Verizon to open at 6am on day of Droid launch?
posted by Alan F. / Oct 30, 2009, 9:48 PM
The last time Verizon hyped a handset this hard was for the November 2008 launch of the first-gen BlackBerry Storm. On launch date, long lines appeared outside Big Red stores (seems funny now, doesn't it?) and many stores were sold out within minutes. Considering that many who have had hands-on experience with the Droid believe this to be the iPhone's first real challenger, you can expect each Verizon retail outlet to be a madhouse on November 6th. Throw in the demand for the underpriced Droid Eris, Verizon's HTC Hero variant, and you can imagine that Lowell McAdam will be walking around with a perpetual grin on his face on November 6th. Better set your alarm clock to wake you very early that morning!
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A- i just hope that vzwstores have enough phones instock. B- is every vzwstore going to have it instock or is it selected stores only.
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:44 AM 0
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whatever..show up when u want one...meh
posted on Oct 30, 2009, 10:02 PM 0
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I doubt there will be a manufacturing shortage like the Pre
posted on Oct 30, 2009, 11:06 PM 0
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So my question would be PRICING at the VZW Store. Will there still be a $100 rebate if you get it at the store location (like you would if you purchase it online or at Best Buy?) If we could get a tipster on store pricing versus online rebates, that would be great!!
posted on Oct 31, 2009, 12:13 AM 0
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Generally, buying in the store means you have to mail in the rebate. But who knows...personally I'm not the one to be waiting in line. Will be ordering mine online or over the phone that way I am guaranteed to get the instant rebate.
posted on Oct 31, 2009, 1:00 AM 0
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Well guys, heres the breakdown as far as I know... Stores are opening at 7am (at least in SoCal) and stores will be plenty stocked. Inventory availability is dependant on store traffic (i.e busy stores get more phones, dead stores get less). The average amount of phones that have been allocated to each location seems to be around 100 or so and locations should have already recieved their initial shipments so go bug your local VZW location to see if theyll spill the beans on how many they got in. Also they will more than likely recieve at least another supplementary shipment during the weekend to meet demands for the phone. Personally, I went to BB and reserved mine. Cant go wrong with that instant rebate! :)
posted on Oct 31, 2009, 3:00 AM 0
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stores open an hour earlier than they normally do...most stores are going to get significantly less than you think they will....and they online ordering doesnt start until 8am as well...
posted on Oct 31, 2009, 10:21 AM 0
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