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General Verizon giving $50 AMEX cards for preorders.

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  1. VeryEvilAsh

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    Don't know if this has been discussed but my verizon here in De just called me and asked if I was still interested in the TB (I purchased an IPhone for the wife there last week and asked about it) and the employee told me that if I preordered the TB today I could choose either $50 off the price of the phone or a $50 AMEX gift card. Nice!
     

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    and now VZW is even more bombarded with phone calls by crazy TB'ers...


    including myself. i must try this!
     
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    $50 off, FTW!
     
  4. VeryEvilAsh

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    Yeah, I can't believe they called me & offered that. I was worried that I wouldn't get out of work and get one on launch and in fear of a sell out, but now I can just preorder tonight & pick it up late Thursday.
     
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    I thought VZW wasnt accepting pre-orders? Is this is local store or did you call and pre-order?
     
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    Its a local store here in Newark Delaware.
     
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    Jealous :/
     
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    gonna try this....what exactly did they say? did they call it a certain promotion or give u a reason?

    was it corporate VZW store or authorized reseller?

    thanks!
     
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    Kind of related... while waiting on the TB I grabbed a DX on their 14 day trial. The trial ran out last Sat so I switched to Sprint to continue waiting and told VZ my reason for leaving was the TB not being out.

    I got a call today from VZ saying the TB would be out Thursday and that if I'd come back to them, they would wave the $35 activation, give me my first month of service free, and pre-order me a TB I could pick up at my local VZ store on the 17th. They asked if I could hold on to speak to a provisioner and see if they could even swing me a "special" deal on the TB. I was on the road though and said I'd have to call them back. I did tell them I wanted my wife to move over with me and they said they could give the same deal to her.

    I was very surprised.
     
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    I just got off the phone with the main sales # and they said no pre-orders.

    Called a local Verizon store and they too said no preorders and that I just have to come early on Thursday and hope I get one.

    $249.99 is the price I heard from both places.
     
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    Must just be your Verizon store - I called the two closest Verizon Corp stores to me and both advised no preorder and first come first serve.
     
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    She didn't call it any type of promotion and it was a corporate store. I'm going to be pretty pissed if I get there tonight and they don't know what I'm talking about. The girl, Rachel, told me she's leaving at 4:30 tonight & to just mention her name so I guess its a store promotion & I'm not just getting a hook-up b/c of my good looks.
     
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    No promo or "preorder" but I was able to get one put on hold in Maineville. OH
     
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    I think what you guys are looking for are the GoWireless.net stores that are "authorized" dealers.

    I just called my local store in Bellevue, Wa, and sure enough, i get the $50 off with my preorder.

    Here's a store location map

    GoWireless
     
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    Need one :(
    Concord NC
    Cool even though there is none in NC :(
     
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    Ha, ya its gotta suck for the few that don't have a store. I guess if you want to get it down to 199.99 then Wirefly is your best bet
     
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    Hahah im not going to order with wirefly.. To many strings attached
     
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    Make sure you can upgrade with Verizon else they'll charge your card and then say "oops we're canceling your order, you'll get your money back in 2-3 business days"....:mad:
     
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    Need one :(
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    sucks
     
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    Oh, baby. Thanks for the tip. I just got back. Dude is holding one for me too. I'm "second". Lol. BTW, they are only getting 3.
     
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    3??? That cant be a corp store..
     
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    its gotta be a authorized reseller store...i just went to my corporate store in NJ and they said no pre-orders, first come first serve...barely knew anything, they didnt even know the price of the phone ha
     
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    i think ur right...i see on their website there is one right down the street from me...

    now...is there any difference from buying from VZW corporate vs them?

    thanks


    update....called them, they are accepting pre-orders no gift cards or anything...guy didnt seem to know much though he said phone was 299 then i was like thats not wat corporate selling for and he said oh price will be whatever verizon says
     
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    Ok, sorry guys. Its a gowireless location. I just got back and noticed it on my receipt. $50 instant credit or $50 AMEX card (by mail).
     
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    What are the strings? I don't know how they work.
     

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