04-29-2010 12:38 AM
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  1. xaronax's Avatar
    Hey guys, I am making this thread in hopes of getting an idea of when Best Buy starts calling people to pick up their pre-orders. I will not be in cell reception range this week (I work on a military base) and would love to know when I should drive into range and check for voicemails regarding when I can pick it up. When you post, please state when you pre-ordered the phone, which best buy (city), and maybe how many people were in front of you in the pre-order queue (they told me I was 7th when they gave me the paperwork). Thanks guys! This will be a huge help for me getting my phone ASAP! Thanks everyone!
    04-26-2010 10:17 PM
  2. jasonb's Avatar
    i really don't expect a call. i was just expecting to show up on thursday morning.
    04-26-2010 10:26 PM
  3. eth555's Avatar
    I was not expecting a call either, the sales guy said it would be best to come in in the afternoon, which works great for me since I work till 3:00
    04-26-2010 10:37 PM
  4. NIKSTORM's Avatar
    Why would you pre order through best buy when you can just pre order straight through verizon? Is best buy cheaper?
    04-26-2010 11:06 PM
  5. rew001's Avatar
    i really don't expect a call. i was just expecting to show up on thursday morning.
    This. Except probably show up Thursday afternoon. The wife and i visited our local BB the morning of the 18 th and were told we're at the top of the list.
    04-26-2010 11:07 PM
  6. rew001's Avatar
    Why would you pre order through best buy when you can just pre order straight through verizon? Is best buy cheaper?
    It allowed us to go ahead and preorder a day earlier than Verizon. Plus we get the $100 rebate immediately.
    04-26-2010 11:08 PM
  7. NIKSTORM's Avatar
    It allowed us to go ahead and preorder a day earlier than Verizon. Plus we get the $100 rebate immediately.
    If there is a problem with the phone who would you go through?
    04-26-2010 11:12 PM
  8. jasonb's Avatar
    i wanted to use my best buy credit card. that's why i ordered at best buy.
    04-26-2010 11:15 PM
  9. toramorigan's Avatar
    When you guys went to BB, how many preorders did they have? I went to mine last week (I'm gonna buy it with my BB credit card) and they said they had no paperwork left, but to come up there the morning of the release.
    04-26-2010 11:28 PM
  10. an_droid's Avatar
    I was the 1st one to preorder at my best buy, but I haven't received a phone call from them yet...
    04-26-2010 11:47 PM
  11. xaronax's Avatar
    They definitely told me they would call when it was available for pickup. My problem is that I am unreachable by phone during the day. And yes, the instant rebate instead of mail-in was a big plus, as was the early pre-order. As for the guy asking about what happens if I have problems with the phone, I'll still go to my nearest Verizon store, since I'm still a Verizon customer. If I were more patient I would have waited for wirefly, they'll probably be selling it for 199 for a week and then 149. But my storm 9530 has a shattered screen, sticking surepress, and its a storm 9530. The sooner the better.
    04-26-2010 11:48 PM
  12. brain228's Avatar
    I received a call from BB earlier today around 11:15 am. I was in a vzw store buying a cover when they called. I will be picking my Incredible up on Thursday at 11:30am which was the first available time....finally time to get rid of my storm 2.
    04-27-2010 12:52 AM
  13. Hybrid4830's Avatar
    Got a call today too, picking mine up right after work on Thursday. I pre ordered it last Wednesday at the best buy here in Aiea, HI. I was 3rd to pre order it
    04-27-2010 03:56 AM
  14. rew001's Avatar
    If there is a problem with the phone who would you go through?
    Tech support issue? Verizon. If it's a warranty issue or theft we'll still have asurion.
    04-27-2010 07:01 AM
  15. rew001's Avatar
    When you guys went to BB, how many preorders did they have? I went to mine last week (I'm gonna buy it with my BB credit card) and they said they had no paperwork left, but to come up there the morning of the release.
    My wife and I were first on the list when we got there the morning of the 18th.
    04-27-2010 07:03 AM
  16. rew001's Avatar
    I received a call from BB earlier today around 11:15 am. I was in a vzw store buying a cover when they called. I will be picking my Incredible up on Thursday at 11:30am which was the first available time....finally time to get rid of my storm 2.
    Where are you located?
    04-27-2010 07:06 AM
  17. rew001's Avatar
    Got a call today too, picking mine up right after work on Thursday. I pre ordered it last Wednesday at the best buy here in Aiea, HI. I was 3rd to pre order it
    Where are you located?
    04-27-2010 10:03 AM
  18. tmatt's Avatar
    Went to my local Best Buy to pick up a video game this morning. I decided to check up on my preorder and ask him about when I can get it. He said " We HOPE Thursday the 29th..." I then asked him if I can just come in anytime to get the phone, and he said " We will be calling people Wednesday Night when the truck comes in with the shipment, to setup a time for you to come in a pick-up the phone, because we will most likely be really busy that day....."

    So it sounds like people who have been called, there store most likely has them in stock now, other stores might not get them til Wed. night.

    My concern now is, when will they call me and what time will I get? I think I was one of the first ones to preorder, but from what I could see they weren't keeping an order, or list, just taking money and giving a gift card.
    04-27-2010 11:06 AM
  19. radgatt's Avatar
    i used my best buy credit card as well to order my phone. i was 6th at the best buy i went to
    04-27-2010 11:36 AM
  20. krispy_mobile's Avatar
    Newbie here, looking to move from AT&T/blackberry bold to Verizon/HTC Inc.

    Those of you able to pre-order are lucky. Just stopped by my local best buy and they had not heard of the phone, don't know if they'll get it, and aren't doing any pre-orders.

    Yes, I live in the middle of nowhere.
    04-27-2010 11:38 AM
  21. tmatt's Avatar
    Just got my call to come in on Thursday. He even said they are gonna open up an hr early that day in the Mobile Department, so he gave me a 9:30 appointment.

    That was actually good of Best Buy, because I was just about to change my pre-order to Verizon. Saw the "SMART30" promo code, and since 1yr contract is $230 almost pulled the trigger.....
    04-27-2010 01:34 PM
  22. JustinD2473#IM's Avatar
    Just tried using the SMART30 and it wont apply the discount
    04-27-2010 02:11 PM
  23. rew001's Avatar
    Went to my local Best Buy to pick up a video game this morning. I decided to check up on my preorder and ask him about when I can get it. He said " We HOPE Thursday the 29th..." I then asked him if I can just come in anytime to get the phone, and he said " We will be calling people Wednesday Night when the truck comes in with the shipment, to setup a time for you to come in a pick-up the phone, because we will most likely be really busy that day....."

    So it sounds like people who have been called, there store most likely has them in stock now, other stores might not get them til Wed. night.

    My concern now is, when will they call me and what time will I get? I think I was one of the first ones to preorder, but from what I could see they weren't keeping an order, or list, just taking money and giving a gift card.
    Well that would suck. We got there fairly soon after they opened on the 18th and were told the first phones out of the box would be reserved for us. Hope that's still true!
    **EDIT**
    Just called the Best Buy where we "preordered". She told me the list was very short, and confirmed mine and my wife's names and phone numbers. They expect a drop-shipment Wednesday evening and I was told again to expect a phone call to set up appointments for Thursday. She informed me they could not sell the phones before Thursday no matter when they receive them.

    For reference, the store is in Houston, TX.

    Also, the VZW site still says preorder by 4pm on the 28th and receive the phone on the 29th. What to do, what to do?!
    04-27-2010 02:16 PM
  24. tmatt's Avatar
    Well that would suck. We got there fairly soon after they opened on the 18th and were told the first phones out of the box would be reserved for us. Hope that's still true!
    its all good, read my above post. literally 30min after i walked out of the store, i got a call saying that I could come in at 930 Thursday morning, because they were opening an hour early.
    04-27-2010 02:32 PM
  25. brain228's Avatar
    Where are you located?
    I live in Huntington Beach, CA
    04-27-2010 03:32 PM
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