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  1. jack58

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    This Really Bugs me!!! Can't find ANY Dell Streak 5 Accessories locally!!!
    I've tried to find a leather case, faceplate of any kind, Touch-Screen Stylus at:
    4 Best Buys
    4 Malls
    10 AT&T dealers/Stores
    in the Seattle / Tacoma area and not one of them have anything for the Dell Streak 5! Not one!
    None of the stores had a good explanation... just a lot of excuses.
    The guy who sold me the Streak basically lied to me saying, "sure they will have some accessories within a week." He also said that Foyo 2.2 was coming any day. That was a month ago. He just wanted to make a sale.

    What's up with all that??? :mad:

    Now I'm forced to buy online... :rolleyes:
     

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    None of the local shops in the UK sold any streak cases either.
    Even the O2 shop where they had exclusivity on the Streak until recently
    Had to order online as well.
    Then i found That Tesco were selling Streak accessories really cheap in store.
    Home dock
     
  3. jack58

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  4. sirlisterof smeg

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    Even Bargain Basement
     
  5. aconrad86

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    i know the best buy by me has the otterbox cases and an adapter that can be used to charge the phone in the car but there really arent many out there period much less in stores.
     
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    I would have been surprised if you had found Dell Streak anything at any of the places you mentioned. I doubt there are enough Streaks out there for them to justify carrying any accessories. Shoot, it takes a whole month to even get a Streak from Dell.
     
  7. nb_mitch

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    I never even looked locally. I figure most things can be had on the net and in many cases cheaper, so why bother looking at a brick and motar store. Although, I really don't have any accessories to speak of, I got a case for $6 from ebay and that is it. I charge either via my computer USB plug or the home plug. I also have a inverter the I use for my Christmas lights in my car (VW bug), that also works for the wall plug in my car. Can't really think of anything I need :D
     
  8. jack58

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    1. I prefer local as I can see it first hand before buying.
    2. I like to support the local stores first before online. This is why many local stores go out of business... people buying online instead of local.
    3. I don't like to wait...
     
  9. bbruin

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    I found a a great Commuter style OtterBox on ebay - only cost me $27 inc shipping - if you don't have one, find one, it will make you feel way more secure when using your Streak
     
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    opps, it seems the dell streak parts are very hard to buy there...
    maybe you can try this online wholesaler: Global Direct Parts
    hope it can help you~
     
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    Hi!! I've had the same problem here in South Carolina with finding accessories locally. So far the only cases I've found in our Best Buy are the Otter Series...

    Anyway, did you ever get your phone updated? When I first bought my phone it didn't come with the update either, but I contacted Dell and they sent me a link to the update.

    If you use your phone's browser to view the following link, it should allow to download automatically. Be sure to do a backup & restore first:


     
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  14. jack58

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    The six Best Buy's near me had NOTHING for the Streak 5~ :mad:
     
  15. jack58

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    Any luck finding accessories locally? Lately it has gotten worst... you have to get accessories from HK now. I'm trying to find a red faceplate housing in the USA and can't. :(
     
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    Not many accessories to start with, and dell.com doesnt have much either.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. jack58

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    LOL That about says it! :eek:

    As of today, I'm taking apart my Streak to paint it since I can't find accessories anywhere in the USA.
    I'm also painting a Samsung netbook to match too. Not like it's the first time:
    http://1-4u-computer-graphics.com/notebookpaint.htm
     
  18. seiks

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    I've given up on trying to buy electronics locally and get them all online...
     
  19. jack58

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    Problem is... you have to pretty much order from HK. I won't order out of the states.
     
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    Too bad we cannot ordr from tbe manufacturers on web site... Very little Streak accessories. Looks like Samsung's picking up where Dell stupidly drops the golden egg..
     
  21. jack58

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    Well, since I can't find a Dell Streak5 housing anywhere in the USA, I went ahead and took mine apart and painted it. About three days, counting taking it apart, four coats each of primer, base paint and top coat, plus two hours drying time. We shouldn't be stuck with resorting to this. I will NEVER buy a DELL again no matter how good it sounds. They cooked their goose with me and family and friends.

    I'm making a separate post with pictures on this.
     
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