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  1. cousinscott

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    My local Verizon dealer is a Premium Retailer. I have called several times to find out what their contract price would be on the X because I would like it on the 15th. They claim to "not have the price sheet" on it yet and are not giving an estimate. Should I expect "Premium Retailer" pricing on the X to be higher than what I can pay online/calling?
     

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    No, and if it is, go somewhere else! No, not at all actually. 199 with a two year commitment.
     
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    I always thought Premium and Authorized dealers were more than the corporate verizon stores

    Because I remember
    I brought two phones from one
    and th storm i had was 2 year but the price cost a lot more then a normal verizon

    and even full retail for my dare
    was a lot more than the reg verizon

    I remember i was pissed because i paid close to 500 dollars and i found out the dare was used.

    The memory card in it had pictures and videos of some hispanic guy and his friends playing cards as well as his music

    and an x rated pic lmfao

    DO NOT DEAL WITH AUTHORIZED/PREMIUM RETAILERS AT ALL...always deal with corporate verizon stores
     
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    LMAO at the x-rated photo... Mebbe you should of been on that article about making sure to wipe your phone before returning it.
     
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    Oh no the xrated pic wasn't of me lol
    I don't do that(i am trying to have a modeling career)

    It was of some guy's very small ding dong haha
     
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    ooooo .. no i didnt mean of you. I meant mebbe you shulda been the one they did the article on as you were the one that received the phone that wasnt completely wiped. Gluck with the modeling career tho. Anyways to get back on topic.. You getting ur Droid X at a corporate store this time?
     
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    Thanks(it is going great so far)

    and was that question directed towards me? if so, yes if i can convince verizon to let me exchange my droid i brought June 19 at the store instead of having to send it back to Verizon i will go to a corporate Verizon and return and exchange the device there

    if not, then i will be calling 1800 first thing at 6 am and ordering it to receive on friday :)

    hbu?
     
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    Well i gotta buy full retail so wherever opens earliest i'm going lol. Called around all the stores round me and none of them are opening early or have a reserve list. You should definetely be able to return it at the store. I ordered my droid online and i just took it to a corp store and returned it. Only thing they asked was why lol. And all i said was it lags like crazy and the lady looked at me like i was crazy
     
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    Idk what is the best corporate store to go to(i always go to philadelphia)

    i live in South Jersey(ocean city)
    so i need to do research on which is best to go to and would have the most devices
     
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    Yea i got 3-4 corp stores within 4 miles of my house in central jersey. Called all of them but none of them are opening early or know how many units they're gonna have. Only the salesperson from menlo said that they're suppose to have an "ample supply" to meet the demand.
     
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    Menlo park mall? In edison?
     
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    Yea ... But you go ALLL the way to PHILLY from ocean city?
     
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    I worked at a "Premium Retailer" for a couple years. If you know the price of the phone w/ contract, they will usually match that. But if you don't know the price, well... I likened some of the people I worked with to the stereotypical used car salesman.

    If you have to pay full retail, there is NO WAY a premium retailer will be cheaper. They have to buy their phones from Verizon, at the same price you could buy it. The only time they are cheaper is on some of the 29-49 dollar phones, you can sometimes haggle them to get them free after rebate. Generally you won't get a break on smartphones because the retail going for 569, and contract 199, it is hard to eat that 370 loss (The loss on the phone comes out of the commission. Yes the commission can be very good, especially if you bring your own equipment and get a 2yr contract ;))

    As for the selling used phones, well, yes it happens too.
     
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    I was in Edison today :)

    and yeah it's like an hour drive but i love the mall in Philly area

    but usually i shop in cherry hill and Burlington(idk if you know those areas)
     
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    Yea... Heard of them but never went. Menlo and Woodbridge are both like 5 min from my house so they basically have everything i need. (If i need to go to the mall). but yea... might have to check out cherry hill mall if its that nice. Palisades mall is prolly the nicest mall i've been to. That mall is dope. But yea.. never thought i'd be seeing girls being this into phones. all the chicks i know just go get their BB's and don't know how to use them
     
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    lol well i am not the average chica :)

    and eww Blackberries lol
     
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    Yea... Im stuck with my curve till the X comes. I put OS5.0 on it and it made it mad slow and glitchy. Tried putting the old OS on there but bricked my BB so i'm stuck with this POS
     
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    well 3 more days :)
     
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    Damn now i'm worried i wont be able to bbuy it full retail cuz of that thread saying that someone said that some stores are refusing to sell it for full retail. fml If that happens... Thursdays my only day off of work
     
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    I heard that during the time i brought my htc evo

    but you can still buy it full retail from verizon though
     
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    How do you know which stores are corporate? I saw a link on another thread and damned if I can find it.
     
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    go to vzw.com... store locator .. after you put in ur zipcode they have 2 tabs .. one is Verizon Wireless Stores (which is Corporate) and they have authorized retailer
     
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    I work at a Premium Retailer and I can tell you right now we're doing the phone for $299 minus the $100 rebate just a like a corp store. Some stores will not be willing to sell a phone at full retail because no commission is made when the contract is not renewed but you should be able to find at least one store that will be willing to do it. If the store you go to has a higher price than the $299 starting point then ask if they price match if not go some where else. I'd take care of you though;)
     
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    Well if you are anywhere near Ocean City, Jersey then i'd stop in and you can help a chica out lol :)
     
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    Unfortunately I live in Ohio. Not the best or the worst place to live but it would be a little drive for you. But if you drive anything like other people from NJ it would probably only take you a couple hours to get here. ;)
     

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