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    Default Anyone paying full retail?

    Had my Tour for 2 months, but I've been to psyched out by this device.
    According to this post, the Droid will be retailing for 560. Just curious as to who else is making this move aside from myself!
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    I'm not 100% certain if I will yet, but if I do decide to give up my Storm for DROID, full retail will be the price I'm taking.
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    I tell ya... if you are going to pay full retail, then hold out until Black Friday if at all possible!

    Rumor has it GREAT deals will be offered then...
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    Quote Originally Posted by foolie View Post
    Had my Tour for 2 months, but I've been to psyched out by this device.
    According to this post, the Droid will be retailing for 560. Just curious as to who else is making this move aside from myself!
    I've read it was 599.99....sounds about right as the first Iphone retailed for that price back in the day.
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    We have 5 lines on our account, 2 of which are eligible for upgrade. I just got my Tour 3 months ago myself, but I'm a sucker for new devices. I've been with BB since Big Red released the Curve. I'm kinda bored with their OS as of now. So I think I may be using one of those 2 lines upgrade dates to get my Droid.
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    I plan to buy mine on Craigslist. I'm thinking we'll see it for about 350-400. Just gotta be prompt to find it. The Storm 2 is 350'ish on CL right now.

    Just call up Vzn and verify the ESN is kosher.
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    Has anyone figured out what the actual full retail price is? Ive read its 559, 599 and 749, and i just called my local best buy and they said they have no idea how much its going to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicallen63 View Post
    Has anyone figured out what the actual full retail price is? Ive read its 559, 599 and 749, and i just called my local best buy and they said they have no idea how much its going to be.
    According to Droiddoes on twitter... "With no contract the device will be at $559.99"
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    Quote Originally Posted by digitard View Post
    The Storm 2 is 350'ish on CL right now.
    I'm thinking this is due to the BOGO deal they have going... If I were going storm2 I would get two and sell one on CL as well... but Droid won't have the BOGO deal (or at least we haven't heard about it yet) so I don't think you'll see that many popping up on CL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdawgui View Post
    According to Droiddoes on twitter... "With no contract the device will be at $559.99"
    Yeah i saw that too, i wonder if that's just the verizon price though. Does Best Buy charge you more than Verizon for an off contract phone?
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    they shouldn't. i think that's what their inventory system was showing when it was leaked earlier...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdawgui View Post
    I'm thinking this is due to the BOGO deal they have going... If I were going storm2 I would get two and sell one on CL as well... but Droid won't have the BOGO deal (or at least we haven't heard about it yet) so I don't think you'll see that many popping up on CL.
    You're probably right, but it wont matter... I have an update.

    I'm now able to get it under contract so I will be there bright and early Friday morning getting my hands on it before I head to class!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdawgui View Post
    I'm thinking this is due to the BOGO deal they have going... If I were going storm2 I would get two and sell one on CL as well... but Droid won't have the BOGO deal (or at least we haven't heard about it yet) so I don't think you'll see that many popping up on CL.
    For VZW's BOGO with Blackberries, doesn't the 2nd phone need to be activated and have a new 2-yr contract with them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jubz View Post
    For VZW's BOGO with Blackberries, doesn't the 2nd phone need to be activated and have a new 2-yr contract with them?
    yea, but if you are getting it for free, even if you keep a new line, it's $10 a month for 2yrs, so $240 over time. generally new contract free smart phones can sell for anywhere between $350 - 450 depending on demand and supply. so you still can make a pretty good profit.

    this works even better if you are already adding someone and extending your contract. you could keep the new phone for yourself, give your old phone to the person being added and then sell the second new phone.
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    Just plan on using an upgrade on one of my lines. Was going to use it for the Storm 2 or the Droid, After the initial reviews of the Storm 2 decided to Give Storm 1 to Daughter and get the Droid.
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    I'll be paying full retail. But I have the good fortune of being able to sell my Touch Pro 2 on eBay to offset the cost. I will probably end up paying a little less out of pocket than if I was renewing my contract and paying $199 for it on a 2 year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by czm2000 View Post
    I'll be paying full retail. But I have the good fortune of being able to sell my Touch Pro 2 on eBay to offset the cost. I will probably end up paying a little less out of pocket than if I was renewing my contract and paying $199 for it on a 2 year.
    Yeah, im doing the same thing with my blackberry tour. But ill probably be paying 250-300 out of pocket. Better than having to shell out the entire 559.99 though.
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    I might be paying full retail unless I can make a deal with the reps for an early discount.
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    I'll prob end up paying full for it so I can return it if I need to. Hoping I don't need to, but I'm not willing to wait to "work out the kinks" if there are any. Doesn't look like there will be any from all the pos reviews.
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    Its less expensive to just add a line and make your old line a basic phone line. 9.99 a month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by foolie View Post
    Had my Tour for 2 months, but I've been to psyched out by this device.
    According to this post, the Droid will be retailing for 560. Just curious as to who else is making this move aside from myself!
    I'm also planning to pay the full retail, BUT can't figure out where to buy. BTW, I live in Canada
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    don't have the benefit of an upgrade or in the middle of your contract?
    These are the 3 ways I see it:

    a.) $569.99: buying the droid full price
    b.) $439.75: adding a line at 9.99 a month for 24 months, paying 2yr contract price
    c.) $374.99: canceling the plan, starting new contract, paying new 2yr contract price

    Why wouldn't anybody be going for option C? I don't understand why pricing would be set in a way that encourages paying to cancel your contract prematurely. it doesn't make sense to me.

    Course, I guess verizon figured this out too, because I'm reading today that starting 11.15, verizon will be charging $350 instead of $175 for ETF's....

    so for those of you looking for the cheapest way to get the droid before 11.15 and don't have a family plan, go with option c!

    does anybody have experience doing that? when I called verizon's retentions department, I pointed this out, to which the rep, well.....I can't really comment since verizon never told us what full retail was. wtf? I learned full retail from verizon's twitter!
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    All 3 options suck.
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    until the ETF is raised, option C is probably the best one money wise, because you would also have the phone that you were using that you can sell to recoup some of the costs.

    but yes, this is why the raised the ETF fees, the BOGO offers were being taken advantage of too frequently.

    i'm really surprised that people are crying and moaning about this. they give you 30 days to try out the network penalty free, after that if you are satisfied with your service and choose to keep it, you are obligated to honor your end of the contract.

    do people just not believe in doing what they promise to do anymore? if verizon changes the terms of your contract, you are also allowed to get out of it with no ETF, if they don't let you, you have grounds to fight it, as it's a breach of contract.

    can someone enlighten me as to how this is unfair?

    just curious.
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    it's definitely a fact of life when it comes to mobile phone unit rates...the hard reality to accept is having a value for these devices that range over $200...contract holders and long time customers feel like they're being punished by being already established and unable to take advantage of newer offers, while the reality is that these gadgets are tiny super machines that just frankly cost a lot to develop.

    I'm switching over from sprint without a contract break, so it'll be an easy switch for me, but my bf has to go with option c because he's in the middle of a contract, tho he's been with big red for 10 years.

    just wish there was some sort of added perk for him, but that's just cos I'm a lady always looking for a deal.
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