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General Where can i buy this phone when not upgrading?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bry7230, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. bry7230

    bry7230 Active Member
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    So i am not due for an upgrade for a long time so i am looking to buy this at full price. besides ebay and craigslist, where else can i buy this at full price. Can i actually go into Verizon and buy it without a contract? any help is appreciated. thanks!
     

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  2. Corallis

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    You could pre-order it at full retail price directly from the website if you really wanted to.
     
  3. bry7230

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    sweet..i cant wait throw down 600 for this lol
     
  4. Rubik76

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    +1 Yup - I'm ashamed to admit I've done exactly this. More than once. You'll get a message that you aren't eligible for an upgrade, but can buy the phone at full price. If you turn your PC speakers up all the way when you submit your order, you can actually hear the Verizon guy from the commercials whisper "sucker" when you submit your order.
     
  5. Corallis

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    Even better news then its only 529 :p ...well plus tax lol
     
  6. bry7230

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    hell ya...529 sounds way better lol...im selling my eris and getting the rebate from it so hopefully that will knock off a couple hundred off the price
     
  7. jwm2

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    Only $529?!?! I'll take 3!!!
     
  8. Corallis

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    It's all about perception, the more you buy the more you save!
     
  9. Reddog80p

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    You'd be better off paying the early termination. Depending on how long you've had the phone it will probably be about $300 bucks or so. Then you can get the Incredible at the 2 yr price $199 after 100 instant rebate online or $269 for 1 yr contract after rebate online. Then you can sell the eris outright.
     
  10. Corallis

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    You're forgetting the $35 activation fee that Verizon would charge a new customer 300+199 = 499 + 35 = 534 which is more than it would cost him to just buy the phone. Not to mention I believe ETF would also cost him his phone number.
     
  11. bry7230

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    ya but im on a family plan....wont that not work to terminate it?
     
  12. Corallis

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    If you really wanted to terminate it you could terminate just that line then add a new line with the phone would would still get you the new line discounts.
     
  13. jasonb1985

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    i'm paying full price for one at best buy. can't wait till thursday!
     
  14. bry7230

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    i thought it costed a crap load to terminate...i mean i JUST upgraded my contract 2 months ago. would it be that easy?
     
  15. Corallis

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    You COULD do it but you would get slammed with the ETFs and whatnot. You're more than likely better off just buying the phone outright.
     
  16. deadsix

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    Buy it outright and sell the eris to get at least roughly 25% back
     
  17. jwm2

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    Do this instead, find a local verizon retailer, then break in and "borrow" an incredible, then activate it. Even if you get caught you'll still pay less in attorney fees and court costs then to buy one outright. Kidding of course, i take no responsibility for this great idea, my brain does all the thinking!
     
  18. confluence

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    i preordered on the website and paid full price plus tax then chose to bill to the account.

    Due now: Detail of charges to be billed to account

    Shipping: Free
    Subtotal: $529.99
    Tax**: $50.35

    Charges will appear on your next bill: $580.34

    I live in WA state.
     
  19. digitalnomad

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    I'm going to be buying it at retail and had thought it was $600. Is it really $529? I preordered mine at Best Buy so hopefully I get that price.
     
  20. sylent101

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    Is the 600 at best buy with taxes included?
     
  21. digitalnomad

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    Not sales tax, no.
     
  22. Flaring Afro

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    Amazon might have a better deal, or you could just walk in and get one.

    If you get it from amazon, you might be able to skip taxes too. You often don't have to pay them online. I think you only do if they have a store or warehouse in your state.
     
  23. MJRatliff

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    Does anyone know what Best Buy's phone return policy is?

    I plan on getting the Inc on thursday at full retail price from Best Buy, but want to know if I can return it within 30 days or so with no restocking fee?
     

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