You might be in luck :)
Originally Posted by mustbepbs
I just bought my phone from Verizon last week for $300. Would it be possible for me to return the phone, get my money back (-$35 restocking fee), get my upgrade date back, and order this from Costco (not a member, so 5% surcharge)? I noticed that it said you need to have your current plan for 22 months, would getting my upgrade date back affect this at all?
Some good news for you.
According to my understanding, Verizon's holiday return policy as of Nov 15 is the following....all phones can be returned until January 15th (was Jan 9 but they extended it). Minus a 35 dollar restocking fee, you can probably ask them to waive it. Also make sure the rep rolls back your upgrade date. I once returned a phone to T-mobile and they didn't roll back my date, it showed I had used my upgrade even though the phone was returned.
Next good news. I'm a Costco member and have purchased several phones from Wireless Advocates, the company who actually runs the Wireless cell phone sales. (ps they are horrible...Costco needs to go with someone else). Anyway, back to the good news, unless they changed their policy
, CELL phones purchased online for non-costco members are exempt from the non-costco member 5 percent surcharge!!! So you get the same benefits as a Costco member would!!! I might be wrong, but maybe Sam's Club online cell phone sales works the same way?
Seems like you're in luck