1. lockerc18's Avatar
    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.
    12-15-2011 09:46 AM
  2. Blitzdroid's Avatar
    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.
    12-15-2011 10:00 AM
  3. sushiglobster's Avatar
    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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    12-15-2011 10:01 AM
  4. BKVic's Avatar
    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
    12-15-2011 10:12 AM
  5. Dirty-Bird's Avatar
    Don't they activate your phone for you and everything if you go to the store.

    I would rather do all that myself.
    12-15-2011 10:25 AM
  6. philly's Avatar
    not having to deal with a douchey salesman is an advantage.

    opening your nexus and devirginizing it yourself is another.
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    12-15-2011 10:25 AM
  7. jkarg00's Avatar
    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
    12-15-2011 10:27 AM
  8. sushiglobster's Avatar
    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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    12-15-2011 10:27 AM
  9. oresteez's Avatar
    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..
    12-15-2011 10:33 AM
  10. Revolutionary's Avatar
    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...
    12-15-2011 10:37 AM
  11. Mooem's Avatar
    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.
    12-15-2011 10:39 AM
  12. Lakhota's Avatar
    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.
    12-15-2011 10:41 AM
  13. Dirty-Bird's Avatar
    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?
    12-15-2011 10:42 AM
  14. MasterRattler's Avatar
    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...
    12-15-2011 10:50 AM
  15. zhelf's Avatar
    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
    12-15-2011 10:54 AM
  16. philly's Avatar
    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
    12-15-2011 11:03 AM
  17. lockerc18's Avatar
    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..........
    12-15-2011 11:08 AM
  18. Dirty-Bird's Avatar
    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.
    12-15-2011 11:21 AM
  19. Tagged's Avatar
    I saw $249 online and paid $249 at the store today.
    12-15-2011 12:51 PM
  20. Maserati86's Avatar
    Paid $249 in-store w/ employer discount. If you see a lower price online, they should be charging you the same price in-store.
    12-15-2011 02:03 PM
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