radio shack pre orders get ripped off?
With the announcement of sprint and target giving $150 for the evo 4g while RS is giving 100 dollars. Total rip off. I pre orderedthrough RS and paid $50! Looks like I will be going to sprint or target. Using the gift card from RS for accessories.
- 06-07-2011, 11:15 AM #2
- 06-07-2011, 11:20 AM #3
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- 06-07-2011, 12:23 PM #6
when i pre-ordered my Evo 3D they told me the reason for this
They are offering the $100.00 trade because they are also going to have a select list of other devices that you can trade in for around $75.00 as well. So, they are expecting people who are trading in their Evo 4G/Shift to also want to trade in their previous phone before they got their Evo 4G/Shift as well, thus increasing the actual trade in value you receive.
Although, they also said they do not currently have a "final" list of all the devices that will be offered said $75.00 trade in.
- 06-07-2011, 12:33 PM #7
- 06-07-2011, 02:30 PM #8
Something tells me that the asessed value of the Evo 4G, even using their little utility will just max out at $100 come the 24th.
- 06-07-2011, 03:01 PM #9
too bad you wouldn't just be able to go into the store, sign some legal documents stating that they will give you the current trade in value of your phone at present as long as you promise to actually trade it in when the evo 3d comes out, but void if the current "condition" of said phone stays the same between signing and actual trade in (as in, if its perfect condition when signing, then it has to be near that same condition once traded in).
- 06-07-2011, 04:14 PM #10
- 06-07-2011, 04:23 PM #11
Hence why I'm switching to android.. was gonna wait for the Pre 3, but I've got a feeling it'll just lose its lovely power just as quickly as the Pre Minus had.. While I've seen that the Evo 4G is continuing to maintain its usefulness since its release.
- 06-07-2011, 04:40 PM #12
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- 06-07-2011, 05:22 PM #14
I know that if it really is just "any smart phone" then I'll be trading in my Pre Minus, AND my dad's old Palm Centro and getting $150 off right there! meaning i'd just have to pay roughly $60 ta $65 bucks for the phone! (added $20 ta $25 cause of tax that should be there >.< )
- 06-07-2011, 06:23 PM #15
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- 06-07-2011, 06:41 PM #17
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I called my RS where I pre ordered my 2 evo 3d's last week and where I was told I would get 180.00 for my OG Evo and now he tells me as of today it's worth 127.00 on a trade. Uhh can you say bait and switch much? Completely ****ed up imo. The guy agreed but of course nothing he can do he says that's what corporate does sometimes. I called because of this thread and so now I don't know what I should do. 127.00 a fair price for a out of the box MINT MINT MINT evo that looks the same as the day I got it? I think not....I'm a little peeved not gonna lie.
- 06-07-2011, 06:56 PM #18
- 06-07-2011, 06:57 PM #19
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Anyone know if the activation fee will be wavied. I talked to my local shack (love saying that) and they said it is $35 and comes down from sprint so they can't waive it. I know wirefly will only charge 19. So its 20 more plus tax and twice the activation fee I'm starting to regret my shack preorder
- 06-07-2011, 08:13 PM #20
Ok, just from that, I'm marching down to Radio Shack tomorrow and asking ALOT of questions about that.. specifically in which: "can i just HAVE my phone without activation?".... **** paying ANY money for activating it THERE when i can simply walk over to the actual sprint store, and get it activated for FREE....
- 06-07-2011, 08:21 PM #21
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- 06-07-2011, 08:45 PM #22
- 06-07-2011, 09:05 PM #23
Upgrade - $18 Upgrade fee.
That's a sprint thing, not a RS thing. We can't change it. If you are not buying the phone outright, you will incur one of these two charges. It is not a charge for the actual act of activation. Anyone can activate any sprint phone for free themselves on sprint.com.
Also note, when ordering from Wirefly, they have a whole second mini contract with their own hefty termination fee, which is something you won't run into anywhere else.
Hope that clarifies things.
- 06-07-2011, 09:17 PM #24
It may also be useful to give the buyer the option to have the EVO rooted and ROMed so they don't have to go through the hassle.
- 06-07-2011, 09:35 PM #25