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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JasonPurp, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. JasonPurp

    JasonPurp Member
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    I'm wondering if I should get the Bionic at full retail price for $590. I sold 5 of my other Droids for $439 and I can cover the rest, but I was thinking of waiting for the Nexus/Droid Prime when it comes out in October. It's just so tempting to go out and get the Bionic right now even though it has outdated specs. I like Motoblur a lot, but the Nexus will have a bigger screen and the first to have Android 4.0.
     



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  2. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    If you feel like you can wait it out, it's best to wait it out for the next big phone, which will be the Prime. When it will come to Verizon is a bit of a mystery though.

    Warning: You may get laughed at for buying it at full price. I had a bad experience today at Verizon Wireless with a CSR who basically tried to convince me not to buy it, even though I told him that I was able to sell my BB for a lot and that I hated the BB OS and couldn't stand to use it further. When he saw the total amount (including taxes), he had the audacity to tell two of his coworkers how much I was paying and they basically all laughed at me and gave me that look of "What an idiot."
     
  3. JasonPurp

    JasonPurp Member
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    I feel like it IS a waste of money, no matter how big of a phone it is, but still, I have no other choice. All 3 lines on my plan don't get upgrades for a while. I'm thinking that by the time my next phone gets completely outdated, I'll be eligible for a new phone. If you don't mind me asking, how much did it come out to? I never considered how much tax would be. Obviously it will be different than my state, but it's a general idea.

    EDIT: You live in NY too! I guess I'll be getting the EXACT idea haha
     
  4. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

    Coming from an Eris then an Inc this phone is very nice and worth it imo.
     
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  5. JasonPurp

    JasonPurp Member
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    I have an Incredible 2 right now, but I had basically every other Droid up until 2 weeks ago. I miss the big screens.
     
  6. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    Well considering that i live in NYC, i paid about $642 for the phone with 8.875% tax. Youll be paying less than that wherever you live in NY.
     
  7. treb1797

    treb1797 Extreme Android User

    OUCH!!! Did I miss something is this phone curing cancer or did it find the second gunman on the grassy knoll??
     
  8. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    Its not that bad lol I got a lot for my BB that I sold and the end difference was $150 to move from a terrible BB to this great device. I missed Android and very happy with my positive switch. The CSR I assume just couldn't understand why I would switch.
     
  9. JasonPurp

    JasonPurp Member
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    Yikes. That's a LOT. I guess I'll wait for the Prime, but the question is: how much will THAT be, full retail?
     
  10. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

    The Inc2 is nice! I would wait I think if I were you. Just don't get caught up with the phone they show off right before the Prime comes out. Like a boot loop I say round and round we go ;)
     
  11. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    That should be around the same price give or take like $20. If anything, it could be more because it would be better than the Bionic. Expect to pay top dollar for the highest end smartphone from Motorola and Samsung. The iPhone 4 is even more expensive at $649 for full retail.
     
  12. rdalcanto

    rdalcanto Android Enthusiast

    This phone is a little faster and smoother than my Droid X (which was very good). LTE is obviously very fast, but that only matters if your city has it. I would say if your phone sucks (Original Droid/Eric/etc.) or you really want LTE, get it. Otherwise wait....
     
  13. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Android Expert

    You mean to tell me our taxes are higher than yours? You'll pay 9% here, and if you're at a hotel, restaurant, or golf course, you pay an additional 2.5% hospitality tax.
     
  14. Nuar

    Nuar Member

    I did the same thing. Full price. If they treated me like that though, i honesyly would tell them to shove the phone up their a..... turn around and walk out. Then buy it in the next closest store.
    Wow what D-bags!

    And yes its worth it! I love mine! :)
     
  15. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    DC here. 10%..... We often get complaints at our restaurant why the price is so high and we STILL have to let the customers know about the high tax. (and yes, they think we can do something about it :rolleyes:)
     
  16. JasonPurp

    JasonPurp Member
    Thread Starter

    I think the only thing stopping me from waiting for the Prime is Motoblur. I actually like it much more than stock.
     
  17. murth

    murth Member

    I bought mine in Connecticut so I did pay less in tax. But in Putnam County NY we pay the same tax % as you.
     
  18. JasonPurp

    JasonPurp Member
    Thread Starter

    Hey, that's where I live!!!
     
  19. Nuar

    Nuar Member

    x2 :D
     
  20. JasonPurp

    JasonPurp Member
    Thread Starter

    Is CT's tax percentage higher than NY's?
     
  21. murth

    murth Member

    wow people near me... scary
     
  22. murth

    murth Member

    and I believe Ct sales tax is only 6%
     
  23. JasonPurp

    JasonPurp Member
    Thread Starter

    Are you an adult or do you still go to BHS?
     
  24. Reverence

    Reverence Android Enthusiast

    Just got increased earlier this year. 6.35%
     

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