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Default [Q] Where to buy $599 HTC One unlocked with US warranty (beside HTC USA Store)?

As the subject stated, HTC USA sells the HTC One phone (UNLOCKED & with US Warranty) DIRECTLY from their website for $599, much cheaper than buying from Expansys or Amazon.

However, HTC USA only ships to the billing address of the credit card. I cannot do this because I am not home during weekdays and the package will get lost for sure. I called HTC USA Shop and they told me I cannot provide different shipping and billing address. So buying from HTC directly is out of question.

So.. anyone know?
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As the subject stated, HTC USA sells the HTC One phone (UNLOCKED & with US Warranty) DIRECTLY from their website for $599, much cheaper than buying from Expansys or Amazon.

However, HTC USA only ships to the billing address of the credit card. I cannot do this because I am not home during weekdays and the package will get lost for sure. I called HTC USA Shop and they told me I cannot provide different shipping and billing address. So buying from HTC directly is out of question.

So.. anyone know?
Actually, I had originally ordered a dev version from their website. I have arranged with my credit card company to have an authorized alternate delivery address (my workplace). I called them up and they manually edited my order to go to my workplace.

I had second thoughts and went with a T-Mobile branded version (so I cancelled my order), but IIRC the order forms at LetsTalk (who actually sells for HTC) showed the new address.

Anyway, it can be done.
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As the subject stated, HTC USA sells the HTC One phone (UNLOCKED & with US Warranty) DIRECTLY from their website for $599, much cheaper than buying from Expansys or Amazon.

However, HTC USA only ships to the billing address of the credit card. I cannot do this because I am not home during weekdays and the package will get lost for sure. I called HTC USA Shop and they told me I cannot provide different shipping and billing address. So buying from HTC directly is out of question.

So.. anyone know?
Go ahead and order from the HTC store, after they ship and provide tracking info go to the Fedex or UPS website and select 'customize delivery' or 'change delivery' and select 'hold for pickup' at a Fedex/UPS office near you. When the package arrives they will hold it at the office and call you, then go pick it up.
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Go ahead and order from the HTC store, after they ship and provide tracking info go to the Fedex or UPS website and select 'customize delivery' or 'change delivery' and select 'hold for pickup' at a Fedex/UPS office near you. When the package arrives they will hold it at the office and call you, then go pick it up.
Oh wow, I didn't know you can do this for both FedEx and UPS. Thanks for the advise!

Do I have to do something special to get this customized delivery? Example:
- Pay extra?
- Need to open a business account?
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Nope, doesn't cost extra. It's free because it saves the driver a trip to your home.
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Oh wow, I didn't know you can do this for both FedEx and UPS. Thanks for the advise!

Do I have to do something special to get this customized delivery? Example:
- Pay extra?
- Need to open a business account?
For UPS, there is a $5 fee to change the delivery address. Putting it on hold is no charge. You have to sign up for their premium service (don't recall what it is called), but it is free.
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For UPS, there is a $5 fee to change the delivery address. Putting it on hold is no charge. You have to sign up for their premium service (don't recall what it is called), but it is free.
I created an UPS account and able to login. Interestingly, under "My Profile", UPS told me I "don't have an account". So how come I can login, Mr. UPS??

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I created an UPS account and able to login. Interestingly, under "My Profile", UPS told me I "don't have an account". So how come I can login, Mr. UPS??

This is turning to a headache...
how about asking a friend to buy the phone for you and pay them back?
 
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I created an UPS account and able to login. Interestingly, under "My Profile", UPS told me I "don't have an account". So how come I can login, Mr. UPS??

This is turning to a headache...
Because you have a profile but not a UPS shipping account number. Don't sweat it, just call them after you get tracking info, they will setup the hold.
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I created an UPS account and able to login. Interestingly, under "My Profile", UPS told me I "don't have an account". So how come I can login, Mr. UPS??

This is turning to a headache...
It took a day for my account to start working.

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