could not preorder the evo at bb !!!!!
i just came from the bb in new orleans and was told i could not preorder the evo until i get a new two year contract. i thought that since my contract is up i could order it. and i was told they do not match the rs $20 accessory credit. should i try at rs or wait until i do a new two years contract?
- 05-21-2010, 02:36 PM #2
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If I were you, I would talk to someone else, maybe the manager or try Radio Shack.
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- 05-21-2010, 02:54 PM #10
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I just went into my local BB and they let me preorder an EVO, even though I'm not eligible for an upgrade until 7/1. They had no problem with me coming into the store when I'm eligible to actually buy the phone.
The preorder is just to hold a phone in your name. At the time you pick it up, it's up to you to make sure you're properly eligible for upgrade pricing.
- 05-21-2010, 03:02 PM #12
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I don't think the BB representative you talked to knew what he was talking about or he misunderstood you. You are in a great position since you are done with your contract... you can do what ever you want, including buy the EVO at BB for $199 and renew your contract. But if I were you (and you are for SURE going to buy the EVO and stay with Sprint) I would call Sprint renew your contract with them before you buy the EVO so you can get the $70 Renewal (Loyalty) Credit. Make sure you ask for the credit when doing this because they like to try and play dumb and not give it to you. You can still pre-order at any time.
What I don't understand is why some BB's are checking peoples accounts and others are not when pre-ordering. They are not doing this at the BB by my house.
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- 05-21-2010, 03:22 PM #13
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An interesting sidebar: it all depends on who you talk to at a Best Buy (or anywhere for that matter) - the day I did my pre-order, I happened to call the store that was closest to me and the Wireless associate said BBY was told to stop pre-ordering because they were overwhelmed with requests and could not fill all the orders!!
Called the next store in town and the guy said, "Come on in! I just got off a conference call with Corporate and they said sell, sell, sell!".
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