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    Verizon might not like you if you want the 9530 for full retail...

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    Called two of my local stores to ask more questions. I got some really bad news. Could just be a local thing, I am not sure. If you purchase the Storm at full retail from verizon, you will NOT walk out of a Corporate store with a Storm in hand.

    Verizon will ship your device to you. Needless to say, I got pretty angry when I heard this. I asked the manager, what if I would have waited outside in the cold for 6 hours prior to opening would they have shipped it to me then as well. He said that is going to be the policy for 30 days after launch to combat ebay sales of the device.

    This is making me really angry.

    Guess I'll be going to Best Buy as well. Dang it, should have pre-ordered.
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    That sucks. I don't think I'll be buying full retail, but if I didn't want my contract extended I'd do it easily. :-/ there were some other things I've noticed. Like the rebate is a debit card and such. Tisk.

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    Who cares if the device is sold on eBay after it was bought?! They got their money anyway! Yet another reason I am glad to not be with Verizon (besides '0.002 cents').

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    That's just stupid.

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    I don't really see the reason for buying the phone at full retail. I guess if you were going to use it and then sell it quickly ... I mean $280 for 1 year is far more reasonable than $500 or whatever it is for month to month. That is a pretty stupid deal that they wouldn't let you walk out of the store with the phone though.
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    i will have to see this to believe it, they didnt do that with the pearl or curve hrmmmmm
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    This policy is probably in place to help them make money. Yes they do make some money on a retail phone purcharse, and they may or may not get data based on your previous device. What they are looking to do is sell this phone for commissionable sales only in the store. Basically not missing any opportunities.

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    the phone will retail for around $519.00. llama, i will sell you one at retail AND you will walk out with it in hand. I would prefer selling you a line of service along with it of course.
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    The whole thing is, im just not eligible for any discount pricing as I am a fairly new verizon customer.

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    Why does VZW always get "bashed" and "hated"? They're a company making sure they stay a cellular super power...I will not be mad at a company making sure they don't have to lay off 30,000 workers... even if that means I get no wi-fi and have have to pay for GPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HolidayDre View Post
    Why does VZW always get "bashed" and "hated"? They're a company making sure they stay a cellular super power...I will not be mad at a company making sure they don't have to lay off 30,000 workers... even if that means I get no wi-fi and have have to pay for GPS.

    Get IN the Network.
    I agree. I have been with vzw for 6 yrs and they have alway given me great service. They have given extra mins at no cost when I have been over at the end of my month. They upgraded me from the pearl to curve after only 9 mths and worked it out so I would get a great deal.

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    so lets say i can upgrade now, i alreday have a new phone, i upgrade, get it cheap, and sell it anyways...who cares. f**k verizon.

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    Verizon is a good company with a few flaws because it's run by humans, but hey they took care of me and I only been with them for 4 months. My Storm will be here next week.


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    Last edited by true2life; 11-23-2008 at 09:55 PM.

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