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    Default WILL the XOOM be available at Costco at launch?

    Hey everyone,

    So, Costco's return policy is 90-days. That is pretty awesome. If within 90-days we still don't have those promised features or something better comes along, we can return out XOOMs to Costco. We got that leak a few weeks back about how Costco is going to be carrying the XOOM on Thursday, but we haven't heard since. I am hoping it comes to Costco on Thursday, but I have called 3 places and the results were an unsure YES, a NO, and a WE DON'T KNOW.

    Has anyone else heard anything?

    Here is the article I referenced: http://www.androidcentral.com/costco...-motorola-xoom


    Update: Called another Costco, guy knew what I was talking about and said they will have it Thursday.
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    That's better than what I was told. I was told that it would be at least a month before they got the xoom.
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    I hope they have it because that's were I'm going.
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    Silly is they posted a internal memo stating they would have it Thursday with instructions. So you would think they would. I heard its only 10 bucks cheaper but they would wave activation and the return policy looks nice.

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    Just called another, one in Arizona lol, and they said they would. He asked the Verizon store in the Costco.
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    Im swinging by the costco before BBY...if its there and it is cheaper im buying it there and cancelling my preorder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stang68 View Post
    Hey everyone,

    So, Costco's return policy is 90-days. That is pretty awesome. If within 90-days we still don't have those promised features or something better comes along, we can return out XOOMs to Costco. We got that leak a few weeks back about how Costco is going to be carrying the XOOM on Thursday, but we haven't heard since. I am hoping it comes to Costco on Thursday, but I have called 3 places and the results were an unsure YES, a NO, and a WE DON'T KNOW.

    Has anyone else heard anything?

    Here is the article I referenced: http://www.androidcentral.com/costco...-motorola-xoom


    Update: Called another Costco, guy knew what I was talking about and said they will have it Thursday.
    For those of you early adopters this is a really good plan. If you like the price this is probably the best way to buy your Xoom. I also believe they are waiving the activation fee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frenzy757 View Post
    Im swinging by the costco before BBY...if its there and it is cheaper im buying it there and cancelling my preorder.
    Even if it is the same price you might want to buy it from there. A great return policy really will protect you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cparker5 View Post
    For those of you early adopters this is a really good plan. If you like the price this is probably the best way to buy your Xoom. I also believe they are waiving the activation fee.
    Exactly. Shi*, I should have been buying ALL of my electronics at Costco.
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    Yeah, we'll gave them at launch. They aren't in our systems yet so I don't have pricing specifics. However, I heard from a good source that we will have the WiFi only version on the 28th.

    Yeah, that's right. Costco will be carrying both, atleast that's what I've been told by more then one higher up. They were pretty sure we would have the WiFi only version on the 28th as it's supposed to be a big deal launch for Costco since we never got the iPad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixtyin3 View Post
    Yeah, we'll gave them at launch. They aren't in our systems yet so I don't have pricing specifics. However, I heard from a good source that we will have the WiFi only version on the 28th.

    Yeah, that's right. Costco will be carrying both, atleast that's what I've been told by more then one higher up. They were pretty sure we would have the WiFi only version on the 28th as it's supposed to be a big deal launch for Costco since we never got the iPad.
    Wifi only on the 28th of this month? Sounds good to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixtyin3 View Post
    Yeah, we'll gave them at launch. They aren't in our systems yet so I don't have pricing specifics. However, I heard from a good source that we will have the WiFi only version on the 28th.

    Yeah, that's right. Costco will be carrying both, atleast that's what I've been told by more then one higher up. They were pretty sure we would have the WiFi only version on the 28th as it's supposed to be a big deal launch for Costco since we never got the iPad.
    Very cool, thanks dude. Keep us updated if you get any more information. I may call mine tomorrow to see if they have a demo unit out, yet.
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    I was told demo units wont be here till Thursday. I'm looking daily for them to hit our system. It's really odd they aren't in there yet. I think they are trying to conceal pricing by not putting it in the computer.

    As soon as I can get more info I will let you guys know. Take the 28th with a grain of salt since I haven't seen the emails myself yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixtyin3 View Post
    Yeah, we'll gave them at launch. They aren't in our systems yet so I don't have pricing specifics. However, I heard from a good source that we will have the WiFi only version on the 28th.
    This is very intersting.

    This plus the 90 day return could make the WiFi Xoom a good gamble.
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    I visited two Dallas area Costco stores on Saturday to ask about the Xoom - need to talk to the Verizon kiosk people to get a reasonable answer.

    Both indicated that they expected to have the Xooms delivered on the 22nd, and that they had not been given instructions to hold off selling them once they arrive The expectation was that it would be the 23rd before they could get them unpacked and ready to sell, but if made available to them on th 22nd they would sell them then.

    They mentioned that they were not certain if they would be able to active service for them on Verizon before the 24th, though, if Verizon and Best Buy were not selling them until then. The guy at the local store said he would certainly be trying to as soon as he could get one in his hands, and really didnt see any reason it wouldn't be possible.


    But then, anything can happen between now and then, and they may get a bulletin telling them to hold off until Thursday as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cparker5 View Post
    This is very intersting.

    This plus the 90 day return could make the WiFi Xoom a good gamble.
    I don't see it as much of a gamble. With any of these Honeycomb tablets, the only differentiating factor is the hardware. Motorola should have the hardware squared away (SD card/4G notwithstanding) since Google engineers have been using this device for months to develop Honeycomb.

    Buying this device, wifi or 3G/4G, is not a gamble as it will be identical, software-wise, to any other Honeycomb device that comes out in, say, May.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naldiian View Post
    I visited two Dallas area Costco stores on Saturday to ask about the Xoom - need to talk to the Verizon kiosk people to get a reasonable answer.

    Both indicated that they expected to have the Xooms delivered on the 22nd, and that they had not been given instructions to hold off selling them once they arrive The expectation was that it would be the 23rd before they could get them unpacked and ready to sell, but if made available to them on th 22nd they would sell them then.

    They mentioned that they were not certain if they would be able to active service for them on Verizon before the 24th, though, if Verizon and Best Buy were not selling them until then. The guy at the local store said he would certainly be trying to as soon as he could get one in his hands, and really didnt see any reason it wouldn't be possible.


    But then, anything can happen between now and then, and they may get a bulletin telling them to hold off until Thursday as well.
    Yeah, that's what I expect to happen. However, I will be calling my local Costco everyday just to make sure I don't miss out :P
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    I just visited my local Costco and the rep said they were already in their system. He didn't confirm a release date, just said very soon. I'll definitely be buying one there and, from that rep.
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    Talked to a manager at the Costco here... he said that he heard on a conference call that they're hoping for the 24th. He also said with big rumored items such as this the people who know are very limited... most high up people in the store dont even know until the day it hits the store. Then they frantically get things setup and sell it.

    He said look for it on the 24th and call... If it's not the 24th he heard the 27th would be the date as well. He heard both dates out there. Whether that is for the 3G/4G and the WIFI only... not sure.

    Just posting what I got from a manager on a call back tonight. I'll be calling them until Thursday though
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    That's funny. They aren't in the Costco AS400, atleast not for my building. I will look again. I don't work for wireless advocates tho. I'm an actual Costco employee.
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    So, there may be an issue. I called the Wireless Advocates at my Costco and they told me you have 14 days to return something like the XOOM and 90 days for an exchange, because it's a wireless device. So it's not as great as we thought. I'm going to find out more concrete info tomorrow, I may just call Costco customer service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stang68 View Post
    So, there may be an issue. I called the Wireless Advocates at my Costco and they told me you have 14 days to return something like the XOOM and 90 days for an exchange, because it's a wireless device. So it's not as great as we thought. I'm going to find out more concrete info tomorrow, I may just call Costco customer service.
    Ouch, that give one pause.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stang68 View Post
    So, there may be an issue. I called the Wireless Advocates at my Costco and they told me you have 14 days to return something like the XOOM and 90 days for an exchange, because it's a wireless device. So it's not as great as we thought. I'm going to find out more concrete info tomorrow, I may just call Costco customer service.
    You got to this before me. I was just at cosco chatting it up with a rep and I mentioned how the 90 day deal was awesome. He was quick to correct me. As stated above, you have 14 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixtyin3 View Post
    Yeah, we'll gave them at launch. They aren't in our systems yet so I don't have pricing specifics. However, I heard from a good source that we will have the WiFi only version on the 28th.

    Yeah, that's right. Costco will be carrying both, atleast that's what I've been told by more then one higher up. They were pretty sure we would have the WiFi only version on the 28th as it's supposed to be a big deal launch for Costco since we never got the iPad.
    Thanks, Does the extra year on the warranty apply to the Xoom like it does for tvs and computers?
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    Wifi wont be out anytime soon. It would be nice but I don't see it happening. Think about how many returns stores would have from ones that bought the 3g a few days before. It would be a mess. Most of us are buying the 3g to use wifi only. If we have 14 days or whatever why would they drop it before that time is up. Most of the 3g's would be returned for wifi only.

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