Do I have a better chance with Best Buy Online or In Store?

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I've had it with Amazon. I would like to pre-order with Best Buy...I wonder which i'll have a better chance with? I will say this, I live in a small market (Chattanooga) and we get stuff late. Like our store only received three of their pre-orders they said... But who knows. Just looking for some insight.

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I've heard some Best Buys are now halting pre orders too.

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I've had it with Amazon. I would like to pre-order with Best Buy...I wonder which i'll have a better chance with? I will say this, I live in a small market (Chattanooga) and we get stuff late. Like our store only received three of their pre-orders they said... But who knows. Just looking for some insight.

Thanks guys
 

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I've heard some Best Buys are now halting pre orders too.

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Dude. How did your post get above my initial question? Awesome lol. I called one and they said I could come in and pre-order, nothing down. So I think I may take them up on that. It's close to my job too.

I would guess preorder in sprint then preorder in best buy.
Well my local sprint or online isn't accepting anymore pre-orders.
 

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Dude. How did your post get above my initial question? Awesome lol. I called one and they said I could come in and pre-order, nothing down. So I think I may take them up on that. It's close to my job too.


Well my local sprint or online isn't accepting anymore pre-orders.

I don't understand sprint reasoning, if the release date has not been determined . Why can't you pre order the phone. Something fishy here
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I always Pre-order at BB and i got my Evolte Thursday...

If you can get a pre-order in i would do so at either store at this point.

My local BB told me they didnt know when they'd get more phones though
 

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First off

DO NOT PREORDER FROM SPRINT

Not only is it cheaper at Best Buy but people at Best Buy got it before people at Sprint stores. I preordered at a Sprint store and haven't gotten mine yet nor do they know when they're gonna get it. Went to a Best Buy and they're saving me $150 and said it should be in Monday or Tuesday. As for whether or not to order online or in store I think you get better deals in store.
 
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I always Pre-order at BB and i got my Evolte Thursday...

If you can get a pre-order in i would do so at either store at this point.

My local BB told me they didnt know when they'd get more phones though

I called to make sure they would allow me to do it if I came in the store. He told me he could actually do it over the phone so I didn't have to go. He said they are expecting a shipment in next week and the 3rd round would come in @ the end of next week. We'll see... .
 

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Best Buy stores are a F'ing nightmare. I preordered on the first day, 19 days ago. I still don't have mine, they only got 6 in on Thursday. Now I will have to wait until AT LEAST Tuesday. What was the point of being first in line?
 

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Best Buy stores are a F'ing nightmare. I preordered on the first day, 19 days ago. I still don't have mine, they only got 6 in on Thursday. Now I will have to wait until AT LEAST Tuesday. What was the point of being first in line?

Are you saying you were 1st in line and they gave out all 6 units to people in line behind you?
 

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My local best buy sucks. I'm willing to pay the extra $6.00 for express shipping to my house just so I don't have to go up there and stand around for an hour and a half. I'm guessing it will take the same amount of time right?

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Are you saying you were 1st in line and they gave out all 6 units to people in line behind you?

No, I was there on the 1st day to preorder- right after lunch on 05/07/2012. And they will not even tell me where I am in line. But I did find out they still have two of the 6 unclaimed and will not sell them. And I found out that no other store will fill my order, even one other local store that has two that are not assigned to ANYONE. And it has been 8 days since my last status Email.

The border delay was bad enough, but they seem to be doing everything possible to screw me over now.
 

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No, I was there on the 1st day to preorder- right after lunch on 05/07/2012. And they will not even tell me where I am in line. But I did find out they still have two of the 6 unclaimed and will not sell them. And I found out that no other store will fill my order, even one other local store that has two that are not assigned to ANYONE. And it has been 8 days since my last status Email.

The border delay was bad enough, but they seem to be doing everything possible to screw me over now.

I know they have to wait 72 hours from the initial notification to allow the pre-order to pick it up. Supposedly at the 72 hour mark those pre-orders that were not picked up are cancelled and an email should automatically be generated and sent to the next pre-order in line.
Now if they have some units that are unassigned, and you are a pre-order, what is their reason for not selling it to you?