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    Default Word of warning when buying full retail from Verizon

    For those who have yet to go buy their HTC One and want to buy it at full retail cost, DO NOT go to Verizon. I went to Verizon this morning with the full intention not to get a contract upgrade and when I told the rep that he stated that Verizon will not let anyone buy the phone without a contract upgrade. He went on saying that he doesn't know when Verizon will let people buy the phone off contract, but he feels as though it could be awhile since the iPhone is still "not allowed" to be sold without a contract either. That being said, go to Best Buy or another phone store and get it and save yourself the hassle of trying to buy directly from Verizon. Plus IMO Best Buy has a better replacement policy too, $10 a month for unlimited replacements no matter what happens compared to Verizon's $10 plan with only two replacements and limited coverage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gdubs2013 View Post
    For those who have yet to go buy their HTC One and want to buy it at full retail cost, DO NOT go to Verizon. I went to Verizon this morning with the full intention not to get a contract upgrade and when I told the rep that he stated that Verizon will not let anyone buy the phone without a contract upgrade. He went on saying that he doesn't know when Verizon will let people buy the phone off contract, but he feels as though it could be awhile since the iPhone is still "not allowed" to be sold without a contract either. That being said, go to Best Buy or another phone store and get it and save yourself the hassle of trying to buy directly from Verizon. Plus IMO Best Buy has a better replacement policy too, $10 a month for unlimited replacements no matter what happens compared to Verizon's $10 plan with only two replacements and limited coverage.
    He was full of crap.
    Go to the WEB. You can buy it month-month on the website.
    They must get an incentive to get people off unlimited.
    They have a month-to-month price so they *MUST* sell it at that price.
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    Default Re: Word of warning when buying full retail from Verizon

    Heck. Look at the price tag in-store. They normally show the no-contract price too.
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    Default Re: Word of warning when buying full retail from Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by tech_head View Post
    He was full of crap.
    Go to the WEB. You can buy it month-month on the website.
    They must get an incentive to get people off unlimited.
    They have a month-to-month price so they *MUST* sell it at that price.
    He did mention that they only way to get it at full retail directly from Verizon was on their website, but since I was already out and the cash was burning a hole in my pocket I went to Best Buy to get it. I didn't really want to get into an argument with him because I need to get back to work so I just left, but its just not worth the battle to persuade a rep to sell it when you can drive to another store that is willing to take your money just as easily to get it and avoid the stupidity that is Verizon.
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    Default Re: Word of warning when buying full retail from Verizon

    I live in NYC and I got my HTC One from a corporate store this morn (58 & 3). I buy flat out to keep my old plan. I had no trouble making the purchase. Best Buy is selling for nearly +100 aren't they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gdubs2013 View Post
    He did mention that they only way to get it at full retail directly from Verizon was on their website, but since I was already out and the cash was burning a hole in my pocket I went to Best Buy to get it. I didn't really want to get into an argument with him because I need to get back to work so I just left, but its just not worth the battle to persuade a rep to sell it when you can drive to another store that is willing to take your money just as easily to get it and avoid the stupidity that is Verizon.

    I understand you didn't have a lot of time to kill but I would have asked for the store manager immediately. Bait and Switch is against the law. Verizon really needs to keep an eye on some of the nonsense their CSRs are spewing.
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    Default Re: Word of warning when buying full retail from Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by gdubs2013 View Post
    For those who have yet to go buy their HTC One and want to buy it at full retail cost, DO NOT go to Verizon. I went to Verizon this morning with the full intention not to get a contract upgrade and when I told the rep that he stated that Verizon will not let anyone buy the phone without a contract upgrade. He went on saying that he doesn't know when Verizon will let people buy the phone off contract, but he feels as though it could be awhile since the iPhone is still "not allowed" to be sold without a contract either. That being said, go to Best Buy or another phone store and get it and save yourself the hassle of trying to buy directly from Verizon. Plus IMO Best Buy has a better replacement policy too, $10 a month for unlimited replacements no matter what happens compared to Verizon's $10 plan with only two replacements and limited coverage.
    This happened to me when I got mine off contract at a Sprint store. The first store I went to the sales guy said that I could not buy the phone without a plan even if I pay full price...
    Then I called Sprint, and they told me that that is not the case, and they asked me what store was doing this.... I then went to another store, and I bought mine full price (no contract) with no issues .... (the sales guy was trying to get me to add a line, but I said no thanks. Just the phone please.).
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    I went to a Verizon Corporate Store this morning. Bought my phone full retail, no problem. Set it up on the device payment plan, and 30 minutes later walked out with my activated phone.
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    I just bought mine full price and made sure they didn't renew my contract. In fact, she specifically asked me whether this would now being going month-to-month and I said yes. She also confirmed that I was not losing my unlimited data. They were entirely "on-board" with what I wanted and made sure it happened.
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    I'll give you the correct answer, Reps don't make any money off full retail and it actually hurts there numbers. So he simply didn't want to do it. Next time, go in and if he gives you a hard time ask for a manager.

    Reps don't get incentives for pulling people of unlimited. The rep was just lazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alcor34 View Post
    I live in NYC and I got my HTC One from a corporate store this morn (58 & 3). I buy flat out to keep my old plan. I had no trouble making the purchase.
    Exactly the same as my experience (except I was at Union Square). Only difficult part was the wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wythme2 View Post
    I went to a Verizon Corporate Store this morning. Bought my phone full retail, no problem. Set it up on the device payment plan, and 30 minutes later walked out with my activated phone.
    how does the device payment plan work??
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    Guaranteed if you went in there bought the phone full retail and said you wanted accessories that valued 100$ they would have no problem doing it.

    As a fun experiment OP should go back , get HTC one and pick out 100$ worth of accessories and once they start ringing things up say you changed your mind on accessories. At that point they can't say well we can't sell you phone now .

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    Quote Originally Posted by wythme2 View Post
    I went to a Verizon Corporate Store this morning. Bought my phone full retail, no problem. Set it up on the device payment plan, and 30 minutes later walked out with my activated phone.
    You contradict yourself... You bought it full retail.... But yet did a device payment plan? That is NOT full retail. What he means by full retail is what I did... Walk in and drop 100% of the phone cost so you fully own the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spike1856 View Post
    Exactly the same as my experience (except I was at Union Square). Only difficult part was the wait.
    Picked mine up in Forest Hills. NYC Represent!
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    Default Word of warning when buying full retail from Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    You contradict yourself... You bought it full retail.... But yet did a device payment plan? That is NOT full retail. What he means by full retail is what I did... Walk in and drop 100% of the phone cost so you fully own the phone.

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    Not a contradiction...I paid full price. 599.99 no contract, kept my unlimited data.. The difference, you dropped 599. 99 all at once, I'm doing it over time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wythme2 View Post
    Not a contradiction...I paid full price. 599.99 no contract, kept my unlimited minutes. The difference, you dropped 599. 99 all at once, I'm doing it over time.
    How does this work is it their new lease like plan?

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    How does this work is it their new lease like plan?

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    No that does not start until Aug 25 and from my understanding, it will only be if your on a share everything plan.. I may be wrong about that, but it what I've heard. The Device payment plan gives you 12 months to pay off a phone or a tablet that is over 349.00. Again from my understanding it is only available at corporate stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wythme2 View Post
    No that does not start until Aug 25 and from my understanding, it will only be if your on a share everything plan.. I may be wrong about that, but it what I've heard. The Device payment plan gives you 12 months to pay off a phone or a tablet that is over 349.00. Again from my understanding it is only available at corporate stores.
    I might drop in the local corporate store tonight and see if I can get a HTC One on device payment plan to save my unlimited data plan.
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    I got my HTC One with out a contract price.

    When dealing with the employees you have to question everything they say... Eventually I got to buy the phone not at the $599 (it goes up to $650 from upgrade fee and taxes) price tag but only around $360 with a bundled microphone and car charger. It totaled to less the full off contract price, and amazingly now I have a bluetooth speaker worth $100 that I can sell, and an extra charger. Loving my life
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bm96 View Post
    I got my HTC One with out a contract price.

    When dealing with the employees you have to question everything they say... Eventually I got to buy the phone not at the $599 (it goes up to $650 from upgrade fee and taxes) price tag but only around $360 with a bundled microphone and car charger. It totaled to less the full off contract price, and amazingly now I have a bluetooth speaker worth $100 that I can sell, and an extra charger. Loving my life
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    Quote Originally Posted by gdubs2013 View Post
    For those who have yet to go buy their HTC One and want to buy it at full retail cost, DO NOT go to Verizon. I went to Verizon this morning with the full intention not to get a contract upgrade and when I told the rep that he stated that Verizon will not let anyone buy the phone without a contract upgrade. He went on saying that he doesn't know when Verizon will let people buy the phone off contract, but he feels as though it could be awhile since the iPhone is still "not allowed" to be sold without a contract either. That being said, go to Best Buy or another phone store and get it and save yourself the hassle of trying to buy directly from Verizon. Plus IMO Best Buy has a better replacement policy too, $10 a month for unlimited replacements no matter what happens compared to Verizon's $10 plan with only two replacements and limited coverage.
    That is not true. There were several customers buying the One at full retail this morning in my store. You need to be demanding with the Verizon reps because most of them don't know what they are talking about. Besides, not all Best Buys will match the Verizon retail price. It is up to each individual Best Buy Mobile manager and the BB retail prices are always outrageously higher than Verizon. I am really surprised that the retail is only $599. I was expecting $699 like the S4, Maxx and Note 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    Could you post your receipt (blocking out any personal info)?
    There you go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bm96 View Post
    So basically you got the "accessories" discount because it was lumped in with other items? I thought our buddy here Joe the Insider was pretty sure no discounts would apply to phone purchase, only monthly bill and/or accessories.

    Care to weigh in on this Joe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadzilla74 View Post
    So basically you got the "accessories" discount because it was lumped in with other items? I thought our buddy here Joe the Insider was pretty sure no discounts would apply to phone purchase, only monthly bill and/or accessories.

    Care to weigh in on this Joe?
    Yeah, they told me I couldn't buy the phone at the full retail price because "it's release day and they sell out quickly". I asked for the manager and asked what my options were and I was told you can get this bundle including the wireless bluetooth speaker, and phone charger. I'm not sure what kind of bundle it was but I agreed considering I'm getting more for less (I was originally going to be paying full retail price for just the phone). I walked out of the store a happy man lol
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