08-26-2010 04:33 PM
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  1. steveholtam's Avatar
    Anyone have a clue on what the off contract price might be? I'm not ready for an upgrade until December, and I'm not sure I can handle Windows Mobile that much longer.

    (I searched before posting btw.)
    08-12-2010 12:02 PM
  2. cr3amy's Avatar
    Price is $250 after a $150 instant discount and $100 mail-in rebate.

    Therefore the price is 250 + 150 + 100, which is $500.
    08-12-2010 12:05 PM
  3. Mattism78's Avatar
    Price & payment

    You'll be charged when you pick up your phone. When purchasing with a new line of service or a fully-eligible upgrade and 2-yr agreement, you'll pay $249.99 (after instant savings and mail-in rebate). If you're not eligible for an upgrade, you'll need to pay full retail price, $499.99. Because we've boosted your data experience with this phone's amazing services and features, you'll need our $10/mo. Premium Data add-on and a compatible plan. You'll enjoy 3G coverage nationwide and 4G coverage in over 40 markets and counting-check your coverage.
    (from the reservation page)
    08-12-2010 12:10 PM
  4. steveholtam's Avatar
    Hmmm, $500 out the door. From past history, do the ebay prices normally fall below the retail price? And if so, by how much? Assuming demand is average and the stores have adequete supplies.
    08-12-2010 12:36 PM
  5. thatguitarguy's Avatar
    it all depends on how long after the launch date and the demand/popularity. You can see how much the EVO is selling on eBay to get an idea.
    08-12-2010 12:44 PM
  6. vader4633's Avatar
    Anyone know how long it takes for Sprint to reset my upgrade status after I returned a phone?
    08-12-2010 03:06 PM
  7. mb79's Avatar
    Anyone know how long it takes for Sprint to reset my upgrade status after I returned a phone?
    Should be immediately. My question is: I am returning my BlackBerry Bold that I purchased when I opened my account. The return is well within the 30 days. Can I use my EVO (that I bought at retail price from Walmart) until the Epic arrives and still get the Epic at the upgrade/new line price?
    08-13-2010 01:09 AM
  8. Aero's Avatar
    Hmmm, $500 out the door. From past history, do the ebay prices normally fall below the retail price? And if so, by how much? Assuming demand is average and the stores have adequete supplies.
    it all depends on how long after the launch date and the demand/popularity. You can see how much the EVO is selling on eBay to get an idea.
    Exactly right guitar guy. Normally after a few months it is a few bucks above discounted plus etf. but is highly variable due to supply and demand. Due to a massive number of treo pros I believe the ebay no contract Treo Pro price was just a few bucks more than discounted Sprint price almost immediately after launch and due to high demand from advertising the Pre was much higher than discounted price+etf.
    08-13-2010 06:52 PM
  9. Nickles0n's Avatar
    $649.99 or atleast that's how much she blows on bestbuy.com for as the unlocked price. I'm on my itouch so that's a negatory on the link.
    08-13-2010 07:12 PM
  10. Aero's Avatar
    $649.99 or atleast that's how much she blows on bestbuy.com for as the unlocked price. I'm on my itouch so that's a negatory on the link.
    Best buy "retail price" is usually simply FAKE. They have OFTEN listed the full retail price for up to $150 more than the sprint full completely undiscounted price
    Never pay attention to Best buys claimed full price it is bogus.

    There are many examples of est buy doing that on sprint phones. That nubmer is totally meaningless.

    As an example the Sprint CDMA Palm Treo Pro REtail Price was listed as $700 at best buy at launch. and the subsidized full retail price of Sprint was $600. Both subsidized down to $250, but Best buy simply listed a faked retail price on its web site, print adverts etc for the entire sales period of the Pro. They have done it with dozens of Sprint phones
    08-13-2010 07:20 PM
  11. jimmyz's Avatar
    I am planning to switch out my touchpro2 with an epic4g but will have to wait until Oct 1st to be able to do it on my sero plan. Can I buy the phone for full retail on august 31st and not activate it until oct 1st? I would guess yes?
    08-13-2010 09:40 PM
  12. tndank's Avatar
    Should be immediately. My question is: I am returning my BlackBerry Bold that I purchased when I opened my account. The return is well within the 30 days. Can I use my EVO (that I bought at retail price from Walmart) until the Epic arrives and still get the Epic at the upgrade/new line price?
    Sure. That's just an ESN change with an add-on. Doesn't change the contract or upgrade eligibility.
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    08-13-2010 09:47 PM
  13. tndank's Avatar
    I am planning to switch out my touchpro2 with an epic4g but will have to wait until Oct 1st to be able to do it on my sero plan. Can I buy the phone for full retail on august 31st and not activate it until oct 1st? I would guess yes?
    Sprint stores aren't supposed to let them out the door without activation (per Playbook). Perhaps RS or BB can help you. But, they aren't as cheap as Sprint. Reserve and pick it up Sept 1st morning.
    08-13-2010 09:49 PM
  14. miamithrice's Avatar
    Sprint stores aren't supposed to let them out the door without activation (per Playbook). Perhaps RS or BB can help you. But, they aren't as cheap as Sprint. Reserve and pick it up Sept 1st morning.
    That "no cold phone sold" policy is BS in my opinion, especially if I am already a Sprint subscriber with my account in good standing. What does it matter if it's activated in the store, or at my house, or never activated at all? They're still getting paid.
    08-14-2010 01:35 AM
  15. jamex's Avatar
    sprint stores are unable to change upgrade dates now. They wuse to be able to but no more. The most they can do is 2 or 1 week before eligibility date. It also has to be activated on the line. They will not let you leave the stoor without activation.
    08-14-2010 06:37 AM
  16. Giblet's Avatar
    Should be immediately. My question is: I am returning my BlackBerry Bold that I purchased when I opened my account. The return is well within the 30 days. Can I use my EVO (that I bought at retail price from Walmart) until the Epic arrives and still get the Epic at the upgrade/new line price?
    Not technically since it was a new line but just talk to the store you bought the bold from and they may be able to figure something out for you.
    08-14-2010 07:18 AM
  17. Aero's Avatar
    That "no cold phone sold" policy is BS in my opinion, especially if I am already a Sprint subscriber with my account in good standing. What does it matter if it's activated in the store, or at my house, or never activated at all? They're still getting paid.
    Because they are selling them at cost/close to cost/loss even at that price. And they don't want to create a gray market at their cost. Selling it off of contract doesn't get them a two year commitment, but it does mean a happy customer who will keep Sprint service.
    08-15-2010 07:41 AM
  18. miamithrice's Avatar
    I understand that part of it. Nevertheless, I refuse to let some monkey behind the desk unbox my $500 device, insert the battery, power it on, and try to set up my google account and/or email accounts while leaving fingerprints and smudges all the while. I will just order it online on launch day and have it shipped to my house and unbox it at my leisure. I don't NEED to have mine on launch day.
    08-15-2010 07:49 AM
  19. Aero's Avatar
    I understand that part of it. Nevertheless, I refuse to let some monkey behind the desk unbox my $500 device, insert the battery, power it on, and try to set up my google account and/or email accounts while leaving fingerprints and smudges all the while.
    They don't do any of that, they provision it, set up phone number and evdo/4g access. they usually do the same thing when you order it from telesales lately. And they are no more monkeys than you are.
    08-15-2010 10:12 AM
  20. miamithrice's Avatar
    They don't do any of that, they provision it, set up phone number and evdo/4g access. they usually do the same thing when you order it from telesales lately. And they are no more monkeys than you are.
    Maybe I exaggerated a bit, but I value the complete unboxing experience. Didn't mean to offend.. :o
    08-15-2010 05:00 PM
  21. Aero's Avatar
    Maybe I exaggerated a bit, but I value the complete unboxing experience. Didn't mean to offend.. :o
    Brother I understand it. I don't want anyone touching my precious either. But I had a treo pro replaced last month which probably had a resale value of $30 and they would not let me out the door without activating it themselves.

    For every legit thing you or I want to do, and legit point of view you or I have, there are thousands of people who know how to game any potential exploit in the system. Now I don't consider people who do "bad guys", they are only doing small potatoes of what people do on wall stre4et, but the fact is, if due to subsidy, and at-cost sales, if there is any hole in the Sprint system some ebay/arbitrage genius will figure it out and game sprint. hence the stingent rules (and hence the mail in rebates).

    I had a couple of acquaintances that used to mass buy and break apart tracphone packages, as they were worth more apart than purchase cost.

    If there is $5 or $10 to be made on anything, especially with super liquid markets due to ebay, someone will do it. At least by activating it they are confirming you have a live account.
    08-15-2010 06:40 PM
  22. drizek's Avatar
    Brother I understand it. I don't want anyone touching my precious either. But I had a treo pro replaced last month which probably had a resale value of $30 and they would not let me out the door without activating it themselves.

    For every legit thing you or I want to do, and legit point of view you or I have, there are thousands of people who know how to game any potential exploit in the system. Now I don't consider people who do "bad guys", they are only doing small potatoes of what people do on wall stre4et, but the fact is, if due to subsidy, and at-cost sales, if there is any hole in the Sprint system some ebay/arbitrage genius will figure it out and game sprint. hence the stingent rules (and hence the mail in rebates).

    I had a couple of acquaintances that used to mass buy and break apart tracphone packages, as they were worth more apart than purchase cost.

    If there is $5 or $10 to be made on anything, especially with super liquid markets due to ebay, someone will do it. At least by activating it they are confirming you have a live account.
    Best buy had a checkbox on the presale form for them setting it up for you, and I left it blank.

    They also won't charge a restocking fee for this instinct, and that combines with no MIR makes them a much more pleasant experience than dealing with sprint.


    Sent From My Samsung Intercept
    08-15-2010 06:56 PM
  23. Aero's Avatar
    Best buy had a checkbox on the presale form for them setting it up for you, and I left it blank.
    They also won't charge a restocking fee for this instinct, and that combines with no MIR makes them a much more pleasant experience than dealing with sprint.
    The setting up is their Geeks squad bloatware special, not the activation we are discussing.
    And BB does charge restocking.
    08-15-2010 10:15 PM
  24. jimmyz's Avatar
    I am planning to switch out my touchpro2 with an epic4g but will have to wait until Oct 1st to be able to do it on my sero plan. Can I buy the phone for full retail on august 31st and not activate it until oct 1st? I would guess yes?
    I just pre-ordered from amazon for $489- I was worried that if I wait until oct 1st the epic will be sold out- I'm not so sure this is the best way to go but I can can cancel in the next few days- at least I will avoid taxes
    08-25-2010 12:17 AM
  25. cr3amy's Avatar
    i don't see why you couldn't switch phones the day you get it since you bought this straight-up
    08-25-2010 12:38 AM
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