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    Default What does someone have to do to get this phone

    Ok I will admit I have only been trying to get the EVO for 2 days now as my upgrade came do on July 1st but I'm already frustrated and here's why.

    I have been trying to get it from Best Buy since they have the instant rebate and a better insurance program than Sprint. So the first i simply just called every Best Buy in my area no one has any in stock I expected that really.

    Now today I get off work a 3pm and start my calls the 3rd one I call in Ellisville tells me they have some in stock and that it was a first come first serve basis and they were not allowed to tell me how many they have I'm like cool so I head over there and the first they they ask me is am I on there list now I was already told previously that they are not doing list so I was more than pissed driving out there for nothing.

    So I go back to my car after saying a few choice words to the mobile reps and start calling more Best Buys well of course no one has any at all but another one tells me that if I come in they will put me on there list and then they would call me when they come in well that one was closer to my house so the drive was not an issue so I go there and am told now that they are not doing a list so if your not doing a list why was I told you were on the phone again pissed but i was kinda expected I suppose anyway I'm still stuck with my Pre and no idea of when I will get an EVO oh I went to dinner and was near another Best Buy the one I would most want to get one from as they were the most helpful they told me that not only does there system not show any EVO's in stock but it also shows none on the way to any store in my area.

    Well that's my sad story like I said before I have only been trying for the past 2 days and I'm sure I have a long road ahead before I can get one but I will not give up until I can truly join the android crowd heck I even thought of calling HTC directly like that would do any good huh.
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    anything worth having is worth waiting for, you will find one soon enough, good luck!

    (and yes, it is worth the wait)
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    I've tried every Sprint, Radio Shack & Best Buy in this area, All of them are saying their is between a 2 and a 4 week back-order on evos.

    I'm desperate to get rid of AT&T and their joke of a network.

    Currently 60/40 EVO Droid X atm so i'm tempted just to try for a x at this stage.
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    I just kept checking Sprint's website. I found one a few weeks ago on a Saturday, ordered it and had it in my hands on a Monday. I was being made fun of by some users on this site, saying they would never order through Sprint's site because "they wanted it now" but those same users are still looking for one, while I am enjoying my Evo

    The moral of the story is just keep checking Sprint's site, and the moment you see it as available order dat s**t!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SNAFU View Post
    I've tried every Sprint, Radio Shack & Best Buy in this area, All of them are saying their is between a 2 and a 4 week back-order on evos.

    I'm desperate to get rid of AT&T and their joke of a network.

    Currently 60/40 EVO Droid X atm so i'm tempted just to try for a x at this stage.

    I'm holding out for an EVO I don't care how long it takes I'm tired of Palm promising big things only to be disappointed once again it's been a year now and and there are only 2714 apps int the App Catalog and the last I heard palm has had flash for almost 2 weeks now why has it not been released into the app store yet I'm sick and tired of going to a web page only to see you need the latest version of flash to view this site.
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    Dude just order it online.
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    Order it online then sitback and relax
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerzyiroc View Post
    Dude just order it online.

    Dude there out online as well on both Sprint and Best Buy and I believe even Radio Shack is sold out too.
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    I got lucky. I showed up to BestBuy on a Saturday morning and snatched the last one. It was being held for someone who didn't show so they sold it to me. I didn't realize that everywhere was sold out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwaynewilliams View Post
    I got lucky. I showed up to BestBuy on a Saturday morning and snatched the last one. It was being held for someone who didn't show so they sold it to me. I didn't realize that everywhere was sold out.
    Yea I was at Best Buy on June 28 to see if they had any kind of waiting list and they guy in front of me bought the last one not that i cold have gotten it since my upgrade was not until July first but I think I ma y be done with calling the stores and just wait till I see it online again and order it from there I think my chances may be a bit better than getting it from a store.

    One question though if I order it online from Best Buy can I still get there Black Tie insurance and if so do I add it while purchasing it online or do I have to go to the store and do that? I have Sprints TEP now so I will have to cancel that once I get the EVO.
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    Guys best bet is to keep trying the Sprint site, or call them sometimes you can get lucky. Also drive to some small town and try some store there.

    Best of Luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjbphotos View Post
    Dude there out online as well on both Sprint and Best Buy and I believe even Radio Shack is sold out too.
    It wasn't sold out this morning. ****. I can't believe this thing keeps getting sold out like this. I really wanna know the sales numbers so far for this phone. Is it selling out because the demand is that high, because they just can't make enough, or is Sprint making it sold out to make it appear to be more in demand than it really is. It's crazy! Good luck finding one man.
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    Sprint is more then happy to get new customers and upgrade current ones it is more money to them. IT is sold out casue you can hold it anyway you like. Had to throw that in.
    Get Android Enjoy The Freedom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerzyiroc View Post
    It wasn't sold out this morning. ****. I can't believe this thing keeps getting sold out like this. I really wanna know the sales numbers so far for this phone. Is it selling out because the demand is that high, because they just can't make enough, or is Sprint making it sold out to make it appear to be more in demand than it really is. It's crazy! Good luck finding one man.
    One sprint rep and a Kiosk in the mall today told me they had originally made something like 80 thousand EVO's which sold out way quicker than anyone expected. Not sure how true those numbers are though thats just what he told me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerzyiroc View Post
    Dude just order it online.
    They are also Out.

    Only the Scalpers on fleabay appear have any in stock atm, and there is no freaking way I'm even going to consider buying one for their prices.
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    I was on a BB 'waiting/name list' on 06/06 and didn't get a phone call to come get it until 06/21. There was that many pre-orders and listed peeps before me. I made many phone calls and in-store purchase attempts inbetween ^^. I feel your pain.
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    My son got one on opening day in nyc, I watied till that monday then went to Sprint store and the guy told me it is sold out, but i made friends with him cause 2 weeks before i got 9650 BB for work, so he said he call me, and i waited a week and he showed me the waiting list but i skipped to the head of the line and got 2 of them. Just keep looking on Sprint site.
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    I live in a rural area and called every Radioshack within 50 miles, the last one that I was going to call actually had 3 of them in stock and said that they knew of other radioshacks that had them as well, this was 2 weeks ago, but still, if you are willing to drive out into BFE you might just get lucky... people in my town don't even know what an EVO is... lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by G bot View Post
    I was on a BB 'waiting/name list' on 06/06 and didn't get a phone call to come get it until 06/21. There was that many pre-orders and listed peeps before me. I made many phone calls and in-store purchase attempts inbetween ^^. I feel your pain.
    Once I was on a BB waiting list... in fact it was for the Palm Pre last year. In fact, I still have *not* gotten my call saying the Pre was ready for me to pick up. lol
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    does anyone know if you order online through sprint can u have them bill you for part or all of it or do you have to pay it all up front... i had the cash for it and then my car started leakin coolant so i had to replace the radiator so im hoping they can bill me for the leftover
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan9102 View Post
    does anyone know if you order online through sprint can u have them bill you for part or all of it or do you have to pay it all up front... i had the cash for it and then my car started leakin coolant so i had to replace the radiator so im hoping they can bill me for the leftover
    When I ordered my Evo the full amount (299) was billed to my account directly. I am paying it in 2 chunks. I also don't have a spending limit so YMMV
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    while we are on payment questions, what kind of credit rating do you need to get the A-ok" with sprint?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SNAFU View Post
    while we are on payment questions, what kind of credit rating do you need to get the A-ok" with sprint?
    That I don't know... in a nutshell I got Sprint in Jan of 99 and quickly dumped it due to poor c.s. and went to Nextel. At the time Nextel was very hard to get (most everyone had to pay 500 dollar deposit, and I paid zero) I was with Nextel through the merger and went from iDEN to CDMA of October of 08. I am still with Sprint now, never had any credit issues, never been asked to pay in advance, I've also never missed a payment since my early Nextel days

    If you are worried about it I would contact Sprint directly and ask them. Only they can tell you what to expect with your account and credit.
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    I feel your pain about the pre...all I ever did was wait for it to become a great phone but after a year the waiting and hoping got very old. Don't give up on finding an Evo...its by far the best phone ever!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastamx79 View Post
    When I ordered my Evo the full amount (299) was billed to my account directly. I am paying it in 2 chunks. I also don't have a spending limit so YMMV
    thanks last year when i bought my pre in store the billed the full 300 on my account with no problem and im pretty sure i don't have a spending limit but i just wasn't sure if it was possible to do it online or over the phone at all
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