MUAHAHAHA!
    Richmond, TX
    The Best Buy where I pre-ordered the phone at, said that there wasn't any line when the Incredible came out and they are not expecting any lines. They also guaranteed me a phone on release date.

    I also opted for the damage insurance form Best buy as well as the invisishield. I'm still thinking about the lost insurance form Sprint as they can't give me a definite price for it. :)

    With my pre-order experience as well as the $50 gift card, I'm a happy puppy. :)
     
  20. je_unc

    je_unc Member
    5

    May 13, 2010
    7
    0
    5
    Give us the details on damage insurance and invisishield, please!
     
  21. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member
    163

    Jan 16, 2010
    1,871
    200
    163
    Male
    Mad Scientist! MUAHAHAHA!
    Richmond, TX
    The insurance: (Geek Squad Black Tie Protection): $9.99/month (2 years) first 30 days would be free, but you'll be billed starting on the 31st day. You can cancel anytime before 30 days.

    ZAGG Invisishield: 29.99 it says "Install B4" on the Recommendation paper, but I'm not sure if I'll be charged for that or it would be free.

    The sales associate cannot give me the price for the Lost or stolen insurance from Sprint. So I'll just see if I'll avail of it or not.

    I want to be covered on any mishaps since I don't want to pay full price if anything happens to my phone. :)
     
  22. droidtime

    droidtime Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    38

    Mar 26, 2010
    168
    11
    38
    Good news: EVP pre-orders are live. I logged into my company's EVP store and saw the Evo ready for pre-order. I'm contemplating returning my BB gift card and just going with EVP, since the rep I talked to said I may get the phone earlier since they ship the phones as soon as they get them. Downside is that I would have to deal with MIRs. One thing that should I note is that my company's 20% discount did not apply to the $10 premium data charge, leading me to believe that the charge will not be discounted at all! Also, EVP is offering an additional $25 MIR, making the phone $174.99 after MIRs.
     
  23. rmmorse81

    rmmorse81 Well-Known Member
    18

    Dec 20, 2009
    51
    10
    18
    Dude... that 29.99 Invisishield costs BB 3 dollars. Its a total rip. The glass is like there hero and almost impossible to scratch.
     
  24. Android 17

    Android 17 Well-Known Member
    113

    Mar 30, 2010
    575
    176
    113
    How can you access the EVP pre-orders? Also I hope they'll price match RS's 20$ accessory bonus, I could use that to get a skin protector.
     
  25. droidtime

    droidtime Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    38

    Mar 26, 2010
    168
    11
    38
    evpdiscount.com
    - type in your company's email address or give them a call. Not sure about price matching the $20, but I'm going to call tomorrow and see.
     
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...