Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 49
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Exclamation So Radio Shack may have a midnight opening on 06/04???

    Just called my local Radio Shack to see if they were going to open early that day and they informed me that they 'may' have a midnight opening but were not sure yet After confirmation they did say they were going to call me by the 3rd and LMK so I will update this thread as more info comes in.
  2. #2  

    Default

    My RS is in a mall, so pretty sure I'm SOL on that one...lol Hope that comes through for you though!
  3. #3  

    Default

    I would take this with a grain of salt. I doubt there will be any shacks opening at midnight. My DM is talking maybe 6am, but even that is still up in the air.
    Last edited by Owleyes; 05-25-2010 at 09:51 PM. Reason: cant type lol
  4. Thread Author  Thread Author    #4  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Owleyes View Post
    I would take this with a grain of salt. I doubt there will be any shacks opening at midnight. My DM is talking maybe 6am, but even that is still up in the air.

    I'm not betting my life on it, I'm just passing info that was told to me over the phone tonight
  5. #5  

    Default

    Yea, I understand but I am a Shack manager, and this was never communicated to me. I am going to be opening early for this, but not that early lol.

    Of course this is just me, and not a company wide initiative. Your milage may vary depending on where you live.
  6. #6  
    error4o4's Avatar

    Posts
    230 Posts
    ROM
    Stock for now.

    Default

    We are doing 8am... and that is pushing it.

    Remember people will still come if you open at 6am, 8am or 9am.

    Sure you make a few crazy people happy (self included) but you also have increased overhead costs, payroll, and then a lot of down time since regular customers have no idea about it.
  7. Thread Author  Thread Author    #7  

    Default

    It would be in RS's best interest to advertise an early opening at select locations as it would drum up additional Evo sales at that location.
  8. #8  

    Default

    Yea, we wont really know anything until monday about early openings. Once I hear something I will post for my local RadioShacks.
  9. #9  

    Default

    Not that it will make any difference but to your Radio Shack employees/managers, I pre-ordered through my local R.S. but fully plan to go to the Sprint store to get my phone because they are opening earlier (and I can walk to them from my condo/office). If that R.S. I pre-ordered at opened at 12-6am...I'd probably go buy it through them.

    Again, not that you are making decisions based on moving a couple extra phones but that's what I'm doing.
  10. #10  

    Default

    Well, me personally when I do my confirmation calls, if I have enough intrest I will open whenever my customers want me to lol. Be it 4, 5 or 6 am. There will also be coffee and donuts provided by myself. (I work right next to a dunkin donuts lol)
  11. #11  
    NicksGarage's Avatar

    Posts
    653 Posts
    Global Posts
    825 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock

    Default

    Well the RS I ordered mine through is in a bad neighborhood, right next to a Subway where you order your sandwich through a bullet proof window, so I don't think they'll be opening early. I'm not even sure how many people would have gone there to order the Evo.
    Kyo 6035 > Kyo 7135 > Palm 800W > HTC EVO 4G > HTC EVOLTE > HTC One (M8) + EVO View 4G
  12. #12  

    Default

    Mine is at 9:30
  13. #13  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kcpowercat View Post
    Not that it will make any difference but to your Radio Shack employees/managers, I pre-ordered through my local R.S. but fully plan to go to the Sprint store to get my phone because they are opening earlier (and I can walk to them from my condo/office). If that R.S. I pre-ordered at opened at 12-6am...I'd probably go buy it through them.

    Again, not that you are making decisions based on moving a couple extra phones but that's what I'm doing.
    Really? Your actually gonna pay $100 more and deal with a mail in rebate just to have your phone a couple hours earlier? Seems a little odd to me but to each his own i guess.

    And I would love it if we did a midnight opening to sell the phone, but we dont have those kind of hours. RS barely gives us enough payroll hours to run the store now, we dont have near enough to pull off a midnight event.
    Last edited by FinalJenemba; 05-26-2010 at 12:12 AM.
  14. #14  

    Default

    The earlier I can get mine the better. I'm hoping they surprise us and start giving out preorders a few days or a week early.
  15. #15  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FinalJenemba View Post
    Really? Your actually gonna pay $100 more and deal with a mail in rebate just to have your phone a couple hours earlier? Seems a little odd to me but to each his own i guess.

    And I would love it if we did a midnight opening to sell the phone, but we dont have those kind of hours. RS barely gives us enough payroll hours to run the store now, we dont have near enough to pull off a midnight event.
    Totally understand that I'm not a typical situation. My Sprint store is not taking pre-orders but is opening at 8am and I can walk from my condo there, then right to work. Dealing with the MIR isn't great but to me it's more torelarble than walking to work, walk back to the condo, pick up a car, drive down to my RS, then reverse that process.

    Now if the RS I pre-ordered at says they will open at midnight or 6am, I'd be able to get there prior to work via car...again, I know my situation isn't typical...I totally understand not having a midnight opening for a phone.
  16. #16  
    tndave's Avatar

    Posts
    34 Posts
    Global Posts
    38 Global Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Owleyes View Post
    Well, me personally when I do my confirmation calls, if I have enough intrest I will open whenever my customers want me to lol. Be it 4, 5 or 6 am. There will also be coffee and donuts provided by myself. (I work right next to a dunkin donuts lol)
    Mate, I wish I'd pre-ordered my Evo at YOUR Radio Shack! I called the one I ordered through the other day to see what time they were opening on the release day, and they said 10am. Laaaaaaaame!
  17. #17  

    Default

    Wow 10am must be nice lol. Even normal hours I am open at 9. I guess some shacks have all the luck =)

    I just want this day to go as smoothly as possible for everyone, because I have a huge demand for this phone in my area. If opening up that early will make the process at least some what painless than so be it.
  18. #18  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Owleyes View Post
    Well, me personally when I do my confirmation calls, if I have enough intrest I will open whenever my customers want me to lol. Be it 4, 5 or 6 am. There will also be coffee and donuts provided by myself. (I work right next to a dunkin donuts lol)
    HEI where is your store, i'll be there at 4:00am get some donats cofee and play whit the phone til start to work at 8:00
  19. #19  

    Default

    My store is in southern NJ. It's going to be a long day, but I am real excited for it. I like these kind of things, because you really get to geek out with some cool people over a shared interest.

    It's going to be a good time for sure.
  20. #20  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Owleyes View Post
    My store is in southern NJ. It's going to be a long day, but I am real excited for it. I like these kind of things, because you really get to geek out with some cool people over a shared interest.

    It's going to be a good time for sure.
    My feelings exactly i always end up learning stuff in the line while waiting for the device
  21. #21  
    gapoochi's Avatar

    Posts
    20 Posts
    Global Posts
    22 Global Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Owleyes View Post
    My store is in southern NJ. It's going to be a long day, but I am real excited for it. I like these kind of things, because you really get to geek out with some cool people over a shared interest.

    It's going to be a good time for sure.
    Where in south jersey? I'll be in that area next week and have been trying to figure out where to preorder!
  22. #22  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerzey McNasty View Post
    My feelings exactly i always end up learning stuff in the line while waiting for the device
    exactly, and i really exjoy someone that has the same passion for something as I do. The wait is worth it
  23. Thread Author  Thread Author    #23  

    Default

    Since I said I'd update my thread... My local one has appointments starting at 6 AM for the Pre-orders, I took 6:30
  24. #24  

    Default

    ya and to the dude who preordered at shack but changed his mind to buy from sprint, you shouldve had to get our 50 dollar gift card so your gonna waste that as well??? i just see that as stupid imho... as for all the rest of the shack employees you guys are lucky =/ my store is in a dead part of town and the only person excited for the evo there is me im the only order at my store! but that means i get it a day or two early too!!! but WOW i wish i had all the interest you guys are getting. my store gets all the grandmas and tweakers who need batteries or change for their next fix... cant stand it... speaking of such you guys get your POP and tags up tonight??? sheesh my store is getting raped by lance!
  25. #25  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Owleyes View Post
    Well, me personally when I do my confirmation calls, if I have enough intrest I will open whenever my customers want me to lol. Be it 4, 5 or 6 am. There will also be coffee and donuts provided by myself. (I work right next to a dunkin donuts lol)

    Just curious, on rt 70? LOL, I hate that dunkin donuts.... I bought a laptop from you guys on black friday and while I was waiting outside the store, the woman who works at DD called the cops on me and swore up and down that I was trying to break in while sitting in my lawn chair.

    ---dcross9818
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

B