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    Default Online vs. In-Store Pricing?

    Are there any advantages to ordering this online instead of going to a store? I know if you go to a store, you have the phone right away. But there used to be discounts, like NE2, which were applied directly to the purchase if you bought online. Going into a store got you a gift card for that amount, which stinks.

    I've tried to see if any discounts apply on the VZW site, but I didn't see any, even for a phone witch I thought was eligible for NE2. Does that even exist any more?

    Thanks.
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    There are no advantages for ordering online. As you mentioned, there used to be discounts but not anymore. Verizon usually lets you preorder online and get the phone 1-2 days before it comes out. For the Nexus, there is absolutely no advantage for ordering online.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzdroid View Post
    There are no advantages for ordering online. As you mentioned, there used to be discounts but not anymore. Verizon usually lets you preorder online and get the phone 1-2 days before it comes out. For the Nexus, there is absolutely no advantage for ordering online.
    It depends on who you are.

    I saved 100 bux ordering online and I don't have to drive anywhere. Because I'm lazy. And it's cold.
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    I ordered online simply because the local store just looked at me when I asked if signing a new contract would effect the $20 access fee and unlimited data plan that I signed up for last year and Im grandfathered into. There is no way I'm doing anything to effect that as it saves me $100 per month on our five lines. Id pay full retail for my Nexus if it did.

    BKVic
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    Don't they activate your phone for you and everything if you go to the store.

    I would rather do all that myself.
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    not having to deal with a douchey salesman is an advantage.

    opening your nexus and devirginizing it yourself is another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty-Bird View Post
    Don't they activate your phone for you and everything if you go to the store.

    I would rather do all that myself.
    I wanted to go that route but was too impatient
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty-Bird View Post
    Don't they activate your phone for you and everything if you go to the store.

    I would rather do all that myself.
    Yes. They put their greasy hands all over your phone for you. I personally enjoy christening my own phone with my own hand grease.
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    In the past, the phones always show up $50 dollars cheaper for me online, vs in the store.
    Like today...it says its $249 online for me.. and that's not including the $50 New every 2..
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    Quote Originally Posted by oresteez View Post
    In the past, the phones always show up $50 dollars cheaper for me online, vs in the store.
    Like today...it says its $249 online for me.. and that's not including the $50 New every 2..
    Someday I hope someone will explain to me Verizon's weird pricing practices and how they select who to give these deals to. $50 ain't chump change...
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    Yeah price wise, there doesn't seem much of an advantage.

    Not having to deal with CSRs or have anxiety over stock shortages since I wouldn't be able to make it to a Verizon store till the end of the day is an advantage for me.

    +1 for laziness and convenience at the cost of a little patience.
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    Maybe Im misinterpreting what you said, but I just got my phone with a $145 discount from LetsTalk so there's still discounts to be had ordering online. You'll have to wait until Monday to get the phone, but for 140 bucks its worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sushiglobster View Post
    Yes. They put their greasy hands all over your phone for you. I personally enjoy christening my own phone with my own hand grease.
    That's what I thought.

    Not interested.

    Even if I'm not there to sign tom can't I pick it up from my local Fed Ex on Sat?
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    Well I was going in the store until I looked online and the ph was $50.00 cheaper...$249.99 and all the accesories were cheaper also...and like others..I like setting it up myself. so I will have to wait a day or two now...
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    i order online because i work all day and dont feel like going in to the store and hate other people handling ym device especially a new one when they are trying to figure out how to open the battery and such makes me cringe. so i order it ships to my office i have it to play with all weekend
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    just got my tracking number !

    looks like im all set to show off my phone tomorrow.. I missed showing it off @ turkey day.. but big xmas party tomorrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by philly View Post
    not having to deal with a douchey salesman is an advantage.

    opening your nexus and devirginizing it yourself is another.
    Too funny! It that like, "rooting" the phone?

    OK, OK, I'll stop..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by zhelf View Post
    so i order it ships to my office i have it to play with all weekend
    Why didn't I think of this?

    I ordered around 9AM so I'm gonna see if I can change the address.
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    I saw $249 online and paid $249 at the store today.
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    Paid $249 in-store w/ employer discount. If you see a lower price online, they should be charging you the same price in-store.

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