DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: buying the Droid from Costco?

  1. Droid
    droidreajoh's Avatar
    Member #
    7376
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    N east
    Posts
    81
    Phone
    Galaxy S3
    #1

    buying the Droid from Costco?

    I have 5 lines (I am the primary line) one of my kids phones is available for upgrade 12/17. So I stop at my local Vzwireless store and ask if they can give me the instant rebate on 12/17 since I could just go to Costco wireless kiosk and get the instant rebate. He says no to the instant rebate but he can give me 10% off. So $279 with the $99 rebate in the mail... and tells me that costco has lousy customer service, etc. Now this kinda pisses me off since I have bought all my verizon wireless stuff (save 1 phone that was insurance replacement) from this guy/store and the best he does is 10%.

    So, my question is, if I buy from costco is there any reason to believe that they wouldn't be able to do the droid upgrade on my kids line and then transfer that phone (droid) to my line?
  2. Droid
    PJ_ED's Avatar
    Member #
    6959
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    71
    Phone
    moto droid
    #2
    I bought my Droid from Costco for myself, using my wifes line, with no problem.

    Concerning customer service at Costco? I ended up with one of the bad Droids that kept re-booting by itself. I returned/exchanged it for another new one at Costco, the next day with no problems. Costco has a 90 day return policy on electronics. I probably would have gotten a re-furb if I went to a VZ store. I did have some issues with the exchange process, but it all worked out fine in the end.
  3. Junior Droid
    MadisonMarine's Avatar
    Member #
    4283
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    29
    Phone
    Droid
    #3

    costco

    I bought my Droid at Costco, no rebate form to fill out , they just sell the phone at $199..

    In addition to that there is no activation fee and I received a free car charger and leather case....Verizon store across the street was $299 plus activation fee plus cost for charger/case...

    In addition I had a problem with a phone and Costco just exchanged it for a new one, not a refurb...
  4. Droid
    PJ_ED's Avatar
    Member #
    6959
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    71
    Phone
    moto droid
    #4
    Oh yea, I forgot to mention the car charger, case and stereo wired headphones. They are all cheapo ones, but functional. Yes no rebate forms where you only get a store credit like at VZW.
  5. Droid
    droidreajoh's Avatar
    Member #
    7376
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    N east
    Posts
    81
    Phone
    Galaxy S3
    #5
    Thanks PJ Ed & Madison Marine, Costco gets the nod.
  6. Master Droid
    medicTHREE's Avatar
    Member #
    516
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    463
    Liked
    1 times
    #6
    Quote Originally Posted by PJ_ED View Post
    Oh yea, I forgot to mention the car charger, case and stereo wired headphones. They are all cheapo ones, but functional. Yes no rebate forms where you only get a store credit like at VZW.
    Store credit? The visa gift card in my hand says otherwise. That being said, the big problem will be in 6 months when you have a problem. Verizon will tell you to go to costco for warranty claims and costco will say to call vzw.
  7. Droid
    PJ_ED's Avatar
    Member #
    6959
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    71
    Phone
    moto droid
    #7
    Quote Originally Posted by medicTHREE View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PJ_ED View Post
    Oh yea, I forgot to mention the car charger, case and stereo wired headphones. They are all cheapo ones, but functional. Yes no rebate forms where you only get a store credit like at VZW.
    Store credit? The visa gift card in my hand says otherwise. That being said, the big problem will be in 6 months when you have a problem. Verizon will tell you to go to costco for warranty claims and costco will say to call vzw.
    I'm glad you were able to get a Visa gift card. I was basing that off of what I read somewhere else?? As for 6 months from now? I guess I'll just have to see. I have bought most of my phones from VZW and been happy with their customer service. I have also bought phones outside VZW and not had problems taking them to VZW for warranty replacement. It probably depends on the store. I guess my option to return it to Motorola is still there according to their warranty.
  8. Junior Droid
    The Professor's Avatar
    Member #
    2586
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    22
    Phone
    Droid
    #8
    I bought my droid from costco as well. Anyone have a problem getting that car charger to work?
  9. Premium Member
    Backnblack's Avatar
    Member #
    6311
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    11,279
    Liked
    8 times
    Phone
    Samsung S4
    Premium Member
    #9
    Quote Originally Posted by PJ_ED View Post
    I probably would have gotten a re-furb if I went to a VZ store.
    Only after 30days....IIRC
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

    Only the Skilled Survive

    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

    Drill Sergeant Frick's Rules For Un-armed Combat.
    1. Never be unarmed.
    2. See Rule #1

    USMC rule # 23 of gunfighting: Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.



  10. Droid
    PJ_ED's Avatar
    Member #
    6959
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    71
    Phone
    moto droid
    #10
    Quote Originally Posted by The Professor View Post
    I bought my droid from costco as well. Anyone have a problem getting that car charger to work?
    No problems yet with the Costco car charger. I have only used it a few times though.
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. buying from ebay
    By stanwelks in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-20-2009, 05:44 PM
  2. Buying Apps
    By kcook323 in forum Android Applications
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-16-2009, 08:50 AM
  3. Buying the droid on Ebay to save money. Good idea?
    By daytrade in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-14-2009, 07:54 AM
  4. Just picked up my Droid from Costco
    By jameswhite82 in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-09-2009, 06:07 PM
  5. buying at 12:01am?
    By ebean in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 11-05-2009, 10:25 PM

Search tags for this page

costco cell phone insurance
,
costco cell phone warranty
,

costco droid phone

,
costco verizon hours
,
costco verizon phone warranty
,

costco verizon wireless

,
costco wireless phone insurance
,
costco wireless warranty
,
verizon wireless at costco
,
verizon wireless costco
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.
Find us on Google+