So, I'm debating which route to go for the Epic. Sprint Store vs RadioShack vs Best Buy.
I know that the MSRP is $499.99, -$150 upgrade discount, -$100 MIR, making it $249.99.
I've already reserved one at the local Sprint store. What I'm wondering is which option would I benefit from an instant rebate vs having to deal with the mail in rebate, and also, which option would allow me to split the cost over several billing cycles as opposed to it all up front. I've done that with prior upgrades, but always by ordering over the phone from Sprint directly.
If I walk in to the Sprint store on 8/31, I'd think they'd be able to bill my account, but will I have to deal with the mail in rebate hassle?
If I pre-order from RadioShack or Best Buy, it's $249.99 out the door, but would they be able to do the just bill my account part?
Thanks in advance for any advice, thoughts, information, or personal experiences in similar upgrade situations.