Sprint allowing few to buy the Pre a day earlier; Best Buy stores getting only 4 units each?
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Yesterday, we told you that Best Buy's director of merchandising, Scott Anderson, confirmed that there will be a short supply of the Pre for the first 4-8 weeks. He wasn't kidding. BGR was told that the retailer was going to have a total of 4,250 units for sale on launch day. Anderson said that 1,000 Best Buy outlets would be selling the device. If you can remember your Jr. High School math, that works out to 4.25 units per store; well, that would certainly qualify to be called a shortage. Even worse off is RadioShack, where the figures work out to about 2 phones each for 721 stores. EngadgetMobile has learned that Radio Shack reps are being encouraged to try to get potential Pre buyers to switch to the Instinct S30 as a substitute choice. And to think, the U.S. was criticized for buying Manhattan from the Indians for $24.
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2. sprint99 posted on 22 May 2009, 04:18 0 0
guy you are saying wow like the instinct and/or s30 are good phones they suck and sprint does not tell you how limited they are I am welling to travel to get my hands onto the pre because if sprint force's me to get another one of thoses instinct phones am gone.
7. phoneguy posted on 23 May 2009, 14:15 0 0
hey dude the article said that radio shack reps are being incoruaged to sell instincts nothing about Sprint trying to force anybody into anything.
3. sprint99 posted on 22 May 2009, 04:21 0 0
but that blackberry storm 2 looks pretty good from the screen shots of It. In no surepress ((God)) save us by RIM taken that mess out see u mate Am not being crazy just do not get the instinct
4. tsmith20098 posted on 22 May 2009, 04:29 0 0
no my cuzin n his best bud has the instinct not me so i was just saying wow because they want be packing there instinct up to get the palm pre. i have the glimmer from alltel
5. sprint99 posted on 22 May 2009, 04:41 0 0
glimmer and instinct both suck but lg has been putting out a nice line of phone but a lg cookie it way better mate but am rolling with the sprint touch pro It cost much more then those two it has Wmobile an higher pixel per camera a hi res screen touch screen with full slide out qwerty and wi-fi and Productivity tools. glimmer has a wash out keypad that good for texting the samsung has nothing. bottom line they can dread water with my machine. ah mate