1. amrunner4's Avatar
    Curious if there is a consensus as to which vendor is the best option for purchase. consideration for availability, speed of delivery, return policy, etc.

    Thanks
    09-27-2013 11:21 AM
  2. Unicorn Rancher's Avatar
    Buying from a brick and mortar store will have the best speed of delivery. Sometimes the best price and return policy too, depending on the store and loyalty programs.
    09-27-2013 11:25 AM
  3. patruns's Avatar
    Curious if there is a consensus as to which vendor is the best option for purchase. consideration for availability, speed of delivery, return policy, etc.

    Thanks
    I have bought 2 Galaxy nexus phones, a Nexus 10 and the Nexus 7 (2013) direct from Google with nary an issue. One of the phones I received the next day.
    09-27-2013 11:57 AM
  4. HalizDad's Avatar
    I look at brick and mortar first (yes, stores hate me) and if it's much cheaper online I'll buy it online. Stores are much more competitive now, they just can't compete with the inventory available online like cases; especially when it comes to phones. Mt first N7 2013 locked up and rebooted whenever I'd take a picture...Took it back and got a new one in 15 minutes. Good luck doing that with one you buy online if it's defective.
    09-27-2013 12:03 PM
  5. Lactose The Intolerant's Avatar
    I look at brick and mortar first (yes, stores hate me) and if it's much cheaper online I'll buy it online. Stores are much more competitive now, they just can't compete with the inventory available online like cases; especially when it comes to phones. Mt first N7 2013 locked up and rebooted whenever I'd take a picture...Took it back and got a new one in 15 minutes. Good luck doing that with one you buy online if it's defective.
    Several big box stores have "we pricematch online quotes!" policies... I pull up the item online on my phone, waltz into Best Buy and BOOM -- instant gratification at the best price possible.

    From Best Buy's website:
    If you find a lower price on a qualifying product at a local retail competitor's store or a designated major online retailer, we will match the price. At the time of purchase, we will match the current pre-tax price for new, identical, immediately available products from a local retail competitor's store and these designated major online retailers: Amazon.com, Apple.com, Bhphotovideo.com, Crutchfield.com, Dell.com, Frys.com, hhgregg.com, HP.com, HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com, Newegg.com, OfficeDepot.com, OfficeMax.com, Rakuten.com Shopping, Sears.com, Staples.com, Target.com, TigerDirect.com and Walmart.com. We will match prices between our stores and BestBuy.com. We will also match prices post purchase if we lower our price within 15 days of your purchase.
    09-27-2013 12:30 PM
  6. YAYTech's Avatar
    Online advantage: possibly price, no sales tax
    Local advantage: Instant gratification, much easier returns/exchanges

    If I were ordering online, I'd probably either be ordering from Google Play or Amazon, unless I could find another site I trusted with a lower price.
    09-27-2013 12:47 PM
  7. amrunner4's Avatar
    Good replies. Thanks to all.
    09-27-2013 01:29 PM
  8. The Me's Avatar
    Google Play Store.
    09-27-2013 11:49 PM
  9. Devlyn16's Avatar
    Not to mention at a store like BestBuy you could get 6+ months same as cash on their Credit card.
    09-28-2013 06:18 AM
  10. Joe Michael's Avatar
    I don't know where you live, but if you're in an area that has a Micro Center store, check them out. I got my 7 from them as a "refurbished" model. One that was sold and then returned for some reason, usually because the purchaser didn't want or like the unit. Micro Center sends it back to to Asus to make sure there is nothing wrong then sends it back to the store to be sold. Except for the yellow sticker on the original box, it was just like new. The only difference was that they take one month off the regular warranty, and, of course, the price....I saved over $50 compared to any price that I saw anywhere else. I've had zero problems with the unit since I got it about 2 weeks ago. I've always had the belief that if something is going to go wrong with a piece of electronic equipment, it will happen in the first day or so if it's going to happen at all.
    09-28-2013 08:35 AM
  11. chowdog13's Avatar
    I buy all my devices straight from the Google play store.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
    10-06-2013 06:12 PM

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