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General ***Official Galaxy Nexus Pre-Release speculation thread**

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Steven58, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. zx10droid

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    i commonly suggest best buy. i had a great experience with getting my dinc there.... when everyone was waiting weeks to get one(including my wife), i walked into best buy and someone who was on a waiting list had failed to come by and pick it up so they sold it to me. the 30 day exchange is awesome, and usually they are a little cheaper than the czw corporate store

    ps... also, if you are someone who likes to have insurance on your device, best buy offers a unique type of insurance. if you have more than one of the same phone on your plan(like for example my wife and i both got dinc's), you can take out their insurance and essentially cover both phones with one plan because they dont take down the serial number until after the first claim.

    pss... the above suggestion was given to me by the mobile manager at best buy when we got our phones, not something i figured out how to con them with on my own haha
     

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    that's because most of them are clueless
     
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    I plan on making my daughter's phone ring in the box Christmas morning. It's corny but so fun.

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    The flip side of going to the store, you get the peace of mind of walking out knowing most everything works.

    I never do my Google set up in the store, but I do check the call quality and GPS and basic functions.

    I don't care about the rep handling it because within the first week, most everyone I know is going to get to play with any new Android I get, so I always figure what's one more?

    That said, I have a few reps at one Radio Shack that I've developed good rapport with and go with them.
     
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    I've heard people talking about buying from Costco a lot recently. My nearest Costco is pretty far away, but can someone tell me why I would want to go there to buy instead of, say, online or at a VZW store? (not taking gapi's friend's experience into consideration)
     
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    It was just black Friday stuff.
     
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    Lol but I'm 22 and married, homeowner, having a baby :p lol, I love my parents though



    Agreed... half the time they take it from the back already opened ... the last new phone I bought myself (d1) they brought me one with no screen protector... I was like.. uhhhh take that one back and get me another... and I ended up with bumpy keys :)
     
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    I have never ordered online. I prefer to get my phone on the spot. However I will buy this phone the first chance I get online or otherwise. With the way this thing has gone I would hate to have waited and then see a headline "Verizon reports in store launch delayed, due to...."

    I'm getting off this crazy train as soon as I can.
     
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    Clearly, We were best friends in a past life. -- seeing as the secret sister thing doesn't seem to be playing out ;)

    I like the box idea, i think it's hilarious in its cornyness. I always wanted someone to surprise me like that, so I'll just do it for my mom instead -- going to be a while before I have non furry kids... I do lamely romatic things for my boyfriend as often as I can too.
     
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    I never thought about it, but that is one other reason I like Best Buy -- no backrooms there either.
     
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    They usually have good prices and I think they have 90 day return policy?
     
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    They have a longer warranty and return period.
     
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    I have to agree with the BFFPL. :D
    I hope he reciprocates with corny romance. I hope to have that one day.
    hell, I'd settle for a stalker ish guy to leave me flowers some days. Lol.
     
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    I have a few questions about pre-ordering online for those that have done it before:
    1) Can you still apply your loyalty discount, NE2, and any other dsicounts you have when you order online?
    2) Can you order accessories at the same time? If so, do they typically arrive around the same time?

    Thanks!!
     
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    Yeah they can take it out and show people them and everything. As long as it isn't activated it is still new
     
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    I wouldn't want to offend Gapi and certainly hope he would never take it that way. Neither would I want to inject politics in a delightfully politics-free thread. Just observing the freedom people have these days to be who they are. :)

    (I've actually been curious about the denomination that Steven leads, but figure this really isn't the place to ask and I'll PM him one of these days.)
     
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    Yes and yes
     
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    I love corney stuff like that,I always pick up my kids on the last day of school in the Mustang cranking schools out by Alice Cooper.
     
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    No kidding. The last time I asked them to please not restore from Google or attempt to setup Backup Assistant they just gave me a blank stare like I was crazy.

    Or told them I wouldn't input my account for them, because it wouldn't matter with 2 step auth on until I'm at a pc. I literally can't login to my google account for you. (I did finally give in and setup the txt to phone number verification codes because I got annoyed one day though.)
     
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    I completely agree with you on people being able to freely be who they are.

    Steven did answer that somewhere in here so I'm sure he would again.
     
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    Hey all, any updates? I went to Verizon today to take advantage of the red DInc2 for free for my mother, so far she loves it. I'm glad I finally got her into a smart phone and even better, and android smart phone.
     
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    I am 80/20 right now on in store over pre-order. I can't guarantee having someone home to sign for it on the day of delivery, but I know that my usual sales guy has offered to put one aside for me on launch day.

    I would hate to have my phone sitting overnight in the carrier depot if we missed delivery.
     
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    http://www.droid-life.com/2011/11/25/official-droid-4-specs-its-definitely-a-big-razr-with-a-keyboard-and-4g-lte/

    Looks enticing. Obviously I'm sticking with the GNex, though :p
     
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    I drove 20minutes at 730 to go to the FedEx place near me for my wifes droid inc when we missed the delivery
     
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    I can't speak for mobile phone purchases at Best Buy, but their reputation otherwise is dismal in some circles. Teaser prices w/complicated rebates, badgering at checkout for insurance coverage you don't need, high-priced "PC tuneup" services that really don't do anything beyond what the manufacturer has already done, and service personnel copying media files off of PCs brought in for service. I've had great service from specific sales people there, but usually avoid giving them my business.
     
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