Verizon places the Pre Plus, Storm2, Curve 8530, & more on the chopping block

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Verizon places the Pre Plus, Storm2, Curve 8530, & more on the chopping block
All handsets have to face the realization that the good times have to end some day, where they eventually reach the end of the line for their shelf life – thus being placed on the cut list. For a few Verizon handsets, the timing is but of course fitting, especially when we head into the busy fall season and eventually to the all important holiday schedule. Based on a leaked document, Verizon will “phase out” the Palm Pre Plus, BlackBerry Storm2 9550, and BlackBerry Curve 8530. In addition, they're also getting rid of a couple of netbooks, a USB broadband modem, and a Mi-Fi – the latter of which is speculated to be replaced with ZTE's Fivespot device. All in all, we'd imagine that Big Red would aggressively price these devices to make sure they clear all of their stock in anticipation for newer models to replace them. So if you're good enough, you can potentially talk your way into getting a great deal with any of the devices mentioned that are being phased out.

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source: Engadget



1. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

Funny, the Pixi plus is going to continue yet the better of the two Palms is getting the axe.....I say clip them both and bring on the Palm Pre Plus Plus or whatever the hell they're going to call it.

2. ssjassassin

Posts: 108; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

Customers should be paid to take these phones. Also you can not "work" a deal with Verizon Wireless. They are given a dollar limit per store per month per phone that deal with discounts. The managers are much to inclined to save these for highly valuable customers. You would have the best luck at the end of the month last day buying a new line and asking all the stores your willing to drive to if they will work the deal. Even then Verizon is huge on one price for all. No special deals for the lowly walk in. Please note that this is coming from a person who worked for Verizon and still has many friends doing sales.

3. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

As an indirect retailer, I can tell you that sometimes we are inclined to give deals on end-of-life products. However, my inventory is much lower on almost all products, so usually I would only have one or two sunsetting products that I'm discounting.

4. ssjassassin

Posts: 108; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

As an indirect the game is different in any case. If your an owner and able to stay in busienss i congragulate you. That is not easy at all. I have known so many who just get slamed with chargebacks one month and end up owing money.

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