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The unofficial "I reserved @ Radio Shack" Thread

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by YouGotRedOnYou, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Nino313

    Nino313 New Member
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    Or just get a micro-sim adaptor. That's what I'm using when I switch from iPhone 4 to samsung focus
     

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  2. thoffland

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    I just called a radioshack near me and they said if I Pre ordered from them they'll give me a $50 coupon that I can use towards the purchase. I confirmed with her that drops my price to $399. This also works if I was doing an upgrade for the $99 price. Hopefully you guys will get the same deal.
     
  3. Bosco3

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    That doesn't match what's in post #1 of this thread, which says you need to pay a $50 non refundable deposit to get a reservation and get that $50 gift card.

    So you aren't really saving $50, just pre-paying $50 up front when they put your name on the list.
     
  4. thoffland

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    I'll find out when I go in, but I made it a point to ask that the phone would then be $399 and she said yes. I'll post back after I actually hand them money.
     
  5. YouGotRedOnYou

    YouGotRedOnYou Well-Known Member
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    The $50 is a mandatory deposit for the phone put onto a gift card. When you pick up the phone, the card is applied to the balance total. So, if the phone is 449.99, the remaining balance will be $399.99 after the card is applied to the balance.
     
  6. kimtyson

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    Silly rookies. The SIM adapter is what I have been using with my Tilt 2. Yes, it is a micro SIM... but can still be, and is, used with other ATT phones. :D
    No raining on my parade. Yehaa!
     
  7. kimtyson

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    ^ ^ This is pretty much correct. Although, it is actually not a deposit put on the phone. It is simply a $50 gift card that you buy and they reserve a phone for you. If for some crazy reason you lose your mind and decide not to go through with the phone purchase, you can simply use the card to buy something else. You aren't obligated to make the phone purchase. (I read my receipt.):cool:
     
  8. rmreid

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    I'll be heading over to my local RS tomorrow at lunch to see how many are already on the pre-order list vs. how many they will be allocated on the 13th - Nothing worse then pre-ordering and not getting a device (happend to me twice with Big Red)
     
  9. Ferrari353

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    I'm not eligible for an upgrade until the 19th....So can I reserve it a the Shack and then pick it up the 19th and still get the $30 credit? Or should I wait to get it somewhere else for possibly a better price/deal?
     
  10. Blanco720

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    You can reserve as many as you want. Since you arent required to purchase it on launch date, you should have no problem waiting until you are upgrade eligible.
     
  11. YouGotRedOnYou

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    The $30 credit for store merchandise is only for this who preorder. To preorder, I believe, you must be eligible for an upgrade. One other, at least, has stated that they won't sell the phone sans contract. That may of been an isolated incident, however.
     
  12. Blanco720

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    Are you sure about this? Someone who wants to purchase at full price cannot preorder? That sounds fishy to me...
     
  13. YouGotRedOnYou

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    Sounds fishy, and inaccurate to us as well, but he was turned away from purchasing without contract. Probably just that store, hopefully won't be that way everywhere. You can preorder it, but it must be on contract according to one source.
     
  14. Chew

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    As I stated earlier, I'm buying off-contract and had no issue pre-ordering.
     
  15. YouGotRedOnYou

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    quoted for accuracy. +1
     
  16. AndreaCristiano

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    Well im.gonna look at another.radio shack
     
  17. YouGotRedOnYou

    YouGotRedOnYou Well-Known Member
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    yeah, go somewhere else. Sounds like a bunch of idiots, or jaded employees you dealt with. Good luck...Just remember, if you want to preorder there, it's only available to do so until the 9th.
     
  18. mbranscum

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    I called our Shack in the Mall and he told me the same thing. The place where I reserved it today (another Shack here in town, told me he would sell it either way). Plus they had a sign display on the counter that plainly shows the no contract price of $449.
     
  19. mbranscum

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    ...or you can order a SIM card adapter from ebay or Amazon.
     
  20. AndreaCristiano

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    That's exactly what just happened to me. Mall said no stand alone said yes
     
  21. jonhcox

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    If the Shack or BB give any trouble just tell them they lost a sale and find the local AT&T corp store. I've NEVER had a problem with them selling me anything.
     
  22. AndreaCristiano

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    Yea we will see the final count down is tomorrow
     
  23. rmreid

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    I will be adding a line to my AT&T account, so today at lunch I pre-ordered mine at RS, for $99.00 and as others had stated paid $50 to get on the list (I was #5) I was given a $50 RS gift card which I would need to bring as well as the receipt with me on Sunday.
    When I pick up the phone on Sunday, I will also get a $30 credit for accessories or other RS items - They said they will have at least 2 to 3 cases available as well as screen protectors and 1 or 2 car chargers.
    RS also seems to have a pretty good warranty program (at least as I understood it) one time $99.00 fee within 30 days of purchase, no deductible includes accidental damages - I asked for more details but he was out of brochures but on a 2 year deal it is $20.00 cheaper than AT&T who charges $4.99 a month.
     
  24. kimtyson

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    I just realized something. RS didn't ask what color I want. So, how do they reserve a phone for me when they don't know if I want black or bronze? They aren't making the decision for me, right?
     
  25. Edge1978

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    Where can I pick up a Micro-Sim adapter? because as I have an iPhone 4 as well, I'd like to swap out the sims. :)
     

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