06-23-2012 06:49 AM
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  1. astoriacub's Avatar
    How can best buy sell a phone before it's available from the carrier itself?
    06-21-2012 12:25 PM
  2. matt0715's Avatar
    How can best buy sell a phone before it's available from the carrier itself?
    Idk but it's happened before

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    06-21-2012 12:41 PM
  3. brewzer's Avatar
    I'm in Quakertown, PA, so a fairly small market. I'm also calling Sprint stores around me to see if they have any just in case because I need a phone today if possible even if it means not getting it from Best Buy which would suck cuz i have $50 credit for getting a phone this year there.

    I'm actually going to be in NYC tomorrow for my vacation, wonder if Best Buys will have any extra tomorrow I could get one there lol.

    Really hoping this all gets sorted out soon it's stressing me out.
    I know you want the phone and I understand your anxiety but seriously, it's just a phone! Don't let it effect you so much. It's not life or death. Enjoy your vacation.







    Someone just posted that a best buy mobile manager said tomorrow's the date for Verizon...

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    Lol, either yoy read it wrong or I read a different post because the one I saw said a BB manager said they would get the VZW version on the 28th


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    06-21-2012 12:56 PM
  4. matt0715's Avatar
    I know you want the phone and I understand your anxiety but seriously, it's just a phone! Don't let it effect you so much. It's not life or death. Enjoy your vacation.









    Lol, either yoy read it wrong or I read a different post because the one I saw said a BB manager said they would get the VZW version on the 28th


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    Nope I just went back and read it in the July 10th thread

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    06-21-2012 01:01 PM
  5. brewzer's Avatar
    Nope I just went back and read it in the July 10th thread

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    I forget which thread I read the opposite in, but I imagine it all depends on which BB you call and who you talk to. We will know soon enough!

    I just called my BB in Spokane, WA and talked to an associate who told me they are getting their pre orders today around noon for Sprint and AT&T but no VZW ones until Monday.
    06-21-2012 01:11 PM
  6. hounddogdaddy's Avatar
    *Hangs his head in defeat*

    Just got off the phone with a representative at BB in Aurora, CO and they did not get their shipment in today (Sprint)! :banghead:

    According to them Samsung has pushed back the launch date (we all know that is a misunderstanding) and they don't know when they will get stock in.

    The only reason that I ordered through them was to get the insurance (have never had it on a smartphone but Sprint has had the yearly upgrade so it has not concerned me) which is so much better than Sprint's.

    I think that I will now go wallow in my own self pity Then again I might as well put this day that I took off of work to good use and play some video games for the next 6 hours until my wife gets home from work

    Hopefully only a week or less to go with my EVO3D.
    Not sent from my Pre-Ordered Galaxy S3 as it is currently busy being taken to court by Apple, whose motto must now be "Don't innovate, just litigate"!
    06-21-2012 01:17 PM
  7. elvis1935's Avatar
    I was told at my bb that they would have the pre orders tomorrow and that came from corporate.

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    06-21-2012 01:33 PM
  8. hounddogdaddy's Avatar
    I was told at my bb that they would have the pre orders tomorrow and that came from corporate.

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    I sure hope so... A day wouldn't be so bad, but a week or more would be no bueno. I just wish that they would make some kind of announcement either way. The uncertainty makes it worse.

    Not sent from my Pre-Ordered Galaxy S3 as it is currently busy being taken to court by Apple, whose motto must now be "Don't innovate, just litigate"!
    06-21-2012 01:36 PM
  9. danibal's Avatar
    I've come to the conclusion that nobody really knows the truth. Sure one of these 15 different rumors may be right but nobody knows which one. Until I see someone actually get the phone from Best Buy, I'm not going to believe any of the rumors.
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    06-21-2012 01:38 PM
  10. staticradar's Avatar
    I'm just gonna show up when they open tomorrow morning and hope for the best and if they can't give it to me yet I'll try to see if they can hold it til I come home. Just sucks I preordered so I could pick it up at a store in case of shipping delays since no one will be home for a few days to get any packages left. So gonna just cross my fingers and hope for the best and if not just enjoy my time in New York and deal with this all when I get back.
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    06-21-2012 01:39 PM
  11. matt0715's Avatar
    I forget which thread I read the opposite in, but I imagine it all depends on which BB you call and who you talk to. We will know soon enough!

    I just called my BB in Spokane, WA and talked to an associate who told me they are getting their pre orders today around noon for Sprint and AT&T but no VZW ones until Monday.
    Mondays fine for me!

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    06-21-2012 01:45 PM
  12. Tkbredx's Avatar
    I thought Best abuy was going to be really one of the only stores to come through. Just like they did with the Evo LTE. Guess I was wrong. Called my best buy early this morning. The shipments didnt come and they told me they didnt know when it would ship but that they will email me when they do. Plan on calling again later though. Lol
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    06-21-2012 01:45 PM
  13. bauer2's Avatar
    I was told at my bb that they would have the pre orders tomorrow and that came from corporate.

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    Same here mine told me tomorrow to. Said sprint sent them today overnight so they will get them hopefully around noon.

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    06-21-2012 01:54 PM
  14. Ian B's Avatar
    Ian, I don't think you can do that when you're upgrading because in order to get the upgrade price you have to well upgrade and agree to 2 years more of service and only the person whose account it is can do that. I can't let someone else pick it up because of that. It's not like other preorders where you just go to the counter and pick it up and take it home. There's activations and contracts.

    Ok, perhaps you can prepay the full upgrade price on the phone to guarantee they will hold it??? Not the full 699 retail price mind you. I think if you show your travel confirmation info they can work with you. If not the mobile mgr, the store mgr should. It is all about customer service but, with them closing stores left and right, they may not care about your business.


    Good luck,

    Ian B
    06-21-2012 02:01 PM
  15. astoriacub's Avatar
    So I just stopped in BB in LIC (NYC) and the guy said their shipment will be in tonight or early tomorrow morning and available for pick up on Friday. They only are getting enough in to cover the pre-orders.
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    06-21-2012 02:02 PM
  16. MannyZ28's Avatar
    My friend just checked with our Best buy and they said it will be here Friday as well.

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    06-21-2012 02:18 PM
  17. Skunkape60's Avatar
    I really and truly hope you best buy guys get your pre orders tomorrow. I know how much I'm looking forward for work to end tonight.

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    06-21-2012 03:05 PM
  18. hounddogdaddy's Avatar
    Latest update from Aurora, CO. I stopped by a BB (not the store that I pre-ordered from, but within 10 miles so I am assuming that they have the same Sprint rep) and was told that they had just received an email from their Sprint rep stating that their pre-order units had been shipped today and would arrive tomorrow. They will be allowed to fulfill their pre-orders but still are unable to, and have no idea when they will be able to open up the phone for non-pre-order sales. I think that I will not take a deep breath and relax, and realize that not getting my phone today is not a national crisis, and just hope for the best tomorrow. Good luck to everyone else as well!
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    06-21-2012 03:18 PM
  19. pnizzle20's Avatar
    i pre ordered an at&t one, broke down and called again, I know pathetic. anyways, they basically told me they have no idea and all they know is that it was pushed back and their system is showing TBD for when they will receive them...... this is probably the only thing I miss about apple. when they give a release date there is no confusion, that is the date, end of story, and if there is a delay everyone knows why. i just can't believe such a hyped, major release is being managed so poorly.To me this just shows how much samsung could really care less about their customers.... yes i blame samsung not the retailer or the carrier.
    06-21-2012 03:24 PM
  20. MannyZ28's Avatar
    i pre ordered an at&t one, broke down and called again, I know pathetic. anyways, they basically told me they have no idea and all they know is that it was pushed back and their system is showing TBD for when they will receive them...... this is probably the only thing I miss about apple. when they give a release date there is no confusion, that is the date, end of story, and if there is a delay everyone knows why. i just can't believe such a hyped, major release is being managed so poorly.To me this just shows how much samsung could really care less about their customers.... yes i blame samsung not the retailer or the carrier.
    Do you really think the boys and girls at samsung just sit around the office, shooting the breeze and don't care about who buys their phone.? They are having issues due to high demand and due to manufacturing problems, for all we know snapdragon s4 supply issues may have something to do with it. You should blame the carriers who aren't communicating with their customers. Besides Verizon (who have a later release date anyhow) they all came forward releasing statements, some earlier than others. I rather have delays like these than be the only fool that pre ordered a phone that no one landed up liking, evo 3d... Cough cough, at least you know you're getting an immensely popular phone. Sit back, relax, there working on it...

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    06-21-2012 03:34 PM
  21. Tkbredx's Avatar
    Talked to another local best buy store. The manager said the phone has been pushed back to possibly the 27th. Over 14 million phones were preordered. I sure hope I can get it before that.
    06-21-2012 03:55 PM
  22. poopie35's Avatar
    I just called bb mobile where i reserved my 16gb pebble blue monster, and the instore rep said HE knows when they will release the phones but couldn't tell me! This is really annoying, i wanted to say SOMETHING to annoy the hell out of him like he did me but didn't want him to call me last for the pick up
    06-21-2012 04:22 PM
  23. staticradar's Avatar
    I just got back to best buy because I had to go get some things there they assured me it would be there tomorrow they just didn't know when, they said they were pretty sure it would be there in the morning and I asked if they could hold it an extra day after the 72hr window in case I couldn't pick up the phone tomorrow they said it was a system thing and nothing they could do. So yeah if they don't get the phone in tomorrow before noon I'm gonna be SOL and not get this phone til they actually have stock in, so that's wonderful great preordering!
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    06-21-2012 04:32 PM
  24. Bubbamel's Avatar
    I love how every best buy has a different story. I was told, just minutes ago, that my phone will be in come July. This is for all carriers. Now, this makes me believe that they never put through my pre-order. They had problems doing my pre-order from the get go. *sigh*
    06-21-2012 04:34 PM
  25. DianeR's Avatar
    i pre ordered an at&t one, broke down and called again, I know pathetic. anyways, they basically told me they have no idea and all they know is that it was pushed back and their system is showing TBD for when they will receive them...... this is probably the only thing I miss about apple. when they give a release date there is no confusion, that is the date, end of story, and if there is a delay everyone knows why. i just can't believe such a hyped, major release is being managed so poorly.To me this just shows how much samsung could really care less about their customers.... yes i blame samsung not the retailer or the carrier.
    At least Samsung/AT&T/Verizon, etc. are making sure problems get fixed before the phone is released, unlike Apple with the iPhone. (Bumper gate, anyone?)
    06-21-2012 04:43 PM
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