Do I need to buy from Verizon to get the $30 NE2 credit? or can I buy from Amazon or somewhere else?
There are two discounts that may be applied in my area. One is the $30 loyalty discount that according to a local store rep, would be applied in the store or online at VZW. There's another NE2 $50 discount that, according to the same store rep, would only be applied online.
If my understanding is correct, and I'm waiting to hear this from a second store rep, whose store opens at 10:00 am, the $249 price would match Amazon's online retail price and the $30 "loyalty credit" would best or equal the tax (6%) charge in this state (MD) a tax you do not have to pay when shopping through Amazon Wireless.
Not a Bionic deal, per say, but BJ's has 50% extended battery and cover (24.99). The best part is you don't have to buy the phone there to get the deal. I ordered mine online last night, and just got the battery at BJ's.
That walmart sounds perfect. Could someone post a link?
I just posted details of this on a separate thread (sorry should have put it all here... mods maybe you can move/attach). Letstalk.com has bionic for $199 for upgrade, no tax, free overnight shipping. If you want to keep your existing unlimited data plan it's $20 more. Somehow this makes me feel confident that I'm not losing unlimited. And if you order through ebates.com, you get a $45 rebate.
I attached a screenshot that included my number and the info below and they honored it. Maybe it's because I said that if I had to choose between discounts I would buy at Amazonwireless where I did not have to pay tax. They did try to sell me a protective screen hard for at 50% off, but I didn't use it with my Droid so I declined. I only got the extended warranty. The manager said it must be a software glitch, but that they regularly offer either the corporate discount OR the loyalty discount. One of their online associates said they would give me free o/n shipping so they put this one in as well. I have a screenshot of that too
"Upgrade at Discounted Price + $30 Credit.
Eligible for New Every Two on 07/23/2011"