Man, some of these store are trippin! I didn't even have an issue down here in Delaware. And it seems you're not the only one. The only time I have ever experienced that was at a "premium retailer" and not corporate and even then I convinced the guy to sell to me at full retail. Never had this at a corporate store. You'd think with these other sites selling to new customers for less than $200 that they would at least sell it to those willing to chuck 650+
I ran into the same problem at a Verizon corporate store in Indianapolis. They sold phones to 5 people in front of me doing upgrades but wouldn't sell me the phone at retail price. I went to Best Buy down the street. Unfortunately they're charging $800 retail for the phone.
I bought mine online today at full value with overnight shipping and the taxes was 40$ for MA. Plus my credit card co. thought there was a fruad on the order. But its all set and cant wait to get this bad *** tommorow morning
I bought the phone from Let's Talk for $175 early this morning, but not early enough to get in on the 1st batch. By the time I got off work all the stores VZW stores near me where sold of GN - Cambridge Galleria, Chestnut Hill, and Coolridge Corner. I guess I'll just wait till Let's Talk ships me the phone.