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Getting the Inspire and returning it for an Atrix later?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by diet, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. diet

    diet Member
    Thread Starter

    I remember reading in one of the Atrix forum that somebody was considering doing this since the Atrix's rumored release date is March 6th and well within the 30 day return date. But I was wondering would I face a big problem doing so...for one im planning to do an early upgrade for the Inspire. Are there additional charges or restocking fees that apply?
     

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  2. Depending on the store there may be restock fee. Your biggest problem is your not gonna wanna return the inspire :) there are a few that were thinking as you and now there not so sure
     
  3. Ferrari353

    Ferrari353 Well-Known Member

    Why do an early upgrade? The early upgrade has a termination fee....and it's not cheap...I'm pretty sure there's no restocking fee if returned within the first 30 days.
     
  4. diet

    diet Member
    Thread Starter

    From what I understand and from talking to AT&T customer service is that you can do an early upgrade for your current line (as long as it is after the 1st month of your contract) and pay $200 on top of the new contract price ($99+$200=$299 in this case) which is still an awesome deal IMHO WITHOUT a termination fee. Granted I have never done this but just what I have heard when I tried to do it for my GF a couple of months back but decided against it.

    Has anyone done this or know for a fact this is doable?

    Im just scared that the restocking fee and a activation fee would actually make things more expensive for me.

    PLUS this sucker might talk me out of getting the more expensive Atrix
     
  5. hauss316

    hauss316 Newbie

    I was originally planning to get the Atrix after watching the promo video upon first hearing about it.......until the whole pricing FAIL came out. This would of been such a great device to have with the right data plan (unlimited & no tethering plan needed to use any dock) but what are you gonna do. I figure once ATT drops the price and maybe loosens their stance on what they consider "tethering" with the Atrix, it'll be a hit.
     
  6. Ferrari353

    Ferrari353 Well-Known Member

    Yeah it's what, like a $45 plan? I saw that and I was like seriously, who's going to pay that? And what's the difference between using data on the phone and using data by tethering? it's the same amount of data so why do you pay more? It doesn't make sense to me...:
     
  7. hauss316

    hauss316 Newbie

    and the price for the laptop dock is insane
     
  8. Ferrari353

    Ferrari353 Well-Known Member

    Well I don't think it's that bad, but the problem I see is, what's the point of buying a laptop dock and the phone, when you can get a netbook/laptop with way better internals? I mean, the only people who would buy the dock would be business people, but most business people probably already have a laptop....
     
  9. Yaken

    Yaken Member

    don't buy something just to return it. thats why there are restocking fees.
     
  10. kstruck

    kstruck Well-Known Member

    I planned on doing exactly that, getting the Inspire today and then getting the Atrix on the 6th.

    So today I got the Inspire at Costco for $79 and I am really liking this phone so far. Of course coming from the lag riddled Captivate makes all the difference in the world.

    This phone is fast, has a great screen and I love the feel of it. I may have to keep this and forgo the Atrix.
     
  11. spoiler61

    spoiler61 Newbie

    I was gonna get the inspire and exchange it in a month, but now I have decided to keep it, no Atrix for me, Im very happy w/ the inspire 4G...However since I got it from Costco, I have 90 days to exchange if I choose too, but I wont.. :) Oh and no restocking fee's..I will get my phones from Costco from here on out...
     
  12. diet

    diet Member
    Thread Starter

    The thing is I usually don't do that. I would rather buy the phone off contract and when someting new comes out craigslist will be my best friend. But i'm on my BB bold 9700 and this wait to go back onto android is killing me because I've have might sights on the Atrix since it was first rumored/introduced...but i guess im a sucker for the newest and flashiest phones...

    however the more i read reviews on the forums here the more im excited to pick one up tomorrow and might just hold off on the atrix til later down the line...
     
  13. Yaken

    Yaken Member

    buying something just to return it just is crappy
     
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  14. hauss316

    hauss316 Newbie

    The more I looked into both phones, I felt the Inspire just had a more polished look (sense). The atrix looked like boring in the videos i saw. Plus for what you are paying, you would never run on all cylinders with that phone unless you use the docks.
     
  15. spoiler61

    spoiler61 Newbie

    I spend $240.00 a month on a phone bill, so if I want to try somthing out first and dont like it, I have no problems returning it for somthing better..Granted I have never done it before, but I had all the intentions of doing it this time..But once again Im not going to because the Inspire is the phone for me at this time...Also it seems AT&T are about the only ones that charge a restocking fee..
     
  16. PSXBatou

    PSXBatou Well-Known Member

    With the price on the Atrix I won't be looking at it soon. I gave up on spending large dollars on phones when I traded in my iPhone for the Inspire :)

    The Inspire has simply amazed me, its everything I wanted the iPhone to be and more.
     
  17. RkFast

    RkFast Newbie

    [soapbox]

    Sad that so many people are looking to abuse "the system" like this. You cant wait three weeks for the Atrix? Really?

    [/soapbox]
     
  18. although I agree but ya never know lol they might not want to exchange the inspire lol ;)
     
  19. Blanco720

    Blanco720 Android Enthusiast

    I think I am an HTC fanboy for the foreseeable future. I don't think I could trade Sense for Blur, no matter the hardware specs. HTC will start pumping out the high quality dual cores soon enough. until then, Inspire will suit me just fine =)
     
  20. yea HTC fanboy here as well
     
  21. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation

    Guilty as charged. That was me who had the "buy Inspire now and upgrade for Atrix later" thread in the Atrix Forum. Upon further thought I'm not so sure if I'll switch over to the Atrix. Of course I'll have to play with it first and see if the positives greatly outweigh the negatives but it's going to be hard to topple this phone. Everything is just so doggone smooth and I've always been a staunch HTC supporter first & foremost. Time will tell though

    p.s. There's no restocking fee within the 30 days.
     
  22. Very cool glad to see you are enjoying the phone
     
  23. lsutigers03

    lsutigers03 Android Enthusiast

    I was going to do this but I changed my mind. I'm keeping the Inspire and if HTC comes out with a dual core phone for AT&T later this year I'll get that instead of the Atrix. By then I think Android and the apps will be better equipped to take advantage of dual core processors.
     
  24. JSchu22

    JSchu22 Android Enthusiast

    Unless the Atrix has an AMAZING screen and somehow doesn't feel cheap (with its plastic body), I'm sticking with this solid feeling metal phone.
     
  25. MarcMaiden

    MarcMaiden Android Enthusiast

    lol there is a contest that will be starting at work. the first 15 people who sell an atrix (on launch day) will win one.

    the same contest happened for the inspire on its launch day, prettty sure i won one. If i did, im getting my money back for the one i bought from Radioshack and getting me an over price moto xoom
     
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