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    So I keep seeing this question popping up all over the place with no real answer, so I decided it was indeed worth it's own thread...will this phone sell out the first day? And how long will it take to get more in?
    Personally I think it depends on where you buy it, where you live, and when you buy it. I live in Santa Barbara....so I don't suppose it would probably sell out first day since like everyone I know is all pro-Apple. And I hate it lol. But there could be a chance because I do know a lot of people around here have money and like to spend it. Two people up the street from me have brand new Porsche Carreras, and there's a guy I see driving a Lambourghini. I think I also saw a Tesla the other day. Anyways... anyone else got any foresight for the general public?
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    Well how'd the thunderbolt do?
    Didn't they advertise that before hand alot and maybe during a major event?? Sorry I can't remember but I remember all the commercials.
    If that didn't sell out than I doubt enough of the public know of the bionic to sell it out.
    And yes it all depends on where u live

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    No offense intended... but really how should anyone here be able to predict for you whether or not its going to sell out? Short of taking a survey in your area to find out how many people are getting the bionic on day one, then finding out exactly how many your local store will have on inventory, do you really think anyone can answer the question?

    Not trying to be condescending... just seems like a rather pointless thread topic, I expect better from you, your a reg

    If you're that worried then just get to your store early on thursday, or call them in the morning or even the day before and politely see if they would be willing to hold one for you until you are able to get there.
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    This is not the iphone. There was an article and picture on Droid-life showing 100,000 units available at launch. If your local store is out get it through telesales and get overnight shipping. You will not have a problem getting this phone in the 1st day or 2 of release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saltysteve View Post
    Well how'd the thunderbolt do?
    Didn't they advertise that before hand alot and maybe during a major event?? Sorry I can't remember but I remember all the commercials.
    If that didn't sell out than I doubt enough of the public know of the bionic to sell it out.
    And yes it all depends on where u live

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    Very similar to what I was going to say, since I was one of those waiting for the Thunderbolt to come out... as long as Motorola produces as many devices as they should, and VZW predicts the demand correctly.

    Other than that... there is always going to the be next big thing that is yet to be released that people will wait for.
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    I would anticipate that if you wanted one, you will get one on the first day. Just make it to your local VZW store early. If you get there and there is a long line, call VZW sales directly and order one right on the spot. With overnight delivery you should have it by the next day.

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    I do feel that the demand for this phone will be heavy. Moto has a very large investment in this model, don’t forget they had to scrap a whole phone before it. I’m sure they made Bionic’s by the semi truck load. I also know if the demand exceeds the stock they will make more. I would also think that they would have 2-4x as much in warehouses to fill online orders and to replenish stock to stores. With a new phone just around the corner I ‘m sure moto took a long look at inventory and forecast sales so they don’t have a shortage. Having a phone for sale with no stock is the one of the worst things a company can face in the mobile world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by p08757 View Post
    I would anticipate that if you wanted one, you will get one on the first day. Just make it to your local VZW store early. If you get there and there is a long line, call VZW sales directly and order one right on the spot. With overnight delivery you should have it by the next day.

    Don't worry about stuff you can't control.
    The only thing that would be unfortunate for those that plan on trying to get that great Costco deal is... if they're sold out, they're sold out. There's no calling VZW and getting a phone overnighted for the same cost as the phone + accessories available at Costco.

    Other than that, yeah...go to your store early on the 8th and try your best. I'm giving the VZW Sales rep (from corporate that said he'd call me directly to place an order as soon as its available to do so) until Wednesday morning otherwise i'm going to be in line on Thursday just like everyone else. I only went with a sales rep via the phone in hopes he can order and ship it so I receive it (and the Lapdock) on Thursday but if that isn't happening, i'll be bringing my chair to VZW on Thursday morning by 5am
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    Quote Originally Posted by lembowski View Post
    This is not the iphone. There was an article and picture on Droid-life showing 100,000 units available at launch. If your local store is out get it through telesales and get overnight shipping. You will not have a problem getting this phone in the 1st day or 2 of release.
    I know it's not an iPhone, that's why I think at least in my area that no one will be buying it. Seriously, everyone here is all pro-Apple.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2defmouze View Post
    No offense intended... but really how should anyone here be able to predict for you whether or not its going to sell out? Short of taking a survey in your area to find out how many people are getting the bionic on day one, then finding out exactly how many your local store will have on inventory, do you really think anyone can answer the question?

    Not trying to be condescending... just seems like a rather pointless thread topic, I expect better from you, your a reg

    If you're that worried then just get to your store early on thursday, or call them in the morning or even the day before and politely see if they would be willing to hold one for you until you are able to get there.
    I wasn't really only doing this for me. I noticed the question a lot, so I decided to clear things up so people will stop asking it. I know what I'm going to do. I'm going to Costco to ask about it, see how many people they think they'll be getting, how many phones they're getting, how much it will cost without the accessories bundle, and if they'd hold one for me to get after school. If they can't hold one, then I might go ahead and see if I can grab it in the extra hour and a half I have before school starts on thursday. And if they sell out, well I can go to Amazon and see how that would work out.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChevyNovaLN View Post
    The only thing that would be unfortunate for those that plan on trying to get that great Costco deal is... if they're sold out, they're sold out. There's no calling VZW and getting a phone overnighted for the same cost as the phone + accessories available at Costco.

    Other than that, yeah...go to your store early on the 8th and try your best. I'm giving the VZW Sales rep (from corporate that said he'd call me directly to place an order as soon as its available to do so) until Wednesday morning otherwise i'm going to be in line on Thursday just like everyone else. I only went with a sales rep via the phone in hopes he can order and ship it so I receive it (and the Lapdock) on Thursday but if that isn't happening, i'll be bringing my chair to VZW on Thursday morning by 5am
    Like I said...I'm going to see if they can hold me one, or try to get in there early. Got to remember, I'm still a student and I have class starting at 9 on thursday, luckily it's thursday, all other days my classes start at 8.
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    Just make an appointment first thing when your corp store opens specifically to buy a Bionic like I did and you should be good to go. You won't have to fight for a rep like the random people walking in when you have an appointment already in the books beforehand, they are yours for the sale at the time of the appt (not to mention if they know their first appt of the day is for Bionic I think they would set one aside).
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    I have a feeling it won't. I haven't seen a lot of advertisement for it.
    I was just in Verizon earlier this week and asked about it. They would not give me any information as to if and when it would ever be released.
    So I was going to resort to getting the Thunderbolt or the Charge. At the last minute I decided to hold off. Glad I did.
    Towards the end of this past week, the date of the 8th became official.
    Only those of us on the forums and sites have been keeping up with it.
    The average Joe has no clue it's dropping next Thursday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailblazen View Post
    Just make an appointment first thing when your corp store opens specifically to buy a Bionic like I did and you should be good to go. You won't have to fight for a rep like the random people walking in when you have an appointment already in the books beforehand, they are yours for the sale at the time of the appt (not to mention if they know their first appt of the day is for Bionic I think they would set one aside).
    I'm buying it at Costco...so that's no good for me! If I wanted to buy it from Verizon, I'd rather order it online. But I'm trying to save a bit of money if possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdf3 View Post
    I have a feeling it won't. I haven't seen a lot of advertisement for it.
    I was just in Verizon earlier this week and asked about it. They would not give me any information as to if and when it would ever be released.
    So I was going to resort to getting the Thunderbolt or the Charge. At the last minute I decided to hold off. Glad I did.
    Towards the end of this past week, the date of the 8th became official.
    Only those of us on the forums and sites have been keeping up with it.
    The average Joe has no clue it's dropping next Thursday.

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    There have been a bunch of runnings for the Bionic teaser commercial lately so the average "joe" has been getting something to spark their interest and start google searching what the heck a droid bionic is.
    I'd bet Cory's Right Arm on that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailblazen View Post
    There have been a bunch of runnings for the Bionic teaser commercial lately so the average "joe" has been getting something to spark their interest and start google searching what the heck a droid bionic is.
    Quote Originally Posted by cdf3 View Post
    I have a feeling it won't. I haven't seen a lot of advertisement for it.
    I was just in Verizon earlier this week and asked about it. They would not give me any information as to if and when it would ever be released.
    So I was going to resort to getting the Thunderbolt or the Charge. At the last minute I decided to hold off. Glad I did.
    Towards the end of this past week, the date of the 8th became official.
    Only those of us on the forums and sites have been keeping up with it.
    The average Joe has no clue it's dropping next Thursday.

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    Yeah, this isn't a phone that's completely in the dark. I know at least one person that has no idea about anything Android and said to my friend "I heard there was this gnarly new Droid coming out (you can tell when they say Droid instead of Android), but I don't know what it is!" so my friend asks him if it was the Bionic, and he's like YES! I think I want to check one out and get it if it's any good. But with the general public...I don't think too many people that I haven't told know about it. And the people I've told won't buy it because they're stuck with their current phones lol. Anyways, I'm going to call or go to Costco sometime this week before thursday and ask about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailblazen View Post
    There have been a bunch of runnings for the Bionic teaser commercial lately so the average "joe" has been getting something to spark their interest and start google searching what the heck a droid bionic is.
    We also have to keep in mind that the average Joe has to be eligible for an upgrade.
    Trying to pick this phone up full retail will be costly.
    If the $100 credit for those upgrading from a regular phone can be used, then I'm sure the average Joe will be in line next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdf3 View Post
    We also have to keep in mind that the average Joe has to be eligible for an upgrade.
    Trying to pick this phone up full retail will be costly.
    If the $100 credit for those upgrading from a regular phone can be used, then I'm sure the average Joe will be in line next week.

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    From what I understand, no that can't be used towards the $300 purchase.
    And also at Amazon: AmazonWireless: Samsung DROID CHARGE 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless) they're selling the Droid Charge for $180 (upgrading on my family plan). I expect them to do something close to that at Costco and Amazon when the Bionic drops on thursday. Especially since it's $200 at Costco for an upgrade as well: DROID CHARGE by Samsung by Verizon Wireless - Mobile phone cellphone wireless phones
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    I think the issue will be that everyone is selling this phone not just Verizon stores. Someone at a very busy Costco near me told me they are only expecting 8-10 at launch. So no way I'm getting one I guess I'll wait for round 2 I mean I waited 8+ months fir this phone. What's another couple weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meth68 View Post
    I think the issue will be that everyone is selling this phone not just Verizon stores. Someone at a very busy Costco near me told me they are only expecting 8-10 at launch. So no way I'm getting one I guess I'll wait for round 2 I mean I waited 8+ months fir this phone. What's another couple weeks.
    Lol there's always online orders. They won't run out because they ship it straight to you from the warehouse. Unless they literally sell every single fricken phone, which is pretty hard to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerG View Post
    From what I understand, no that can't be used towards the $300 purchase.
    And also at Amazon: AmazonWireless: Samsung DROID CHARGE 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless) they're selling the Droid Charge for $180 (upgrading on my family plan). I expect them to do something close to that at Costco and Amazon when the Bionic drops on thursday. Especially since it's $200 at Costco for an upgrade as well: DROID CHARGE by Samsung by Verizon Wireless - Mobile phone cellphone wireless phones
    Well that will probably sway some to get the Charge. Wonder if the stores will push the Charge if they have a surplus of units that need to be moved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdf3 View Post
    Well that will probably sway some to get the Charge. Wonder if the stores will push the Charge if they have a surplus of units that need to be moved.

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    It could, I expect a price drop for the Thunderbolt and Charge soon, they're showing a little age now.
    But they've had this same discount on the Charge for a few months, I saw it when it first came out. So I expect to see, maybe not as large of, but a good discount on the Bionic on thursday.
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    People who want the bundle more than likely can't order it online
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    People who want the bundle more than likely can't order it online
    True...you probably can't get the accessories deal online. But you could get the phone by itself for a cheaper price than at Verizon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerG View Post
    True...you probably can't get the accessories deal online. But you could get the phone by itself for a cheaper price than at Verizon.
    Only reason why the phone will be cheaper at Costco compared to VZW stores is because of tax. You are only taxed on the $299.99 price and not the full retail $589.99 price like they do at VZW stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lembowski View Post
    Only reason why the phone will be cheaper at Costco compared to VZW stores is because of tax. You are only taxed on the $299.99 price and not the full retail $589.99 price like they do at VZW stores.
    Did you not see my post? They sell all their phones $50-100 cheaper than at the Verizon store. And yes, they do only charge you on the 2 year price for tax, which makes no sense to why Verizon does it. I guess they don't want to lose ANY money since they're going to be stabbing you in the kidney for the insane prices on their wireless plans.
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    When the X was released last year all in-store stock was depleted on the first day. When I called looking for one I was told each store was going to get 20 more the next day. I made it to #19 in line at my local store on that day and got one. I lucked out as VZW could not keep it in stock until 2-3 months later. Anyone that wanted one during this time had to wait an agonizing 1-3 weeks. There was lots of frustration to go around during this time.
    If last year was any indicator and you really want this phone pronto you should secure yourself a place in line in front of a Verizon store bright and early on the 8th.
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