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By psycho9x, Junior Member on 24th May 2010, 12:06 AM
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So last week I went to best buy to order my Evo and the rep there told me that they were not taking orders for the Evo. I asked if they were just sold out of reserves of if they werent taking them and she told me that Best Buy wont be taking reserves for that phone! Seemed crazy to me but i just went down the street to "The Shack" and ordered it there and saved 100 bucks and got a 20 accesory credit so i guess it worked out. Does anyone who works at best buy know if this is true or was she just blowing smoke up my ass? The store is in Springfield PA #582. By the way i CAN NOT wait to get my hands on this phone!!
 
 
24th May 2010, 12:08 AM |#2  
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Best Buy is taking pre-orders. That store was full of ****.
24th May 2010, 12:08 AM |#3  
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You probably just spoke with someone that didn't get enough oxygen when they were born. Best buy does pre orders and there is no rebate.
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24th May 2010, 12:12 AM |#4  
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I kind of assumed she was just being a douche and didnt feel like ringing it up since it was 8:30pm when i got there. On the other hand the awesome rep at rat shack stayed 30 minutes after closing to set me up.
24th May 2010, 12:13 AM |#5  
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Best Buy's website says "Pre-order yours today at select Best Buy stores". Maybe your Best Buy isn't a "select" store?
24th May 2010, 12:18 AM |#6  
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yea my local BB is taking them i was the first to place my order
24th May 2010, 12:24 AM |#7  
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My BB is taking pre-orders ... I did mine almost two weeks ago and I was the very first customer.
24th May 2010, 12:29 AM |#8  
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Can someone help me understand this?

Since Radio Shack is giving you $50 gift card that can be used towards the phone purchase, along with instant rebate of $100 that means you will be actually spending only 299 - 100 - 50 = 149 + taxes.

Why would anyone buy from Best Buy? Are they too giving $50 gift card?

I also heard Radio Shack is giving you additional $20 for accessories!

Why would anyone buy from Best Buy then? Am I missing something?
24th May 2010, 12:33 AM |#9  
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Since Radio Shack is giving you $50 gift card that can be used towards the phone purchase, along with instant rebate of $100 that means you will be actually spending only 299 - 100 - 50 = 149 + taxes.

You have to buy the $50 gift card, it isn't given to you. Basically you are putting $50 down to guarantee that they will have a phone for you sit it will be

$50 (at pre order) + $299 -$100(rebate) -$50(gift card) = $199 total.
24th May 2010, 12:34 AM |#10  
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Originally Posted by v2tech

Can someone help me understand this?

Since Radio Shack is giving you $50 gift card that can be used towards the phone purchase, along with instant rebate of $100 that means you will be actually spending only 299 - 100 - 50 = 149 + taxes.

Why would anyone buy from Best Buy? Are they too giving $50 gift card?

I also heard Radio Shack is giving you additional $20 for accessories!

Why would anyone buy from Best Buy then? Am I missing something?

They don't give you $50.
You buy a $50 gift card that can be applied towards the purchase of the Evo.
And yes, when you come into buy your Evo, they will give you a free $20 gift card that you can apply towards any EVO accessories.

I pre-ordered mine through Radio Shack and can't wait to get my hands on it!
24th May 2010, 12:35 AM |#11  
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I believe you have to exchange $50 american for the gift card. in essence paying for it. The $20 accessory credit will get matched by most best buys if you ask nicely. Neither require the mail in rebate. So at best they are the same, worse case is the shack is 20 dinar less.

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