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  1. dion

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    I was at the Fry's in City of Industry in So. Cal this past Monday (July 19th) picking up a 16gb Micro SDHC card when I walked over to the phones to have a look at what they had:eek:...I even took a pic with my DInc for proof.

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    WoW thats crazy cheap
     
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    How can it possibly be that cheap?
     
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    Wow, $500 dollar rebate? Man, I should have waited out.. theres a Fry's only 20 minutes away
     
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    How could this happen? Does that mean there are no plans to make future batches of the Incredible and hence the most current batches are being cleared out for some reason?
     
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    NO the Dinc aint going no where lol, don;t start another rumor, This is prob just a Fry's deal, they do this sort of thing alot with all sorts of electronics
     
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    The sky is falling... :D
     
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    Wow! I should've waited too. Oh well.
     
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    Crazy!!! Fry's does this sort of thing. It's just surprising that it would be $30 for a new contract. Kinda wish I waited but glad I've had it for about 2 months.
     
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    I just might have to check the one here in the Chicago area. Even the $129 for an upgrade customer (like me) is $70 less than from VZW! Anybody gotten a phone from them and know what the deal is? Anything to be aware of?
     
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    Bearly just stop already. PLEASE! Everyone just over thinks every little thing. Just take it for what it's worth. The guy saw something he thought worthy to post so he did. Done end of story, don't start building your story from his, please. We really don't need yet another thread about the end of days for the Incredible. ;)
     
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    End of Days? I thought it was just going to be discontinued, not bring about world destruction. :D
     
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    Damn! I got my hopes up and drove to the Chicago area Fry's, only to find that the prices are quite a bit different.

    They wanted $129 for new customers (primary line), and $329 for upgrade customers! Not only that, but they were requiring a $39.99 data plan. My guess is they wanted you to sign up for the $10/mo txt plan as well as the data plan.

    So back to waiting for my internet order...
     
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    I kid, I kid! :D

    Out of this world deal.
     
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    This is called a "loss leader." It's an old tactic that involves losing money on one thing in order to make more on something else. (new customers.)
     
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    Well I mean VZW does the same thing which is why phones are subsidized (they make $ on the monthly phone bill), but this is taking it to a whole new level.
     
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    Sorry to cause such an uproar about the pricing of our beloved phone. I was just posting it up for the benefit of people that are on the fence about getting this phone or not. I know I got a screaming deal when I purchased mine. I renewed my contract for 2 years, ordered mine online, blah-blah-blah, and final pricing for me was 99.99 (paid Ca. sales tax on 529.xx of course).

    For all we know, this was a one day deal, but most likely just for the week (Sunday to Saturday) to get more foot traffic. Fry's can afford to really do blowouts like this.

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    I was just bummed that they weren't running the same deal here. If so, I'd have my Incredible now instead of having to wait another couple of weeks.
     
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    Yep!

    Selling at below cost (losing money) to stimulate other profitable sales and increase marketing.

    Look - now thousands of people who read this thread will know what Fry's is and may visit it for the next electronic purchase.

    Proof is in the pudding.
     
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    So since I preordered my phone and paid $199.99 plus 50 dollars in taxes (cause I'm in California and the state loves to tax the hell out of its residents - and in this case, the sales tax goes on the retail pricing).. can someone punch me in the face for being an idiot and not waiting 3 months?!:mad::(
     
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    Your good dion. This is actually useful info for people looking for a phone. There are just to many people that love to take a useful posts and run with it.

    And of course it's always good to call and ask about a deal instead of wasting a trip.
     
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    How many were they selling for at that price dion? Did they sell out right away?

    Or did you not talk to them about it.
     
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    Wow but its okay I only paid $75 for mine, so not so bad.
     
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    the question is, do they have the phone in stock?
     
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    Shoot guys Fry's dose stuff like that all the time. With all kinds of stuff has been for years.
     

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