Does anyone know how many Evo's Sprint will have on June 4th?
I am just another extremely eager sprint customer ready to jump ship to the HTC Evo 4g
I pre-ordered an Evo on May 15th from Best Buy, and I talked to a Best Buy rep today and they said they will receive 20-25 units, and I would be stuck getting one from the second shipment which would be June 9th.
Worst comes to worst, I could just get it on the 9th. But when I got my Palm Pre last year on opening day, I recall Best Buy not getting many Pre's but the Sprint store had approx. 50 phones.
Do you think this will be the case also with the HTC Evo? I am thinking about going to a Sprint store on the opening day. Is anyone else going to do this who isnt gonna get the first batch from best buy??
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I don't know how many they will have in store (I imagine, like a poster above said, it will vary by story, based on their sales), but the word is that Sprint will be taking orders on the 4th once they run out, and the ordered phones will be shipping to Sprint stores on the 5th (not arriving, but leaving origin).
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The rep at my sprint store advised they would be getting 70% of the inventory.... what that is gonna add up to and how it evolves im not sure. I'd imagine they cover bb and shack preorders and then commit 70% of inventory going forward to sprint stores.
- 05-26-2010, 09:12 PM #14
You may also want to try a lesser known third party Sprint store.
I didn't buy my Pre on release day but I did go into a third party Sprint store that night to look at a live Pre and they had a few left for sale, when the local Sprint corporate stores were all out.
- 05-26-2010, 09:17 PM #15
total number units available on june 4th is approx 57,500 units. With weekly shipment of 15,000 per week. There 3 major distributors that are responsible for allocation based on individual store inventory level and daily sales. HTC is calculating/procuring parts for 250,000 units as a total opportunity for US Sales. These are forecasted based on survey and % of carrier memberships with intergated buffer for new subscribers planned.
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Based on the Pre's launch, which seemed a lot bigger with a lot less supply, I would say don't bother getting there any earlier than about an hour before it opens. I waited 4 hours for the Pre, and that was a waste of time. First in line, and held that position for a good couple hours. People were walking up like 15 minutes before and still getting places.
- 05-27-2010, 07:32 AM #20
Ohh PLUS the police were a b*tch. I had an office come up to me asking what I was doing. I explained to him, he sat and waited for like 15-20min. (This was like 5:40) and then someone else showed up and explained the same thing. The cop thought we were completely nuts.