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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Soultics, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Soultics

    Soultics Well-Known Member
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    I checked 4 stores yesterday with absolutely zero luck, and there isn't one for sale on Verizon's website. Has anyone been able to find one at any other store? Tons of phones and very little docks, makes me sad!
     

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  2. maderhatter

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    My buddy and i were literally the first two in the door at our local VZW store. I bought my docks and chargers 2 days earlier for fear of rumored low stocks and he didnt heed my warning. Needless to say, he too is still without docks! LOL Bummer bud.
     
  3. rjpear

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    I had no problems getting the Dock...Either of them... (CAR Multimedia) But combine the Dock with the BodyGlove Hard Case and the Unit wont fit into the Dock..So I have to return the Dock to the store...

    I won't give up the case though..Love the protection...
     
  4. Jacqueline

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    I spoke with Verizon yesterday and asked why it wasn't on the web site for ordering. They said the part number is mota855dock, and that once we can order, it can be found by searching the part #.

    If you check the Droid from Verizon Wireless page and click on accessories on the left menu, then choose the multimedia station, it says, "coming soon."

    Looks like you had the right idea, maderhatter. :)
     
  5. maderhatter

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    What can I say, sometimes paranoia pays off. Plus the manager had let me play with his Droid first so I could be sure I wanted to buy the stuff! :D
     
  6. wsbsteven

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    I couldn't get a multimedia dock either as they were sold out but I did get the car one fresh from the new shipment. It seems like either they didn't think people would want the media dock and got less or they were more popular than the car dock.
     
  7. King James

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    a friend and I were also first two in line. The store we went to only had 3 docks so good thing we did go early enough! I talked to a verizon guy that said they could order docks and that they would come in a couple days....so maybe ask at the verizon store
     
  8. Barbara

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    My rep ordered one for me and it is being shipped to my house. He said I should receive it Tuesday.
     
  9. usawrestling

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    I had this problem too and went with the dock :(...

    Has anybody found a case that plays nice with the dock? I really want to put a case on this, but love the home dock!
     
  10. ratchetjaw

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    They seemed to have quite a few at my local verizon in tn. Not sure if they would ship it. It really is the best dock i have ever owned for a phone. A definite must buy
     
  11. OctoMom

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    The Verizon store where I got my Droid only had 6 of them in stock so I didn't get one.

    What REALLY pisses me off is that I was the first person to arrive at the store that morning so I could have received one but I drank too much coffee and had to drive off to find a gas station to use the bathroom. By the time I got back to the store I was 5th in line. Still OK but then then manager took peoples names down in the wronf order so I ended up being the 10th or so to get served and they were all gone by then.

    I didn't complain at the time since they didn't have the car dock and I wanted both and I figured it would be no big deal finding both of them at a Best Buy but NOBODY in Vegas seems to have any of the docks.
     
  12. zcast

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    I bet you were at the store I was at. North Buffalo? If so, yea the docks went quick, and they didn't have any mobile docks at all. I had the rep order the MM dock and the car dock online when I bought the phone, should be here Mon/Tue.

    Ironically, I have a custom iPhone mount I used for my iPhone in my car at the moment. It works great and holds the phone perfectly. Sure it doesn't allows the keyboard to slide open (why would I want that?) and it doesn't go into the "car" mode once I put it in (easy enough, just hit the Car Home app). So depending on what feature it offers (if any) from my current dock, I may return it. The custom dock I have is also not windshield mounted and is closer to me and easier to read.

    If you're curious, its the APIP-VSM found here:

    </title><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en" xml:lang="en"> <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html

    *and*

    Pro.Fit Holders


    Once they make a VSM mount for the DROID, I'll be all over it. They are great car mounts.

    -Z
     
  13. Derekv

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    I was at the store yesterday and tried to get one. The woman looked at me like i was an alien when i asked her if they had either the car or home docks. She said I don't know what that is, I explained, she says hmm, and gives me the total on the phone. No attempt to even find out what i was talking about or if they had any in the back.
     
  14. cybercruiser

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    I was 13th in line, maybe thats why my first one was bad, didn't think of that till just now,

    anywho, got both docks, car charger, protect screen, all at once, plus I get company discount on accessories, so was a good time to get it all...
     
  15. Soultics

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    Just got off the phone with Verizon, very nice lady tried hard to get me some, but no luck, they're out of stock at the warehouse.
     
  16. asilver

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    I got to the verizon store yesterday around 11...there was no line, they had plenty of phones and accessories, I got the car and multimedia piece.

    I like both a bunch, now I need to install a hardwire charger and audio out so that I can run Pandora in my car and cancel XM.

    store was verizon in Southlake Texas, in case anyone was located near there and looking for accessories.
     
  17. holokaustos

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    No problems in southeastern Michigan.

    As a matter of fact, I didn't even get to the Verizon store until 4:30 p.m. They still had everything available and I was able to pick up the Droid and the docking station right away.

    Of course, this is a corporate store. Maybe that makes a difference.
     
  18. OctoMom

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    Lol, I was at that store, I was the guy with the red GTO.

    Anyway, what I really wanted was the car dock for the GPS, that thing works great but I've since found that the Verizon one doesn't have a charger and still no release for the official Motorola one so I was going to try building my own with a generic/ipod one and some magnets. I already have a cigarette lighter to USB converter.

    Thanks for the link!
     
  19. bigdroid

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    The mulitimedia dock has been sold out everywhere in my area. I happened to travel about 40 minutes away to my parents house today and decided to stop in the Verizon store there. They had one left......I bought it....
     
  20. andg245

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    I was able to get a dock, but I have the hard cover and it doesn't fit. bummer.

    I've never had a hard case before, but the guy at Verizon said I should get one since I have a habit of dropping my phones. Does it really help that much?
     
  21. landis73

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    I got both of my docs when I got my phone. Not sure how many the store had in stock, they didn't say.
     
  22. zackhund

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  23. bigdroid

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    I returned my Moto Droid, but still have the multimedia dock. Anyone interested. Will sell below cost. I only used it once to charge the Droid. Still have the box. let me know
     
  24. mplevy

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    Sent a PM to bigdroid...
     
  25. MSU

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    This is the route I want to go. Really don't need the verizon on and I don't use the feature that much. So I just need a holder that can turn sidways and I will just activate the carhome app when needed. I already have a moto car charger so I'm good on that.
     

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