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mcwolves32

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does best buy advertise like the thunderbolt is out every freaking weekend i see the ad and i jump for joy then i realize they are lying....
 

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does best buy advertise like the thunderbolt is out every freaking weekend i see the ad and i jump for joy then i realize they are lying....

LOL....Yeah, i thought i could wait a little longer, no big deal. Well, that was 2 weeks ago, now i'm getting a little antsie.
 

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That ad was designed and submitted weeks ago, and the cost to pull it and re-do it without the Bolt is non-trivial. Plus, it drives sheep to the store to ask about it, it creates interest, and costs them nothing, because they can just blame Verizon for the "mistake."
 

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There have been full-page BOlt adverts in some weekly magazines as well. I have seen in People magazine two weeks in a row. But that one seems to be run by HTC.

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Well I know one person who went to the store because of the ad not knowing anything about the bolt and when it wasnt available they just bought another phone.

The average customer doesnt follow forums to find out about new phones and they are also not going to wait for something with out an eta.
 

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Because those ads are made out weeks if not months in advance- obviously back when they thought they would have it.


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That ad was designed and submitted weeks ago, and the cost to pull it and re-do it without the Bolt is non-trivial. Plus, it drives sheep to the store to ask about it, it creates interest, and costs them nothing, because they can just blame Verizon for the "mistake."

It's probably more because they're printed so far in advance. (At my old paper, I think we received them from whomever did the printing the Wednesday before Sunday publication.) But still ... It's in there week after week.
 

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my local Best Buy has cases for the TB already.....i wont be getting one but id like to see how fast some people's speeds are!
 

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It's probably more because they're printed so far in advance. (At my old paper, I think we received them from whomever did the printing the Wednesday before Sunday publication.) But still ... It's in there week after week.

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My dad used to help a friend who had a LARGE paper route (Atlantic City area) stuff the ads into the Sunday paper. Even back then (20+ years ago) they had the ads Friday at the latest.
 

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But why not verify first with the carrierthough? I find it hard to believe that the phone was fully ready each time it printed because they should have an announcment. Even with the preorders they still was not any announcement or even date. I preordered mine feb 6...... Knowing nothing was certain but It's hilarious seeing it printed each day and sill nothing.


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Lol Besybuys in rochester ny after I called each one all say march 10 release.......maybe 10th for bb and 17th for vzw? Idk
 

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Well I know one person who went to the store because of the ad not knowing anything about the bolt and when it wasnt available they just bought another phone.

The average customer doesnt follow forums to find out about new phones and they are also not going to wait for something with out an eta.

You see that is called Bait & Switch. Regardless of whether or NOT the ads were created and printed weeks ago is not relevant. Best Buy must put in clear view and notify customers that the ad is a misprint and they are waiting for the phone to be released by Verizon.

They have the obligation both ethically and legally to do so. Otherwise the FTC would find this of great interest.
 

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If you really wanted to know yes the ads are printed weeks in advance. And for best buy to recall ads from every store would be a hefty price. As an employee of best buy I feel your pain but the world goes on.
 

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If you really wanted to know yes the ads are printed weeks in advance. And for best buy to recall ads from every store would be a hefty price. As an employee of best buy I feel your pain but the world goes on.

Well too they do not have the tb ad in all places and I am sure it is more geared to 4g cities that are lit up now and will be soon because here in Lubbock which will not 4g until at least 2012 has never had a tb in the best buy period!! At home in Houston it is always in there like you have experienced.
 

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